Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: March 6–10, 2019

Plan your next getaway, experience cultures from around the world and more.

2019 Honolulu Biennial



Honolulu Biennial

Friday, March 8, through Sunday, May 5

Art about the Pacific created by those spiritually connected to the region is the theme of the second edition of the Honolulu Biennial To Make Wrong / Right / Now. The citywide exhibition that opens March 8 is an opportunity to experience history being rewritten through the hands of indigenous artists expressed through everything from fiber to photographs, film and structures created from invasive plants. All artwork in this two-month event is driven by the place it represents and created by 47 artists and artist groups from the Pacific (a third from Hawai‘i). Check out our guide to the 2019 Honolulu Biennial for everything you need to know about this immersive art experience.

$0–$24.95, various locations throughout Honolulu. For more information and a full list of events, go here.


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Ten Tomorrow x Travel Chic World Pop-Up

Friday, March 8, 5 to 8 p.m.

For years, local label Ten Tomorrow has been designing versatile day-to-night pieces with the stylish jetsetter in mind. Now the Kaimukī boutique partners with TravelChic World, a local service that creates custom travel itineraries for every budget, to host a Friday pop-up focused on making your next vacation the chicest one yet. Enjoy light refreshments and pūpū as you shop Ten Tomorrow’s best travel-ready fashions, Jana Lam’s coveted Adventure travel collection and paradise-inspired jewelry by Misha Lam. Plus, April of TravelChic World will share her top five destinations and offer her services for those looking to plan their next getaway.

Free, Ten Tomorrow, 1114 11th Ave. For more information, go here.


2019 Honolulu Festival
Photo: courtesy of honolulu festival foundation


Honolulu Festival

Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March 10

The website may proclaim the Honolulu Festival as “an attractive event to your Hawaiian vacation,” but there is a lot for locals to enjoy at the 25th annual celebration. Performers from around the world, but mostly Japan, will dance, play music and create crafts. The food is always a draw, as are the keiki games. And you won’t want to miss the Sunday parade, which ends with a giant fireworks show in Waikīkī.

Free, various locations throughout Waikīkī. For more information and a full schedule of events, go here.


SEE ALSO: The 11 Best Events on O‘ahu in March 2019


Black Uhuru

Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7, at 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Originally founded in 1971 in Waterhouse, Jamaica, Black Uhuru (Swahili for “freedom”) comes to Honolulu for two nights at Blue Note Hawaiʻi. Called one of the most successful reggae groups to come out of the group’s home country, the band performs “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Sinsemilla.”

$35–$45, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


“Fuego” Special Taimane Concert and Fundraiser

Thursday, March 7, 5 p.m.

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Transcendients: Immigrant Stories of Place

Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 17, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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John Pizzarelli at Blue Note Hawaiʻi

Friday, March 8 to Saturday, March 9, 6:30–11 p.m.

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Ke Kai O Kahiki Merrie Monarch Fundraiser

Saturday, March 9, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

Saturday, March 9, 6–9 p.m.

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


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