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April 9

Wednesday April 9
CLASSES
Early Childhood Music
Masaki School of Music, through May 10, call for times based on child’s age, $132/eight classes. Introduce your child to music through songs, games, stories, movement activities, playing instruments and listening to composed music. (593-9395)

Improv Intensive Course
Ong King Arts Center, Wednesdays through April 23, $25/class, $150 total. Play 4 Life Player-in-Chief Chris Riel offers his fun and challenging course, CenTer Stage (CTS). (630-4392, www.play4lifehawaii.com)

Shiatsu and Acupressure for Self-Help
Windward Community College, April 2-23, Wednesdays, 9:45-11:45 a.m., $12/class. Apply gentle pressure on traditional acu-points for relaxation, re-balancing of ki and revitalization. (235-7433)

Shiatsu/Acupressure (3 of 4)
Windward Community College, April 16, 9:45-11:45 a.m., $12, register by today. Remove tension by applying gentle pressure to shiatsu points. (235-7433)

Tai Chi (Yang Style)
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, April 2-30, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (beginner students), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (advanced students), $30 plus a $15 lab fee. Learn this Chinese martial art to improve mental and physical health. (235-7433)

Youth Music and Theater
Kailua Church of the Nazarene, through April 19, $95-$140. Youth interested in music, theater, choir and hula can register for the upcoming 12-week semester with Hawaii Education of the Arts. (www.heartshawaii.org)

Zumba (Location 2, Session B)
Kaiser Permanente Mapunapuna Medical Office, Wednesdays through April 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $4/employees, $5/members, $6.50/non-members. A fusion of Latin and international music dance themes. Advanced registration is required. (432-2260)

COMEDY
Comedy U
Anna O’Brien’s, doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m., $5-$7, ages 21 and older. Local comedienne Cathy Tanaka makes her first appearance at Comedy along with Patrick Tyrrelll and Jose Dynamite. (facebook.com/comedu.hi)

COMMUNITY
Retirement Party
Jade Dynasty, deadline for reservations is April 9, event takes place April 127:30-11 a.m., $35/person. Celebrate Charles V. Naumu’s 40 years of service to the Department of Education and to Ke Kula Kaipuni O Anuenue. Includes Perry and Price Show (starts at 8 a.m.), brunch and a gift. Make checks payable to Leilani Kamalani. (733-8465)

The History of Epilepsy
Ward Center, Kewalo Press Conference room, 6-7:30 p.m,. contact for cost. Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii holds Hot Topics in Epilepsy, speaking this month about the history of epilepsy. Advanced registration is required. (528-3058)

NIGHTLIFE
FreeSound Band Live
Hard Rock Café, 9-11 p.m., free. FreeSound Band performs blues and rock. (955-7383)

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, Wednesdays through April 30, 6-9 p.m., free. Mano Season performs is sun-kissed island soul jazz. (mangoseasonmusic.com)

Rolando Sanchez
Nico’s at Pier 38, 5:30-8:30 p.m., contact for cost. Rolando Sanches performs with the Brown Sound Orchestra. (384-7223)

Farenheit Fridays
Air Park Karaoke Lounge, Fridays, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., contact for cost, ages 21 and older. Farenheit Fridays mixes food and singing with drink specials. (airparkaraoke.com)

THE ARTS
Celebrating Nature Through Art
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, daily through April 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,contact for cost. Eight Windward artists participate in the ninth annual Celebrating Art Through Nature show. Exhibitors include: Jeanne Snell, Beth Anderson, Jane Carlile, Katherine Finch, Noel Fishman, Better Fullard-Leo, Karen Kirk and Estelle Sumimoto. A free artists’ reception takes place April 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. (watercolorsbyjeanne.com)

HIFF 15th Annual Spring Showcase
Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and IMAX, Hawaii Theatre Center and Doris Duke Theatre, until April 10, contact for times and cost. Hawaii International Film Festival holds its 15th annual Spring Showcase. (hiff.org)

Laughing Gas
The Gallery at Ward Centre, runs through April 24, contact for days and times, free. The Gallery at Ward Centre presents “Laughing Gas,” sculptures by guest artist Kazu Kauinana, and “The Hawaiian Landscape,” new works by gallery artist Gregory Pai. (gwcfineart.com)

MFA Thesis Presentation
University of Hawaii Manoa, art gallery, March 9-April 11, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Sunday, noon-4 p.m., free. Beili Liu explores her Chinese roots through a variety of media, such as bamboo and salt. (956-6888)

Niihau Shell Lei
Bishop Museum, J.M. Long Gallery, through April 14, Monday and Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $8.95-$19.95. “Niihau Shell Lei: Ocean Origins, Living Traditions” is a unique exhibition that showcases the private collection of modern styled Niihau shell lei. The exhibit also includes pieces from Bishop Museum’s Niihau collections. (bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511)

Student Art Exhibit
Morning Brew Cafe, through April, contact for days and times, free to view the art. The walls of Morning Brew Cafe display art works from Kailua High School’s general art students in a show titled “Elements.” (266-7900)

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