Do this! April 11-17

Taste of Marukai

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If you’ve waited to buy your tickets to this quirkiest of Japanese food- and sake-fests, held right in the aisles of rice, tsukemono and Japanese snacks, you’ve waited too long: the 8th annual Taste is SOLD OUT. But if you already have your ticket to the wholesale chain’s Dillingham store for one of the quirkiest, most fun showcases of Japanese food and drink, here’s what to look for and what to do:

Check out Mari Taketa’s Sneak peek: Taste of Marukai.

Marukai’s flagship Dillingham store, 2310 Kamehameha Hwy.; Thursday, April 11 from 6-9 p.m.; $95; all ages

—Photo by Melissa Chang