March 23

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Wednesday March 23
Android: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Moanalua Center, 2-3 p.m., free. Learn to use your new mobile device. Pre-registration required. (

Android: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Windward Mall, 5-6 p.m., free. Learn to use your new mobile device. Pre-registration required. (

Apple iPhone: Doing More
Verizon Wireless at Pearlridge Center, 9-10 a.m., free. Learn to use your new mobile device. Pre-registration required. (

Apple iPhone: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Pacific Guardian Tower, 2:30-3:30 p.m., free. Learn to use your new mobile device. Pre-registration required. (

HCAP Tax Preparation Services
Check website for list of locations and times between Feb. 1-April 8, free. Honolulu Community Action Program hosts free tax help for working Hawaii families with an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000. Appointments recommended. (, 521-4531)

Learn to Play American Mah Jongg
Waianae Public Library, Wednesdays through March 30, 1-4 p.m., free. Learn how to play Mah Jongg with American rules. Pre-registration required. (697-4868)

AARP Free Tax-Aide
Wahiawa Public Library, Wednesdays through April 15, free. Get help preparing your tax returns with AARP volunteers. (622-6345)

AARP Free Tax-Aide
Waianae Public Library, Feb. 2-April 14, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. AARP volunteers help taxpayers file their taxes. (697-7868)

Free Xeric Seeds
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Wednesdays and Saturdays in March, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. The garden gives away Ilima seeds to visitors during the month of March. (748-5363)

Purim Celebration
Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Hwy., 6-8 p.m., free. Enjoy a Persian dinner, costume contest and a musical telling of the Purim story from Bill Sage. (595-7521,

Tax Preparation Help
Two locations: Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 1640 Lanakila Ave., Feb. 1-April 11, 8 a.m.-noon; Catholic Charities Hawaii at Clarence T.C. Ching Campus, 1822 Keeaumoku St., Feb. 13-April 9, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Catholic Charities Hawaii and AARP team up to offer free tax help to seniors by appointment. (847-1322,

Aiea Public Library, March 1-31, library hours, free, ages 6 and under. Keiki borrowing books receive a mystery sticker packet with opportunities for prizes. (483-7333)

Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, Feb. 27-March 28, Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $4. See hundreds of living butterflies and learn more about their life cycle at the Butterfly Conservatory. Enjoy story time three times daily. (

Easter Bunny Photos
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, March 5-26, Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free. Drop by for a visit with the Easter Bunny, photos and yummy treats while supplies last. (203-2366)

Kindergarten Readiness Storytime
Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St., Wednesdays through April 13, 10-11 a.m., free. Thirty-minute storytime followed by interaction stations that connect adults and children through activities that correspond to that week’s early literacy skill practice. (587-7577)

Whale Watching Cruises
Departs from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, daily through April 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m., $45-$30. Catch a glimpse of humpback whales and enjoy spectacular views of Waikiki, plus delicious food. (973-1311,

Bossa Nova Nights
Nico’s Pier 38, 6-8 p.m., free. Legendary guitarists Mike Barquez and Nando Suan from Jazz Monsters perform. (540-1377)

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, 6-9 p.m., free. (383-3103,

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 11 a.m., free. (955-9517)

The Blind Boys of Alabama
Blue Note Hawaii at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, March 22-23, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $55-$35. (

‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’
Manoa Valley Theatre, March 17-April 3, Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., $39-$20. A joyously funny musical romp through Rome, featuring desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga. (

‘Art Awakens’
Kaimuki Public Library, Feb. 13-April 3, library hours, free. View “Star Wars”-inspired works from Niu Valley Middle School. (733-8422)

Association of Hawaii Artists Annual Aloha Show
Honolulu Hale, March 21-April 15, weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free. Association of Hawaii Artists hosts its 46th annual Aloha Show, with submissions in a variety of mediums. Opening reception is March 31 from 4-6 p.m. (623-6497)

Erin Marquez
Waikiki Parc Hotel, Parc Promenade Gallery, Jan. 28-April 1, business hours, free. Recent UH Manoa BFA graduate Erin Marquez displays her sculptures. (956-8364)

‘Footprints of Life’
Ward Village, IBM Building Courtyard, March 8-May 12, daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Yayoi Kusama’s “Footprints of Life” features multi-piece sculptures — the first time she exhibits in Hawaii. (

‘Fragments & Empire: Cambodian Art from the Angkor Period’
John Young Museum of Art at University of Hawaii, March 6-May 6, weekdays from 1-4 p.m., free. John Young’s collection of “Golden Age” Cambodian art is on display. (956-6888)

‘H2O 2’
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Feb. 28-April 10, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, free. 2D artwork featuring water in all its forms by local artists in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and photography. Opening reception is March 6 from 5-7 p.m. Artists should review prospectus before bringing water-themed works on Feb. 28 from 8:30-9 a.m.(, 286-5675)

‘Ikebana 2016: Vessels’
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., March 1-April 15, Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Featuring ceramic works from Ed Higa, Ken Kang, Philip Markwart, Bob McWilliams and Yukio Ozaki. Artists reception is March 4 from 6-9 p.m. (521-1812)

‘Lele O Na Manu: Hawaiian Forest Birds’
Bishop Museum, March 19-July 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$10.95. Hawaii’s native birds are on display at the museum, focusing on the science and cultural significance behind these magnificent creatures. (847-3511)

‘Malay Theatre: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Islam’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, Feb. 7-May 22, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. Explore traditional Malaysian theatre styles, including shadow puppetry and female dance drama, to glean insight into these complex theatre forms and issues currently facing traditional arts. (944-7177,

‘Selections from the Collection of Arm and Roller Press’ and ‘Prints by Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura’
UH-Manoa’s Art Gallery at the Art Building, Feb. 28-April 8, weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. Two art exhibitions capture 60 prints from artists around the world, as well as the effects of mining on the Australian landscape. (956-8364,

‘Sweet: A Tasty Journey’
Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Bulding, March 12-May 30, daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$10.95. Learn more about the history, fantasy and science behind the candy industry with interactive displays, models, games and learning stations. (

The Art of Creating Children’s Books Exhibit
Hawaii State Public Library, Feb. 11-March 30, library hours, free. Learn more about the process of writing a children’s storybook from authors including Leslie Hayashi, Sue Cowing, Tammy Yee, Scott Goro and more. (586-3500)

‘The Good Dinosaur’
Mililani Public Library, Quiet Room, 3 p.m., free. Watch a screening of Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur.” (627-7470)

‘Water of Life’
Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church of Hawaii, March 20-April 28, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends from 2-6 p.m., free. Linda Umstead shares her watercolor pieces on water. Artist reception is April 2 from 6-8 p.m. (595-4047,

Make a Lei for Memorial Day
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 1-2 p.m., free. Make a ti leaf lei to be placed on the graves at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for the Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)