February 17

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Saturday February 17
A Soulful Networking Experience for Women
Jazz Minds, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., 6-8 p.m., $45. Join a guided meditation and art activity in this special meet-up to empower women and strengthen sisterhood. Pre-registration required. (oneexperience.guru/girlfriends)

Animal Hero Workshop
Hawaiian Humane Society Classroom, 2700 Waialae Ave., 1:30-4:30 p.m., $25. The Animal Hero class is designed to ensure the success and direction of student projects. Limited scholarships are available. Pre-registration required. (hawaiianhumane.org/animalhero)

Stress Free Downsizing & Transition Easy
Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 428 Kawaihae St., 10-11 a.m., free. Learn how to take the right steps and talk with the right people to make downsizing a simple process. (info@kupunawiki.com, 792-5188)

Comedy Showcase
The Dragon Upstairs, 1038 Nuuanu Ave., 7:30-9:30 p.m., $7. Come see talented comics Ray Lamay, Chad Wago, Kat Moore, Pam Escalona and more. (thedragonupstairs.com)

In Denial Comedy Tour
Turtle Bay Resort, Surfer Bar, 7:30 p.m., $20-$25. Enjoy a comedy performance by Andy Bumatai and Kamaka Brown. (surferthebar.eventbrite.com)

Andy Kimbel
Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St., $15-$25. Come see a live performance by guitarist Andy Kimbel, known for his virtuosic finger picking and his improvisational skill. (hprtickets.org, 955-8821)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, Bloodmobile, 7 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Moanalua Middle School, library, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Buffalo’s Big Board Surfing Classic
Makaha Beach, Feb. 17-19 and 24-25, contact for times and costs. Buffalo has dedicated the 42nd classic to Hokulea and those who helped 4,000 leeward students board the canoe at Pokai Bay in 1976 and 2017. (696-9935, buffalosurfingclassic.com)

Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants Appearance
Ala Moana Center, centerstage, 5-6 p.m., free. The queen contestants will refine their public speaking skills by answering impromptu questions. Cultural entertainment will be provided by Somei Taiko. (cbfhawaii.com)

Companion Planting Workshop
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., $5. Learn how to select plants that benefit each other with the exchanging of micronutrients. Pre-registration required by Feb. 16. (748-5315, workshops@hbws.org)

Dance Magic 808 Sweetheart Ball
Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, Palladium 2nd floor, 404 Kapahulu Ave., 6-9:30 p.m., $3-$6. Celebrate the evening dancing with your sweetheart and be entertained by a short all-Disney music exhibition presented by Disney princes and princesses. (dancemagic808.com, 372-2256)

Destiny MMA
Blaisdell Center, 6-6:30 p.m., contact for cost. MMA fighters both local and from the Mainland will compete. (ticketmaster.com)

Expedition: Dinosaur
Bishop Museum, daily through Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $10.95-$24.95. Bishop Museum’s newest traveling family exhibit explores the fascinating world of dinosaurs and the hunt for their fossils in the 19th and early 20th centuries. (bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511)

Family Pau Hana with Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band
Red Barn Farmstand, 5-7 p.m., free. Enjoy a farm-fresh, keiki-friendly menu and music. BYOB permitted. No outside food. (redbarnfarmstand.com)

Gannenmono 150th Anniversary Celebration
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St., 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., free. Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Gannenmono, the first group of Japanese who were brought to Hawaii to work in the sugar plantations. (945-7633, info@jcch.com)

Kaneohe Volleyball League Registration
Heeia Playground, Saturdays through Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $25. Registration is for keiki ages 5-12. (247-1558)

Keiki Great Aloha Run
Blaisedell Center, 8 a.m., contact for cost. This is a 1.5 mile run around the center and McKinley High School. Parents, guardians and supporters are also encouraged to enter. (greataloharun.com)

Maryknoll School’s 20th Annual Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Award & Scholarship Dinner
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, 2255 Kalakaua Ave., 5 p.m., $300-$25,000. Maryknoll School will recognize master navigator Nainoa Thompson for inspiring the next generation to care for the planet. An exceptional student scholarship recipient will also be honored. (952-7310, maryknollschool.org)

Paakai Marketplace
SALT at Our Kakaako, 5 p.m., free. This collaboration with PAI Foundation brings local artists, crafters and cultural practitioners to Our Kakaako. (saltatkakaako.com)

Pearlridge Farmers’ Market
Pearlridge Center, Downtown, Saturdays through February, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Over 40 vendors will be offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and freshly made treats, including oven-fresh breads and baked goods. (203-2366, pearlridgeonline.com)

Silver Streaks Sunrise Walk
Ala Moana Beach Park, 7:30 a.m., $15-$20 donation. This walk around Ala Moana Beach park is for participants age 55 and older. (greataloharun.com)

Swap Meet
91-1111 Kamaaha Loop, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free. The public can browse, participate as a vendor, eat and shop. (674-4444)

The Year of the Dog Parade
Royal Hawaiian Center, 4 p.m., free. (royalhawaiiancenter.com)

Valentine’s Night Open Mic Concert
Heeia Kea Pier, 46-499 Kamehameha Hwy., 5 p.m., free. Ample parking will be available. (469-5383, drodinda808@gmail.com)

Waikiki Aquarium Koi Show
Waikiki Aquarium, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 18, contact for cost. Come see a select number of top-quality koi, as well as educational seminars led by koi experts from Japan. (waikikiaquarium.org)

What is Intelligence? with Dalybeth Reasoner
Happiness U, 675 Auahi St., Suite E3-205, 2-3 p.m., $25. Join Dalybeth as she shares insights that will help attendees more deeply understand themselves and how intelligence affects their lives. (yourhappiness.com)

Rick Springfield: ‘Stripped Down’
Blue Note Hawaii, 8 p.m., $75-$125. Se a live performance by entertainer and musician Rick Springfield. (bluenotehawaii.com)

‘Calendar Girls’
Diamond Head Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 4 p.m. Feb. 18, $15-$35. See a story about a group of friends who pose nude for a calendar in an effort to raise money for a local hospital. (diamondheadtheatre.com)

‘Glory In His Soul’
Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St., Feb. 17-18 and 24-25, 6 p.m., donations appreciated. See a musical stage play about the life of Henry Opukahaia. (841-7022, rghongo.com)

Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 4:30 p.m., $10-$20. Attend this limited engagement Hawaii storytelling event. Come and be immersed in the rich cultural stories of the islands. (839-9885, htyweb.org)

Randy Hongo’s Musical Drama
Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St., Feb. 17-18 and 24-25, 6 p.m., donations appreciated. See a half-hour musical drama based on the life of Henry Opukahaia. (rinne@hawaii.rr.com, 391-7735)