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The 6 Best Reasons to Get Out This Week in Honolulu

For the week of Sept. 24: Sing along with Marry Poppins, dig into German-inspired dishes and make a toast to the first anniversary of Kaka‘ako’s favorite neighborhood bar.


Eat the Street Oktoberfest

Friday, September 26

For some crazy reason, we always thought Oktoberfest happened in October. Turns out, in Germany it’s celebrated in late September. Eat the Street is ready: This Friday, 35 food vendors will create their best German-inspired dishes in honor of Munich’s famed festival. And, yes, there will be a beer garden, so we recommend arriving early to take advantage of the happy hour specials from 4 to 6 p.m. Prost!

4 to 9 p.m., 555 South St., Kaka‘ako, eatthestreethawaii.com. Free parking available at the 555 South St. lot.


Mary Poppins

Friday, September 26 to Sunday, October 19

Diamond Head Theatre kicks off its 100th season with an old Broadway musical favorite. Mary Poppins flies into town to help the Banks family remember the importance of what it’s like to value each other, with a little help from magic, in this production directed by guest artist David Spangenthal. Mary Poppins, played by Hawai‘i’s own Tricia Marciel, will be singing classics like “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Step in Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

$22-$35, Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu‘u Ave., Honolulu, 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com.


The Love Festival, and how to dance for 11 hours straight

Saturday, September 27

Get your glow sticks, Vick’s and kandi ready, EDM fans, it’s time once again for The Love Festival, a national dance music event that has been coming to Hawai‘i for 16 years. The entertainment lineup includes more than 50 emcees, DJs and talents, on multiple stages. Headlining: DJ Baauer, Bass Jackers, Eddie Amador, DJ Reza, DJ Kam, Bakman and GSpot. The dance party ends at 2 a.m., but there are multiple after hours parties, including one happening till 6 a.m. at The Fix Honolulu and an after party that begins at 8 a.m. at The Dragon Upstairs.

18+, $65 regular, $125 VIP. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park, thelovefestival.com.


Bevy’s first anniversary celebration

Saturday, September 27

Everyone’s favorite Kaka‘ako neighborhood bar celebrates its first birthday this weekend. Order tapas and some of the town’s best hand crafted cocktails, while listening to music by DJs Timo, Kevin Koga, Ramyt, SuperCW and Gnarly.

21+, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., 661 Auahi St., Honolulu, bevybar.com.


Hawai‘i Pops takes us to Abbey Road

Saturday, September 27

Don’t just sit around, get up and dance to Beatles songs at The Hawai‘i Pops’ Nightclub Series at the Sheraton Waikīkī ballroom. Maestro Matt Catingub will lead the season’s first concert through songs such as “Here Comes the Sun,” “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Let It Be.”

$40-$95, 7:30 p.m., Sheraton Waikīkī Hotel, 2255 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, 523-7677, hawaiipops.com.


Indian Folk Painting Exhibition Opening

Sunday, September 28, 2014 through January 11, 2015

The East-West Center Gallery focuses on colorful stories told through narrative painting in its Indian Folk Paintings exhibition. Attend the gala reception on Sunday and you’ll see a short dance performance by Honolulu Theatre for Youth, from its production of A Bollywood Robin Hood. Guest artist Gita Kar will also be giving a tour through the exhibit. 

Free, 2 to 3 p.m. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 to 5 p.m., UH Mānoa Campus, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, 944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org.


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