February 23

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Thursday February 23
GRLFRNDS CD Release Party
Nextdoor, 43 North Hotel St., Honolulu, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $5. This month showcases Honolulu’s most charming indie/electro/dance band, “GRLFRNDS,” for their CD release party. (852-2243)

Venus Vibe Trap
Bar 35, 35 North Hotel St., Honolulu, 9 p.m., free. A whole different kind of open-mic, more like an open jam session. (bar35.com)

Art & Flea
Fresh Cafe x Loft in Space, 831 Queen St., Honolulu, 5-10 p.m., $3, $2/if dressed like a cat. Fifty-plus vendors featuring vintage, handmade art, music and more. (artandflea.com)

Experts At The Palace Lecture Series
Iolani Palace Grounds, Old Archives Buildings, 364 South King St., Honolulu, noon to 1 p.m., Thursdays until March 1, free. Native Hawaii Culture will be the theme of the series. (522-0841)

Living History Presentation
Judiciary History Center in Aliiolani Hale, 417 South King St., Honolulu, 7 p.m. Feb. 23-25, 2 p.m. Feb. 26, free, call for reservations. Historical figures Joseph Kaulia and Emma Nawahi lead a compelling visit to pre-annexation Hawai‘i in Mai Poina: The Annexation Debate. ( 534-8880)

Talk Story With Arkadi Kuhlmann
Kahala Hotel & Resort Waialae Ballroom, 5000 Kahala Ave., Honolulu, 6-8 p.m., $20/general, $15/members, faculty, staff and students. Arkadi Kuhlmann, chairman and president of ING DIRECT USA will speak about his book, The Orange Code: How ING DIRECT succeeded by being a rebel with a cause. Register online. (shidler.hawaii.edu/talkstory)

Biennial Of Hawaii Artists X Exhibit
Honolulu Academy of Arts Spalding House, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, runs until July 22, call for cost. It’s the only exhibition of its kind in Hawai‘i, conceived to be a complement and an alternative to the juried exhibitions that take place annually throughout the state, including the Academy’s own Artists of Hawaii. (532-8700)

Folk Dance-Drama From Sumatra
Kahala Nui, Great Lawn, 4389 Malia St., Honolulu, 3:30 p.m., free. A rare theater performance of West Sumatran dance and storytelling. (218-7091)

”The Wizard Of Oz”
Performing Arts Center of Kapolei, 91-5007 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei, Thursday 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 p.m., $10/adults, $6/children, special price for Thursday. Audiences will be transported “Over the Rainbow” to adventures in Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest, and the Emerald City. (224-5314)

Interior Chi Flow Class
Hukilau Private Meeting Room, Executive Centre Hotel, 1088 Bishop St., Honolulu, 6-9 p.m., $30. Introduces Chi energy, the most basic feng shui concept. (fungshway.com)

Line Dancing with Salome
New Hope Diamond Head, 4211 Waialae Ave. #1030, Honolulu, 10:30-11:30 a.m., seniors (60+) $1/hour plus one-time registration fee of $5. This class will focus on full body movements, some stretching and line dancing. (737-4596)

Permaculture Workshop
Friendship House, oceanside Kapaa, Tuesdays and Fridays unti March 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., call for cost and to register. Help create a coastal forest permaculture food garden. (652-4118)

West African Dance Classes
UH Manoa dance building at the athletic complex, call for address, 7-8:30 p.m., $15. Ousseynou Kouyate teaches. (386-6326)

All-Day Grief Conference
Koolau Ballrooms and Conference Center, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $130. Register online. This conference will help participants discover ways to transform loss and embrace life and increase their personal level of awareness and skill to support those whose lives have been touched by grief. (stfrancishawaii.org)

Book Signing
Barnes & Nobles, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, 6:30 p.m., free. “The Call of Sedona” by Ilchi Lee. (596-9642)

Book Signing
Barnes and Noble, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, 6:30 p.m., free. Ilchi Lee will discuss and sign his latest fascinating Call of Sedona: A Journey From the Heart. (944-3135)

Car And Booster Seat Inspection
Kaiser Permanente Waipio Clinic, 91-1480 Moaniani St., Waipahu, 3:30-6:30 p.m., free. Appointments must be booked in advance. (432-2260)

Food Drive
The Shops at Dole Cannery Iwilei across Costco, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free. The top 5 items that are needed are: canned meats, canned meals, canned soups, canned vegetables and canned fruits. (hawaiifoodbank.org, 735-1935)

Powder Puff Football
Kalaheo High School, 730 Iliaina St., Kailua, 4:30-10 p.m., free. Football game, dinner and a pre-prom fashion show and dance. For all students and friends. Project grad fundraiser. (ashtoncrew123@gmail.com)