March 17

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Friday March 17
How to Make and Use Bokashi Compost
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 6-7:30 p.m., $15/non-members. Learn how to make your own Bokashi mix and produce compost in a manageable space without smells, bugs or heat. Pre-registration required. (748-5315,

Mele Keiki Demo Class
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive, 11:15 a.m.-noon, free. Learn what Mele Keiki is all about by experiencing a class with your keiki. First-time families only! Pre-registration required. (

New Writers Workshop
Crystal Cave & Kyanite Lounge, 3424 Waialae Ave., 11 a.m., free. Authors and would-be authors are invited to discuss visionary genre. (741-0811)

Plant Doctor
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 9-10 a.m., free. Bring potted plants, branches, fruit and leaf samples to look at under a microscope. Attendees can ask questions about any horticulture topic. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

SBA Resource Days
Central Pacific Bank, Main Brach, 220 S. King St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Learn what Small Business Administration can offer to your small business. Appointments required. (, 541-2990)

Shamanic Sound Transformation
Mindful Matters Wellness & Yoga Center, 407 Uluniu St., 7-8 p.m., $25-$20. Release energy blocks from others and from old patterns, shift energies, connect with animal spirits and connect with divine frequencies. (, 291-6865)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kalaheo High School library, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

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

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Wahiawa General Hospital, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Paakai Marketplace
SALT at Our Kakaako, March 17 and 18, 5-9 p.m., free. This monthly celebration of Native Hawaiian art and culture features live music by Koa Road and Duncan Kamakana (Friday) and Erin Smith and Deejay Shift (Saturday). Plus, enjoy a fashion show, food and more. (

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
Murphy’s Bar & Grill, 11 a.m. restaurant, 11:30 a.m. parking lot, free. Murphy’s celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef and cabbage, oysters, fish and chips, and much more. Browse special food booths, a keiki tent (noon-3 p.m.), and a block party at night. Live music provided by Doolin Rakes and Elephant. (

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party
Parade begins on Kalakaua Avenue fronting Fort DeRussy and ends at Kapiolani Park, noon-1:30 p.m.; party is at Kelley O’Neils, 4:30 p.m., free. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the last parade on the planet each year, then enjoy lots of beer, Irish food and live entertainment. (223-3997, 285-0874)

Yard & Bake Sale
Grassy area on the corner of Dole and University streets, March 17 and 18, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Lots of treasures and baked goods for sale. Proceeds benefit UH Manoa Children’s Center. (956-7963,

Good Foot
Boardriders, 201 Hamakua Drive, 8:30 p.m., $5. Good Foot performs with guest vocalist Melody Heidel. Meltdown serves as opening act. (

Waimea Canyon Middle School Concert Band
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage, 5 p.m., free. (

Soulgasm Hawaii
Bevy Bar, 675 Auahi St., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $20-$10. DJ Kaos headlines house party Soulgasm Hawaii. (

Loo Choo Identity Conference
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa, 6-10 p.m. March 17, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18-19, $150-$100. Those of Okinawan descent are invited to explore the dreams of our ancestors, ourselves and our community. (, 781-9658,

Mamiya Theatre, March 3-19, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., $22-$18. Saint Louis School Center for the Arts presents “Hairspray,” about plucky Tracy Turnblad seeking fame by dancing in the 1960s. (739-4896,

‘Once On This Island’
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Multipurpose Cafe, March 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and March 19 at 11 a.m., $13-$2. Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center presents a musical story about forbidden love between the poor Ti Moune and wealthy Daniel. (

‘The Monkey King: Wreaking Havoc in the Dragon’s Palace’
Paliku Theatre, March 10-19, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., $10-$5. A family-friendly martial arts show, directed by Nicolas Logue. (235-7315,