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Wednesday April 13, 2016

A Community Dialogue on Civic Engagement
Mission Memorial Auditorium, 6-7:30 p.m., free. 2016 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals Angela Davis and John Waihee discuss civic engagement. (nmkahanu@hawaii.edu)

Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Castle Medical Center, four Wednesdays starting April 13, 6-8 p.m., $45/person, $80/couple. Learn different aspects of the birth experience, from preparing for the hospital to caring for you and your baby. Pre-registration required. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

AARP Free Tax-Aide
Wahiawa Public Library, Wednesdays through April 15, free. Get help preparing your tax returns with AARP volunteers. (622-6345)

Free Xeric Seed Giveaway
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Wednesdays and Saturdays in April, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Pick a free slip of Yellow Popcorn Orchid/Dancing Lady this month at the garden. (boardofwatersupply.com)

HCTA Luncheon
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, Captain’s Room, noon-1:30 p.m., $40. Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association hosts Hawaii Tourism Authority marketing vice president Leslie Dance to its luncheon. RSVP requested. (479-0493)

Keahiakahoe Canoe Club Registration
Kahaluu District Park, makai side, 47-260 Waihee Road, Mondays and Wednesdays in April, 4:30-5:30 p.m., check website for cost. Keahiakahoe Canoe Club holds registration for men, women and children of all ages. Check website for forms and details.(keahiakahoe.com)

June Millington
Kakaako Agora, 441 Cooke St., 7 p.m., $20-$25. A benefit for Institute for the Musical Arts. (497-9463, ima.org)

Lee Ritenour
Blue Note Hawaii, April 12-17, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $35-$55. (bluenotehawaii.com)

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, 6-9 p.m., free. (383-3103, mangoseasonmusic.com)

Saloon Pilots
Hard Rock Cafe, 280 Beachwalk, 9-11 p.m., free. (955-7383)

Association of Hawaii Artists Annual Aloha Show
Honolulu Hale, March 21-April 15, weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free. Association of Hawaii Artists hosts its 46th annual Aloha Show, with submissions in a variety of mediums. Opening reception is March 31 from 4-6 p.m. (623-6497)

Collages & Clay
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens Gallery, April 2-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. An exhibit of original artwork from 12 Oahu artists using hand-dyed papers and clay. Reception is April 3 from 1-4 p.m. (395-4702)

Honolulu Museum of Art School, March 24-April 17, check website for schedule, free. More than 50 of Hawaii’s contemporary artists showcase over 80 works exploring the theme of “contact” as it relates to Hawaii, its people and their experiences. Artists include Bernice Akamine, Kaui Chun and more. (contacthawaii.com)

‘Different Strokes’
1132 Bishop St. Mezzanine, March 28-June 3, business hours, free. Paintings by Warren Stenberg and Lauren Okano. Artist reception is April 15 from 5-7 p.m., (230-3189)

Filipino Film Festival
Doris Duke Theatre, April 2-16, check website for schedule, $10-$8. Celebrate the Philippines’ rich, diverse cinema, exploring everything from first love to grief in the face of tragedy. (honolulumuseum.org)

‘Footprints of Life’
Ward Village, IBM Building Courtyard, March 8-May 12, daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Yayoi Kusama’s “Footprints of Life” features multi-piece sculptures — the first time she exhibits in Hawaii. (wardvillageshops.com)

‘Fragments & Empire: Cambodian Art from the Angkor Period’
John Young Museum of Art at University of Hawaii, March 6-May 6, weekdays from 1-4 p.m., free. John Young’s collection of “Golden Age” Cambodian art is on display. (956-6888)

Gallery Iolani at Windward Community College, April 1-May 1, weekdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m., free. Featuring Hawaii Glass Artists. Artist reception is April 3 from 3-5 p.m., (236-9155, gallery.windward.hawaii.edu)

Hawaii Watercolor Society’s Annual Members Exhibition
The ARTS at Marks Garage, April 11-30, Mondays-Saturdays from noon-5 p.m., free. Hawaii Watercolor Society hosts its annual exhibition. Reception is April 14 from 5-7 p.m., and a free demonstration from jurist Robert Burridge will be April 10 from 1-3 p.m. (349-4179, hawaiiwatercolorsociety.org)

‘In the Moment’
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., April 10-May 21, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., free. Reception is April 17 from 5-7 p.m. (286-5675)

‘Lele O Na Manu: Hawaiian Forest Birds’
Bishop Museum, March 19-July 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$10.95. Hawaii’s native birds are on display at the museum, focusing on the science and cultural significance behind these magnificent creatures. (847-3511)

‘Malay Theatre: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Islam’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, Feb. 7-May 22, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. Explore traditional Malaysian theatre styles, including shadow puppetry and female dance drama, to glean insight into these complex theatre forms and issues currently facing traditional arts. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

Na Hulu Makamae o Hawaii: The Cherish Feathers of Hawaii
Queen Emma Summer Palace, March 19-Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. See examples of traditional and contemporary feather lei hulu, kahili pa‘a lima, kahili and ‘ahu ‘ula. (595-3167, daughtersofhawaii.org)

Percy Lam
Waikiki Parc Hotel, Parc Promenade, April 7-June 24, business hours, free. UH-Manoa graduate Percy Lam displays his PEZ candy-inspired art and sculptures. Reception is April 7 from 6-8 p.m. (956-8364)

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii SOLUTIONS + Art Gallery
RevoluSun Smart Home Innovation Center showroom, April 2-30, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Local artists showcase their ocean- and conservation-themed work in varying mediums. (748-8888, revolusun.com)

‘Sweet: A Tasty Journey’
Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Building, March 12-May 30, daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$10.95. Learn more about the history, fantasy and science behind the candy industry with interactive displays, models, games and learning stations. (bishopmuseum.org)

‘Water of Life’
Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church of Hawaii, March 20-April 28, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends from 2-6 p.m., free. Linda Umstead shares her watercolor pieces on water. Artist reception is April 2 from 6-8 p.m. (595-4047, gallery@unitariansofhi.org)