March 23

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Saturday March 23

Mari Koda Dance Workshop

Diverse Art Center, noon-1:30 p.m., $20. “Step Up Revolution” dancer Mari Koda holds a dance workshop as part of a three-day series. (

Building Your Home For Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. Discover where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for and more. Reservations are required. (593-2808,

Garden Design Workshop
Mulkern Nursery, 10 a.m., free. Get started on a complete landscape overhall or small project. Bring your questions, pictures, sketches, etc. (396-6595)

Here’s to Your Health! Healing From the Aina
The Green House, March 9 and 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $40/workshop, $150/series. Chef Gigi Miranda leads this complete whole plant-based cooking and living series that incorporates vegan, gluten-free plant-based foods into your diet. Advanced registration required. (524-8427,

MC/Writing Course
Diverse ART Center, 604 Ala Moana Blvd., Saturdays thru March 23, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., free. Learn how to freestyle and write thoughts to beats with MC Kwalified. Bring a notebook and pencil. (275-7776)

Meditation Course
MYOGASPACE, 7938 Hawaii Kai Dr., through April 20, 3:30 p.m., $95. This course is good for people new to meditation and those with some experience, led by Mitra Somerville. (395-5409,

Parenting Through Personality Styles
Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Clinic conference room 1A, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $106-$162. Learn effective strategies for raising your child at any age. Analyze a series of common problems that confront parents and children with different attributes, learn strategies for dealing with them and more. Pre-registration required. (432-2260)

Reaping What You Sow…
The Green House, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $25/workshop. Explore natural methods of feeding your soil, getting rid of pesky pest and the benefits of creating habitats for beneficial insects. Pre-registration required. (, 524-8427)

Yoyo Factory Free Yoyo Lessons
Town Center of Mililani, 4-6 p.m., free. (625-0108,


2013 Hawaii State Spelling Bee
PBS Hawaii/KHET, 7 p.m. Fourteen contestants compete for the championship title. (

Child Car and Booster Seat Inspections
Waipio Shopping Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Child Passenger Safety Technicians certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can check all car and booster seats. By appointment only; pre-registration required. (432-2260)

Chinese Book Sale
Liliha Public Library, 9 a.m.-noon. The Friends of Liliha Public Library conduct a book sale of Chinese language materials, featuring a variety of used Chinese language books, videos and CDs. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase new books and other materials for the Library’s Chinese language section. (587-7577)

Closet Swap
3rd Cup Cafe & Venue, 2 p.m., free. Bring your clean, modern clothes and accessories to swap with other women. (, 888-6087)

“Go For Broke” Soldiers Serving After WWII
Bishop Museum, 1-2:30 p.m., no admission to attend the presentation. Programming was developed in conjunction with the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Club, 442 Veterans Club and Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii. Featuring special film, “100th Battalion Combat Operations in Iraq” and panelists COL (Ret) Walter Ozawa, COL Colbert Low, CSM (Ret) Arthur Delos Santos, CSM Beau Tastumura and moderation Maj. Gen. (Ret) Robert Lee. (

League of Legends Tournament
PC Gamerz Kaneohe, visit website for time, free entry. Featuring a $500 cash prize. (

Loyalty, Patriotism, Perseverance
Bishop Museum, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., no admission to attend the presentation. Programming was developed in conjunction with the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Club, 442 Veterans Club and Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii. “Loyalty, Patriotism, Perseverance – the 100th Infantry Battalion Story” features panelists Robert Arakaki, Kenneth Higa, Edward Ikuman, Judge Takashi Kitaoka, Donald Matsuda and moderator George Tanabe Jr. (

Messages of Peace From Hawaii
Still & Moving Center, 5:30-7 p.m., free. Join authors and publishers of “Messages of Peace From Hawaii” and their guests at a special, celebratory event to hear live readings, talk story and share tea. (394-8438)

Kapolei Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Dr. Roger White, a Hawaii resident, cardiologist and author presents “SOAR,” a way to improve your physical and spiritual health. (693-7050)

Sonny’s Throwdown Powerlifting Competition
Town Center of Mililani, March 23 and 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. (625-0108,

Spring Craft Fair and Food Festival
94-130 Mokukaua St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Waipahu Community of Christ Church holds its Spring Craft Fair and Food Festival. Featuring hamburgers, garden burgers and shoyu chicken plates. Also, crafts, baked goods and more. Bring a camera and take a picture with the Easter bunny from 9 to 10 a.m. (678-0635)


American Heroes
Bishop Museum, runs until April 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, $8.95-$19.95. The Bishop Museum presents, “American Heroes: Japanese-American WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal.” “American Heroes” features a showcase of artifacts, visual displays and live panel discussions. (


Easter Celebration
Market City Shopping Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Featuring a photo booth with the Easter Bunny, face painting and body art, balloon animals, make-n-take crafts and an Easter egg giveaway. (734-0282)

Easter Egg Hunt
Kihei Public Library, 10:05 a.m., free. Children ages 5 and younger, accompanied by a parent or caregiver are invited to bring a basket to search for colorful plastic eggs containing a small surprise. Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language or other special accommodations are needed. (875-6833)

Easter Event
Mililani Shopping Center, 10 a.m.-noon. Mililani Shopping Center celebrates all things spring with a full petting zoo, games, floral and bug-themed make-and-take crafts and more. All keiki who visit the Easter Bunny receive a free treat (professional photographs available for a fee). (

Easter Family Day
Wayland Baptist University, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Enjoy games, HPD keiki ID, the Easter story, outdoor activities and food. Donations for new babies or moms accepted for A Place for Women in Waipio. (488-8570)

Ninth Annual Hawaii-Japan Youth Slam
McKinley High School Auditorium, 6 p.m., $15. Tau Dance Theater presents the ninth annual Hawaii-Japan Youth Slam, “Ka Hua Pikake.” A story of a mother peacock and her egg is depicted through a fusion of ballet, hula and modern jazz dance. Featuring dancers from Tau Y2, School of Tau Dance Theater, Yuko Anami Ballet & Hits Dance Space from Japan, and Kananiokeakua School of Hula. (220-9945,


11th Hour
1 Coral Sea Rd., 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free, military ID required. 11th Hour performs modern and original rock music. (347-1323)

Dawn Upshaw In Concert
Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m. (pre-concert talk led by HPR starts at 6:30 p.m.), contact for cost. Soprano Dawn Upshaw performs songs by Franz Schubert and Charles Ives, Bela Bartok’s Hungarian folksongs and more. (, 532-8700)

Mailani Performs
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, 1 p.m., free. (

Mark Prados and His Enablers
Dragon Upstairs, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. Mark Prados and His Enablers play a night of roots Americana and blues. (526-1411)

Music and Sunset with Beauty and the Beard
Town Center of Mililani, 7-9 p.m., free. (625-0108,

Nex Door, doors open at 8 p.m., $10-$15, ages 18 and over. THE BAR, a collaborative partnership between Blue Scholars, Prometheus Brown (aka Geologic) and Bambu, perform. Angry Locals, Workhouse, Broke Mokes and LA open. Tickets available at In4mation, Fitted, About the Goods and at the door. (852-2243)


Gem and Jewelry Trunk Show and Sale
Sedona, Ward Center, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., contact for cost. The Sedona Gem and Jewelry Trunk Show features Deidre Berg, a Washington State-based wholesale gemstone and jewelry designer. Rare stones such as the Himalayan Green Phantom Quartz, Cobalto Calcite and more available. In-store specials during the show include a selection of sterling silver jewelry marked at 50 percent off. (591-8010,

Healing Touch Treatments
Client-Centered Massage, 98-027 Hekaha St. #44, Aiea, Saturdays until March 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Healing Touch is a gentle energy therapy that may enhance your natural ability to heal yourself. All medical conditions and ages welcome! By appointment only.(457-2661)

I Ulu I Ke Kumu Awards Dinner and Celebration
Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaii Studies, Halau ‘O Haumea, 5:30-9 p.m., $65-$1,200. This year’s recipients honor Richard Kekuni Akana Blaisdell, Eddie and Myrna Kamae, U.S. Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka and Marvlee Kehaulani Naukana-Gilding for their commitment and excellence in Native Hawaiian education. (956-0980)

Style Your Sole
T&C Surf Ala Moana Center, 1-4 p.m., various prices. TOMS shoes, purchased from T&C with proof of purchase, can be customized. Featuring artists MaryJane Jalei, Kimberly Hug, tattoo artists Neil Porras and Matus. (


Project Hawaii
Pearlridge Shopping Center, American Savings Bank, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Project Hawaii seeks volunteers to assist with the collection of donations for the homeless keiki Easter program. (