January 16

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Saturday January 16
Cleaner, Smarter Living
RevoluSun Smart Home Showroom, 210 Ward Ave., 10-11 a.m., free. Meet with other eco-conscious homeowners, architects and developers, and learn more about the latest in PV solar options and financing. Pre-registration required. (748-8888, revolusun.com)

Edible Garden Revolution
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., 10:30 a.m.-noon, $5/non-members, free/FOHXG members. Learn basic skills to begin your own home garden with a water-savvy landscape. Pre-registration required. (748-5320, workshops@hbws.org)

Public Relations for Nonprofits
Offices of Hugo Higa, MD, 1600 Kapiolani Blvd. #105, 1-5 p.m., free. Nonprofits are invited to learn more about public relations from Mona Wood-Sword, owner and president of IKAIKA Communications. Pre-registration required. (ikaikacommpr@gmail.com, 218-5546)

The Fluid Grid, or Why I Can’t Follow the Lines
Honolulu Museum of Art School, Room 101, 7 p.m., free. Hawaii Handweavers’ Hui hosts a lecture by Suzi Ballenger on how weavers and textile artists can continue to be inspired by their personal visions within the confines of what “should” be done. (hawaiihandweavers.org, hawaiihandweavershui@gmail.com)

Why Ride a Bicycle?
Aiea Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Hawaii Bicycling League hosts a presentation on the benefits of riding a bike. (483-7333)

Writing Retreat
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa 107/109, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $10. Meet and write in the company of other beginning and experienced writers. Pre-registration required. (235-7433, windwardcce.org/writing)

Female Comics of Hawaii
Downbeat Lounge, 42 N. Hotel St., 8-10 p.m., $10. Mary Jane Murphy headlines, Patrice Scott hosts. Also performing are Cameo Lawrence, Autumn, Brandi Morgan, Porscha, Erika Swartzkopf and Jasmine Bautista. (eswartzkopf@gmail.com)

After-Holiday Sidewalk Sale
Windward Mall, Jan. 16-18, mall hours, free. Shop for after-holiday specials at participating mall merchants and get a free gift with purchase — spend $100 in a day and get a free Regal Cinemas movie ticket. (windwardmall.com)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kapolei Shopping Center, 7-11:45 a.m., free. Donate blood to save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Market Place, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood to save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Canine Game Day
Neal S. Blaisdell Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. You and your pooch can play and frolic at this Hawaiian Humane Society event. Enjoy food, fun and games, plus local business booths. (356-2225)

Fit & Fabulous Health Fair
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Get inspired to get healthy, look great and feel even better with informational health sessions and musical entertainment. Plus, sign up for the Pali Momi Wellness Challenge. (203-2366)

Friends of the Library of Hawaii Music & Book Sale
Washington Middle School Cafeteria, 1633 S. King St., Jan. 16-17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Browse over 25,000 records, CDs, sheet music and DVDs, as well as over 20,000 new or gently used books. (friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org)

Makahiki Challenge
Kualoa Ranch, 8:30 a.m., $95-$100. Hawaii’s first 5K-obstacle mud run consists of 12 obstacles that in the past have included a mud pit, a 12-foot wall climb and an ice bath. The three-mile course ends with a Pa‘ina and beer garden from Kona Brewing Co. (makahikichallenge.com)

Mass Cat Sterilization Clinics
Hawaii Public Housing Admin Building, 1002 N. School St., Bldg. J, register online for appointment time, $65-$5. Spay or neuter your cat to keep them healthy and reduce the number of unwanted animals who end up in shelters. (hicatfriends.org, 226-4561)

New Year’s Kimono Event and Seijinshiki
University Laboratory High School, Band Room, 1771 University Ave., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., donations requested. Traditional Japanese kimono dressings for the Coming of Age Ceremony hosted by the UH Kimono Program. Kimono dressings for women of any age, five-year-olds, and adult men. Pre-registration required. (947-8889, sakiharam001@hawaii.rr.com)

Waialua Used Book Sale
Waialua Public Library, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Great finds at great prices. (637-8286)

Saturday Storytime
Waianae Public Library, 85-625 Farrington Hwy., 10:30 a.m., free. This week’s theme is “Peace and Kindness.” (697-7868)

Sunset Mele on the Rooftop
Hawaii Convention Center, 5-8:30 p.m., free. Enjoy a screening of “Jurassic World,” plus live entertainment from Kai Adarna Duo, food and crafts. (943-3025, facebook.com/hawaiiconventioncenter)

20 Degrees North
Lola’s Grill and Pupu Bar, 7-10 p.m., free. (479-6004)

Lenore Raphael
HPR’s Atherton Studio, 738 Kaheka St., 7:30 p.m., $30-$15. The “Queen of Swing,” pianist Lenore Raphael, performs with guitarist Doug MacDonald. (955-8821, hprtickets.org)

Mango Season Trio
NIco’s Pier 38, 6-9 p.m., free. (383-3103)

Soul Patrol
Muddy Waters Espresso, 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive, 6-8 p.m., free. (778-0182)

Turtle Bay Boogie
Surfer, The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., 9:30 p.m., $10. Sam and the Sumo Ninjaz perform, followed by Men in Grey Suits. Expect an evening of high-octane dancing and fun. (facebook.com/groups/turtlebayboogie)

Haleiwa Town Center, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy., Jan. 15-17, check website for schedule, free. Enjoy music, yoga, speakers, a petting zoo, a vendor village, “mocktails” and much more. (optimysstique.com)

Moanikeala Hula Festival
Polynesian Cultural Center, Pacific Theater, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., noon, $10. In honor of Aunty Sally Moanikeala Wood Naluai, hula halau dance kahiko and auana styles. (293-3333, polynesia.com)

Shanghai Circus
Blaisdell Concert Hall, Jan. 16-17 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., $37.50-$5. The 2016 All-New Shanghai Circus brings breathtaking, gravity-defying and spectacular feats to Hawaii. (593-8333)