Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Weekend in Honolulu: March 24–27
On Our Weekend Agenda: Chocolate, Shoes and Easter Eggs
View: Hawai‘i in Design
Through March 12, 2017, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 1–5 p.m. Sunday
Art and style? Sounds like a weekend we can really get behind. Fashion meets function at the Honolululu Museum of Art’s new Hawaiʻi in Design exhibit, which features 10 designers whose work all references Hawai‘i's environment—both built and natural—and is at the confluence of deeply rooted aesthetic principals mingled with global impulses. Participating artists include Matthew Tapia, Koa Johnson and Sig Zane, with works that range from a sleek aluminum-and-leather folding chair by Iliahi Anthony to a mixed-media panel showcasing brilliant greens and geometric patterns by Keith Tallett.
900 S. Beretania St., honolulumuseum.org.
Shop: Rene Caovilla Trunk Show
Friday, March 24–27, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
It’s been a tough week and you need to unwind. Sure, you could make a pot of tea, snuggle into some PJs or order a pizza. Our method for destressing is some tried and true shoe therapy. Head down to Neiman Marcus this weekend for a dose of new-new goodness in the shoe department from Rene Caovilla’s spring 2016 collection. Fierce stilettos, sassy sandals and flirty espadrilles are just the things to perk your mood up in time for next week’s cycle of craziness, and those bright and totally on-trend blushes and baby-blues? Talk about tackling the week with style.
Ala Moana Center, renecaovilla.com.
Play: Paint Your Paradise
Friday, March 25, 5–7 p.m.
Some weeks, you feel like the most creative thing you did was select which ramen style you would be eating for dinner (tan tan ftw!). Not this week! Get those creative juices flowing at MORI Hawai‘i’s Paint Your Paradise workshop. The MORI team will welcome artist Danielle Groff to the shop to give budding painters tips and tricks on how to paint their very own piece of paradise. All supplies are included in this intimate event (there are only 11 seats available and reservations are required, so get to clickin’). This week’s theme is as regal as it gets: peacocks!
Ward Village Shops near The Face Shop, artandflea.com.
Eat: Eat the Street: Chocolate
Friday, March 25, 5–10 p.m.
Everyone has their little addictions. For us, there are quite a few (shopping, anyone?), but chocolate is definitely a big one. That’s why our mouths are already salivating in anticipation of Eat the Street’s chocolate-themed food fest happening this Friday at Makers and Tasters. More than 40 food vendors will peddle their yummy wares, and showcase some delish chocolate-inspired dishes. Look for Il Gelato, Bao Boys, Country Shave Ice, 808 Mochi Lab, Girls Who Bake and more.
1011 Ala Moana Blvd., eatthestreethawaii.com.
Shop: Misha Hawai‘i Trunk Show
Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Mermaids are really going to flip out at this news, so steady your tails. Fighting Eel in Kāhala Mall is welcoming beach-babe-beloved brand Misha Hawai‘i to the store for a trunk show featuring all your favorite Island-inspired icons in wearable, chic bauble form. Think fierce shark teeth dipped in gold, sweet pineapple pendants and graceful bird-of-paradise stud earrings. Stock up on your pre-summer and spring accessories, while scoring 10 percent off your purchase.
Kāhala Mall, mishalamjewelry.com.
Play: Easter Egg Hunt at Wet‘n’Wild Hawai‘i
Sunday, March 27, 9–10:30 a.m.
OMG, is it Easter already? The year is flying by, but nothing is a nicer reminder of time passing than a cheerful, springtime-themed Easter egg hunt! Bring the kids down to Wet’n’Wild Hawai‘i’s free one, which will also feature prizes at the Island Adventure Golf course, and a free ticket to Wet’n'Wild for the lucky kiddo who finds the golden egg. Kids will need to bring their own baskets, but the best decorated and most creative basket in each age group will win a free season pass. All Easter egg hunt participants will also receive a discounted admission coupon for $19.99 general or junior admission to enjoy the water park for the rest of the day.
400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, wetnwildhawaii.com.