October 17

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Saturday October 17
‘A Chinese Kitchen’ Cooking Demo
CookSpace, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. #2360, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $83.77. Lynette Lo Tom demonstrates how to make Chinatown crispy pork and cake noodle from her new cookbook, “A Chinese Kitchen.” Pre-registration required. (cookspacehawaii.com, 695-2205)

Acting Classes
Register for location and times, Saturdays and Mondays from Oct. 17-Nov. 28, $200. For kids, teens and adults. (733-5806, modelingschoolshawaii.com)

Cleaner, Smarter Living
RevoluSun Smart Home showroom, 210 Ward Ave., 10-11 a.m., free. Eco-conscious homeowners, architects and residential developers can meet and collaborate, while those interested in solar can learn more about the latest in photovoltaic solar options and financing. Pre-registration required. (748-8888, revolusun.com)

Culture Fair Test
Location provided with RSVP, 1-5 p.m., $20. Craving mentally stimulating interactions or paradigm-challenging conversations? Find out if MENSA might be for you! (240-2092, testing@hawaii.us.mensa.org)

CyberSafety Education & Awareness Workshop
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 114, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 9-11 a.m., free. This workshop will explain in lay terms the safety and security issues in computer technology and what the Internet poses to the user. Pre-registration required. (235-7433, windwardcce.org/free-classes)

Dirt on Dirt: Growing Nutritious Soil
The Green House, 224 Pakohana St., 9:30-11:30 a.m., $20. Learn how to create healthy soil for your plants. Pre-registration required. (524-8427, thegreenhousehawaii.com)

Dog and Cat First Aid
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, 8:30 a.m.-noon, $70. Learn basic information on how to recognize and care for emergencies and injuries in dogs or cats. Gain confidence to response to pet emergencies by learning how to provide basic first aid skills, how to care for choking pets, rescue breathing and CPR. (1-800-733-2767, redcross.org/take-a-class)

Foster Care Information Session
New Hope Leeward – Kapolei Campus, 480 Kamokila Blvd., 10-11:30 a.m., free. Learn more about how to become a resource caregiver to children in foster care. Hear from experienced resource caregivers and former foster youth. Pre-registration required. (441-1117, pidf.wufoo.com/forms/m1s20let0fhxb9a)

Hide-N-Seek Watercolor Workshop
Lotus Honolulu, 2885 Kalakaua Ave., Oct. 17-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $195. Learn a no-worries method of painting with watercolors. Pre-registration required. (patrice@artofaloha.com)

Intro to Cooking Series with Chef Toby
The Green House, 224 Pakohana St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $40/series. The hands-on cooking series for ages 8-11 will introduce keiki to the pleasures of preparing and enjoying food that is local, fresh, organic and delicious. Pre-registration required. (524-8427, thegreenhousehawaii.com)

Lotus Aqua Art Escape
Lotus Hotel, Oct. 17-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $195 plus supply fees. Patrice Ann Federspiel demonstrates Hide-N-Seek Watercolor Technique. (922-1700, patrice@artofaloha.com)

Marketing and Technology Workshops
The Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free for nonprofits, $10/individuals. AD UP Hawaii hosts a workshop focusing on bringing nonprofits and communications and marketing professionals together to develop a winning campaign in seven hours. Pre-registration required. (aduphawaii.com/#section-adup-workshops-2015)

Photography: Lighting – How to Use Daylight and Flash
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 114, 45-720 Keaahala Road, two meetings, 9 a.m.-noon, $90. From outdoor sunlight to indoor lighting to night lights in the city, you’ll be able to capture beautiful images in any lighting condition. Pre-registration required. (235-7433, windwardcce.org/photography)

Self-Improvement Classes
Register for location and times, Saturdays and Mondays from Oct. 17-Nov. 28, $475. For teens. (733-5806, modelingschoolshawaii.com)

Writing Retreat
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa 107/109, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m., $10. Meet and write in company with other beginning and experienced writers. Here we tap into our mutual creative energy. Pre-registration required. (235-7433, windwardcce.org/writing)

Chili Cook Off
Kapolei High School cafeteria, 5-8 p.m., $25. Ulu A‘e Learning Center hosts its annual Chili Cook Off fundraiser. Sample chili from competing teams, plus enjoy music, hula and raffles. (398-4461, uluaelearningcenter@gmail.com)

Classic Car Show
Windward Mall, Macy’s parking lot, 5-9 p.m., free. Check out classic hot rods. (235-1143)

Going Green Recycling Drive
Kaimuki High School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Save your recyclable waste and help turn trash into cash for community programs. Acceptable items include scrap metal, cell phones, batteries, computers, HI-5 beverage containers and more. (291-6151, renemansho@hawaii.rr.com)

Free Coin and Stamp Show
Queen Kapiolani Hotel, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Hawaii Stamp and Coin Dealers Association hosts a show with fun for the whole family. (531-6251, hawaiianstampandcoin.com)

HiWaist808 Fitness on the Block
Mother Waldron Park, Kakaako, 4:30-6:30 p.m., free. HiWaist808 hosts a series of fitness concerts, including instructors from Renegade Fit, Zumba, RIPPED, yoga and more. (facebook.com/hiwaist808)

Kaneohe Little League T-Ball Registration
Windward Mall, Oct. 17-18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 20 from 6:30-9 p.m., free. Register for Kaneohe Little League t-ball. (235-1143)

Moving Day Hawaii
Honolulu Hale, Civic Grounds, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease and funds to support the National Parkinson Foundation Hawaii Chapter with a 3K walk, resource fair, food booths, keiki zone with bouncers, and a special Movement Pavilion for Parkinson’s patients. (movingdayhawaii.org, 383-0163)

Pre-Holiday Swap Meet & Craft Fair
Waipio Shopping Center parking lot, 94-1044 Waipio Uka St., 8 a.m.-1 p.m., free. A unique mix of household items, slightly used items, new items, jewelry and more. (shopwaipio.com)

Waialua Used Book Sale
Waialua Public Library, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Great finds at great prices. (637-8286)

Zombie Dash Hawaii
Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., 2-8 p.m., $49/late registration. Enjoy a zombie-themed 5K run filled with bone-chilling thrills, obstacles and more. (zombiedashhawaii.com)

Children’s Storytime
Kaimuki Public Library, 1041 Koko Head Ave., Oct. 11-Dec. 6, 10:30-11 a.m., free. Listen to stories, participate in finger plays and rhymes, and make-and-take a simple craft. (733-8422)

Fall Harvest
Waimanalo Country Farms, Saturdays and Sundays in October, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Lots of country fun for the whole family, including games, rides, animals, pumpkin picking, fresh produce and lots of ono food. (306-4379)

Kids World: Mall-o-Ween Edition & Costume Contest
Windward Mall, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Get a head start on Halloween with a costume contest, balloons, arts and crafts, magic and more. (235-1143)

Saturday Story Time
Waianae Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. This week’s theme is “pumpkins.” (697-7868)

Duke Kahanamoku Walking Tour
Call for meeting place, Saturdays through Nov. 30, 11 a.m., $40-$30. To celebrate Duke Kahanamoku’s 125th birthday, tour several Waikiki sites related to the Olympic swimmer, including Duke’s Canoe Club, famous Waikiki hotels and the famous Duke statue along Kalakaua Ave. Pre-registration required. (395-0674, filmguy54@hotmail.com)

Elsie Nakasone and Perla Alvarez Home Tour
RSVP for meeting place, 9:30 a.m., $15-$20. Visit the homes of Elsie Nakasone and Perla Alvarez and review their collections of cacti, tillandsia and succulents. Pre-registration required. (537-1708, friendsgardens@aol.com)

Legends of Koolau
Meet at Heeia-kea Small Boat Harbor, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m., $10-$20. Take a ride on Coral Queen glass-bottom boat, share mo‘olelo and talk about marine researches. Pre-registration required. (235-8111, legendsofkoolau@aol.com)

Anna O’Brien’s, 8 p.m., $20-$15. Celtica mixes a blazing rock sound with bagpipes. (irishpubshawaii.com/irishmusic)

Kapu System & Cultural Movement
Hawaiian Brians, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5 or free with a college ID, age 18 and up. Live reggae music. (946-1343)

Songs of Waialua
Hawaii Mission Houses, 553 S. King St., 5:30-8 p.m., $30-$35. Celebrate the music of Waialua with Ken Makuakane, Aaron Maji, Alan Akaka, George Kuo and more, plus hula, food and more. (447-3926)

Turtle Bay Boogie
Surfer, The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5, age 21 and up. Trailer Park Romeos and Men in Grey Suits perform. (facebook.com/groups/turtlebayboogie)

McKinley High School ‘83 50th Birthday Bash YOLO
Natsunoya Tea House, 5 p.m., $55. McKinley High School Class of 1983 is celebrating its 50th birthday – YOLO! (mhs8350thbash@gmail.com)

A Night to Remember
Sacred Hearts Academy, 3253 Waialae Ave., 5 p.m., free. This annual candlelit walk and memorial service provides an opportunity for family and friends of Hospice Hawaii patients and the community to honor loved ones who have passed on. Pre-registration required. (791-8093, tyamauchi@hospicehawaii.org)

Domestic Violence Action Center’s 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery, 735 Iwilei Road, 5:30-9:30 p.m., $200. Attend Domestic Violence Action Center’s “Art of Peace” 25th anniversary gala dinner, art exhibit and silent auction, all in support of the group. (534-0040)

Hawaii People’s Fund Annual Dinner & Expo
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St., 6-9 p.m., $75/at the door. Support social change at Hawaii People’s Fund’s annual dinner and expo, featuring live music, poetry, children’s activities, grantees, a silent auction and more. (donatenow.networkforgood.org/PeoplesFundAnnualDinner)

Make-A-Wish Masquerade
M Nightclub at Restaurant Row, 8 p.m.-4 a.m., $40. Support Make-A-Wish Hawaii with a Halloween-themed fundraiser including indoor/outdoor areas, live bands, multiple stages and a $1,000 costume contest. (flavorus.com/mnlhnl, 529-0010)

Malama Palama Gala
The Royal Hawaiian, Monarch Room, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner and program, $250. This year’s gala fundraiser for Palama Settlement will honor longtime supporters – veteran broadcaster Emme Tomimbang and former Honolulu Police Chief Francis Keala. Entertainment will be provided by Emme & Friends. Proceeds for the event will support programs for keiki, teens, kupuna and families. (848-2533, info@palamasettlement.org)

Waikiki Block Festival
Event runs along Kalakaua Avenue between Lewers Street and Kealohilani Avenue, 5-10 p.m., free. The second Waikiki Block Festival features the Aloha Aina Cultural Food Festival with a food truck row, prize drawings, hula lessons, rides and much more. (531-5050)

‘Money Talks’ Dinner Theatre
Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe, 6-9 p.m., $100. Raise funds for Kahumana Community and its transition housing programs for the homeless, and enjoy a farm-to-table dinner and performance of “Money Talks: But What the Hell is It Saying?” (kahumana.org)

‘Moving Beyond Denial into Recovery’
Waianae Public Library, 1 p.m., free. Shirley Davenport shares excerpts from her new book, “Moving Beyond Denial into Recovery.” (697-7868)

Pancakes & Booze Art Show
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $5, age 21 and up. Honolulu’s largest underground art show will feature 50-plus emerging artists, live body painting, all-you-can-eat pancakes, live performances and more. (pancakesandbooze.com)

The WonderShow: Monster Mash
Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave., 9 p.m. doors, 10 p.m. show, $5-$7, ages 21 and up. Celebrate Halloween early with acrobats David and Angela of Davangie Performance Arts, go-go hunk Michael, hula-hooping Liz Lizcious, drag star Bucky Stun Guns, burlesque host Miss Catwings and producer Mena Domina. (hulaswaikiki.eventbrite.com)

WCC Rain Garden Workday
Windward Community College, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Hui o Ko‘olaupoko maintains the college’s rain gardens. Bring a water bottle and sun protection. Gloves, tools and ice water provided. Pre-registration required. (huihawaii.org)

Windward CC Low Impact Retrofit Workday
Windward Community College, Hale Imiloa, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Help Hui o Kooloupoko maintain the rain gardens at Windward Community College. Pre-registration required. (huihawaii.org)