Top 5 things to do this weekend
As we count down the days until classes start at UH, soak up the sun and all this weekend has to offer like homegrown products, a foodie-centric film fest in Chinatown, all things watersports in honor of Duke, a Pokemon bar crawl and chillin’ out in Waialua catching up on some polo matches.
Made in Hawaii Festival 2016
Friday, Aug 19 -Sunday, Aug 21
10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
What was initially a small business incubator continues to help local businesses reach new customers. This showcase of nearly 400 exhibitors features food products, books, gifts, apparel and jewelry, arts and crafts, produce and other home-grown products. Enjoy live entertainment by Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners and cooking demos from Hale Aina chefs. Admission is $5.
Screen Cuisine: A Food Film Festival
Friday, Aug 19 – Sunday, Aug 21
Foodies and film nerds, unite your passions for this awesome new film fest. Screen Cuisine: A Food Film Festival will showcase four classic food films including “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Ang Lee’s “Eat Drink Man Woman” and “Chocolat” with Juliette Binoche. As a community event, the theatre has partnered with buzz-worthy Chinatown restaurants to package progressive meals themed around each film. Yum!
Duke’s Oceanfest Opening Ceremony
Saturday, Aug 20
Venues throughout Waikiki
Duke’s Oceanfest celebrates Hawaii aquaman Duke Kahanamoku’s life, athletic contributions and enduring spirit that still lives on. The festival includes a number of surfing, aquatic and beach-related events including a keiki surf competition, wahine and kane longboard competitions, beach volleyball and more.
Honolulu Pokemon Go Bar Crawl
Saturday, Aug 20
Still building up that pokedex? Have a couple beers and have fun with other Pokemon trainers in Chinatown! Start the night off at Scarlet where your team wristbands will be available for pickup or purchase ($20 online presale, $25 at the door). From there, you shall travel across the land, searching far and wide! Dressing up for the occasion is strongly encouraged, so rep your team or your fave pokemon. Prizes will be awarded.
Hawaii Polo – Sunday in the Country
Sunday, Aug 21
Hawaii Polo Fields, 68411 Farrington Hwy, Waialua
This Sunday, dig that tent out of storage, load up the cooler, pack the grill and spend some quality time in the country watching polo! Waialua is the site of Hawaii Polo’s summer season of matches and entertainment by Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning artists. Enjoy local arts and crafts vendors, sunbathing, swimming, fishing, surfing and more on the North Shore.