The 8 Best Things to Do in March 2016
Sun’s out, buns out! Between beach barbecues, welcome spring with rubber ducks, brews and an art exhibit about plastic.
Santana learned to play the violin before the guitar. Imagine if he had stuck with that next time you listen to “Smooth.”
Blaisdell Arena, $59–$149, santana.com
FAIRS & EXPOS
Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu Festival
Last year, more than 100 groups came from Japan to perform everything from traditional dance to arts and crafts at the Honolulu Festival. On the event website, there are tips for performers to have a good time. First on the list? “Smile and love!” Awww!
Family Fun Day
Community groups and schools from Central O‘ahu will host games, food booths and activities to raise money for their programs. There will also be free live music, prizes and more. If you’re not into all the fanfare, come to take advantage of the maze’s buy-one-get-one-free admissions offer.
Dole Plantation, Free, doleplantation.com
Hawai‘i on Tap
Number of America on Tap events in 2016: more than 40
Event length: three hours
Breweries participating: more than 50
Number of beers: more than 100
Number for TheCAB: 422-2222
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, $45–$60, americaontap.com/honolulu-hi
THEATER & ARTS
March 24 through April 24
Eric Yokomori’s new comedy delves into the world of millennials and what it means to grow into an adult in Hawai‘i.
Kumu Kahua Theatre, $5–$20, kumukahua.org
Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race
Photo: courtesy of united cerebral palsy association of hawai‘i
Adopt a duckie or five, then cheer for them as they take the plunge into the Ala Wai and race against 20,000 other duckies in this benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawai‘i. The top 50 finishers, as well as the one dead last, win prizes. Pre-race activities start at 9 a.m. at McCully Shopping Center.
Ala Wai Canal, 1:01 p.m., $5 per duck, ucpahi.org
THEATER & ARTS
Photo: Verity, 2011, courtesy of Aurora Robinson
Through July 10
“It’s so easy to say plastic is bad, but it’s complicated,” says Honolulu Museum of Art director Stephan Jost. This exhibit highlights plastic’s history, its pollution and how it can be used as art.
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, $10 museum admission, free for members and those under 18, honolulumuseum.org
Since he was 8 years old, Aidan James has been known as the next big thing in local ‘ukulele music. Now 14, he’s a gifted pop musician who just accompanied Train, Phillip Phillips, Michael Franti, Andy Grammer and others on Train’s Sail Across the Sun cruise from Miami to Jamaica. Check out his first full-length album, Echoes, available on iTunes.
Aidan James, $9.99, aidanjamesmusic808.com
Did you know? It’s fireball season! According to NASA, especially bright meteors can appear 30 percent more often during the weeks around the equinox.
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