June 28

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Thursday June 28
”Big Miracle”
Wahiawa Public Library’s meeting room, 5:30 p.m., free. The true story of a small-town news reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer who enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. (librarieshawaii.org)

Puppet Times
Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library, 4 p.m., free. Puppeteer Christy Lipps Ah Sing will present favorite children’s stories in a lively puppet show with beautifully hand-crafted puppets, finger plays, and songs. (733-8488)

The Amazing Bubble Show
Kailua Public Library, 6:30 p.m., free. (266-9911)

Who Wants To Be An Astronaut
Kahuku Public & School Library, 11 a.m., free. Bishop Museum staff members will share information and discuss what it takes to become an astronaut. This program is designed for children ages 5 through 10. (librarieshawaii.org)

Ke Kani O Ke Kai
Waikiki Aquarium, June 14 to Aug. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., visit website for tickets and cost. June 28 Raiatea Helm/ Weldon Kekauoha (food by Yama’s Fish Market). July 12 Jake Shimabukuro (food by HASR Wine Company & Chef Rodney Uyehara). July 26 HAPA/ Led Kaapana (food by Big City Diner). Aug. 9 Makana/ Dennis Kamakahi (food by Hula Grill Waikiki). (waquarium.org/KKOKK)

Tribute To Coltrane
The Dragon Upstairs, 8-11 p.m., $10/cover. Satomi Yarimizo Trio featuring Rob Scheps visiting from NYC. (526-1411)

Twilight Concert For 2012
Foster Botanical Garden, 4:30-7 p.m., concert from 5:45-6:30 p.m., free. Listen to the evening songs of the birds and observe the shadows of the setting sun on the leaves in the greenest place downtown – US Air Force Band of the Pacific, Da Small Kine Band. (522-7064)

Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii
Harold K.L. Castle Foundation Community Meeting Room, Kailua, 6-7:30 p.m., free, call to RSVP. Suzanne Frazer will speak about the issue of plastic in the ocean and how it is harmful to one’s health as well as marine life. (393-2168)

Utamaro And His Five Women
Doris Duke Theatre, June 28 at 1 and 7:30 p.m., June 29 at 1 and 9 p.m., visit website for tickets. In one symbolic, highly charged scene, Utamaro paints on the back of a beautiful courtesan, a sketch that is later tattooed into her skin. (honoluluacademy.org/events/films/12901-utamaro_and_his_five_women)

Japanese Gift Wrap Techniques
Celebrations, next to Ben Franklin in Mapunapuna, 2-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-8 p.m. June 29, 9:30 to noon and 2-4:30 p.m. June 30 and July 1, $35/class. Those interested in unique presentation and packaging will have the chance to learn Japanese gift wrap techniques from June 29 through July 1, when specialty packaging and novelty store Celebrations hosts Megumi Yamaguchi. Email to register. (celebrations@reasonstocelebrate.com)

Mike Epps Returns
Blaisdell Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., visit website or call for tickets and cost. Epps, whose career encompasses stand-up tours, movies and music, got his professional start in 1995 as part of the groundbreaking Def Comedy Jam series on HBO. (1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com)

Blood Drive
Alii Place, 1099 Alakea St. #2130, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., free. (bbh.org)

Blood Drive
Waikiki Beach Marriott, Ohua Street, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., free. (bbh.org)

Eat The Street: Garlic Fest
555 South St., Kakaako, 4-9 p.m., free. Brought to you by StreetGrindz.com, in partnership with Kamehameha Schools and Nonstop Honolulu, this month’s culinary adventure features garlic, the delicious bulb that can be used as a garnish for dishes sweet, spicy and savory, or just roasted and munched by itself. (streetgrindz.com)