October 22

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Sunday October 22
Bless and Be Blessed
Happiness U, SALT at Our Kakaako, 2-3 p.m., $25. Help Happiness U, and in the process learn two blessings that you can do yourself or with your friends and family in participation: a ti leaf blessing and a feng shui blessing. Reservations recommended. (yourhappinessu.com)

How to Have Awesome Meetings
Happiness U, SALT at Our Kakaako, 2-3:30 p.m., $25. In this fun, interactive, 90-minute class, you will attain all the strategies you need to create impactful, engaging, interactive and productive meetings for your teams. Reservations recommended. (yourhappinessu.com)

Two Scoops Funny
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 7 p.m., contact for cost. The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival is an annual two-day event featuring original comedy by local and off-island creators, plus live music and educational workshops geared toward writers, performers and producers interested in a career in comedy. (artsatmarks.com)

Arts and Flavors of Hawaii
Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 428 Kawaihae St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Come for specialty food and drinks, as well as street food vendors, handmade gifts, home organization, boutique clothing, jewelry and more. (artsandflavorshi.com)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Anchor Church, Bloodmobile, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kailua United Methodist Church, Kelleway House, 8:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Koko Marina Center, Bloodmobile, Walgreens parking lot, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Picnic Celebration of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahaullah
Magic Island, 1-5 p.m., free. The Bahai Community of Honolulu welcomes all to join a potluck picnic celebration in the park. Birthday cake will be provided and activities for adults and children are planned, including lei-making, weaving, face painting and more. Entertainment includes a special performance by the Bahai Children’s Class and hula by the Na Lei Nani O Waialua Hula Troupe. Live music performances by Jeff Peterson, Duane Padilla, and John Cruz are featured throughout the afternoon. (351-3439)

Friends of Pearl City Library Fall Book Sale
1138 Waimano Home Road, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. There will be books, DVDs and CDs for sale. (453-6566)

Lions Club Benefit Breakfast
Kapolei High School, cafeteria, 7 a.m.-noon, $7. In addition to the breakfast, attendees will enjoy a costume contest, silent auction, door prizes, sale of baked goods, crafts, plants, and swap meet vendors. (349-9485)

Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 22-Nov. 19, $60 donation. This event includes a blessing, chitose-ame candy, omamori and a gift. Kimono rentals and dressing are offered on weekends. (e-shrine.org/shichigosanjusanmairi.html, kotohira@hawaiiantel.net)

Sports Car Club of America
Aloha Stadium parking lot, 9 a.m., $55-$35. Try four timed laps at the Sports Car Club of America solo/autocross course in competition with other cars and trucks. (sccahawaii.org)

Pearlridge Comic Jam
Pearlridge Center, 1-4 p.m., free. Attend this social event of local artists who create collaborative cartoons, illustrations and sketches while talking story. Keiki and their families are invited to participate or just watch these comic masters in action. (203-2366, pearlridgeonline.com)

ESD: Every Single Day
Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38, 4-6 p.m., free. Enjoy acoustic ambience and retro chill. (550-3740)

Evan Khay
The Laylow, Autograph Collection, 7-10 p.m., free. (laylowwaikiki.com/event-directory)

Paula Fuga and Friends Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Blue Note Hawaii, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $15-$35. Come see Paula Fuga pay tribute to the first lady of soul Aretha Franklin with Mike Lewis and friends. (bluenotehawaii.com)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Kapiolani Park Bandstand, 2 p.m., free. (alamoanacenter.com)

Simple Plan
The Republik, 8 p.m., $39.50. Simple Plan performs live. Attendees under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. (simpleplan.com, jointherepublik.com)

Ala Moana Center’s Keiki Hula
Ala Moana Centerstage, 1 p.m., free. (alamoanacenter.com)

Call To Artists Opening Reception
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 5-7 p.m., contact for cost. The public is invited to enjoy music and refreshments provided by the club. (286-5675, onoaloha@hawaii.rr.com)

Ka Hale I o Kahala Halau Hula
Ala Moana Centerstage, 3 p.m., free. (alamoanacenter.com)

Windward Community College, Paliku Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Oct 20-21, 26-28, 4 p.m. Oct. 22, 25, $5-$10. Windward Community College presents “Massie/Kahahawai” directed by Taurie Kinoshita and performed by Windward Theatre 260 sutdents. This is an unsettling play dealing with race relations in still-segregated, early 1930s Honolulu. (779-3456, taurie@hawaii.edu)