August 4

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Sunday August 4
Art of Portraiture
University of Hawaii at Manoa Krauss 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $120. Learn the art of photographing people and gain insight into what makes a good portrait. Call to register. (, 956-8400)

Zwick Art
1041 Maunakea St., July 7 to Aug. 17, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $2000 plus $150 for materials. Instructors William Zwick and Tanvi Pathare, graduates of the Florence Academy of Arts, teach this course. Students have the opportunity to work with live models on extended poses, as well as classical sculptures. (

International Forgiveness Day
Outdoor Rotunda at the State Capitol, 2-5 p.m., free. Queen Lili‘uokalani is honored for her courage, steadfast visions of peace for her people and her ability to stand as a model of forgiveness. (

Meditation on the Beach
Look for a canopy and flags by the life guard tower in the back of the shower house before the bridge to Lanikai (enter to park at the Kalapawai entrance), every first Sunday, 9-11 a.m., contact for cost. Chairs and cushions are provided. (342-6298,

Hawaii Youth Fastpitch League
Sportsan Sporting Goods, Aug. 4 and 11, noon-3 p.m., contact for cost. Register and sign up for the Hawaii Youth Fastpitch League for ages 8U, 10U and 12U. (,

Woolly Puppet Monsters
Art Explorium, 1142 Kokohead Ave., 1-3 p.m., $15/student. Create big mouth puppet creatures around smooth river stones using wet-felting. Create three sizes for fun nesting puppets, use barbed felting needles (for ages 8 and older without parental supervision) and more. The class is open to all ages; children ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. (

Jeff Peterson and Friends
Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College, 4 p.m. (box office opens at 3 p.m. for will call), $45 (does not include service charge). Award-winning guitarist Jeff Peterson headlines a benefit concert for Hawaii Public Radio. Also performing are Nathan Aweau, Benny Chong and Ben Verdery. CD-signing and photo opportunities follow the concert in the lobby. (, 955-8821)

Hidden in Plain Sight
Gallery on the Pali at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, through Aug. 29, Mon.-Fri. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. and Sun. from 2 to 6 p.m., free. “Hidden in Plain Sight” features photographs by Joseph C. Harris, Jr., uncovering hidden beauty in the natural world and in one another. A reception takes place 5-6 p.m. Aug. 3. (

Peranakan Chinese Heritage of Southeast Asia
East-West Center Gallery, May 19-Sept. 15, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m., contact for cost. The Peranakan Chinese are descendants of Chinese traders who settled in Malacca and the coastal areas of Java and Sumatra. This exhibition reflects the unique Peranakan aesthetic and highlights many of the community’s distinctive arts and customs. (944-7177,

Posturban Planning
HPU Art Gallery, until Sept. 13, free. The artist explores printed, mixed media installation using the accumulation of multiple images/objects. (