Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: April 21–23, 2017

A lineup of the weekend's best events.

This month’s Weekend Picks are brought to you by: Honolulu Cookie Co.

Saturday is Earth Day (happy b-earth day, planet E!), and what better way to celebrate than supporting a nonprofit dedicated to keeping Hawai‘i clean? Tickets to see a certain internationally renowned singer (with North-Shore roots) go on sale this weekend, and you’ll want to scoop them up ASAP. If you’re no good with delayed gratification, other weekend events include beer by the beach, a family-friendly fair at ‘Iolani School and a live show by a serious singing talent whose career began just like any other’s—with a rap parody.

  Easter Brunch

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Purchase Tickets to Jack Johnson’s 2017 Summer Tour

Locals-only presale: Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

General on-sale: Sunday, April 23 starting at 9 a.m.

Here’s a reason to start thinking about summer (it’s only a month away, after all): North Shore surfer boy turned international music legend Jack Johnson has announced an epic new summer tour throughout North America. Kicking off in Chicago, Johnson will hit more than a dozen venues before concluding the tour back home at Honolulu’s Waikīkī Shell with shows on Aug. 4 and 5. In typical Johnson fashion, all proceeds from the tour will go to the Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, his nonprofit that supports environmental education in Hawai‘i. And to show extra love to local fans (because he loves us the most, obviously), all Hawai‘i residents will have a chance to purchase their tickets early, this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. only. Make sure to register as a Ticketmaster verified fan by 10 a.m. tomorrow, use a credit card with a local mailing address when purchasing your tickets and you’re good to go. Um, excuse us for a minute, we just got a huge craving for banana pancakes.

Ticket prices to be announced. For more information on Jack Johnson’s 2017 summer tour, go here. To register for access to the locals-only presale, go here


Brews by the Beach: Beers + Bites + Beats

Saturday, April 22, 6 to 9 p.m.

Life’s a beach when you’ve got your best brews by your side. Celebrate both at Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Resort & Spa’s beer-centric event by the sea this Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Guests can sit back, talk story and watch the sunset on Hyatt’s pool terrace with small bites and specialty craft suds from Maui Brewing Co., Ballast Point Brewing Co., Aloha Beer Co. and Sierra Nevada. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit local wounded veterans—so drink up!

$55 general admission, $45 for guests and residents with Hawai‘i or military ID, ages 21 and older only. Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa, 2424 Kalākaua Ave., third floor pool terrace. For more information on Brews by the Beach, go here or email


Iolani Fair

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‘Iolani Fair

Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, noon to 10:30 p.m.

Even if you aren’t an alumnus, ‘Iolani School’s annual fair this weekend is worth checking out. The family-friendly, two-day event offers games and rides for guests of all ages, and even a special designated area just for 1- to 5-year-old keiki, complete with pony rides and a petting zoo (that adults can, and will want to, take part in). Live entertainment by some of Hawai‘i’s top local talents and a marketplace featuring one-of-a-kind handmade crafts and foods will keep the adults occupied, but the star of the fair is, of course, the food—giant turkey legs, gumbo, waffle dogs, fresh malassadas and more. Don’t forget to stop by the gourmet tent, where chefs from popular local restaurants (including Fête, Tiki’s Grill & Bar and Ravish at The Modern Honolulu) will dish out their own creations. Parking is available across the street at Kaimukī High School for a $5 flat rate, with a complimentary shuttle that takes you directly to the school’s gate.

Free, ‘Iolani School, 563 Kamoku St. For more information on the ‘Iolani School Fair, go here.


K.Flay at The Republik

Friday, April 21, 8 p.m.

Not many artists’ music careers begin ironically, but that’s exactly how Stanford grad Kristine Meredith Flaherty came to be K.Flay. Flaherty fell into music at 19 years old when, unimpressed with mainstream hip-hop, she jokingly wrote and performed rap-parody “Blingity Blang Blang” as a way to make fun of the “simplistic, misogynistic and formulaic” radio hits. EPs, chart-ranking albums and nationwide tours later, the turned-legit musician performs on The Republik’s stage this Friday. If you’re unsure of what to expect, the high-voltage, head-banging “Blood in the Cut,” appearing on her 2017 sophomore album Every Where Is Some Where and the XXX: Return of Xander Cage soundtrack, gives you a taste of her genre-defying style of energetic lo-fi pop, hip-hop and indie grunge.

$15, The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd., Suite 30. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


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