August 28

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Friday August 28
Writing Retreat
Windward Community College, 45-720 Keaahala Road, Hale Akoakoa 107/109, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m., $10/advance, $12/walk-in if available. Meet and write in company with other beginning and experienced writers. Here we tap into our mutual creative energy. (235-7433,

’The Big Fix’ Spay and Neuter Mobile Clinic
Halawa District Park, must contact for appointment time, $25-$130 depending on animal. Poi Dogs and Popoki hosts a mobile clinic for pet owners to get their cats spayed and neutered at an affordable cost. (, 551-7915,

Screen on the Green
Waimea Valley, 7:30 p.m., free but donations welcome. Enjoy a screening of “Rataouille” on the lawn after the farmer’s market. (638-7766,

11th Hour
Kelley O’Neil’s, 311 Lewers St., 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free, age 21 and up. (347-1323)

Mele at the Moana
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Banyan Courtyard, 5 p.m. music starts, 7-9 p.m. featured performer, free. John Cruz performs. (923-2811)

Great Waikiki Beer Festival
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Aug. 28-30, check website for times and costs. The 2015 Great Waikiki Beer Festival celebrates all things brewed with a five-course brewers dinner, beer tasting, live entertainment and more. (

Opera: ‘The Florentine Straw Hat’
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Hwy., 6 p.m. potluck, 6:30-9:50 p.m. show, free. Screening of Nino Rota’s “The Florentine Straw Hat.” (595-4047)

Te Moana Nui
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $60-$155. Enjoy an exhilarating Polynesian show that weaves stories, song and dance, plus eat a lavish buffet dinner and explore Hawaiian crafts and music. (