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Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Dec. 1–3, 2017

Biki bikes, $1.99 beers and two chances to shop local for the holidays.


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You had your fill of turkey, now it’s time to get that holiday shopping in. Cross off your list (and shop local while you’re doing it) at two pop-up marketplaces this weekend featuring Island-made gifts for all your friends and family. Plus, celebrate Waikīkī Yokocho’s first anniversary with serious discounts on food and beer and fun activities all weekend long, and get a refresher course on bicycling skills and safety so that you can ride that Biki with all the confidence and none of the wipe outs.

 

Pinch of Salt, Salt at Our Kakaako

photo: courtesy of a pinch of salt

 

A Pinch of Salt

Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Clear your schedule, break your plans and head to Salt at Our Kaka‘ako for A Pinch of Salt, the neighborhood’s annual holiday pop-up. This year, shop unique and handmade items from dozens of local artisans, crafters and designers throughout the space. Among the more than 40 vendors, you’ll find many locally known brands such as Jana Lam, House of Aria and Yireh, as well as several new brands for you to fall in love with. A wide range of vendors, including Hawai‘i Tour Experts, RevoluSun and Naked Cow Dairy, means you’ll be able to find something for pretty much everyone. Check them all out and support local!

P.S. Don’t forget to stop by Paiko at 675 Auahi St. for a special Holiday ‘Ohana pop-up collab with a.wattz dezigns, Sax and Lux + Alder.

Free, Salt at Our Kaka‘ako, 660 Ala Moana Blvd. For more information, go here.

 

Arts and Flavors of Hawai‘i Holiday Fair

Sunday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Made-in-Hawai‘i pop-up markets on Saturday and Sunday? Shopping local for the holidays has never been easier. If you can’t make it to A Pinch of Salt on Saturday, or if you just want to score more cool Island-made goods, head to Hawai‘i Kai for the Arts and Flavors of Hawai‘i holiday fair. You’ll have another chance to snag items from Green Tea Leaves Design, Izzy and Luke and Twiggy, along with Nico Made, Momoterrascapes, Emi Ink, Notted Nest and more.

Free, Hawai‘i Kai Retirement Community, 428 Kawaihae St. For more information, go here.

 

Biki Bicycling Basics

photo: courtesy of hawai‘i bicycling league

 

Biki Bicycling Basics (Downtown Edition)

Sunday, Dec. 3, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Has it been years since you rode a bike? Are you curious about the Biki system, but also worried that your accident-prone self will eat it on a pothole? And what’s the etiquette for on-the-road cycling? Since it was started earlier this year, Biki has become a convenient new option for commuters, visitors and anyone else looking to avoid traffic (and squeeze a few minutes of exercise into their schedules). But those of us who need a refresher course on bicycling and safe riding habits can sign up for a free Biki bicycling basics workshop online and learn how to ride with confidence on a Biki bike. This weekend’s workshop takes place at the stop by the Hawai‘i State Art Museum and, like all Biki bicycling basics workshops, requires helmets (you can request to borrow one) and caps out at 14 students, so register as soon as you can! If the class is full, don’t worry. There are plenty of other classes scheduled for the coming months, including ones in McCully, Ala Moana and Waikīkī in December.

Free, Biki Stop 120, by the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 304 S. Hotel St. For more information, go here.

 

Waikīkī Yokocho First Anniversary

Friday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.

Waikīkī Yokocho celebrates one year in business all weekend long. Festivities kick off on Friday with, of course, food: Diners can enjoy 50 percent off participating restaurants and $1.99 beers at Nomu and Umami Teppan Kingyo through Sunday. On Saturday, enjoy live entertainment, beer specials and fun activities including a Q&A session with Suntory at 4 p.m. Sunday is for the family—bring your kids for photo ops with Santa at 3 p.m., plus a free scoop of ice cream at Nomu for the first 100 keiki 11 years and younger. Whether you’re in love with Ramen Road or have Waikīkī Yokocho on your list of places to check out, now is the time to go.

Free, Waikīkī Shopping Plaza, 2250 Kalākaua Ave., Basement Floor. For more information, go here.

 

Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.

 

READ MORE STORIES BY MARISA HEUNG

 

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