December 5

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Wednesday December 5
Na Wahine Koa: 20th and 21st-Century Women Warriors of Aloha Aina
Iolani Palace, Kanaina Building, 5:30 p.m., free. Learn about the unrecognized Hawaiian women who have played central roles in the resurgence of aloha aina from the 1970s onward. Pre-registration required. (522-0822,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Marketplace, Bloodmobile, 3-7 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Waipio Costco Warehouse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blue Zones Project Lunchtime Pop-up
Tamarind Park, 1001 Bishop St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., contact for cost. Learn more about Blue Zones Project and Sharecare. There will be smoothies, yard games and the opportunity to get to know others striving to live longer, healthier lives. (

Free Xeric Seed
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout December, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Receive a free Christmas candle plant cutting. The steam grows in a different direction each time it gets a new leaf, giving it a zigzag effect. It also grows well indoors. (

HGEA Holiday Gift & Craft Fair
Hawaii Government Employees Association, 888 Mililani St., Dec. 5-6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. There will be local crafters, gifts and food. (, 543-0089)

Kupuna Independent Life Series
Iwilei Senior Residence, 888 Iwilei Road, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., contact for cost. Seniors age 55 and older can receive health and wellness workshops, exercise, support groups, free and nutritious breakfast and lunch, and more. (732-7755)

Penny PACT Sale Donations
Duke’s Waikiki, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., business hours through Dec. 9, free. Parents And Children Together, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting positive relationships between family members, encourages the public to drop off holiday gifts and basic necessities to at-risk youth and families. Items needed include new clothes, items not covered by food stamps, jewelry, purses, wallets, unopened coffee or tea, candles, hats, shoes and holiday gift-wrapping supplies. (, 847-3285)

Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island
Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Building, 1525 Bernice St., Nov. 3-May 5, museum hours, contact for cost. See more than 150 cultural treasures and never-before-seen biological specimens, allowing visitors to learn about the environment of Rapa Nui, the island’s unique history and about how the island community is striving for sustainability in a global context. (

Salvation Army Angel Tree
Pearlridge Center, Uptown, center hours through Dec. 9, free. Adopt a community angel and ensure that less-fortunate community members receive a Christmas gift this year. (

Photos with Santa
Ala Moana Center, mall level 2, Mauka Wing, Nov. 10-Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, contact for cost. Get the family together and grab a picture with Santa Claus. No personal cameras permitted. (

Hawaii Convention Center, 7 p.m., $35. Hawaii-based singer-songwriter, Izik, invites you to escape into The Sabian Garden, where music and art are celebrated. (

Blue Note Hawaii, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $25-$35. (

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus ‘The Awakening Tour’
Anna O’Brien’s, 2440 S. Beretania St., 6:30 p.m., $27. Attendees must be age 21 or older. (, 1-855-235-2867)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Center, centerstage, 11 a.m., free. (

Repeal Day Party
Hideout, 2299 Kuhio Ave., 8-11 p.m., free. Celebrate your right to drink and party with prohibition-era cocktail specials. (

Daunna’s Art Studio Exhibition
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, Visitors Center Art Gallery, 45-680 Luluku Road, Dec. 5-Dec. 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Daunna celebrates 20 years at Hoomaluhia with her students, and her 40th year teaching in her Kailua studio. (

‘June is the First Fall’
Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., Nov. 8-Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $5-$25. See the story of a Chinese man living in Hawaii who runs away to New York over a family tragedy intertwined with his sexual identity. (536-4441,

Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., gallery hours through January, free. See an exhibition that focuses solely on artistic depictions of men. (586-9959)

Peggy Chun
Louis Pohl Gallery, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 31, contact for cost. Peruse the works of artist Peggy Chun. (