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What We Love About O‘ahu this March 2019

Everything you need to do, see, hear and talk about this month.


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1. SHOWTIME

Lāʻie native and star of THE Greatest Showman, Keala Settle belts out “Take Me Or Leave Me” from Rent.

 

Audition for Broadway’s 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent on Sunday, March 3 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Registration runs 9 a.m. to noon.

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2. DOUBLE WEEKEND FEATURE

Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre is hosting the Honolulu Jewish Film Festival during the first two weekends in March (2-3 and 9-10). Catch 10 movies and documentaries, most of which include a Q&A following the screening.

honolulumuseum.org

 

3. WHO RUNS THE WORLD?

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Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

 

Just five days before International Women’s Day is a wonderful celebration we’ve adopted from Japan: Girl’s Day (March 3). Gift the little ladies in your life with one of these adorable items, found at local boutiques, and exchange delicious mochi with your female BFFs.

 

SEE ALSO: The 11 Best Events on O‘ahu in March 2019

 

4. MALASSADA MADNESS

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Eat all of the malassadas you can get your hands on for Fat Tuesday on March 5.

 

5. O Captain! My Captain!

 

Captain Marvel starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson (Room) and Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians) opens in theaters on International Women’s Day (March 8). Consolidated Theatres is offering guests on opening night a free order of gourmet fries. a collectible coin and exclusive intro content prior to the screening. 

consolidatedtheatres.com

 

6. GAME CHANGERS

Hulu has created a special “Female Icons” channel for International Women’s Day. Watch RBG, He Named Me Malala and Serena among other great documentaries about real-life superheroes. 

hulu.com

 

SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Honolulu Biennial’s Immersive Art Event

 

7. NEW KIDS ON THE RUNWAY

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Photo: Courtesy of Southwest Airlines 

 

Start booking cheap flights on Southwest Airlines this month. Honolulu to Maui routes will take flight by the end of March while intersland flights will begin this summer. Flights to L.A. will follow soon after as well as more direct interisland flights. Plus there’s a new SWA terminal at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

southwest.com/hawaii

 

SEE ALSO: Buyers Claim 49 Dollar Fares as Southwest Airlines Jump-Starts First Routes to Hawai‘i

 

8. SPRING FORWARD

Clocks are being adjusted for Daylight Savings on March 10 so be careful when calling your friends, family and coworkers on the Mainland. Otherwise, keep calm and carry on, Hawai‘i. 

 

9. netflix and aloha

 

Netflix’s new filmed-in-Hawai‘i-but-not-set-in-Hawai‘i movie, Triple Frontier, starring Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Issac, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal premieres on March 13.

 

10. #inclusiverevolution

Donate and support Hawai‘i’s athletes Rainie Thompson, Tyler Morimoto and Rob Steiner at the Special Olympics World Games held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from March 14 to 21.

sohawaii.org

 

11. PLIE L.A.

Photo: Courtesy of L.A. Dance Project

 

Ballet Hawai‘i brings L.A. Dance Project to the Blaisdell on March 16 for a special one-night-only performance. The founder of L.A. Dance Project, Benjamin Millepied, is a world-class choreographer whose work is featured in Darren Aronofsky’s award-winning film Black Swan.

 

12. HASH IT OUT

Fill up on corned beef hash this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) before heading to Murphy’s Bar and Grill for a pint of Guinness. Messy post-pint block parties: optional.

 

13. ACE OF SPADES

David Spade will take a break from filming his new movie, The Wrong Missy, for a standup special at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on March 17. 

March 8 update: The event has been canceled according to Ticketmaster

March 13 update: The venue for the event has changed to the Republik. Tickets can be purchased on bampproject.com

 

14. READY ... SET ... GUMBO!

Demo Dinner Series launches on March 18. The new foodie event is hosted by Ocean Friendly Restaurants Hawai‘i. The theme of the first event is Mardi Gras so attendees will learn how to make the Cajun classic, seafood gumbo. Next month Ocean-Friendly Restaurants will partner with Surfrider Foundation for a sushi-making class.

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15. Spring Clean Your Kondo

March 20 marks the first day of spring. If you can name a better time to start Marie Kondo-ing your life, we are all ears.

 

16. To market, to market

Kaka‘ako Farmers Market launches its Sunset Market on March 20. The market will be held at 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. (across Ward Avenue from Shepard Fairey’s new Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i mural) every Wednesday evening, from 3-7 pm.

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SEE ALSO: KCC’s Farmers Market Celebrates 15 Years on O‘ahu

 

17. MOONSTRUCK

The final Supermoon (when the moon is at its closest to the Earth, making it appear larger and brighter than normal) of the year happens on March 20-21. Night surfing, anyone? Diving, maybe?

 

SEE ALSO: How to See the Third and Last Super Moon (or Super Worm Moon) of 2019 in Hawai‘i

 

18. WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE ...

Throughout the month of March, HONOLULU will be celebrating World Water Day (March 22), with a rollout of articles focusing on living an ecoconscious lifestyle here on O‘ahu. Stay tuned!

 

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19. DO IT FOR THE GRAM

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Photo: megan sterling

 

In fact, you can support World Water Day by visiting a little Insta-worthy exhibit in Waikīkī called Epic Aloha. The team behind Breakout Waikīkī partnered with Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i to create an “interactive photo experience“ that’s chock-a-block with brightly colored rooms to snap as many social media pics that your heart desires (how many is too many Boomerangs?). One of the 12 rooms is solely dedicated to Sustainable Coastlines’ efforts to clean up Hawai‘i’s shores and $1 of every ticket sold goes to the nonprofit.

epicaloha.com

 

20. paws for thought

Tell your fur baby that they’re a very, VERY good boy or girl on National Puppy Day (March 23).

 

21. PINK ELEPHANTS ON PARADE

 

Ugly cry during Tim Burton’s live-action remake of Dumbo, which opens in theaters on March 29.

 

22. A WHALE OF A TIME

 

Whale season is coming to an end later this month. We suggest a hike up Makapu‘u Lookout for one last chance to see the beautiful beasts.

 

SEE ALSO: Hawai‘i is the Only State in the U.S. Where Humpback Whales Go to Have Their Babies

 

23. MAMA SAID SO

International Market Place hosts the Mom Made Market, a biannual pop-up market that celebrates local moms and businesswomen, for the first time on March 30 and 31. The weekend event is hosted in the valet parking area on level three, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

shopinternationalmarketplace.com

 

 

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