February 29

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Wednesday February 29
Tropical Tour
Foster Botanical Garden, 50 North Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, 1-3 p.m., garden admission. enjoy a guided walk with docent Craig Ball. Explore trees from tropical Africa. Reservations required. (522-7066)

Japan’s Kagawa Chorus
Paliku Theatre, 45-720 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, 7 p.m., free. Presentation of traditional and modern choris music. (ikagawa@hawaii.edu)

Lani Misalucha Performs
Magic of Polynesia Showroom at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, 2300 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Tuesday through Saturday until March 31, 8:30 p.m., visit website for showtimes and to to purchase tickets. Lani Misalucha has a truly warm persona that will engulf her audience and captivate them throughout the entire show. (LaniInWaikiki.com)

Live Jazz
Da Smoke House, 438 Hobron Lane, Honolulu, 5-8 p.m., free. Live Jazz, performed by KAJO. (946-0233)

The Willows Live Music
The Willows, 901 Hausten St., Honolulu, January to March, call for days, all entertainment is 6:30-8:30 p.m. except for Maunalua who plays from 7-9 p.m., free. (willowshawaii.com)

Mango Season
Jazz Minds, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, Mondays, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., call for cost. (536-3775, 945-0800)

Art Competition And Exhibit
Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puuimalu St., Honolulu, until March 4, call for times and cost. The Hawaii Gifted Association presents “Advante Two Spaces to the Arts.” Email for entry form for individual artists or schools, clubs, groups, etc. (higifted@aol.com)

Bridal Workshops
The Wedding Cafe, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. #1650, Honolulu, until March 28 and Aug. 1 to Oct. 17, call for times. Workshops will cover topics such as hair and make-up, décor, videography, and allow brides and grooms to ask questions and get advice from Hawaii’s top wedding professionals. (theweddingcafe.net, 591-1005)

Minangkabau Processions Of Sumatra
East-West Center Gallery, 1601 East-West Road, runs until April 29, call for hours, free. This community is traditionally matrilineal and yet holds strong Islamic religious beliefs. (944-7177)

Small Business Forum
Mission Memorial Auditorium, 12:30-4:30 p.m., free. This would be a great event for anyone who is interested in learning about the impact of transit oriented development on our economy. (285-8591)

Water Conservation Week Poster and Poetry Contest
The poster contest is open to Oahu students in grades K-6, and the poetry contest is open to Oahu students in grades 7-12. Entries must be submitted by March 7 with an entry form. This year’s contest theme is “The Wonder of Water.” Students entering the poster contest should submit one original piece of artwork on a 12 x 18-inch sheet of paper. Any art medium can be used except chalk, charcoal, and oil-based crayons. Students entering the poetry contest should submit one original poem, typed on a standard 8 x 11-inch letter size paper. The poem must be 150 words or less and no longer than 20 lines. (748-5041, boardofwatersupply.com)

Across The Hawaiian Islands: Recent Landscape Painting
Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St., Honolulu, runs until May 11, call for times and cost. Kirk Kurokawa, Kelly Sueda and Darrell Orwig create works that offers viewers a fresh look at their surroundings. (526-1322)

An Artful Life Opening Reception
Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 South Beretania St., Honolulu, runs until March 16, gallery hours, free. Judy Kawabata: An Artful Life Opening Reception. (945-7633, jcch.com)

Anti-Meth Teen Artwork Display
Hawaii State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, until March 31, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed holidays, free. Hawaii Meth Project launches anti-meth teen artwork display. (hawaiimethproject.org)

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)

Craft Masters: Woodworkers Of Hawaii Exhibit
Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St., Honolulu, runs until May 11, call for times and cost. This group exhibition showcases the craftsmanship of three woodworkers who challenge the notion of the wooden vessel. (526-1322)

Flowers And Plants Of Hawaii Exhibit
Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St., Honolulu, runs until May 11, call for times and cost. Shown together for the first time are selections from seven portfolios by one of Hawaii’s most celebrated photographers. (526-1322)

Hawaii Art Now Exhibit
Honolulu Academy of Arts Spalding House, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, runs until April 22, call for cost. Fifty-eight artists have been selected to show their work—either a complete body or site-specific installation. (532-8700)

Meet The Arist Program
Honolulu Academy of Arts Spalding House, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, runs until April 18, 10;15-11:15 a.m., call for cost. Over 10 weeks, the public can meet artists whose work is in Hawai‘i Art Now. Docents lead a tour of the show, where each Wednesday, an artist will be on hand to discuss his/her work. (532-8700)

Photograph Exhibition
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, end of Luluku Road, Kaneohe, until Feb. 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, free. Photographs by Ilana Nimz featuring Kure Atoll. (233-7323)

Photography Exhibit Submissions
Submit images by March 4 at noon. Open to all artists using photographic processes: traditional silver or color prints, digital imaging, alternative processes and mixed media explorations. Exhibition at Frame Arts Hawaii, 627 South St., Honolulu, April 6 to 27, reception April 6 from 6-9 p.m. (pnmphoto@gmail.com, 956-3422)

Portrait Exhibition
Gallery of Hawaii Artists, 1888 Kalakaua Ave #C312, Honolulu, runs until March 30, call for gallery hours and cost. GoHA is proud to be kicking off 2012 with a new exhibition, “Single World: New Portraits by Dana Paresa, Db Amorin, and Kate Burlingame.” (447-8908)

Shadows To Shallows Exhibit
HPU Art Gallery, 45-045 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, until March 2, gallery hours, free. The works in this exhibition invoke the ocean and its underwater forces to conjure this world of uncertain space and immeasurable time. (544-0228)

”Trip Around The Island” Exhibit
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, runs until March 24, free. Inspired by Juliette May Fraser’s 1952 print series Ke Anuenue and the activism of Save Our Surf. (521-2903)

”White Wash”
Doris Duke Theatre, 900 South Beretania St., Honolulu, 1 and 7:30 p.m., $10, $8/members. White Wash explores the complexity of race in America through the struggle and triumph of black surfers from Hawaii, Jamaica, Florida and California. (honoluluacademy.org)

Doris Duke Theatre, 900 South Beretania St., Honolulu, 1 and 7:30 p.m., $10, $8/members. Four West African Muslim teenagers learn to adjust when they are recruited to play basketball for upscale US prep schools. (honoluluacademy.org)

Beginning Water Color Class
Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 115, 45-720 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, Feb. 16 to March 8, 8:45-11:45 a.m., $80. Learn more about application techniques, including layering or glazing, negative painting, designing your paintings to emphasize your focal point, and making the best of happy accidents. (235-7433)

Boating Skills & Seamanship Lessons
Kalaheo High School Room L-103, 730 Iliaina St., Kailua, Monday and Thursday evenings, Feb. 13 to April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $55. Completion of this course earns you a certification with wallet card, and possible savings on boat insurance. (254-7955)

Giving Birth Class
Castle Medical Center, 642 Ulukahiki St., Kailua, four Thursdays starting March 1, 6-8 p.m., $50/couple, $30/person. Register online. (263-5400, castlemed.org)

Tax Preparation Service
Waipahu Civic Center, 94-275 Mokuola St. Room 102, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waianae Community Center, 85-670 Farrington Hwy., Waianae, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, free. Runs until April 12. (227-7669)

Barbershop Chorus
Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, 404 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., call for cost. Looking for male singers for local community performances and the upcoming annual show in May. Men of all ages welcome. (262-7664)

Living Well With Diabetes
Kaiser Permanente, room 1BC, 1010 Pensacola St., Honolulu, 10-11 a.m., free. (kp.org)

Soul Healing Events And Group Blessings
885 Queen Street, second floor, Honolulu, March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27 and 29, $10/class, free with membership. Experience the Power of Soul© in a group setting, and receive divine healing blessings from certified healers and teachers. (988-8090)