Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Weekend in Honolulu: July 29–31
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
Attend: Comic Con Honolulu
Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31
Love comics? Cosplay? Video games? Then Comic Con Honolulu is where it’s at. It’s a weekend for fans of all ages to celebrate their love of sci-fi, fantasy, movies, comic books and costumes. George Takei, famously known as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, will sign autographs and take photos with fans, among with other special guests this year. Sit in on the different panels, shop around local artist vendors, play video games and even join in the costume contest. There’s something for everyone. Single day passes and a weekend pass are available for purchase at the door.
$30–$65, Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Ave. For the full schedule and more information, go here.
Shop and Relax: Dada Salon’s Beauty and Art Event
Friday, July 29, 6 to 9 p.m.
It’s been a long week and all you want to do is kick off those heels and feel pampered. We hear you. Call up your lady gang for a girl’s night at Dada Salon, complete with wine. Take advantage of the special discount price on the head spa service: a relaxing head massage, hair treatment and a blow dry—all for $20 (regularly priced at $35). Plus, Bella Terra Hawai‘i will be selling an exclusive line of its pretty and chic succulent terrariums at the event. Feel free to bring in some of your styling tools if you want to learn how to use them. Available stylists can answer your styling questions and give advice.
Dada Salon, 808 Sheridan St., #309. Call 683-8015 to book a head spa appointment.
Attend: Yoga For Newbies
Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m. to noon
So you’ve heard of aerial yoga, hot yoga, stand-up paddle board yoga—and you’re not even sure what exactly regular yoga is. But you want to know. Not to worry. Kamala Skipper of Kamala Wellness Company is hosting a series of yoga events for newbies. Come to one or come to all. You’ll learn the basics and fundamentals of yoga in an easy, no-stress, enjoyable environment so you can be on your way to becoming a yogi.
$10–$20 donation, MOA Hawai‘i, 600 Queen St. For more information, go here.
Give: Fifth Annual Makapu‘u Sunset Benefit Hike
Saturday, July 30, 5:30 p.m.
Bring your furry four-legged friend and join the Hawaiian Humane Society and other pet lovers for a PAWsome benefit hike at sunset at Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse Trail. The $25 donation will get you a Hawaiian Humane Society bandana (for your pet or for yourself), a doggie waste pouch and refreshments.
$25 donation, Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse Trail. Click here to register.
Party: ’90s Bar Crawl
Saturday, July 30, 6 p.m.
It’s going to be allll that and more at the ’90s Bar Crawl. Various bars around Chinatown will be playing ’90s music and offering food and drink specials. Relive the bangin’ days of crimped hair, mood rings, mini backpacks, sweaters tied around the waist and bling-bling—your outfit could win you the costume contest. Join in the ’90s-themed games and enter the raffle to score ’90s-themed goodies. Proceeds will go to the Hawaiian Humane society and you can pick up your event bracelet at Scarlet. Aiight?
$25, various bars around Chinatown. To purchase tickets and for more information, go here.
Attend: 10th Annual Stunt Fest
Sunday, July 31, noon to 4 p.m.
Get revved up for some action at the 10th Annual Stunt Fest presented by Cycle City Hawai‘i. It’s a fundraiswer for Abilities Unlimited Hawai‘i. This free and family-friendly motorcycle show will star Nick “Apex” Brocha. There will be a grom, ruckus and moped show as well. Plus, food and music throughout the afternoon.
Cycle City Hawai‘i, 600 Puuloa Road. For more information, go here.