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Fly like an Eagle
March with the Band
With a parade down Kalakaua Avenue as the grand finale and demonstrations and activities at the Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center and more, the 15th annual Honolulu Festival emphasizes its theme of Pacific harmony. Call 926-2424, or visit www.honolulufestival.com.
Kiss the Irish
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at Murphy’s Bar and Grill, for the 21st annual St. Patrick’s Day party. Upwards of 10,000 people attend the block party, which takes place from Nuuanu Avenue and Merchant to Bethel Streets. Enjoy Irish favorites like corned beef and hash, or one of the 3,000 oysters Don Murphy and crew have prepared. Live music will be from the Doolin’ Rakes and the Piranha Brothers. Call 531-0422.
Invest in Flair
You’ve been meaning to hit the monthly arts and craft festival at Kapiolani Park, so cross it off your to-do list and peruse the creations of more than 75 local artisans—all part of the Handcrafters and Artisans Alliance—at the Waikiki Artfest. After shopping for jewelry, art and clothing, listen to live entertainment and sample food at booths offering local favorites. Call 637-5337.
Witness a live adaptation of the best-selling book and award winning movie, Tuesdays with Morrie, at the Manoa Valley Theatre. This two-actor performance about a former student and his favorite professor is guest directed by Lolli Susi, a former Hawaii resident who is now a director in London. Call 988-6131 or visit www.manoavalleytheatre.com.
Treat your ears to the Honolulu Symphony’s rendition of Beethoven’s third symphony, Eroica, his only piano concerto written in a minor key. Performed by renowned Irish pianist John O’Conner, it is part of the symphony’s Beethoven Festival. The following night listen to violinist Robert McDuffie perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. For tickets, call 792-2000.
For more events, visit our online calendar.