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The 8 Best Things To Do in March 2018

Spring cleaning can wait. Celebrate Pacific Rim cultures, run with the family, drink (lots of) beer and channel your inner David Bowie with the best events happening this month.


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CULTURE

Honolulu Festival

March 9–11

Honolulu Festival

Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu Festival


Held every March, the Honolulu Festival celebrates our Island cultures and promotes ethnic harmony between Hawai‘i and our neighbors across the Pacific Rim. Festivities during the three-day event include cultural performances, a friendship gala and the 5K Ekiden relay race, concluding with a parade and fireworks show in Waikīkī.

Various locations, $30–$50, honolulufestival.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Ethan Capone

March 10

Piano

Photos: Thinkstock


Jazz pianist Ethan Capone has worked with a long list of local and national musicians and done multiple collabs with Henry Kapono. He performs as this month’s featured guest for Hawai‘i Public Radio’s jazz concert series.

Atherton Performing Arts Studio, $15–$20, hawaiipublicradio.org

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Incubus

March 14 & 15

Incubus

Photo: Courtesy of BAMP Project


Combine lyricist Brandon Boyd with one of Electronic Dance Music’s hottest DJs and you get 8, Incubus’ aptly titled eighth studio album. Hear tracks from the new album, co-produced and mixed by longtime friend Skrillex, along with old favorites “Anna Molly” and “Drive” at two Honolulu shows this month at The Republik.

7:30 p.m. The Republik, $69.50–$74.50, bampproject.com

 

SEE ALSO: 6 Can’t-Miss Honolulu Concerts to Check Out in March 2018

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Luke Bryan

March 23 & 24

Cowboy hat and boots


With one of the most successful careers in the genre’s history, Luke Bryan is about as country as it gets. Catch the music superstar, joined by special guest Brothers Osborne, at two Honolulu shows this month.

Blaisdell Arena, $49.50–$129.50, lukebryan.com

 

FOOD & DRINK

Honolulu on Tap

March 24

Beer


America on Tap’s sudsy festival returns. Enjoy 130-plus craft beer styles—from stouts to sours, lagers to IPAs—from 65 of the nation’s best breweries. No kids allowed, though there will be games for adults.

Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, $30–$50, americaontap.com

 

THEATER & ARTS

Star Dust: A Tribute to David Bowie 

March 24

Star Dust David Bowie Tribute

Photo: Courtesy of Complexions Contemporary Ballet


Complexions Contemporary Ballet channels all the glitz and glitter of ’70s glam rock in a tribute to one of history’s greatest music legends. Expect explosive choreography and groundbreaking contemporary styles set to, of course, David Bowie’s biggest hits.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $30–$75, complexionsdance.org

 

One of David Bowie’s pupils was permanently dilated, which created the illusion that his eyes were different colors.

 

KIDS & FAMILY

HONOLULU Family Fun Run

March 31

HONOLULU Family Fun Run

Photo: Gregory Yamamoto


Featuring a 5K course filled with selfie stops, snack stations, entertainment and more, the HONOLULU Family Fun Run is open to all ages and a great way to get the whole family into fitness. Kids ages 3–10 can also sign up for the keiki-only 500-meter dash. Afterward, head over to the keiki fun zone for games, a bouncy house and more. HONOLULU Family is a sister publication of HONOLULU Magazine.

7:30–10a.m., Ala Moana Beach Park, $15–$20, honolulufamily.com

 

MUSIC

‘Āina Momona Moloka‘i 

Kuana Torres Kahele

Kuana Torres Kahele

Photo: Amazon.com


​Kuana Torres Kahele’s sixth album in the Music for the Hawaiian Islands series brings the beauty of Moloka‘i to life with 10 original tracks composed, performed and recorded by the five-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winner himself.

$15.99, welcometotheislands.com

 

SEE ALSO: 7 Absolutely Free Honolulu Events to Check Out in March 2018

 

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