Out ‘N’ About: Truck & Jeep Fest, Agent Orange, more

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4Wheel Parts' Honolulu Truck & Jeep Fest has vendors, product demonstrations, custom trucks and Jeeps and hourly giveaways, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Free admission. www.4wheelparts.com/info/honolulu-truck-jeep-fest.aspx. --Courtesy photo

4Wheel Parts' Honolulu Truck & Jeep Fest has vendors, product demonstrations, custom trucks and Jeeps and hourly giveaways, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Free admission. www.4wheelparts.com/info/honolulu-truck-jeep-fest.aspx. --Courtesy photo

WEEKEND OF FRIDAY, MARCH 8

4Wheel Parts’ Honolulu Truck & Jeep Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Free admission. www.4wheelparts.com/info/honolulu-truck-jeep-fest.aspx

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

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

“Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky,” signature full-dome show of Hilo’s Imiloa Astronomy Center makes its debut in the Imaginarium, exploring connections between Hawaiian culture and Maunakea astronomy, 7 p.m., Hokulani Imaginarium, Windward Community College. $5-$7; free for kids under 4. 235-7433

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

Agent Orange, surf punk band from Orange County with Numbskulls, Beaman, Sandpaper Handjob and Catalyst 3, 9 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s. $20; $15 advance. 808shows.com. 18+

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Waialae Fun Fair Roundup, paniolo-themed family fun with food, games, activities, entertainment, bounce houses, country store, craft fair, silent auction and more, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Waialae Elementary Public Charter School. Free admission. 733-4880

Kualoa/Hakipuu Canoe Festival, fourth annual Department of Parks and Recreation celebration of Polynesian voyaging traditions featuring demonstrations, educational booths, hands-on activities, variety of sailing vessels, canoe rides and food for sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kualoa Regional Park, Campground A. Free. 237-8525

Second Saturday: “Inter-WOVEN,” make-and-take Easter bonnet or basket, potholder or placemat craft with the Hawaii Handweaver’s Hui, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hawai’i State Art Museum. Free. www.hawaii.gov/sfca, 586-9958

“American Heroes: WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal” exhibit opening, featuring public panel discussion “After WWII — Hawaii’s Political War” with former governors George Ariyoshi and Ben Cayetano, retired chief judge James Burns, Aina Haina Elementary School principal Brendan Burns and moderator Dan Boylan at 11:15 a.m., sneak-preview performance of Kumu Kahua Theatre’s play about the World War II nisei experience “All That Remains” at 1 p.m., with free museum admission all day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Bishop Museum. bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511

Royal Hawaiian Band, noon, Mililani Town Center. Free. 922-5331

Halau Hula O Leilehua, hula performance, noon-1 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Free. pearlridgeonline.com, 488-0981

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

61st Cherry Blossom Festival contestants appearance, with Q&A, cultural performances and keiki activities, 3 p.m., Ala Moana Center, center stage. Free. 949-2255, www.cbfhawaii.com

2ndSATurdays Poetry Slam and Open Mic, presented by Youth Speaks Hawaii, 3-5:30 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. $3. 782-7868, youthspeakshawaii.org

August Ahrens Elementary School performance, hula performance, 4-5 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Free. 488-0981, pearlridgeonline.com

Discover Kakaako, Ward Centers monthly food, fashion and music event celebrates spring fashion fever with fashion shows, Halfy Hour (cocktail samples and discounts at Eden In Love, Divalicious and other select merchants), performances by Ashley Lilinoe, Kawao, Hui O Kamalei and others, REAL A Gastropub’s Liquor and Beer Garden, food trucks and tents, art displays and more, 5-9 p.m., Ward Centers, parking lot facing theaters. Free. discoverkakaako.com

The Friends of St. Patrick Emerald Ball, annual benefit for the Friends of St. Patrick Scholarship Fund, with Irish dinner and entertainment including piper Dan Quinn, harp music, Irish Dance Hawaii, Kieran Murphy and Celtic Waves, 5-11 p.m., Manoa Ballroom, Japanese Cultural Center. $75. fosphawaii.ning.com, 223-3997

Pink Tie Ball, second annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Komen Hawaii Affiliate benefit to honor Vik Watumull and feature pink champagne and cocktail reception, dinner, live music, dancing and silent and live auctions, 5 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Hotel. $200. 754-6659, komenhawaii.org

“HOOPLA 2013 — Under the Tuscan Moon,” La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls gala fundraiser (for school’s financial aid program) featuring Rat Pack entertainers from Las Vegas, cocktails, Italian dinner, auction and silent auction, 5:30 p.m., La Pietra’s Great Lawn. $300; table for 10 $3,000. lapietra.edu, 922-2744, ext. 231

E Himeni Kakou 2013: Annual Collegiate Choral Festival, featuring 350 Oahu singers (choirs from UH-Manoa, UH-West Oahu, Leeward and Kapiolani community colleges, Hawaii Pacific University and Kapolei High School), 7 p.m., Central Union Church. Free; calabash donations welcome. centralunionchurch.org

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

Kristian Lei CD Release Concert, Hawaii-raised Broadway singer (“Miss Saigon,” “Once On This Island,” “King and I”) releases her second CD with a night of song also featuring the Honolulu Broadway Babies, her students and a surprise celebrity guest, 7:30 p.m., Leeward Community College Theatre. $25-$50. 979-6557

Honolulu Jazz Quartet, John Kolivas, Dan Del Negro, Tim Tsukiyama and Adam Baron perform jazz standards and original music, 7:30 p.m., Studio 909, 909 Kapiolani Blvd. $20. BYO. Reservations: 536-9680. musicianshawaii.com/studio-909

“Anything Goes” Improv Game Show, On The Spot Improv presents live improv comedy with audience prizes, 8-11 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. $8-$10. improvhi.com

Broke Aesthetic & Friends, jazz/rock/funk/blues band performs with Sing The Body (indie rock), Mano Kane (retro rock, folk, surf rock) and Peace of Mind Crew (hip-hop, indie, underground), 8:30 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s. $5. All ages. 946-3741

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

Hawaii Fish and Dive Expo, 50+ vendors and free seminars from industry leaders, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Blaisdell Center. $6; children 12 and younger free. fb.com/fishanddive

I Love Hula in Kailua: Kawehionapua Hula Studio, performance in Harold K.L. Castle Foundation series, 3-4 p.m., between Macy’s and Pier One in Kailua. www.castlefoundation.org, 263-7073

Royal Hawaiian Band, 3 p.m., Banyan Courtyard, Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Free. 922-5331

Eighth Annual Organ Concert with Nathan Laube, concert organist and artist-in-residence at the American Cathedral in Paris performs Bach, Mendelssohn, Reubke and more, 4 p.m., Central Union Church. Free; donations welcome. centralunionchurch.org

Choral Evensong, by the Cathedral Men’s Schola, 5:30 p.m., The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Free; calabash offerings welcome. 524-2822, ext. 217

Swing Dance Club Hawaii dance, free lesson followed by open dancing with music by Bert Burgess and snacks, 6:30-9:15 p.m., Palladium Ballroom, Ala Wai Golf Club. $8; $5 for members. swingdanceclubhawaii.org, 255-6095

MONDAY, MARCH 11

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., Paliku 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 12

Chris Da Clown, Connect!Kids Tuesday event, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Free. pearlridgeonline.com, 488-0981

“The Bonsai People” movie screening, documentary following Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed Yunus’ social business pioneering, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market, Kailua. $5 donation; benefits Whole Planet Foundation’s mission to alleviate poverty through microloans. 263-6800

Comet-viewing event, the UH Institute for Astronomy assists with seeing PANSTARRS C/2011 L4 move above the western horizon, providing some binoculars (bring your own if you have) to see the comet’s tails (comet itself is visible to the naked eye), followed by stargazing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Magic Island, picnic area 36. Free. 956-9403, ifa.hawaii.edu

Mililani Complex Choral Music Festival, Mililani public schools’ choral groups perform in celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, 6:30-8 p.m., Mililani High School gymnasium. Free. 627-7300, ext. 278

Southwind Quintet Celtic music concert, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with the local Celtic music group, 6:30-8 p.m., Kahuku Public & School Library. Free. 293-8935

Judith Kellock, soprano, and pianist Thomas Yee perform Benjamin Britten’s “Les Illuminations de Rimbaud” and a set of short songs by young composers, 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii-Manoa. Free. hawaii.edu/uhmmusic

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Teen Lounge Movies: “Total Recall,” PG-13 movie screening for 7th- to 12th-graders, 2:30 p.m., Liliha Public Library. Free. 587-7577

“Stargazing,” live star show educating about current celestial sights above, 7-8 p.m., Hokulani Imaginarium, Windward Community College. $5-$7; free for kids under 4. 235-7433

THURSDAY , MARCH 14

“Flute No Ka Oi,” concert featuring Japanese flutist Masahide Kurita with pianist Jonathan Korth performing Hawaiian, Japanese, French and American flute music, 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, UH-Manoa. Free. hawaii.edu/uhmmusic

WEEKLY SHOWS

“Creation: A Polynesian Journey,” dinner and cocktail show about the birth of the Islands, including the first woman, with Polynesian 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 and sacred heritage with a dramatic performance, hula, song and Hawaiian artistry, 5:30-9 p.m. every Monday, The 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

“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. every Wednesday, 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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