Things to Do in April in Hawaii
April is about action: explosive martial-arts displays, dramatic kabuki plots and feats of valor by Scottish strongmen.
Green | House | Divided
Take a peek into private greenhouses across the U.S. and Europe through the photographs of Esther Pullman, on display for the first time in Hawaii at the Pegge Hopper Gallery in Chinatown. peggehopper.com.
Hawaiian Scottish Festival
Watch strongmen compete in Highland games at the annual Scottish festival in Kapiolani Park, which also includes music, dancing and vendors, all with Scottish flair. scotshawaii.org.
JUMP Martial Arts Comedy Show
Martial arts and comedy collide in a show that mixes a Korean sitcom plot with serious tae kwan do displays. Tickets from $30 to $70. hawaiitheatre.com.
The Vengeful Sword
After seven years, kabuki returns to the stage in Hawaii in a story about a bloodthirsty sword. Performed in English by UH-Manoa students; tickets are $20. hawaii.edu/kennedy.
Change is in the air. The Contemporary Museum’s annual fundraiser is moving from its own grounds to the Waikiki Edition, but still features amazing artwork at auction. Individual tickets $500, tables start at $5,000. tcmhi.org.
B.B. King Concert
Listen to the king of blues live at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, singing from a repertoire that includes iconic songs such as “The Thrill Is Gone.” blaisdellcenter.com.
Rockin’ Hula Baby
This first annual Rockin’ Hula Baby dance party gets the wiggles out of those kids with a dance area, play area and—for the lucky parents—a quiet area. There are snacks for the kids and cocktails for the grownups. firstyearshawaii.org.
Kawaii Kon Anime Convention
April 29-May 1
Anime enthusiasts can buy or sell art, participate in a costume contest, enter an art challenge or sing karaoke at the annual Kawaii Kon at the Hawaii Convention Center. kawaii-kon.org.