Out ‘N’ About: Tahitian dance, Kunia Orchid show, Kawaii Kon, ‘Descendants’ reading and more

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Heiva I Honolulu 2012, 10th-anniversary Tahitian dance competition, hosted by Tahiti Nui International, with Polynesian foods, arts and crafts, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Saturday, Waikiki Shell. $10-$15. tahitinuiinternational.com --Courtesy photo

Heiva I Honolulu 2012, 10th-anniversary Tahitian dance competition, hosted by Tahiti Nui International, with Polynesian foods, arts and crafts, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Saturday, Waikiki Shell. $10-$15. tahitinuiinternational.com --Courtesy photo

WEEKEND OF FRIDAY, MARCH 16

58th Annual Kunia Orchid Show, with 22 vendors, ikebana, bonsai, miniature Japanese village, vanilla and other displays, and door prizes, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Leilehua High School gym. 623-8585

Kawaii Kon 2012, anime convention, featuring musical group bless4 with Akino; artist Yoshitaka Amano; voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch, Vic Mignogna, Todd Haberkorn, Lisa Ortiz, Ryo Horikawa and Yuu Asakawa; and more, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Hawai’i Convention Center. $16-$50. www.kawaii-kon.org, 866-493-7108

SPOTLIGHT | Heiva I Honolulu 2012, 10th-anniversary Tahitian dance competition, hosted by Tahiti Nui International, with Polynesian foods, arts and crafts, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Saturday, Waikiki Shell. $10-$15. tahitinuiinternational.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

“The Descendants” book reading, by author Kaui Hart Hemmings, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m., Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Moana Terrace, third floor of Kealohilani Tower. Free. Limited seating; RSVP: email erin.kinoshita@anthologygroup.com. www.marriottwaikiki.com

Salsa Lounge Fridays, dancing with free parking, prizes and food, 5-11:30 p.m. Fridays, Honolulu Club Lounge, 932 Ward Ave., seventh floor. 18+. $1-$5, free for bar patrons. 256-7556

Celebrating Bayard Rustin, documentary screening and discussion on the African-American civil rights pioneer, nonviolence organizer and gay labor activist on the eve of what would have been his 100th birthday, 6-8:30 p.m., UPW Union Hall, 1426 N. School St. Free; donations accepted. RSVP: 543-6054. www.prideatworkhawaii.org

International Night 2012: “The Paradise in You,” family-oriented celebration of Hawaii’s cultural diversity with performances and informational booths and prizes, hosted by the International Student Association, 6-9 p.m., University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center ballroom. Free. 687-1517

“A Salute to America’s Heroes,” internationally acclaimed U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club in concert, 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square. Free. 473-0664, www.usna.edu/music

Borrison Ivy CD release party, rock group debuts first CD, “Just Another Office Job,” 8 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s Showroom. $10. 946-3741

John Cruz Live, singer-songwriter performs, 8 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.), Surfer, the Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. $10. www.surferthebar.com

“The Sky Tonight,” program about stars above Hawaii, with telescope viewing, weather permitting, 8 p.m. (first and third Fridays of each month), Bishop Museum. Reservations: 848-4168

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Hike Waimano Pool with the Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club, 3-mile trek to popular swimming holes requires a long, steep climb on return leg, 8 a.m., meet at Iolani Palace, rear. $3 donation. 382-4709

HI-5 Recycling Event, accepting donations of HI-5 bottles and cans to benefit Pearl City High School Marching Band, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Pearl City High School, administration parking lot. 456-1886, www.pearlcityband.com

‘Ulu Workshop, celebrating all things breadfruit, with lectures, demonstrations and lunch, as part of the Traditions of the Pacific — Native Food, Native Stories series, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bishop Museum, Atherton Halau. $10 general admission; $20 lunch. Reservations: 847-8296. www.bishopmuseum.org

Third Annual Geek Day, day of hands-on workshops open to the community, with variety of digital, mobile and technology topics, Apple door prizes and “Really Smart” Bar for free Mac and PC software and hardware troubleshooting, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (registration from 9 a.m.), Leeward Community College. Free. www.leeward.hawaii.edu/GeekDay

Day on the Bay, fundraiser for Heeia State Park’s Learning Center by Kamaaina Kids, featuring rock-climbing wall, high ropes course, kayak adventures, eco-tours of Kaneohe Bay, water activities, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, children’s games, paddle-board race, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heeia State Park. Free admission. www.kamaainakids.com, 262-4538

Murphy’s 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, with giant Guinness oyster bar, other Irish food and drink, music by Doolin Rakes and Piranha Brothers, and children’s corner with face painting, balloons and crafts, noon-11 p.m., Murphy’s Bar & Grill, 2 Merchant St., and surrounding area. 531-0422

Lucky Charms … The Sail, Waikiki Beach cruise and corned beef and cabbage dinner benefit for AIDS Walk 2012, featuring St. Patrick’s Day attire contest, drinks, raffles, noon-7 p.m., Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. $10-$30. hulas.com, 347-3039

45th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by the Friends of St. Patrick, featuring Irishman of the Year Noel Trainor, noon-1:30 p.m., Kalakaua Avenue (from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park). 223-3997, 220-2584

Friends of St. Patrick Post-Parade Party, with Irish menu, live music by Celtic Wave, 1 p.m., Irish Kevin, 4:30-8:30 p.m., and White Jacket, Kelley O’Neil’s, 311 Lewers St. 223-3997, 220-2584

Bloom: Spring Into Style, fashion show and stylist competition between teams from UH-Manoa and Honolulu Community College, with live entertainment and prizes, 1 p.m., Kahala Mall center court. facebook.com/kahalamall

“Songs for Every Heart: A Performance of Classical Pakistani/Indian and Sufi Music,” by internationally acclaimed 17th-generation Sufi musician Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami, with son Faraz Nizami, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. $30. Reservations required: 792-5503, shangrilaevents@ddcf.org. www.shangrilahawaii.org

Eat the Street: Mililani, food truck and street food rally featuring more than 40 vendors, 2-7 p.m., Mililani Recreation Center No. 7, off Meheula Parkway, Mililani Mauka. www.mililanitown.org, www.streetgrindz.com

Ke Ahe Lau Makani Hawaiian Choral Music Festival, a cappella singing, part of Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs’ monthlong Prince Kuhio Day celebrations, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Kawaiaha’o Church. Also, bento picnic at 5:30 p.m. and Prince Kuhio Choral Concert 7-8:30 p.m., featuring Kawaiolaonapukanileo, Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and others. Free; small fee for bento. kawaiola-mail@hawaii.rr.com, 394-0050, www.hawaiimaoli.org

St. Patrick’s Day at Royal Hawaiian Center, music and dance performance by Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii, 4:30 p.m., The Royal Grove, Royal Hawaiian Center at Helumoa (between buildings B and C). Free. 922-2299, royalhawaiiancenter.com

“Proud to Be a Bulldog!”, 10th annual Kaimuki High School Foundation fundraiser, featuring dinner, entertainment, silent auction, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Kaimuki High School cafeteria and auditorium. $25 donation. RSVP. www.kaimuki77.org, www.kaimukihsfoundation.org

Gordon Biersch St. Patrick’s Day “Go Green” Celebration, with music by Celtic Waves, Whiskey Starship and Funk Shun, Irish jig dancers and special menu, 5 p.m.-midnight, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Aloha Tower Marketplace. No cover. 599-4877

Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, with libations and live music including Doolin Rakes, Piranha Brothers and Kaimana Ceili Band, 5:30-11 p.m., Nuuanu Avenue, Merchant Street and Marin Lane. Also, full day of Irish music from 1 p.m. at O’Toole’s Irish Pub, 902 Nuuanu Ave. 223-3997, 220-2584

“Appalachia, Hawaii” reading, top Hawaii actors give preview of local award-winning play, with corned beef and cabbage dinner, hosted by PlayBuilders, 6 p.m., Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission, 1067 California Ave. Reservations required: 294-4437

2012 Holomua Ka Noeau, kumu hula Mapuana de Silva’s Halau Mohala ‘Ilima dances the halau’s 34-year Merrie Monarch history, donning costumes from each decade, with music by Chad Takatsugi and Zach and Nick Lum, 6 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $25-$35. hawaiitheatre.com, 528-0506

Launa Aloha A Me Na Mele: Royal Birthday Bash, first in a new Hawaiian Mission Houses music series, featuring George Kuo, Aaron Mahi and Martin Pahinui and celebrating birthdays of King Kamehameha III and Queen Kaahumanu, 7 p.m. (gates open 6 p.m.), Hawaiian Mission Houses outdoor stage. $30; drinks, food sold separately. Reservations, tickets: 447-3912, missionhouses.org

“Unleashed!” black-tie benefit for Hawaiian Humane Society, 6 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Sold out. www.hawaiianhumane.org

Royal Hawaiian Band, public concert, 7 p.m., Kawaiaha’o Church. Free. 922-5331

“Ten Minutes a Day to Spectacular Health,” presentation by GreenSmoothieGirl.com founder and author Robyn Openshaw, hosted by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, 7 p.m., McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park. Free. 944-8344

Contradance, with live music by Whiskey Starship, beginners and all ages welcome, no partner necessary, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Damon Hall, Academy of the Pacific, 913 Alewa Drive. Free. 392-8772, www.sls.hawaii.edu/contra

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

Blue Moon Psychic Fair, with $25 readings in Asemic art, numerology, tarot, angel cards, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. third Sunday of each month, Maunakea Marketplace, 1120 Maunakea St., second floor. 735-1708

“5 O’Clock on the Beach,” pre-Jimmy Buffett concert tailgate party and benefit for USO Hawaii, featuring John Canizzarro and local duo Borderline, hosted by nonprofit Parrot Heads in Paradise, 1-6 p.m., 2933 Kalakaua Ave., oceanfront across Waikiki Shell. $10-$12.50. Tickets, Mexican buffet advance purchase: www.pauhanaparrotheads.org

Kanikapila, Hawaiian music jam session for all ages and skill levels presented by Abrigo Ohana, 1-4 p.m., Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, North Shore. Free. www.abrigoohana.com

Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, 17 high school students compete to represent Hawaii in Washington, D.C., finals, emceed by Ben Gutierrez, 1-4 p.m., Tenney Theatre. Free. 839-9885, ext. 704

An Afternoon with Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, writer and scholar reads his poetry and converses with audience, 3-4:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, UH-Manoa. Free. Book signing to follow. victorko@hawaii.edu

Kapena, free concert as part of the Na Mele No Na Pua kamaaina concert series, 5-6 p.m., Plaza Stage at Waikiki Beach Walk. 931-3591

Still & Moving Center Open House for 1st Birthday Party, with continual entertainment including Kenny Endo Taiko, aerial artists, hula and fitness demos, class samplers and giveaways, 5:30-8 p.m., Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St. Free. 397-7678, stillandmovingcenter.com

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, live in concert, on “Welcome to Fin Land” tour, 7 p.m, Waikiki Shell. $39-$136. ticketmaster.com, 745-3000

Foster the People, live in concert, 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.), The Waterfront at Aloha Tower. $29.50-$60. www.bampproject.com, www.groovetickets.com

Recreational international folk dancing, beginners welcome, no partners needed, 7-9 p.m. Sundays, Moiliili Community Center. $4. 941-6453, email ifdhawaii@gmail.com

MONDAY, MARCH 19

Winds and Brass performance, presented by Chamber Music Hawaii, 7:30 p.m., Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College. $20-$25. 489-5038, www.chambermusichawaii.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 20

Food drive, by Dr. Cecile Sebastian and Hawaii Food Bank for the food bank, especially seeking canned meats, meals, soups, vegetables and fruits, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Tamarind Park. 537-2880, www.hawaiiansmile.com, hawaiifoodbank.org

Southwind Quintet Concert, Irish music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, plus homemade soda bread and green punch while supplies last, 6:30 p.m., Kahuku Public & School Library. Free. 293-8935

“Mr. Park” film screening, Korean film with English subtitles about a good-hearted but uneducated plasterer who must deal with conflicts and drama revolving around his children’s courtship and marriage plans, 6:30 p.m., Center for Korean Studies, 1881 East-West Road. Free. 956-7041, www.koreafilm.org

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

“Assignment: China — The Week That Changed The World,” former CNN senior Asia correspondent Mike Chinoy screens his new documentary about the journalists who covered President Nixon’s historic 1972 visit to China, followed by Q&A, noon-1:30 p.m., John A. Burns Hall, East-West Center. Free; brown-bag lunches welcome. RSVP: 944-7111, ewcinfo@eastwestcenter.org

Halawa Xeriscape Garden brown bag tour, bring lunch and learn about Oahu’s water cycle and un-thirsty plants, noon-12:45 p.m. every Wednesday, Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Free. Reservations: 748-5315

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

Paula Fuga with Mike Love, free Music on the Mall concert presented by Hawaii Pacific University, 1-2 p.m., Upper Fort Street Mall, downtown Honolulu. dfodor@hpu.edu

Art & Flea: “Walk Like an Egyptian,” more than 50 vendors with vintage, handmade, art, music, deejays, live art, photo booth, food, drink and costume and best-dressed contests, 5-10 p.m., Fresh Cafe x Loft in Space, 831 Queen St. $3 cover; $2 if wearing Egyptian costume. www.artandflea.com

“A Journey to Calcutta, Bodhgaya and the Himalayas,” travelogue slide presentation by photographer Chick Alsop of his three-month Northeast India trip, with Q&A, 6-7 p.m., Hawaii State Library, First Floor Reading Room. Free. For ages 12+. 586-3499

Free magic class, by Hawaii Magicians Society, IBM Ring No. 185, 6 p.m., Kalihi-Palama Library. 234-5262

White Knight Party, fundraiser for Tau Dance Theatre with live music, dance performances, silent auction and art show, 6-11:30 p.m., theVenue, 1142 Bethel St. $10 donation. Wear white for door prizes. www.taudance.org

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Piano Concerto, with Korean conductor Shinik Hahm making Hawaii debut and American pianist Norman Krieger, 7 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall. Repeats 8 p.m. March 23. $30+. 593-9468

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