This Week’s Picks: Top 6 Things To Do in Honolulu

March 16–22: Wear your favorite green outfit, eat for a good cause and more fun things to do in Honolulu.
Dress up in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17.
Photo: David Croxford


Shop A Le‘a

Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22

Ala Moana Center’s premier fashion event, Shop A Le‘a, returns for its eighth year. The week includes multiple runway fashion shows, store discounts, exclusive parties and live entertainment.

Visit for the full schedule


St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

Tuesday, March 17

Put on your green hats and shirts for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day block party in downtown Honolulu on Nu‘uanu Avenue and Merchant Street. Sponsored by Murphy’s Bar and Grill, the event draws thousands of people who are there for food, entertainment and a lively street atmosphere.

Restaurant opens at 11 a.m., block party begins at 5 p.m., 2 Merchant St.,


Jewish Film Festival

Now through Friday, March 20

This is your last week to catch a film at the 13th annual Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theatre, and there are still six movies from which to choose: The Sturgeon Queens, Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story, Phoenix, Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem, Magic Men and 24 Days.

Honolulu Museum, 900 S. Beretania St.,


Cirque de la Symphonie

Friday, March 20

If you enjoy the symphony, but always felt like there wasn’t enough athletic activity in the orchestra pit, you’ll love this collaborative performance by the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and eight veteran acrobats, aerialists, strongmen and contortionists. Listen to classical masterpieces while watching the artists’ choreography to the music.

Tickets from $27, 7:30 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave.,


Walk to Stop Diabetes

Saturday, March 21

Spend the morning outside while raising awareness and money for the American Diabetes Association. Aside from the 2.3-mile walk, there will also be a health fair, entertainment and a prize giveaway of two Alaska Airlines’ roundtrip tickets.

Program begins at 7:10 a.m., walk begins at 8 a.m. Kapi‘olani Park, 2748 Monsarrat Ave., 947-5979,


Great Chefs Fight Hunger

Saturday, March 21

Help the Hawai‘i Foodbank raise funds to help feed the hungry at this fundraiser with Hawai‘i’s best chefs. More than 20 restaurant and beverage sponsors will be creating dishes for you try alongside an array of wines and beers. There will also be live music, entertainment and a silent auction.

$150 general admission, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Hawai‘i Foodbank Warehouse, 2611 Ki‘ihau St.,