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Top 5 things to do this weekend (March 21-23) in Honolulu, Hawaii


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The Great Chefs Fight Hunger raises money for the Hawaii Foodbank.

Photo: courtesy Christine Matsuda Smith

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Heiva I Honolulu

Thursday, March 21 - Saturday, March 23

If you’re a fan of Tahitian dance, then you’ll enjoy this three-day Tahitian dance competition at the Waikiki Shell.
12-9 p.m., $15 adults, $10 child ages 4-11, Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave., tahitinuiinternational.com.

 

LIVE MUSIC

Black Star Concert

Friday, March 22

You might know Yasii Bey (formerly known as “Mos Def”) and Talib Kweli as actors, but they first came to fame as hip-hop artists. They’ll be in town rocking The Republik.
$69 general admission, 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., bampproject.com.

 

FUNDRAISER

Great Chefs Fight Hunger

Saturday, March 23

VIP tickets are already sold out to Hawaii Foodbank’s fundraiser for the Island’s hungry, but you can still pick up a $150 general admission ticket that gives you a pass to taste wine and food from 26 Island chefs. There’ll be everything from kim chee pork belly lettuce wrap to smoked local Madre chocolate flan drizzled with kau orange caramel, so bring an empty stomach. 
6-8:30 p.m., $150 general admission ticket, Hawaii Foodbank Warehouse, 2611 Kiihau St., 836-3600, hawaiifoodbank.org.

 

EDUCATION

2013 aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee

Saturday, March 23

Billabong, whortleberry, Bildungsroman. Those are some of the words last year’s spelling bee contestants had to spell. This year, watch or listen to elementary, intermediate and middle school students test their memory of the English vocabulary.
7 p.m., free, TV broadcast on PBS Hawaii and radio simulcast on AM 1500 The Buzz.

 

THEATRE

Night in Bali

Saturday, March 23

If you’ve never been to Indonesia, this Leeward Community College stage production will transport you there, at least in spirit. You’ll get a taste of Balinese arts from Gamelan musicians, dancers shadow puppetry and colorful Indonesian costumes. It’s an interactive show; so the audience will get to sit on stage, ask questions and cheer on the performers.
8 p.m., $30 adults, $25 students, seniors and military members, $23 UH faculty, staff and students, $15 for ages 12 and under, Leeward Community College Theatre, 96-045 Ala Ike, 455-0385, lcctheatre.hawaii.edu.

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