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Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: August 2–5, 2018

See a timeless fairytale brought to life, cosplay as your favorite comic book character and pick up some prickly plants for your yard.


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Ballet Hawaiʻi Presents The Sleeping Beauty

PHOTO: COURTESY OF BRETT PRUITT & EAST MARKET STUDIOS

 

Ballet Hawaiʻi Presents The Sleeping Beauty

Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 5

Ballet Hawaiʻi, in association with Kansas City Ballet, brings one of the oldest full-length ballet stories to the Islands. Watch the classic fairytale come to life with a cast of international artists and music from Peter Tchaikovsky. Keep an eye out for other fairytale characters, too, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots.

$40–$99, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. To purchase tickets, go here.

 

The Traveling Plate Oʻahu

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

The Traveling Plate Oʻahu

Thursday, Aug. 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

As part of a statewide culinary tour supporting Easterseals Hawaiʻi, Herringbone Waikīkī is throwing a flavorful sundown shindig on its Garden Lānai. Join executive chef “Ray Ray” Locquiao and chef Gary Tamashiro as they prepare signature dishes that include Buffalo octopus, oysters on the half shell and California avocado toast. Dave Power, former bartender of Ed Kenney’s Town restaurant in Kaimukī, will also be joining the duo as a featured mixologist. Start the weekend early with signature cocktails, beer and wine. Purchase a VIP ticket for early entry, a chef meet-and-greet and additional bites such as Alaskan king crab, whole lobster and ʻahi poke flatbread.

$75–$125, Herringbone Waikīkī, 2330 Kalākaua Ave. To purchase tickets, go here.

 

Comic Con Honolulu

PHOTO: TIEN ENGA

 

Comic Con Honolulu

Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 5

Get your geek on at this year’s Comic Con Honolulu. All weekend long, the family-friendly convention presents fan panels, industry guests, video games and autograph opportunities. Special guests include actor Katie Cassidy from Arrow, Jason Isaacs (aka Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter series), Captain Marvel creator Roy Thomas and more. Whether you cosplay as Aquaman or battle in Fortnite, here’s your chance to be a part of the fandomania.

$40–$65, Hawaiʻi Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Ave. For more details, go here.

 

30th Annual Hālawa Xeriscape Garden Open House and Plant Sale

Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Are you a sucker for succulents? With a dozen drought-tolerant plant nurseries, garden tours and more, this plant sale is a must for all cactus enthusiasts. Attend a succulent care workshop, learn about rain barrel water catchment systems or purchase a prickly friend to take home. Bring the whole family for delicious food for purchase and keiki activities, too.

Free, Hālawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., ʻAiea. For more details, go here.

 

Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.

 

Looking for fun new ways to experience the city? HONOLULU’s got you covered with HNLTix, your brand-new local resource for all things social—fundraisers, concerts, comedy shows, expos and everything in between. Discover your next can’t-miss event, share your favorites with friends, or promote your own event and sell tickets online. To see what’s coming up next in Honolulu, visit HNLTix.com.

 

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