May 2

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Friday May 2
Basics in Oil
1311 Kapiolani Blvd., suite 208, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays, $115 (5 weeks). Learn basic brush strokes and easy techniques to oil painting with a motivational coaching artist. Advanced registration is required. (532-3989, 295-8506)

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts
CHAI Studio, noon-2 p.m. May 2-4 or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11, various costs. Create a personalized car or canvas bag as a Mother’s Day gift. (536-4543,

Silver Stars
Diamond Head Theatre, April 8-May 27, Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m., contact for cost. Diamond Head Theatre expands its performing arts programming with a new class taught by DHT artistic director John Rampage. All levels are welcome. (733-0277 ext. 306,

Small Space Gardens Grow From Below
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, deadline to register is May 2, class takes place May 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon, $5/non-members, free for members of FOHXG (depending on level of membership). Learn how to have and keep more of a garden using sub-irrigation planting methods and recycled materials plus mulch to create a productive, soil-free garden. (748-5363,

12th Annual May Day Hoolaulea
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School, football stadium, 5-9 p.m., free. Nanakuli High and Intermediate holds its 12th annual May Day Hoolaulea with food, craft booths, entertainment and more. (668-5823)

6th Annual Business Expo
Waimea Valley, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., contact for cost. Organizations from Kaena to Kualoa in various industries including agriculture, dining, retail, art, manufacturing, ocean sports and recreation, and visitor attractions network, promote business growth and examine matters unique to Waimea Valley. Peter Apo provides the keynote presentation. (637-4558)

AARP Chapter 60 Waikiki
Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom, deadline to RSVP for luncheon is May 2, luncheon takes place May 7, 11:30 a.m. luncheon, 12:15 p.m. meeting, 12:30-1 p.m. speaker, contact for cost. AARP Chapter 60 Waikiki holds its monthly luncheon meeting. The general public may attend the program without purchasing luncheon reservations. This month’s speaker, Victor Geminani, discusses, “what’ we have done lately.” (593-1026,

Annual Book Sale
Aina Haina Public Library, May 2-3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission. Friends of Aina Haina Public Library hold its annual book sale with a wide assortment of books, CDs and DVDs available for modest prices. Proceeds support the library’s programs, events, services and resources. (377-2456)

Arthritis and You
Kaimuki – Waialae YMCA, 12:45-1:45 p.m., free. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presents its Senior Summit Seminar titled “Arthritis and You.” Join a Kaiser Permanente Rheumatologist as he explains what arthritis is, its symptoms, how it can affect you, the most common types of arthritis and available treatment options. Advanced registration is required. (432-2235)

Book Sale
Aina Haina Public Library, May 2-3, 10 a.m. 4 p.m., free admission. Friends of Aina Haina Library hold its annual book sale featuring a wide assortment of books, videos, DVDs and CDs available for modest prices. All proceeds benefit the library. (377-2456)

Book Sale
Aina Haina Public Library, May 2-3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission. Friends of Aina Haina Public Library hold its annual book sale featuring an assortment of books, videos, DVDs and CDs available for modest prices. All proceeds benefit the library. (377-2456)

Book Sale
Waimanalo Public and School Library meeting room, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 3. The Friends of Waimanalo Library holds a book sale. Proceeds benefit the library and its programs. (259-2610)

E Hoolaulea Lanikai
Lanikai School, 5-9 p.m., $12-$20. Lanikai School holds a hoolaulea to celebrate 50 years with entertainment by Paula Fuga, Dread Ashanti and Keahou with special guest Rebecca Lilinoe Sterling, Miss Aloha Hula 2012. (

Look Good Feel Good
Kaiser Permanente, Moanalua Medical Center, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Women in active cancer treatment are invited to learn beauty techniques to combat appearance-related side effects. Advanced registration is required. (595-7504)

May Day Celebration
Kapolei High School stadium, 3-8 p.m., free admission. Kapolei High’s May Day celebration includes food, entertainment and more. Coolers are not permitted. (692-8200)

State of the Counties
Cafe Julia, YWCA Laniakea, deadline to register is May 2, event takes place May 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $$40-$55/individual entrance, $295-$500/tables of eight. Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii hosts four county mayors speaking on where each sees his respective county heading and future initiatives. It is followed with a Q&A panel discussion. (

Traditions of the Pacific Lecture
Bishop Museum, Hawaiian Hall Atrium, 6-7:30 p.m., free for museum members, $10/general admission. Former researcher Patrick V. Kirch, archaeological field researcher and professor, gives a lecture on his studies of the history of Kahikinui. (, 847-8296)

Country Fair Kanikapila
St. John Vianney School, 5-10 p.m., free admission. The school’s Country Fair Kanikapila includes live music with special guest, A Touch of Gold, game booths, keiki activities, baked goods, prizes and a raffle. Pre-sale Hawaiian plate dinners available. (261-4651)

Seasons and the Sea
Area Ewa (west) of Waikiki Aquarium grounds, 5:30 p.m. to sunset (approximately 7 p.m., free. Waikiki Aquarium and the Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts holds Seasons and the Sea. Learn about Hawaiian cultural traditions during the sunset observance and enjoy authentic hula and chant performances. (

12th Annual Sumi-e Exhibition
Honolulu Hale courtyard first floor, May 2 and May 5-8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. The Sumi-e Society of Hawaii hold its 12th annual exhibition. (768-6622)

Cinco de Maya Fiesta 2014
Crossroads HI at Hawaiian Brians, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $15, ages 18 and older. Kick off Cindo de Maya Fiesta 2014 with Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe, DJ Azteca, mariachi singer Christina Linares, a taco buffet provided by Serg’s Mexican Kitchen and more. (285-0072)

Mango Season Trio
53 By the Sea, Fridays through Mauy 30, 9-11:30 p.m., free. Mango Season performs its sun-kissed island soul jazz. (

Mango Season Trio
Nico’s at Pier 38, May 2 and 16, 6-8 p.m., free. Mango Season performs its sun-kissed island soul jazz. (

The Expendables
The Republik, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., $22 plus applicable fees, increases the day of the show. (,

Art Night: Feel the Light
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii, 6-8 p.m., free. Kroc Center Hawaii celebrates the arts with art demonstrations including aerosol art, a gallery of artwork by Kroc Art students, live music and entertainment, and a photo booth. (693-8356)

Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2014
Andrew Rose Gallery, through May 2, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment, free. The gallery partners with Pacific New Media/University of Hawaii at Manoa to present its sixth annual Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2014 exhibit featuring 56 new works of photography by 44 artists. (599-4400,

Eyes Shut/Eyes Wide Open
The Gallery at Ward Centre, through May 29, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, free. The Gallery at Ward Centre presents “Eyes Shut,” ceramic sculptures by gallery artist Jo Rowley and “Eyes Wide Open,” mixed media by gallery artist Cindy Conklin. (, 597-8034)

Castle High School, Ronald E. Bright Theatre, May 2-4, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, $10. Castle DanceForce presents Footsteps, a dance concert inspired by respect for the perspectives of others. The Arts and Media SLC also presents projects as part of its collaborative unit. (

Kahi Ching Art Studio
1180 Smith St., 5-9 p.m., free. The studio holds an open house. (561-1032)

MAMo Awards 2014: HE Kumu Kukui
J.M. Long Gallery, Bishop Museum, May 2-July 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Tuesdays), $8.95-$19.95. An exhibition that features this year’s MAMo awardees: Paulette Kahalepuna, Meleanna Aluli Meyer, Kauka De Silva and Duncan Kaohuokaala Seto. ( 847-3511)

Paintings by Mark Feijao Milligan II
Soul De Cuba Cafe, April 4-June 2, free. An opening reception takes place April 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. (545-2822)

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Art Gallery and Commons Gallery, 3-4 p.m., contact for cost. “PAUSE: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition 2014,” showcases the accomplishments of nearly 30 forthcoming graduates from the BFA program. (

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Sacred Hearts Academy Auditorium, 7 p.m. May 2-3, 4 p.m. May 4, $10. Sacred Hearts senior Kaena Kekoa directs the one-act musical comedy featuring students from Sacred Hearts Academy, Saint Louis School and Kamehameha Schools. (