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April 18

Friday April 18
CLASSES
Windows(R) Phone: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless, Kapolei Commons, 2:45-4 p.m., free. Learn the basics of the Windows(R) Phone 8 device. Advanced registration is required. (vzworkshops.verizonwireless.com/vzworkshops)

2014 Employment Law Update
The Plaza Club, 20th floor, deadline to register is April 18, session takes place April 23, 8-11:45 a.m., $45/Chamber members, $75/non-Chamber members, $20 late registration fee. Chamber of Commerce Hawaii hosts a 2014 employment law update, covering the importance of mental health in the workplace and guidance for maintaining a healthy work environment, with featured speakers. (cochawaii.org)

COMMUNITY

Halau Hula O Kehau
Hilo Hattie Nimitz, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., free. Halau Hula O Kehau’s keiki perform two shows. (hilohattie.com)

Easter Photobooth for Dogs
Hawaii Doggie Bakery, April 18-19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Bring in a receipt from Hawaii Doggie Bakery or a ticket from Three Dogs and a Girl dated between March and April 2014, or make a monetary donation for Poi Dogs & Popoki for a free doggie photo in an Easter photobooth. (783-7390, hawaiidoggiebakery.org)

Good Friday
Windward United Church of Christ, noon-3 p.m., free. The sanctuary is open for personal meditation. Take a personal, self-directed, meditative Journey of the Cross. (254-3802, windwarducc@hawaii.rr.com)

Good Friday Services
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, noon and 7 p.m., free. At noon, walking the 15 stations of the cross on Ohana St. takes place or meditating on the stations in the church, using the words written from the point of view of Mary, mother of Jesus. At 7 p.m., liturgy with communion from the reserve sacrament take place. (267-8176)

YMCA Mililani Night
Town Center of Mililani, 7 p.m., free. (625-0108, towncenterofmililani.com)

7th Annual Decorate an Egg
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, deadline to register is April 18, event takes place April 19, $5/nonmembers, FOHXG may receive a discount depending on membership level. A workshop for keiki that demonstrates Easter egg decorating with a creative and environmentally-friendly twist. (workshops@hbws.org, 748-5363)

Family Bereavement Camp
Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, deadline to apply is April 18, camp takes place June 13-15, $50/family, limited scholarships available. Hospice Hawaii holds its 15th annual Family Bereavement Camp for families with children ages 7-17 who have lost a loved on in the past 3-4 years. The camp provides a balance of fun activities and introspective exercises. (familycamp@hospicehawaii.org)

Ocean-Themed Spring Break
Living Art Marine Center, March 14-April 28, 1 p.m., call for cost. Kids learn about the life aquatic through crafts, workshops and feeding the center’s animals (841-8080, www.livingartmarinecenter.com)

MUSIC
Freesound
Lakeside Lanai, 1718 Wilikina Dr., 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5, ages 21 and older. Freesound performs reggae music. (621-1835)

Kaiholu Live
Hawaii Theatre, 7:30 p.m., tickets online. Kaiholu are the winners of the 2009 Ka Himeni Ana music competition and perform as part of HTC’s Hana Hou! series. (hawaiitheatre.com, 528-0506)

Mango Season Trio
Nico’s at Pier 38, 6-8 p.m., free. Mango Season performs its sun-kissed island soul jazz. (mangoseasonmusic.com)

Ron Artis
Haleiwa Joe’s, 5 p.m., contact for cost. (ronartisfamilyband.com, 371-3895)

Saloon Pilots
Big City Diner Kailua, 8:30-11 p.m., no cover charge. (263-8880)

Violin Concert
Kawaiahao church, 6:30 p.m., $10. Narimichi Kawabata performs in his first concert in Hawaii. Proceeds from the night will be donated to the surviving children from the March 11, 2011 earthquake/tsunami in Japan. (hawaiiseniorlife.org)

Adventure Club
The Republik, show starts at 9 p.m., $40/general admission, increases the day of the show plus applicable fees. (flavorus.com)

The WonderShow
The Mercury Bar, 9 p.m. doors open, $10/advance, $15/door, 21 and older. Sets at 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Designed to uplift, mystify, amaze and amuse, The WonderShow is a rollicking showcase chock-full of the best variety, burlesque, sideshow and specialty acts on Oahu. (wondershowapril.eventbrite.com)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Hanami Sake Festival
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, Mauna Kea Ballroom, 6-9 p.m., $90-$100. Featuring over 100 sakes and signature dishes prepared by places such as Bernini, Tokkuri-Tei, Urawa, Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin, Hakone and Prince Court. (hawaiiprincehotel.com/events)

Hawaii Business Expo
Neal Blaisdell Center, 5-9 p.m. April 18, 10 a.m.-8 pm. April 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20, $4, children under 18 are free. Get ideas and practical advice in areas such as home improvement, solar energy and more. (facebook.com/hibusinessexpo)

Mixer and Fundraiser
South King Lounge, 2065 S. King St., 9 p.m.-closing, $10-$15. Hawaii Slammers Club holds a mixer and fundraiser with door prizes, games, dancing and reggae music by Rocker’s Island DJ. (218-0501, 965-6268)

Stingrey Classic
Sheraton Waikiki Grand Ballroom, 8 a.m. pre-judging, 6 p.m. show, doors 5 p.m., $20/pre-judging, evening show tickets online. Bodybuilding, physique, figure and bikini contest. Featuring master of ceremonies CHAMP Kaneshiro. (stingreyclassic.com)

THE ARTS
Contact
Honolulu Museum of Art School, April 11-21, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri,m 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and Sun., free. A juried exhibit along with community programming that explores the notion of contact as it relates to the Hawaiian Islands. (honolulumuseum.org/art/exhibitions/14299-contact)

Grinds: The Story of Food in Hawaii
Tenney Theatre, Saturdays through April 26 and May 3 and 10 at 4:30 p.m., $10-$20. Honolulu Theatre for Youth closes its 59th season with the world premiere of multi-media musical “Grinds: The Story of Food in Hawaii.” (htyweb.org, 839-9885)

Guys and Dolls
Punahou School, Dillingham Hall, April 18-19, 7:30 p.m., $8-$15. Punahou Theatre presents its production of “Guys and Dolls.” Tickets may be purchase at Punahou’s Sullivan Administration Building Box Office and April 9-10 and 16-17 from 3 to 5 p.m. and one hour before each performance. (943-3295)

Mark Jacobsen
Pegge Hopper Gallery, through April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., free. Mark Jacobsen’s “Painted Driftwood Assemblages” is on display. Meet the artist Feb 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. (524-1160)

Mulan Jr.
Kaimuki High School, 2 and 7 p.m., donations accepted at the door. Waialae Performing Arts Company presents Disney’s “Mulan Jr,” featuring a cast of 45 third, fourth and fifth graders. (dian_athena@hotmail.com)

Paintings by Mark Feijao Milligan II
Soul De Cuba Cafe, April 4-June 2, free. An opening reception takes place April 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. (545-2822)

RED
TAG – The Actor’s Group (650 Iwilei Rd.), March 28-April 20, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sundays, $12-$20. A searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. (taghawaii.net, 722-6941)

Show Boat
Diamond Head Theatre, March 28-April 20, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 4 p.m. Sundays, Saturday matinees take place April 5 and 12 at 3 p.m., contact for cost. Diamond Head Theatre presents “Show Boat,” a musical that moves from 1890s Mississippi to Chicago. (733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com)

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
Kennedy Theatre, April 18-19 at 7:30, April 20 at 2 p.m., $5/UH Manoa students, $13-$20. A musical based on the novel by George Saunders featuring quick-changing actors and puppets. (956-7655, etickethawaii.com)

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