Rene Tomitas "Hana-lulu" silk shibori pins.
Find treasures in trash
Get a jump on holiday shopping at TEMARI'S 25th Trash & Treasure Fair, taking place Sunday at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii's fifth-floor Manoa Grand Ballroom. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Available for purchase are gift items created by TEMARI's roster of invited artists, many of whom have participated in the event since it started informally as a way for artists to clear their studios of unneeded or unused supplies that others might deem "treasures." Funds raised from the event continue to sustain TEMARI's community art programs.
Admission is free. Call 536-4566.
Jungle Gems at First Friday
Jungle Gems, a 20-year Haleiwa fixture, has moved its Ward Warehouse store downtown, opening at 12 S. King St., between Nuuanu and Bethel streets.
The boutique will celebrate First Friday with a trunk show of exotic jewelry designs by Starborn Creations, based on Kauai, from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
The trunk show will feature rare stones, such as larimar from the Dominican Republic and danburite from Mexico, in one-of-a-kind settings. Field gemologist Janet Lawson will be available to talk about the minerals and jewelry design. Call 545-4202.