The 8 Best Things to Do in March

Welcome springtime by dressing up as your favorite anime character, laughing at local sketch comedy or hearing from influential aviators. You just might find a new career.


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EDUCATION

Discover Your Future in Aviation

March 7

Photos: Courtesy of Pacific aviation museum

 

At this event, geared toward kids who might want a career in aviation some day, hear from a former NASA flight director for the space shuttle program, the first female strike fighter pilot and even the world’s first licensed armless pilot.

$6–$10, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, pacificaviationmuseum.org

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Lee Brice and Chris Young

March 8

Photo: Courtesy of BAMP Project

 

After performing together as openers for Brad Paisley in 2013, these country musicians decided to take their own show on the road. The duo will also make a stop at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on March 7. 

7:30 p.m., $49.50–$74.50, Blaisdell Concert Hall, bampproject.com

 

SPORTS

Spartan Sprint

March 15

Attention all Lacedaemonians! Knowing how to pronounce that word will not help you. Run fast. Jump high. Don’t get trampled.

$119–$126, Aloha Stadium, spartan.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Heiva i Honolulu

March 21

Photo: Mike Bambi

 

The largest Tahitian dance competition in the state returns for its 13th year, along with Polynesian fashion shows, arts and crafts, food and dance showcases. 

10 a.m. to 9 p.m., $10–$15, Waikīkī Shell, tahitinuiinternational.com

 

FAIRS AND EXPOS

Kawaii Kon

March 27–29

Photo: Odeelo Dayondon

 

Eir Aoi. Akira. Cassandra Morris. Todd Haberkorn. Rob Paulsen. Jess Harnell. Chances are, if you recognize the names of some of this year’s guests, you’ve already got your ticket. 

One- to three-day passes available, Hawai‘i Convention Center, kawaii-kon.org

 

THEATER & ARTS

See Me Naked

March 27–29

Well, not me personally, but I got your attention, huh?

Hawai‘i Theatre, hawaiitheatre.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT

The 1st Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival

March 28–29

Like Saturday Night Live, only in Hawai‘i. There will be live comedy sketches, original videos and live music, plus an awards ceremony. If you’re interested in getting into comedy yourself, there will be a day of StoryU Arts Panels at Kaka‘ako Agora on the 29th. 

8 p.m. both nights, opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, $8–$35, Doris Duke Theatre, hisketchfest.com

 

SEMINARS & CONFERENCES

TEDx Honolulu

March 28

The theme of this event, “Paradigm Shifts,” will focus on innovation, engagement and the aha moment.

UH Mānoa Campus Center, $65–$75, tedxhonolulu.org

 

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