March 4

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Saturday March 4
Building Your Home for Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. Learn where to start in building a new home, including how to select a builder, what to watch out for, setting a budget and more. Pre-registration required. (593-2808,

Crochet Succulents
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $8-$3. Learn how to make a crochet cactus or succulent potted plants. Pre-registration required. (748-5315,

Hawaiian Hanafuda Learn & Play
Mililani Public Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free. Grow your understanding of Hawaiian culture and endemic and indigenous while learning and playing Hanafuda, a Japanese card game. Pre-registration in person required. (627-7470)

Japanese Flower Arranging – Ikebana Sogetsu
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, six meetings, 9:3011:30 a.m., $70. Learn to use your aesthetic awareness to assemble materials and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. (235-7433,

Leverage Your Finances Through Homeownership
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties at Kapolei Commons, 4 p.m., free. Learn how to achieve your financial goals through real estate. Pre-registration required. (675-6413)

Katt Williams
Blaisdell Arena, 8 p.m., call for cost. The legendary stand-up comedian, actor and rapper performs. (306-2926,

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

Imi Pono Cultural Celebration, Concert and Craft Fair
Puohala Elementary School, 45-233 Kulauli St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Puohala and Hui Makua o Puohala offer a day of Hawaiian cultural activities, music, crafts and more. Learn more about the school and its mission, too. (305-5900)

Making Diamonds Prom Conference
45-815 Pookela St., 1-4 p.m., free. Learn how to strengthen your value and self-worth, plus win free prom gowns, shoes, accessories and more. For high school girls age 14-19. Pre-registration required. (,

University Laboratory School Paina and Cultural Festival
University Lab School, MPB & ULS Field, 3-9 p.m., free. Enjoy great food, entertainment, games and activities on the lawn. Shop a country store, silent auction and more. (

Walk With Compassion
Ala Moana Beach Park, 7 a.m., $150. Take a stand for children living in poverty around the world with Compassion International. Proceeds go to clean water, mosquito nets, medicines and disaster recovery aid for children and families in 26 countries. (

Family Story Times
Waianae Public Library, 9:30 a.m., free. Keiki in grades pre-K-1 can enjoy a special storytime. Today’s theme is “Dinosaurs.” (697-7868)

Open Cockpit Day
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Kids of all ages can climb in the cockpit of a historic aircraft and talk story with pilots and ground crew who have been there. (

Charity Fundraiser WWII Tunnel Tours & Indoor Garage Sale
Aikahi World War II Tunnels, 221 Iliaina St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., $5. Hawaii Animal Sanctuary hosts guided tours of the gunnery tunnels at the top of every hour, plus browse a garage sale of toys, clothes, kitchenware, furniture, etc. Proceeds go to the sanctuary. (253-0675, 286-1728)

Confessions of a Late-night Librarian
Waianae Public Library, 2 p.m., free. Sally Walstrum, harpist and librarian, performs a variety of musical styles, along with stories from her time as librarian. (697-7868)

Ewa Makai Middle School Ukulele Ensemble
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage, 3 p.m., free. (

The Dragon Upstairs, 7-10 p.m., $5. Mihoko M, Chris Yeh, Roland Sugimoto, Christian Gonzalez and Chris Pagabaribaun perform. (526-1411)

Mango Season Trio
Nico’s Pier 38, 6-9 p.m., free. (253-9099)

Partners in Time
Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio, 7:30 p.m., $30-$15. Partners in Time return to Hawaii for a concert of music from the Near/Middle East. (, 955-8821)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Town Center of Mililani, 5 p.m., free. (922-5331)

Saloon Pilots
Downbeat Lounge, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. (533-2328)

The Hot Club of San Francisco
UH-Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom, 7:30 p.m., $39-$19. (956-8246,

Lei Court Selection
McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Regional Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. The city picks its 89th annual Lei Court, with a new category this year: Na Makua Oo (ages 46-60). This year’s theme is “Lei Kula Gold Lei” (the gold lei of the golden years). (768-3041)

Playing 4 The Field
Pagoda C’est Ci Bon Ballroom, 6-10 p.m., $45. Maemae School hosts its inaugural casino night dinner and silent auction to raise funds to restore its playgrounds. (, 222-1840)

Drama Gala
Mamiya Theatre, 5:30 p.m., $100. Saint Louis School Center for the Arts hosts a special performance of its “Hairspray,” plus a reception and valet parking. (739-4828,

Honolulu Jewish Film Festival
Doris Duke Theatre, March 4-26, check website for schedule and cost. Temple Emanu-El and Honolulu Museum of Art present a series of Jewish films and documentary. (,

Friends of Hanauma Bay Quarterly Cleanup
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, 8:30-10:30 a.m., free. Quarterly cleanup of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, sponsored by Friends of Hanauma Bay and Malama Maunalua. Tools, gloves, trash bags and snacks provided. (, 748-1819)

Volunteers Needed for Stream Cleanup
Liliuokalani Botanical Garden, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Help clean the stream. Wear covered shoes. Pre-registration required. (628-1190)