July 19

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Wednesday July 19
Altering the Future: Synthetic Biology & Hawaii
Lana Lane Studios, 327 Lana Lane, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. Hawaii SEED and Hawaii Center for Food Safety host a panel discussion about genetic engineering in Hawaii’s biodiversity and how it affects Hawaiian cultural practices. (bit.ly/synbiohi)

Bicycling Basics
Ala Moana Beach Park, 4:30-6:30 p.m., free. Hawaii Bicycling League begins the rollout of the Biki bikeshare program with workshops on bike safety, etiquette and demonstrations. Pre-registration required. (hbl.org/bikibasics)

Crystal Healing
Crystal Cave & Kyanite Lounge, 10 a.m.-noon, $30. Call for appointment. (308-8328)

Free Legal Clinic
Register early for clinic taking place July 29, Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Low- and moderate-income families can get free legal advice on topics including family law, estate planning, veterans benefits and more. (528-7046)

Movement and Fall Prevention Strategies for Parkinson’s Disease
Nuuanu YMCA, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Learn movement and fall prevention strategies for Parkinson’s disease, including purposeful movement, mindful walking and exercise tips. Pre-registration required. (536-3556)

Ahmed Ahmed
Blue Note Hawaii, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $36-$26. (bluenotehawaii.com)

Comedy U
Anna O’Brien’s, 8 p.m. doors open, 8:30 p.m. show starts, $7-$5, age 21 and up. Sixteen of Hawaii’s best comedians compete in a head-to-head competition of laughs. (facebook.com/comedyu.hi)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Market Place, 3-7 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Free Xeric Seed
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Wednesdays and Saturdays in July, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Pick a free cutting of the Dwarf Oyster plant. (748-5315)

Rotary Club of West Pearl Harbor
Waikele Country Club, noon, free. This week’s speaker is Nalani Flinn, rotary district governor. (381-0917, bching2@hawaii.rr.com)

Duke Kahanamoku Walking Tour
Call for meeting place of Waikiki tour, daily through August, noon, $40-$30. Celebrate Duke Kahanamoku’s 127th birthday with tours of the sites related to his life and career including Duke’s Canoe Club, famous hotels and the Duke statue along Kalakaua. (395-0674, filmguy54@hotmail.com)

Crystal Bowl Concert
Unity Windward Church, 6:30 p.m., free. Bryan Jordan constructs magical, musical meditations using crystal and Tibetan bowls, and a didgeridoo. (262-6731, unitywindward@gmail.com)

Kanikapila at Queen Emma Summer Palace
Queen Emma Summer Palace, call for times, $75. Weldon Kekauoha performs. (595-6291)

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, 6-9 p.m., free. (mangoseasonmusic.com, 253-9099)

Wildest Show in Town: WIlle K
Honolulu Zoo, 4:35 p.m. pre-show activities, 6-7 p.m. performance, $5. Honolulu Zoo hosts its annual summer concert series with special, family-friendly activities each week. Proceeds benefit Honolulu Zoo Society. (honoluluzoo.org/wild, 926-3191)

‘Allow – Create – Love and other inspirational prints’
Brue Bar, 119 Merchant St., on display through September, business hours, free. Dieter Runge exhibits unique woodblock prints with inspirational messages. Reception is July 7 at 5 p.m. (bruebar.com)

‘Art Suey 2017’
Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden gallery, July 2-30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Warren Stenberg, Barb Sumida and Fran Wong display their work. Reception is July 8 at 4 p.m. (230-3189)

Hawaii Shakes: ‘Romeo and Juliet’
The ARTS at Marks Garage, July 14-23, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3:30 p.m., $20-$10. Hawaii Shakespeare Festival hosts an “age-appropriate” production of “Romeo and Juliet.” (hawaiishakes.org)

‘Hulia ‘Ano: Inspired Patterns’
Bishop Museum, March 18-Oct. 16, business hours, $22.95-$10.95. Explore Hawaiian aesthetic traditions, design motifs and visual similarities in the natural world. (bishopmuseum.org)

Koko ‘Ula (The Cherished Carrying Net)
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., May 30-July 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, free. Marques Marzan displays work inspired by the Hawaiian “net carrier.” Reception is June 2 at 6 p.m.; a special book reading by the artist and other Bamboo Ridge writers is June 10 at 1 p.m. (521-1812)

OOPPS Club Oil Painting Exhibit
Honolulu Hale courtyard, weekdays between July 10-27, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free. Eleven OOPPS Club artists display their work in this eighth annual exhibit alongside 21 newcomers. Reception is July 12 at 4:30 p.m. (595-7615)

‘The Machine Inside: Biometrics’
Bishop Museum, Feb. 25-Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$10.95. Learn more about how evolution is Earth’s greatest innovator, and how humans have been inspired by nature’s ingenuity. (bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511)

‘Tree of Life’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, June 4-Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. The motif of the “tree of life” is celebrating as it appears around the world. Opening reception is June 4 at 2 p.m. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

Waianae Library Book Clubs
Waianae Public Library, 3:30 p.m. keiki, 6 p.m. adults, free. Call the library for the kids title, while adults read “Finding George Orwell in Burma” by Emma Larkin. (697-7868)