Honolulu Calendar: The Best Events and Things to Do on O‘ahu in April 2022

Sing along with a songwriter, pony up to a polo field and find a way to mālama the ‘āina.


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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

April 19–24  |  Times vary

Broadway arrives this month with the first in the Broadway in Hawai‘i series. This musical biography and tribute to Carole King takes us on her journey from hit teenage songwriter—she was 17 when she wrote “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”—to award-winning solo artist. The story is gripping but it’s even better when told through her own songs, from the doo-wop “One Fine Day” to the soul-stirring “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”


$45–$80. Blaisdell Concert Hall, broadwayinhawaii.com, @broadwayinhawaii


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Hawai‘i Polo Club Opening Day

Photo: Courtesy of Cecil Davis



Hawai‘i Polo Club Opening Day

April 17 |  Gates open at 11 a.m.

The riders won’t hit the field until 2 p.m., but you’ll want to arrive hours earlier to picnic and soak up the festive outdoor atmosphere. Not sure what the chukker is going on? Just remember, there are four seven-minute periods, called chukkers, and whoever scores the most points wins.


$25–$350. 68-411 Farrington Highway, Waialua, hawaii-polo.org, @hawaiipolo


SEE ALSO: The History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: Polo in the Islands


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Photo: Getty Image



Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila

April 23 |  Starting at 8 a.m.

Livestreaming has been a lifeline but we’d rather listen to music on the beach any day. This year, the tribute to the late Pahinui is scheduled to return in front of a live audience in addition to the livestream. The lineup of musicians is always impressive, but as the name implies, the gathering never loses the spontaneous fun of an impromptu jam sesh. Bring a chair and cooler and stay as long as you like.


Free. Waimānalo Beach Park, gabbypahinui.com



The Hawai‘i International Film Festival’s Spring Showcase runs April 6–14 in theaters and April 15–24 online. hiff.org





Hawai‘i Triennial 2022

Through May 8 |  Times vary

You have about one more month to experience installations set up at Foster Botanical Garden, Hawai‘i Theatre Center, Royal Hawaiian Center and other spots around the island.


Various locations, hawaiicontemporary.org, @hawaiicontemporary


SEE ALSO: Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 Kicks Off Feb. 18 with Works from 45 Artists and Collectives




Singin’ in the Rain

April 10 |  4 p.m.

Even if you’ve watched this iconic musical comedy about silent film stars moving into “talkies” dozens of times at home, seeing Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor on the big screen showcases their real star power.


$14. Regal Dole Cannery, regmovies.com



Earth Day

April 22

Get involved and outside in honor of Earth Day. Research volunteer activities with your favorite nonprofit or look for opportunities with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.




SEE ALSO: Earth Day: These 9 Eco-Friendly Products Will Help You Save The Planet


Weekend Guide: Who You Again Courtesy Kumu Kahua Theater

Catch Who You Again? this weekend at Kumu Kahua Theater. Photo: Courtesy of Kumu Kahua Theatre



Who You Again?

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April |  2 & 8 p.m.

When a woman’s memory fades, her grandson finds a connection through a shared imaginary world in this world premiere production.


$5–$25. Kumu Kahua Theatre, kumukahua.org@kumukahua



This story originally appeared as “April Picks” in the April 2022 issue of HONOLULU Magazine. Get your copy at shop.honolulumagazine.com and subscribe to the print and digital editions now.


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