September 16

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Wednesday September 16
Aikido Yuishinkai Seminar
Halawa District Park Dojo, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $100/adult. Master Koretoshi Maruyama arrives from Japan to teach a special Aikido Yuishinkai seminar to the public. (256-9944,

Android: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Moanalua Center, 1-2 p.m., free. Learn how to use your new Android device. Pre-registration required. (

Apple iPhone: Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Pearlridge Center, 9-10 a.m., free. Learn how to use your new iPhone. Pre-registration required. (

Plants Matter: Improve Your Heart Health with Basic Plant-based Meals
Nuuanu YMCA, 1441 Pali Hwy., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. Discover tips to keep your kitchen stocked with tasty meatless substitutions to improve your overall health and reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke. Pre-registration required. (536-3556)

Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant
Kaneohe Public Library, 6 p.m., free. Oahu Invasive Species Committee present a 30-minute documentary about the impact of the Little Fire Ant, and how to stop them, followed by a Q&A session and free test kit distribution. (233-5676)

Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant
Manoa Public Library, 6 p.m., free. Oahu Invasive Species Committee present a 30-minute documentary about the impact of the Little Fire Ant, and how to stop them, followed by a Q&A session and free test kit distribution. (988-0459)

U.S.-India Relations: The Road Ahead
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center, Jefferson Hall, 1777 East-West Road, 5-6 p.m., free. The U.S. ambassador to India, Richard R. Verma, will discuss relations between the two countries over the last year of active interchange. RSVP requested. (944-7111,

Wedding Cafe’s Wednesday Night Workshops
Ward Warehouse, Kakaako Conference Room, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., 6-8 p.m., free. Learn to make the wedding planning process easy, efficient and fun. This week’s theme: entertainment. RSVP encouraged. (

Cookies with the Law School Admissions Director
UH-Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law Library, 2525 Dole St., 4-5 p.m., free. Grab a cookie and get answers to your questions about the Law School and the admissions process. RSVP requested. (

Free Xeric Seed Program
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., Wednesdays and Saturdays in September, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Drop by the garden to pick up a free xeric seed pack with basil, dill, marjoram and savory seeds. (748-5041)

Girls’ Night Out
Pearlridge Center, 5-9 p.m., free. Ladies can enjoy exclusive trunk shows, promotions, entertainment, product samples, demonstrations and giveaways. This week features a vintage aloha wear display from San Lorenzo Bikinis. (488-0981)

Oahu Modern Quilt Guild General Meeting
Aliamanu Community Center Theater, 182 Kauhini Road, 6:30 p.m., free/first-time guests and members, $5/repeat guests. Meet with other modern quilters, participate in show and tell, and join in the door prize drawing. Technique demo for September is screenprinting. (,

Waianae Public Library Book Club
Waianae Public Library, 6 p.m., free. Discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. (697-7868)

Children’s Science Books Exhibit
Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library, 3225 Salt Lake Blvd., Sept. 14-Oct. 31, library hours, free. The library features 211 of the latest science books for children from some of the best publishers in the country. (831-6831)

Kona Nui Nights
Ward Village Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., 4-7 p.m., free. Kona Nui Nights honors and highlights Hawaiian language, music and hula. (

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Centerstage, 11 a.m., free. (922-5331)

McKinley High School Class of 1965 Golden Reunion
Various locations and costs, RSVP by Sept. 16 for Sept. 22-23 events. McKinley High School Class of 1965 celebrates its golden reunion with a golf tourney at Leilehua Golf Course at 9 a.m. Sept. 22, entry fee $27-$49; a MHS campus tour from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 23 for $5.50; and a banquet at Hale Koa Hotel from 5:30-11 p.m. Sept. 23 for $65. Contact for payment details. (783-4009, for payment details. (783-4009,

‘A Chinese Kitchen’ Book Signings
Mutual Publishing, 1215 Center St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Lynette Lo Tom and Lorna Lee Lo sign copies of “A Chinese Kitchen: Traditional Recipes with an Island Twist.” (

A Common Thread: Textiles from the Permanent Collection
UH-Manoa’s East-West Gallery, 1601 East-West Road, May 24-Sept. 20, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m., free. This exhibit features a selection of textiles rarely seen by the general public, including batik from Indonesia and Malaysia, embroidered clothes from China and much more. (944-7177,

Brue Bar, 119 Merchant St., exhibit runs through September, free. Painter and printmaker Annie Irons displays her work at Brue Bar. A reception will take place July 29 from 5-7 p.m. (441-4470)

‘Aina Aloha Mural Installation
The ARTS at Marks Garage, Sept. 1-26, regular gallery hours, free. This storytelling mural and visual manifestation of Hawaii features murals by Al Lagunero, Meleanna Meyer, Harinani Orme, Kahi Ching, Carl Pao and Solomon Enos. Reception is Sept. 4 from 6-9 p.m. (521-2903)

‘Celebrating Creation’
Gallery on the Pali, 2500 Pali Hwy., Sept. 13-Oct. 8, Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends 2-6 p.m., free. Pamela Landrum displays her European-style veil paintings. Artist reception on Sept. 18 from 6-8 p.m. (

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku
Bishop Museum, Aug. 9-Nov. 30, normal museum hours, $19.95-$8.95/museum admission. Bishop Museum honors the legacy of Duke Kahanamoku with a special exhibit featuring archival video and photos, objects from his life, fun activities and more. (

Groeniger [Meta]
UH-Manoa’s Art Gallery at the Art Building, Aug. 24-Sept. 18, weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m., free. Associate professor Scott Groeniger presents a collection of recent digital prints and videos. Reception on Aug. 30 from 2-5 p.m. (956-8364,

HouMinn Architecture Exhibition
UH-Manoa’s Architecture Building, Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery, Aug. 26-Sept. 20, weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Explore the alternative approach to design and production of HouMinn Practice. (956-2859)

‘Little Teapots’
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., Sept. 1-Oct. 15, Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Explore teapots — one of the most difficult forms of pottery — from 26 different artists. Reception on Sept. 4 from 6-8 p.m. (521-1812,

Louis Pohl Gallery Centennial Celebration
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., Aug. 24-Oct. 16, Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Celebrate Louis Pohl’s legacy with a special centennial exhibit at the gallery. Celebrations on Sept. 19 and Oct. 2 from 6-9 p.m. (521-1812)

‘Make Lei’ with Kuana Torres Kahele
HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts Pearl City, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Kuana Torres Kahele shares his lei-making skills and debuts his new DVD, “Make Lei.” Autograph session to follow. (

Native Voices
UH-West Oahu Library, exhibit runs through November, Monday-Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Learn more about native peoples’ concepts of health and illness in this traveling national exhibit. (597-6550 ext. 804)

Poetry, Art & Flowers
Honolulu Hale Courtyard, Sept. 15-24, weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., free. An exhibit of words, images and ikebana by the Korean Literature Association of Hawaii. Opening reception on Sept. 15 at 4:30-6 p.m. (768-6666,

REVEALED, The Myth of Disability
Gallery Iolani at Windward Community College, Sept. 13-Oct. 19, 1-5 p.m. weekdays and Sundays, free. This new exhibit showcases the work of over 20 artists who have challenges of what is commonly called a disability, yet does not limit them from working as full-time artists. (236-9150,

Shannon Webb
Waikiki Parc Hotel, July 2-Sept. 25, daily hotel hours, free. Check out ceramic art from Shannon Webb, an imminent graduate of UH-Manoa’s BFA program. (956-8364,