March 3

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Friday March 3
Magnificent Neem and Amazing Moringa
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 6-7:30 p.m., $5/non-members. Learn the benefits of the Neem and Moringa oleifera trees, and how to grown, maintain and prepare them. Pre-registration required. (748-5315,

Ti Leaf Lei Making
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 9 a.m.-noon, free. Learn how to make a ti leaf lei and help reach the city’s goal of 5,000 ti leaf lei to place on a gravesite at Punchbowl Cemetery for Memorial Day. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hawaii Coffee Company, 6:15-9:30 a.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Oahu Veterans Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Roosevelt High School, 7 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Waialua Carnival
Waialua High and Intermediate School, 6-10 p.m. March 3, noon-10 p.m. March 4, noon-6 p.m. March 5, free. Enjoy a carnival in the country with EK Fernandez rides, games, food, live entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit the school. (

Royal Hawaiian Band
Iolani Palace, noon, free. (922-5331)

Honolulu Pride Kakoo Fundraiser
Rain on Fort Street, 1138 Fort Street Mall, , 5-9 p.m., $10/suggested donation. Dance, mix and mingle with the “who’s who” of the LGBT and performance communities, meet the members of Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation and learn how to get involved with Honolulu Pride. Proceeds go to the foundation. (

Across Generations II: Ka-Ning Fong and Erin Marquez
Hawaii State Art Museum, Artizen Gallery, March 3-May 26, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Legendary painter Ka-Ning Fong’s works are displayed alongside rising star Erin Marquez. Reception is March 3 at 5 p.m. (391-6247)

First Friday at HiSAM
Hawaii State Art Museum, 6-9 p.m., free. U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific performs while the library’s exhibits stay open late for First Fridays. (586-9959)

‘Grow … Flourish … Reflect’
Washington Middle School cafeteria, 5:30-7 p.m., free. The school’s band, orchestra, piano, chorus, dance, drama and visual arts students perform. Light refreshments will be served. (973-0177,

Mamiya Theatre, March 3-19, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., $22-$18. Saint Louis School Center for the Arts presents “Hairspray,” about plucky Tracy Turnblad seeking fame by dancing in the 1960s. (739-4896,

‘In the Heights’
Kaimuki High School auditorium, March 3-5, Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., $15-$10. Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center presents Lin-Miranda Manuel’s “In the Heights,” about a tight-knit, multicultural community. (,

Rakugo Performance
UH-Manoa’s Orvis Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., free. Yanagiya Sankyo performs rakugo, traditional Japanese comedy storytelling. (543-3111)

Tales of the Circle Keys
ArtZone, 3245 Pali Hwy., March 3, 4, 10 and 11, 7:30 p.m., $25-$30. Samdhi Hawaii presents the Samadhi aerial company and adult students performing high above the audience on silks, rings and trapeze. (