This Week’s Picks: Top 5 Things To Do in Honolulu

March 13–22: Watch a Shakespeare classic on stage, play carnival games and celebrate a new polo season.

Katharina and Petruchio match wits in Shakespeare’s timeless battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew. The show opens March 13 at 8 p.m. at Kennedy Theatre’s Earle Ernst Lab.
Photo: Maseeh Ganiali


MassFunk at The Safehouse

Friday, March 13

Electric Palms Hawai‘i brings a night of electronic music to The Safehouse on Friday with local DJ MassFunk and special guests Errrick & Jecht. You’ll be dancing to electro, trance and progressive house, a perfect ending to a long work week.

9 p.m., The Safehouse at The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd.,,


Hawai‘i Kai Carnival

March 13–15 and March 20–22

Bring family and friends for a fun day of E.K. Fernandez Shows games and rides, and stay till evening for local entertainment and ‘ono grindz.

$1–$2, Open Friday 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m., Sunday noon to 10 p.m. The Great Lawn, Kalaniana‘ole Highway (between Hawai‘i Kai Drive and Keāhole Street),


The Taming of the Shrew

Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 15

UH Mānoa MFA Theatre for Young Audiences candidate Kim Shire directs this adapted, and shortened, version of William Shakespeare’s play. The classic battle of the sexes stars “the strong-willed and sharp-tongued Kate and the equally sharp-tongued and cunning Petruchio.”

Earle Ernst Lab Theatre at Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Road, 956-7655,



Saturday, March 14

The Junior League of Honolulu’s annual fundraiser just got fancier with its new event JLH-LUXE. It will include a fashion show featuring Anne Namba’s new spring 2015 collection, a luncheon and a silent auction, as well as luxury merchandise available for purchase.

$135 per person, Sheraton Waikīkī, 2255 Kalākaua Ave., 538-8883,


Hawai‘i Polo Club Opening Day

Sunday, March 15

Grab a cooler, some food and your group of friends and head up north to Waialua to celebrate a new season of polo. Once there, pop up a tent on the sidelines and spend the day chatting, barbecuing and watching jockeys race across the fields on horseback.

Gates open at 10 a.m., opening ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m., match begins at 2 p.m., $12 general admission, 68411 Farrington Highway,