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.
Editor’s Note: We recommend checking event social media channels and websites for any last-minute changes in Honolulu.
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.”
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.
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
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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.
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
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.
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.
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