Top 5 things to do this weekend (March 16-17) in Honolulu, Hawaii

This weekend, enjoy a Bonnie Raitt concert, celebrate St. Patrick's Day and browse an exhibit honoring World War II Nisei soldiers.


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Murphy's Bar & Grill will throw a block party on Sunday to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
PHOTO: COURTESY MURPHY'S BAR & GRILL

 

FUNDRAISER

Sacs in the City Fashion Show

Saturday, March 16

The Junior League of Honolulu’s largest fundraiser features a three-course lunch and a runway fashion show from DFS Galleria Waikiki. Bid on more than 200 fashionable items, including a Celine Phantom purse and Peter Lik fine arts photography. 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., $125, Sheraton Waikiki Kauai and Maui Ballroom, 2255 Kalakaua Ave., juniorleagueofhonolulu.org.

 

LIVE MUSIC

An evening with Bonnie Raitt

Saturday, March 16

Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist Bonnie Raitt made the song I Can’t Make You Love Me famous in the ‘90s. Named as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, she will give you Something To Talk About. 7:30 p.m., $27.50-$65, Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave., (800) 745-3000, bonnieraitt.com, ticketmaster.com.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Honolulu Night Market “Pop”

Saturday, March 16

Artists, bartenders and late-night shoppers packed Kakaako last month for Pow Wow Hawaii, Hawaii Cocktail Week and Honolulu Night Market. If you missed it last month, catch Honolulu Night Market on Saturday for pop-up shops, pop performances, pop dancing and pop art. 6 p.m., free, 683 Auahi St. (parking available on 555 South St.), honolulunightmarket.com.

 

NIGHTLIFE

Murphy’s St. Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 17

If you’re looking to party this weekend, then plan to be at Merchant and Nuuanu Streets on Sunday for the biggest block party in Honolulu. There’ll be fresh shucked oysters, crab cakes, steamed clams, sauteed shrimp, homemade Irish whiskey cake, fish 'n’ chips and of course, lots of Guinness. Wear green! 5 p.m., free, Murphy’s Bar and Grill, 2 Merchant St., 531-0422, murphyshawaii.com.

 

MUSEUM

American Heroes Exhibit: Japanese American WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal

Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, April 14

The Bishop Museum is one of seven museums in the country to host the Congressional Gold Medal exhibition. It is the nation’s highest civilian award. This exhibit salutes men of Japanese ancestry from the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service. Hear stories from guest speakers about the Japanese American experience during World War II. $19.95 adult, $16.95 seniors 65+, $14.95 juniors 4-12, free child 3 and under, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., bishopmuseum.org.

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