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Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: May 11–13, 2018

Treat Mom (and yourself) to a special weekend.


A mother’s love is unconditional. Still, she’d appreciate a reminder every now and then that the feeling’s mutual. Treat Mom to the perfect Mother’s Day brunch or dinner this Sunday using our list of more than a dozen restaurants serving special holiday menus. Plus, treat yourself to the cozy bedroom vocals of Iron & Wine, hoof it to an equestrian competition and liven up your garden with some new buds.


Mother's Day Brunch at Herringbone
PHOTO: courtesy of herringbone waikīkī


Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 13

Cards are great. Flowers are nice. But if Mom’s taught us anything, it’s that “I love you” is best said with food. This year, fill your No. 1 lady’s heart (and stomach) with appreciation by treating her to an indulgent brunch or delectable dinner at one of these 19 restaurants serving special Mother’s Day meals. Make your reservations ASAP.

This WEEKEND PICKS Brought To You BY:
Honolulu Cookie Co. Mother's Day


Spring Fling Horse Show

Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13

Neigh we say more? The Hawai‘i Horse Show Association hosts its spring show this weekend at the Koko Crater Equestrian Center, a horseback riding center and school dedicated to reviving the stables for riders, trainers and horse lovers alike. Eat tacos and watch talented horse riders jump and race for this family-friendly event.

Free, 408 Kealahou St., parking in the Koko Crater Stables property, not the Botanical Gardens. For more information, go here.


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Iron & Wine at The Republik

photo: courtesy of Bamp Project


Iron & Wine

Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m.

Sam Beam rose to the forefront of indie folk in 2002 with Iron & Wine’s first album, The Creek Drank the Cradle, written, performed, recorded and produced in his home studio. Following experimental albums infused with jazz, R&B and pop, Iron & Wine returns to its signature cozy vocals and lo-fi sound with Beast Epic, performed live this Friday at The Republik.

$39.50, The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd., Suite 30. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Lyon Arboretum Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nothing says spring like lush greens and colorful blossoms. Add some color to your home or garden this weekend at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Lyon Arboretum’s spring plant sale, featuring greens grown by the arboretum’s own staff or a local nursery. Browse native plants, tropical flowers, succulents and cacti, herbs and fruit trees, plus vegetable seeds, ceramic pots, fresh lei, Hawaiian honey and lots more. Note: No on-site parking will be available, but Lyon Arboretum will offer a free shuttle service with two pick-up/drop-off points along Mānoa Road. You can also park your car on Mānoa Road and walk over.

Free admission, Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Mānoa Road. For more information, go here.


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