Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: June 1–7, 2023

Attend a keiki-friendly aviation expo, celebrate World Oceans Day, explore Honolulu Night Market and watch beloved Studio Ghibli films.


Emo Nite

Photo: Courtesy of BAMP Project


Emo Nite

Friday, June 2, 9 to 11 p.m.

Channel your inner emo, sweep your bangs to the side and don eyeliner for a night of rocking out to all your favorite dark hits.


$16, The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd #30,, @jointherepublik



Aerial View of Honolulu Night Market

Photo: Courtesy of Our Kaka‘ako


Honolulu Night Market: Mahina Māhealani

Saturday, June 3, 5 to 10 p.m.

With the theme “Mahina Māhealani,” this block party is inspired by the Hawaiian lunar calendar. Learn about the cultural significance of the moon in Hawai‘i and enjoy fashion shows by local designers, live music and entertainment and plenty of street food.


Free, Family-Friendly Event, Auahi and Keawe St.,, @ourkakaako


SEE ALSO: Your Insider Guide to Honolulu Night Market: Mahina Māhealani


Flight Adventures

Photo: Courtesy of Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum


Flight Adventures

Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

After a three-year break, Flight Adventures returns in-person to the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum this weekend. Families can enjoy the Biggest Little Air show, flight training, various STEM-related crafts and activities, bounce houses, obstacle courses, open cockpits, rock climbing and food trucks at this free two-day community event. Pre-registration is required for free entry and parking.


Free, Family-Friendly Event, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, 319 Lexington Blvd.,



Where My Umbilical is Buried

Photo: Courtesy of da Shop


Poetry Reading: Where My Umbilical is Buried

Saturday, June 3, 2 p.m.

Head to da Shop for an afternoon of poetry with author Amanda Galvan Huynh, who will be reading from her new collection Where My Umbilical Is Buried. There will be a book signing and Q&A with Huynh after her reading.


Free, da Shop, 3565 Harding Ave.,, @dashophnl



Wai Kai Ocean Fest

Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8, the Wai Kai Ocean Fest offers exhibits and activities presented by local organizations committed to sustainability, environmental awareness and active waterman activities like fishing, boating, paddling and much more. There’s plenty to enjoy, including a keiki SUP race, live music and a helicopter drop.


Free, Family-Friendly Event, Wai Kai, 91-1621 Keoneula Blvd.,, @waikaiexperience


SEE ALSO: We Tried It: Wai Kai Lagoon and Surf Park in ‘Ewa Beach


Summer Studio Ghibli Festival

May 31 to August 17

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for English subtitles

Thursdays at 11 a.m. or noon for English language dubbed

Watch all your favorite Studio Ghibli films at Kahala Theaters over the summer. This week’s featured film is Only Yesterday, which will be playing from May 31 through June 1. The film features Taeko, who remembers her childhood memories from nostalgic Japanese school days. Upcoming films include Grave of the Fireflies, Princess Mononoke, The Wind Rises, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, and When Marnie Was There.


Kahala Theatres, 4211 Waialae Ave.,, @consolidatedhi



Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition

Photo: Credit David Bickerstaff


Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition

June 2, 3, 8, 15, 23, 30 and July 1, various times

In spring 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opens its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history, including famous masterpieces like “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” “The Milkmaid” and “Woman Holding a Balance.” This film offers a private view of the exhibition and Vermeer’s creative process accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curators of the show.


$12 for HoMA members, $15 general admission, Doris Duke Theatre, 1111 Victoria St.,, @honolulumuseum



Miss Hawaii

Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i Theatre


Miss Hawai‘i

Saturday, June 3, doors open 5 p.m., pre-show begins 5:30 p.m.

Watch as 21 of the most intelligent, poised and beautiful women compete for the title of Miss Hawai‘i 2023.


$60, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.,, @hawaiitheatre



David Benoit

Photo: Courtesy of Blue Note Hawai‘i


David Benoit

Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Catch the tunes of jazz pianist David Benoit live. He has a four-decade career of writing soundtracks for the Peanuts television movies, writing scores for blockbuster films and soap opera themes and writing more than 20 chart-topping radio hits.


$35 to $45, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalakaua Ave.,, @bluenotehawaii



HONOLULU Family Keiki Krafts Workshop: Father’s Day Koozie

Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to noon

Have your keiki create a custom koozie for a fun Father’s Day gift in this free workshop, part of a HONOLULU Family partnership with City Mill to offer creative DIY crafts every month.  There are 15 seats for keiki every 30 minutes starting at 10 a.m. Register online to reserve your spot.


Free, City Mill Wai‘anae Mall, 86-120 Farrington Highway, tickets available here


SEE ALSO: We Tried It: HONOLULU Family Keiki Krafts Presented by City Mill


Stick Figure, Pepper and The Elovaters

Saturday, June 3, 6 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of reggae and roots with some of the best in the genre: American band Stick Figure, “Live By The Day” artists The Elovators and the iconic group Pepper.


$64 to $74, Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave.,, @blaisdellcenter