Cat Chat: Nonstop Kakaako

There aren’t many events in Honolulu that I actually mark in my calendar.

Nonstop Kakaako on Saturday is one of them.

And it’s not just because, as part of the Nonstop Honolulu team, I have to be there.

This is one of those uber-cool pop-up events in Kakaako that blends food, retail and entertainment in a block party that will have social media swarming.

Here’s the deal: Starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Auahi Street — between Coral and Keawe streets — will be closed for this special block party/pop-up experience. There will be about 40 food booths, two stages with live entertainment, a tent with chic boutique vendors, a cigar bar, a beer garden, basketball hoops, a rock-climbing wall, virtual stand-up paddling, even the University of Hawaii football game will be broadcast live.

Seriously, what more could you want?

So we had Erin Kinney, integrated strategies manager from Kamehameha Schools, a partner in this event, to talk about what you can look forward to on Saturday — and how this will be a peek into the plans for a new Kakaako neighborhood in the near future.