July 12

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Friday July 12
Cartooning to Da Max!
Art Explorium, July 12 and 19, 10- a.m.-noon, $30/student, covers both workshops. Learn the basics of creating comics and cartooning through drawing, animation, cell painting and more. Students can display their work in the Art Explorium’s first gallery. Open to all ages, must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. (artexplorium.org)

Imagining To Da Max!
Visit website for location, July 12 and 19, 10 a.m.-noon, $30/student, covers both workshops. Children are encouraged to imagine with open ended projects which contain wisdom derived from impressionism, silhouettes, perspective drawing and more. (artexplorium.org)

Small Businesses Financial Education Program
University of Hawaii West Oahu D-254, Fridays through Aug. 9, 9-11 a.m., $25/session, $100/all five sessions. A five-week course to help small businesses navigate through the process, with topics including organizational types and business plans, record keeping, tax planning and reporting, and more. Register online. (hisbdc.org)

Tai Chi
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic, fifth floor waiting area, Fridays thru Aug. 9, 5:30-7 p.m., $60-$74. A blend of medical qigong and martial qigong, 1000 years in development and use. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Hawaii COPD Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic, conference room 2E, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Open to the public for persons who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or chronic bronchitis, emphysema and/or asthma, and their caregivers. (copd.hawaii@yahoo.com, 699-9839)

Keiki Passenger Safety
Kaiser Permanente – Mapunapuna Clinic, 3:30-6 p.m., free. Get your child’s car seat or booster seat checked by a child passenger safety technician, certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. By appointment only. (432-2260)

Teddy Bear Picnic Circus
Foster Botanical Gardens, begins at 4:30 p.m., donations accepted. Bring your teddy bears and arrive in your nature spirit costumes. CoCo More, head bear and prince charming, leads a sing-a-long, while Jacqueline La Faerie leads the teddy bear circus parade. Also featuring a music performance by The Fairytale Ensemble.

Doo Wop, A Trio
Tiki Town, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Fridays through July 26, 1:45-4:45 p.m., contact for cost.(780-7266)

Michael Ray
Tiki Town, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Fridays through July 26, 4-6:30 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m., contact for cost. Michael Ray performs Motown. (780-7266)

First Assembly of God at Red Hill, 7 p.m., contact for cost. Christian praise and worship band Planetshakers performs. Workshops by band members also take place 9 a.m. July 13, contact for more information. (firstaog.com, 836-2300)

Jordan Segundo Joins Aloha Live
The Queen Kapiolani Hotel, Fridays and Saturdays until Aug. 10, seating for the dinner show is at 6 p.m., seating for only the show starts at 6:30 p.m., show takes place 7 p.m., contact for cost, kamaaina rates available. The Aloha Live Show and Feast is a blend of Polynesian Dance and Cirque de Soleil-style performances. “American Idol” contestant Jordan Segundo joins the show for a limited engagement. (931-3328)

Gallery Artists Exhibit
The Gallery at Ward Centre, June 28 through July 26, contact for days and times, and cost. Featuring gallery artist Jackie Mild-Lau with new sculptures in “When Blows the Wind,” and new paintings by Debbie Young in “Ka Leo O Ke Kai.” (597-8034)

The ARKS at Marks
The ARTS at Marks Garage, doors open at 7 p.m., $5-$10, suggested for ages 18 and older. The ARKS at Marks: A Celebration of The ARTS celebrates the talented partners and residents of The ARTS at Marks Garage and Chinatown Artists Lofts, featuring performances by Burlesque & Cherry Cabaret by Cherry Blossom Cabaret, performances by the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival and more. (artsatmarks.com)