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Jaimie Kim

March 6

Wednesday March 6
COMMUNITY
Keiki Storytime
Kailua Public Library, Wednesdays until March 27, 10:30 a.m., free. Recommended for ages 2 to 5. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Storytime will feature stories, sing-along songs and a craft. Contact the library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpretor or other special accommodations are needed. (266-9911)

Paliku Academy of Performing Arts Summer Program
Kapunahala Cafeteria, 6-7:30 p.m., visit website for cost. The Paliku Academy of Performing Arts hosts a “talk story session” about its summer program. Meet some of the staff and ask questions. Early registration also being accepted at this time; regular registration takes places March 20 and 23 at same location. (whosurpapa.com)

Preschool Storytime
Aiea Public Library, every Wednesday until March 6, 10:30 a.m., Children ages 3-5 are invited to hear stories, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and make a simple craft. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. (483-7333)

Adam Crowe Performs
Hard Rock Cafe, 9-11 p.m., free. Featuring blues and rock music. (955-7383)

Sasha Yates and Michelangelo Barques Perform
JJ’s French Bistro and Pastry, 5-8:30 p.m., free. Sasha Yate and Michelangelo Barques perform. (398-1339)

Get Fresh First Fridays
Indigo, 1121 Nuuanu Ave., every first Friday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $10 cover. Featuring DJs G-Spot, Jrama, Positive Regiime, DJ Wizzard, Lava, NSK, Twilight and more. (info@oospot.com)

The Wedding Cafe Wednesday Night Workshops
Ward Warehouse Conference Room, every Wednesday for 10 weeks, 6:30 p.m., free (except the Cake & Catering Trends workshop). The Wedding Cafe kicks off their bridal workshop series with its Location & Venues workshop, featuring 12 wedding venues on Oahu. Each workshop features a different theme featuring Hawaii’s top wedding vendors. RSVP online. (theweddingcafe.net/signup)

THE ARTS
2013 Gift Printing
Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Feb. 21 to March 15, gallery hours and cost. This local exhibition of prints by artists from all over the state is juried by Hiroki Morinoue, renown local print artist from the Big Island. Artist reception Feb. 20. (honoluluprintmakers.com)

A Rainy Day in Midtown
Gallery at Ward center, until March 28, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring gallery artist Roger Whitlock showing his recent watercolors. A reception is on March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. to meet the artist. (gwcfineart.com, 597-8034)

Ainu Treasures: A Living Tradition in Northern Japan
East-West Center Gallery, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m., call for cost. Like many other indigenous people throughout the world, the Ainu have taken initiative to revive their traditional culture, including a project for Ainu artists to make replicas of Ainu artifacts owned by various museums. This exhibition features modern Ainu masterpieces and replicas of traditional artifacts. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

Fire Polish
Gallery at Ward Center, until March 28, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring fused glass by guest artists. A reception to meet the glass fusions artists is at March 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (gwcfineart.com, info@gwcfineart.com)

Hawaii Meth Project Hosts “Take a Stand Against Meth” Teen Art Display
Hawaii State Capitol – Chamber level, foyer, until March 22, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed holidays, free. The “Take a Stand Against Meth” contest challenged Hawaii teens to create original works of art inspired by content from the website methproject.org. Works in any style or medium, with the exception of videos, were eligible for entry. (hawaiimethproject.org)

Hawaiian Heritage Plants Art Exhibition
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, open daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., call for cost. In honor of the Makahiki season, Hoomaluhia will be featuring an art exhibit on plants that traveled to the islands in the sailing canoes of the early voyagers who became the Hawaiians. (233-7323)

La Strada
Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, March 6, 7, 8 and 9, 8 p.m.; March 10, 2 p.m., $5 for UH Manoa students, $13-16. Based on the film by Frederico Fellini and adapted for the stage by Tullio Pinelli and Bernardino Sota. Inspired by Fellini’s award-winning film, the performance encapsulates feelings of a vagabond life on the road. (etickethawaii.com, 944-2697)

La Strada
Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, March 6-9 at 8 p.m., March 10 at 2 p.m., $13-$16, $5/UHM students. The performance encapsulates feelings of a vagabond life on the road. Using mask, physical theatre, pantomime, street theatre, circus skills, and inspired by this amazing film, the production explores the range of human emotion. (etickethawaii.com, 944-2697, hawaii.edu/kennedy)

Nature’s Gifts
Gallery at Ward Centre, until March 28, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., contact for cost. Featuring watercolor guest artists Yasuko Abeshima. (gwcfineart.com, 597-8034)

”Save Our Earth!”
Kirsch Gallery at Punahou School, runs until March 11, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission. A print exhibition featuring Oahu artists Travis Sasaki and Crystal Tezuka. A free reception is on March 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (944-5711)

Small Kine Art Exhibit and Sale
ARTS at Marks Garage, through March 9, Tues.-Sat. noon-5 p.m., free admission. Presented by the Hawaii Watercolor Society. A reception will be held on March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. (watercolorsociety.org)

Junior Lifeguarding Club
Kroc Center Hawaii, Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until March 28, $100. Learn the basics of advance lifesaving skills, how to teach basic swim skills, work with the Kroc Aquatic Team and apply skills to real-life situations. Ages 10 and older. (kroccenterhawaii.org, 682-5505)

Martial Arts Cardio Circuit
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic third floor, Thursdays in March, 6-7 p.m., $24-$28. Learn self-defense while getting a good cardio workout. Pre-registration required. (432-2260)

Micro-Enterprise Training
Waipahu Festival Marketplace, suite 201, until March 30, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., $20. Gain the fundamental knowledge and skills to start a small business. Learn about developing a business idea, self-assessments, conducting market studies and a marketing plan, the various types of business and more. Deadline to register is March 7. (677-6939)

Standard First Aid with CPR/AED Adult
American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Rd., March 7, 11, 15, 20, 23 and 26, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $90. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and learn how to use an AED; American Red Cross certification upon completion. Visit website or call to register. (redcross.org, 1-800-733-2767)

Taiko Center of the Pacific Classes
Washington Middle School, until April 18, various levels at various times, $105-$182. Free parking located in the school’s King Street lot only. Contact for registration and times. (taikoclasses@gmail.com, 737-7236)

Alive to Thrive
Kroc Center Hawaii, 6:30-8 p.m., free. Choose to be alive, awake, alert and attentive to the truth of the word for your life. Ages 16 and older. (kroccenterhawaii.org, 682-5505)

First Hawaiian Bank Wellness Fair
Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 8:15 opening ceremony, 8:30-1 p.m., free admission. Featuring over 90 booths offering healthy information, free health screening, and free personal document shredding and notary service. Two grand prize drawings feature a Las Vegas trip for two from Vacations Hawaii and a $500 gas gift card courtesy of Mid Pac Petroleum and 76 Hawaii. (844-4444, fhb.com)

Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening Presentations
Hanauma Bay Education Center, Thursdays through March, 6:30 p.m., free. Featuring “Variations in Songs of Humpback Whales Wintering in the Northern and Main Hawaiian Islands” (March 7); “Hawaiian Islands Dolphin Smart Program” (March 14); “Marine Mammal Strandings in Hawaii: What is the Process” (March 21); “Acoustically Quantifying Ecological Effects of Underwater Detonations in Military Training Areas with Implications for Conservation” (March 28). (397-5840, hbaynews@hawaii.edu)

Kailua High School Class of 2013 Project Grad
McDonald’s of Kailua, 5-8 p.m. In support of a drug- and alcohol-free celebration, McDonald’s donates a percentage of the proceeds earned to the Kailua High School Class of 2013 Project Grad. (khspg2013.com)

Sharon Hicks
Oahu Country Club, 12-1:30 p.m., $25 for lunch. Hawaii author Sharon Hicks will discuss her recently released award-winning memoir, “How Do You Grab a Naked Lady?” (225-2965)

Tax Preparation Services
Kroc Center Hawaii, until April 11, 9 a.m.-noon, free. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program offers free tax help for taxpayers with low- and moderate-income with special attention to those 60 and older. (545-6016)

Waialua Library Authors’ Night
Waialua Library, 6:30 p.m., free. Meet local authors George and Willa Tanabe, Waimea Williams, Courtnie Chang and Gabe Baltazar Jr., as they share about themselves and their writing. Contact the library as soon as possible if ADA accommodations are needed. (637-8286)

Words+
Windward Community College Library Learning Commons, room 102, 6-8 p.m., free. Local and visiting writers and artists Lynn Young, Maiana Minahal, Tyler Chin-Tanner and Wendy Chin-Tanner. Enjoy music, readings and presentations. (235-7400)

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