May 17

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Friday May 17
Nurse Aide Refresher Course
4155 Diamond Head Rd., register by May 17, class held May 21,, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., contact for cost. Applicants registering for this course must have completed a state-approve nurse aide training program in Hawaii. This course is designed to prepare students to take the State of Hawaii Nurse Assistant Competency Evaluation Exam. (739-8122,

Tai Chi
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic, fifth floor waiting area, Fridays thru Aug. 9, 5:30-7 p.m., $60-$74. A blend of medical qigong and martial qigong, 1000 years in development and use. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Weekend Yoga Certification Training
Windward Family Wellness Center, classes begin May 17, 5:30 p.m., contact for cost. Weekend Yoga Certification Training (200 RYT) is being offered. Register online to reserve your space; class size is limited. (954-9310)

Child Car and Booster Seat Inspections
Kuhio Park Terrace, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii hosts a free child car and booster seat inspection. Child Passenger Safety Technicians certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration check car and booster seats. Pre-registration is required. (432-2260)

Hula Master George Naope
Hawaii Convention Center O‘ahu Ballroom 313, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $10-$30/day. This seminar is part of a featured series at the Waikiki Hula Conference, and is separate from the larger conference gathering. Pay tribute to the late Hula Master George Lanakilakeikiahialii Naope. Download a registration form at (,

Hula Preservation Society Cultural Series
Hawaii Convention Center, May 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 18 from 8 to 10 a.m., and May 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., contact for cost. May 17 features a tribute to Hula Master George Naope; May 18 honors The Hawaiian Room, and May 19 features Queenie Ventura and Friends. (

Rebroadcast of Iliahi May Fest
Olelo (channel 55), 10 a.m. Olelo rebroadcasts Iliahi Elementary School’s May Fest. (622-6411)

SBA Counseling for Small Business Owners
Bank of Hawaii, 210 Ward Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Receive a 30-minute confidential consultation with small business specialists from SBA and address critical issues like access to capital and credit. Call for an appointment. (541-2990 ext. 211)

Skin Care Fairs
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free. Learn about the latest products and speak with a licensed clinical aesthetician. (432-5670)

King Britt
The Republik, lounge doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m., $15-$20. ages 21 and older. (

Rolando Sanchez N The Latin Jazz Combo
JJ’s Bistro and French Pastry, 5:30-9 p.m., free. (739-0993)

Saloon Pilots
Big City Diner Kailua, 8:30-11 p.m., no cover charge. (263-8880)

Sasha Yates and Michelangelo Barques Duo
Pacific Guardian Food Court, noon-1 p.m., free. (398-1339)

U-Knighted Live
Five O Bar and Lounge, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 9 p.m.-midnight, no cover charge. U-Knighted performs live reggae music. (922-0550)

6th Annual International Waikiki Hula Conference Pays Tribute to 50 Years of Merrie Monarch Festival
Hawaii Convention Center, May 17-19, visit website for times, $250-$385. The conference workshops, mele (songs) and hula will pay tribute to and celebrate the Merrie Monarch Festival’s 50th anniversary. It is open to dancers of all experience levels with an interest in hula. (

Aloha Medical Mission 30th Anniversary Gala
Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom, 5:30-9 p.m., $250, tables also available. The Aloha Medical Mission hosts its 30th Anniversary Gala celebrating three years of inspiration, community service and volunteerism. This year, the non-profit organization honors Hawaii Dental Service, Hawaii Medical Service Association and the Queen’s Medical Center. (847-3443)

Raku Hoolaulea Registration
Registration forms and fees due to the Hawaiian Craftsmen Office (1159 Nuuanu, Honolulu) by May 17, contact for fee. Event is held at Camp Mokule‘ia, May 24 at noon-May 27 at noon, $5/day for non-registered and non-camping participants. Participants bring pre-made ceramic artworks to the camp groups to be raku-fired in portable kilns. (,

8th Annual Maoli Arts Month Award
Bishop Museum, 6-8 p.m., contact for cost. This year’s recipient Ivy Hali‘imaile Andrade is honored, followed by the opening of Bishop Museum’s MAMo masters exhibition. (

The Silverado Kid or Never Fake It In a Gunfight
Shreve Theater, Lanikai Park, May 17-19 and May 24-26, curtain at 8 p.m., $7. The Lanikai Mortgage Players present its spring melodrama “The Silverado Kid or Never Fake It In a Gunfight.” (262-5482)

uncontrollable urge
R&D, 691 Auahi St., until June 7, Tues.-Fri. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., donations accepted. Artist Dana Paresa’s second solo show featuring ink drawings. (