Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: June 10–16, 2020
Learn to cook Filipino dishes, hear a queen’s songs reimagined, celebrate the ocean and ask a star volleyball player your questions.
Filipino Food Week Hawai‘i
Sunday, June 14, to Saturday, June 20
It’s only the second year of Filipino Food Week in Hawai‘i, but having to go virtual hasn’t deterred the group from bringing chef interviews, talk story sessions and recipes to Filo-philes across the state. Look through the schedule to catch live episodes of Lanai Tabura cooking adobo sa gata, Eva Rose Washburn-Repollo talking story about balon, Isabelle Adda Toland deconstructing pancit and more. Follow @filipinofoodweekhawaii on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, then make a plan to order a kamayan feast at Dana’s in Waipahu.
Virtually Live: The Mana Music String Quartet
Saturday, June 13, 6 to 9 p.m.
Many musical instruments aren’t made from sustainable materials. Mana Music Hawai‘i is here to change the impacts of the industry on the environment. The group, led by cellist Joshua Nakazawa, has teamed up with artist and luthier Atelier Tim K. Duerinck to raise funds to create two violins, one viola, one cello and one ‘ukulele out of natural fibers. Every time they’re played, concert proceeds will benefit environmental restoration programs. The digital fundraiser kicks off this Saturday in HPR’s latest installment of Blue Note: Virtually Live, featuring the Mana Music string quartet performing its own arrangements of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s compositions. The quartet will also join frequent collaborator Jake Shimabukuro on some of his songs.
World Oceans Day Celebration
Saturday, June 13, 3 to 5 p.m.
Did you miss World Oceans Day on Monday? It’s not too late to learn more and protect the health of our oceans. Ko Olina Resort has joined with NOAA and other partners for its fourth annual celebration. Tune in to ʻŌiwi TV on Facebook for a free two-hour event featuring storytelling; musical performances by Kimié Miner, Nathan Aweau, Paula Fuga, Kawika Kahiapo and more; and activities. The event ends with a screening of the short documentary The Smog of the Sea. We imagine it’d be soothing to color pages from the Papahānaumokuākea Song and Coloring Book while you watch.
For more info, go here.
Life Interrupted: Sports
Thursday, June 11, 1 p.m.
Student-athletes have had to put so much on hold, like many of us, over the past few months. This week’s Life Interrupted panel, the third in HONOLULU’s series, will address how we can support them with advice from experts, specialists and a nationally ranked UH volleyball player whose season was cut short because of the pandemic. This week, ESPN Honolulu’s Bobby Curran joins as moderator.
Sean Choo’s CD Release Party
Thursday, June 11, 7:30 to 8 p.m.
Suggest made-up song titles to put Sean Choo to the test, just like Wayne Brady on Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Live Boot Camp on Instagram
Saturday, June 13, 8 to 9 a.m.
Join Ward Village for a high-intensity interval training session. We did.
Tune in on Instagram Live
Escape From Breakout Waikīkī
Times vary from 4 to 10 p.m.
Tackle the room called The Hero, where you must stop a mad doctor to save the world. Rooms are now private only, so you know everyone in your group.
Keeping Connected: How to Engage Employees during the Crisis & Beyond
Tuesday, June 16, 2 to 3 p.m.
Our sister publication Hawai‘i Business moderates this webinar on how some local leaders have embraced change and kept their employees connected with their company and each other.