7 Reasons to Get out

April 2008
Get Down!
Apr. 5

Parents with young children can break up the playground routine with a brand-new community event. First Years Hawaii sponsors Baby Loves Disco at the O Lounge this afternoon. Yes, you read that right. The club will transform into a baby-proof dance party for you and the little ones. For more information, visit www.babylovesdisco.com or call 342-0396.

Apr. 1–26

Beginning this month, the Hawaii Water Color Society will present its Annual Member Exhibit at The ARTS at Mark’s Garage. This juried exhibit features more than 50 framed watercolor paintings created by the members of the society,

Apr. 18–24

Hawaii International Film Festival spreads the cinematic love throughout the year with its mini-spring film festival, which showcases more than 20 new independent, international and advanced screenings. Check out www.hiff.org for film listings and descriptions, including the Indian film Jodhaa Akbar, a love story set in the 16th century starring Aishwarya Rai.

Rock Out
Apr. 19–20

This year’s Kokua Festival sold out in 10 minutes. If you’re one of the lucky ticket-holders, this year’s line up won’t disappoint. Dave Matthews makes his first-ever Hawaii appearance alongside Tim Reynolds, while local favorites such as Paula Fuga and Go Jimmy Go round out the bill to help Jack Johnson raise funds and awareness for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.

Walk on
Apr. 20

The 17th annual Honolulu­­ AIDS Walk is a walk in the park, literally. Join 3,000 others for the 5K around Kapiolani Park and help support the Life Foundation, a local organization dedicated to fighting AIDS in Hawaii and the Pacific. After the
walk, enjoy entertainment
and prizes. Register for free at www.honoluluaidswalk.org.

Apr. 25–27

This year’s 33rd Annual Spring Food & New Products show is cooking up quite an event. Local and Mainland merchants offer the hottest new products, gadgets and more at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Hungry show-goers shouldn’t miss “Taste of the Pacific,” an array of tempting local favorites from Island vendors. For more information, call 945-3594.

Apr. 29

The Honolulu Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) celebrates its second annual architecture month with a variety of free events open to the public. Tonight the AIA hosts a screening of the documentary True to Form: Vladimir Ossipoff, Architect, with a panel discussion prior to the film with Honolulu architects and Honolulu editor A. Kam Napier.  Visit www.aiahonolulu.org or call 545-4242.