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Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 ʻIolani Fair

This year’s fair takes place Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. Here’s your guide to where to park, which gourmet foods and new flavors of malassadas to try and everything else the event has to offer.
2018.04.18 02:15 PM

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–April Edition

A look back at Honolulu from April 1923 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.04.16 08:55 AM

This Local Book Helps Children Deal With Absent Parents

A new book by a successful banker who abandoned her family for drugs could prove useful to young children who’ve been left behind, whatever the reason.
2018.04.12 08:55 AM

Afterthoughts: Wingin’ It

He’s ruffled my feathers and put a song in my heart.
2018.04.11 08:55 AM

Quote Unquote: What It’s Like Being CEO of the Humane Society—With Cat Allergies

Lisa Fowler, who has worked full-time at the Hawaiian Humane Society for seven years, took the helm of the organization after longtime CEO Pamela Burns died last September.
2018.04.10 08:55 AM

2018 Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games

The annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games celebrates the heritage and history of the Scots in Hawai‘i. This year’s festival took place Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018 and featured highland games, live music, a dance competition, swordplay demonstrations, food vendors and more.
2018.04.09 02:35 PM

Honolulu Instagram Spotlight: April 2018

Each month we choose a photo from Honolulu’s Instagram community to highlight. Tag your posts with #luckyweliveHonolulu for a chance to be featured!
2018.04.06 10:07 AM

Celebrate Architecture Month in April with These Free Honolulu Events

Sign up for a one-time walking tour, a special photography workshop and a free behind-the-scenes look at the world of local architecture.
2018.04.05 01:47 PM

Here’s Your Chance to Own Works by Some of Hawai‘i’s Best Artists

The April 7 auction is a great opportunity for art collectors.
2018.04.05 01:36 PM

7 Absolutely Free Honolulu Events to Check Out in April 2018

Cheer on Michelle Wie in a golf tournament or get back to your roots volunteering at a loʻi. And, of course, wrap up April by satisfying all of your Spam cravings at the 2018 Waikīkī Spam Jam.
2018.04.04 02:45 PM

Field Notes: Speak French? You’ll Love This Group of French Speakers and Francophiles

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Alliance Française Hawai‘i.
2018.04.03 12:54 PM

O‘ahu Hike We Like: Lanipō Trail

An up and down ridge hike with some sweet views.
2018.04.03 09:20 AM

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April 2018

HoloKai Biathlon is a swimming and running event. Proceeds will benefit AccesSurf, a local nonprofit organization creating programs for disabled people to enjoy water-based...

Cost: $20 to $35

Where:
Ala Moana Beach Park
1201 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI  96814
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Sponsor: Team HoloKai Inc
Telephone: 808-392-9291
Contact Name: Mia Schiel
Website »

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The Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Amateur Radio Club is looking for new members to operate KH6BB in “Radio Central,” the principal radio compartment on the main deck of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Battleship Missouri Memorial
63 Cowpens St.
Honolulu, HI  96818
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Telephone: 808-455-1600 x224
Contact Name: Keven Williamson
Website »

More information

Explore the art exhibition Self-Assembly, a ceramics installation by artist Christopher Edwards which blends art with biology and mathematics. The exhibit explores how the parts...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Hawaiian Center
999 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI  96813
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Sponsor: Christopher Edwards
Telephone: 808-585-1965
Contact Name: Christopher Edwards
Website »

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Listen to the illustrated talk Music in Bhutan: Himalayan Connections by Anna Stirr, associate professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.    This...

Cost: Free

Where:
East-West Center Gallery
John A. Burns Hall
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848
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Sponsor: East-West Center Arts Program
Telephone: 808-944-7177
Contact Name: Eric Chang
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Celebrate Asian and Pacific cultures with lion dances, Indian cultural dances, taiko drumming and more. The event features a variety of food trucks and musical entertainment. All...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center
1711 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI
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Sponsor: East West Center Participants Association
Telephone: 808-944-7021
Contact Name: JP Alonzo
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Shop at more than 60+ craft, food and activity vendors at Moanalua 99 in Māpunapuna. Admission to the indoor event is free. The event is held every third Sunday of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Moanalua 99
1151 Māpunapuna St.
Honolulu, HI  96818
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Sponsor: 808 Craft and Gift Fairs
Telephone: 808-479-5525
Contact Name: Lauren Mori
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The false missile alarm in Hawai‘i is a reminder of the threat posed by nuclear weapons. It is also a reminder to become more informed about the origins, history, and possible solutions to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kapi‘olani Community College Library
4303 Diamond Head Library
Honolulu, HI  96816
View map »

More information

The Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Amateur Radio Club is looking for new members to operate KH6BB in “Radio Central,” the principal radio compartment on the main deck of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Battleship Missouri Memorial
63 Cowpens St.
Honolulu, HI  96818
View map »


Telephone: 808-455-1600 x224
Contact Name: Keven Williamson
Website »

More information

Explore the art exhibition Self-Assembly, a ceramics installation by artist Christopher Edwards which blends art with biology and mathematics. The exhibit explores how the parts...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Hawaiian Center
999 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: Christopher Edwards
Telephone: 808-585-1965
Contact Name: Christopher Edwards
Website »

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Attention Beatles fans! Check out Mike Lewis & Friends’ jazz tribute to one of the most prolific bands of all time. The performance will feature vocalist Ginai, a three-time Hawaiian...

Cost: $15 to $35

Where:
Blue Note Hawai‘i
2335 Kalākaua Ave.
Second Floor
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Sponsor: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Telephone: 808-777-4890
Contact Name: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Website »

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The false missile alarm in Hawai‘i is a reminder of the threat posed by nuclear weapons. It is also a reminder to become more informed about the origins, history, and possible solutions to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kapi‘olani Community College Library
4303 Diamond Head Library
Honolulu, HI  96816
View map »

More information

The Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Amateur Radio Club is looking for new members to operate KH6BB in “Radio Central,” the principal radio compartment on the main deck of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Battleship Missouri Memorial
63 Cowpens St.
Honolulu, HI  96818
View map »


Telephone: 808-455-1600 x224
Contact Name: Keven Williamson
Website »

More information

Explore the art exhibition Self-Assembly, a ceramics installation by artist Christopher Edwards which blends art with biology and mathematics. The exhibit explores how the parts...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Hawaiian Center
999 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: Christopher Edwards
Telephone: 808-585-1965
Contact Name: Christopher Edwards
Website »

More information

If you’re a fan of bands like The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons, you might like Streelight Cadence. Though the members come from classical music backgrounds, they’ve made a mark...

Cost: $15 to $35

Where:
Blue Note Hawai‘i
2335 Kalākaua Ave.
2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Telephone: 808-777-4890
Contact Name: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Website »

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The false missile alarm in Hawai‘i is a reminder of the threat posed by nuclear weapons. It is also a reminder to become more informed about the origins, history, and possible solutions to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kapi‘olani Community College Library
4303 Diamond Head Library
Honolulu, HI  96816
View map »

More information

Explore the art exhibition Self-Assembly, a ceramics installation by artist Christopher Edwards which blends art with biology and mathematics. The exhibit explores how the parts...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Hawaiian Center
999 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: Christopher Edwards
Telephone: 808-585-1965
Contact Name: Christopher Edwards
Website »

More information

The Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Amateur Radio Club is looking for new members to operate KH6BB in “Radio Central,” the principal radio compartment on the main deck of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Battleship Missouri Memorial
63 Cowpens St.
Honolulu, HI  96818
View map »


Telephone: 808-455-1600 x224
Contact Name: Keven Williamson
Website »

More information

Get your local groceries and crafts from the Momilani Community Center at their weekly Wednesday craft and farmers market. Shop for a variety of produce, crafts and food. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Momilani Community Center
715 Hoʻomoana St.
Pearl City, HI  96782
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Sponsor: Pearl City Foundation
Telephone: 808-479-5525
Contact Name: Lauren Mori
Website »

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Enjoy fresh bites on the Westside as chef Roy Yamaguchi and his special guests produce delectable creations showcasing Hawai‘i’s local bounty. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the...

Cost: $88

Where:
Roy’s
92-1220 Ali'inui Drive
Kapolei, HI  96707
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Website »

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If you’re a fan of bands like The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons, you might like Streelight Cadence. Though the members come from classical music backgrounds, they’ve made a mark...

Cost: $15 to $35

Where:
Blue Note Hawai‘i
2335 Kalākaua Ave.
2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Telephone: 808-777-4890
Contact Name: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Website »

More information

Hundreds of environmental leaders from around the world will convene at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa to discuss current and future issues surrounding island environments at the Seventh...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Art Auditorium
2535 McCarthy Mall
Room 101
Honolulu, HI  96822
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Sponsor: Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, Sea Grant College Program, Center for Pacific Island Studies, Pacific Science Association
Telephone: 808-956-7410
Contact Name: Cindy Knapman
Website »

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Actors from the London Stage, a Shakespeare touring company, will perform the Taming of the Shrew. This five-member ensemble focuses on performing Shakespeare’s words on stage using...

Cost: $10 (UH student, ages 17 and under), $20 (military, seniors) $25 (adult)

Where:
Arts at Marks Garage
1159 Nu‘uanu Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96817
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Sponsor: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College
Telephone: 808-956-8246
Contact Name: Mika Rawson
Website »

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The false missile alarm in Hawai‘i is a reminder of the threat posed by nuclear weapons. It is also a reminder to become more informed about the origins, history, and possible solutions to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kapi‘olani Community College Library
4303 Diamond Head Library
Honolulu, HI  96816
View map »

More information

Explore the art exhibition Self-Assembly, a ceramics installation by artist Christopher Edwards which blends art with biology and mathematics. The exhibit explores how the parts...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Hawaiian Center
999 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: Christopher Edwards
Telephone: 808-585-1965
Contact Name: Christopher Edwards
Website »

More information

The Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Amateur Radio Club is looking for new members to operate KH6BB in “Radio Central,” the principal radio compartment on the main deck of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Battleship Missouri Memorial
63 Cowpens St.
Honolulu, HI  96818
View map »


Telephone: 808-455-1600 x224
Contact Name: Keven Williamson
Website »

More information

Meet and mingle with Hawaiʻi's top executives in an interactive,  casual setting. Enjoy craft cocktails Bar Leather Apron and dishes from Lucky Belly, Pig and the Lady...

Cost: $70 and up

Where:
449 Cooke St.
Honolulu, HI


Sponsor: Hawaiʻi Society of Business Professionals
Telephone: (808) 228-0892
Contact Name: Adam Luchs
Website »

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Robert Cazimero is a talented musician, composer and kumu hula. His compositions Pane Mai, My Sweet Pïkake Lei and E Ku‘u Lei are well-known classics. Robert and his brother...

Cost: $25 to $45

Where:
Blue Note Hawai‘i
2335 Kalākaua Ave.
Second Floor
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Telephone: 808-777-4890
Contact Name: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The false missile alarm in Hawai‘i is a reminder of the threat posed by nuclear weapons. It is also a reminder to become more informed about the origins, history, and possible solutions to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kapi‘olani Community College Library
4303 Diamond Head Library
Honolulu, HI  96816
View map »

More information

Explore the art exhibition Self-Assembly, a ceramics installation by artist Christopher Edwards which blends art with biology and mathematics. The exhibit explores how the parts...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Hawaiian Center
999 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: Christopher Edwards
Telephone: 808-585-1965
Contact Name: Christopher Edwards
Website »

More information

The Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Amateur Radio Club is looking for new members to operate KH6BB in “Radio Central,” the principal radio compartment on the main deck of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Battleship Missouri Memorial
63 Cowpens St.
Honolulu, HI  96818
View map »


Telephone: 808-455-1600 x224
Contact Name: Keven Williamson
Website »

More information

Speakers from Hawai‘i, Oceania and across the globe will address issues confronting islands and their environments followed by an open moderated discussion. 

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Keoni Auditorium
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848
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Sponsor: Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, Sea Grant College Program, Center for Pacific Island Studies, Pacific Science Association
Telephone: 808-956-7410
Contact Name: Cindy Knapman
Website »

More information

Celebrate Earth Day at Sunset Mele and Night Market. The event will showcase local eco-partners and activities.  Bring your reusable water bottle to refill with water. Enjoy live...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hawai‘i Convention Center
1801 Kalākaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Website »

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Royal Hawaiian Center celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with a concert at the Royal Grove.  Concert Schedule 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Honoka‘a High School Jazz...

Cost: Free

Where:
Royal Hawaiian Center
2201 Kalākaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Salt at Our Kakaʻako’s monthly Pa‘akai Marketplace celebrates local merchants and artists. The cultural showcase brings together Hawaiʻi artists, crafters and cultural practitioners....

Where:
Salt at Our Kakaʻako
660 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI  96813
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Website »

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The Hawai‘i Opera Theatre brings this famous Russian novel to life through the music of Russian composer Tchaikovsky. Eugene Onegin is a stage adaptation of the famous Russian...

Cost: Tickets from $29

Where:
Blaisdell Concert Hall
777 Ward Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96814
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Sponsor: Hawai‘i Opera Theatre
Telephone: 808-596-7858
Website »

More information

In creating Nora, legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman took Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, A Doll’s House, and stripped it to the bare essentials. There will be a...

Cost: $8-25

Where:
Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96822
View map »


Sponsor: UH Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance
Telephone: 808-944-2697
Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
Website »

More information

In creating Nora, legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman took Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, A Doll’s House, and stripped it to the bare essentials. There will be a...

Cost: $8-25

Where:
Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96822
View map »


Sponsor: UH Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance
Telephone: 808-944-2697
Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
Website »

More information

Watch burlesque, drag and cabaret entertainers perform to music by DJ Freeze. Dress in your best costume impression of Madonna, David Bowie, Audrey Hepburn, Prince, Michael Jackson, Elvis...

Cost: $30 to $45

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI  96814
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Sponsor: Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Contact Name: Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Website »

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Bring and donate any of your canned goods to the Hawai‘i Foodbank’s food drive. Accepted donations include rice, canned meats, canned meals, canned fruits and vegetables. Monetary...

Cost: Donations accepted

Where:
Hawai‘i Kai Towne Center, Costco parking lot
333 Keahole St.
Honolulu, HI  96825
View map »


Website »

More information

Explore the art exhibition Self-Assembly, a ceramics installation by artist Christopher Edwards which blends art with biology and mathematics. The exhibit explores how the parts...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Hawaiian Center
999 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: Christopher Edwards
Telephone: 808-585-1965
Contact Name: Christopher Edwards
Website »

More information

The Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Amateur Radio Club is looking for new members to operate KH6BB in “Radio Central,” the principal radio compartment on the main deck of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Battleship Missouri Memorial
63 Cowpens St.
Honolulu, HI  96818
View map »


Telephone: 808-455-1600 x224
Contact Name: Keven Williamson
Website »

More information

Learn more about keeping Hawai‘i clean and free of pollution, from the mountaintops to the ocean. This family-friendly event features interactive booths, hands-on activities and displays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waikīkī Aquarium
2777 Kalakaua Ave.
, HI  96815
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Sponsor: City & County of Honolulu Storm Water Quality Branch
Telephone: 808-768-3248
Website »

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Shop for local goods made by local moms. The event will feature products from more than 50 moms. There will live entertainment, food and more. Parking is available in the Salt parking...

Cost: $3 per day or $5 for a weekend pass

Where:
SALT at Our Kaka‘ako
660 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI  96813
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Sponsor: The Mom Made Market
Website »

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Celebrate Earth Day at Ka Makana Ali‘i with crafts and activities focusing on how to take care of the earth. Keiki can color their own Earth Day collapsible water bottles and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ka Makana Ali‘i under the pavilion in the Macy’s wing
91-5431 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, HI  96707
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Telephone: 808-628-4800
Website »

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Visit the Hawaiian Mission House to learn more about the collaboration between the ali‘i and missionaries. You’ll get to participate in 19th century activities such as hale...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hawaiian Mission Houses
553 South King St.
Honolulu, HI  96813
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Telephone: 808-447-3910
Website »

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Get your local fashion fix at an Earth-Day-themed market and get to know designers while trying on their unique pieces. Each month new designers and products will be featured at this new...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bloomingdale's Ala Moana
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 2900
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Telephone: 808-664-7511

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Celebrate Mililani Town Association’s 50th Anniversary at the Mililani High School Stadium. The event will include a special concert featuring Henry Kapono & Friends and a...

Cost: $20

Where:
Mililani High School Stadium
95-1200 Meheula Parkway
Mililani, HI  96789
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Sponsor: Mililani Town Association
Telephone: 808-623-7300
Contact Name: Kawika Samson
Website »

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This month’s Salt Bar Crawl features Lagunitas Brewing Company. Visit Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, Moku Kitchen, Pitch Sports Bar, The Boiling Crab and Bevy for...

Where:
Salt at Our Kakaʻako
660 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Website »

More information

In creating Nora, legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman took Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, A Doll’s House, and stripped it to the bare essentials. There will be a...

Cost: $8-25

Where:
Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96822
View map »


Sponsor: UH Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance
Telephone: 808-944-2697
Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
Website »

More information

In creating Nora, legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman took Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, A Doll’s House, and stripped it to the bare essentials. There will be a...

Cost: $8-25

Where:
Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96822
View map »


Sponsor: UH Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance
Telephone: 808-944-2697
Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
Website »

More information

Laugh out loud to comedy from local standup comedians. Coe Snyder hosts this monthly event featuring a lineup of comics who will be performing original standup routines. 

Cost: $7

Where:
The Dragon Upstairs
1038 Nuʻuanu St.
Honolulu, HI  96817
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Sponsor: The Dragon Upstairs
Telephone: 808-542-8345
Contact Name: Erika Swartzkopf
Website »

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Celebrate The Laylow’s first anniversary and DJ Tittahbyte’s birthday at the Hideout. The event will feature DJ music and curated cocktails. DJ Izik will spin tunes from 8 to...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Laylow, Autograph Collection Hotel
2299 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Sponsor: The Laylow
Contact Name: Chadley Jacobson
Website »

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Watch burlesque, drag and cabaret entertainers perform to music by DJ Freeze. Dress in your best costume impression of Madonna, David Bowie, Audrey Hepburn, Prince, Michael Jackson, Elvis...

Cost: $30 to $45

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Contact Name: Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Website »

More information

Eat free pancakes and buy a craft beer or signature cocktail to sip on while exploring the art of more than 50 local artists. The show features art of all mediums and styles.  

Cost: $7 to $10

Where:
The Arts at Marks Garage
1159 Nuʻuanu Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96817
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