Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: March 28–31, 2019
Beer, noodles, musicals and a new way to wind down your weekend.
PHOTO: courtesy of america on tap craft beer festivals
Honolulu on Tap Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, March 30, 1 to 9 p.m.
The nationwide beer festival returns to the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall this Saturday. Beer lovers will have three hours to sample more than 130 releases from 66 local and Mainland craft breweries. Fill up your souvenir sampling glass—every ticket holder gets one—and keep the buzz going with live entertainment and food available for purchase during the event. VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission tickets are still available online, at the Blaisdell box office and at the door.
$40–$45, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.
Thursday, March 28, through Sunday, April 7
Mānoa Valley Theatre brings a tale of suffering, love and strength to the stage with Hawai‘i’s first-ever production of Allegiance, a Broadway musical inspired by the true-life experience of George Takei (yes, of Star Trek fame) and his family during the Japanese internment of World War II. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Kimura family is evicted from their farm in Salinas, California, and sent to the Heart Mountain internment camp in Wyoming. The headliner of MVT’s 50th anniversary season, this production includes an ultratalented cast, with Broadway actor Ethan Le starring as Young Sammy.
$35–$75, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.
Photo: courtesy of noodle festival Hawai‘i
Noodle Festival Hawai‘i
Saturday, March 30, 3 to 9 p.m.
Slurp up the atmosphere and be ready for splashback at this food vendor-packed street fair at Ward Village. Held at the new Victoria Ward Park this year, the second-ever Noodle Festival Hawai‘i features oodles of noodles from around the world for you to slurp, twirl and chomp on. Enjoy saimin, ramen, pho, pasta and more from 20-plus local vendors, including a super cute ramen-inspired sundae crafted by Sweet Creams. If you (or your stomach) are up for the challenge, enter the spicy noodle-eating competition. The first competitor to finish two bowls of Samyang’s infamously hot instant noodles wins a trophy, VH07V T-shirt and a $100 VH07V gift card.
Free, Victoria Ward Park, 980 Auahi St. For more information, go here.
Sunday, March 31, 4 to 7 p.m.
The Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel’s Sunset Sessions, held every last Sunday of the month, is your new excuse to wind down in Waikīkī. Head to the hotel’s third-floor restaurant, Deck, for a low-key evening featuring food, drinks, stunning sunset views and live music by local reggae newcomer Elijah Sky, who just released his first solo album, Heart Over Hype, in September of last year. Limited reservations are available and can be made online.
Free, Deck bar and grill, Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel, 150 Kapahulu Ave., Third Floor. For more information and to make reservations, go here.
HONOLULU’s Deal of the Month
Saturday, March 30 to Sunday, March 31
This weekend, HONOLULU Magazine is launching the first “Deal of the Month” exclusively for readers. Followers of @honolulumag will get the inside scoop on exclusive promotions with popular Hawai‘i-based designers and brand, happening during the final weekend of each month. This coming weekend HONOLULU has teamed up with Allison Izu for an awesome in-store discount. Be sure to check our Stories on the last Saturday morning every month to get the next deal!
The Mom Made Market Hawai‘i 2019
Saturday, March 30 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Blue Note Comedy Series: Brian Posehn
Thursday, March 28, 8 to 10 p.m.
Shootz! Stop Motion Animation Film Festival: Call for Submissions
Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m. to Saturday, March 30 at 4 p.m.
Honolulu Biennial 2019 Hip Hop Event: Counter Hegemonic
Saturday, March 30, 7 to 9 p.m.
Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.
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