Top 5 things to do this weekend (May 16-19) in Honolulu, Hawaii

May 16, 2013

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In honor of Military Appreciation Day, Podium Raceway Hawaii is hosting Race for the Vets Grand Prix.

Photo: David Croxford


ACT II: Fashion Reprise for You and Your Home

Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19

Hawaii Opera Theatre announces the return of its big sale, with gently used and new designer women and men’s wear, artwork and furniture up for grabs at its Beretania Street rehearsal space.  Goods will be on sale to the general public from Friday to Sunday. Reservations are required and can be made online or by phone. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $50, 780 S. Beretania St., 569-7372 ext. 200,

Live Music

King Britt Concert

Friday, May 17

Grammy-nominated electronic producer and composer King Britt is set to perform at The Republik. Britt’s music has been featured on Michael Mann’s Miami Vice and HBO’s True Blood. 6 p.m., $15, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd.,


T&C Surf Grom Contest

Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19

T&C Surf and the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii bring you another weekend of surf and fun in the sun. Each year this event introduces young surfers to the world of competitive surfing in a less-intense setting. Surfers ages 12 and younger who have never participated in NSSA or HASA events may compete. Registration is still available with a late entry fee. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., free to attend, $50 late entry, Queen’s Surf Break, 2715 Kalakaua Ave.,

Fairs & Festivals

Hawaii Book and Music Festival

Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19

This year at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival, attendees can look forward to meeting local, national and international celebrated authors including Yunte Huang and Susanna Moore. There will also be films, musical performances, storytelling and poetry slams for the whole family to enjoy. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, free, Honolulu Civic Center, 650 S. King St.,


Race for the Vets Grand Prix

Sunday, May 19

If you are a car lover, join the fun at the Race for the Vets Grand Prix for Military Appreciation Day. Guests will enjoy a car show, craft fair, vendor booths, food, live entertainment and prizes. There is a $25 fee for those who would like to race, and 50 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Barbers Point Homeless Veterans Facility. 2-6 p.m., free, Podium Raceway Hawaii, 91-1085 Lexington St., Bldg. 1844,


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