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| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

17 / Friday

Santana — Tickets are now on sale for the legendary performer’s concert, 8 p.m., April 30, at the Neal Blaisdell Center Arena. Tickets are $59-$159 at or call 800-745-3000.Community Calendar

The Machine Inside: Biomechanics — Shrimp that can break through glass? Spider webs that are stronger than steel? Find out why every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move, discover. For more details, visit

18 / Saturday

Leadership Academy — Community volunteers are needed to assist us in preparing a camp site for the upcoming Hawaii Leadership Academy Spring Break program.

  • When: Saturday, March 18th from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Winners’ Camp site located at the top of Kamehame Ridge in Hawaii Kai.
  • What: General campus cleanup like weed wacking, mowing, painting, cleaning.

Volunteers will work side by side with young leaders, forming connections with the community and making a huge contribution to the success of the camps by preparing the site to be safe and secure for teens. The academy will provide a delicious and much-deserved barbecue lunch.

We hope you are available to donate your time, enthusiasm, energy and skills, and we look forward to working together with our wonderful service women and men.

Call Delorese Gregoire at 306-8008. Visit

Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race — The 30th annual event, scheduled from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., starts at McCully Shopping Center, 1960 Kapiolani Blvd., when 20,000 cute, bright yellow rubber duckies will help support those with disabilities in the islands, with their 100-yard dash down the Ala Wai Canal.

The top 50 finishers and last place duck will win their adopted owners great prizes. Visit

Diabetes Walk — The Step Out to Stop Diabetes walk is scheduled at 8 a.m. at Kapiolani Park. On event day, individuals and teams who have registered will gather to walk a 2.3-mile course (registration opens at 7 a.m.). The walk kickoff program begins at 7:15 a.m., the Step Out warmup at 7:30 a.m., and then the walk starts at 8 a.m.

Top teams and sponsors will be recognized for their fundraising efforts upon returning to the park. Refreshments, live local entertainment and activities will be staged throughout the park.

Challenge yourself at the Keiki Tent and educate your mind at the Health Fair. For more details, contact Danielle Tuata, director, at 947-5979, ext. 7042, or Also, visit

Pacific Roller Derby — Pacific Roller Derby has an exciting theme game, “Leprechauns vs. Menehunes,” at 4 p.m. at the U.S. Coast Guard Hideaway Club on the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, located at 1 Coral Sea Road, at 4 p.m.

Doors open at 3 p.m.; all ages are welcome. The fee is $10 for the general public. Keiki 12 and under get in free. Non-military fans email for access to the air station for the event.

After the game, Pacific Roller Derby will host its second fundraiser with Teddy’s Bigger Burger in Kapolei, 4850 Kapolei Parkway, in efforts to raise funds for the travel team, game/practice venues, training and more. Teddy’s will donate a portion of every meal from 4-9 p.m. Bring a Teddy’s ticket that will be handed out at the game at the Hideaway Club. For more details, visit

25 / Saturday

Prince Kuhio Hoolaulea/Hoikeike — The Hoolaulea and Hoikeike, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Kapiolani Park Bandstand on 2686 Kalakaua Ave., features native Hawaiian arts and crafts, exhibits by various Native Hawaiian organizations and businesses. Visit A parade through Waikiki that begins at 10 a.m. ends at Kapiolani Park.

Bonnie Raitt — Grammy winner performs her bluesy music at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets run $59.50-$100 at or 800-745-3000.

‘Aha Mele at Waimea Valley — A free afternoon of live local Hawaiian music at Waimea Valley from noon-3 p.m. in Pikake Pavilion. Performances include the Sundown Band, Del Beazley and Teresa Bright. Waimea Valley is located at 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., in Haleiwa. Free parking is available to Waimea Valley guests. For more details, email or visit

26 / Saturday

Adam Sandler — “Saturday Night Live” veteran is joined by David Spade and Rob Schneider for the “Sandy Wexler Here Comes the Funny Tour,” 7:30 p.m., Blaisdell Arena.

28 / Tuesday

Puppets & Cultures — A lecture on puppets and cultures is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hawaii State Art Museum, on 250 South Hotel St. Bonnie Kim will share stories of exploring the cultures of the world through creating and performing with puppets and masks.

She has worked with Bread and Puppet Theater, internationally renowned for their giant puppets and masks. Her performances have been staged in Hawaii, the mainland U.S., Europe, and Asia. Bonnie has a passion for the power of puppetry and has studied and created many types, including Chinese hand puppets, Czech marionettes and Balinese-style shadow puppets.

She is also a professional teaching artist with the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Artists-in-the-Schools Program, providing theater and puppetry residencies in schools throughout the islands. Museum galleries will be open; admission is always free.

For more information, visit, or contact Mamiko Carroll at 586-0305 or

29 / Wednesday

Career Expo 2017 — Bring your resume, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Business attire required. General admission is $3. Seniors, military and student admission is $1. Visit

30 / Thursday

Blood, Sweat & Tears — Updated version of the Grammy-winning blend of rock and jazz performs through April 2, 6:30 and 9 p.m., at the Blue Note Hawaii. Visit or 777-4890.



1 / Saturday

Family Fun Day — This event is scheduled from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The museum will host a Kite Festival where families will learn about kite-making traditions in Hawaii and across the Pacific, experiment with the aerodynamics of kite design, and build and fly a kite on historic Ford Island.

Free with museum admission and free to museum members. Advanced registration required. For more details, visit


2 / Sunday

Waikiki Artfest — The Waikiki Artfest is scheduled from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Kapiolani Park, directly across from the entrance to the Honolulu Zoo. Admission is free. Artists display their own artwork for sale, to include ceramics, glass, wood workers, jewelry of all kinds, fiber art, photography, and fine art.

Enjoy some nice mellow Hawaiian music by Ryan Tang, and some cool shave ice. For more details, visit, or contact Nancy Calhoun at 696-6717 or


8 / April

Kapolei Commons Easter Egg Hunt — Kapolei Commons 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 9 a.m.-noon, located at 4450 Kapolei Parkway. It is a free event for kids ages 2-10 with 10,000 eggs, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, arts and crafts, carnival games, food and more.

The event will be held on the grassy lawn to the left of the entrance at Kapolei Commons. Registration for the Easter Egg Hunt starts at 8:30 a.m. (Limited to 250 kids per age group). Colored wristbands will be assigned to children in each age group.

Kids must be able to hunt for eggs on their own. Adults will not be allowed to hunt for eggs in in the Easter Egg Hunt area, except for 2 year olds and children with special needs.

  • 9 a.m. is 2 year olds.
  • 9:30 a.m. is 3-4 year olds.
  • 10 a.m. is 5-6 year olds.
  • 10:30 a.m. is 7-8 year olds.
  • 11 a.m. is 9-10 year olds.

Visit for more details and a list of tenants.

22 / April

Storyteller Craig Jenkins — In his first Hawaii visit, English storyteller Craig Jenkins will tell tales from India at the following locations.

  • “Panchatantra & Ramayana” – Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. at Hawaii Pacific University (Windward campus), Paul & Vi Loo Theater, $15 online, $20 door, $5 students
  • “Ramayana” – Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., at Arts @ Marks (Pauahi & Nuuanu, Chinatown), $15 online, $20 at door.
  • May 6 and 7 at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival (free, see website for exact times).

Craig tells stories from the “Panchatantra” (animal teaching tales, India’s Aesop’s fables), and chapters from India’s classic love story, the “Ramayana.” He wins over audiences across the world with his funny, vibrant and interactive shows. His animal characters text and use Facebook. His “Ramayana” has a more respectful tone to bring chapters of this complex epic to life.

Currently living in London and Chennai (western coast), Jenkins has toured India, Thailand, Malaysia among other locations. He teaches drama to slum children in London and Chennai. He does residencies in a rural village school for underprivileged kids learning traditional performing arts. For more details, contact Jeff Gere at or (808) 778-2616.

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