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March 15

Saturday March 15
COMMUNITY
Actors Mixer
The Crown, 4 p.m., free. Actor Joji Yoshida who appeared in the Oscar nominated “Dallas Buyers Club” answers questions. Adult and child actors welcome. (277-2512)

Chefs Fight Hunger
Hawaii Foodbank Warehouse, 6-8:30 p.m., call for cost. Celebrity chefs showcase their expertise in an annual food event that raises funds in support of Hawaii Foodbank. (836-3600)

Cherry Blossom Festival
Ala Moana Center, center stage, 3 p.m., free. Meet the queen contestants and learn more about the Festival’s mission to perpetuate Japanese culture and heritage. (497-3640)

Discover Kualoa
Kualoa Ranch, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $5/adults, $3/children, purchase tickets online. Enjoy traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, food vendors, storytelling and live entertainment as part of a three month festival. Celebrate the story of Kualoa through traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. (http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa)

E-Waste Collection
Kaimuki High School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers, Telecom equipment are accepted. Please no TVs, alkaline batteries or microwaves. (488-8870, www.ewastehawaii.com)

Pinewood Derby Races
Windward mall, center court, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Hosted by St. Ann’s Church Cub Scout Pack 113, the race features two tracks. (398-1883)

Prime Time Singles
Corner of Monsarrat Ave. and road to Diamond Head Tunnel by “Peace Garden” sign, Saturdays, 8 a.m., free, ages 50 and up. Join the group for honest conversation, laughter and gentle exercise. Breakfast at KCC’s farmer’s market afterward. (yordanamir@hotmail.com)

Unlock Your Style
Kahala Mall, center court, noon-3 p.m., free. Limited keys will be given away to unlock exclusive offers at participating stores and gain access to the “Style Lounge.” (551-2448)

FAMILY FUN
Eco-Themed Workshops
The Green House, 9-11:30 a.m., 1-3 p.m., $20 each, RSVP. Learn about a butterfly’s lifecycle. Get up close with caterpillars and take one home to watch it transform. In the second workshop, turn trash into treasure. (524-8427)

Kapolei Keiki Wellness Day
Kapolei High School Cafetorium, 10-2 p.m., free. The special event is geared toward improving the health and wellbeing of keiki and features free, on-site, one-stop services including health screenings, keiki IDs, fingerprinting, helmet fitting, and health and safety information. (586-8500)

Na Wahi Pana o Kane`ohe
Contact for meeting place, 9 a.m.-1 p.m, contact for cost. Caravan tour of 5 cultural sites in Kaneohe offered by the Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club. (235-8111)

MUSIC
Drive to Dance
Hawaii Convention Center Ballroom, 8 p.m., $35-$750. Hawaii Pops presents “Drive to Dance: Dinner, Dance and a Concert,” an evening of high-energy music and fun with a special appearance by pop music icon Taylor Dane. (hawaiipops.com)

Gavinchi Brown Performance
Breakers, Haleiwa, call for time and cost. International recording artist visits. (637-9898)

Prince Kuhio Choral Concert
Kawaiahao Church, 7-8:30 p.m., free. Treat yourself to an evening of rare Hawaiian a cappella. (226-4195, kawaiola-mail@hawaii.rr.com)

The Bobby Nishida Band
Jazz Minds, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10. The band plays 70’s funk, 80’s and jazz. (945-0800)

The Mixers Live
USCG Hideaway Club, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. Live mixture of party and dance music. Call for base access. (909- 255-1005)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Waikiki Beach Luau
Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Kani Ka Pila Grille, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $17-$30. The eatery celebrates its fifth anniversary with activities and a luau. (924-6081)

Music Video Shoot
Loading Zone, March 15, 22 and 29, 6-8 p.m., free, women only. Pacific Ocean Girl shoots a music video. All are welcome to grand closing party March 29, 7-11 p.m. (312-4781)

THE ARTS
Ginny Walden Spring Show
41-829 Kakaina St., A-4, Waimanalo, through May 21, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. View portraits of locals captured at farmers’ markets and bus stops along with drawings, paintings and sculptures. (389-0579, info@blueskyhealingarts.com)

Meet Doraemon
Bishop Museum, through April 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m, closed Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.950. The limited-engagement exhibition is the U.S. premiere of Japan’s iconic robotic time-traveling cat. (847-3511)

Open Auditions for Youth Opera and Theater
University of Hawaii Mana Music Department, March 15 and 22, call for appointment, free. Students grades 4-12 try out for intensive 3-week summer course. (521-2982)

Pottery Sale
Kuhio School, 2759 South King St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Shop for wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery from Hawaii Potters’ Guild artists. (941-8108)

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