Out ‘N’ About: Bridal Expo, Hawaiian music, more

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Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: "The Perfect 10" at the Honolulu Museum of Art. --Courtesy photo

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: "The Perfect 10" at the Honolulu Museum of Art. --Courtesy photo


Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: “The Perfect 10,” free admission day at Honolulu Museum of Art with entrance to the 10 newly reinstalled European and American art galleries, entertainment by Chuck James Music Studio, Keiki Kani choir, Still & Moving Center and gospel group Essence of Heaven, keiki art activities and food for sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. honolulumuseum.org, 532-8700

Art & Flea: “Superheroes vs. Super Cats,” monthly arts market event with more than 60 vendors, host Ashtin Party, performance by The Lonely Hearts Club, DJs, games, prizes, photo booth, balloon art and food from Kakaako Kool, Via Gelato and other vendors, 5-10 p.m., Fresh Cafe. $3; $2 if dressed as a superhero or a cat. All ages. artandflea.com


Hawaii Bridal Expo, featuring variety of vendors and fashion shows, 5:30-10 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Center. $9; discounts at bridesclub.com. 768-5400

Friends, Books, Music — The Sale!, book sale benefiting Hawaii’s public libraries, with more than 10,000 records and thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, videos and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Friends of the Library of Hawaii Harbor Warehouse, makai end of Keawe Street, Kakaako. friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org, 536-4174

“Coral: Rekindling Venus,” screening of full-dome film, an immersion into world of fluorescent coral reefs and rare marine life featured in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, in the newly renovated J. Watumull Planetarium, noon Saturday-Sunday, Bishop Museum. Saturday: $8.95-$19.95 (museum admission); free for kids 3 and younger. Free on Sunday for kamaaina and military. bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511


“The Queen & Dr. King” concert, the Royal Hawaiian Band performs music reflecting the lives of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Queen Liliuokalani, noon-1 p.m., Iolani Palace. Free. rhb-music.com, 922-5331

Two Museums and a Royal Palace: Hawaiian Music Festival, featuring live music, exhibits, food vendors, free shuttle and more in three historic locations, 5-9 p.m. $10 kamaaina; $19.95 nonresidents; free for ages 17 and younger and museum members. 532-8701, honolulumuseum.org. Highlights:

» Bishop Museum: Paula Fuga, cultural storytelling, hula and Hawaiian Hall tours; shows in the newly renovated Planetarium; “HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen” and “Xtreme Bugs” exhibits; food from Cafe Pulama, Local Stop (malasada burgers) and Sweet Revenge.

» Honolulu Museum of Art: Maunalua; “Tattoo Honolulu,” “Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served” and “The Arts of the Bedchamber: Japanese Shunga” exhibits; zip tours of the newly reinstalled European and American art galleries; Hank’s Haute Dogs and Michi’s gourmet plate lunches.

» Iolani Palace: Waipuna; rare, docent-facilitated access to palace ground-floor rooms; beer garden.

Third Fridays Kaimuki — “Happy 2013!” monthly family-friendly neighborhood/merchant event with food, samples, special offers, live entertainment, art, free classes, exhibitions and shopping, 6-9 p.m., Koko Head and Waialae avenues. Free. thirdfridayskaimuki.com

“Geisha: Women of Art,” visual and performance art show celebrating geishas, with dancers and fire dance, DJ and live shamisen music, 7 p.m., Loading Zone, 47 N. Hotel St. $30. loadingzonearts.com

Johnny Kai Live, local music, oldies and easy listening with ballroom dancing and open mic for professional musicians and dancers, 7-10 p.m., Banana Patch Lounge, Miramar Hotel Waikiki. No cover. 922-2077

"Superheroes vs. Super Cats" art and flea market. --Courtesy photo

"Superheroes vs. Super Cats" art and flea market. --Courtesy photo


Hawaii Stamp and Coin Dealers Association show, coin, currency and stamp show with door prizes, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Room 307, Laniakea YWCA, 1040 Richards St. Free. 531-6251

23rd Annual Moanikeala Hula Festival, exhibition featuring dancers of all ages from Hawaii and Japanese halau and live musicians, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Polynesian Cultural Center, Pacific Theater. $10; $6 for ages 5-15; free for younger children and Kamaaina Annual Pass holders. 293-3333, polynesia.com

Optimysstique 2013: “I Have A Dream,” seventh annual interactive music, wellness, yoga and sustainability festival with live music and DJs (Millicent Cummings, Jerome James, Brian Von Ahsen, DJ Seph 1, Paul Izak and more), ongoing yoga classes, art, speakers, food, produce, farm tours, petting zoo, vendor village and more, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Gora Farm, 66-351 Paalaa Road, Haleiwa. $15-$50; free for children. optimysstique.com, 637-2117

Powerhouse Fitness Fair, Aiea’s Powerhouse Gym showcases mixed martial arts, group boxing, hot hula, muay thai, Zumba and more, with prize giveaways, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Free. 488-0981

Matthew Holm, award-winning children’s literature artist from Portland, Ore., who created the “Babymouse” and “Squish” series, talks about his life and career and offers tips for aspiring comic book artists, 10:30 a.m., McCully-Moiliili Public Library. Free. For ages 7+. 973-1099

Fifth Annual SK808 Roller Derby Tournament, individuals of all skill levels placed on teams for full day of tourney-style play, noon-7 p.m., Palama Settlement gymnasium. Admission $10; free for kids 12 and younger. pacificrollerderby.com

Michael Norfleet, Youth on Stage presents 10-year-old guitarist jamming rock classics, noon, Hard Rock Cafe, Waikiki. Free admission. All ages. hardrock.com, 955-7383

International Nesian Fest 2013, benefit for Hawaii Jr. Prep Football League and Hawaii Sports Academy featuring performances by Nesian NINE, New Zealand’s Adeaze and Awa, Princess Ilona, Ray Leger and Finn from Utah, Zhen, Rukkus Reunion, Da Famili, Pou Jackson, Reece Purcell and Drew Deezy, food and retail vendors, athlete autograph signing, fashion show and more, 2-10 p.m., The Waterfront at Aloha Tower. $40; $25 pre-sale. 206-4963, 931dapaina.com

Destiny: Na Koa II, mixed martial arts fights featuring fighters from Brazil, California, Colorado, Las Vegas, Washington and Hawaii, 3 p.m. (main card 6 p.m.), Blaisdell Arena. $35-$100. All ages. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com, destinymma.net

Kanikapila in Kailua: Kaiholu, free concert by the Ka Himeni Ana-winning Hawaiian quartet presented by the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, 4-5:30 p.m., second floor of Kailua Longs/Whole Foods Market parking garage. Beach chairs, picnicking welcome. castlefoundation.org

“Unite to Fight … OTTOmatic!”, benefit for Bank of Hawaii employee Christopher A. Otto in his fight against stage 4 nasopharyngeal cancer featuring live entertainment, DJ, emcee Hawaiian Ryan, heavy pupu, silent auction and more than 100 raffle giveaways including surfboards, paddleboards, TVs and iPads, 5-10 p.m., M Nightclub. $30, $25 pre-sale. 429-3063, helpchrisotto@gmail.com

“Images for a Cause,” photography by Guy Vaught, slam poetry, prizes and music to benefit the Queen’s Cancer Center and a 26-year-old thyroid cancer patient struggling with bills, 6-10 p.m., 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue, Royal Kunia. Free. 888-6087, 3rdcupcafe.com, in4mants.com/hi/blog/guy-vaught-images-for-a-cause

Johnny Kai Live, local music, oldies and easy listening with ballroom dancing and open mic for professional musicians and dancers, 7-10 p.m., Banana Patch Lounge, Miramar Hotel Waikiki. No cover. 922-2077

Contradance, with live music by Whiskey Starship, beginners and all ages welcome, no partner necessary, 7:30-10 p.m., Atherton YMCA. Free. 392-8772, www.sls.hawaii.edu/contra

IYFI & Friends Usher in 2013, In Yo Face Improv presents three improv comedy acts, 8-10:30 p.m., Ong King Arts Center. $7. improvhi.com

Vivo, trio of Ruth Shiroma Foster, Duane Padilla and Norman Foster in concert, performing original works and new interpretations on a range of favorites including songs from Billy Joel, Elton John, Carole King, Broadway composers, the ’80s and the American songbook, 7:30 p.m., Atherton Performing Arts Studio, Hawaii Public Radio. $15-$30. Reservations: 955-8821. fb.com/hawaiipublicradio

Keigwin + Company, contemporary dance troupe from New York performs in interisland tour, 8 p.m., Leeward Community College Theatre. $15-$30; $10-$25 advance. lcctheatre.hawaii.edu, 455-0385, 944-2697

The Good Foot, sneaker culture celebration by About the Goods and Hawaii Sneakerheads with DJs Revise, EE’s and Packo spinning funk, golden era and party classics, sneaker battles, raffle giveaways and photo booth, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Bar 35. No cover. Ages 21+. aboutthegoods.com

A Live Tribute to Janis Joplin, featuring Kings of Spade, Yoza, MOTHxp and Honolulu soul singers Erin Smith, Maria Remos, Kahnma K, Violetta Beretta, Makke Farley, Big Mox and Devon Williams, 10 p.m., The Republik. $20; $15 pre-sale. Ages 18+. flavorus.com, 855-235-2867


Charles Reed Bishop’s Birthday, free museum admission for kamaaina and military and special presentation commemorating his life and legacy at noon, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bishop Museum. bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511

Iolani Palace’s Kamaaina Sunday, free admittance and tours, with Royal Hawaiian Band performance at noon, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Iolani Palace. Free for residents; $3-$21.75 for nonresidents. 538-1471, iolanipalace.org

Huli-A-Mahi Celebration, Hawaiian sovereignty event by the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission honoring Queen Liliuokalani, with live music and hula, including Na Hoku awardees Ken Makuakane, Roland Cazimero and others, 2012 Merrie Monarch winners Halu i ka Wekiu, oli, slam poetry, remarks by former Gov. John Waihee, cultural exhibits and workshops, keiki activities and food trucks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Iolani Palace. Free. fb.com/kanaiolowalu, kanaiolowalu.org, 594-0088

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: “The Perfect 10,” free admission, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. honolulumuseum.org, 532-8700

Concert by the Sea featuring Duane Hulbert, Grammy-nominated pianist, and Champagne luncheon by Chai’s Island Bistro, 12:30 p.m. luncheon, 1:30-3:30 p.m. concert, Bayer Estate and Calvary by the Sea. $75; $10-$25 concert only. princeofpeacewaikiki.com, 551-3117

“Ainu Treasures: A Living Tradition in Northern Japan” exhibit gala opening, with invocation ceremony and art demonstration, 2-3:30 p.m., East-West Center Gallery. Free. eastwestcenter.org, 944-7177

White Rose exhibit opening reception, for touring photo exhibit chronicling the White Rose nonviolent resistance movement against the Nazi regime, 3-5 p.m., Bridge Gallery, Hamilton Library, UH-Manoa (exhibit on display through March 23). Free. library.manoa.hawaii.edu/about/exhibits/bridge_2013.html, 956-8688

Tresemble, Chamber Music Hawaii presents Paul Juon’s Octet in B-flat Major, Op. 27, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Nonet in F minor, Op. 2, 4 p.m., Paliku Theatre. $20-$25; free for students. chambermusichawaii.org, 489-5038

Martin Luther King Jr. annual bell ringing ceremony, featuring music by the Royal Hawaiian Band and a candlelight program honoring the slain civil rights leader and Queen Liliuokalani, 5:30 p.m., Nagasaki Peace Bell, Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds. Free. rhb-music.com, 922-5331, mlk-hawaii.com

“Japanese Buddhist Temples on Oahu,” illustrated lecture by religion and art history professors emeriti George and Willa Tanabe on the symbolism of temples’ architectural structures and ritual objects, 5:30-8 p.m., Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Free; calabash offering for dinner. 941-2566

Belly-dancing performance, by Middle Eastern dance artist Malia Delapenia and friends, 7 p.m., Himalayan Kitchen. Free with dinner reservation: 735-1122. maliadelapenia.com


25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade and Unity Rally, presented by the Hawaii Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition, 9 a.m. from Magic Island to Kapiolani Park, with rally at park bandstand, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. mlk-hawaii.com

World’s Largest Human Peace Sign, attempt at Guinness World Record by United Nations Association Hawaii, OOSpot and WorldPeacePlan.org welcoming all to participate, 10 a.m. registration, Kapiolani Park. Free. 284-3577, worldpeaceplan.org, mlk-hawaii.com

“Let Freedom Ring”: Daylong Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including 9 a.m. readings from King’s writings and speeches, 12:15 p.m. celebration of the Holy Eucharist with spirituals by combined cathedral choirs, more readings of King’s writing at 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. recital of spirituals by soprano Georgine Stark and prayers, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Free; calabash offering taken. 524-2822, ext. 217, thecathedralofstandrew.org

Open Mic Comedy Night, Mars Comedy’s new weekly stand-up comedy night with food and prizes, 8 p.m. (sign-up 7:30) Mondays, Edge Bar, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd. $5; free for performers. marscomedy.com


Job Quest Job Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. $1-$3. 768-5400, blaisdellcenter.com, successhi.com

Comedy Night at the Showroom, stand-up and improv with Mr. Aaron and guests, 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Hawaiian Brian’s. $5. Ages 21+. brownpapertickets.com, 728-7146


Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones, Irish musicians in concert raising funds for Honolulu’s 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with opening act James McCarthy, 7:30 p.m., Anna O’Brien’s. $15-$20; under 18 free. All ages. irishpubhawaii.com, 946-5190


Art & Flea: “Superheroes vs. Super Cats,” 5-10 p.m., Fresh Cafe. $3; $2 if dressed as a superhero or a cat. All ages. artandflea.com

2013 Pro Bowl VIP Party, red-carpet meet and greet with Football Hall-of-Famers Warren Moon, Eric Dickerson and Tony Gonzalez, Pro Bowl players and cheerleaders and free food and cocktails, a benefit for The Crescent Moon Foundation, 6-9 p.m. (dancing till 3 a.m.), Pearl Ultra Lounge. $50; $25 for club entrance 9 p.m.-3 a.m. without VIP access and perks. Ages 21+. pearlhawaii.com, 944-8000

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

Linda Chatterton, flutist in concert with UH faculty pianist Jonathan Korth performing Bach, Edie Hill, George Enesco, Bizet-Borne, Lowell Liebermann and the world premiere of Takuma Itoh’s “Trade Winds,” 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, UH-Manoa. $5-$12. 956-8742, hawaii.edu/uhmmusic

“Secret of the Great Pyramid,” illustrated lecture by Egyptologist Bob Brier, presenting the new internal ramp theory and recent discoveries of how 2-ton blocks were raised atop the Great Pyramid of Giza, presented by the Archaeological Institute of America, 7:30 p.m., Art Auditorium, UH-Manoa. Free. 545-4242, aiahonolulu.org

Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones, Irish musicians in concert raising funds for Honolulu’s 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, followed by Doolin Rakes, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Irish Rose Saloon, Waikiki. $15-$20. Ages 21+. irishpubhawaii.com, 947-3414


Comedy Polynesia, with “Hawaiian King of Comedy” Bo Irvine and Michael “Mr. Diamond Head” Staats, 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, $25-$35; and Sharkey’s Comedy Club, with Hawaii and national comics, 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Hawaii Comedy Theater, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel. $15-$25. 531-4242, hawaiicomedytheater.com

“Ha: Breath of Life,” a Pacific isle tale of love and family, triumph and tragedy, with Polynesian dance, music and fireknives, 7:30-9 p.m. daily, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie. $25-$50. Reservations: 293-3333, polynesia.com

Legends in Concert Waikiki: “Rock-A-Hula,” live concert experience featuring Elvis Presley tribute, hula and rotating cast of 80 star personas including Michael Jackson, Steven Tyler and Madonna impersonators, 8 p.m. nightly except Mondays, Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. $59-$180. 629-7469, legendswaikiki.com

“The Legends of Kualoa,” dinner show depicting Hawaiian legends of the area with music, chanting and hula kahiko, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kualoa. $29-$49. 237-7321, kualoa.com/tours

Magic in Paradise, buffet dinner show featuring mystery, fantasy, comedy and illusions with magician Mark Allen Mauricio, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Banyan Tree Showroom, Hale Koa Hotel. $6.95-$35.95. 955-0555, halekoa.com

“Magic of Polynesia,” featuring illusionist John Hirokawa, dancers and fire dancer, 7 p.m. dinner show, 8 p.m. show, daily, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. $30-$139. Reservations: 971-4321, magicofpolynesia.com

Society of Seven Latest Version: “HOT! HOT! HOT!” 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Outrigger Waikiki. $35-$45. Reservations: 923-7469

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