Willie K sings with the fishes
Willie K performs in the Waikiki Aquarium's "Ke Kani O Ke Kai" summer concert series at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $18, $10 for ages 7 to 12. Proceeds will help build an exhibit on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Turn the event into a sunset picnic on the aquarium lawn with food from Holokai Grill, with menu items from $3 to $8. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; no outside food or drink allowed. Aquarium galleries and exhibits will remain open. Call 923-9741.
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Meet the writer
Author M. Evelina Galang will speak about her books "Lolas' House: Women Living with War" and "One Tribe" as part of the Sakamaki Extraordinary Lecture Series, 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Galang, who teaches creative writing at the University of Miami, explores the Filipino-American experience in her short stories and novels.
"Lolas' House" is a collection of essays and portraits of 15 Filipina "comfort women" who survived World War II. Her novel "One Tribe" follows one Filipina as she attempts to find her place in a chaotic Virginia Beach community.
The free lecture will take place at the Yukiyoshi Room in Krauss Hall. Call 956-8246 or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/summer.
VUE Hawaii in Kahala Mall is holding a free scrapbook demonstration and workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Center Court.
The workshop will be conducted by Mona Aumavae and Frances Kaea from Hulahlah Paper Co. Participants will create their own small accordion album and an 8-by-8-inch scrapbook page using Hawaiian-style scrapbooking materials, with supplies provided by VUE Hawaii.
The sansei way
"What Does It Mean to Be Sansei?" is the topic of a free panel discussion at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.
Panelists are George Tanabe, professor of Japanese religion at the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Ann Asakura, president of Temari, Center for Asian & Pacific Arts; Colbert Matsumoto, CEO of Island Insurance Cos. and former JCCH chairman; Karleen Chinen, editor of the Hawaii Herald; and writer and researcher Michael Markrich. Riki May Amano, JCCH president/executive director, will moderate.
This program, sponsored by Nippon Golden Network, is the fifth in JCCH's "Japanese-American Social Issues Series in Hawaii," which debuted in 2004.
JCCH is at 2454 S. Beretania St. Call 945-7633.
Share the delights
The nonprofit group that manages Kauai's Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Garden has launched its first membership drive, "Garden Delights."
Members help support the 240-acre hardwood plantation, garden and bronze sculpture collection at the end of Wailapa Road in Kilauea. Membership includes free tours, discounts on purchases from the Orchid House Gift Shop and admission to American Horticultural Society reciprocating gardens nationwide.
Na 'Aina Kai was opened in 1982 by Joyce and Ed Doty, who donated the garden to the Na 'Aina Kai foundation in 1999.
For a membership packet or more information, contact the gardens at 808-828-0575 or e-mail email@example.com.