July 7

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Friday July 7

‘Ae Kai: A Culture Lab on Convergence
Old Foodland site at Ala Moana Center, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 7-8, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 9, free. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center presents more than 50 artists, scholars and performers to illustrate the complexity of the Pacific. (smithsonianapa.org/aekai)

Intro to the Advanced Retreat with Master Francisco Quintero
Master Sha Tao Center, 885 Queen St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. (988-8090)

Lauhala Weaving
Na Kupuna Makamae Center, noon-1:30 p.m., $12. Learn the art of lauhala weaving from master Aloma Wang. Pre-registration required. (773-7047)

Jose Dynamite and Friends
O’Toole’s Celtic Room, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show starts, $10, ages 21 and older. Rebecca Robinson hosts an evening with headliner Jose Dynamite, as well as Campbell Shah, Tumua Tuinei, Powell C. and Nick Brewer. (391-5673)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Conference Room A, 7-11:15 a.m, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Oahu Veterans Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Friends of Waimanalo Library Book Sale
Waimanalo Public & School Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8, free. Proceeds benefit the library and its programs. (259-2610)

Shinshu Kyokai Bon Dance
Shinshu Kyokai Mission of Hawaii, 1631 S. Beretania St., July 7-8, 6:30-10:30 p.m., free. Enjoy dancing, great food and a fun evening of culture and entertainment. (973-0150, shinshukyokai.org)

Full Moon Paddle
Turtle Bay Resort, 7-9 p.m., $80-$40. Paddle through the calm waters of Kawela Bay by the moonlight, then enjoy a bonfire with heavy pupu. Reservations required. (293-6020)

First Friday at HiSAM
Hawaii State Art Museum, 6-9 p.m., free. The annual Evening of Jazz with Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights. (586-9959)

‘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)