The 8 Best Things to Do in March

Welcome springtime by dressing up as your favorite anime character, laughing at local sketch comedy or hearing from influential aviators. You just might find a new career.


Discover Your Future in Aviation

March 7

Photos: Courtesy of Pacific aviation museum


At this event, geared toward kids who might want a career in aviation some day, hear from a former NASA flight director for the space shuttle program, the first female strike fighter pilot and even the world’s first licensed armless pilot.

$6–$10, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor,



Lee Brice and Chris Young

March 8

Photo: Courtesy of BAMP Project


After performing together as openers for Brad Paisley in 2013, these country musicians decided to take their own show on the road. The duo will also make a stop at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on March 7. 

7:30 p.m., $49.50–$74.50, Blaisdell Concert Hall,



Spartan Sprint

March 15

Attention all Lacedaemonians! Knowing how to pronounce that word will not help you. Run fast. Jump high. Don’t get trampled.

$119–$126, Aloha Stadium,



Heiva i Honolulu

March 21

Photo: Mike Bambi


The largest Tahitian dance competition in the state returns for its 13th year, along with Polynesian fashion shows, arts and crafts, food and dance showcases. 

10 a.m. to 9 p.m., $10–$15, Waikīkī Shell,



Kawaii Kon

March 27–29

Photo: Odeelo Dayondon


Eir Aoi. Akira. Cassandra Morris. Todd Haberkorn. Rob Paulsen. Jess Harnell. Chances are, if you recognize the names of some of this year’s guests, you’ve already got your ticket. 

One- to three-day passes available, Hawai‘i Convention Center,



See Me Naked

March 27–29

Well, not me personally, but I got your attention, huh?

Hawai‘i Theatre,



The 1st Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival

March 28–29

Like Saturday Night Live, only in Hawai‘i. There will be live comedy sketches, original videos and live music, plus an awards ceremony. If you’re interested in getting into comedy yourself, there will be a day of StoryU Arts Panels at Kaka‘ako Agora on the 29th. 

8 p.m. both nights, opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, $8–$35, Doris Duke Theatre,



TEDx Honolulu

March 28

The theme of this event, “Paradigm Shifts,” will focus on innovation, engagement and the aha moment.

UH Mānoa Campus Center, $65–$75,


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