September 1

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Sunday September 1
Cyanotypes (Photographic Sun Prints)
Art Explorium, 1-3 p.m., $15/student, ages 3 and older (children ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Learn how to harness the sun with his introduction to cyanotypes. Participants have the opportunity to coat their own paper to make artwork wit the sun while learning about photographic history and fun. Registration is required. (

Tillandsia Sculpture
Sharon’s Plants, register by Sept. 1, class takes place Sept. 7, 9-10:30 a.m., $25 (for materials). Learn how to care for and cultivate ‘air plants’ while viewing Sharon’s personal collection. Hands-on learning about how to create your own tillansia sculpture, and more. (, 259-7137)

2013 Fall Polo Season
Mokuleia, Sundays through Oct. 27, gates open at 11 a.m., matches begin at 2 p.m., $10/open field, $25/clubhouse. The Hawaii Polo Club holds its fall season beginning with a visiting team from India. (226-0061)

Happiness U Open House
Gentry Pacific Design Center, suite 117A, Sept. 1 and 2, noon-6 p.m., free. Alice Inoue’s new school, Happiness U, holds an open house. Happiness U is a school for people to learn what they aren’t taught in school such as Happiness 101 and Boost Self-Esteem 101. Contact to reserve a seat. (

Na Wahine o ka Hula Mai Ka Pu‘uwai Hula Halau
Waialua Bandstand in the park, 4-5:30 p.m., visit website for cost. The Friends of the Waialua Bandstand sponsor a program of hula featuring Na Wahine o ka Hula Mai Ka Pu‘uwai hula halau. (

Pastor Rogelio Elosindo Speaks
Bethel Bible Church, 10 a.m. Pastor Rogelio Elosindo, the first Philippine Aborigine to visit the US, provides a PowerPoint presentation of the history of the gospel of work among the Negritos on the island of Panay. (625-3957)

Mai Poina (Don’t Forget): The Overthrow
Grounds of ‘Iolani Palace, Sept. 1 (4-5 p.m., every 20 minutes), Sept. 6, 5-6 p.m., every 20 minutes), Sept. 7 and 8 (4-5 p.m., every 20 minutes), free admission. On these tours, costumed role-players interpret the significant events and sites that figured in the four days leading to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Following the tour, heart contemporary poems by Youth Speaks Hawaii, and more. Reservations are recommended. (, 534-8880)

Harvey Mason Performs
The Veranda at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Sept. 1-2, 7:30-10 p.m., no cover fee, parking is validated for up to three hours with a $25 purchase. Legendary jazz drummer Harvey Mason performs with keyboardist Michael Ruff, Honolulu guitarist Robert Shinoda and bassist Dean Taba. Reservations for large groups are recommended. (739-8760)

4th Annual Rice Festival
Ward Centers, noon-5 p.m., free. Come and sample some of your favorite rice dishes from over 30 rice vendors, participate in Da SPAM Musubi Eating Contest and watch experts attempt to re-break the Guinness World Record by building the world’s largest spam musubi. (

Hawaii’s Woodshow, Na Laau O Hawaii
Honolulu Academy of Art School at Linekona, through Sept. 15, Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free. The Hawaii Forest Industry Association Hawaii’s Woodshow was created to promote an appreciation for the variety of Hawaii-grown woods as well as talented local Hawaii woodworkers. (

Koko Marina Center Band Challenge
Koko Marina center, YouTube submissions due Sept. 1, final round takes place Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m., contact for cost. Musicians and singers ages 13-18 are invited to enter the Koko Marina Band Challenge and Soloist Singing Contest. The first round of the competition takes place through YouTube submissions. (

Faculty Exhibition 2013
University of Hawaii Art Gallery (Art Building at UH Manoa), through Sept. 20. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m., donations accepted.Twenty-nine faculty members from the Department of Art and Art History at UH Manoa explore diverse aesthetic, methodological and conceptual issues in this biennial exhibition of recent work. (

Ocean Influences
Gallery on the Pali at the Fist Unitarian Church of Honolulu, through Oct. 3, 20 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m., Sat.-Sun., free. Dan Carpenter, a Leeward-based artist who creates work that has been inspired by living near the beaches of Waianae, shares his work. (