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.


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,



Ethan Capone

March 10

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,




March 14 & 15

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,


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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,



Honolulu on Tap

March 24


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,



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,


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



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,



‘Āina Momona Moloka‘i 

Kuana Torres Kahele

Kuana Torres Kahele

​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.



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