October 5

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Wednesday October 5

Beginning Tahitian Dance for Women
Paradise Park Studio, 3737 Manoa Road, Wednesdays through Nov. 22, 5-5:50 p.m., $15/drop in. Learn Tahitian dance basics and choreography for fun and fitness. (218-1043)

International Foxtrot and Rumba Dance Classes
Ala Golf Course Clubhouse, second floor, eight Wednesdays starting Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m., call for cost. Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association hosts classes. (222-7851, benny.agbayani@hawaiiballroomdance.com)

Small World Harmonica Band Classes
Beretania Community Park, Recreation Center, 1290 Aala St., 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. Interested students can attend an orientation for new members of the Small World Harmonica Band. (833-4336)

Tanada Koji
UH-Manoa’s Art Building 101, 3-5 p.m., free. Sculptor Tanada Koji hosts a public lecture. (956-8364, gallery@hawaii.edu)

Why Does TheHandi-Van Matter?
Waikiki Community Center, 310 Paoakalani Ave., 1-3 p.m., free. Learn more about TheHandi-Van’s services and why it matters to the community from its paratransit vice president Charlotte L. Townsend. (923-1802)

Bereavement Walk
Pearlridge Center, Uptown, 8-9 a.m., free. Anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one is invited to join in the St. Francis Bereavement Walk. (203-2366, pearlridgeonline.com)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
American Savings Bank at Mililani Technology Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Mililani Market Place, 3-7 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Free Xeric Seed for October
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Wednesdays and Saturdays in October, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Pick up free seeds of the Purple Crown Flower. One packet per household, while supplies last. (boardofwatersupply.com/conservation/xeriscape)

Honolulu Community Hour
The Wellness Center Hawaii, 1016 Kapahulu Ave. #110, Oct. 5 and 10, 7-9 p.m., free. Those who have been introduced to the teachings of Bruno Groening are welcome to discuss with others. (386-5683)

Stitchery & Fiber Guild Meeting
Linekona, 1111 Victoria St., 7 p.m., free. Featuring a white elephant sale, and a make-and-take workshop. (487-2090, hsfag.org)

Walk with the Dead Ghost Tours
Meet in Capitol District, every night in October, 7 p.m., $40. Take a journey to the dark side of Honolulu on a 1.5-mile walk of sites of murder, death and suicide in downtown Honolulu. Pre-registration required. (filmguy54@hotmail.com, 395-0674)

Average White Band
Blue Note Hawaii, Oct. 5-9, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $55-$35. (bluenotehawaii.com)

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

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Centerstage, 11 a.m., free. (alamoanacenter.com)

‘Aloha Made: A Snapshot of Hawaii Fashion’
Ala Moana Center, Mauka Wing, Level 2, Sept. 1-Oct. 25, center hours, free. Solomon Enos and Marques Hanalei Marzan explore Hawaiian cultural evolution through fashion. Enos will draw a mural from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 1. (alamoanacenter.com)

‘Ayanuji: Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past and Present’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, Sept. 25-Jan. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. Examine the ties between Okinawa and Hawaii with collections of textiles, lacquerware, ceramics, carvings, glass and more. (arts.eastwestcenter.org, 944-7177)

‘Collage Massage’
The ARTS at Marks Garage, Oct. 4-29, free. Jeff Gere displays 50 collage images of his own creation. Artist reception Oct. 7 features shadow puppetry every hour between 6-9 p.m. (521-2903, artsatmarks.com)

‘Eia Au: Here in the Islands’
Mission Social Hall and Cafe, Sept. 23-Dec. 21, business hours, free. Marcia Timboy displays her work. (facebook.com/events/327154870953130/?ti=cl)

‘Glass and Ceramics’
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., Oct. 3-28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, free. Liz Train and Yukio Ozaki display their ceramic and glass works. Artist reception is Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. (521-1812)

Hawaii Watercolor Society Open Show
Honolulu Museum of Art School, Mezzanine Gallery, 1111 Victoria St., Oct. 3-30, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, free. Hawaii Watercolor Society hosts its annual show. Reception is Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. (630-460-2422, info@hawaiiwatercolorsociety.org)

‘Hawaiian Landscapes Alla Prima’
Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Hwy., Sept. 18-Oct. 20, Tuesdays-Fridays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends: 2-6 p.m., free. Yvonne Manipon shares her landscape art. (595-4047, gallery@unitariansofhi.org)

‘Imayo: Japan’s New Traditionalists’
UH-Manoa’s Art Gallery, Oct. 2-Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. Six Japanese artists showcase their mastery of history and the technical aspects of Japan’s pre-20th century art and craft traditions. (956-8364)

‘Jean Erdman: A Career Retrospective’
Hawaii State Library, Sept. 8-Nov. 8, library hours, free. Learn more about the life of Jean Erdman, who influenced many in the arts and theater scene in Hawaii and the Mainland. (586-3510)

‘Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands’
Bishop Museum, Aug. 13-Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$12.95. Explore the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, their biodiversity and cultural significance. (bishopmuseum.org)

Okinawa Children Peace Messages
UH-West Oahu Library, Sept. 29-Oct. 10, library hours, free. Dr. Christy Mello’s Museum Studies class at UH-West Oahu displays messages written in response to the Battle of Okinawa to spread a message of peace. (tmccann@hawaii.edu)