November 1

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Wednesday November 1
An American Forensic Anthropologist in North Korea
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center for Korean Studies, 4-5:30 p.m., free. In this Colloquium, John Byrd will describe the history of how excavation projects in North Korea began generally and particularly the recovery missions he conducted directly in North Korea between 2000 and 2005. (956-7041)

Certified Nurse’s Aide Apprenticeship Program
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30-Dec. 14, $3,000. The CNA Apprenticeship program is designed to train students who qualify for higher wage jobs in the healthcare industry. but need help with tuition, training and/or connecting with employers. (235-7433,

Home Cooking with Flair
Mid-Pacific Institute, Wood Hall, 4-5:30 p.m., $75. Learn to cook with pizazz from Leonora Ching, locally known as “The Pickle Lady.” Students will be introduced to various dishes for international cooking, holiday cooking, and pickling various jars of deliciousness. (, 441-3941)

Japanese Flower Arranging – Ikebana Sogetsu
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31-Dec. 19, $70. Learn to use your aesthetic awareness to assemble materials and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. (235-7433,

The Musician’s Life
University of Hawaii at Manoa, art auditorium, art building, 7:30 p.m., free. Attend this lecture on four votive, wooden Greek paintings. The lecture will be followed by a small concert featuring poems set in Greek prosody, accompanied by a seven-chord ancient Greek lyre. (

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

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Nanakuli High School, Classroom C-113, 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Taste Tea, Bloodmobile, 11:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
UH Manoa Campus Center, Ballroom CC301, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Comedy U Headliner Series Presents GALI KROUP
Anna O’Brien’s Upstairs, 2440 S. Beretania St., 8:30 p.m., $5-$7. Come enjoy the intelligent and sophisticated comedy stylings of Gali Kroup. (

Holiday Pet Toy Drive
Call for times and locations, through Nov. 18, free. The Hawaiian Humane Society is spreading cheer this Fall with its annual toy drive. New or gently used pet toys for dogs, birds or small animals can be dropped off at one of the participating collection centers. The toys will be given to animals at Hawaiian Humane this holiday season. (356-2245)

Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Nov. 19, $60 donation. This event includes a blessing, chitose-ame candy, omamori and a gift. Kimono rentals and dressing are offered on weekends. (,

Ghost Tours of Honolulu
Contact for locations and times, Mondays-Thursdays through December, $40. Get spooked on this haunted tour featured by Lopaka Kapanui s Mysteries of Hawaii. Reservations required. (

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

Ryusenji Soto Fundraiser ft. LS34
Dot’s Wahiawa, 6-10:30 p.m., $30-$35. Come for a wide variety of favorite nostalgic music and a guest appearance by Ryugen Taiko. There will also be a mini bon dance, line dancing, door prizes, raffle drawings and delicious pupu. (622-1429)

Kilauea District Park, 4109 Kilauea Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., $5. Attend this rehearsal for the “Sing For Your Life Christmas sing-along.” (425-3348)

Akira Kurosawa Retrospective
Doris Duke Theatre, Oct. 7-Nov. 2, contact for times, $10-$12. See more than 25 of Kurosawa s most recognized films in this career survey that starts with his debut feature and ends with his last. (

Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7-Jan. 14, $14.95-$22.95, free admission for children 3 years and younger. Using 19 interactive components from drawing stations to a 3D stop-motion station, visitors will see their favorite animated characters come to life and learn about the history of animation. (

Art on the Zoo Fence
2760 Monsarrat Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, free. Local artists sell art and photography along the Honolulu Zoo fence. (, 372-9578)

Fast Forward
Gallery Iolani, Windward Community College, through Nov. 30 during gallery hours, free. Visit this art exhibition highlighting Early College students from WCC instructor Calvin Collin’s art class at Castle High School. (236-9155)

Hawaii Craftsmen Statewide Juried Exhibition
Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 25-Nov. 10, free. Emerging and established artists from across the state exhibit their work in this juried exhibition. (

Hawaii Stitchery & Fiber Arts Guild
Linekona Building, 1111 Victoria St., 7 p.m., free. There will be a presentation of The Art of Shibori by Joy Nagaue. (

Late Dreams and Early Thoughts
Ravizza Brownfield Gallery, Oct. 21-Jan. 5 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, contact for cost. Come see Andy Warhol’s unique silkscreen prints at this exhibit. (

The Hot Kiln
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 29, contact for cost. Come see this exhibition featuring a variety of glazed clay pots. There will be an artist’s reception at 6-9 p.m. Nov. 3. (521-1812,

‘The Miracle Worker’
Diamond Head Theatre; 5 p.m. Nov. 1-2; 7 p.m. Nov. 3; 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 4; 3 p.m. Nov. 5; $5-$25. See the story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan come to life at this Iolani School Performing Arts fall production. Tickets can be purchased over the phone or an hour before each show time. (943-2244)

Twin Luminaries Art Show
Hamilton Library Bridge Gallery, UH Manoa, Oct. 20-Dec. 1 during gallery hours, free. Come to this celebration of creativity to commemorate the Birth of The Bab, heald of the Bahai Faith, and Bahaullah, its founder, whose aims were to unify humankind. (393-3181)