Open Mic at Hale Hookah
Hale Hookah, 60 Waianuenue Ave., 8:30 p.m., free. Come join comedian Brian Rupp, the host with the most, at Hale Hookah. Bring your instrument, beer or wine, and or just yourself for an evening of music, comedy, poetry, and whatever magic comes through the door. (961-3892)

Kona Choral Society Open House Rehearsal
Kealakehe Intermediate School, 74-5062 Onipaa St., 5:30 p.m., free.
Singers wanted. Come and check out the Kona Choral Society Open House Rehearsal event. (konachoralsociety.org)


Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center
Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd, 6:00 p.m., $35. This drop-in class allows residents and visitors alike the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel. Our teaching artist Erik Wold will assist students with getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel while experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step-by-step demonstration of its use. Pre-registration required. (volcanoartcenter.org)


Hawaii Steel Guitar
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr., 10 a.m., free. Hawaii steel guitar masters present workshops and jam sessions where festival guests play along with the steel guitar masters, as well as open-stage sessions. (hawaiisteelguitarfestival.com)

Summer Camp Cabaret & Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Palace Theater, 30 Haili St., 7:00 p.m., $20. The beautiful and historic Palace Theater presents a fantastical evening featuring an international cast of circus, cabaret, vaudeville, comedy, burlesque and music performers. (934-7010, hilopalace.com)


Stained Glass Basics 1
Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, 9:00 a.m., $115. Try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting to foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art. Pre-registration required. (volcanoartcenter.org)

Zentangle: Fancy Fiddles with Dina Wood Kageler
Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd, 10 a.m., $45. Celebrate Volcano’s Hapuu Tree Ferns! Inspired by Volcano’s own lush rainforests, artists will use a fiddlehead “string” and fill it with tangles using watercolors and pens. They will explore the range of a new pen, and expand on watercolor and tangling techniques. Loaner pens, pencils and watercolors will be available. No artistic experience needed. (volcanoartcenter.org/events)

Hawaii Island Festival: 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Kohala Coast, 10 a.m., $25. This popular competition is part of a month-long celebration honoring Hawaii’s traditions, history and culture. Taste poke from 40 different contestants, who prepared six pounds per entry. The competition includes amateurs and professionals in four categories: traditional, which uses the basic ingredients of raw fish, sea salt, seaweed, kukui nut, taro, breadfruit and coconut milk; poke with soy sauce; poke with limu; and cooked poke. (987-3274, hawaiiislandfestival.org)

Big Island Blues Festival
Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, 4 p.m., $20. Join a popular music festival featuring Bottle of Blues, Ronnie V and the Family Band, Tomi Isobe Blues and more. There will also be brews, barbecue and vendors on hand. (bigislandbluesfest2018.eventbrite.com)

Clyde Kindy Sproat Falsetto & Hawaiian Storytelling Competition
Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, $25. Attend thrilling competitions where falsetto masters demonstrate their skills in singing at the higher registers while sharing traditional Hawaiian stories. (895-8663)


Hawaiian Kapa Tool Making
East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St, 10 a.m., $60/members, $40/supply fee. Opihi or wau (shell scraper) will be made into a tool that removes the outer layer of the wauke, mamaki or ulu to reveal the inner bark for kapa, Hawaiian paper making. Sunday’s workshop continues the process, taught by master kapa tool maker Kanani Daley. (piko@ewhcc.org)

Volcano Winery Fifth Annual Harvest Festival
35 Pii Mauna Drive, Volcano, 4 p.m., $40. Enjoy a wonderful evening of community camaraderie at this benefit event for the Volcano School of Arts & Sciences PCS. Food and catering by Cafe Ono, Eagle’s Lighthouse Cafe, Kilauea Lodge, Liko Lehua Cafe, Mehana Brewing Company Ohelo Cafe and others. Souvenir wine goblet included. Entertainment by Young Brothers. (volcanowinery.com)


Niaulani Nature Walk
Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, 9:30 a.m., donations accepted. Join guided nature walks through the rainforest at Niaulani that introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact and accessible old-growth, koa/ohia rainforest remaining in the state. No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. (programs@volcanoartcenter.org)


Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., 4:30-7:30 p.m., $17. This class covers a wide variety of subjects and is for students age 10 and older. Those ages 10-12 must be accompanied by an adult. A supply list will be given on each participant’s first class. (935-0005)

Kahuku Orientation Talk
Highway 11 in Kau near mile marker 70.5, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays, free. Share in the wonders of this 116,000-acre unit of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Join rangers and naturalists for 20- to 30-minute talks that will include a general overview of the park and volcanic activity update. Topics and subject matter will vary, depending on interests, and will highlight the natural, cultural and historic attributes of Kahuku. (nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/kahuku-hikes)

Pottery Classes
Kilauea Studios, Thursdays, 10 a.m., contact for cost. Pottery classes are available for all skill levels. Wheel, hand-building, high-fire gas kilns. Lots of fun, spacious studio and beautiful setting. (799-9657, kilaueastudios@gmail.com)

West African Dance
YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Fridays, 6:45 p.m., $15. Have fun and sweat while learning West African dance, taught by Michal Anna Carrillo of Lavaroots Dance Company in Hawi. All levels and drop-ins welcome. (987-4243, lavaroots@gmail.com)

Bread Baking at the Portuguese Stone Oven
Kona Historical Society, 81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy., Thursdays, 10 a.m., free. Kona Historical Society’s Portuguese Stone Oven is a reproduction of a typical oven used by the Portuguese immigrants who came to Kona in the 1880s. Join the process of panning the dough and baking 96 loaves. Bring your lunch and make a day of it with an oven-side picnic in the pasture. (323-3222, konahistorical.org)

Farmers Market at Hamakua Harvest
Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Sundays, 9 a.m., free. Guests can find local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food, as well as weekly entertainment, work- shops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/ EBT purchases welcome. (896- 2151, info@hamakuaharvest.org)

Hilo Bridge Club
Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., 12:30 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, $5. Social bridge players are welcome to join in for duplicate bridge. (965-1391)

Hilo Sunrise Chapter – BNI Networking Meeting
Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Tuesdays, 7 a.m., contact for cost. This meeting is for local business professionals who value word-of-mouth marketing and are seeking to network, refer business to each other and build a better business community. (430-1787)

Library Benefit Bookstore
Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Tuesdays, 11 a.m., free. All proceeds will benefit Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. (966-4386, dalerhuber@gmail.com)

Pure Kona Green Market
Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, 82-6160 Mamalahoa Hwy, Fridays and Sundays, 9 a.m., free. Shop an all-local farmers and artists market featuring fresh, locally grown produce and a variety of local fruits, plants and keiki plants to transplant, herbs, Kona coffee, freshly prepared foods, breads, cakes and other goodies, goat cheeses, fresh-caught fish and locally grown herbs. Plus, locally crafted items, jewelry, gourds and paintings are available. There is also live music. (987-1444, facebook.com/SouthKonaGreenMarket)

Quilting and Knitting in Honokaa
North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Wednesdays, 9 a.m., contact for cost. People of any skill level, including beginners, are welcome to attend. (962-0515, greenfeljoo1@hawaii.rr.com)

West Hawaii Astronomy Club
W. M. Keck Observatory headquarters and Canada-France-Hawaii headquarters, second Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., free. Meetings alternate between the Keck Hualalai Conference Room and the conference room at CFHT. Contact first to confirm location. (www2.keck.hawaii.edu/whac/home.html)

Zumba Gold Toning
YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Mondays, 6:30 a.m., contact for cost. This low-impact workout suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned and get inspired. (959-6405)