January 20

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Wednesday January 20
Android: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Pacific Guardian Tower, 2-3 p.m., free. Learn how to get the most of your Android device. Pre-registration required. (vzwworkshops.verizonwireless.com/vzwworkshops/)

Education in the Age of Mass Migration
UH-Manoa’s Architecture Auditorium, 6-8 p.m., free. Dr. Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco discusses education in a globally migratory world. (956-0416)

Island Air Explorers Program Orientation
Bishop Museum, Atherton Halau, 6:30 p.m., free. Those interested in joining this cohort of the Island Air Explorers aviation program are invited to attend and submit an application during orientation night. (islandair.com/explorers-program)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Chaminade University, Hookipa Room, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood to save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kaimuki High School, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. Donate blood to save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Market Place, 3-7 p.m., free. Donate blood to save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa Rooms 101, 103 and 105, 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m., free. Donate blood to save lives. Appointments recommended. (848-4770)

Kindergarten Readiness Storytime
Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St., Wednesdays from Jan. 13-Feb. 24, 10 a.m., free. Keiki age 4-5, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to participate in stories, songs, rhymes and hands-on activities to prepare for the start of school. (587-7577)

Whale Watching Cruises
Departs from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, daily through April 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m., $45-$30. Catch a glimpse of humpback whales and enjoy spectacular views of Waikiki, plus delicious food. (973-1311, atlantisadventures.com)

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, 6-9 p.m., free. (383-3103)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Center, 11 a.m., free. (955-9517)

2016 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
UH-Manoa’s Art Building, Art Gallery, Jan. 17-Feb. 12, weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. Three MFA candidates concurrently present their thesis works: Jack Boggs, “Re/Collecting” in ceramics; Kalani Largusa “I too am here” in painting; and Kamran Samimi, “Passage” in print media and sculpture. (956-8364)

‘Beep Beep, Is That You?’
Brue Bar, 119 Merchant St., Dec. 16-Feb. 10, weekdays from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Hannah Craft displays her newest body of work, focusing on humanity’s attempts to harness nature, illustrated through a lost pigeon named Beep Beep. (441-4470)

Book Club: ‘The Goldfinch’
Waianae Public Library, 85-625 Farrington Hwy., 10:30 a.m., free. The library’s book club discusses “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt. (697-7868)

Gallery on the Pali, Jan. 10-Feb. 13, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends from 2-6 p.m., free. David Friedman displays his vivid, boldly colorful paintings. Artists reception is Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m. (unitariansofhi.org/exhibits)

‘Fresh Start’
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Jan. 17-Feb. 28, business hours, free. Features photography, oil, acrylic and multimedia paintings from local artists. Artist reception is Jan. 24 from 5-7 p.m. (286-5675)

‘Mud Buds’
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., Jan. 11-Feb. 26, Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Windward Independent Potters celebrate 40 years with an exhibit of 10 potters. Artist reception set for Feb. 5 from 6-9 p.m. (521-1812)

Parsi: Silk & Muslin from Iran, India and China
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Oct. 11-Jan. 24, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. View Parsi textiles, highlighting aspects of the long and varied development of the South Asian community. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

World of Wearable Art
Bishop Museum, Oct. 3-Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $19.95. The museum spotlights 32 award-winning garments from the international World of Wearable Art competition, with interactive installments. (bishopmusem.org, 847-3511)

AccesSurf’s Wounded Warrior
White Plains Beach Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. This month’s adaptive ocean activities are swimming and surfing for any military personnel with a disability. (accessurf.org)