Top 5 things to do this weekend


By Kera Wong-Miyasato

What’s in store for the first weekend of October? Kawaii food inspired by a lazy cartoon egg, cooking lessons with chef Cat Cora, Oktoberfest at The Willows, a Pokemon Go-themed burlesque show and a day for keikis!

Gudetama ‘n Things
Sept. 30 – Oct. 28
Various times
Eggs ‘n Things

Sanrio and Hawaii’s three Eggs ‘n Things restaurants are teaming up to feature Gudetama, the lazy egg. For one month you’ll find sleepy Gudetama adorning things like pancakes, a burger, a loco moco and ice coffee, in two set menus. Neither will be available before noon. Gudetama doesn’t do early.


MCC Chef Cat Cora Book Signing
Friday, Sept. 30
12 p.m.
Macy’s at Ka Makani Alii

Cat Cora shares stories and tips on preparing some award-winning dishes. The best part? Plenty of scrumptious samples! Purchases of $35 or more in Macy’s Home Department will get you a $10 Macy’s gift card, a special gift and a copy of Cora’s “Cooking As Fast As I Can,” which she’ll sign for you.


OKTOBERFEST at The Willows
Friday, Sept. 30
5:30 p.m.
The Willows Restaurant

It’s the iconic restaurant’s first Oktoberfest: Admission includes German-inspired pupus and six tastings of German beers and wines from a selection of more than 20 offerings. Plus there’ll be a yodeling contest, a best German costume contest and prize giveaways. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.


Pokemon GO! GO!: A Burlesque & GoGo Interactive Tribute to Pokemon Go!
Saturday, Oct. 1
9 p.m.
Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand

Gather your team and get ready to expand your Pokedex with your favorite Pokemon! This Pokestop features Pokemon Go-inspired burlesque acts by the cast of Pretty Peacock Productions. You’ll want to catch ’em all!


23rd Annual Hawaii Children & Youth Day
Sunday, Oct. 2
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Hawaii State Capitol

From keiki-friendly activities and ono grinds to musicians and dances, the 23rd Annual Children and Youth Day features live entertainment like Kapena on five stages, booths featuring more than 160 organizations, outdoor activities and food trucks and vendors on Punchbowl Street.