Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: March 22–24, 2019

The ultimate brunch event, Thomas Rhett and so much more.

2019 BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank

PHOTO: Steve Czerniak


BrunchFest Presented by American Savings Bank

Sunday, March 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At last year’s BrunchFest, we stuffed our faces, we drank and, yes, we even danced. HONOLULU’s second-ever brunch event takes place this Sunday, March 24, at Hawai‘i State Art Museum, and we’re gathering some of the island’s top breakfast restaurants for a #SundayFunday fueled by late-morning bites, bottomless bloody marys, endless mimosas and live entertainment. Interested? Read our seven reasons to come to BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank for more details. Last year’s event sold out, so don’t wait to buy your tickets.

$55, front lawn of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


SEE ALSO: HONOLULU Magazine 2018 BrunchFest Presented by American Savings Bank Photo Gallery


Fourth Annual Walk on the Wild Side

Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Did you know that more than 198,000 people in Hawai‘i have kidney disease? March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaiʻi is hosting its annual Walk on the Wild Side. There will be live entertainment, children’s activities, free vision and kidney screenings, performances at the Hawai‘i Theatre and more. Those who join the historical mystery walk ($25) will get to learn more about the landmarks and culture of the Chinatown area, and will receive a swag bag of prizes valued at more than $100.

Free, Fort Street Mall and Chinatown. For more information, go here.

  Thomas Rhett Honolulu

Photo: courtesy of Thomas Rhett


Thomas Rhett

Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Catch one of country music’s biggest heartthrobs for one night at the Blaisdell Arena and listen as the Georgia native serenades the crowd with his heartwarming songs “It Goes Like This” and “Die a Happy Man.” You’ll have a chance to belt out the best of Rhett’s pop-country sound and dance along to celebrate the singer’s Honolulu stop on his Very Hot Summer tour.

$50–$120 and up, Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Something Rotten

Friday, March 22, through Sunday, April 14

Diamond Head Theatre says it’s the first community theater to perform this Broadway spoof of Shakespeare, musical dramatics and more. Set in the 1590s, the 10-time Tony-nominated Something Rotten follows two playwrights living in the shadow of one of history’s greatest English writers: William Shakespeare. When a local soothsayer foretells the next hot trend in theater—performances incorporating song and dance—brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom use his prediction to write the world’s first musical.

$15–$50, Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu‘u Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.



Pau Hana Artist Talk: Jamie Allen and Licia McDonald

Wednesday, March 27, 6 to 8 p.m.

Hawai‘i State Art Museum’s monthly artist talk takes place every last Wednesday of the month and gives art lovers the chance to meet local artists currently making waves in Hawai‘i’s creative scene. This March, guests can enjoy free presentations by Jamie Allen (@jamierallenstudio) and Licia McDonald (@liciamcdonald.kauai) in the second-floor museum galleries, followed by a reception on the ground floor hosted by the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x Mori by Art + Flea.

Free, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St. For more information, go here.


29th Annual Tip a Cop Fundraiser

Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24

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Twelvenoonandmidnite’s EP Release Concert of Season

Friday, March 22, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Sustainable 115th Anniversary Celebration at Waikīkī Aquarium

Sunday, March 24, 6 to 9 p.m.

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Shootz! Stop Motion Animation Film Festival: Call for Submissions

Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m. to Saturday, March 30 at 4 p.m.

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‘80s Party at Sansei Waikīkī

Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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