May 12

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Sunday May 12
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 is required. (371-8611)

Gourmet, Macrobiotic, Gluten-Free Dinner
Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Ave.), reservations requested by May 12, dinner takes place May 15, 6-8 p.m., last service at 7:30 p.m., $20-$22. Featuring a menu of Luscious Lemon Soup, Split Pea Loaf and more. Seating is limited and to-go meals are also available. (

Hawaii Organ and Tissue Donor Family Support Group
Kaiser Permanente – Moanalua Medical Center, 1-3 p.m., free. A support group for family members of organ and tissue donors. Pre-registration is required. (371-8611)

Hawaii Polo Club 2013 Season
Visit website for location, Sundays through July 14, gates open at 11 a.m. for picnic, matches start at 2 p.m., $10/open field seating, $25/clubhouse. The Hawaii Polo Club celebrates 50 years of polo. (

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

Children’s Storytime
Kaimuki Public Library, through July 28, 10:30-11:15 a.m., free. Children, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to listen to stories, participate in finger plays and rhymes and make a small craft to take home. Contact the library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations are needed. (733-8422)

Hawaii Youth Symphony Mother’s Day Luncheon
Hilton Hawaiian Village, 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m., $50. Hawaii Youth Symphony’s top orchestras Youth Symphony I and Youth Symphony II perform a summery mixture of symphonic classical and popular favorites. Featuring special guests Kupaoa performing songs with the orchestra. (941-9706)

Michael W. Smith
Blaisdell Concert Hall, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m., $35-$70. Grammy Award winning Christian artist Michael W. Smith performs. (,

Stef Muzic Hawaii
O’Toole’s, 9 p.m., free. ages 21 and older. Stompin’ Sundays, hosted by The Art of Whimsy, features artist Stef Muzic Hawaii. (

Augie T’s Mother’s Day Show
Ala Moana Hotel, doors open at 9:30 a.m., show takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $32/keiki ages 4 to 11, $58/adults. A comedy brunch hosted by Augie T and featuring musicians Sean Na‘auao, and Ben and Maila. (944-4333)

Hoku’s Mother’s Day Brunch
Hoku’s, The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $42.50/children, $82/adults. Featuring a seafood bar, sushi, butter poached King Crab legs, vegetable tempura, rack of lamb flown from New Zealand and more. (739-8760)

Hoku’s Mother’s Day Dinner
Hoku’s, The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5:30-10 p.m., $90/person additional $30 for wine pairings. A five-course prix fixe meal featuring chilled tomato watermelon salad with shrimp and heart of palm, and more. (739-8760)

Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival 2013
Starts and ends at Kapiolani Park, racers assemble at starting line at 4 a.m., race starts at 5 a.m., $40-$80/individual entry fees, $90-$210/kamaaina team entry fees, fees for student teams waived. The Honolulu Ekiden Foundation hosts its first annual “Honolulu Eikiden and Music Festival 2013.” Following the race is a Sunset on the Beach concert featuring Kimaguren, Rip Slyme and Aqua Timez. (

Mother’s Day Brunch
Turtle Bay Resort, seating times from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., $24.50/children ages 4 to 11, $49/adult. Turtle Bay Resort offers a special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffett with live entertainment in its Kuilima Ballroom. Reservations are recommended. (293-6000)

Mother’s Day Brunch
Waimea Valley Pikake Pavilion, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $19/children ages 4 to 12, $38/adults. Celebrate Mother’s Day with entrees, salads and desserts created by Thomas Naylor amidst the beauty of the Valley’s lush gardens. Contact for reservations. (638-7766)

Mother’s Day Brunch and Champagne Cruise
Departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8, noon-2 p.m., $30.78-$63. Treat mom to a relaxing Mother’s Day aboard the Star of Honolulu featuring a buffet, door prize opportunities and more. (983-7827)

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
Bay View Grill and Catering, seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., $15/children ages 5-15, $30/adults. Bay View Grill and Catering offers their second annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Reserved seating is available for parties of 12 or more. (888-9386)

Mother’s Day Cruse Aboard Navatek
Leaves Pier 6 at the Aloha Tower Marketplace, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $55.65-$129. Treat mom to a relaxing evening at sea with dinner and entertainment aboard the Navatek. Every mom on board receives a complimentary rose from Atlantis Adventures. Kamaaina rates available. (973-1311)

Mother’s Day Open House
National Tropical Botanical Garden Southshore Visitors Center, first tram starts at 9:30 a.m., must be in line by 1 p.m., free. National Tropical Botanical Garden hosts its Mother’s Day open house in the Allerton Garden. Enjoy crafts, keiki fun, drawings for door prizes and more. Food available for purchase. (742-2433,

Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast
Benjamin Parker Elementary School cafeteria, 6-11 a.m., $3.50/children up to the age of 11, $7/adults. The Kiwanis Club of Kaneohe holds its 52nd annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast. The fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Kaneohe is an all you can eat feast of pancakes, eggs, portuguese sausage, rice, and hot and cold beverages. (392-3731, 864-0080)

Plumeria Beach House Mother’s Day Brunch
Plumeria Beach House, The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 11:30 a.m-2:30 p.m., $37.50/children, $75/adults. Enjoy casual and al fresco dining for Mother’s Day by the sea. (739-8760)

Plumeria Beach House Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet
Plumeria Beach House, The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5:30-10 p.m., $37.50/children, $75/adults. Featuring dijon mustard crusted rack of lamb, sushi and more. (739-8760)

Wolfgang’s Mother’s Day Special
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., $59.95. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener offers a special three-course menu for Mother’s Day. Regular weekend brunch, lunch and dinner menus also available. Reservations highly recommended. (922-3600)

Fantasy Meets Reality
Gallery on the Pali at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, runs through May 23, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 2-6 p.m., free. Featuring batiks and photo panoramas by Marshall Heaney. An artists reception takes place on May 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (

HPU Art Gallery, until July 12, free. Many small drawings are gathered here. (

HPU Art Gallery, until July 12, free. Intrigued by painting as a practice of visual intervention, the artist re-stages the experience of viewing images of violence as a reflective process of engagement. (