August 2

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Thursday August 2
Royal Hawaiian Band Performs
The Royal Grove, Aug. 2 and 16, 1-1:45 p.m., free. Enjoy the musical talents of the historic Royal Hawaiian Band in The Royal Grove. Bandmaster Michael Nakasone and the 40-member band perform in concert, sometimes with guest artists. (

12th Annual Te Manahua/Maori Song And Dance Festival
Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., Laie, Aug. 2-4, call for times and cost. Guests feel the mana flow as performers captivate and command the audience’s attention with their powerful chants and traditional dances. (293-3333)

Rising In The East 2012
Outback Steakhouse Hawaii Kai, noon to 1:30 p.m., $20/members, $25/nonmembers. Additional $5 at door. Networking luncheon with Rep. Gene Ward. RSVP online. (

Startup Innovation Conference Featuring Steve Case
Sheraton Waikiki, Aug. 2-3, visit website for registration, email for more information. The conference will feature a variety of speakers and workshops designed to explore methods for accelerating the local economy through startup innovation. (,

Nicole Naone Exhibit
The Human Imagination, 1154 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, Aug. 2 opening 5-9 p.m., until September, free. In her debut solo show, artist Nicole Naone makes resonance of the female form through luminous composures in bronze, foam, plaster, and illustrations. Playing with the supple veil of attraction inherent in the ample body, we are shown the timeless coercion of this mass. (

Beneath The Surface
Visit website for location and times, $150, register for L12122. With instructor Wayne Levin. Visit website to register. (

Emergency Medical Response
American Red Cross, Fridays 6-10 p.m., Saturays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Sept. 1, $400. Register online. (

Photography Workshop
UHM Yukiyoshi Room, Krauss Hall 012, Aug. 3 from 7-9 p.m., Aug. 4-5 from 9 a.m. to noon, $150. Visit website to register. Beneath the Surface with Wayne Levin. Learn how to make images with unique, personal content. (

Tai Chi
Kaiser Permanente, 5th floor waiting area, 1010 Pensacola St., Honolulu, Fridays until Aug. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., $60/members, $75/nonmembers. Call to register. (432-2260)

Telling A Good Story
UHM Sakamaki C104, Aug. 3-5, visit website for times, $275, register for L12091. With instructor Walt Louie. Visit website to register. (

Youth Basketball Clinics
Kroc Center Hawaii, Fridays until Aug. 24, 3:45-4:45 beginners and intermediate, 4:45-6:15 p.m. advanced, $100-$150. Participants will learn and/or build on basic basketball skills and competitive play. Will be placed into teams for scrimmages. Ages 6–17. (

Youth Soccer Clinics
Kroc Center Hawaii, Fridays until Aug. 21, 3:45-5 p.m. beginners and intermediate, 5-6:45 p.m. advanced, $150. Participants will learn and/or build on basic soccer skills and competitive play. Will be placed into teams for scrimmages. Ages 6–17. (

Blood Drive
State of Hawaii Hale Kalanianaole Bldg, 91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei, 7:45-10:45 a.m. (

Healing Weekend
St. Anthony’s Retreat Center, 3351 Kalihi St., Honolulu, Aug. 3-5, $150. For those who have been widowed, divorced or separated. Participants are invited to “get away” for a full, long weekend to concentrate on healing of the mind, spirit and body surrounded by a group of those with similar circumstances (including the facilitators). Visit website for more information. (

Open Market
Prince Kuhio Community Center, 3-7 p.m., free. Community open market featuring food, health services and community organizations. (, 394-0050)

Shrink Rap
Laulima Women’s House, 6-7:30 p.m., free. In the safe and supportive environment of Laulima Women’s House, you will have an opportunity to resolve personal issues or support others in resolving theirs. (848-5544)