Out ‘N’ About: St. Patrick’s Day, roller derby, more

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Sunday, March 17: 46th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, featuring bands, floats and marching groups, sponsored by the Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii, noon-1:30 p.m., Kalakaua Avenue, from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park. Free. fosphawaii.ning.com. --Courtesy photo

Sunday, March 17: 46th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, featuring bands, floats and marching groups, sponsored by the Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii, noon-1:30 p.m., Kalakaua Avenue, from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park. Free. fosphawaii.ning.com. --Courtesy photo

WEEKEND OF FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Kawaii Kon, anime convention with concerts, panels, formal balls, workshops and more, featuring voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch, Todd Haberkorn and Colleen Clinkenbeard; artist Noizi Ito; designer Mint; musician Iruma Rioka; Bosch’s band Eyeshine; and others, 10 a.m.-4 a.m. today-Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Hawai’i Convention Center. $20-$30 per day, $37-$53 for multiday passes. Schedule: kawaii-kon.org.

Great Guns Show, buying, selling and trading of modern firearms, antique guns, knives, military collectibles, historical items, hunting gear and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. $6. hawaiihistoricarms.com, 942-8664

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Royal Hawaiian Band, noon Fridays, Iolani Palace. Free. 922-5331

Old School Disco Family Party, alcohol-free dance featuring old-school, hustle, Latino, popping and locking dance performances; beatboxer Jason Tom; Michael Jackson tribute; kids’ games and activities; door prizes; and food by Da Spot, a benefit for Waikiki Community Center’s early-education program, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Waikiki Community Center auditorium. $5 donation. 923-1802, ext. 110

Mystery Dinner Theatre: “An ‘Act’ of Murder!” three-act comedic crime thriller about old-Hollywood actors with three-course dinner and participation with your table to solve “who done it,” 6:30 p.m., Dave & Buster’s. $48.13 (includes tax, tip), $43.32 for military and with groups of 15 or more. Reservations: 589-2215

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

“An Evening of World Premieres for Guzheng,” the “ancient zither,” featuring Lai Yi-Chieh performing music old and new, Eastern and Western, and new works for guzheng by University of Hawaii-Manoa composers, 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, UH-Manoa. $8-$12. hawaii.edu/uhmmusic

“The IDES of Marks: A Celebration of The ARTS,” featuring Convergence Dance Theater, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, On the Spot Improv, Oahu Circus Theatre, music by James McCarthy, live art by Sergio Garzon and a photo booth, 7:30-9 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. $5-$15. Ages 18+. artsatmarks.com, brownpapertickets.com, 521-2903

“Merrie Monarch: A Golden Era,” the Brothers Cazimero, Halau Na Kamalei o Lililehua and the Royal Dance Company honor King David Kalakaua and his Hilo hula festival with mele, hula and oli, 7:30 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $30-$35. hawaiitheatre.com, 528-0506

All Time Low, pop-punksters in concert, 8 p.m., The Republik. $25.50-$40.50. flavorus.com, 855-235-2867

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

SeaHunt, 18th annual Easter celebration for keiki ages 2-7 including a marine-life puzzle pieces hunt, “Marine Mega-Do” hairdos by Pigtails & Crewcuts, fishpond game, storytelling and movement with Ohia Productions’ “In the Clear Blue Sea” cast, crafts and photos with the Easter bunny, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Waikiki Aquarium. (8 a.m. registration.) $15, $5 for members. Fishpond vouchers $2. Pre-registration recommended. waquarium.org, 440-9054

Geek Day, hands-on workshops and demonstrations on digital, mobile and technology topics with door prizes, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (registration 9 a.m.), Leeward Community College. Free. www.leeward.hawaii.edu/GeekDay

SACS in the City, Junior League of Honolulu fundraiser in collaboration with DFS Galleria Waikiki featuring fashion show, luxury handbags silent auction and luncheon, benefiting local community service projects, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. $125. juniorleagueofhonolulu.org

Varsity Victory Volunteers panel discussion, with VVV representatives and 442nd Regimental Combat Team veterans in conjunction with “American Heroes: WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal” exhibit, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bishop Museum, Atherton Halau. Free, with free access to exhibit. bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511

Keiki in the Kitchen, dyeing Easter eggs with homemade food-based dyes, for ages 5-10, 11:30 a.m., Whole Foods Market, Kailua. Free. Registration: email sp.kao.marketing@wholefoods.com with name and age. 263-6800

Hard Rock Rising: Global Battle of the Bands, local bands perform in third qualifying battle (final March 23), 2 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu. Free admission. 955-7383, fb.com/hardrockcafehonolulu

Aloha City Rollers season opener, roller derby league kicks off 2013 with Tikis vs. Dash Dolls, 4 p.m., Kaomaaiku Neighborhood Park inline skating rink, 95-1000 Makaunulau St., Mililani. Free. 808derby.com, fb.com/alohacityrollers

50th Anniversary of Enchanted Lake Elementary, luau and entertainment, 4-8 p.m., Enchanted Lake Elementary School courtyard. $15. 263-1411, ext. 236

Manutahi Tahiti flash mob, Tahitian dance, 4:30-5 p.m., Town Center of Mililani. Free. 625-0108

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, traditional music by Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii and Irish dance performances, 4:30 p.m., Royal Grove, Royal Hawaiian Center. Free. 922-2299, royalhawaiiancenter.com

Honolulu Night Market at Kakaako, Kamehameha Schools and Street Grindz monthly showcase of Honolulu food, fashion, retail, music, art and entertainment — this time featuring DJ Mr. Nick, Sing the Body and Taimane Gardner, 6-11 p.m., 683 Auahi St. After-party for ages 21+ is 11 p.m.-2 a.m. at CoXist Studio. Free. honolulunightmarket.com

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

Concert for Cocoa, Brigham Young University-Hawaii Music Department presents the Gardner Sisters, BYUH Concert Choir, BYUH Salsa Orchestra, George Mataele and other musicians in an awareness concert for WELL Africa’s efforts to end child labor in the cocoa fields of Ivory Coast, 7-9:30 p.m., Little Circle, BYUH, Laie. Free; donations welcome. calendar.byuh.edu, 675-3892

“The Burlesque Assassins” Honolulu premiere, screening of award-winning Canadian action-comedy with performances by Violetta Beretta and New York burlesque sensations Gin Minsky and Jezebel Express and documentary short “The Art of Tease,” by Michelle Poppler, 7-9:30 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. $10-$15. Ages 18+. bamoviehnl.eventbrite.com

Contradance, with live music by Whiskey Starship, beginners and all ages welcome, no partner necessary, 7:30-10 p.m., Atherton YMCA, 1820 University Ave. Free. 392-8772, contradancehi.weebly.com

Bonnie Raitt, guitarist and singer live in concert with her band and opener John Cruz, 7:30 p.m., Waikiki Shell. $27.50-$65. ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000

Capone’s Comedy Smash 2013, featuring comics Earthquake, Aries Spears and Luenell, 8 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall. $45-$100. ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. VIP: 306-2926

In Yo Face Improv’s “Five Years Fabulous,” comedy troupe celebrates five years with throwback games, “Papa’s House” drama and more, 8-10 p.m., Leeward Community College Lab Theatre. $10. fb.com/IYFIFYI

The Original Jams Improv Show, featuring top local improvisers in shows and an open improv jam, 8-10 p.m., HNL HQ, 685 Auahi St. Free. improvhi.com, 944-8488

Smooth Jazz Concert, featuring Grammy-nominated keyboardist/producer/composer Jeff Lorber and saxophonist Richard Eliot, 8 p.m., Monarch Showroom, Royal Hawaiian Hotel. $60-$75. tix.com, 951-696-0184

Slam Poetry Night, 8 p.m., 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue, Royal Kunia. Free. 888-6087, 3rdcupcafe.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, American Diabetes Association fundraiser, a 2.3-mile walk with free entertainment including the Royal Hawaiian Band, more than 20 health and wellness vendors and a keiki fun zone, 8-10:30 a.m., Kapiolani Park. 947-5979, goo.gl/SDPWS

Science Alive! Family Sunday, exploration of Hawaii and Pacific natural science with hands-on activities, displays, lectures, Natural Sciences collections showcase and Q-and-A with researchers, food trucks, entertainment and more than 30 community exhibitors, plus access to the galleries and planetarium, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bishop Museum, Great Lawn. $5 for kamaaina and military, $14.95-$19.95 for others. bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Green Day, free admission day at the Honolulu Museum of Art with art activities (Japanese flower arranging, tote-bag printing), live entertainment (youth band Sugar Rush, Irish Dance Hawaii, David Asing, Celtic Keiki), film (best of Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2013), story time and food, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (activities end at 3 p.m.). Free. honolulumuseum.org, 532-8734

46th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, noon-1:30 p.m., Kalakaua Avenue, from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park. Free. fosphawaii.ning.com

Comic Jam Hawaii, talk story with local comic artists and watch them create cooperative art, 1-4 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Uptown, second level fronting The Diamond Fairy. Free. pearlridgeonline.com, 488-0981, goo.gl/OqtVK

St. Patty’s Day Party, live Irish rock music by Doolin Rakes with corned beef and cabbage and green beer on the menu, 1-4 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu. No cover. 955-7383

“A Musical Tribute to the Golden Voice of Hawaii Alfred Apaka,” statue lei draping and nonstop performances for what would have been the entertainer’s 94th birthday, featuring son Jeff Apaka, emcee Harry B. Soria Jr., Leinaala Kalama Heine and Napualeiolikolehua, Paahana, Kanoe Miller, Aaron Mahi, Mihana Souza, Manoa Madness, Kealoha Kalama, the Jeff Au Hoy Trio, the Lexington Hotel Hula Dancers, Richard Natto and Dave Toma, Darren Benitez, John Cruz, Ken Makuakane, Lopaka Colon and others, 3-7 p.m., Tapa Bar, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (first, procession from main lobby to lei draping at Alfred Apaka statue in Tapa Tower lobby). Free; no-host cocktails. 922-6965

UH Saxophone Choir, new compositions and arrangements for saxophone choir directed by Todd Yukumoto and featuring cellist I-Bei Lin, the UH Percussion Ensemble and other guests, 4 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, UH-Manoa. $8-$12. hawaii.edu/uhmmusic

26th St. Patrick’s Day Party, Murphy’s Bar & Grill hosts:

» Open-air festival, with Irish eats (corned beef and cabbage, fish ‘n’ chips, lamb shanks, whiskey cake, more), a Guinness Oyster Bar, beer and spirits, and a Keiki Corner with face painting, balloons and crafts, noon-5 p.m., Murphy’s Bar & Grill, parking lot.

» Block party, live entertainment including Doolin Rakes and the Piranha Brothers, kegs of beer, spirits and more, 5:30-11 p.m., Merchant Street, Nuuanu Avenue and Marin Lane. Free admission. 531-0422, murphyshawaii.com

Choral Evensong, with the Hawaii Sacred Choir, 5:30 p.m., The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Free; calabash offerings welcome. 524-2822, ext. 217, thecathedralofstandrew.org

MONDAY, MARCH 18

Keiki clown show, with Bungie the Clown, 10:30-11 a.m., Town Center of Mililani. Free. towncenterofmililani.com, 625-0108

Chamber Music Hawaii concert, the Honolulu Brass Quintet performs Angel Pena’s “Divertissement,” J.S. Bach, Eric Ewazen, Camille Saint-Saens and more, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. $20-$25; free for students. 489-5038, chambermusichawaii.org

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Connect!Kids Tuesday: 808 Flipbooks, hands-on activity with mobile flipbooks studio, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Free. pearlridgeonline.com, 488-0981

“Easter Eggs and Bunny Tales,” story time and Easter egg-making for children 3 and older, 6:30-8 p.m., Kahuku Public & School Library. Free. Registration: 293-8935

“To Catch a Dollar” movie screening, documentary following Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammed Yunus as he brings his microfinance program to the U.S., 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market, Kailua. $5 donation; benefits Whole Planet Foundation’s mission to alleviate poverty through microloans. 263-6800

“Stand Up & Sing,” Mr. Aaron Presents comedy and improv rock with Anthony Silano, Keith Moore, Patrick Tyrrell, Jose Dynamite, Jordan Savusa, Oil in the Alley and Harold Wong, 8 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s. $5-$8. Ages 21+. brownpapertickets.com, mraaronpresents.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

Teen Lounge Movies: “Dark Knight Rises,” PG-13 movie screening for seventh- to 12th-graders, 2 p.m., Liliha Public Library. Free. 587-7577

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

Heiva i Honolulu, international Tahitian dance competition hosted by Tahiti Nui International kicks off with solo competition, 10 a.m. (till complete or 9 p.m.), Waikiki Shell. $10-$15. blaisdellcenter.com, tahitinuiinternational.com

Royal Hawaiian Band, historic 40-member band in concert, 1-2 p.m., Royal Grove, Royal Hawaiian Center. Free. royalhawaiiancenter.com

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus concert, “Na Mele o Hawaii,” 6 p.m., Hawaii State Library. Free. librarieshawaii.org, 586-3500

“The Greenhorns,” screening of documentary on America’s young farming community and samplings of locally grown food hosted by Slow Food Oahu and Punahou School, 6 p.m. (film at 7 p.m.), Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. Free. punahou.edu/foodforthought, 945-1352

Dan Thomas, visiting saxophonist plays jazz with Satomi Yarimizo and friends, 8-11 p.m., The Dragon Upstairs. $10 cover. 526-1411

HamSlam!, slam poetry and music open mic featuring Kealoha, 7:30-8:30 p.m.,Hamilton Library alcove, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Free. 956-8688, hawaii.edu/calendar

WEEKLY SHOWS

“Benise’s Nights of Fire — Hawaii,” Spanish guitar artist and his international dance troupe debut Hawaii version of Emmy Award-winning show, 9:30 p.m. daily, Magic of Polynesia Showroom, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. $41.25-$97. gioboxoffice.com, 971-4321, 702-650-7677

“Creation: A Polynesian Journey,” dinner and cocktail show about the birth of the Islands, including the first woman, with song, dance and fireknives, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. cocktails, 7:15 p.m. show, daily except Mondays and Wednesdays. $48.75-$65 cocktail package; $82.50-$160 dinner packages. 931-4660, creationshow.com

“‘Aha’aina: A Royal Hawaiian Lu’au,” oceanfront vignette dinner show paying homage to the site’s royal heritage, with a dramatic performance, hula, song and Hawaiian artisans, 5:30-9 p.m. every Monday, Royal Hawaiian Hotel. $89-$175. 921-4600, royal-hawaiian.com

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 birth and death, 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 superstar 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

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