March 30

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Sunday March 30
Buddhism Talk
Mililani Hongwanji, 1 p.m., free. Dr. David Loy speaks about why Buddhism and the West need each other. Advanced registration is required. (291-6151,

Grace Bible Church Central Birthday Celebration
Honolulu Community College Cafe, 9:30 a.m., free. Grace Bible Church Central holds its first birthday celebration with a service and special lunch to follow. (372-2776)

Hawaiian Weapons, Part II
Kaneohe Public Library, children’s section, 1 p.m., free. Manny Mattos showcases his private collection of traditional Hawaiian weapons and discusses how they were used in battle. Suitable for ages 12 and older. (233-5676)

Honolulu Community Passover Seder
Hale Koa Hotel, registration is required by March 30, event takes place April 15, 5 p.m. registration, 5:30-9 p.m. seder, $55-$80. (,

Off-Base Housing
Coldwell Baker Pacific Properties, Kapolei Commons, 5:30 p.m., free. Coldwell Banker Pacific properties hosts “Off-Base Housing: How Military Personnel Buy and Sell in Hawaii.” Reservations are required. (947-8101)

Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar
Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring entertainment, a kendama contest, rummage sale, craft items, food and drinks, and more. (536-7044)

Cherry Blossom Festival Ball
Sheraton Waikiki, 5 p.m., $95. The 62nd Cherry Blossom Festival Ball includes the crowning of the 62nd Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and Court. (

DHT Performing Arts Program
Diamond Head Theatre, March 30-May 25, contact for days, times and cost. Diamond Head Theatre’s spring session teaches song and dance of musical theatre to learning the dynamics of a scene. Classes are available for children, teens and adults. (, 733-0277)

Everyday Sacred
Gallery on the Pali, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, free. Featuring photographs by Philippe Gross and Duane Preble, sharing a similar philosophy on art grounded in the celebration of life’s mysteries found in details of ordinary existence. (595-4047)

Go Bold, Enjoy Color
ARTS at Marks Garage, 1-2:30 p.m., free. Jan Ledbetter offers a free demo of her workshops, which will take place March 31-April 4. (, 286-5909)

MFA Thesis Presentation
University of Hawaii Manoa, art gallery, March 9-April 11, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Sunday, noon-4 p.m., free. Beili Liu explores her Chinese roots through a variety of media, such as bamboo and salt. (956-6888)