January 16

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Wednesday January 16
Preschool Storytime
Aiea Public Library, every Wednesday until March 6, 10:30 a.m., Children ages 3-5 are invited to hear stories, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and make a simple craft. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. (483-7333)

Star of Honolulu’s Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise
Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8, daily, 8:45-10:45 a.m., call for cost and reservations. (983-7827)

Bishop MUseum Reopens J. Watamull Planetarium
Bishop Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $8.95-19.95. New features include a new and brighter star machine, a new seamless interior dome, new sounds, lights and comfortable seats and more. (bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511)

Audition for Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble
Chaminade University, until Feb. 3, by appointment. Experienced singers are sought for Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble’s 21st season. Good intonation, a clear tone and music-reading skill desired. (maestrotim1@gmail.com)

Breakfast With the Institute
The Box Jelly, Jan. 16, 8-10 a.m., visit website for cost and registration. The Hawaii Social Media Training Institute invites retailers to attend an informative morning session on how Foursquare, geo-social, location-based social networking tools can drive businesses. (hismti.com)

Makahiki Challenge Registration
Kualoha Ranch, 9 a.m., $65 until Jan. 23, $70 until Ffeb. 13, $80 until Feb. 25. The Makahiki Challenge is an onstable journey over three miles long that takes you through tireless hills, rough terrain, mud pits and more. Email for registration and more information. (makahikichallenge@gmail.com)

Shabu Shabu Night With the Founder of BoxJelly
BoxJelly, 6-8 p.m., free. Have questions for the founders? Enjoy some free shabu shabu and discuss the history and future of BoxJelly with founders Rechung Fujihara and Anthony Stanford. (theboxjelly.com)

35th Annual Graduate Exhibition
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, until Feb. 1, Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m, Sun. 12-5 p.m., free. This exhibition is part of a demanding course of study, productiona and review, highlighting the workd of students currently enrolled in the MFA program. (hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions/art_gallery)

Boeing, Boeing
Manoa Valley Theatre, Jan 10-27, visit website for schedule and tickets. This 1960’s French farce features a glamour-boy architect who simultaneously juggles French, German and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses. (manoavalleytheatre.com)

Hawaiian Heritage Plants Art Exhibition
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, open daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., call for cost. In honor of the Makahiki season, Hoomaluhia will be featuring an art exhibit on plants that traveled to the islands in the sailing canoes of the early voyagers who became the Hawaiians. (233-7323)

A Course in Miracles
Windward Unity Church, Suite 303, 6:30-8 p.m., free. (262-6731, unity@windwardunity.com)

Healing Circle Workshops
Hospice Hawaii, Waianae, Jan. 17-Feb. 21, Thursdays 1-3 p.m., series of six workshops, free. Call to register. Participants are required to attend all six sessions to receive the most benefit from the small setting of the workshops. (791-8082)

Open Enrollment for New ‘Ballet Basics’ Class
The School of Hawaii State Ballet, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., $112 for eight weeks. The classes will cover the basic fundamentals of ballet training from the traditional barre warm-up to exercises moving across the floor. A $30 registration fee will be waived during the month of January. No previous experience necessary. (947-2755)

Senior Citizen Information Table
Pearlridge Center, Uptown, second level fronting Satellite City Hall, free. (488-0981, pearlridgeonline.com)