April 28

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Friday April 28
Gardening with Beneficial Microbes
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 6-7:30 p.m., $20-$15. Learn to make your own beneficial microbes and promote the growth of healthy plants which require less watering and maintenance. Pre-registration required. (748-5315, workshops@hbws.org)

Lei Making Classes
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.-noon, $20. Make lei with flowers from your yard for May Day. Flowers provided. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

Pathways to Peace in the Workplace
Chaminade University, Mystical Rose Oratory, 7-9 p.m., free. Maya Soetoro-Ng, Pieper Toyama, Jim Walsh and Vima Lamura speak on how practices of faith bring peace within diverse career fields. (739-8536, rpfeiffe@chaminade.edu)

Brave the Shave for Kids Comedy Fundraiser
Jazz Minds Cafe, 7-9 p.m., $10, age 21 and up. Think Fast cast leads an improv comedy show with community performers to raise money for childhood cancer research with St. Baldrick’s Foundation. There will be shaving. (thinkfastimprov.com)

Jose Dynamite & Friends
O’Toole’s Celtic Room, 902 Nuuanu Ave., 7:30 p.m., $10, age 21 and up. Derek Reimers performs with Jose Dynamite and Jasmine Bautista. Host is Andrew Joyce. (391-5673)

Matt Yee
RumFire at Sheraton Waikiki, 7:30-9 p.m., $40-$10/minimum food and beverage purchase for seats within RumFire. (921-4600)

11th Hour
Kelley O’Neils, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free, age 21 and up. (347-1323)

Hyde Park Middle School Symphonic Band
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage, 7 p.m., free. (alamoanacenter.com)

Meleana Brown
Doris Duke Theatre, 9:30 p.m., $35-$30. (honolulumuseum.org)

North Surrey Secondary School
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage, 3 p.m., free. (alamoanacenter.com)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Iolani Palace, noon, free. (922-5331)

Salt Lake Elementary Music Enrichment Group
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage, 5 p.m., free. (alamoanacenter.com)

Downbeat Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $15-$10. Tenement performs live, with openers TV Microwave, Rotten Blossom, Poncho and Smoke Free Armstrong. (failedorbitrecords.com)

Waipahu Intermediate School Chorus
Windward Mall, Center Court, 5-6 p.m., free. (235-1143)

Administrative Professionals Week
The Willows, April 24-28 11 a.m.-2 p.m. buffet lunch; April 28, 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. fashion show, $27.95. Enjoy a lunch buffet all week, and stop by Friday for a fashion show featuring local celebrities like state Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, KHON2 anchor Kristine Uyeno, Danny Kaleikini and more walk the runway in ‘IOLANI designs. (952-9200, willowshawaii.com)

Stingrey Classic
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Grand Ballroom, 6 p.m., $65-$35. Hawaii’s most prestigious bodybuilding, physique, figure and bikini contest, now in its 11th annual year. Come see the best bodies in paradise. (781-1133)

Beauty Through the Eyes of Our Children
Windward Mall, April 28-30, mall hours, free. The 29th annual Mokichi Okada Association of Hawaii’s Beauty Through the Eyes of Our Children painting exhibit displays student work. An awards ceremony April 29 runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with ikebana, wellness presentations, tea ceremony and more. (235-1143)

‘Friends, Family & Other Dysfunctional Relationships’
Manoa Valley Theatre, 7 p.m., $10-$5. Iolani School’s Advanced Theatre students perform scenes from notable playwrights, including David Ives, Neil LaBute, Tom Stoppard and more. (943-2244)

Opera Night Out: Bizet’s ‘Carmen’
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Hwy., 6-9:50 p.m., free. Watch a screening of Bizet’s “Carmen.” Bring pupus to share. (595-4047)

‘The Illusion’
Mid-Pacific Institute, Kawaiihao Recital Hall, April 28-29 and May 5-6 at 7:30 p.m., April 30 and May 7 at 2 p.m., $10-$3. Presented by MPI School of the Arts. (micpac.edu, 973-5066)