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.
HIFF Spring Showcase
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. hiff.org.
Emma’s Revolution Concert
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. emmasrevolution.com.
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. andrewrosegallery.com.
National Eggs Benedict Day
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. longhis.com.
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. hawaiiopera.org.
Spam Jam Hawaii
Love Spam? Wanna show it? Head to the 11th Annual Spam Jam to revel in all things Spam–food, crafts, clothing, SPAM. spamjamhawaii.com
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. bishopmuseum.org.
Abe Lagrimas Jr. Quartet performance
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. honolulumuseum.org.
Haleiwa Metric Century Ride
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. hbl.org.