December 8

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Saturday December 8
DIY Indigo Napkin Workshop
Island Bungalow Hawaii, noon-2 p.m., $40. Learn the ancient history of all-natural indigo dyeing while exploring different folding techniques used to create patterns. Participants will leave with two custom-dyed napkins. (

Furoshiki: Alternative Gift Wrapping
Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St., 2 p.m., free. Learn an eco-craft borrowed from Japan. Use square fabric to wrap a variety of gifts of different shapes and sizes. The wrapper becomes part of the gift and can be used later. Pre-registration required. (693-7050)

Pochibukuro Otoshidama
Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. Learn how to create small envelopes for monetary gifts to children on New Year’s Day. Participants are welcome to bring their own, sharp, thin-blade scissors. Pre-registration required. (693-7050)

Aiea Community Christmas Parade and Fun Fair
Pearlridge Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. The parade will begin at the park, head east on Moanalua Road, turn left onto Kaamilo Street, right on Ulune Street, and then end at a Family Fun Fair at the old sugar mill site on Halewiliko Street, near Aiea Public Library. The fair will feature food booths, children’s games and entertainment. (, 741-6047)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Waikele Center, Bloodmobile, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Doco-Holiday Party
Contact for location on Woodlawn Terrace Place, 6-9 p.m., $70. Join Docomomo Hawaii for a night of merriment and celebration in Manoa’s historic Woodlawn Terrace Neighborhood. Pre-registration required. (

Hawaii Kai Parkinson’s Caregivers Support Group
Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, phase one exercise room, 428 Kawaihae St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. (373-4271)

Hawaii Kai Parkinson’s Support Group
Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, phase one exercise room, 428 Kawaihae St., 10-11:30 a.m., free. Meet Justin Fukunaga and learn the benefits of boxing exercise for those with PD. (626-1687)

Jingle & Mingle
Waimanalo Market Co-op, 41-1029 Kalanianaole Hwy., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Support local vendors and farmers while shopping. (

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Salt Lake Shopping Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. There will be snow, train rides, make-and-take crafts, games, prize giveaways and a visit from Santa. (

Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace and Gingerbread Workshop
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $3-$4. Visit a one-stop local holiday shop catering to visitors and residents who are looking for holiday gifts and family activities. There will also be a workshop where attendees can decorate a house, learn the history of gingerbread and enjoy a storytime. (

Guns N’ Roses
Aloha Stadium, 6 p.m., contact for costs. See a live performance by Guns N’ Roses. (

Mele Mai Paki Lima Handbell Concert
Mariott Ko Olina Beach Club, 92-161 Waipahe Place, 5 p.m., free. The Mele Mai Paki Lima Handbell Ensemble performs holiday favorites. (, 295-2107)

Not Quite Christmas
Manoa Marketplace, Medici’s Supper Club, 7 p.m., $75. Join a Christmas cabaret featuring the cast of “Forbidden Broadway”: Shari Lynn, Annie Renick, Buz Tenant and Kip Wilborn, accompanied by Don Conover. These musical friends reunite in a slightly irreverent and highly entertaining musical journey featuring holiday favorites, novelty tunes, Broadway hits and will even reprise a few parodies from “Forbidden Broadway.” (, 351-0901)

Oahu Choral Society: Gloria!
Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou St., 7:30 p.m., $30. Ring in the holiday with classic carols and singalongs. Military and students receive discounts. Keiki age 5 and under receive free admission. (

The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m., $20-$35. Enjoy Lune Rouge’s mixture of modern sensibilities and old-school sounds. Attendees must be age 18 or older. (

Salsa Nights
Limon Rotisserie Kapolei, 91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., Saturdays through Dec. 29, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., contact for cost. Attendees 21 and older are invited to enjoy popular DJs, and a special food and drink menu. (

For Love of Country Annual Gala 2018
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, 319 Lexington Blvd., 5:30-10 p.m., contact for cost. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum celebrates its 12th anniversary with an annual fundraiser to support its restoration and education programs. There will be entertainment, fine dining, celebrity appearances, and live and silent auctions. Pre-registration required. (

Meet the Creators
Bishop Museum, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Meet the co-creators of the “Tutu and Me” children’s book. One of the co-authors will be giving readings. (595-2752)

Paintings by Kealohilani ‘Sam’ Ahai
Gallery on the Pali, 2500 Pali Hwy., Dec. 2-Jan. 10, gallery hours, free. View the artistic works of retired canoe coach Sam Ahai. (