March 14

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Wednesday March 14
Jazz Music
Gordon Biersch, 1 Aloha Tower Drive #1123, Honolulu, March 14 and 21, 6:30 p.m., free. (599-4877)

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. (

MasterWorks Series
Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu, until May 20, weekday 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m., visit website for cost and list of Hawaii Symphony Orchestra schedule. (, 593-9468)

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. (

Black History Mobile Museum
Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14, 1-9 p.m. March 15, 4-8 p.m. March 16, free. (

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. (, 591-1005)

Hot Topics In Epilepsy
1240 Ala Moana Blvd., PH Conference Room, 6-7 p.m., call for cost and to RSVP. For anyone interested in epilepsy and epilepsy issues. (528-3058)

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)

Orchid Silent Auction
Lanakila Elementary School cafeteria, 717 North Kuakini St., Honolulu, 7:30 p.m., free admission. Excellent selection of orchid plants to bid on from 20+ State of Hawaii orchid nurseries. (, 845-3749)

Sign Up To Take The Polar Plunge
Call or visit website to sign up for the Polar Plunge at Waterfront Plaza April 1. Hundreds of warm-hearted participants will take a dip in a pool filled with 10 tons of ice to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Hawai’i athletes. (695-3533,

Water Resources Seminar
UH Manoa Water Resources Research Center POST room 127, 3 p.m., free. The talk will outline the process used to form the Institute on the Environment, part of a major restructuring effort at the University of Minnesota in 2005. (

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,

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. (

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)

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)

New Beginnings Exhibit
Lane’s Gallery, Honolulu Hale, 530 South King St., Honolulu, until March 29, free. Painters from the Makua Ali’i Senior Center will be displaying a variety of oil painting on canvas skills. These are local artists ranging in age from 55 to 95 years young. (

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)

Reasons To Be Pretty
Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, 1770 East-West Road, Honolulu, March 14-17 and 25 at 2 p.m., March 23-24 8 p.m., $15/regular, $14/seniors, military, UH faculty/staff, $12/students, $5/UHM students. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance. (944-2697)

”reasons to be pretty”
Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, March 14-17 and 23-24 at 8 p.m., March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m., $15/general, $14/UH faculty, staff, seniors, military, $12/students, $5/UH students. Funny and savage production that pits two young men against the two women they love (, 956-7655)

Small Surprises Exhibit
Gallery on the Pali, 2500 Pali Hwy., Honolulu, exhibit runs from March 4-29. This show samples a selection of Stenberg’s work created in the past several years since he rediscovered collage and digital macro photography. (595-4047)

”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)

Wayne Levin Exhibit
Gallery Iolani, 45-720 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, reception 4-7 p.m., exhibit runs until April 1, call for times and cost. Wayne Levin will show his work documenting Kalaupapa on Molokai. (236-9150)

”Yes” Exhibit
Andrew Rose Gallery, 1003 Bishop St. #120, Honolulu, March 9 to April 20, free. Reception March 15 from 5-7 p.m. Talk story on April 19 from 6-7 p.m. Bennett Capello Chan, Cohan Hazen Kane, Levin Morse Naughton and more will be featured. (599-4400)

Basic Production Course
King Intermediate, 46-155 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, March 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29, 6-9 p.m., free. 24 hours of training in Producer, Camera and Final Cut Pro Editing over a period of 8 days. Register online. (

Boating Skills & Seamanship Lessons
Kalaheo High School Room L-103, 730 Iliaina St., Kailua, Monday and Thursdays until 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,

Natural Medicines Class
Foster Botanical Garden, 50 North Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, March 15, April 19, May 17, 1-2:30 p.m., garden admission. Learn about the plants and trees that were utilized as natural remedies before modern medicine. Reservations required. (522-7066)

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)

Soul Healing Events And Group Blessings
885 Queen Street, second floor, Honolulu, March 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)

Tax Services
Kahuku Public & School Library, 54-490 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, Thursdays until April 14, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., call for cost. (293-8935)

Tax Services
Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St., Honolulu, Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 17, 8:30-11:15 a.m., call for cost. (587-7577)

Tax Services
Wahiawa Public Library, 820 California Ave., Wahiawa, Mondays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays noon to 4 p.m., until April 12, call for cost. (622-6345)