September 2

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Wednesday September 2
Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim Consumers Info Session
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone, 521 Ala Moana Blvd., main conference room, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Learn more about an exciting new event developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to connect small businesses with consumer market opportunities in over 18 countries through the Asia and Pacific. Pre-registration required. (945-1430,

Plastic Mulch Field Day
Poamoho Research Station, 65-620 Kaukonahua Road, 10 a.m.-noon, free. Learn more about the effects of black and reflective plastic mulches on tomato plants in a UH CTAHR study. (622-4185)

Tai Chi (Yang Style)
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, 45-720 Keaahala Road, nine meetings from Sept. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $45. Learn this venerable Chinese martial arts to improve your mental and physical health. Pre-registration required. (235-7433,

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: health and beauty. RSVP encouraged. (

AARP Chapter 60 Waikiki Meeting
Hale Koa Hotel, Kalia Room, 2055 Kalia Road, 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:15 p.m. meeting, 12:30-1 p.m. speaker, $27-$28/lunch, meeting free. Patrick Piotwoski discusses traditional Chinese medicine. Lunch reservations must send a check in advance. (593-1026,

Good Neighbor Day
Beretania Florist, 1293 S. Beretania St., 7 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Bring a canned good donation for Hawaii Foodbank to Beretania Florist and receive a dozen free roses for Good Neighbor Day. (

St. Francis Hospice Bereavement Walk
Pearlridge Center Uptown, 8-9 a.m., free. Anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one will appreciate the camaraderie that can be found with these supportive individuals as they walk the center. (203-2366)

Dinosaurs Unleashed
Bishop Museum’s Castle Memorial Building, Feb. 28-Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $8.95-$19.95. A dozen lifelike animatronic dinosaurs with interactive stations and activities explaining how these animals flourished in their respective environments. (847-3511,

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Surf Club, 6-9 p.m., free. (253-9099)

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)

‘Bodies in Motion: Waikiki’
Gallery on the Pali, 2500 Pali Hwy., Aug. 9-Sept. 10, Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends 2-6 p.m., free. Diana Nicholette Jeon displays her painterly street photography from Waikiki. Reception to be held Aug. 14 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)

Leilehua High School Art Reception
Wahiawa Public Library, 820 California Ave., 6-8 p.m., free. Honor and recognize Leilehua High School art students and their work for 2015. Meet award-winning students, art instructor Larry Taguba and photography instructor Keith Sasada. (622-6345)

‘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)

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,

‘Shear’ Delight: Weaving in the Year of the Sheep
Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Aug. 25-Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Hawaii Handweavers Hui celebrates the year of the sheep in Chinese astrology and will look at wool as an important element in fiber traditions. (