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The 8 Best Things To Do In April 2018

Celebrate Hawai‘i’s heritage (and our love for Spam), take a ride up north, get educated on climate change and more, all in one month.


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ENTERTAINMENT

Adam Devine

April 13

Adam Devine

photo: courtesy of bampproject.com


Honolulu gets a dose of Adam Devine (most known as co-producer, writer and star of Comedy Central’s Workaholics, as well as Pitch Perfect’s villainous Treblemaker) with a comedy show this month. 

Hawai‘i Theatre, $29.50–$45.50, bampproject.com

 

ENVIRONMENT

Bill McKibben

April 17

Bill McKibben

photo: nancy battaglia


Learn about the global state of climate change from one of the nation’s leading environmental activists. An award-winning author, educator and 2013 Gandhi Peace Award laureate, Bill McKibben has written a dozen books on the subject. In 2008, he co-founded the grassroots climate movement 350.org

7–9 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, $15–$20, honolulumuseum.org

 

FAMILY

‘Iolani Fair

April 20 and 21

Iolani Fair

photo: courtesy of ‘iolani school


There’s something for everyone at ‘Iolani’s annual family-friendly carnival: E.K. Fernandez games and rides, a tent with gourmet food and live chef demos, plus a marketplace offering handmade crafts, produce and baked goods, even secondhand designer and name-brand items at bargain prices.

Noon–10:30 p.m., ‘Iolani School, free, iolanifair.org

 

THEATER & ARTS

Eugene Onegin

April 20, 22 and 24

Eugene Onegin

Photo: Courtesy of hawaiiopera.org


​Hawai‘i Opera Theatre brings a classic tale of spurned love to life. City socialite Eugene Onegin rejects the love of shy country girl Tatyana, only to fall for her when, years later, they meet again.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $29–$130, hawaiiopera.org

 

SEE ALSO: 6 Can’t-Miss Honolulu Concerts to Check Out in April 2018

 

FAIRS & EXPOS

Spam Jam

April 28

Spam Jam

Photo: Kelli Bullock


Whether you’re an adventurous eater (Spam katsu fingers, anyone?) or prefer the classic Spam musubi, the Waikīkī Spam Jam is Hawai‘i’s best excuse to indulge in the beloved luncheon meat. Celebrate the state’s love for Spam with food, two stages with free entertainment and a variety of goods from local vendors.

4–10 p.m., Kalākaua Avenue, free, spamjamhawaii.com

 

Hawai‘i consumes about 7 million cans of Spam each year. With a population of 1.43 million, that’s roughly 5 cans per person.

 

FITNESS

Hale‘iwa Metric Century Ride

April 29

Century Ride

photo: courtesy of hawai‘i bicycling league


Named one of the 50 best rides in the U.S. by Bicycling magazine, Hawai‘i Bicycling League’s annual North Shore event is perfect for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. With 30-, 50-, 80- and 100-kilometer course options, participants are free to go at their own pace and distance. 

7:30 a.m., Meet at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park, free, hbl.org

 

CULTURE

Lei Day Celebration

May 1

Lei

Photos: Thinkstock


Meet the 2018 Lei Court, enjoy hula performances, view a collection of exquisitely crafted lei and learn how to make your own at this yearly celebration of Hawai‘i’s symbol of aloha. 

Kapi‘olani Park, free, honoluluparks.com

 

FITNESS

Hawai‘i Pacific Health Women’s 10K

May 6

Runner


Celebrate female fitness and good health. Women of all ages are invited to run the 6.2-mile course, which moves through Diamond Head and Kāhala and ends with after-race festivities at Kapi‘olani Park.

Kapi‘olani Park, $30–$125, hphwomens10k.com

 

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