August 23

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Surf, Swim And More At Annual Duke's OceanFest >> >> Duke's OceanFest continues Aug. 20-24 with a variety of competitions and events. Most take place near Queen's Surf in Waikiki, and include Duke's famous ocean one-mile swim (pictured). For a complete schedule of events and more information, visit Photo courtesy Betty Depolito

Surf, Swim And More At Annual Duke’s OceanFest
>> >> Duke’s OceanFest continues Aug. 20-24 with a variety of competitions and events. Most take place near Queen’s Surf in Waikiki, and include Duke’s famous ocean one-mile swim (pictured). For a complete schedule of events and more information, visit Photo courtesy Betty Depolito

Saturday August 23
Children’s Ikebana Classes
Honolulu Museum of Art School, Saturdays through Sept. 13, contact for time and cost. Honolulu Museum of Art and Ikebana International Honolulu offer children’s ikebana classes for youth in grades 2 to 12. Advanced registration is required. (, 532-8741)

Clutter is NOT Your Destiny
Simply Organized, Kahala Mall, 10-11 a.m., free. Learn to address the past, present and future clutter in your life with Nancy Nino of Aloha Organizers. (739-7007)

Hang Loose Series
The Healing Arts Center, Saturdays through Aug. 30, 9-10:15 a.m., $25/workshop or $20 if registered for three or more. Suzen Murakoshi teaches a variety of classes with topics such as “Lighten Your Shoulders,” “Foot Walkers and Leg Alignment” and more. A 25-minute foot fitness class takes place at 8:30 a.m. before Suzen’s class ($5-$7). Advanced registration is required. (484-4881,

Hawaiian Canoe Sailing
Windward Community College, Hale Imiloa 133 and Kualoa Beach Park, Saturdays through Sept. 13, 1-4 p.m., $190. Learn basic Hawaiian canoe sailing and navigational skills while increasing swimming and water safety skills. Participants must pass a water safety test demonstrating the ability to swim a minimum of 500 yards using any strokes and treading water for 30 minutes in open ocean. Advanced registration is required. (235-7433)

Launch Your Dreams Into Reality
Honolulu Community College, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free. The Fall 2014 Hawaii Small Business Fair features more than 25 workshops and exhibits from federal, state and local agencies, and participating non-profit organizations. Advanced registration is required. (, 694-8332)

Mindfulness and Loving
1127 11th Ave., second floor, Aug. 23 and 30, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, and Oct. 4, 2-3:30 p.m., donations accepted. Receive meditation instruction and talk and guided discussion in a safe, supportive environment for healing. All are welcome. Topics include stress and anxiety, grieving, listening and speaking, and more. (

Psychic Development 101 Class
Gaia Hawaii Metaphysical Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $50. Expand your psychic abilities with fun, easy and effective tools and exercises. Advanced registration is required. (983-3344)(943-8808,

Total Lawn Care
Mulkern Nursery, 10 a.m., free. Receive all the tools necessary to keep your lawn healthy. Learn easy mowing, water, fertilizing and pest management techniques. The focus is on maintaining existing lawns. (396-6595)

Windows Phone: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless, Kapolei Commons, 8:45-10 a.m., free. Advanced registration is required. (

Yoga Open House and Q&A
Koolau Shopping Center (Temple Valley), 4-5:30 p.m., free. Master yoga teacher Murti Hower offers free yoga instruction and wisdom for those who want to learn to teach yoga or just deepen their practice. Advanced registration is required. (445-9100)

Your Best Self
Chaminade University, first and second Saturdays through Dec. 13, 9-11 a.m., $100. For those ages 4 to 21. Prepare for upcoming transitions in education and employment opportunities with a workshop that includes strategies for engagement, and a networking session that cover speed engagement. Advanced registration is required. (

Laughs For Lions IX
Mamiya Theatre, 6-10 p.m., $25-$100. Non-profit Kamehameha Lions Club Foundation presents its ninth annual Laughs For Lions All-Star Charity Extravaganza. Proceeds benefit LEO Club scholarships for Sacred Hearts Academy, La Pietra School for Girls, Kalani High School and St. Louis School, as well as charities and community service projects throughout Hawaii. This year’s headliners are Paul Ogata and Dat Phan. Advanced registration is required. (

10th Anniversary Celebration
Kapolei Public Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Friends of the Library Kapolei hold a book sale with all proceeds going to the library. Patrons with a valid HSPLS also may check out up to 10 DVDs with an extended return date. The day also includes a lion dance by the Chinese Physical Cultural Association, balloon art and more. (693-7050)

Book Sale
Kailua Public Library, through Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 1-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends of Kailua Library Bookstore sell all K-12 books at the sale price of five for $1 (does not include children’s picture books). (392-1824)

Book Sale
Mililani Public Library, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Friends of Mililani Public Library host a used book sale. Items include bargains of a large variety of books, CDs and DVDs. Volunteers for the day also are welcome. (626-7292)

Community Combined Walk
Kahuku District Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., contact for cost. Join the Honolulu Police Department, Windward Neighborhood Security Watch Organization and other community partnerships to make Windward the safest place to live, work and play. (723-8874)

E-Waste Hawaii
Koko Marina Shopping Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Materials accepted include computers, monitors, laptops, printers and more. TVs, alkaline batteries, microwaves and home appliances are not accepted. No quantity limits. (, 488-8870)

Garage Flea/Market Fundraiser Sale
Bayview Golf Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., space and tables available for $35. Featuring food, crafts, books, baked goods and more. (247-4267)

Waianae Eat Local Challenge
Makeke Waianae (farmers market), Waianae Mall, Saturdays through Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free admission. Support local farmers and take the challenge to eat healthy Hawaii-grown foods. Stop by the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center information booth to pick up a free gift bag and challenge stamp card to compete to win prizes. (697-3236)

Family Safety Day
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, 10 a.m.-noon, contact for cost. At the second annual Family Safety Day, learn how to keep your keiki and family safe. Visit the Honolulu Department Fire Truck Display and Fire Safety Information Booth. Information on water safety and keiki injury prevention also available. (

Bishop Museum, May 10-Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Tuesdays), $8.95-$19.95. “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” invites visitors to experience 5,000 square-feet of the science, sound, history and cultural impact of the guitar through both historical artifacts and hands-on displays. (

Kaelepulu Elementary Fun Fair
Kaelepulu Elementary School, 1-6 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring fun, food, games and live entertainment. All proceeds go to the school’s art, music and PE programs. (266-7811)

Nature’s Wonders
Bishop Museum, J.M. Long Gallery, Aug. 2-Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (closed Tuesdays), $8.95-$19.95. Showcasing rare, beautiful and fascinating examples from the Museum’s world-renowned collections. The exhibit brings together natural and cultural worlds for a visual celebration of the aesthetic beauty of unique specimens. (, 847-3511)

Guided Marine Center Tour
Living Art Marine Center, 10 a.m., $7.50-$9.95. A 90-minute visit of the Marine Center includes a guided tour of its newly renovated tropical fish exhibits with one of its educators, Gyotaku fish print craft on paper and a visit to the Discovery Zone to touch animals. Advanced registration is required. (

11th Hour Live
Snappers Sports Bar & Grill, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free, ages 21 and older. 11th Hour performs live at Snappers. (347-1323)

Back In The Day
Waikiki Shell, contact for time and cost. Make-A-Wish Hawaii presents Back In The Day Hawaii featuring musicians Henry Kapono, Kalapana, Jerry Santos of Olomana, Willie K, John Cruz, Brother Noland, Robert Cazimero and more. Five dollars of every lawn ticket sold helps a Make-A-Wish Hawaii child. (, 1-800-745-3000)

Kona Brewing Co., 7-9 p.m., contact for cost. (396-5662)

Brazilian Experience
Hawaii Public Radio, Atherton Studio, 7:30 p.m., $15-$30. Sandy Tsukiyama is joined by vocalists Riya Davis, Rachel Gonzales and Alison Maldonado in “A Tribute to Lady Songwriters.” The performers have selected works of personal significance covering Joni Mitchel, Aretha Franklin and others. (, 955-8821)

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus Enrollment
University of Hawaii at Manoa Music Department, Aug. 23 and 30, 8:30-10:30 a.m., $6 parking fee. Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus holds its open fall enrollment for boys and girls in grades K-12. Students should visit HYOC’s website for more information and to retrieve an online enrollment form. (

Jazz Peace Concert
Byodo-In Valley of the Temples, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $2-$3. The concert features Shoji Leeward on guitar, Duane Padilla playing violin, Alika Lyman playing bass and Mihoko M providing vocals. (239-9844)

Live Music
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, noon-11 p.m., no cover charge. Youth On Stage performer (at noon) to be determined. 20 Degrees North perform from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by Tavana. (

Soul Patrol
Morning Brew Cafe & Bistro, 6-8 p.m., no cover charge. Soul Patrol plays “unplugged” rock, blues and soul music. (262-7770)

Sunset Serenade
Hawaii Kai Towne Center, 5:30 p.m., free. Hawaii Kai Towne Center’s 10th annual summer concert series features Maunalua. (396-0766,

Duke’s OceanFest
Contact for various venue sites throughout Waikiki, April 16-April 24, contact for times and cost. The 13th annual Duke’s OceanFest features a variety of competitions and events including surfing, stand-up paddling, one-mile ocean swim and more. (

Ka Himeni Ana
Hawaii Theatre, 7 p.m., $20-$30. The 30th annual Ka Himeni Ana is a unique Hawaiian music competition held each year that showcases talented new groups as they compete for cash prizes of $600 to $1,200 by displaying their skill in the nahenahe style of HAwaiian harmony. (

Krazy Warehouse Bazaar
Krazy Karaoke (Puuhale Rd. location), 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Net proceeds from all garage sale items benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children Honolulu. Cash only. (

The Family Promise 5K Fun/Walk Run
Kailua Intermediate School, contact for time, $10-$25. The annual event is a fundraiser for Family Promise of Hawaii, aimed at raising awareness of the rise in homelessness among families in Hawaii. Since its founding in 2006, Family Promise of Hawaii has helped more than 1,300 parents and their children transition into housing and achieve independence. (

United MMA Grand Opening
United MMA, 94-530 Ukee St., 1-4 p.m., free. 93.1 FM will be broadcasting live. The event also will feature lion dances, demos, bouncers, food and more. (

A Bollywood Robin Hood
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Tenney Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 20, $10-$20. Honolulu Theatre for Youth kicks off its 60th anniversary season with the world premiere of “A Bollywood Robin Hood,” a new telling of the Robin Hood story. (, 839-9885)

Ancient Soul Memories
Ginny Walden Art Gallery (41-829 Kakaina St., studio A-4), Saturdays through Sept. 6, 1-5 p.m., free. Featuring paintings, sculptures of psychic art, people and seascapes by Ginny Walden. A reception takes place June 21 from 1 to 9 p.m. (389-0579)

Much Ado About Nothing
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 28, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 31, $15. (, 1-800-838-3006)