October 29

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Thursday October 29
Climate Change: The Elephant in the Room
Paliku Theatre, noon-1 p.m., free. Ecological speaker Stuart Scott discusses lesser-known realities of climate change, and what people can do to mitigate or adapt to the worst of its effects. (236-9120)

Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Thursdays from Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m., $45/person, $80/couple. Designed and taught by experienced labor and delivery nurses, this class is specifically geared for couples giving birth at Castle Medical Center. You will learn different aspects of the birth experience, from preparing for the hospital to caring for you and your baby. Pre-registration required. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

Night of the Living Will
UH Law Library, 2525 Dole St., 1 p.m., free. Learn more about end-of-life care decisions, including informed consent and refusal, powers of attorney and more. Pre-registration required. (956-6544, uhelp.edu@gmail.com)

Orchid Culture
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. A comprehensive and practical guide for any hobbyist to successfully grow all types of orchids. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

Painting Tropical Landscapes
Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave., 4-5:30 p.m., $15. Learn about Paul Gauguin and his bold, colored, simplified and almost abstract landscapes, then paint your own. Pre-registration required. (artexplorium.org)

Comedy Hospital – Open Mic Comedy
Station Bar, 1726 Kapiolani Blvd., 7:30 p.m. signups, 8 p.m. show, free, age 21 and up. Hawaii’s longest-running open mic comedy night. (mraaronpresents.net)

ACLU Hawaii Pop Up
UH-West Oahu Library, 91-1001 Farrington Hwy., 5:30-7:30 p.m., free. American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of pop-up roundtable discussions. Pre-registration encouraged. (522-5906, office@acluhawaii.org)

‘A Raisin in the Sun’
Brad Powell Theater at The Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Road #101, Oct. 23-Nov. 15, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., $25/general. A poor black family finds strife when they come into an insurance windfall in this classic play. (741-4699, taghawaii.net)

RAW Honolulu MERGE Honolulu Showcase
Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., 8 p.m.-midnight all ages, midnight-2 a.m. ages 18 and up, $15-$20. Celebrate the indie arts scene in Hawaii with fashion, film, music, art, photography and more. (facebook.com/events/382480105271634)

‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Oct. 29 at 8 p.m., Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. and midnight, $20-$25. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cult classic on the big screen. Costumes encouraged. (otsimprov.com)