November 21

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Wednesday November 21
Unfit for a Queen: Eugenics and Hawaiian Education in Territorial Hawaii
Iolani Palace, Kanaina Building, 5:30 p.m., free. Ilima Long, doctoral student at University of Hawaii at Manoa, will discuss how eugenics initiatives helped assimilate Native Hawaiians and other ethnic groups to American norms while stabilizing control of the new oligarchy in the first decades of U.S. occupation. Pre-registration required. (

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. (

Kailua High School Thanksgiving Imu
Kailua High School; drop-off 3-4:30 p.m., Nov. 21; pickup 8-9:30 a.m., Nov. 22; $25. Faculty, staff, students and alumni cook food to raise funds for athletic programs. Food should be brought in a large, disposable aluminum baking tray, thawed, seasoned, chilled and wrapped in foil, with your name written in permanent marker on the wrap. Call for more information. (266-7910, 391-8275)

Kupuna Independent Life Series
Iwilei Senior Residence, 888 Iwilei Road, Wednesdays through Dec. 5, 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)

Moiliili Biking Social Ride
Old Stadium Park, 9-11 a.m., free. Explore the neighborhoods of Moiliili on a slow bike ride. Lunch will be served following the ride. Bring a helmet and bike, though Biki bikes will be available for rental. Pre-registration required. (

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. (

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. (

Concerts on the Beach and Late Night Entertainment
Duke’s Waikiki, daily through Nov. 30, 4-6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight, free. Enjoy live music by various performers, including Henry Kapono. (

Dallan Santos
Nico’s Pier 38, 1129 N. Nimitz Hwy., 6-8 p.m., free. Master guitarist Dallan Santos gives instrumental renditions of jazz and pop standards, as well as a few surprise arrangements. (

Island 98.5 Presents Anuhea & Friends Third Annual Thanksgiving Celebration
Blue Note Hawaii, Nov. 20-23, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $25-$45. Hawaiian-born singer-songwriter Anuhea celebrates Thanksgiving with nightly special guests, including Johnny Helm, Jordan T, Swells and Bo Napoleon. (

Lina Robins-Tamure
Basalt, 6 p.m., free. Enjoy a performance of R&B and Hawaiian music. (

Live Music at the Hideout
Hideout, 2299 Kuhio Ave., 7-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 30, contact for cost. Enjoy live music from a wide range of artists. (

Rotten Blossom
Downbeat Lounge, 7 p.m., $5. Join a pre-Thanksgiving hardcore punk and metal show with Devil Kine Music and Lice, featuring selections by DJ Morbid Manda. Attendees must be age 21 or older. (

The Town Pants
Kelley O’Niel’s, Nov. 21, 27 and 29, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. The rollicking Irish trio takes a spin through the Hawaiian Islands. (

Heritage – An Art Exhibit
1132 Bishop St., during gallery hours through Dec. 1, free. This exhibit explores the past through the eyes of five artists with diverse backgrounds and varying interests. (735-2462,

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)

Mini Wonders! The 7th Annual AHA Miniature Show
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, Visitor Center Gallery, 45-680 Luluku Road, daily through Nov. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. View original 2D and 3D pieces in all media from members of Association of Hawaii Artists. All artwork is for sale. (

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. (

‘Shipment Day’
Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 East Manoa Road, Nov. 8-25, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, $22-$40. See a play that dramatizes the early life experiences of leprosy activist Olivia Robello Breitha. Attendees must be age 12 or older. (988-6131,

Yvonne Manipon
First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Hwy., Oct. 28-Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m., free. Peruse works by Hawaii artist Yvonne Manipon, who recently returned from a two-week artist program in France. (