Out ‘n’ About: Bluegrass in the Koolaus, HIFF Spring Showcase, The Art of Taiko and more

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Raiatea is among the performers with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Pops Series. --Courtesy photo

Raiatea is among the performers with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Pops Series. --Courtesy photo


Bluegrass in the Koolaus: Camp event with acoustic jamming, performances by local and mainland bands, music workshops and a Sunday morning gospel sing; today-Sunday, Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden. Free; donations accepted by nonprofit host Bluegrass Hawaii. Schedule, signup: bluegrasshawaii.com, 623-4519.

Hawaii International Film Festival 15th Annual Spring Showcase: 34 films, today-Thursday, Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres IMAX. $8-$12; 447-0577 or at box office. Full list: hiff.org. Special events:

» “The Descendants” free screening, followed by panel discussion with music supervisor and soundtrack musicians Jeff Peterson and Cyril Pahinui, noon-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the theaters.

» “Sound X Vision: Celebrating the Music of The Descendants,” concert featuring Charles Brotman, Danny Carvalho, Pancho Graham, Makana, Cyril Pahinui and Jeff Peterson, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, theVenue. $25-$35. hiff.org

Plant sale, by Oahu Nursery Growers’ Association, benefiting deaf students’ trip to Gallaudet Academic Bowl; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Square. ongahawaii.com

The Art of Taiko, National Library Week program, with Kenny Endo, 11 a.m. Saturday at Aiea Public Library; 3 p.m. Tuesday at Liliha Public Library. Free. librarieshawaii.org

Ramana Vieira, Portuguese fado singer, 5-8 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight Sunday-Tuesday, Adega, 1138 Smith St. $30; $20 advance. 312-2212, 566-5909, adega1138@hotmail.com


“Stories of the World”: Professional storyteller Sandra MacLees brings legends, biographies and history to life for National Library Week; 10:30 a.m., Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library. For ages 5+. Free. librarieshawaii.org

Royal Hawaiian Band, noon Fridays, Iolani Palace. Free. 922-5331.

26th Annual April Foolish Party, music by Hoopla, Wet and Gerardo Velez and food by Ruth’s Chris, Hiroshi and others, a benefit for Make-a-Wish Hawaii, 5 p.m.-midnight, The Standard, Waterfront Plaza. 21+. $30-$35. hawaii.wish.org, 537-3118.

An Evening with the Arts, Hawaiian art charity auction with door prizes and pupu, by Pictures Plus and Kaneohe Officers’ Spouses Club, 6 p.m., Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hangar 103, bayside. $25-$30. koschawaii.com

Augie T. Live, comedy, 8 p.m. at Pagoda Hotel’s La Salle Room, $10 with two-drink minimum;. 479-0576.

Sing the Body Voting Concert, local Hard Rock Rising — Battle of the Bands winner, 10 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe, 280 Beachwalk. Free. 955-7383.


Aloha Aina Earth Day Community Recycling Fundraiser: Accepting scrap metal, HI-5 containers, used cooking oil, computers, printers, cartridges, cellphones, TVs, career attire and accessories, paper, batteries, usable clothing and household items, canned food for Hawaii Foodbank, plastic bags and bottle caps, to benefit Ryukyu Kobudo Taiko Club; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Leeward Community College. opala.org

E-waste recycling event, accepting computers, printers, fax machines, servers, telecom equipment (no TVs, alkaline batteries, microwaves), 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Mililani High School, parking lot by gym. ewastehawaii.com, 488-8870.

Architectural Walking Tour: Greater Chinatown, free 2-mile tour led by American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter, to celebrate Architecture Month, throughout the morning. Register: aiahonolulu.org

16th CLEAH Chinese Language & Culture Fair, for Chinese-language learners grades K-college, with hands-on activities, martial arts performances, lion dance and door prizes, sponsored by Chinese Language Education Association of Hawaii, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls. Free. 956-2087.

Mauka to Makai Clean Water Expo, with live music by Willie K and Kapono, poster giveaways with artist Wyland, moi release (11:30 a.m.), Apoha the O’opu and Friends, keiki crafts, interactive displays and activities, water sampling station, prize drawings, food and free native plant to first 500 families, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Waikiki Aquarium. Free. cleanwaterhonolulu.com, 768-3245.

Animal Friends, 1 1/2-hour tour, with option to brown-bag lunch on ranch later, 9:30 a.m., Kualoa Ranch. Free-$15. RSVP: education@kualoa.com, 239-5497.

Hospice Hawaii’s Third Annual Hot Pursuit Fundraising Event, “Amazing Race”-style competition where teams race between locations, solving puzzles, 9:45 a.m., Ward Centers. Registration 8:30 a.m. at Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre; each team (two to six people) pledges to raise $250. www.hospicehawaii.org/hot-pursuit, 791-8075.

Ka Mole o na Pua Festival, celebrating sustainability, with rock-wall climbing, robotics, book sales, worm composting, solar race track, cooking demos, storytelling, entertainment, local vendors, organic food booths, keiki crafts, Hawaiian games, hands-on mural creation and drive-through recycling, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Leeward Community College. Free. Mats, chairs, coolers welcome. kamoleonapua.weebly.com

Kualoa/Hakipu’u Canoe Festival, honoring Hawaiian seamanship and traditions, with demonstrations and activities, sailing vessels and rides, hosted by city Dept. of Parks and Recreation, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kualoa Regional Park, campground A. Free. 237-8525.

15th Annual Teddy Bear Round-Up and Family Resource Fair, accepting new or usable teddy bears for abused children, with family activities, sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii and others, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Uptown and Downtown center courts. Free. 951-0200, preventchildabusehawaii.org

Second Saturday: The Art of Animation — What’s the Story? flip book, puppet-making, claymation and animation demo with University of Hawaii animation students and artist Kloe Kang, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hawai’i State Art Museum. Free. www.hawaii.gov/sfca, 586-9958.

Third Annual Hellaflush Hawaii Car Show, featuring JDM, drift, VIP, Euro, VW, trucks and time attack, plus Monster Truck Bounce House and Illest B-Boy dance contest, noon-6 p.m., Ward Village Shops’ new parking garage, 1150 Auahi St. $10-$15. hellaflush.com, wardcenters.com

We Love Nanakuli, community celebration, with entertainment including hula, ukulele and Miss Hawaii 2011 Lauren Cheape, strongman competition, Zumba-thon fundraiser, variety of food and keiki IDs, bouncers and rides; noon-8 p.m., Nanakuli High & Intermediate School. Free. 306-0450, facebook.com/welovenanakuli

Royal Hawaiian Band, noon, Mililani Town Center Gazebo. Free. 922-5331.

Bliss Spring Shopping benefit, vendors Bliss Online Boutique, A Little Bit of Everything, Butterfly Dreams, Scentsy, Bead Girl Heaven, Knotty Kompany and 31 Gifts, plus silent auction to benefit Read to Me International, 3-5:30 p.m., parish of St. Clement, 1515 Wilder Ave. shopblissonline.com

Second Saturday Monthly Slam & Open Mic, Youth Speaks Hawaii event featuring performances from Team Hawaii 2012, 3 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. $1. youthspeakshawaii.org, 782-7868.

The MayJah RayJah, concert with Katchafire, Tribal Seeds, Common Kings, Anuhea, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Knova Prie, Angry Locals, Puali, Jimmy Weeks Project and DJ Glitchdick, 5 p.m., Waikiki Shell. $34-$130. mayjahrayjah.com

Movie “Courageous” & Potluck Buffet, 6:45-9:45 p.m., Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, Upper Room, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Free. 469-7193.

On the Spot’s House of Improv, improv groups perform their signature shows, 8 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. $10-$15. otsimprov.com

Late Night Inferno, improvisors compete to survive “Devil’s Advocate” trials, presented by On the Spot, 10 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. $5. facebook.com/otsimprov


Rummage & Bake Sale, benefiting Leilehua High School Judo Team, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., school’s parking lot. lhsjudoteam@gmail.com

21st Annual Honolulu AIDS Walk, easy 5K in which walkers raise money to benefit Life Foundation, 9 a.m. (registration, entertainment 8 a.m.), Kapiolani Park Bandstand. No registration fee or deadline. lifefoundation.org, 521-AIDS

Red Rendezvous, a Champagne Tea Pa-HTY & Children’s Fashion Show, refreshments, silent auction and all-local lineup of clothiers in a glamorous red setting, a benefit for Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hawaii Prince Hotel. $175+. htyweb.org, 839-9885, ext. 711.

Kanikapila, Hawaiian music jam session for all ages and skill levels presented by Abrigo Ohana, 1-4 p.m., Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, North Shore. Free. www.abrigoohana.com

Kalani Gardens “Little Green Market,” pop-up farmers market by Kanu Hawaii and GreenWheel Food Hub, with local chef demos and Mililani produce, 2-4:30 p.m., Kalani Gardens Apartments, 95-081 Kipapa Drive. Free entry. kanuhawaii.org, greenwheelfoodhub.org

Hawaii Polo Club match, Wealth Strategy Partners versus Bacardi, with halftime Skydive Hawaii parachute show and music by Analog, 2 p.m. (doors open 11 a.m.), Hawaii Polo Club, 68-411 Farrington Highway, Waialua. Free-$10. 944-1058, hawaii-polo.org

Film screening: “Love for Share,” a well-known 2006 satire about marriage and polygamy in contemporary Indonesia, 2-4 p.m., East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road. Free. arts.eastwestcenter.org, 944-7177.

Royal Hawaiian Band, 2 p.m., Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Free. 922-5331.

Second Annual Leeward Music Festival, groups, soloists and special guests the Sounds of Aloha, sponsored by Kapolei Chorale, 3 p.m. (doors at 2:30), Kapolei Middle School. Free. 672-8888.

Hawaii Youth Symphony Spring Concert, a benefit for Child & Family Service, featuring internationally acclaimed soprano Bai He, 4 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall. Free; charity donations in lieu of fee. Tickets: 591-2211. hiyouthsymphony.org, 941-9706.

Del Beazley, in Na Mele no na Pua kamaaina concert series, 5-6 p.m., Plaza Stage, Waikiki Beach Walk. 931-3591.

Na Leo Pili Mai Choral Festival Concert, featuring 135+ students, including Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, 6 p.m., Kawaiaha’o Church. Free. hyoc.org, 521-2982.


Honolulu Brass performance, presented by Chamber Music Hawaii, 7:30 p.m., Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College. $20-$25. chambermusichawaii.com, 489-5038.


The Shins, in concert, 8 p.m. (doors at 7), Blaisdell Concert Hall. All ages. $35, $45. ticketmaster.com, 745-3000.

Veil of Maya, American progressive deathcore band from Illinois, 8 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s. Ages 18+. $15 from fla.vor.us or 855-235-2867


The Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra Pops Series begins Wednesday with familiar favorites: Raiatea, pictured, Henry Kapono, Na Leo Pilimehana singing, and Matt Catingub leading the orchestra. Listen for some new arrangements by Catingub, whose orchestrations gave the local orchestra international cache in its previous incarnation. “It will be a celebration of the orchestra, that we’re back,” he said. The concert is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Blaisdell Concert Hall; $20-$82. 593-9468, hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org

Halawa Xeriscape Garden brown bag tour, noon-12:45 p.m., Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Free. Reservations: 748-5315

AIA Film Night: “Grand Paris — The President and the Architect,” screening of documentary about French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ambitious plan to develop Paris for the 21st century, presented by AIA Honolulu, 6-8 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. Free. Limited seating; register at aiahonolulu.org

Swing Dance Club Hawaii dance, free lesson followed by open dancing and snacks, 6:30-9:15 p.m., Palladium Ballroom, Ala Wai Golf Club. $8. swingdanceclubhawaii.org, 255-6095.

Raiatea, Na Leo Pilimehana & Henry Kapono, with Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra and conductor Matt Catingub in 2012 Pops season opening concert, 7 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall. $20+. hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org, 593-9468.

Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican ska/reggae pioneer in concert, with Hot Rain and Saving Cadence, 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.), The Waterfront at Aloha Tower. Ages 21+. $35-$75. bampproject.com


Gail Tsukiyama, best-selling author (“Women of the Silk,” “The Samurai’s Garden”) from California; reading and Q&A presented by Celebrate Reading and the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities, 5:30 p.m., UH-Manoa Art Auditorium. Free. 239-9726.

Lokahi High School Choral Festival Concert, with more than 300 Hawaii students, sponsored by Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and American Choral Directors Association, 6 p.m., Kawaiaha’o Church. Free. hyoc.org, 521-2982.

“Out Loud in the Library,” literary reading with writers Lee Tonouchi (“the Pidgin Guerilla”), Jo-Ann Adams, Akemi Johnson and Maiana Minahal, ukulele music and refreshments, 6 p.m., Windward Community College Library. Free. 236-9231.

“The Chauvet Caves: Man’s Earliest Art,” lecture by excavator Jean Clottes on the earliest known cave paintings, subject of the recent documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art. Free. littman@hawaii.edu


“Sesame Street Presents: The Body,” interactive multimedia exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, through July 30, Bishop Museum. Free-$17.95. 847-3511, bishopmuseum.org

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