November 28

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Wednesday November 28
Japanese and English Classes and Language Exchange
Impact Hub Honolulu, 1050 Queen St., Suite 100, Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., $20-$30. Join engaging, customized classes in English and Japanese, and practice with native speakers. All levels are welcome. (670-0733,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union, 681 S. King St., 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii Loa, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

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. (

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)

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. (

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. (

Jenna K
Basalt, 6 p.m., free. Enjoy a performance of R&B, pop and contemporary 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. (

Stanley Jordan Trio
Blue Note Hawaii, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $25-$45. (

Paliku Theatre, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, contact for times, $25-$30. Prisma Dance presents an artistic collaboration of dance, music and acrobatics. (

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. (

Pau Hana Artist Talk
Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., 6-8 p.m., free. Join an intimate evening with artists Masami Teraoka and Lynda Hess. Masami Teraoka will discuss the inspiration for his large scale triptych painting currently shown in the “State of Art: Recent Acquisitions” exhibit. Lynda Hess will guide you through a hands on clay demonstration where each participant can create their own clay flower. Pupu and refreshments provided. (566-6615,

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. (

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. (