Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: March 15–18, 2019

Mark your calendar for art, music and Chinatown’s annual St. Paddy’s Day block party.


2019 St. Patrick’s Day Chinatown Block Party

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St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m.

Celebrate all things St. Patrick’s Day as Murphy’s Bar & Grill turns Chinatown green with partygoers this Sunday. The annual Murphy’s Bar & Grill St. Patrick’s Day block party brings 15,000 to 20,000 people to Honolulu’s “Irish Corner” between Merchant Street and Nu‘uanu Avenue every March 17 for live music, vendor booths, food and, of course, green beer. Want to celebrate in a family-friendly way? Head to Murphy’s from noon to 3 p.m. instead and enjoy a keiki fair filled with kid-friendly face painting, balloons, crafts and much more.

Free, Chinatown along Nu‘uanu Avenue. For more information, go here.


SEE ALSO: This Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party Raises Thousands for Charities in Hawai‘i


Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe

Sunday, March 17, at 6:30 and 9 p.m.

For Latin music that will have you dancing salsa and merengue like a natural, catch Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe at Blue Note Hawaiʻi. The diverse band that has opened up for Grammy-Award-winning artists Cecilia Cruz and Ponch Sanchez has been called Hawaiʻi’s honorary Latin band. Don’t miss hits from the album Salsa from Paradise and listen to unique renditions of Motown and R&B at one of the group’s two shows.

$25–$45, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


SEE ALSO: What We Love About O‘ahu this March


2019 Impact hub HNL ImpactART featuring Boz Schurr

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ImpactART Featuring Boz Schurr Opening Night

Friday, March 15, through Monday, April 15

You may not know Boz Schurr by name, but chances are you’ve seen at least one of her colorful, geometric murals sprinkled around town. Starting Friday, Impact Hub HNL will display her latest body of work, titled I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, free for public viewing. Color is often used in Schurr’s work to express mental and emotional states, and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is no different: Here, the artist pairs contrasting pieces, painted in both vibrant and black-and-white palettes, to express the dual joys and sufferings of those living with mental illness. The show’s opening night this Friday will include an interactive paint-by-number mural for guests to add their splash of color to, plus drinks provided by Aloha Beer Co.

Free, Impact Hub HNL, 1050 Queen St., Suite 100. For more information, go here.


Feast + Nerd Night

Saturday, March 16, 6 to 9 p.m.

Who run the world? Girls! Brought to you by 40-plus local women scientists and artists, SymbioSEAS at the Arts at Marks Garage is an interactive gallery exhibit that marries research with creativity to highlight the importance of keeping our oceans and coral reefs healthy. At Feast + Nerd Night, guests will have the chance to eat, drink and mingle with the artists and scientists involved in the making of this unique exhibit, as well as bid on one-of-a-kind art pieces from the SymbioSEAS gallery.

$10–$25, The Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


The Providers + Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Screening

Wednesday, March 13, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Poly’s Finest Fest 2019

Friday, March 15, 4:30 to 10 p.m.

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Jay Mohr at Blue Note Hawaiʻi

Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 6:30 to 11 p.m.

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Salt at Our Kakaʻako Celebrates Hawaiian Culture and St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday, March 16, 5 p.m.

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Ballet Hawai‘i Presents L.A. Dance Project

Saturday, March 16, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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