Get Out & Go in April

Grab a seat: There are concerts, an opera and a film festival to attend this month. Then tuck into a lobster eggs Benedict. Work it off by biking 100 kilometers.

photo: courtesy hawaii international film festival

HIFF Spring Showcase

April 5–11

HIFF’s main event is in October, but you don’t have to wait till then to see great international cinema. The spring showcase features more than 30 movies from around the world.

Emma’s Revolution Concert

April 6

Pat Humphries and Sandy O, the peace-activist musician duo from Washington, perform a benefit concert in support of marriage equality at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu. Tickets are $45.

Contemporary Hawaiian Landscape Painting

April 12 through June 28

This exhibit explores a new generation of Hawai‘i artists who are approaching landscape painting with a combination of modernism and plein-aire observation. Opening reception April 18.

photo: thinkstock

National Eggs Benedict Day

April 16

It’s the heartiest of breakfasts: muffin, meat, eggs and delectable sauce, all in a messy, wonderful stack. We recommend the lobster version at Longhi’s.

Hawaii Opera Theatre’s Tosca

April 26, 28 and 30

Puccini’s classic, crowd-pleasing opera comes to Honolulu this month. Embrace the melodrama! Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, tickets start at $29.


Spam Jam Hawaii

April 27

Love Spam? Wanna show it? Head to the 11th Annual Spam Jam to revel in all things Spam–food, crafts, clothing, SPAM.



Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

April 27 through Sept. 15

Bishop Museum heads once again to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Gaze up at a Tyrannosaurus rex, or the huge Apatosaurus. The Ice Age is represented, too, with a saber tooth tiger and a mastodon.

photo:  courtesy kokoro exhibits

Photo: michelle lagrimas

Abe Lagrimas Jr. Quartet performance

April 27

Abe Lagrimas Jr. returns to Hawai‘i after making it to the semifinal round in the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition. Don’t miss him, and other talented musicians, at Doris Duke Theatre. Tickets are $25 to $30.

Photo: hawaii bicycling league

Haleiwa Metric Century Ride

April 28

Join 900 cyclists in biking the North Shore in a 100-kilometer course, which starts and finishes at the Kaiaka Bay Beach Park. Registration is $30 to $75.