September 17

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Thursday September 17
Aikido Yuishinkai Seminar
Salt Lake 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,

Apple iPhone: Doing More
Verizon Wireless at Kapolei Commons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., free. Learn how to make the most of your iPhone. Pre-registration required. (

Asian Landscape Scroll Paintings
Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Ave., 4-5:30 p.m., $15. Learn about how perspective and value can let us show the different dimensions of our paintings. Try your hand at a Chinese brush and learn how to use sumi ink to create beautiful scroll paintings. Pre-registration required. (

Becoming a Mother Workshop Series
Waikiki Community Center, 6-7:30 p.m., $15/suggested donation. Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii and Allison Mecham Evans teach expectant mothers about “You Are an Authority: Developing Your Intuition.” Pre-registration required. (

Financing Law School
UH-Manoa, Webster 103, 5:30-7 p.m., free. Are you interested in attending law school but unsure what’s the best way to finance your education? Then stop by for a discussion with the Richardson School of Law financial aid manager to learn about your financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, loans, and how to navigate the financial aid application process. RSVP appreciated. (

Hawaii, State of Hospitality – Are We Reaching Our Limits?
Anthology Marketing Group, Theatre, 1003 Bishop St., 11:30 a.m. registration and lunch, noon-1:30 p.m., $20-$50. This month’s Downtown Forum takes a critical look at Hawaii’s important tourism industry and brings together thought leaders to discuss the challenges it faces and whether it is reaching its limits. Panel members include Jerry Agrusa, Randy Baldemor, David Carey, Allison Schaefers and Keith Viera. Pre-registration required. (

Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant
Wahiawa 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. (622-6345)

Tao Miracle Healing – Increase Heart, Soul, Mind Intelligence
Queen Kapiolani Hotel, 150 Kalakaua Ave., 6-9 p.m., $30. Dr. and Master Sha offers path-breaking teachings on how to heal the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Pre-registration required. (

The Parent Project
The Parish Hall at Wahiawa Christian Church, 1710 Royal Palm Drive, Sept. 17-Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m., $25/workbook. Get life-changing results at this parenting seminar. Never argue with your child again, improve their school performance and prevent substance abuse. Pre-registration required. (636-1321,

Updates on Living with Arthritis and Diabetes
Castle Medical Center, 6-7:30 p.m., free. Orthopedic surgeon and joint replacement specialist Linda Rasmussen shares the “secrets” of keeping arthritis pain under control with exercise. Registered dietitian Amanda O’Neill speaks on healthy lifestyle management to control diabetes and inflammation. Get information on foods that promote joint health and tips on what foods to avoid. Pre-registration required. (263-5400,

Comedy Hospital – Open Mic Comedy
Station Bar, 1726 Kapiolani Blvd., 8-11 p.m., free, age 21 and up. Hawaii’s longest-running open mic comedy night. (

Endless Summer Mixer
RevoluSun, 210 Ward Ave., 6-8 p.m., $25. Retail Merchants of Hawaii and RevoluSun host a networking event with a taco bar by Mexico Cantina, as well as Ocean Vodka, Kona Brewing Co. beer, Honolulu Cookie Company and more. (592-4200,

Exchange Club Luncheons
Oahu Country Club, noon-1:30 p.m., $25. Richard Borreca of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser is featured speaker at Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu’s weekly luncheon. (225-2965,

Moon Festival Country Fair
Helemano Plantation, 64-1488 Kamehameha Hwy., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Community organizations will be on hand to provide health and safety tips for seniors, and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and City Council chairman Ernie Martin will speak. (622-3929)

Live at 35 with Jamm and Friends
Bar 35, 9 p.m., free. Jamm and Friends perform at Bar 35’s weekly showcase of live, local music. (

PARENTS 40th Birthday Bash
Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery, 735 Iwilei Road, 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 6:30-9 p.m. program, $100. Support and celebrate with PARENTS at a gala dinner, with entertainment from Jeff Rasmussen and a silent auction. (235-0255,

‘In the Next Room, or the vibrator play’
Manoa Valley Theatre, Sept. 17-Oct. 4, Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., $39-$20. Electricity brings new changes to the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Givings — and his gynecology practice. (

Kumu Kahua Theatre, Sept. 17-19 and Oct. 1-3 at 8 p.m., Sept. 6, 13, 20 and Oct. 4 at 2 p.m., $20-$5. Set around the fight for marriage equality in Hawaii, Joe’s normal simple life unravels as a promise kept is threatened by a visit of a man from his past. (536-4441,

‘Make Lei’ with Kuana Torres Kahele
HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts Enchanted Lake, 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. (

‘Storefront Church’
Brad Powell Theatre, 650 Iwilei Road #101, Sept. 4-20, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., $25-$15. A mortgage default leads to conflicts of religion, family and ethics in this drama directed by Kathy Bowers. (722-6941,