The Best 8 Things to Do in May 2016
Run a half marathon, see a play about horses, hear a legendary funk musician perform and more.
May 4, 5, 7 and 8
Photo: tim fielding
She can read your thoughts right now, every one from A to Z. Come to one of Chaka Khan’s eight Honolulu shows and read more about Blue Note Hawai‘i, which opened in January, at bit.ly/hnbluenote.
Blue Note Hawai‘i, $63.75–$125, 6:30 and 9 p.m., bluenotehawaii.com
Cheech and Chong
For the first time in more than 25 years, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are back on tour, man.
Hawai‘i Theatre, $61–136, hawaiitheatre.com
THEATER & ARTS
Ho‘omau: The Perpetuation of Kapa
Opens May 6
untitled, marie mcdonald, kapa: wauke; dyes: ‘ōlena, ‘alaea, kukui and ‘uki‘uki, 2013, photo by paul kodama, courtesy of the hawai‘i state foundation on culture and the arts
Because kapa is made from organic materials, it’s susceptible to bugs, mold, light and pollutants and requires careful storage and display. This exhibit will showcase delicate work by contemporary kapa practitioners, including Marie McDonald, whose Untitled is shown here.
Free, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, sfca.hawaii.gov
May 19 through June 5
A boy’s fascination and, um, complicated relationship with horses leads him into Dr. Martin Dysart’s psychiatric care. Expect some nudity, which sparked controversy when Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe stripped down for the play in 2007.
$20–$39, Mānoa Valley Theatre, manoavalleytheatre.com
Island Wide Dodgeball Tournament
Strap on your sweatbands and get ready to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge to help One Love Youth Ministry raise money. Teams must have five people and members of both genders. There will be separate tournaments for middle schoolers, high schoolers and adults.
$10–$12 per person, Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor, eventbrite.com
FAIRS & EXPOS
Kahumana Farm Festival
Photo: courtesy of kahumana organic farm & cafÉ
This Wai‘anae farm hosts an annual festival and seed and plant exchange to get the community more involved with local agriculture. There will also be live music, workshops, games, food and crafts. Call 696-2655 if you’re interested in helping out.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., free, Kahumana Organic Farm & Café
Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival
Photo: ross hamamura/sony
The first ekiden race in Japan went from Kyoto (the old capital) to Tokyo (the new capital). The Honolulu Ekiden continues the tradition of a marathon-length relay race, this year with a music festival featuring Hiromi Go, MAGIC! and SCANDAL at the end of it. Register by May 16 for a discount on registration.
Race starts at 9 a.m., festivities start at 4:45 p.m., Kapi‘olani Park and the Waikīkī Shell, $120–$360 per team, hnlekiden.org
Hibiscus Half Marathon
The first of three races in the Tropical Triple Crown takes place this month, with the Mango Days 5K in June and the Coconut Chase 8K in July. Register for all three at once at active.com for a discount.
$50–$140, Kapi‘olani Park, tropicaltriplecrown.com
Can’t get enough of ladies of the ’80s? Check out Salt N Pepa, En Vogue, J.J. Fad and Sweet Sensation at the Blaisdell on May 7.