December 12

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Wednesday December 12
Benefit Clothing Sale
Laniakea YWCA lobby, Dec. 12-13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. The sale features amazing bargains on new and used women’s clothing and accessories. (538-7061)

Delicious & Mindful Holiday Eating
Kaneohe Public Library, 6 p.m., free. Registered Dietician Rita Madden will provide tips on staying healthy during the holidays through delicious recipes and sensible eating. (233-5676)

How To Live A Healthy Lifestyle To Prevent Diabetes
Pearl City Public Library, 10 a.m., free. Dori Sparlin, a registered nurse of the State Department of Health’s Public Health Nursing Branch, will conduct this presentation for adults and seniors who want to learn how living a healthier and active lifestyle can help to prevent diabetes. (453-6566)

iCAN Open House
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 106, 6-7:30 p.m., free. A fast-track career and workforce development program. (235-7381)

Nanea Kalikimaka Celebration Of Lights
Departs Ward Warehouse fronting Zpizza, across from TJ Maxx, until Dec. 30, tours at 6, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 p.m., check in 15 minutes prior, $10. New Double Decker vehicles (75 passenger). Call for reservations. (591-2561)

Salvation Army Angel Tree
Pearlridge Center Uptown, Nov. 23 to Dec. 16, free. Pearlridge shoppers can share their aloha for our community by choosing an angel from a Salvation Army Angel Tree and granting the wish of a needy child or a senior citizen who otherwise would not receive any gifts at Christmas. (488-0981)

Winter Craft Fair
Hawaii Okinawa Center, 5:30-9 p.m., free. A special evening craft fair for shoppers who need another shopping opportunity to fulfill their holiday needs. (676-5400)

Christmas Talk Story
Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Nov. 23 to Dec. 22, visit website for schedule, $10, $15, $20. This collection of songs and stories celebrates the season through the diverse perspectives of local kids. (

Land Of Fire And Ice
Children’s Discovery Center, until Dec. 16, visit website for schedule, $10/general, $8/kamaaina and military. Traveling exhibit that will allow children and adults to explore dinosaur habitats to learn about how these mysterious animals lived and to use inquiry skills to examine what they left behind. (

Photos With Santa
Pearlridge Center, Downtown center court, Nov. 24-Dec. 16 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Dec. 17-23 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Dec. 24 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., photo packages start at $20. Whether they’ve been mischievous or on their best behavior, bring the kids down to tell Santa what’s on their wish lists. (

Xtreme BUGS
Bishop Museum, Dec. 8-March, visit website for schedule and cost. Along the exhibit, there will be interactive signs and graphics illustrating amazing facts about some of the smallest creatures. (847-3511)

Castle High School Band Winter Concert
Ronald E. Bright Theatre, 7 p.m., donations accepted, admission free. The program will feature selections from contemporary and classic band literature, along with crowd pleasers and Christmas favorites. (

Allantown Display
Hawaii State Library, until Dec. 31, call for times. See a miniature version of a busy little town in full holiday/winter mode created by nonagenarian Allan Wallace; suitable for all ages. (586-3555)

Anime Art Contest
Liliha Public Library, until Dec. 31. Young adults in grades 6 through 12 are invited to submit artwork prepared in anime style. The first 100 entrants will receive a free Manga instructional booklet. (587-7577)

Beyond 2012: Inspiring New Beginnings
Hawaii Convention Center, Emalani Theater, 6:30-9 p.m., $40/advance, $50/door. Astrological cycles for 2013 and beyond, the “end of the world” as we know it, the “new Mayan calendar”, the 12-12-12 alignment, how to change your life, symptoms of awakening, consciousness, how to live the next four years poised and balanced, plus more. (

Christmas In Polynesia
Polynesian Cultural Center, visit website for schedule, Dec. 7-22, canoes run from 6:30 p.m., $10/adult, $8/keiki, kamaaina rates available. Tis’ the season to be jolly with the return of Polynesian Cultural Center’s “Christmas in Polynesia,” a 25-minute canoe ride that winds through a live production of The Littlest Star. (

Christmas Stollen To Go
The Kahala Resort & Spa, until Dec. 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. pick up, call to pre-order, $18 plus tax. Perfect for those last minute gifts for volunteers, office parties, or neighbors. (739-8760)

Comic Jam Hawaii
Pearlridge Center, Uptown, second level fronting Hot Unique Images, Dec. 2-16 fom 1-4 p.m. Approximately one dozen artists – professionals and hobbyists – will gather and create cooperative art. (

Japanese Buddhist Temples In Hawaii Exhibit
Japanese Cultural Center, Community Gallery, Dec. 1-Feb. 22, Mondays to Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., call for more information. These objects, as well as the architectural elements of the temple itself, have meanings that are often hidden in ancient symbolisms. (945-7633)

Parol Festival
Philippine Consulate General grounds, Nov. 30-Dec. 15, call for more information. The Parol Festival is also proud to feature a Lino Brocka retrospective, with special screenings of his masterpieces, Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang; Tatlo Dalawa Isa; and Insiang. (595-6316)

Call To Artists
Pauahi Tower, until Feb. 23. Announcing The Association of Hawaii Artists’ 43rd Annual Contemporary Show. Visit website for prospectus. (

Dancing The Spirit
East-West Center Gallery, until Jan. 6, free. Korean masked dance and drama takes various forms and names in different parts of the Korean peninsula, but the characters and the performance patterns recur in comic scenes performed at festivals and open-air markets. (

David Behlke
HPU Art Gallery, until Jan. 11, free. The majority of this exhibit consists of works on paper, watercolors – some with pen and ink, gold leaf or other light refractive surfances. (

Face To Face
Gallery on the Pali, Dec. 2-27, free. This work has been produced since moving to Oahu from the Caribbean in response to my encountering a new world, particularly in regard to the Pacific Islander and Asian peoples. (595-4047)

Figures Exhibit
Andrew Rose Art Gallery, until Dec. 28, free. Figures is the gallery’s first themed holiday-season group exhibition. (

HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen
Bishop Museum, Nov. 9 to Feb. 4, visit website or call for admission. The ground-breaking aloha wear designs of Alfred Shaheen are returning to their birthplace of Honolulu for an exhibit at Bishop Museum. (, 847-3511)

Historic Boat Photo Exhibit
The Royal Hawaiian Resort’s Coronet Lounge, until Jan. 31, free. This rare collection of photographs features the S.S. Lurline, Hula Boat Day greeting of passengers arriving at Aloha Tower, The Royal Hawaiian Band playing music at Aloha Tower, original Royal Hawaiian luggage tags and more. (

Tinsel N Tickets
Diamond Head Theatre, until Dec. 24, $117/six tickets. The holiday package includes two tickets in section B to any three of the four remaining shows this season. (733-0274)

Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall, Nov. 22-Jan. 12, tickets available online. WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. (1-800-745-3000,

Apple iPhone 4S Workshop
Verizon Wireless, Pearl Highlands Center, Dec. 13, 20 and 27, 5-6 p.m., free. Attend this workshop to learn how to navigate and customize your device, use camera and camcorder functions and utilize the Notification center and iCloud. (456-0687)

Art Of Sushi
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 115, 6-8 pm., $25 plus $15. Learn to prepare the rice to make sushi roll (maki mono). (235-7433)

Tis The Season
Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, 10 a.m., free. Ron Miyashiro and Company will perform songs of Christmas’ past and present. (733-8444)