August 18

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Saturday August 18
Halau Hula Olana
Contact for location, time and cost. Interested students ages 3-103 are invited to enroll. Those who mention “MidWeek” will have their registration fees waived. Friends-and-family rates are available. (487-3451)

Hoola Na Pua Volunteer Training
Inspire Church Waikele, 94-877 Lumiaina St., 9-11:30 a.m., free. Join a free volunteer orientation and advocate training session with Hoola Na Pua, an organization dedicated to the renewal of trafficked youth through health, education advocacy and reintegration. Pre-registration required. (

Japanese Flower Arranging: Ikebana Sougetsu
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 15, $77. Learn the art of Japanese flower arranging. Students are required to provide their own supplies. (

Mimosas and Mosaics: A Birdhouse Mosaic Workshop
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $45. This workshop includes instruction by Allana Coffee, as well as all the supplies you’ll need to make your own mosaic birdhouse. Proceeds will benefit the ARTS at Marks Garage. (

The Female Comics of Hawaii
The Dragon Upstairs, 1038 Nuuanu Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m., $10. Erika Swartzkopf, Mary Jane Murphy, Cameo Lawrence, CC, Mutiya Vision, and Pam Escalona will perform original standup comedy. Kona’s Justine Smith headlines and Patrice Scott hosts. (526-1411)

A Check Up For Your Trust
Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 10-11 a.m., free. Kanani Makaimoku, attorney at law, will discuss ways of maintaining trust at this KupunaWiki class. Complimentary refreshments and coffee will be served. Pre-registration required. (792-5188,

‘Black Panther’
Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, dusk, $9.99. Enjoy a screening of “Black Panther” while flaoting in a tube, or relaxing on the pool deck in a lawn chair or on a blanket. (674-9283,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, Bloodmobile, 7-11 a.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
SALT at Our Kakaako, Bloodmobile, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Wahiawa Hongwanji, Social Hall, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Coffee Hour with Senator Clarence Nishihara
Pearl City Gateway McDonald’s, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Waipahu Don Quijote, 10-11 a.m.; free. (728-1008)

Great Waikiki Beer Festival
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Great Lawn, 6-9 p.m., $75-$100. This event will offer over 100 seasonal, local and craft beers from both local and overseas sources. There will also be specialty cocktails, sake, wine, and beer-friendly foods. Local artists Ilona Irvine, Lana Kei and Forte will provide entertainment throughout the festival. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Ohana, a nonprofit that cares for injured military service members. Attendees must be age 21 or older. (, 947-7955)

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus Fall Open Enrollment
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Music Department, 2411 Dole St., Aug. 18 and 25, contact for times and costs. Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus holds open enrollment for boys and girls grades K-12 who are interested in a community choral and music education program. No audition or previous experience are necessary. Pre-registration required. (

Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., 2:30 p.m., free with admission. Experience the center’s newest canoe showcase and water performance, exploring Polynesian myths, customs, ancient history and songs. (

Makana Kids Club
Ka Makana Alii, noon-2 p.m., contact for cost. Join a Makana Kids Club event, featuring crafts and activities. (

Nick Kurosawa
Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St., 7:30 p.m., $15-$25. Honolulu-born soul singer Nick Kurosawa will show off his versatility with his voice and acoustic guitar. He will also perform covers of classics by Bobby Caldwell, Sam Cooke, Kalapana and more. (955-8821,

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

SALT Bar Crawl
SALT at Our Kakaako, 5 p.m., contact for cost. Enjoy featured drinks from Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, Pitch Sports Bar and The Boiling Crab. There will also be food and entertainment. (

Collage and Clay Opening Reception
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, 4-6 p.m., free. This exhibit showcases fine collages, ceramics and mixed media pieces by a local group of artists. (

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
Mililani Shopping Center, 6-10 p.m., free. Enjoy a screening of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” with free popcorn. Production supervisor Renee Confair will be present to discuss topics such as why the movie was mostly filmed in Hawaii, what locations were shot, how the lead actress was cast and more. (