March 8 - May 5
If you’ve even the slightest interest in art from around the Pacific Rim, you’ve got to go to the Biennial. The event is a bonanza for art lovers -- 47 artists and art collectives set up exhibitions at 10 sites in Honolulu over the course of 8 weeks. Consider an all-access pass to see it all.
Cost: Some events are free; day passes from $7; all-access passes $25-75
Every year, this Japanese Buddhist temple and school hold a fundraising bazaar filled with Hawaiian-Japanese eats such as daikon soup, sushi, and nishime braised veggies. There’s traditional Taiko drumming and temple tours too, along with a market of local vendors selling their handmade wares.
March 28 - May 30
Held on the last Thursday of the month, this event is a safe space and dance party for QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender, Intersex People of Colour). Follow their Instagram for updates, and go along to just chill in a judgment-free zone.
April 5 - May 3
First Friday returns with downtown Honolulu’s galleries, restaurants, and bars putting their best foot forward. Come down, have a bite to eat, visit the galleries, and then hit the bars for the afterparty. Don’t miss this Honolulu must-do to begin your month.
Cost: Free; expect cover charges at area bars & clubs