March 28

Friday March 28
CLASSES
Spiral and Keyhold Gardens
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, deadline to register is March 28, class takes place March 29, 10:30 a.m.-noon, $5, discounted rates for members of FOHXG are available depending on level of membership. Learn the differences between spiral and keyhole gardening methods. (748-5363, workshops@hbws.org)

COMEDY
Brian Posehn
The Republik, show starts at 8 p.m., contact for cost. (groovetickets.com, jointherepublik.com)

Book Signings
Papaya’s Natural Foods and Cafe, 10-12:30 p.m., 1:30-3 p.m., free. Author and reiki master Shalandra Abbey is on hand to sign her books and answer questions. Later, meet Lisa Transcendence Brown, B.Msc., author of Navigating Dimensions: Reminders for Remembering. (823-0190)

COMMUNITY
Fish Fry
Saint John Vianney Church, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m., $12-$13. The Knights of Columbus host fish fry to raise money for students of Catholic schools. Meal includes beer-battered fish, hush puppies, cole slaw and French fries. (262-8317)

FAMILY FUN
Ballerina Tutu and Me
Art Explorium, 9:30-11 a.m., $15. Make your own ballet tutu, and learn some classical ballet techniques. Open to children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Registration is required. (artexplorium.org)

Fun Fair
Kailua Elementary school, 1-5 p.m., contact for cost. The event includes games, food, rides, a DJ booth and more. Proceeds support the school’s programs. (266-7878)

Ocean-Themed Spring Break
Living Art Marine Center, March 14-April 28, 1 p.m., call for cost. Kids learn about the life aquatic through crafts, workshops and feeding the center’s animals (841-8080, www.livingartmarinecenter.com)

MUSIC
Ernest Change Piano Recital
Pohai Nani, auditorium, 7 p.m., free. (adeledsmitchell@gmail.com)

Saloon Pilots
Haleiwa Joe’s, Kaneohe, 8:30-10:30 p.m., free. Oahu’s premier bluegrass and Americana music band perform. (247-6671)

The Mixers
O’Toole’s Irish Pub, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. A live mixture of party and dance music. (909-255-1005)

The Mixers Live
O’Toole’s Irish Pub, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. Live mixture of party and dance music. ((909- 255-1005)

Women that Rock
Anna O’Brien’s, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $10 before 10 p.m., $15 after 10 p.m, $10/military. The night features Tantra, Stef Muzic, Erin Smith and Erika Elona. (stefmuzic.com, reverbnation.com/misstantra, erinsmith808.com, facebook.com/erikaelonamusic)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Hawaii Robotics Regional Competition
University of Hawaii, Stan Sheriff Center, March 28-29, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free. Friends of Hawaii Robotics hosts the FIRST in Hawaii Robotics Regional Competition featuring 43 teams from local and international high schools competing for a chance to participate in the World Championships. (friendsofhawaiirobotics.org)

I Heart the Ocean Fundraiser
Waikiki Aquarium, 6-10 p.m., $50. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii holds its annual I Heart the Ocean fundraiser featuring a marine debris fashion show with celebrity judges, live music and a silent auction. (sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org)

Scotch Tasting
The Willows Restaurant, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $75/advance, $85/at the door. The fifth annual scotch tasting event, The Grand Scotch Tour V, includes heavy pupus and a large number of Scotch whisky for tasting. (952-9200)

SPJ Regional Conference
University of Hawaii at Manoa, March 28-29, $60-$90. The Society of Professional Journalists’ regional conference, “Wave of Change: Ride It or Wipe Out,” includes workshops and discussions on the protection of journalists, investigative journalism, race and diversity, and more. Advanced registration is required. (spj-hawaii.eventbrite.com)

THE ARTS
Come and Be Soothed by the Quilting
Honolulu Museum of Art School, March 28-April 6, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun., free. The Hawaii Quilt Guild holds its annual quilt show featuring members’ quilts. This year’s featured artist is Margaret Teruya of Kaneohe. (honolulumuseum.org)

RED
TAG – The Actor’s Group (650 Iwilei Rd.), March 28-April 20, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sundays, $12-$20. A searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. (taghawaii.net, 722-6941)

Show Boat
Diamond Head Theatre, Marh 28-April 13, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 4 p.m. Sun days, Saturday matinees take place April 5 and 12 at 3 p.m., contact for cost. Diamond Head Theatre presents “Show Boat,” a musical that moves from 1890s Mississippi to Chicago. (733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com)