Top 5 things to do this weekend (May 2-5) in Honolulu, Hawaii

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May 1, 2013

Photo: Courtesy Flores de Mayo Festival

Performing Arts

Bloody Murder at Manoa Valley Theatre

Thursday, May 2

This twisted murder spoof by Ed Sala takes the murder-mystery genre and flips it on its head. What ensues during this “whodunit” performance, filled with stereotypical characters, will deliver plenty of laughter and a surprise ending. Tickets are available online or by phone.
7:30 p.m., $30 general admission, $25 seniors and military, $15 ages 25 and under, 2833 East Manoa Rd., 988-6131,


Live Music

Nas at The Republik

Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4

Multi-platinum selling rapper, musician and actor Nas is due to hit The Republik stage for two performances. Tickets are available online at or
6 p.m. lounge doors open, 8 p.m. concert hall opens, $45 general admission, $55 riser, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., 941-7469.



12th Annual Jamba Banana Man Chase 5K and Keiki Fun Run

Saturday, May 4

Come chase life-size bananas around Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island for the chance to win free Jamba Juice smoothies for a year. The keiki will enjoy balloon animals, a bounce house and face painting. All proceeds benefit Hawaii Speed and Quickness. To register, visit
7 a.m., $30 for adults to register, $20 for children ages 3-13, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd.



Cinco de Mayo Street Festival

Saturday, May 4

This year’s Street Festival will highlight Honolulu’s connection to Latin culture. From beautiful colors, dance and music to folklore and cuisine, the streets will be filled with festive entertainment. Guests 21 or over can purchase wristbands to enjoy drinks on the street and entry to seven nightclubs in Downtown Chinatown.
5-10 p.m., free for general attendance, $4-$10 with purchase of wristband, Nuuanu Avenue and Hotel Street,


Fairs and Festivals

Flores de Mayo Fiesta

Sunday, May 5

Join the Filipino Community Center for its annual Flores de Mayo celebration. This week-long bash will begin with the Santa Cruzan Pageant and Parade, featuring beautifully dressed reynas and princesas under colorful flower arches with live entertainment to follow.
3:30-7:30 p.m., free, 94-428 Mokuola St. #302,


For more events, visit our online calendar.