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August 17

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Friday August 17
Jose Dynamite & Friends
O’Toole’s Irish Pub, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., $10. (josefigueras@ohanabroadcast.com)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
HMSA, Hau Conference Room, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Bon Dance
Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki St., Aug. 17-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. Bring your family and friends with their kimono and happi coats, and dance around the yagura. There will also be many food items to enjoy, including barbecue sticks, saimin, a variety of sushi, yakisoba, gyoza, spam musubi, andagi and more. Kiddie games will also be available. (949-3995)

Jehova’s Witness Summer Regional Convention
Mililani Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 239 Palii St., 9:20 a.m.-4:50 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 9:20 a.m.-3:50 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 7, free. This three-day program will include numerous Bible-based talks, interviews and multimedia presentations that will focus on practical ways to face present and future challenges with courage. A feature film on Sunday will demonstrate why the biblical character Jonah needed courage to fulfill his assignment and how he overcame his initial fears. (jw.org)

Made in Hawaii Festival
Blaisdell Center, Pikake Room, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19, $6. See cooking demonstrations by some of Hawaii’s top chefs. There will also be music, food, books, fine art and crafts, health and beauty products, apparel, home accessories and other locally made/grown products. (madeinhawaiifestival.com)

Mililani Hongwanji Bon Dance
Mililani Hongwanji, 95-257 Kaloapau St., Aug. 17-18, 6-10:30 p.m., free. Come for Bon dance, homestyle cooking, craft fair, silent auction, country store, food trucks and more. (625-0925, mililanihongwanji.org)

Picnic on the Pier
Battleship Missouri Memorial, 5:30-8 p.m., $5-$15. There will be prizes, keiki activities, free tours of the Mighty Mo and entertainment by Simple Souls. Guests are invited to bring their own food and drink, but no grills or glass containers are permitted. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. (ussmissouri.org/picnic)

Royal Palm Construction Liquidation Sale
Royal Palm Construction, 373 Kilani Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. There will be office furniture and supplies, shop equipment and tools, and nursery plants. Cash only. No deliveries. (621-7584)

Jeremy Hirokawa
Basalt, 2255 Kuhio Ave., 6 p.m., free. Enjoy a performance featuring island and contemporary music. (dukeslanehawaii.com)

Mana for Kauai Benefit
Anna O’Brien’s, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $10 donation. See live performances by Ginger the Monster, Tantra, Mistermeaner, Kairoots and Ocean’s Deep. All proceeds benefit Kauai Red Cross. (946-5190)

Soul Patrol Hawaii
Ground Floor, 727 Richards St., 7-10 p.m., free. Enjoy a live rock, blues and soul music performance. (538-6012)

Paakai Marketplace
SALT at Our Kakaako, Aug. 17-18, 5 p.m., free. Celebrate Hawaiian culture with Hawaii artists, crafters and cultural practitioners. There will also be live entertainment and a prize wheel. Families and pets are welcome. (saltatkakaako.com)

“All’s Well That Ends Well”
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Aug. 17-18, 7-9:30 p.m., $25. See a local musical production of Shakespeare’s twisted, fairy-tale take on romantic comedy. (missionhouses.org)

Pearlridge Center, Aug. 17-18, contact for times and cost. See a showcase of products by local artisans who specialize in a number of different mediums. (pearlridgeonline.com)

Paintings by Tanya D’Avanzo
Treehouse Coworking Kailua, 5-9 p.m., free. View a showcase of paintings by Tanya D’Avanzo, clinical neuropsychologist. (treehousecoworking.com, 347-4716)

Third Friday Art Series: Tanya D’Avanzo
Treehouse Coworking, 74 Kihapai St., Kailua, 5-9 p.m., free. Portraits painted by Tanya D’Avanzo will be exhibited at Treehouse Coworking as part of the Third Friday Kailua Art Series. (treehousecoworking.com, 367-4715)