Thanksgiving Holiday Guide

Craft Fairs & Markets

Hoala Winter Craft Sale A variety of craft, food and specialty booths. Hoala School, 1067 A California Ave.: Sat., 12/4, (9am–3pm) 621-1898

Mamo Arts Market The arts market features Native Hawaiian artisans, keiki activities and live music. Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.: Sat., 12/4, (9am–5pm) Free. 847-3511

36th Annual Mayor’s Craft Sale The yearly event features unique handmade items created by city senior clubs, along with other exciting arts, crafts and entertainment. Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave.: Sat., 12/4, (9am–2pm) Free. 768-3045

“It’s Really Nice” Fine Arts & Crafts Show A fine arts and crafts show through the holidays. [www.louispohlgallery.com]. Louis Pohl Gallery, 1111 Nuuanu Ave.: Runs through Tue., 12/28, 521-1812

7th Annual Christmas in Honolulu An evening craft fair with local art, clothing, soup mixes, jewelry, ceramics, purses and more. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 South Beretania St.: Tue., 11/30, (5–8:30pm) Free. 734-3693

12 Ways of Christmas A dozen craft artisans showcase one-of-a-kind items. Cafe Laufer, 3565 Waialae Ave., Mon., 11/29, (5–9pm) 753-3611

24th Islandwide Christmas Crafts & Food Expo Expertly handmade crafts and pastries. Drawings worth $10,000. An opportunity to fulfill a Christmas wish list or make donations of goods or cash. Singers, dancers, musicians, magicians and hula babies. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave.: Sat., 11/27, (10am–10pm) $4. 591-2211

Hawaii Glass Artists An annual exhibition featuring glass artists throughout the state. ARTS at Mark Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Through Fri., 12/31, 521-2903

Windward Potters Christmas Sale Find functional pieces, sculptural forms and Raku forms made by some of the island’s finest artists. Kailua Elementary School Cafeteria, 315 Kuulei Rd.: Sat., 11/27, (8:30am–2:30pm)

Second Annual Xmas Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show Antique show you don’t want to miss! Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave., Sun., 12/5, $4, [www.ukulele.com].

Third Annual Fair for Pauahi A children’s arts and crafts fair honoring Princess Bernice Pauahi. Hawaiian games and prizes, make-and-take gingerbread houses, jewelry kits and more. Kawaiahao Church, 957 Punchbowl St., Sun., 12/19, (10am–2pm) Free. 282-4931

Black Friday & Saturday

Shop Downtown on Black Friday Participating locally owned shops include Fighting Eel, Fashionista Market, Louis Pohl Gallery, Roberta Oaks and Super Citizen for steals and deals this holiday season. Show your proof of purchase at BambuTwo for a complimentary coffee drink or martini! Fort Street. Fri., 11/26, (8am–6pm)

Taste of Castle Sample heart-healthy and island-style recipes at the 10th annual Windward Holiday Craft Fair, which features quilts, soup mixes, plant and garden accessories, gourmet coffee, balsamic vinegars, clothing and artwork. [email: chsprojgrad]. Castle High School, 45-386 Kaneohe Bay Dr.: Sun., 12/5, (10am–2pm) 247-2305

Black Friday at Royal Hawaiian Center Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal, or begin your holiday shopping early. Stop by Lei Ohu guest services for a complimentary eco-friendly jute bag with a purchase of $200 or more from the Center. Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave.: Thu., 11/25, (10am–10pm)

Tree Lighting, Sidewalk Sale & Holiday Parade On Wednesday, the Royal Grove lights up Waikiki with a lighting of the holiday tree. Stay for a sidewalk sale on Thursday and a holiday parade on Friday. The Royal Grove, 2201 Kalakaua Ave.: Wed., 11/24–Fri., 11/26.

Impressions Benefit Print Sale Prints by local artists including Helene Wilder, Hiroki Morinoue, Charles Cohan, Allyn Bromley and Wayne Miyamoto. This year feature’s a Collectors Corner and a collection of vintage prints that captures the spirit of the ’70s. Linekona Academy Art Center, 1111 Victoria St.: Fri., 11/26–Sun., 11/28, 536-5507

29th Annual World Art Bazaar A carefully selected array of antique and contemporary handcrafted items, from tree ornaments to intriguing clothing from around the globe. Academy Art Center, 1111 Victoria St.: Opens Sat., 11/27 and runs through Sun., 12/12. 532-8703

Thanksgiving Rummage Sale Kaimuki Middle School Cafeteria, 631 18th Ave.: Sat., 11/27, (8am–4pm) 348-9545

Black Saturday Rummage Sale Goods donated by the theater and dance community at the UH–Manoa. Kennedy Theatre, UH-Manoa: Sat., 11/27, (6am–6pm) [etickethawaii.com], 483-7123

Swap Meet A holiday swap meet with clothing, knick-knacks, handmade jewelry, crafts and more. Shop, eat, listen to music and learn more about what Ewa by Gentry has to offer. Area 29 Park, 91-1795 Keaunui Dr., Ewa Beach: Sat., 12/4 Free. 685-0111 ext. 31

A Green Holiday

Kaha Garden Thanksgiving Weekend Workday Work off that turkey dinner and help maintain the garden while learning about native Hawaiian plants and local watershed issues. Volunteers will help to pull invasive species, prune native vegetation, spread mulch and plant native species. [email: nalani]. 750 Kaha St., Kailua: Sat., 11/27, (8:30am–12:30pm) 381-7202

The Green Market This month features a culinary sale for Slow Food Oahu as well as green booths, demonstration and perfect holiday gift ideas. Fort Street Mall next to Wilcox Park across from Macy’s Downtown. Thu., 12/2, (9am–1:30) 528-1475

Keeping it Green on Black Friday Experience green, local and relaxing shopping this holiday season on the North Shore. Art, crafts, massage, yoga classes, music, eco-fashion, plants, food and more. Haleiwa Shopping Plaza, 66-145 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa: Fri., 11/26, (9am–9pm) 636-2222

Wreath-Making Workshop Create festive holiday wreaths using unthirsty xeriscape plants. Participants should bring: wreath backing, floral wired picks, clippers, containers to hold wreath materials (i.e. soda box) and ribbons or holiday embellishments. [email: tours] to register. Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., Halawa Industrial Park: Sat., 11/27 & Sat., 12/4, (10am–Noon) $5, 748-5363

Dried Wreath Making Turn garden materials into something with holiday cheer. Foster Botanical Garden, 50 N. Vineyard Blvd.: Tue., 11/30, (12–3pm) $20. 522-7064

Locally Grown Christmas Trees Support environmental education and buy a local tree this year. A fundraiser for Kokua Hawaii Foundation. [helemanofarms.com].

Holiday Parties

Thanksgiving Throwdown! Featuring Nesian Nine, Rebel Souljahs, H-Trey, MZ. Royalty, Soul Smooth, Rep Ur Roots and Kapu Systems. Pipeline Cafe, 805 Pohukaina St.: Fri., 11/26, (8pm) $10–$15; 18+. 589-1999

FallBall A pre-turkey night of music, fashion and poetry. Fresh Café, 831 Queen St.: Wed., 11/24, (7pm) $5–$10. [freshcafehi.com], 688-8055

Pacific Roller Derby: Black Out Friday Featuring the Johnnys live karaoke and a party with the Derby girls. With more than 100 songs available, belt out some tunes or sing a duet to raise funds for the All-Stars Travel Team 2011 season. [www.pacificrollerderby.com]. Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall (entrance on Chaplain Lane): Fri., 11/26 $5, $1 per song.

Beauty & the Beast on Black Friday An ultimate holiday fashion show and shopping gala for the men and ladies of downtown. Aromatherapy, facials and massages, exotic jewelry and local artists. Hukilau Bar & Grill, 1088 Bishop St. (Executive Center): Fri., 11/26, (3–9pm) 542-9576

Caroling & Choirs

The Great “O” Antiphons The 35th annual Advent Procession service based on names of the Messiah. An evening of lessons and carols. Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou St.: Sun., 11/28, (7:30pm) Free. 941-2566

Advent Carol Service The Cathedral Choir will be joined by Colla Voce, the UH women’s ensemble founded by student Jace Saplan, a choral scholar. St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Queen Emma Square: Sun., 11/28, (5:30pm) 524-2822 ext. 217

Thanksgiving Eve Tree-Lighting Ceremony A tree-lighting ceremony to ring in the holiday. Live entertainment, hula, tree trimming and a performance by Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii. The Royal Grove, 2201 Kalakaua Ave.: Wed., 11/24, (4:30–7:30pm) 922-2299

Sweet Adelines Holiday Concert It’s tradition! St. Francis School Auditorium, 2707 Pamoa Rd., Manoa: Tue., 11/30, (7pm)

A Christmas Carol A unique and fresh version of “A Christmas Carol” retelling of the tale exclusively from Ebenezer Scrooge’s point of view. Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 East Manoa Rd.: Thu., 11/11–Sun., 11/28 $15–$30. [manoavalleytheatre.com], 988-6131

North Pole Musical A bento dinner (pre-order) and bake sale in between shows. [email: tmc]. The Movement Center, 1215 Center St. #211: Sat., 12/4, (4pm & 7pm) $5–$10. 735-8641

Holiday Whatevas

Hawaii’s Holiday Cookbook Author Betty Shimabukuro will be signing her popular cookbook. Borders Books, 46-056 Kam Hwy.: Sun., 11/28, (Noon) 235-8789

Chanukah Celebration A celebration of light, unity and Jewish pride. The eight-day festival of light begins on the eve of Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 9. Celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality. A parade, a menorah lighting ceremony and a giant 6-foot dreidel. Call Chabad of Hawaii for info. [Chabadofhawaii.com]. 735-8161

Football and Turkey, Giovanni Pastrami Style Enjoy Thanksgiving from breakfast until midnight with three different turkey selections and high-definition football all day long. New England Patriots & Detroit Lions (7:30am) with Turkey Benedict; New Orleans Saints & Dallas Cowboys (11:15am) with an open-face turkey sandwich; and the Cincinnati Bengals & New York Jets (3:20pm) with a traditional turkey dinner. Giovanni Pastrami, 227 Lewers St.: Thu., 11/25, (7:30am–11pm) $14.95–$29.95. 923-2100

Turkey Confidentail A gravy-spattered special with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of American Public Media’s national food show The Splendid Table. “Turkey Confidential” is a sorely needed lifeline for all bewildered or frantic Thanksgiving Day cooks needing help with impending disasters. Lines will be open! (1 800-537-5252) HPR, Diamond Head & Auahi St.: Wed., 11/24, (6–8am)

Annual Turkey Trot 10-Miler A Thanksgiving Day tradition since 1974. The fastest runner rarely wins the top prize! [honolulumarathonclinic.org] Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Thu., 11/25, (6:30am registration) $3.

Battle for the North Pole Pacific Roller Derby presents the Good vs. Grinch scrimmage and fundraiser. Grumpy grinches and merry elves fight on the flat-track for their respective right to be naughty or nice. [www.pacificrollerderby.com]. The Hideway Bar, USCG Air Station, 1 Coral Sea St.: Sat., 12/4, (4pm) $5. 530-848-0147

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