Top 5 Must-Attend Events This Week in Honolulu

March 31–April 4: Watch a musical, listen to poetry and explore contemporary art.

Rise Against at The Republik

Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1

BAMP Project presents punk band Rise Against, which has sold four million albums over its last four album releases. Its latest album, The Black Market, released in 2014, is said to be the band’s most personal record.

$35 presale, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd.,


The 2015 Hawai‘iSlam Finals

Thursday, April 2

The past year’s series of First Thursday poetry slams culminate into this one night, and will be filled with words and rhymes from the 12 best poets from the entire season. It’s going to be packed, so buy your tickets ahead of time to get priority in the line.

All ages, $15, doors open at 7:30 p.m., Fresh Café, 831 Queen St.,


Contact Exhibition

Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 12

This exhibition of contemporary art explores “the notion of contact as it relates to the Hawaiian Islands.” Artists were told to focus on the period from 1890s to the 1930s, and used early written documentation from people like John Dominis Holt to Native Hawaiian ali‘i as inspiration for their art. The opening reception is on Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m., but also take a look at the public programming schedule which includes artist talks, films and music.

Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St., 532-8741,


Youth Grand Slam Competition

Saturday, April 4

After enjoying an impressive night at Hawai‘iSlam, stop by Doris Duke Theatre to hear 16 youth poets from around the island compete to be a part of the 2015 Pacific Tongues National Team.

$15 general, $10 students. 6:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kīna‘u St.,,


South Pacific

Now through April 19

The popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns to Diamond Head Theatre this month. Based on James Michener’s book Tales of the South Pacific, the musical is set in the wartime ’40s and is centered on the life, and drama, of Americans stationed in the South Pacific.

$22-$25, Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu‘u Ave., 733-0277,