What To Do in Hawaiʻi in March

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While you are in Hawaiʻi, do you want to party? Stay fit, yoga-style? Eat out? Experience the culture? Any of the above? Then check out the events below.

Trivia Night | Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers St. (Oʻahu) | March 4 & 18, 7:00 p.m.
Test your knowledge at Bacchus every first and third Monday of the month. Form a team of two or six people, enjoy drink specials and delicious food, and have good fun.

Tasting Room at Mahina & Sun’s | Mahina & Sun’s, 412 Lewers Street (O‘ahu) | Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday, sample libations courtesy of our vendors and partners of Mahina & Sun’s. Look forward to craft beers, wines, or spirits. Provided complimentary.

Blazing Saddles Hawaii | Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse Ballroom (Oʻahu) | Every Tuesday at Ala Wai Golf Course, 6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Learn the two-step, waltzes, line-dancing, swing and much more! Free dance lessons take place from 6:30-7pm. No entrance fee and all events include food and refreshments.

Out on the Rocks: LGBT Climbing in Hawaii | Volcanic Rock Gym (Oʻahu) | Every Tuesday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Out On The Rocks hosts its weekly climbing session at Volcanic Rock Gym. All Queer climbers and allies of any skill level welcome. Check in at the counter and tell them youʻre there for Out On The Rocks to receive our group discount on day passes

Trivia Night | The Brewseum, 901 Waimanu Street (O‘ahu) | Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Come on down and experience our weekly trivia night at the Brewseum. Duke hosts this fast-paced interactive trivia game using TV’s, HD projectors & custom slides with new questions every week!

Battleship Bingo | The Brewseum, 901 Waimanu Street (O‘ahu) | Every Thursday, 6 p.m.
Hawaii’s only Battleship Bingo is waiting for you to join in on the fun! Flashback to your childhood game-nights with your friends and family. Prizes and happy hour prices are provided.

Courtyard Yoga | Ward Village Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd (O‘ahu) | Every Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a complimentary yoga class in Kolowalu Park.

Art Night in Lahaina Town | Throughout Lahaina (Maui) | Every second Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Lahaina is called the “Art Capital of the Pacific” because it is home to more art galleries per capita than any other town in the United States. Each second Friday, galleries stay open late to hold special shows and feature artists in action. Guests may also enjoy live music and outdoor vendor booths.

Honolulu FrontRunners/FrontWalkers |Kapiʻolani Regional Park, 3840 Paki Ave (Oʻahu) | Every Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Grab your running/walking shoes and join the Honolulu FrontRunners/FrontWalkers club that provides encouragement and support to Gay Men, Lesbians, and Others with an interest in Running or Walking.

Hula’s Catamaran | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (Oʻahu) | Every Saturday, 1:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. | $25
Grab your captain hat and set sail with Hula’s Famous Gay Catamaran Cruise through the waters of Waikiki.

Scarlet Honolulu Fresh Fish Drag Revue | 80 S Pauahi St. (Oʻahu) | Every Saturday, 10 p.m.
Watch your favorite divas take the world-famous pineapple stage for their weekly Fresh Fish Drag Revue. Be sure to check their site to see which superstar will be gracing the stage for that evening!

DIVAS (D.ancing I.mpersonating V.ixens with A.ttitude and S.ass) | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (Oʻahu) | Every first and third Saturday, 10 p.m.
This dance-centered drag show has a rotating cast comprised of both “drag” and transgender entertainers. The upbeat show incorporates various forms of dance and movement and keeps things light by including the occasional comedy act or acts that require audience participation.

Maui Chef’s Table | Maui Tropical Plantation, 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy (Maui) | Every Saturday, 6 p.m.
Dive into a multi-course menu of dishes inspired by chefs’ personal stories and told through Maui’s seasonal ingredients. A combination of high-quality ingredients paired with creative minds and innovative techniques results in a unique culinary experience. Guests are encouraged to get up out of their seats, come to the “Chef’s Table”, see the action, take pictures, and get to know the Chefs. The kitchen is right there in the room!
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Hawaii Gay Kickball League | Kapiʻolani Regional Park, 3840 Paki Ave (Oʻahu) | Every Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Hawaii Gay Kickball league is a co-ed community minded group that strives to provide an inclusive, safe, and enjoyable atmosphere for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and the LGBTQI-friendly community. Our long-term hope is to provide the community with multiple athletic options. We accept all skill levels and celebrate diversity through sport!

Bear Boat with The Aloha Bears | Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers St. (Oʻahu) | Every second Sunday, 11:30 a.m. | $40 members, $45 non-members
Meet other Bears at Bacchus before setting sail through Waikiki on Bear Boat, then enjoying an open-bar while at sea. Guests are also invited back to Bacchus for lunch, included in ticket price.

MauiWine Tasting | Ulupalakua Ranch, 14800 Piilani Hwy. (Maui) | Every Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Come delight each of your senses and taste exquisite handcrafted wines. This rare vineyard experience will give you some unforgettable memories and is steeped in rich culture. It is perfect for a romantic getaway or a fun group experience with friends.

Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday | Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St. (O‘ahu) | March 1, 7:30 p.m.
At the Hawaii State Art Museum, art, music and fashion fill the space in celebration of First Friday. In the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI: screen printing demonstration by April Sham and a live painting by Deb Haugen with musical guests Clear & Brett, Bound, and DJ JohnJohn, plus pop-up shops. In the outdoor Sculpture Garden, Project X: fashion show collaboration with RYP Designs, artist Satoru Abe, and singer/songwriter Tim Rose. On the second floor, performances by Hawaiʻi Youth Symphony alumni.
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First Friday Chinatown Gallery Walk | Chinatown (O‘ahu) | March 1, 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Chinatown is the place to be, if you want to join the hip crowds at the many unique galleries, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants that feature exciting art exhibits and free entertainment. Come to see the main events between 5 and 9 p.m. and stay for the late-night party at some of the trendiest, most popular bars in Honolulu.

Wailuku First Friday Town Party | North Market Street (O‘ahu) | March 1, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wailuku Town’s monthly street party is filled with live music, sidewalk artisans, crafters, and food vendors. Live music at the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park, special music at Maui Thing stage and visit the local restaurants and get Wailuku Good Eats!
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Intimate Showcase with DeAndre Brackensick | Arts At Marks Garage (O‘ahu) | March 2, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
R&B Soul singer DeAndre Brackensick from San Jose California is now back in Hawaii to showcase an acoustic night and share his stories! At the age of 16, DeAndre was a finalist on American Idol Season 11 placed in the top 8 his season winning America over with his falsetto vocals. DeAndre has also performed and been a supporting act for various well known artist such as Michelle Williams (Destinys Child), Jamie Jones (All for One), John Legend, and Sammy Johnson. Now at 24, he currently moved back to Hawaii after living in Melbourne, Australia for the past year perusing his solo debut album “Black Denim”, which recently sold out a Bay Area tour and London tour.
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First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch with Maui Pride | Nalu’s North Shore Grill, 1280 S Kihei Rd (Maui) | March 3, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join up every first Sunday of the month at Nalu’s in Kihei for Maui Pride’s popular LGBTQ Sunday Brunch.

Wang Chungʻs Sunday Recreational Outrigger Canoe Paddling | Kamehameha Canoe Club, 2015 Kapiolani Blvd. (O‘ahu) | March 3, 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Interested in doing Sunday recreational paddling with friends from Wang Chungs? Get active this year while enjoying the picturesque views of O‘ahu from the ocean. Kamehameha Canoe Club has 9 am recreational padding session on Sundays. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Ala Wai Clubhouse (2015 Kapiolani Blvd). Be sure to bring your own water.
Book online at friendsofkcc.org

93Queen Showing at Doris Duke Theatre | Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St. (O‘ahu) | March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93Queen follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. This film is part of the Honolulu Jewish Film Festival 2019.

Mike Lewis Presents: Mardi Gras “Carnival-New Orleans” at Blue Note Hawai’i | Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2235 Kalākaua Ave.  (O‘ahu) | March 5, 6:30 – 11 p.m.
Trumpeter and local bandleader, Mike Lewis, returns to the Blue Note Hawaiʻi for Fat Tuesday with special guest Adela Chu and her Troupe. Full bar and dinner menu available. Kamaʻaina discounts available.

Creating and Curating Change | UH Mānoa Hamilton Library, 3rd floor (O‘ahu) | March 7, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
A reception to view the new UH Mānoa Hamilton Library Archive Exhibit on AIDS & Same-Gender Marriage Archives in Hawai‘i. Meet and talk with Archive donors including: Judge Dan Foley, Judge Steven Levinson, Jackie Young Phd, Heather Lusk MSW, Tom Ramsey Phd, and David McEwan MD. This reception is free and open to the public.
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Honolulu Biennial 2019 | The Hub at Ward Village (Oʻahu) | March 8, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Honolulu Biennial 2019: To Make Wrong / Right / Now opens on March 8, 2019 at nearly a dozen locations on O‘ahu including the Ali’iolani Hale, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, and Honolulu Museum of Art, with the hub located at Ward Village. Energies from across the Pacific Ocean will once again center in Hawaiʻi when Honolulu Biennial 2019 brings together 19 artists and artist groups from Hawaiʻi and 29 artists and artist groups of the Pacific, Asia and the Americas. The Honolulu Biennial is only the second major exhibition series in the world to focus on contemporary art practices of the Pacific, and its location—historically and currently—entreats a curatorial approach that emphasizes genealogical ties within, and issues specific to, the region.

Don’t miss HB19 Opening NightFriday Mar 8th from 5p-10p at The Hub (old Famous Footwear – Ward Centre). An epic line of of music, food, beverages, visual and performing artists from around the world and at an incredibly reasonable price! Click here to purchase your ticket!

25th Annual Honolulu Festival | Waikīkī and the Hawaii Convention Center (Oʻahu) | March 8 – 10, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii’s premier cultural event, promoting mutual understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Each year, the Festival attracts thousands of new and returning spectators. The three day extravaganza takes place every year in March from Friday through Sunday. Performers from various countries and regions such as Japan, Australia, Tahiti, the Philippines, Taiwan, and South Korea. The festival culminates wit ha spectacular parade down Kalakaua Avenue.

Transcendients: Immigrant Stories of Place | Thomas Square Park, 925 S Beretania St. (Oʻahu) | March 8 – 17, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Transcendients: Immigrant Stories of Place is a community-driven traveling art exhibit by Terasaki Exhibitions. The contemporary pop-up exhibit showcases the unique immigrant communities and immigration history of Honolulu through technology-based storytelling, contemporary portraiture, and immersive experiences. As a visitor travels through the larger-than-life public installation, they will be immersed in various immigrant experiences. An interactive structure will encourage community participation with staff live-photographing portraits then projecting visitor portraits onto vapor and/or screens in real-time. In a third portion, stories of immigrants will be given voice through and immersive soundscape.

LGBT & Friends Hiking Group | Makamakaole Stream “13 Crossings” Trail (Maui) | March 9, 8:30 a.m.
The Makamakaole Stream runs down the north slope of West Maui, one of the least developed regions of our island. This hike is nicknamed “13 Crossings,” because that is the number of times the trail crosses the stream through a bamboo forest before the trail ends at a waterfall. After this hike, the group will cross the street to see three more waterfalls on the ocean side. Hikers will meet at 8:30 at the Starbucks Parking Lot at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu mall to carpool.
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Second Saturday at Hawaii State Art Museum | Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S Hotel Street (Oʻahu) | March 9, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The second Saturday of each month, hands-on art activities for all ages in the ground floor Multipurpose Room. This month,Paper weaving with the Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui! All materials are provided, drop in at any time during activity hours, allowing at least 30 minutes to complete a project.

Rainbow Hash Opening Show | Aupuni Space, 729 Auahi St. (Oʻahu) | March 9, 8 p.m.
Aupuni Space is a contemporary art gallery and artist studio space, supporting Native Hawaiian and Hawaiʻi-based artists, in the heart of Kakaʻako. Come to view Aupuni Spaceʻs newest exhibit on display, RAINBOW HASH by artists Drew Broderick and Lawrence Seward.

ADORE at Encore Saloon | Encore Saloon, 10 N Hotel Street (Oʻahu) | March 9, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
A love affair with sound. Join girl gang duo DJ Gnaraly and Ramsey to dance your heart out every second Saturday at Encore Saloon in Chinatown!

The Art of Storytelling for Social Change: Lunch & Learn | Impact Hub Honolulu Coworking, 1050 Queen St. Suite 100 (Oʻahu) | March 13, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Experience the playful, moving, and outrageously funny story-telling craft of Peterson Toscano. You will walk away having cultivated your own storytelling skills to connect issues, like climate change, to your own ideas and personal experiences. Peterson will lead us through a community conversation interwoven with educational one-person performances and discussion. This event is hosted in partnership with the University of Hawaii Office of Sustainability and their inaugural Climate Change Communication & Inclusion Residency.
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Salt at Our Kakaʻako Hosts Monthly Paʻakai Marketplace | Salt at Our Kakaʻako, 691 Auahi St. (Oʻahu) | March 15-16, 5 – 9 p.m.
Celebrate Hawaiian culture and shop locally, at Salt at Our Kakaʻako’s monthly Pa‘akai Marketplace. The cultural showcase takes place in The Barn at Salt and brings together local artists, crafters and cultural practitioners. Held in collaboration with Paʻi Foundation, this is a free family and pet-friendly event. Paʻi Foundation’s goal is to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural traditions for future generations.
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L.A. Dance Project Master Class | Ballet Hawaii Honolulu Studios, 777 S Hotel St (Oʻahu) | March 15, 6:45 – 8:15 p.m.
Take a Master Class with dancers from world-class contemporary dance company, L.A. Dance Project. LADP has held master classes around the globe and is a leader in innovative choreography. They will be performing at the Blaisdell on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Meet the dancers up close in class and watch them at their finest on stage!
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Women of Wonders Film Fest | Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St. (Oʻahu) | March 15-17, various show times
The 2019 Women of Wonders Film Fest highlights and celebrates the lives and accomplishments of women around the world, and here in Hawai’i with 15 featured films.
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Kailua Night Market | 50 Kihapai St. (Oʻahu) | March 16, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Kailua Night Market is an independent night market. Our market’s mission is to support small local business and build community. Kailua Night Market showcases diverse cultural and food offerings and welcome visitors to the Kailua District. Our goal is transforming Kailua town into a neighborhood cultural gem, making Kailua Town come alive at night.

Roxane Gay: Bad Feminist | Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.  (Oʻahu) | March 21, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Roxane Gay is one of America’s most beloved writers and cultural critics. Widely considered as the leading feminist voice of our time, her work garners international acclaim for its honesty and ferocity. Explore with Roxane topics ranging from politics, patriarchy, Beyoncé and reality television in the same sitting. No two Roxane Gay events are the same. See for yourself and remember, it’s “Roxane” with one N!
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Meet the Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce | Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, 1 Aloha Tower Drive (Oʻahu) | March 21, 5:30 p.m.
Join the University of Phoenixʻs Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce for a pau hana event to hear about their mission and meet their members. You’ll also be treated to a short discussion on how to become NGLCC certified.

Sunset Social hosted by Kona Pride Inc. | Daylight Mind Coffee Company, 75-5770 Aliʻi Dr. (Kailua-Kona) | March 30, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Kona Pride Inc. welcomes our LGBTQ community and allies to come mingle, meet others (bring your friends!), and enjoy a fabulous setting with pupus, cocktails, live music and the wonderful view of the Kona Coast.
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Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation Gala: Vision Without Limits | Sheraton Waikiki (Oʻahu) | March 30, 6 – 10 p.m.
The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation presents the 2019 Vision Without Limits Gala, honoring Kim Coco Iwamoto, the recipient of the 2019 Hawaii LGBT Foundation Visionary Award. This Gala is a fundraiser for Honolulu Pride, the LGBT Center Waikiki and the Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation.
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International Transgender Day of Visibility | March 31, 2019
International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual holiday occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. The holiday was founded by Michigan-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered holiday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which mourned the loss of transgender people to hate crimes, but did not acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community.

Mimosas & Marys at Hulaʻs |Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (Oʻahu) | March 31, 3 – 4 p.m.
Miss Candi Shell and her revolving cast of confections guarantee to make your Sunday the best funday of the month. Join for daytime drinking and entertaining drag queens, drag kings, faux queens, burlesque, boylesque, and much more! Free general admission, or visit hulas.com to have front row reserved tables available.

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