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Ink Expo — More than 500 of the world’s most influential tattoo artists and cultural practitioners gather under one roof for the Pacific Ink & Art Expo, 2-10 p.m., Aug. 2; noon-10 p.m., Aug. 3; and noon-8 p.m. Aug. 4, at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

Meet artists from TV’s “LA Ink,” “NY Ink,” “Ink Master” and more. Exhibitors will tattoo all three days or showcase live painting.

The expo is family-friendly, with a Polynesian review, skating ramp, bouncy castles, live music, car and bike show and more.



Artist Meet and Greet — Meet world-famous environmental artist Wyland at his Haleiwa gallery, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 2, and his Waikiki gallery, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 3, as Wyland Galleries celebrates its 35th anniversary of showcasing the world’s finest marine life art and giving back to the community.

Join Wyland for an evening of art and conversation as he unveils his newest works and shares the latest on his travels and outreach projects.

Both shows are open to the public. Call 637-8729.


“Twelf Nite O Wateva!” — Hawaiian Mission Houses presents James Grant Benton’s pidgin adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” 7 p.m., Aug. 2-17, on its outdoor stage, located at 553 S. King St.

Tickets cost $20 adults, $16 students and seniors.

Gates open at 5 p.m.; seating is at 6:30 p.m. Call 447-3910 or visit


New DOE Website — The Hawaii Department of Education’s new website has a section specifically for military families to help find schools. Visit


“Legally Blonde” — Musical performances are scheduled now through Aug. 11 at Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapuu Ave. Visit


Job Fair — Hawaii Defense and Tech and Intel Career Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 2, at Bldg. 662, Lockwood Hall, Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Free admission. Open to jobseekers who have access to the installation.

For more information, visit


3 / Saturday

Family Fun Fest — Soldiers and family members are invited to attend a free family fun fest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 3, at Wahiawa District Park. Enjoy food, shave ice, popcorn and bouncers. Contact


Garden Open House — The Board of Water Supply and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden host the 25th annual Halawa Xeriscape Garden Open House and Unthirsty Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 3, in Halawa Valley’s Central Park Industrial Area.


Obon Festivals — Waialua Hongwanji celebrates with this traditional and cultural festival, 7-10 p.m., Aug. 3, at 67-313 Kealohanui St.

Waipahu Soto Zen Mission Taiyoji holds its evening of dance, music and merry-making, 7-10 p.m., Aug. 2-3, at 94-413 Waipahu St.


Earth, Wind & Fire — Critically acclaimed American funk band performs, 8 p.m., Aug. 3, the Neal Blaisdell Arena. Call 591-2211 or visit


5 / Monday

Photography Competition — The Waikiki Aquarium invites amateur and professional photographers, ages 18 and older, to compete for a chance to be featured in the 2014 Aquarium Calendar. Entries will be accepted through the Aquarium’s Facebook page until Aug. 5. Visit


9 / Friday

“Cinderella” — Ballet Hawaii performs one of the world’s most popular folk tales in a fantastical setting, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 9-10, and 2 p.m., Aug. 11, at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Call 521-8600.


10 / Saturday

“Living History Day” — Meet pioneers and heroes from Pacific aviation history at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s first-ever “Living History Day,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 10, 319 Lexington Blvd., Ford Island.

Enjoy costumed interpreters, storytellers and military vehicles from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam era; see student history exhibits and multimedia presentations on “The Flying Tiger”; and explore more than 43 aircraft, plus “The Spirit of ‘45’” exhibit.

Free to museum members and with museum admission.

Call 441-1007 or email


Kalo and Awa Festival — Waimea Valley celebrates the native Hawaiian food kalo and ritual drink awa at this festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 10, at the valley.

Workshops will identify the many varieties of kalo as well as the methods by which they are cultivated.

Attendees also will get to taste poi and awa, which is used socially and ritually throughout Polynesia, prepared by cultural experts.

Admission costs $10 adults, $5 seniors and children ages 4-12.


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