May 18

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Thursday May 18
Exploring the Ocean’s Past and Present – Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, theater, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free. Carl Meyer talks, “Fish tracking throughout the archipelago.” (397-5840)

Hawaii Society of Business Professionals Luncheon
Prince Waikiki, 11:30 a.m. check in, $59-$42. Ruth Gates discusses the impacts of coral reefs on Hawaii. (

Hidden Talents – Unlocking Your Future! A Woman Leadership Event
University of Phoenix Honolulu Campus, Room 101/102, 745 Fort Street, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Learn how to unlock your future by taking a seat at the table, working at the top and self-developing. Pre-registration required. (

Nurturing a Child’s Sense of Wonder
Geobunga Salt Lake, 2-3 p.m., free. Learn how to involve young children in fun, garden-related activities and in planning child-friendly gardens. Adults only! Pre-registration required. (259-5678,

Thursday Terrarium Tea Party
Anuenue Exquisite Tea, Thursdays through July, 6-8 p.m., $50. Learn how to make your own glass terrarium while enjoying your choice of Anuenue Signature Tea and a specialty baked item. (

A Gift for Mom
Cake Envy, 6-7:30 p.m., $50/person, $80/couple. This Mother’s Day, shower your mom with a royal tea party at Cake Envy with flowers, tea, champagne, desserts and more. (, 202-6968)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Islands Hospice, 12:45-4:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kailua Town Center, 3-7 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

New Laws Update for Condo Associations
Hale Koa Hotel, Fort DeRussy Hall, 11 a.m., $60. Hawaii Council of Community Associations reviews new laws passed through the 2017 legislature. Pre-registration required. (642-4450,

Vendor Splendor
Primary Properties (Stadium Mall), 4510 Salt Lake Blvd., 7-8:30 p.m., free. Browse crafters, resellers, direct sellers, wholesale and LuLaRoe. (

An Evening of Jazz Standards
The Dragon Upstairs, 6:30-9 p.m., $5. Asako Takasaki performs with Tommy James and Dean Taba. (526-1411)

Highlands Intermediate Jazz Band
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, 6-7 p.m., free. (

Kealakehe Intermediate Chorus and Ukulele Ensemble
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, 1:30-2:30 p.m., free. (

Kealakehe Intermediate Ukulele and Chorus Ensemble
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage, 7 p.m., free. (

Blue Note Hawaii, May 18-21, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $48-$38. (

Brad Powell Theatre at Dole Cannery, May 5-28, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., $30-$20. This new drama explores Islamphobia and what it means to be a Muslim in post-9/11 America. The successful Amir has “renounced” the faith of his parents, but how much of his identity has he really forsaken? (741-4699,

‘Dragonfly, the Story of a Young Local Girl’s Journey Through Foster Care’
The ARTS at Marks Garage, May 18-21 and 25-27 at 7 p.m., $15-$12. A community engaged play based on story circles and interviews with former foster youth, therapists and social workers. Presented by PlayBuilders and The Foster Care Training Committee. (

Splendors of Ikebana featuring Obi
Honolulu Museum of Art School, May 18-21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Ikebana International Honolulu presents a cultural exhibit of Japanese flower arrangement with accompanying obi belts. An obi-tying demonstration is at 10 a.m. May 20. (,

‘Wait Until Dark’
Manoa Valley Theatre, May 18-June 4, Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m., $40. A mystery thriller about a sinister con man and two ex-convicts who meet their match in a blind woman with an eerie doll. (