Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: Aug. 11–13, 2017
A lineup of the weekend’s best events.
This weekend, two companies celebrate very different milestones, a Waikīkī marketplace hitting its first anniversary, and another (hint: you probably know its opening hula scene by heart) a century in business. Plus, a walk put on by the American Heart Association will help you get in the steps to reach your next milestone; or, be a rebel, ignore your doctor’s advice and head to Honolulu Hale for kim chee- and jajangmyun-eating contests, soju tastings and Korean beer.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF Ward Village
Consolidated Theatres 100th Anniversary
Starting this month
There’s nothing like hitting the big 3-0 to make you feel old. (Legend has it, the morning after your 30th birthday you wake up to chronic lower-back pain, 10 extra pounds and the disappointing realization that you still don’t have your act together.) So, imagine how Consolidated Theatres, which started showing films one century ago in 1917, must feel. The entertainment group we grew up with (don’t lie, we know you could recreate the opening scene—hula, chanting, music and all—from memory alone) will celebrate 100 years with deals for moviegoers, starting this month. Mahalo Days, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, is our favorite promotion and means $7 general admission tickets, $10 for luxury recliners with reserved seating (at ‘Ōlino and Ward) and $13 Titan Luxe with Dolby Atmos premium big-screen experience tickets, plus popcorn and hot dogs for just two bucks a pop. A heartwarming indie rom-com, something to munch on, a 5 p.m. show time (because 9:30 is your new bedtime) and your 30-year-old self is set.
Consolidated Theatres, locations throughout O‘ahu. For more information on this event, go here.
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2017 O‘ahu Heart Walk
Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7 a.m.
Years ago, we thought the worst thing that could happen to our heart was to have it broken. If we had a time machine, we’d use it to travel back to that age and laugh at ourselves—and then advise younger-us to maintain a healthy diet rich in plants, drink in moderation, meditate and remember to exercise regularly. Time machines may not exist (yet), but you can still improve your heart health in present day, one step at a time. The O‘ahu Heart Walk, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, takes place at 7 a.m. Saturday morning and features a scenic 4.5-mile walk around Diamond Head. If you’re thinking, “Um, 7 a.m.? How many miles? What are they trying to do, kill me?” keep it fun by bringing a walking partner and a good attitude. We promise time will fly by.
Free, Kapiʻolani Park, 3840 Pākī Ave. For more information and to register for this event, go here.
PHOTO: Courtesy of the don ho trust
Don Ho Tribute at the International Market Place
Sunday, Aug. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
The International Market Place celebrates its first anniversary this month with activities throughout the month of August. This weekend’s celebration pays tribute to the legendary Don Ho and his contributions to the history and music of Hawai‘i. The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. with an unveiling of the marketplace’s new bronze sculpture of the singer, created by Honolulu artist Kim Duffett, followed by a Don Ho kanikapila and tribute show at 4 p.m., with special performances by his friends and family members. The night concludes with “O Nā Lani Sunset Stories” storytelling and hula show at 8:15 p.m.
Free, International Market Place, 2330 Kalākaua Ave. For more information on this and other events for International Market Place’s first anniversary, go here.
16th Annual Korean Festival
Friday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 12
Annyeonghaseyo! The Korean Festival is back and bringing all the best Korean stuff to Honolulu Hale. Mandoo? Check. Soju? You betcha. Korean reggae? Um, no idea what that is, but sure, we’re down. The festival will have lots to offer attendees, including live performances by K-pop girl-group Fantasie, singer/songwriter Cho Eun and, yes, Jeju Island-based Korean ska and reggae band South Carnival. Feeling lucky (or especially ravenous)? Sign up for the kim chee- or jajangmyun-eating contest—winner gets bragging rights and an impressive new addition to his or her résumé. Or, even better: Enter the Korean song contest, open to Koreans and Koreans-at-heart, to win a roundtrip ticket to South Korea. Maybe it’s time to brush up on Big Bang’s greatest hits?
Free, Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds, 530 S. King St. For more information on this event, go here.
Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.
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