August 8

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Wednesday August 8
Before and After: Shangri La
Iolani Palace, 5 p.m., free. Attend a lecture by Kent Severson, conservator of Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design. (

Comedy U Presents Jackie Monahan
Anna O’Brien’s, 2440 S. Beretania St., 8:30 p.m., $7-$10. This event is for attendees age 21 and older. (

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hale Kalanianaole, Bloodmobile, 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kapilina Beach Homes, Bloodmobile, 3-7 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Giving Birth: The Castle Experience
Adventist Health Castle, 6-8 p.m., $45-$80. This class is designed and taught by experienced labor and delivery nurses, intended for couples giving birth at Adventist Health Castle. Pre-registration required. (263-5400,

Prostate Cancer Support Group Open Meeting
Kuakini Medical Center, 347 N. Kuakini St., Conference Room PB-5, 7-9 p.m., free. Support group “Us Too” welcomes prostate survivors and those wanting to learn about it. All are welcome, including spouses and significant others. (222-0425)

Swim with a Mermaid
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Helumoa Playground, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through August, 1-2 p.m., free. Mermaid Citrine or one of her mermaid friends will be making the playground her home for the summer. This event is for Sheraton Waikiki and The Royal Hawaiian guests only. Mermaid swimsuits are optional. (

E-magine Fun
Pearlridge Center, Uptown, center hours through Aug. 15, $4-$19. Enjoy activities such as a Virtual Reality Roller Coaster, Eyeplay Interactive Gaming, Rope Maze and Eurobungy. (203-2366,

Lea Lea Little Planet
Waikiki Aquarium, daily through Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $8-$15. Keiki and their parents are invited to enjoy fun and educational activities, including a mysterious coloring that draws fish in a digital museum, a futuristic augmented reality sand castle and much more. (

Lucie & The Perfect Wave
Blue Note Hawaii, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $25-$45. (

Mihoko M & Friends
Jazz Minds, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., 7:30-10:30 p.m., $10. Enjoy a performance featuring Mihoko M, Thomas Mackay, Mark Tanouye, Andrew Fransisco and Chuck Janes. (945-0805)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Center, centerstage, 11 a.m., free. (

Wildest Show in Town
Honolulu Zoo, Wednesdays through August 15, 6-7 p.m., $5. Attend a series of musical performances hosted by premier ukulele teacher Roy Sakuma. In addition to the entertainment, there will also be special picnic fare for purchase, as well as pre-concert family activities, such as animal-themed keiki coloring contests and animal trivia. (, 926-3191)

Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., gallery hours through Aug. 24, contact for cost. View an exhibit that showcases the art of Jerome Wallace, whose work aims to raise graffiti to new heights. (, 521-1812)

Book Club
Waianae Public Library, 6 p.m., free. Join a discussion of “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders. (697-7868)

Island Homes: Madagascar & Hawaii
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Hwy., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 6, free. View realistic nature and wildlife paintings by Madagascar native Esperance Rakotonirina. (595-4047,

Portfolio 2018 Exhibit
HiSAM Gallery Shop X MORI by Art+Flea, 250 S. Hotel St., gallery hours through Oct. 27, free. View an exhibition of 30 works by globally acclaimed local artists Ashley Bickerton, Kaili Chun, Yvonne Cheng, Paul Pfeiffer, Garnett Puett and Lawrence Seward. (

Studio Ghibli Summer Festival
Kahala Mall, Consolidated Theatres, 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. Thursdays through August 9, contact for cost. See special screenings of classic Hayao Miyazaki films, including “Princess Mononoke,” “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “Caslte In The Sky,” “Spirited Away,” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” (