Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Aug. 10–11, 2018
Walk for heart health, meet eligible kittens and hum along to slack-key strumming.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF O‘AHU HEART & STROKE WALK
25th Anniversary O‘ahu Heart & Stroke Walk
Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 to 10:30 a.m.
About 735,000 Americans experience a heart attack each year. Exercise, along with good nutrition, is key to keeping your heart strong for years to come. Take steps toward better cardiovascular health at the American Heart Association’s annual fundraiser, which includes a 3.1-mile walk around Diamond Head followed by a health fair and keiki zone. Donations welcome.
Free, Kapiʻolani Park, 3840 Pākī Ave. For more information and to register, go here.
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Hawaiian Slack Key Festival
Saturday, Aug. 11, noon to 6 p.m.
A music style unique to Hawai‘i, slack-key guitar has a long history in Island culture, dating back to the 1800s when (it’s said) the first guitars were introduced by Mexican cowboys then later adapted by Native Hawaiians to complement the rhythms and melodic structures of traditional Hawaiian song. Head to the Waikīkī Aquarium this Saturday and enjoy performances by 15-plus local artists showcasing the many different styles of traditional and contemporary slack-key guitar. The festival will also feature local arts, crafts, food and drink. Bring your beach mats, low beach chairs, hats and umbrellas, find a cozy spot and enjoy a musical afternoon by the beach. Tip: Print out and show this ad to receive a special $5 admission price.
$5–$12, Waikīkī Aquarium, 2777 Kalākaua Ave. For more information, go here.
PHOTO: rae marshall
Popoki + Tea Caturday Pop-Up
Saturday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dogs may hold first place as man’s best friend, but there are still plenty of Islanders who consider cats the purr-fect pet. If you’re in the market for a new feline sidekick, head to The Public Pet in Kaimukī this Saturday for a kitten adoption hosted by upcoming cat café Popoki + Tea. You’ll have the chance to meet adorable kittens looking for permanent homes. Plus, satisfy your sweet tooth with boba drinks for sale by Popoki + Tea. Think of it like speed dating—but better.
Free admission, The Public Pet, 3422 Wai‘alae Ave. For more information, go here.
Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11
For a night of romantic smooth jazz, don’t miss Danish-American saxophonist Michael Lington at Blue Note Hawaiʻi for two nights of soulful music. With 10 solo albums that have charted on Billboard and Radio & Records, Lington is a seasoned artist who plays alto, tenor and soprano sax. You can also order dinner and drinks off of Blue Note’s menu for an all-in-one date night.
$25–$35, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.
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