March 9

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Saturday March 9
Kahala Mall
Kahal Mall, noon, free. Kahala Mall gives away exclusive “keys” to the first 250 shoppers who arrive at Center Court. Keyholders gain access to deals and gifts from participating stores, access to a VIP lounge and have a chance to win over 30 prizes at the giveaway at 3 p.m. (
Digital Storytime
Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Shopping Center, 11 a.m.-noon., free. Featuring storytelling through Eileen Wacker’s “Rainbow Panda and the Firecracker Fiasco,” the sixth and newest installment in the Fujimani Adventure Series. Read the story as a NOOK Book, and meet author Eileen Wacker. (

Musubi Man
Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Feb. 23 to March 9, visit website for schedule, $10, $15, $20. The local version of the “Gingerbread Man” follows a magical Musubi on the adventure of a lifetime. (

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
Paliku Theatre, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $10-$19. Starring guest artist Jason Summers in the role of Willy Wonka. (, 1-866-967-8167)

Waialae Fun Fair Roundup
Waialae Public Charter School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Waialae Public Charter School presents its annual festival fundraiser. Featuring entertainment, music and more. Arts, crafts and other locally made treats available for purchase at the Country Store or bid on special items at the silent auction.

August Ahrens Elementary School Performs
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, 4-5 p.m., free. (

Halau Hula O Leilehua Performs
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, noon-1 p.m., free. (

Kristian Lei CD Release Concert
Leeward Community College Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $25-$50. Kristian Lei releases her second CD at this concert also featuring special guests. (979-6557)

The Dr. Jazz Show
JJ’s Bistro & French Pastry, 5-8:30 p.m., free. (739-0993)

N.BS Performs
Rivals, 2211 Kuhio Ave., 9:30 p.m., free. N.BS performs alternative rock music. (923-0600)

Visual Kei Dark Castle: Court of Hearts
Loft Gallery and Lounge, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10/ages 21 and older, $15/ages 18 and older. an event inspired by “Alice in Wonderland,” and the court of the Red Queen. Add a wonderland twist to your outfit. In addition to Visual Kei music, Dark Castle will also feature a Lolita and Kodona fashion show, and a performance by Yu x Me Maid Cafe. Mad Tea Party served at the bar. (

Congressional Gold Medal
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, March 9-April 14, visit website or call for cost and more information. The Bishop Museum has been selected as one of seven museums in the country to play host in 2013 to the Congressional Gold Medal awarded in 2011 to Japanese-American, or Nisei, World War II veterans in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments. (847-3511,

Congressional Gold Medal Unveiling Ceremony
Bishop Museum, 10 a.m., free for kamaaina and military with a valid ID. The public is invited to the ceremony and unveiling of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded in 2011 to Japanese-American, or Nisei, World War II veterans in recognition of their accomplishments. (

Discover Kakaako
Ward Centers, 5-9 p.m. various costs. Discover Kakaako features a spring fashion show, live entertainment and prize giveaways. REAL a gastropub hosts a liquor and beer garden. (

Downbeat Diner and Lounge Grand Opening
40 N. Hotel St., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., no cover. Downbeat Diner and Lounge celebrates the grand opening of its lounge. Featuring music from Animal Mother, and Sweet Corn and Peanuts, and complimentary drinks and pupu from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (533-2328)

Healing Touch Treatments
Client-Centered Massage, 98-027 Hekaha St. #44, Aiea, Saturdays until March 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Healing Touch is a gentle energy therapy that may enhance your natural ability to heal yourself. All medical conditions and ages welcome! By appointment only.(457-2661)

Passport Day
Honolulu Passport Agency, Prince Kuhio Federal Building, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. U.S. citizens may apply for, or renew their passport book or passport card. No appointment is necessary. (

Under the Tuscan Moon
La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls, Great Lawn, cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner and auction at 6:30 p.m., $300/person, $3,000/table of 10. La Pietra’s HOOPLA returns. Proceeds from HOOPLA support La Pietra’s financial aid program, which provides tuition assistance for families who would not be able to attend the school otherwise. (922-2744 ext. 231,

American Heroes
Bishop Museum, runs until April 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. The Bishop Museum presents, “American Heroes: Japanese-American WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal.” “American Heroes” features a showcase of artifacts, visual displays and live panel discussions. (

Baba Yaga and the Black Sunflower
Kawananakoa Backstage Theatre, 3 p.m., $10. Kawananakoa Middle School presents “Baba Yaga and the Black Sunflower,” a story about a Russian orphan girl, Maryushka, who doesn’t feel like she “belongs.” (

Hawaii State Art Museum, gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., hands-on art activities are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. while supplies last, free. The talented members of the Hawaii Handweaver’s Hui demonstrate skills and techniques of the weaver’s ar and guide you in creating your own project. (

Jewish Film Festival
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre, March 2-13, visit website for film times, $8-$10. This year’s Temple Emanu-El Kirk Chasmere Jewish Film Festival features seven acclaimed films, premiering in Hawaii. (

Android: Getting Started Workshop
Pearl Highlands Center Verizon Wireless Store, March 10, 17, 24 and 31, 9-10 a.m., free. Learn about hardware functions, setting up email, adding social network accounts and customizing your device. Register online. (

Apple iPhone 5 Workshop
Moanalua Center, Verizon Wireless Store, March 10, 20 and 31, 9-10 a.m., free. Learn about features of the iPhone 5. Register online. (

DROID Razr by Motorola Workshop
Pacific Guardian Tower Verizon Wireless Store, March 10, 17, 24 and 31, 8:30-9:30 a.m., free. Learn about the unique features of the DROID Razr. Register online. (

Easy as PAI: Play, Act, Improvise
Smart Karate Kapolei, until May 5, Kidz noon-1:30 p.m., youth 1:30-3:30 p.m., adults 4-6 p.m., $25/drop-in, $160/eight weeks. Easy as PAI provides a space to explore the essentials of artistic performance. Chris Riel leads students while enabling them to find their natural abilities. (

From HTML to HTML5: The Basics and Beyond
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Sakamaki, March 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $135. Covers fundamental HTML subjects including text formatting, hyperlinks, images and advanced HTML5 topics. (956-8244)

Taiko Center of the Pacific Classes
Washington Middle School, until April 21, various levels at various times, $105-$182. Free parking located in the school’s King Street lot only. Contact for registration and times. (, 737-7236)

”Aloha, Mozart”
Ward Warehouse, 4 p.m., visit website for more information. Celebrate the book launch of “Aloha, Mozart” written by Waimea Williams. Also featuring Halau Mele performing Waikiki hula and members of Hawaii Opera Theater. (

Bereavement Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Moanalua Medical Center, 1-3 p.m., free. For anyone who has lost a loved one and would like a nurturing environment to share thoughts and feelings. Pre-registration required. (371-8611)

Hawaii Organ and Tissue Donor Family Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Moanalua Medical Center, 1-3 p.m., free. Discuss experiences in coping with loss, comunication between donors and recipients, ways to keep the memories of loved ones alive and more. Contact to attend. (371-8611)

Irish Feast
428 Kawaihae St., 2 p.m., free. Hawaii Kai invites everyone to say “hello” to spring. Call to RSVP. (395-9599)

Swing Dance Club Hawaii
Palladium, Ala Wai Golf Clubhouse, 6:30-9:15 p.m., $5-$8. In addition to swing are cha cha, waltz, night club two-step, CW, salsa, fox trot and more. Featuring music by Bert Burgess. (255-6095)

Yuko Nishiyama
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium, 2 p.m., free. Yuko Nishiyama, survivor of the March 11, 2011 triple disaster in Japan, shares her personal experience of the nuclear crisis and challenges faced by evacuees. (