October 17

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Wednesday October 17
Am I Depressed or Sad? The Grief Journey
Pearl City Community Church, Higuchi Hall, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Learn how to distinguish between being sad and being depressed, and how you can alleviate depression. Attendees can also learn more about the grieving process and how they can better cope with loss. (545-2740, samaritancounselingcenterhawaii.org)

Japanese and English Classes – Lingo Link HI
Impact Hub Honolulu; 1050 Queen St.; 9-11 a.m. Oct. 17-18, 20; 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17-18; $30/2 hours. Come for customized lessons and practice with native speakers. All levels welcome. (670-0733, info@lingolinkhi.com)

The ALPHA Course
Hawaii Voice KTV & Lounge, 808 Sheridan St., Wednesdays through Nov. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., contact for cost. Take a practical introduction to the Christian faith that allows attendees to explore questions about God and faith in a relaxed and nonjudgmental setting. (532-1111, jenny@fpchawaii.org)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Marketplace, Bloodmobile, 3-7 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Free Xeric Seed of the Month
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., Wednesdays and Saturdays through October, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Receive free purple crown flower seeds, which bloom year-round and are often used in festive lei. (boardofwatersupply.com/conservation/xeriscape, 748-5315)

Howl-O-Ween Doggie Parade
Pre-registration required by Oct. 17 for Oct. 21 event at Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove, 2-6 p.m., free. Join a festive pet costume contest event by posting a photo of your pet dog in its best Halloween attire. Visit website for details and guidelines. (royalhawaiiancenter.com/event/howl-o-ween-event-for-pets/2145514233)

HWF Monthly Gathering
Impact Hub, 1050 Queen St., Suite 10, 6-7 p.m., donations accepted. Join a conversation with Renea Veneri Stewart, who was recently nominated for a second Daytime Emmy in cinematography, and knows the ins and outs of production. (hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org/single-post/2018/09/17/Renea-Veneri-Stewart-HWF-Monthly-Gatherings?message_id=6b4a6c23-db93-48fb-a926-4a4d336a83ea)

Kupuna Independent Life Series
Iwilei Senior Residence, 888 Iwilei Road, Wednesdays through Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., contact for cost. Seniors age 55 and older can receive health and wellness workshops, exercise, support groups, free and nutritious breakfast and lunch, and more. (732-7755)

Lunch and Learn: The ABCs of LGBTQ+
University of Phoenix, 949 Kamokila Blvd., rooms 116 and 117, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Learn about the LGBT community, Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, and sexuality and gender identity in the workplace and at school. Pre-registration required. (eventbrite.com/e/lunch-and-learn-the-abcs-of-lgbtq-tickets-50586409312)

Okinawa-Hawaii Comedy Show
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Orvis Auditorium, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., free. This comedy show showcases Okinawa’s unique champuru culture history, along with its slang, customs and music. (flpregister.com/376)

A Night in Brazil: Sandy Tsukiyama & Friends
Blue Note Hawaii, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $25-$45. Sandy Tsukiyama and friends pay tribute to the seductive and influential music of Brazil. (bluenotehawaii.com)

All Pau!
Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Mahina Cocktail Lounge, Oct. 1-31, 5-10 p.m., contact for cost. Enjoy live music by Hawaii’s finest, along with cocktails made with PAU vodka. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen Foundation. (surfjack.com)

Carol D’Angelo & Dexter Doi Art Exhibition
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, Gallery on the Pali, 2500 Pali Hwy., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 25, free. View a number of works inspired by the natural beauty and cultural richness of the islands. (595-4047, gallery@unitariansofhi.org)

Crazy Lucky Dogs Unleashed
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 9, contact for cost. View a wide range of dog-themed paintings and ceramics by various local artists. (louispohlgallery.com)

Digital Prism
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., gallery hours through Oct. 21, free. See conceptual art, portraiture, the natural world, abstract work and graphic design by artists Veronica Carmona, Derrick Elfalan, Carren Han, Deborah Lee and Christine Ohtani-Chang. Membership forms will be available for interested artists. (349-7584, digitalarthawaii.org)

Consolidated Theatres Kahala, Wednesdays through October 31, 7 p.m., $11. Get into the Halloween spirit with films by famed filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. (consolidatedtheatres.com)

Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., gallery hours through January, free. See an exhibition that focuses solely on artistic depictions of men. (586-9959)

Portfolio 2018 Exhibit
HiSAM Gallery Shop X MORI by Art+Flea, 250 S. Hotel St., gallery hours through Oct. 27, free. View an exhibition of 30 works by globally acclaimed local artists Ashley Bickerton, Kaili Chun, Yvonne Cheng, Paul Pfeiffer, Garnett Puett and Lawrence Seward. (friendsofhisam.org)

The Momentary Wave: Hawaiian Tintype Portraits
Halekulani Hotel, gallery hours through Nov. 5, contact for cost. See an exhibit of photographs by New York artist Joni Sternbach, whose large-format photos center on humanity’s relationship with water. (halekulani.com)