May 17

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Saturday May 17
Building Your Home For Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. More people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchasing a new home. Discover where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for and more. Advanced registration is required. (593-2808,

Downsizing and De-cluttering
Simply Organized, Kahala Mall, 3-4 p.m., free. Learn ways to de-clutter your home and improve your home’s perceived value. (739-7007)

Freedom Rail Demo
Simply Organized, Kapolei, 1-2 p.m., free. Learn to create the space of your dreams. (693-8888)

Grow Your Own Groceries
Contact for location, May 17 and 31, and June 14, 21 and 28, 9-11:30 a.m., $5. Topics include container gardening, common garden pests, hydroponics, growing vegetables and more. Advanced registration is required. (

Meditate and Breathe
Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu Medical Office, May 3-Aug. 16 (no class May 17), Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., $75/members, $97.50/non-members. A slow-paced yoga class to promote inner peace by matching your breath with the movement of your body. Advanced registration is required. (432-2260)

Guys With Issues Comedy Showcase
Crossroads at Hawaiian Brians, doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., $10-$20. Guys With Issues Comedy Showcase stars Eddie Ifft and features Chad Wago, Anthony Nigrelli, Marc Silverstein and Michelle Welch. (

4th Eisa Drum Festival
Kapiolani Community College, food booths open at 4:30 p.m., program takes place 6-9 p.m., free. (

AccesSurf Fundraiser
Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, 2:30-6 p.m., $60/general admission, $500/table of up to four people, $1,000/table of up to 10 people. AcesSurf holds its annual fundraising event and honors “Ocean of Possibilities” awardees Ralph Goto and Rich Julian for their contributions to the community. (

Car Wash and Bake Sale
Island Family Christian Church After School Clubhouse (3375 Salt Lake Blvd.), 8 a.m.-noon. Keiki and volunteers offer bake sale items such as brownies/cheesecakes, musubi and more. Proceeds fund a year-end field trip to Kualoa Ranch for team building activities. (371-8833)

Classic Car Show
Windward Mall, Macy’s parking lot, 3-4 p.m., free. A classic car show hosted by the East End Hot Rod Club. (, 235-1143)

E-Waste Event
Kaiser High School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Acceptable materials include computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines and more. Unable to accept TVs, alkaline batteries, microwaves and home appliances. There are no quantity limits. (, 488-8870)

Fundraiser for Lanakila Soccer Team
Mililani High School upper parking lot, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds from a rummage sale support Lanakila soccer team for its Mainland tournament travel. Sale items include baked goods, clothing, small electronics, toys and more. (

Kanikapila in Kailua
Ground floor of Kailua parking garage near Longs/CVS, 4-5:30 p.m., free. Slack key guitarist Makana performs. (

Rally Cross
Kalaeloa Raceway Park, contact for more information. Drivers compete against each other in a course laid out on the dirt track. (

Used Book Sale
Mililani Public Library, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Friends of Mililani Public Library hold a used book sale that includes bargains on a large variety of books, CDs and DVDs. Volunteers are welcome for the day of the sale. (626-7292)

Welcome Home
1259 Aala St., #201, 10:30 a.m., free. A virtual tour of Hawaii HomeOwnership Center programs for first-time homebuyers and distressed homeowners. Advanced registration is required. (, 523-9500)

Car and Truck Show
Salt Lake/Moanalua Public Library, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Meet drivers and snap a photo with a fire truck, humvee, cement mixer truck and more. (831-6831)

Bishop Museum, May 10-Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Tuesdays), $8.95-$19.95. “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” invites visitors to experience 5,000 square-feet of the science, sound, history and cultural impact of the guitar through both historical artifacts and hands-on displays. (

Horse Show and Country Fair Fundraiser
Waimanalo Polo Field, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii holds its horse show and country fair fundraiser. Woods Pony Club presents a jumping and dressage performance, along with food trucks, local vendors, pony rides, games and more. (

Second Annual Fun Day
Kalaeloa Horseshoe Pitching Courts across from Tamuras on Babers Point, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. The Hawaii State Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association sponsors a fun day for the community. The day includes the sport of horseshoes, demonstrations and more. (772-0306,

Medicinal Plant Tour
Foster Botanical Garden, May 17 and June 21, 1 p.m., garden admission (contact for cost). Learn about plants and trees that were utilized as natural remedies before modern medicine. Reservations are required. (522-7066)

11th Hour Live
Surfer, The Bar, 9 p.m. to midnight, $10, 21 and older. 11th Hour delivers solid sets of modern, alternative, classic and blues rock. (347-1323)

Combined Military Band Appreciation Concert
Hawaii Theatre, 6 p.m., contact for cost. Hawaii Theatre Center and Honolulu Council of the Navy League celebrate Military Appreciation Month in May by presenting Honolulu’s largest military appreciation event.

Michael Cheape
Town Center of Mililani, 7 p.m., free. (, 625-0108)

1718 Wilikina Dr., 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5, ages 21 and older. N.BS performs alternative music. (621-1835)

”The Music in Me”
Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio, 7:30 p.m., $15-$30. North Shore’s Joe Green shares stories and performs original music from his debut CD, “The Music in Me.” Advanced registration is required. (, 955-8821)

Sou’d Out Saturdays
eleven44, doors open at 8 p.m., $5, ages 21 and older. Featuring dance hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s by James Coles of 94.9 Jamz and his United DJs. (

Speakeasy: Wonderland Teaser
Nextdoor, doors open at 8 p.m., show takes place at 8:30 p.m., $8-$10, ages 21 and older. Cherry Blossom Cabaret presents Speakeasy: Wonderland Teaser, a preview of snippets from the troupe’s full-length theatrical production “Alice in Chinatown: Through the Looking Glass.” (

Malia Craver Hula Kahiko Competition
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Kekuhaupio Gymnasium, 10 a.m. $8-$10. Kamehameha Schools Hawaiian Ensemble hosts the annual Malia Craver Hula Kahiko Competition with proceeds benefitting Kalihi-Palama Culture and Arts Society. (521-6905,

New Baby Expo
Neal Blaisdell Center, May 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5.50, children 5 and under are free. The 17th annual New Baby Expo includes a crawling contest Saturday at 2 p.m. and a baby shower Sunday at 2 p.m.; both take place in the Main Events Room. The expo also includes entertainment, activities and more. (, 239-7777)

T&C Grom Contest
Queen’s, Waikiki, May 17-18, contact for time and cost. T&C Surf holds its 17th annual T&C Surf/Surfer Magazine Grom Contest, an opportunity for surfers ages 12 and younger to compete. Adults are invited to sign up for the FreeSurf Magazine Expression Session. A portion of proceeds from the contest T-shirt sales will be donated to Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. (, 483-8711)

Visitor Industry Charity Walk
Starts at Ala Moana Beach Park, 7 a.m., contact for cost. Take part in the 26th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, which benefits local charities on the island. The walk includes live entertainment along the route with 18 checkpoints serving food, and finishes at McCoy Pavilion with more food and entertainment. (

Ginny Walden Spring Show
41-829 Kakaina St., A-4, Waimanalo, through May 21, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. View portraits of locals captured at farmers’ markets and bus stops along with drawings, paintings and sculptures. (389-0579,

1111 Victoria St., through May 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, free. Meronym features recent work by art graduate students from University of Hawaii at Manoa. (

The Art of Manga in Hawaii
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Community Gallery, through June 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., contact for cost. Crossing Cultures: The Art of Manga in Hawaii features Hawaii-based artists and writers who use manga to explore their cross-cultural experiences. (945-7633,

Lyon Arboretum Volunteer Opportunity
Lyon Arboretum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Help to protect Oahu’s native forests from new plant invaders. Join the Oahu Invasive Species Committee to remove harmful invasive plants. Advanced registration is required. (286-4616,