Things to do on the islands

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Oahu

RiseUp Live presents: Tavana & The Band

Hawaiian Brian’s

1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-946-1343

Tavana returns to HB Social Club with his full band, 7:30 p.m. March 17. Recently named a finalist for three Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, Tavana is known for using his feet to lay down a variety of grooves to accompany himself. His fifth album, “Sway,” was released in September 2020, and the artist recently launched his YouTube channel. Tickets.

 

Volunteer: Hanai Aina Conservation Work Day

Waimea Valley

59-863 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712 | 808-638-5855

Waimea Valley is always on the lookout for volunteers to assist in restoring the land by clearing invasive species and planting native Hawaiian plants such as lama, wiliwili, koa, ohia lehua and alahe‘e. Restoring upland forests helps protect the watershed and improves water quality. Upcoming Hanai Aina work days, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 17, 19. Open to ages 12 and up; note that individuals must commit to the entire time. RSVP by emailing [email protected] or call the number above.

 

‘The 39 Steps’

Manoa Valley Theatre

2833 E. Manoa Rd., Honolulu | 808-988-6131

Catch this thrilling and award-winning Hitchcock masterpiece that involves spies and a dash of Monty Python humor, March 17-20, 24-27. Tickets.

 

HapaSymphony – Hawai‘i Calls

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

The HapaSymphony series presents a one-of-a-kind cultural vantage point that blends Hawaiian culture and symphonic music and features HSO musicians, Hawaiian musicians and world-renowned guest conductors. This presentation features Aaron J. Salā, Mālia Ka‘ai, Blythe Kelsey and Nicholas Lum, 7:30 p.m. March 18. Tickets.

 

Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 walk-throughs

In-person conversations and intros at various locations

Foster Botanical Garden: Bring a picnic and blanket/towel for an outdoor conversation about contemporary art, noon-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Upcoming: March 19-20, 26-27.

Hawaii Theatre Center: First Fridays of each month, 5-8 p.m. April 1, May 6.

Hawaii State Art Museum: Join Associate Curator Drew Kahu‘āina Broderick, 1-2 p.m. every Friday through May 6. Upcoming: March 18, 25. No registration is required.

Royal Hawaiian Center: 4-5 p.m. every Thursday through May 6. Upcoming: March 17, 24, 31.

Visit the Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art websites for a schedule of their guided docent tours.

 

Kaimuki Kau Kau Stop & Shop

Ali‘iolani Elementary School

1470 7th Ave., Honolulu | 808-689-9091

Stop for dinner on the way home or take a breather at the end of the work week with food, snacks and buying goods from local vendors, 5-9 p.m. March 18.

 

HoMA Nights

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Honolulu Museum of Art keeps the doors open till 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday for evening fun and activities. On March 18, stop by the Kinau Courtyard for drop-in art activities open to all ages, 5-8 p.m., plus enjoy live music at the HoMA Café and Coffee Bar by Ben Kama at 5:30 p.m. March 19 features a first-come, first-served movie on the lawn and a vinyl DJ set from Aloha Got Soul at 6 p.m.

 

Blue Note Comedy Series: Kevin Nealon

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Emmy and SAC-nominated actor, comedian and author Kevin Nealon is best known from his nine years with NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” He takes to the stage March 18-19. Tickets.

 

National Puppy Day adoption event

Pictures Plus Prints @ Ka Makana Ali‘i

91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei | 808-628-4800

Make National Puppy Day a special day for pups and cats from the Oahu SPCA in need of a fur-ever home, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 19.

 

He Lei No ‘Emalani

Queen Emma Summer Palace

2913 Pali Hwy., Honolulu | 808-595-6291

The public is invited to a traditional Hawaiian musical tribute to one of Hawaii’s most beloved ali‘i, Queen Emma, affectionately known as ʻEmalani by the people. Start with a tour of Hānaiakamalama, the summer palace, then enjoy the musical tribute. Event is March 19 and begins at 10 a.m. with a self-tour of the home, 10:45 a.m. musical tribute, followed by tea time (additional cost). Limited tickets.

 

Super Saturday

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu | 808-586-0900

Take part in a free and fun hands-on art activity for all ages, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19 (every third Saturday). Create your own work of art to take home while listening to a musical performance.

 

HERstory Through the Arts Exhibit

The ARTS at Marks Garage

1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu | 808-521-2903

View the works of female artists during Women’s History Month through March 26. Venue is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Drop by March 19 for a special pop up art market.

 

High Tolerance presents: D Savage

Hawaiian Brian’s

1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-946-1343

American rapper D Savage performs at the HB Social Club, 7 p.m. March 19. Tickets.

 

RE-create upcycling workshops

Kapolei Commons fronting Regal Kapolei 12

4450 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei | 808-203-2242

Kapolei Commons and Hawaii Contemporary team up to provide workshops designed to reimagine ideas about waste via the practice of “upcycling,” noon-2 p.m. March 19, 26. Artists-teachers will guide participants of all ages to repurpose items such as bottle caps, plastic water bottles, milk cartons, unwanted t-shirts, paper and more. A great opportunity for budding artists to revisit materials that we take for granted on a daily basis. Supplies are first come, first serve.

 

Every Saturday: Take A Twilight Tour

Honolulu Zoo

At the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki | 808-926-3191

If you’ve ever wondered what the zoo is like after visitors have left and the gates have closed, find out on Honolulu Zoo’s Twilight Tours, 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 19, 26 (every Saturday). Educators lead a two-hour walking tour and explain animal biology and behavior, how animals prepare to sleep while others are waking up, and how the zoo is helping to conserve endangered species. Adult admission is $25, 13 and under $20, 2 and under are free. Military and kama‘aina (resident) admission: adult $20, 13 and under $15, 2 and under are free.

 

Made with Aloha Gift Fair

Pearlridge Center, Mauka Wing

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-689-9091

Find more than 20 vendors selling apparel, crafts, gift items, snacks, food and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 19-20.

 

Intensive Creative Writing Workshop

Native Books

1164 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu | 808-548-5554

Author of “The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs,” Leslie Kirk Campbell, will hold an intensive creative writing workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 19. Participants will learn about the six qualities of powerful writing, as well as receive a copy of Campbell’s book and enjoy lunch and refreshments. Register.

There will also be a book signing, reading and light pupu and drinks with Campbell, along with a discussion with filmmaker Edgy Lee, 4-7 p.m. March 20. Register for in-person attendance or view the live reading and discussion on Facebook.

 

Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

National Sphinx Competition 2019 winner Sterling Elliott and maestro Dane Lam, in his U.S. debut, join forces with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra to perform “Hungarian Rhapsodies,” March 19-20. Tickets.

 

17th Annual Wiki Wiki One Day Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show

Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252

Find everything vintage (20+ years), retro, collectibles and antiques from 92 vendors coming from Oahu, the neighbor islands and the U.S. Mainland for one day only, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20. Vintage aloha shirts, Hawaiiana, estate jewelry, koa, kimono, toys, kitchen items, comics, Niihau shell lei, stamps, coins and much, much more. $5 admission at the box office, cash only.

 

Streetlight Cadence

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Streetlight Cadence — Jonathan Franklin (violin), Brian Webb (cello) and Ben Chai (drums, guitar) — got their start as street performers playing on the streets of Waikiki in 2010. Classical training, family-friendly storytelling and their songwriting style have earned the trio two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for Alternative Album of the Year. If you like acoustic folk rock with hints of classical and bluegrass, then you’ll enjoy Streetlight Cadence. See them in two performances, March 20. Tickets.

 

Family Sunday

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Always free for kama‘aina, Family Sundays feature fun for the family from 10 a.m. March 20. Enjoy hands-on art making and a drawling contest, listen to books being read aloud during Storytime, explore the galleries, and hear children’s folk musician Molly Whuppie perform at the Central Courtyard, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Register.

 

Stargazing in the heart of Waikiki

International Market Place, Level 6 parking garage

2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-931-6105

Take a guided tour of the stars and constellations with a local astronomer and a seven-foot-tall telescope, 8-9 p.m. March 20 and 23. See double stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more. You can even take pictures of the moon through the telescope! Open to all ages, under 5 are free. Tickets for March 20 and March 23.

 

‘Praise the Lord! A Celebration of Sacred Choral Music’

Kawaiaha‘o Church

957 Punchbowl St., Honolulu | 808-372-9465

The Utah-based American Heritage School Chamber Choir, Brigham-Young University Hawaii choirs and organist Buddy Naluai celebrate sacred choral music in this free musical performance that’s open to the public, 7-8:30 p.m. March 21.

 

Tribute to Tina Turner & James Brown

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Island trumpeter and band leader Mike Lewis pays tribute to musical icons Tina Turner and James Brown in two shows, March 21. Tickets.

 

Hawaii Public Radio 2022 Broadcast

Enjoy performances by the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra broadcast on Hawaii Public Radio from the orchestra’s 2020 Sounds of Resilience season and the 2021 Sheraton Starlight Series, 8 p.m. March 22 (the last in the series) on HPR-2. HPR Music Director Gene Schiller hosts each show that may include interviews with the HSO maestro and/or guest artist. Listen to the full schedule of archived performances.

 

Lover’s Rock: A Night of Reggae and R&B

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Vocalist Riya Davis presents two shows of reggae and R&B with local artists Chardonnay, Jonah Jaxon and others in two shows, March 22. Tickets.

 

Star-Advertiser Career Expo 2022

Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252

Anyone in search of a new career is welcome to Career Expo 2022, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 23. Find employers and jobs, connect one-on-one with employers, submit resumes and even get hired on the spot. Free. Preregister.

 

Jake Shimabukuro

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

The one and only ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro — just as comfortable performing for huge audiences in concert halls as on smaller, intimate stages — brings his unique stylings to the Blue Note, 7 p.m. March 23. Tickets.

 

Royal Hawaiian Band

International Market Place and Iolani Palace

The nation’s only band with a royal legacy, the Royal Hawaiian Band was founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III. Performances this month: Ala Moana Centerstage, 11-11:45 a.m. March 23; and Kapiolani Park Bandstand, 1-1:45 p.m. March 27.

 

Tax workshop for creatives

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu | 808-586-0900

What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio? Why do freelancers have to pay taxes quarterly? Tax expert and long-time working artist, Hannah Cole leads a “Taxes for Artists, Freelancers and Creative Businesses” workshop, 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 24. Learn about tax equations, self-employment taxes and more, followed by a Q&A period. Cole is founder of Sunlight Tax, which specializes in tax preparation for artists. Register.

 

Al Jardine’s Endless Summer

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Best known as one of the founding members of the legendary Beach Boys, Al Jardine performs with his son, Matt Jardine, and vocalist/musician Jeff Alan Ross in a show filled with well-known hits, and rare images and videos from Jardine’s long career, 8 p.m. March 24. Tickets.

 

Talk Story with author Tom Coffman

Arts & Letters Nu‘uanu

1164 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu | 808-548-5554

Artist and educator Meleanna Meyer talks story with author and researcher Tom Coffman about his new book on how “Hawaii protected Japanese Americans from mass internment, transformed itself and changed America.” Session takes place 5-6:30 p.m. March 25.

 

Science & Sustainability Festival 2022 ‘Āina

Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

The annual Science & Sustainability Festival welcomes the community to learn more about sustainability and connect with museum scientists and the museums’ partners throughout the state, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 26. This year’s theme focuses on the conservation and sustainability of the land that provides for people and is a treasured natural resource. Activities include a scavenger hunt, planetarium program, short talks by scientists for all ages, a visit with Parley for the Oceans, Ocean School and more. Register.

 

Shen Yun

Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252

Audiences have been amazed time and again by the brilliant display of China’s arts and rich cultural heritage before communism darkened the nation. The “beauty of divine beings dancing,” Shen Yun, returns to the Blaisdell Concert Hall in three performances, March 26-27. Tickets.

 

Waikiki White Tern Walk

Royal Hawaiian Center

2201 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-379-7555

Learn about the hui manu-o-ku, or White Tern, and see its nesting spots located in the heart of Waikiki (scroll down to event) with Hawaii Audubon Society President Susan Scott, 9-10:30 a.m. March 27. Meet behind the stage at the base of the big banyan tree at 9 a.m. Text the number above to sign up for the event.

 

‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’

The Actors’ Group

The Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Rd., Suite 101 | 808-722-6941

Joyce Maltby directs the popular semi-autobiographical play by Neil Simon that runs through March 27. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sundays. On March 20, stick around after the show for a “Talk Back” with the director, cast and crew. Tickets. Reservations are also available by calling the number above or emailing [email protected]

 

Girl Scout Cookies Pop Up

Ala Moana Center

1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu | 808-955-9517

Get your Girl Scout cookies fix at Ala Moana Center now through March 27. Pop up is located on Street level 1, Ewa Wing next to Hilo Hattie. Hours: 4-7 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

 

Hogan Entrepreneurial Program Speaker Series

Hale Hoaloha Room 303, Chaminade University

3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu | 808-735-4711

Chaminade University’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Program offers a free 90-min. speaker series every Wednesday focused on cultivating and learning more about an entrepreneurial mindset. Many of the planned speakers have worked for nonprofits, startups and the government, and have extensive experience in communications, finance, hospitality, tourism and other industries. Last two sessions are 6-7:30 p.m. March 30: Craig Chong, president, strategic and executive coach, fresh leadership; and April 13: Frank Tate, Major General (Retired), U.S. Army Division Commander at First Army, Division West. RSVP by emailing Ann Lujan Kishi, [email protected]

 

Washington Place 175th Anniversary

Washington Place

320 S. Beretania St., Honolulu

Washington Place, a National Historic Landmark and residence of the governor of the State of Hawaii, kicks off its 175th anniversary, 9:30 a.m. March 31, with a simultaneous statewide hula showcasing fourth graders from around the islands via Zoom performing “The Queen’s Hula.” On April 1, the Washington Place 175th Anniversary Exhibit opens as part of the Arts at the Capitol program, 5-7 p.m. On April 2, free tours of the historic residence will be offered to the public in conjunction with a concert by the Royal Hawaiian Band (2-3 p.m.), 1-4:30 p.m. Tours are limited to 12 people and last about 45 min. Tour registration.

 

Print to Book Exhibition

Bās Bookshop, 1154 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu | 808-545-8091

Honolulu Printmakers, 1142 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-536-5507

Manoa Library, 2716 Woodlawn Dr., Honolulu | 808-988-0459

See the creations of talented printmakers and book artists in a collaborative project on exhibit at three locations, now through April 9.

 

‘Big Read Hawaii’

Online events

The National Endowment for the Arts “Big Read Hawaii” celebrates poetry, art and storytelling with free online events, now through April 22. Events include book readings, discussions with authors and artists, slam poetry, nature writing workshops, film screenings and more. Free books and take-and-make activity kits for all ages will be available statewide (while supplies last), plus more than 650 books will be distributed at Oahu, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui and Molokai libraries. Event info and registration.

 

Japan’s ‘Ghost Bus’ hits Oahu

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

2552 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-922-6611

If you’re a fan of horror films, zombie apocalypses and evil entities, the Ghost Bus is for you. In Japan, it’s a year-round thrill-seeking experience that’s made its way to Oahu. From now through April 29, climb aboard the Ghost Bus that will be located in front of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Monday-Friday. On the weekends in March through April, folks on the west side can also get a taste of horrors at Ka Makana Ali‘i. Admission: $15; $13 for kama‘aina. Reservations.

 

Hawai‘i Triennial 2022

Seven locations throughout Honolulu

This year’s Hawai‘i Triennial weaves together the themes of history, place and identity within the context of Hawaii’s unique location where Asia-Pacific meets Oceania, E Ho‘omau no Moananuiakea. More than 60 participants will showcase their works at seven locations — Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, Hawaii Theatre Center, Hawaii State Art Museum, Iolani Palace, Honolulu Museum of Art and Royal Hawaiian Center. Free public programs including workshops, artist talks and panel discussions, as well as activities and tours in olelo Hawaii (Hawaiian) will be available during the event, now through May 8. Visit the website for details. An All-Access Pass provides unlimited free admission to the seven exhibit venues.

 

Every Wednesday & Sunday: Farmer’s Market

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe | 808-235-1143

Tuan Farm, Kham Farm, Pomai Kulolo, Manny’s Bake Shop, Akemi’s Fish, Luau Bombs, Aloha Edibles, Da Mochi Guys and many more local vendors sell their goods at Windward Mall’s farmer’s market operated by Plenty of Aloha. The farmer’s market is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-noon Sundays.

 

Weekly: Docent-led tours

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Gain an in-depth perspective of the artworks located throughout the museum on two docent-led tours. The 11 a.m. Tour & Talk Story explores specific historical, cultural and artistic themes, while the 2 p.m. Highlights Tour is meant to inspire as docents share ways to connect to the museum’s most popular and unique works. Both tours are 45-60 min. in length. Meet docents near the main entrance at the respective start times; tours are free with museum admission, register here. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Advance online reservation is suggested. $10 Hawaii resident, $20 general admission, 18 and under are free.

 

Ongoing Exhibits at Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Learn about the history behind the 2,000-year-old indigenous tattoo tradition that carries significance in connecting generations of Samoans and other Polynesians to their identity and heritage. “Tatau: Marks of Polynesia,” now through July 4, and focuses on the Suluape family and their disciples who are continuing the Samoan tattoo tradition into the modern age. The exhibit also highlights Samoan tattooing implements along with a collection of Hawaiian implements curated by Bishop Museum rarely displayed to the public.

The greatest waterman of his time, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku brought surfing to a global audience in the 1900s, winning his first gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 100 years later, Carissa Kainani Moore brought the first Olympic surfing gold medal home from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (held in 2021) to Hawaii. These two Native Hawaiian gold medalists are featured in an exhibit, “Two Hawaiian Olympic Champions,” highlighting their accomplishments and awards alongside a replica of Kahanamoku’s surfboard and Moore’s winning surfboard used in the Olympic Games. Now through Oct. 30.

Bishop Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adults $24.95, seniors 65+ $21.95, youths 4-17 $16.95. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Maui

Streetlight Cadence

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Streetlight Cadence — Jonathan Franklin (violin), Brian Webb (cello) and Ben Chai (drums, guitar) — got their start as street performers playing on the streets of Waikiki in 2010. Classical training, family-friendly storytelling and their songwriting style have earned the trio two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for Alternative Album of the Year. If you like acoustic folk rock with hints of classical and bluegrass, then you’ll enjoy Streetlight Cadence. See them perform, 7:30 p.m. March 17. Tickets.

 

U2 Tribute – The Timothy Morris Band

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Timothy Morris, dad Steve Morris on drums, and Tait Gielow on bass, pay tribute to one of the world’s most influential bands, U2, 8 p.m. March 17. Tickets.

 

Simmone Park – ‘Once You Go Asian …’ comedy show

da Playground Maui

300 Ma‘alaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Joined by host Chino LaForge and opening act Angee the Diva, Simmone Park turns up the energy in her show that rocked Oahu, 8 p.m. March 18. Tickets.

 

Meet artist Phillip Gagnon

Martin & MacArthur, The Shops at Wailea

3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea | 808-891-8844

Meet, mingle with and see renowned artist Phillip Gagnon in action as he creates landscapes at Martin & MacArthur’s in-store artist event, 1-6 p.m. March 18-19. The artist will also premiere nine new original paintings during the event.

 

Volunteer: Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge

Halewalu Rd., Wailuku

Hawai‘i Land Trust welcomes all volunteers to join their ohana with the saying that “no effort is too small” in its core mission of “protecting and stewarding the lands that sustain Hawaii.” Volunteers help with restoration and conservation projects, land stewardship and more. Register to volunteer March 18, 19, 25 (every Friday and every third Saturday of the month) at Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge. Fill out a waiver form or contact HILT via email: [email protected]

 

Every weekend: Lahaina Art Show

Lahaina Cannery Mall

1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-661-5304

Stop by the Lahaina Arts Society Art Show, March 18-19, 25-26 (every Friday, Saturday), on the grass lawn at Lahaina Cannery Mall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See the works of local Maui artists plus enjoy demonstrations.

 

Every Friday: Friday Night is Art Night in LahainaTown

Front St., Lahaina

Meet the artists behind the works at Friday Night is Art Night featuring new artwork and live music at a variety of galleries along Front St. and Dickenson St., March 18, 25. Hours vary by gallery, but the event continues to 8 p.m. The Baldwin Home Museum, the oldest house standing on the island, is also open 5-8 p.m. for 20-min. candlelit tours limited to five people. $7/adult; $5/seniors, Hawaii residents, military and veterans; free for kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult.

 

Go Green Recycling

Lahaina Civic Center parking lot #2, 1870 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-877-2524

West Maui residents are encouraged to make an appointment to drop off bulky items for recycling at no charge, 8 a.m.-noon March 19. Register at the Mālama Maui Nui website.

 

Artist 2 Artist with Henry Kapono and guest Jerry Santos

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Host Henry Kapono performs “MACC Al Fresco” style in the Yokouchi Pavilion with Jerry Santos. Both are musical legends in their own right and helped forged the sound of 70s island music as we know it today. They perform 7:30 p.m. March 19. Tickets.

 

Big Island Vibes

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Island artists Lopaka Roots, One Rhythm and the Drew Daniels Band provide a night of reggae and chill vibes, 8 p.m. March 19. Tickets.

 

Every Saturday: Maui Swap Meet

University of Hawaii Maui College parking lot

310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 808-244-3100

Find bargains on t-shirts, jewelry, apparel, fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables and more from up to 200 vendors at the Maui Swap Meet, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., March 19, 26 (every Saturday). Also enjoy lots to nibble on while browsing or pick up a lunch entree. Nuts, candies, drinks and shave ice too!

 

Every Saturday: Volunteer at Honokowai Valley

Maui Cultural Lands | 808-276-5593

With a mission to stabilize, protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources, Maui Cultural Lands is a grassroots land trust organization looking for volunteers to join the effort to restore Honokowai Valley. Meet at the Pu‘ukoli‘i Sugar Cane Train parking lot at 9 a.m. March 19, 26 (every Saturday). Contact MCL for information by calling the number above or emailing [email protected]

 

Donavan Frankenreiter

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Californian Donavan Frankenreiter was a surfer who turned pro at 16 and eventually became a musician performing in concert halls delivering songs in his unique blend of casual grooves, thoughtful lyrics and a soulful delivery. He performs 8 p.m. March 20. Tickets.

 

Every Sunday: The Maui Gift & Craft Fair

Lahaina Gateway

305 Keawe St., Lahaina | 808-661-1505

Called “West Maui’s Largest Gift and Craft Fair!” this event features more than 50 vendors selling jewelry, fine art, glassworks, photography, historical print and map reproductions, crafts, bath and body products, apparel, pottery and more, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 20, 27 (every Sunday). Food refreshments are available on site.

 

Maui Sunday Market

Kahului Shopping Center

65 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 888-948-6382

The Maui Food Technology Center presents this fun weekly event for the family filled with lots of food, live entertainment and weekly prizes, 4-8 p.m. March 20, 27 (every Sunday). Located next to 808 Gymnastics Center.

 

Keb’ Mo’ with special guest John Cruz

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Winner of five Grammy Awards, 14 Blues Foundation Awards and the Americana Music Association’s 2021 award for Lifetime Achievement in Performance, Keb’ Mo’ has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the White House and collaborated with artists such as Bonnie Raitt and Vince Gill over an illustrious 50-year career. See him perform with John Cruz, 7:30 p.m. March 23. Tickets.

 

Virtual: Painting Indigenous Hawaiian birds in watercolor

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center

Hui visiting artist and watercolorist Jennifer Roberts Almodova will guide students through the process of working with watercolors and how to paint native Hawaiian birds, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24. Some painting or drawing experience is preferred, but not required. Students will need to have their own supplies; see the list when registering for reference. Fee.

 

Lucky Plush Productions: ‘Rink Life’

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

“Rink Life” takes you into the social dynamics of 1970s roller rink culture in this dance-theater production that combines theater, physical comedy, postmodern dance and social commentary in spoken conversations and sung live. Created by Lucky Plush Artistic Director Julia Rhoads, the performance is a unique hybrid of dance and theater with music ranging from the Bee Gees to Cat Stevens and many others. Performance is 7:30 p.m. March 24. Tickets.

 

Sade Tribute by Tanama Colibri & Band

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Tanama Colibri and band members Paul Bunuan, Josh Heart, Michael Casil and Jon Cua pay homage to Sade in an evening of jazz, R&B and world grooves, 8 p.m. March 24. Tickets.

 

Virtual: 16th Annual Whale Tales presented by Whale Trust

The Whale Tales program will be broadcast live 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 26-27 and feature marine scientists and speakers from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Cascadia Research, Alaska Whale Foundation, UH Manoa’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and many others, as well as National Geographic underwater photographers and global speakers. An education expo (from 11 a.m.), on-demand library and keiki corner are all part of the event. Registration includes access to all content for 60 days following the event. Register.

 

Daily: Maui Street Market

150 Hana Hwy., Kahului

Located next to the former 24-Hour Fitness, Maui’s newest “Food Truck Hub” is presented by the nonprofit Maui Food Technology Center dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs and revitalizing the community of Kahului. It’s open seven days a week with varied hours depending on individual food trucks. Dubbed “eat the street, Maui style,” the market features a gathering of food trucks offering lots of ono food and aloha in one place. Free parking available.

 

Virtual performances: ‘Live @ the MACC’

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Enjoy a series of live performances from the comfort of home via the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website featuring some of Hawaii’s best performers. Hear the music from artists such as Nathan Aweau, Hookena, Henry Kapono, Makena, Jeff Peterson and many more.

 

Hawaii Island

Streetlight Cadence

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

Streetlight Cadence — Jonathan Franklin (violin), Brian Webb (cello) and Ben Chai (drums, guitar) — got their start as street performers playing on the streets of Waikiki in 2010. Classical training, family-friendly storytelling and their songwriting style have earned the trio two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for Alternative Album of the Year. If you like acoustic folk rock with hints of classical and bluegrass, then you’ll enjoy Streetlight Cadence. See them perform, 7 p.m. March 18. Tickets. You can also catch the performance from the comfort of home via Kahilu.TV.

 

‘Avenue Q–The Musical’

Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Don’t let the puppets fool you! “Avenue Q–The Musical” isn’t for young children as it touches on the topics of drinking, smoking and stuff teens usually talk about with each another. However, this “laugh-out-loud” musical is a 2004 Tony Award Triple Crown winner for best musical, best score and best book. It tells the story of a college grad in the big city who moves into shabby apartment where the neighbors seem … nice. Shows are 7-10:30 p.m. March 18-20, 25-27 and April 1-3. Tickets.

 

Raiatea Helm

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

One of Hawaii’s premier female performing artists, Raiatea Helm has two Grammy Award nominations and won multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. See her perform onstage, 7 p.m. March 19. Tickets. You can also catch the performance from the comfort of home via Kahilu.TV.

 

Volunteer: Stewardship at the Summit

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park | 808-985-6011

Join Stewardship at the Summit to help remove invasive, non-native plant species, 8:45 a.m.-noon, March 19, 25. The hike to the project site is about one mile over rough, uneven terrain with up to a 400-foot elevation change. Wear hiking shoes, long pants and a hat; bring rain gear, snacks and water. Gloves and tools will be provided. Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at the Kilauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Group size is limited to the first 10 volunteers. For more info, email Paul and Jane at [email protected]

 

25th Annual Big Island International Marathon

Bay Front Park, Hilo

The Hilo Marathon celebrates its 25th anniversary with special shirts, medals and awards. Participants can choose to compete in the full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K or two-mile walk starting at Bay Front Park, March 20. Start times are staggered; marathon kicks off at 6 a.m. Last day to register for the marathon is March 18. Visit the website for detailed info. Sign up online.

 

Kokua Kailua

Kailua Village

75-5751 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona

Shop, dine and buy local as island vendors set up booths along Alii Drive, 1-6 p.m. March 20, making for a pleasant afternoon stroll. Find all sorts of handcrafted items and meet the makers behind the products.

 

Carr Petrova Duo

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

Acclaimed international soloists in their own right, violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova have won top prizes in international competitions and performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. They perform 4 p.m. March 20. Tickets. You can also catch the performance from the comfort of home via Kahilu.TV.

 

Every Monday: Niaulani Rain Forest Tour

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Immerse yourself in a native Hawaiian rainforest on a weekly guided tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 21, 28 (every Monday). Niaulani is one of Kilauea’s last old-growth koa and ohia rainforests. You’ll learn about its significance, continual threats, how native species are different from their colonizing ancestors, uses of Hawaiian flora and more. Tour takes place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Reservations aren’t required but are appreciated for groups of five or more. Donations are appreciated. Custom tours are also available.

 

East Hawaii Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Komohana Research & Extension Center

875 Komohana St., Hilo, HI 96720 | 808-969-8203

Populate your garden with native plants, succulents, perennials, seed starts and more. Plants are only available for pick up 10-11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Komohana Research & Extension Center in Hilo, and orders must be placed by 10 p.m. the previous Monday (March 21, 28). All orders are to be placed via email only to [email protected]; no drop-in sales are permitted. Cash only.

 

Virtual Emergency Preparedness Fair

The County of Hawaii Community Development Plan offers events hosted by Revitalize Puna that features speakers from Hawaii County Civil Defense, 11 a.m. March 22. Topics being covered include ohana preparation, disaster event expectations, county resources, animal rescue, community group planning possibilities and volunteer opportunities. Register. Contact Revitalize Puna for more info or inquiries.

 

Ann Hoku Lyn – The Love Rebel Concert

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

Composer, trumpeter and recording artist Ann Hoku Lyn performs with her band, 7 p.m. March 24. Tickets. You can also catch the performance from the comfort of home via Kahilu.TV.

 

34th Annual Young Art Juried Exhibition 2022 Place: Spaces That Shape Us

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

This exhibit celebrates National Youth Art Month and recognizes the excellence, creativity and originality of K-12 students on the island from public, charter, private, as well as home-schooled students; it runs through March 25. Its theme reflects how students view their identities and the spaces that inform who they are today.

 

‘Ola ka Lāhui: The Nation Lives On’ Prince Kuhio Day event

La‘i‘ōpua 2020

74-5210 Keanalehu Dr., Kailua-Kona | 808-327-1221

The nonprofit La‘i‘ōpua 2020 holds a special Prince Kuhio celebration at its Kealakehe location, 1:30-4:30 p.m. March 26. Enjoy the first of four “Ola ka Lāhui” events in which isle historians, kupuna, story tellers and artisans share their manao, as well as cultural crafts demos and a talk story with Kahu Danny and Anna Akaka hosted by Dr. Holeka Goro Inaba. Bring the family, beach chairs and coolers for this outdoor event.

 

West Hawaii County Band

Hale Halawai Park

75-5760 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona

The West Hawaii County Band presents a free concert of jazz tunes, musical scores, traditional Hawaiian music and marches, 4-5 p.m. March 26.

 

‘Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals’ exhibit

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

600 Imiloa Place, Hilo | 808-932-8901

It’s the last few weeks for keiki and their families to enjoy an immersive and fully interactive exhibit at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center featuring dinosaurs in the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago, before and in the years following an extinction event; exhibit runs now through March 27. Check out the Planetarium program, “Dinosaurs of Antarctica,” and enjoy “Night at the Museum at ‘Imiloa,” a fun way to explore the exhibit after hours, 5:30-8 p.m. March 25. Tickets.

 

’Collection of Calabash’ Mixed Media Group Exhibition

Volcano Art Center

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park | 808-967-7565

View a beautiful collection of carefully crafted woodworks in the shape of a calabash by island artists that include Wesley Buscher, Jelena Clay, Tim Freeman, Heather Mettler, Daniel Moe, Les Pedersen and Jeff Roth, now through April 3. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

 

Virtual performances: ‘Live from the Empty Palace’

Hilo’s Palace Theater

If you’re ever in the mood to listen to local performers doing their thing plain and simple, head to Hilo’s Palace Theater website, which gives artists the open space to perform a variety of music — Hawaiian, Hawaiian reggae, psychedelic jazz funk, folk, country and much more. The acoustics are perfect, and the focus is the artist in their element.

 

Kauai

Every Friday: Aloha Friday Art Night

Along Kress St., Lihue

Island artists put their passion on display, 2-6 p.m. March 18, 25 (every Friday) along Kress Street. Whether they’re inspired by the beauty of Kauai, by the places they’ve been to or their cultural roots, these artists share their talents with the local community on creative, colorful murals.

 

Friends of the North Shore Library Pop-Up Book Sale

Princeville Public Library

4343 Emmalani Dr., Princeville | 808-826-4310

Browse through the book carts outside the Princeville Public Library, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 19. Find a modern thriller, childhood favorite or surprise yourself with a new read. There will also be an array of free hardback and paperback books and DVDs.

 

Water Lily 101 workshop

Garden Ponds

5-2719 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-6400

In this two-hour, hands-on workshop, Ken Bernard will explain the 42 varieties of water lilies, as well as how to care for, propagate, repot and troubleshoot problems, 10 a.m.-noon, March 19. Register.

 

Princeville Spring Ho‘olaule‘a

Princeville Shopping Center

Kuhio Hwy., Princeville | 808-826-9497

Bring the family to this fun-filled spring event supporting the nonprofits Hawaii Food Bank Kauai, Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai and Catholic Charities, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 19. Enjoy shopping discounts, free keiki coloring crafts, live entertainment with John Rivera Music and giveaway prizes.

 

Every Sunday: Plant Swap Sundays

Alakoko Shop

2976 Kress St., Lihue | 808-652-7133

Looking for a plant to purchase for your home or to sell because you have potted plant babies you’d like to share with others? Stop by Alakoko Shop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 20, 27 (every Sunday) for Plant Swap Sundays. If you’d like to sell plants, contact Krystal at the number above or email [email protected]

 

Monday Pau Hana Market

Kukui Grove Center parking lot

3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-7784

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market supports Kauai’s farmers, 3-5:30 p.m. March 21, 28 (every Monday). Pick up farm fresh produce, fruits and flowers, as well as value-added Kaua‘i Grown farm and food products. Located in front of the former Sports Authority.

 

Every Tuesday & Thursday: Walk & Talk Story in Hanapepe

Hanapepe Town | 808-335-0172

Learn about the history of West Kauai from the days when Pacific Islanders cared for the land to the coming of Captain Cook and the years that followed on 90-min. tours, 9:30 a.m. March 22, 24, 29, 31 (every Tuesday, Thursday). Maximum of 20 people, $12/person. Call the number to reserve a spot or visit the website.

 

Every Wednesday: Free yoga in the Garden

National Tropical Botanical Garden

South Shore Visitor Center, 4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

Bring a mat, mask and water for a socially distanced yoga session with Naomi 10 a.m. March 23, 30 (every Wednesday) at the South Shore Visitor Center located across from Spouting Horn; check in is at 9:45 a.m. Take part in gentle yoga while listening to Spouting Horn in the distance.

 

Every Wednesday: Makai Music & Art Festival

Princeville Makai Golf Club, makai lawn fronting Ka Haku Rd.

4080 Lei O Papa Rd., Princeville

Find handmade jewelry, crafts and art from local vendors and enjoy live entertainment from some of the best musicians on Kauai at this weekly event, 1-5 p.m. March 23, 30 (every Wednesday).

 

Every Wednesday: Kauai Culinary Market

The Shops at Kukui‘ula

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa | 808-742-9545

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly event features fresh culinary offerings from some of the island’s newest chefs, chef demonstrations, live contemporary Hawaiian music, a beer and wine garden, gourmet farmer’s market and vendors selling Kauai-grown and made packaged edibles. It’s 3:30-6 p.m. March 23, 30 (every Wednesday).

 

Every Thursday: Aloha Market

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, food, jewelry, clothing, art, household accessories and more at this weekly market featuring more than 20 local vendors at the National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 24, 31 (every Thursday). There’s also a hula show at 12:30 p.m.

 

Every Thursday: Hale Puna Farmers Market

Hale Puna under the giant monkeypod tree

9567 Huakai Rd., Waimea | halepuna.org

At Hale Puna Farmers Market, you’ll not only find fresh products such as mango, papaya, ulu, lime, noni, eggs, pesto, basil, sugarcane and more, but by purchasing items, you’re supporting the farm school interns from Ke Kula Ni‘ihau, the restoration of the historic Gulick Rowell Mission House that will become a community center for the west side, and so much more. Food stamps/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons accepted. Buy fresh 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 24, 31 (every Thursday).

 

Kaua‘i Humane Society’s Book Tales

Kaua‘i Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-632-0610

Book Tales is a win-win for all involved — children improve their reading skills and build confidence while shelter pets get socialized and used to human interaction. The shelter has some books available, but kids are welcome to bring their favorites from home. Children, 7-13 years old, must be accompanied by a parent. Adoptable cats and kittens are ready for your stories anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. March 25 (every second and fourth Friday). Event is free, but donations are appreciated. Register.

 

Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Kauai Veterans Center

3215 Kauai Veterans Memorial Hwy., Lihue | 808-635-4314

Local crafters and artisans offer unique and quality handmade items for sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 26. Merchandise runs the gamut from wood and bone carvings to Hawaiian print fabric quilts and watercolor paintings to one-of-a-kind suncatchers.

 

Talk Story on the Land: Kāhili Beach Preserve

Wailapa Rd., Kilauea

Hawai‘i Land Trust offers monthly opportunities for the public to visit and learn about the islands’ significant cultural sites. Learn about the area’s history and myths, as well as its native plants and animals on a guided interpretive hike, March 26. Wear shoes and sunscreen and bring water in a reusable bottle. Meet 9 a.m. at the Kahili Beach parking area. Register (scroll down to the activity).

 

Visit a sanctuary

Lawai International Center

Visit the website for driving directions | 808-639-1718

Open to the public just twice each month, the Lawai International Center is a place where individuals can find peace, solitude and view the 88 shrines within its grounds. Enjoy a brief video, a casual talk story session and time to walk the path at this community-supported sanctuary. Times are 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on March 27 or by private appointment. Reserve a spot by calling or texting the number above or email [email protected]

 

National Tropical Botanical Garden Webinar Series: Breadfruit

It’s all about ulu, or breadfruit, as Noel Dickinson, coordinator of the Breadfruit Institute, shares updates on the developments of the Regenerative Organic Breadfruit Agroforest, and Elliot Gardner, joint postdoc between NTBG and the International Center for Tropical Botany, talks about new discoveries and the relationships of different breadfruit species. It takes place at noon March 30. Register.

 

Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: Guided tours

Grove Farm Museum

4050 Nawiliwili Rd., Lihue | 808-245-3202

Guided two-hour tours of the historic Grove Farm offer a glimpse into Kauai’s sugar cane heritage, an industry that was king for more than 150 years on the Garden Isle. This 100-acre homestead has the original plantation main house, owner’s cottage, guest cottage, office and other resident and plantation workers’ housing camp. Tours are every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Contact for reservations either by calling the number above or by emailing [email protected] Requested donation is $20/adult, $10/child 5-12 years; $10/resident with ID, $5/child 5-12 years. Note: Waioli Mission House is temporarily closed.