September 8

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Sunday September 8
Exploring Watercolors
Art Explorium, 1-3 p.m., $15/student, ages 4 and older. Create and play with water colors, discover new hues and values, mix and let colors flow. Learn more about different watercolor techniques. Registration is required. (

The Second City, Now and Beyond
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Kapolei Commons, 5:30 p.m., free. Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, hosts a seminar for those interested in learning more about the newest development and future plans for Kapolei. Call to RSVP. (947-8101)

What Is True Tai Chi Chuan
Chinese Cultural Plaza, Kuomingtang Hall, 2-5 p.m., $60. Learn what defines Cheng Man Ching’s tai chi from other internal styles and its application in push hands. Contact to pre-register. (679-7587)

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)

Girl Scouts Information Session
Maemae Elementary School Cafeteria, 1:30-2:30 p.m., free. An information and sample activity session for all interested volunteers and girls in the Liliha, Kalihi and Downtown Honolulu neighborhood, whether they are returning or new. No commitment necessary. (, 675-5515)

I Love Hula in Kailua
Between Macy’s and Pier One, 3 p.m., free. Hale ‘O Na Wahine ‘O Kupono led by Tammy Turcios perform. (263-7073,

Intergenerational Hanafuda Tournament
Manoa Public Library, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $6-$8/player. To commemorate National Grandparent’s Day, the Friends of Manoa Public Library, Hawaii Recreation and Parks Society and Hanafuda Hawaii sponsor an intergenerational Hanafuda tournament. Proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of Manoa Public Library to provide additional books and services for library patrons. (

First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, noon, contact for cost. Rep. Karl Rhoads holds a forum to share his insights into communicating effectively with the Hawaii State Legislature, including that now is the right time to pass marriage equality in HAwaii. (595-4047)

Manoa Valley Church Grand Reopening
Manoa Valley Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. The public is invited to Manoa Valley Church’s grand reopening celebration and blessing ceremony. The day includes a special worship service followed by a traditional blessing ceremony, guided tours, and entertainment featuring a taiko drum performance, hula, ballroom dance, live music, pony rides and more. (, 988-3271)

Pastor Rogelio Elosindo Speaks
Central Oahu Bible Church, 6 p.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)

Pastor Rogelio Elosindo Speaks
Honolulu Bible Church, 8”45 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)

Swing Dance Club Hawaii
Palladium at Ala Wai Golf Clubhouse, 6:30 p.m., $5-$8. Bert Burgess provides music. In addition to swing are cha cha, waltz, night club 2-step, CW, salsa, fox trot and more. (255-6095)

The Nanjing Massacre: Poems
University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Auditorium, 2:30 p.m., free. Local poet and businessman Wing Tek Lum shares about his new book, “The Nanjing Massacre: Poems” offering snapshots of human cruelty, courage and compassion. (626-1481,

Kira Hooks Performs
Hard Rock Cafe, 9-11 p.m., contact for cost. Los Angeles-based musician Kara Hoks performs. (, 955-7383)

La Pietra 2013 Sunset Jazz Concert
La Pietra Great Lawn, 5:30 p.m. (grounds open 5 p.m.), $65/includes wine, coffee and dessert. The Sunset Jazz concert under the stars features Shari Lynn, Jimmy Borges and guest artists Son Caribe and Honolulu Jazz Quartet. (, 922-2744)

6th Annual Giovanna Goddess Gala
The private home of Giovanna Neuman in Kahala, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $125. An event for women featuring an international buffet, dancing to Rolando Sanchez and Friends, psychic readings and coaching, a live and silent auction, assorted activities and time to connect with friends. A fundraiser for Family Program Hawaii’s Project Visitation. (540-2534,

8th Annual Holokiki O ‘Alele
Races start and finish at Kailua Intermediate School, half marathon at 6 a.m., 5K at 6:20 a.m., Keiki Dash at 8:30 a.m., $45/half marathon, $30/5K, $15/Keiki 100 Yard Dash. All proceeds benefit programming at the Windward Clubhouse, which offers area kids a variety of sports, arts, tutoring and leadership opportunities. (263-0555,

Girls Got Game +1
SHOR at Hyatt Regency Waikiki, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $150. A Sunday brunch prepared by an all-female superstar cast of chefs and farmers, plus Sven Ullrich of Hyatt Regency Waikiki. (

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. (

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. (