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Friendship Gala — Features exciting cultural entertainment by Honolulu Festival performers and cuisine from Oahu’s top restaurants, 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 1, at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Tickets cost $90 per person, $70 for those under 21 years, free for children under 6. Call 833-3378 or visit


“A Spring Celebration” — The Marine Forces Pacific Band presents a free, live concert, 6 p.m., March 1, at the Hale Koa Hotel Luau Garden.


2 / Saturday

Hawaiian Culture Workshops — The Native Hawaiian Liaison Office offers new cultural classes Saturdays, starting March 2, with a discussion on local fishing techniques, locations and traditions, 11 a.m., then a weaving workshop, 2 p.m., both at Sgt. Yano Library, SB. Call 392-1617 or visit


Honolulu Theater for Youth — Acclaimed off-Broadway drama “Hold These Truths,” inspired by true stories of second-generation Japanese-Americans in World War II internment, concludes March 2, at Hawaii Theatre. Tickets may be ordered online at or call 839-9885.


PACK Performance — Students from the Performing Arts Center of Kapolei (PACK) present a special performance of songs from the musical “Seussical,” 10:30 a.m., March 2, in the children’s section of Kapolei Public Library, in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America.
The 30-minute performance will be followed by a photo op with cast members, with a free Dr. Seuss goodie bag for keiki. Call 693-7030.


Combatives Tournament — TAMC hosts its 2nd annual Combatives Tournament, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 2-3, at the FS gym.
Tournament is open to all military branches. Contact Sgt. Dominique Ramos at or 433-1887.


Honolulu Festival — Enjoy performances and free exhibits from the people and cultures of Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Tahiti, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii, complete with children’s activities and games, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., March 2, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., March 3, at the Hawaii Convention Center, DFS Galleria and Waikiki Beach Walk.
Visit or call 833-3378.


Korean American Foundation Hawaii — Commemorates the 110th anniversary of Korean immigration to Hawaii with the concert “Seulgidoong: Korean Rhapsody,” 7 p.m., March 2, at the Hawaii Convention Center. Admission is $10 donation. Call 358-7488.


3 / Sunday

Women’s 10K — Hawaii Pacific Health holds its 36th annual Women’s 10K race, 7 a.m., March 3, at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. This women’s-only race is open to runners, walkers and stroller-pushers of all ages. Proceeds benefit women’s health services at Hawaii Pacific Health’s nonprofit hospitals.
Registration is $60 (in person at packet pick-up, March 2, or race day, 5:30-6:30 a.m., March 3). Visit


Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden — Runners are invited to race through Waikiki in Hawaii’s very first “Ekiden” (long-distance relay) race, beginning at noon, March 3, Waikiki. Visit


Girls Day Fishing Derby — Both girls and boys, ages 4-17, are invited to take part in two fishing event categories (longest fish and most midas cichlids), and family and friends are welcome to participate in the catch-and-release fishing program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., March 3, at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe.
No casting is allowed, and fishing participants should come prepared with handheld poles (bamboo poles available at Hoomaluhia), barb-less hooks and non-live bait.
Walking shoes, insect repellent, water and lunch are recommended. Call 233-7323.


Waikiki Grand Parade — The Honolulu Festival ends with a grand parade featuring performers and floats, starting at 4:30 p.m., March 3, along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. The spectacular Nagaoka Fireworks Show follows at 8:30 p.m. Visit or call 833-3378.


7 / Thursday

Free Magic Classes — Kalihi-Palama Library, 6 p.m., on the fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December). Sponsored by Hawaii Magicians Society; visit or call 234-5262.


9 / Saturday

The Beast 10K — Take a running tour of Marine Corps Base Hawaii with this 10K race, 7 a.m., March 9, with start and finish at Dewey Square aboard MCBH, Kaneohe Bay. Online registration closes March 5. Visit


Makahiki Challenge — Test your physical and mental toughness over hills, rough terrain, mud pits and more in this 5K obstacle/mud run, 9 a.m., March 9, at Kualoa Ranch. Open to everyone age 15 and older; limited space is available. Visit

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