May 25

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Thursday May 25
Automatic Writing
Crystal Cave & Kyanite Lounge, 2 p.m., free. Bring your notebook or journal. (741-0811)

Eat Well for Life: Cook Healthier with Blue Zones Project
Castle Medical Center, Wellness Center, 6-7:15 p.m., free/first 50 participants. Learn to make healthy Japanese recipes like kabocha dip and spicy soba noodles. Pre-registration required. (263-5050,

Exploring the Ocean’s Past and Present – Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, theater, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free. Kalani Quiocho talks, “Papahanaumokuakea: taking care of the Kupuna Islands.” (397-5840)

Foster Care Training
Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., 6-7 p.m., free. Learn how you can join the foster care program to help save thousands of orphaned animals. Pre-registration required. (356-2222,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Honolulu Police Department, Wahiawa Station, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Sit. Stay. Read!
Waianae Public Library, 3-4 p.m., free. Read to Gian the Cairn terrier, a registered therapy dog! He can help kids practice reading without judgment. Reservations recommended. (697-7868)

Tsunami Project
Waianae Public Library, noon-4 p.m., free. Share your tsunami experiences with staff from the city Department of Emergency Management as they gather personal stories from Hawaii. Call to schedule a one-on-one appointment. (697-7868)

The New Mastersounds
Blue Note Hawaii, May 25-27, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $35-$15. (

Restaurant 604, 5-9 p.m., free. VICE docu-series “BEERLAND” visits Honolulu with happy hour specials, games, a screening of “BEERLAND” episode three and more. Pre-registration required. (

Welcome Home Banquet
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, 4 p.m., $25/veterans, $125/general public. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the museum hosts a banquet for veterans in a program that recreates and honors the legacy of Bob Hope. (, 892-3345)

Art & Wine Show
Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach, 5-7 p.m., free. This month’s featured artist is Miriam Engel, with live music by Jai Rodgers. (954-4000)

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 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. (