December 14

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Friday December 14
Blood Bank of Hawaii
Grace Pacific LLC, 949 Kamokila Blvd., 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hawaii Employers Council, conference room, 2682 Waiwai Loop, 7 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hawaiian Electric Co., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Mapunapuna Medical Office, Maile Room, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace
Polynesian Cultural Center, Hukilau Marketplace, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., Dec. 14-15 and 17-22, 6-8 p.m., free. Keiki and adults alike can enjoy live music, nightly Nativity performances, a festive train ride to view the Christmas decor, selfies with Santa and more. (, 293-3142)

Christmas Open House at Washington Place
Washington Place, 320 S. Beretania St., 5-8 p.m., $5 suggested donation. Enjoy a guided tour through the 171-year-old home to learn more about the occasion on Christmas Eve, 1858, that sparked the time-honored custom, including a tree reminiscent of the first tree decorated by Mary Dominis for the children of Honolulu. The Priory Chamber Choir from St. Andrew’s Schools, directed by Bowe Souza, will give a musical performance. Adult guests may be required to present a picture ID at the gate and have their bags inspected. (536-8040,

Live Nativity Christmas Story
Waimanalo Country Farms, Dec. 14-15, 7:30 p.m., free. There will be a live Nativity, in addition to a fire pit for s’mores, a country market with take-home gifts, hot beverages, Nalo Made Lemonade, Kountry sweet tea, fresh-baked apple cobbler and more. (306-4381)

Photos with Santa
Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 14-23 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24, contact for cost. Take a photo with Kahala Mall’s Santa. (

25th Infantry Band Holiday Concert
Kalakaua Community Center, 5:30 p.m., free. Join a holiday concert by the 25th Infantry band. (

Amahl and the Night Visitors
Kawaiahao Church, 957 Punchbowl St., 5 and 7 p.m., free. Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus presents a timless holiday opera about a shepherd boy, hit mother and their encounter with three visitors. (521-2982)

Melemai Kapuuwaimai’s 8th Annual Benefit Concert
Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10-$15. This concert features vocal ensemble Melemai Kapuuwaimai, directed by Marilyn Liu Kim, as well as Na Leo O Manu Oo Les by Clara Goto. (

Mike Cheape
Hoakalei Country Club, 5-8 p.m., $15. Relax with live acoustic music, drinks and a pupu buffet. (853-4270)

The Sound of Heaven Touching Earth
Hawaii Convention Center, Dec. 14-15, 5-8 p.m., $10-$40. Attend a Christmas concert benefiting Hawaii Baptist Academy and the Salvation Army, and featuring A Portrait of Faith student showcase and a concert by HBA students. Special guests New Hope Music and Halau of New Hope will also make appearances. Refreshments will be provided. (

Vespers on the Lanai: Two Shades of Blue
Christ Church Uniting, 1300 Kailua Road, 7-8 p.m., free. Join an outdoor gathering combining music with spiritual reflection. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. (, 262-6911)

An Evening with the Bard
The ARTS at Mark’s Garage, 7:30 p.m., $5-$15. Hawaii Young Actors Ensemble will perform scenes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “As You Like It,” “Hamlet,” “King Lear,” “The Taming of the Shrew,” “The Tempest,” “Twelfth Night,” and “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” (

‘The Nutcracker’
Blaisdell Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, $40-$125. Ballet Hawaii presents its performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, set in the 1858 Kingdom of Hawaii. (521-8600,,