O‘ahu’s March 2020 Event Update

Updated regularly.

This article was originally published on March 1. Due to event cancelations we updated this event guide on March 20.



30 Americans, Organized by the Rubell Museum in Miami

HoMA has closed temporarily

30 americans
photo: hank willis thomas (b. 1976). basketball and chain, 2003. digital chromogenic print, ed. 2/3. courtesy rubell museum, miami. © hank willis thomas.


Forty pieces of art, 30 artists, 18 museums. The exhibit 30 Americans has been traveling across the country for the last nine years. This month, it stops in Hawai‘i at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Along with sculptures, collages, paintings and photographs by significant African American artists examining race and identity—including Hank Willis Thomas’ commentary on athletes as a commodity in “Basketball and Chain”—the exhibition includes workshops and portraiture opportunities with local artists. Register now to sit for a free portrait, reverse decoupage or just walk through the introspective gallery of external appearances and add your own selfie to the show. —RD

Feb. 22–June 21. Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., honolulumuseum.org, @honolulumuseum



Carol Burnett

March 6 and 7 | 7:30 p.m.

Spend a night at the Blaisdell with television, stage and sketch comedy legend Carol Burnett. A recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2013, Kennedy Center Honors in 2003, and numerous Golden Globes, Emmys and even a Grammy throughout her five-decades-long career, Burnett will undoubtedly offer a hilarious interactive evening with the audience. If you go, ask her about the ending of Hawai‘i Five-0—she did play Alex O’Loughlin’s TV Aunt Deb.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $65–$175, ticketmaster.com



Honolulu Festival




Multiple locations, free, honolulufestival.com

SEE ALSO: Popular Honolulu Festival Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns



Like a Girl Street Festival

March 7 | noon–9 p.m.

Honolulu Beerworks, $20

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SEE ALSO: Honolulu Beerworks Hosts the First Like a Girl Street Festival and Debuts a New Pink Boots Beer



BrunchFest Presented by American Savings Bank

Sunday, March 8 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Photo: Enjy El-Kadi


HONOLULU Magazine is gathering the top breakfast and brunch restaurants for BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank. It will be a morning of delicious sweet and savory bites, drinks, lawn games and entertainment. Get your tickets now to enjoy dishes from Over EasySmith and KingsCafé KailaDean & DeLuca and more. Don’t wait too long though—VIP tickets are already sold out. Arrange a ride so you can enjoy bloody marys and mimosas (valet parking will also be available). Join us for a relaxed Sunday Funday vibe on March 8 at the new waterfront Ho‘okupu Center at Kewalo Basin.

What We’re Eating at BrunchFest 


Editor’s Note: Mariah Carey has postponed her concert in Hawai‘i to later this year. Sad, yes, but she’s promising a “All I Want for Christmas Is You and Hits” show, which seems perfect for the Christmas queen.



Mariah Carey

Rescheduled to Saturday, November 28, 2020

mariah carey
Photo: courtesy of rick bartalini presents / Kate Wade


The legend. The powerhouse. The obsession. Doesn’t ring a bell? You may know Mariah from the 2001 film Glitter, 2017’s memorable live New Year’s Eve performance (followed by a fun string of tweets) or a few feuds here and there with the likes of Madonna, J.-“I don’t know her”-Lo and Nicki Minaj. No but seriously, we can bet that the queen of Christmas ballads will give us one heck of a musical performance. But that’s it: just the one. Additional shows will not be added—she’s on a tight schedule and will not bend to your will. Why you so obsessed with her?



ADA Tour de Cure

March 14 | 6 a.m.–1 p.m.

Kapi‘olani Park, $30

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North Shore Triathlon

March 14 | 6:15 a.m.

Mokulē‘ia Beach Park, $40–$135, northshoretriathlon.com



The Spring Mom Made Market

March 14 & 15 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Ward Village, free, hnltix.com



St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 17 | 5–8 p.m.

Waimea Valley Hi'ipaka LLC, $39.50

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KT Tunstall with Charlie Mars

Postponed to 2021




The Bodyguard The Musical

Rescheduled to May 15 – June 7, 2020

Diamond Head Theatre, $23–$35, diamondheadtheatre.com



Joan Osborne & Cracker

Rescheduled to October 3, 2020

Hawai‘i Theatre, $78–$98, hawaiitheatre.com




March 26 & 27 | 10 p.m.–midnight

The Republik, $35–$65

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Daryl Hall & John Oates

Postponed to October 23, 2020



Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games


scottish hawaii
Photo: Courtesy of Hawaiian Scottish Association


Think March is all about the Irish and St. Paddy’s Day? Think again, ya bonnie lass. Double up on your Celtic celebrations this month at the annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games. The two-day festival will feature live musical and dance entertainment, swordplay and weaving demonstrations, and vendors offering traditional garb, jewelry, housewares and food. Clans from far and near will gather to participate in the Highland games, which include tossing a tree. Yes, a tree. 


Kapi‘olani Park, $3–$5, hawaiianscottishassociation.org



Honolulu on Tap

Postponed to October 31, 2020

honolulu on tap
Photo: Courtesy of america on tap


We are blessed with a number of tasty local breweries here in Hawai‘i. But every so often it’s nice to see what all the fuss is about over on the Mainland. Enter the Honolulu edition of America On Tap’s national tour, which features more than 130 American craft brews, live music, food and vendors. Everyone gets a souvenir sampling glass but VIP ticket holders also get an extra hour of drinking time (from 1 p.m.), food vouchers and a snazzy hat. Designated driver tickets include food and entry and are only $10 and sold at the door (even if the event is already sold out).


Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, $35–$55, americaontap.com



Sun Noodle Presents the 3rd Annual Noodle Fest Hawai‘i

Postponed to Summer 2020

Shiro’s Saimin Haven will be at Noodle Fest Hawai‘i.
Photo: Courtesy of Noodle Fest Hawai‘i




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