Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: February 23–26, 2017

A lineup of the weekend's best events.

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


  Wanderlust O‘ahu 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Wanderlust O‘ahu


Wanderlust O‘ahu

Thursday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 26

Juggling our work, personal and social spheres can be anything from a minor challenge to straight-up impossible. When it’s the latter and you feel like maybe—just maybe—you’ve spread yourself too thin, sometimes the best thing to do is to just get away from it all. Enter Wanderlust O‘ahu, beachside festival held at North Shore’s Turtle Bay Resort focused on helping you find your true north via a choose-your-own-adventure experience. Featuring multilevel yoga and meditation sessions, inspiring lectures and workshops and boundary-pushing outdoor activities, this promises to be your most revitalizing weekend yet. Because music is the food of the soul, headliners Allen Stone and GRiZ, among other artists, will be there to get your heart thumping and spirits up, up and away!

$15–$490, Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Eat the Street: Chocolate

Friday, Feb. 24, 5 to 10 p.m.

Not that you need an excuse to celebrate the delicious treat (which, in our humble opinion, is, in fact, a greater thing than sliced bread), but Eat the Street teams up with Wedding Week to give you one this Friday, where you’ll have a chance to sample chocolate-centric foods during its monthly event. On our radar: champorado, a chocolate rice pudding brought to you by Chamorro Grindz, and cookies-and-cream butter mochi from Bake Me Pretty. With more than 30 vendors offering sweet and savory chocolate dishes at Eat the Street’s newest location at Kaka‘ako Gateway Park, you’ll leave with a satisfied smile, round belly and (if you’re an embarrassingly messy eater like us) remnants of the delicious bites still lingering on your face.

Free admission, Kaka‘ako Gateway Park, 461 Cooke St. For more information on Eat the Street, visit its Facebook page.

  Journey at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena

Photo: Courtesy of BAMP Project


Journey at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena

Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Where were you the first time you heard “Don’t Stop Believin’”? Whether it was during The Sopranos’ series finale, while jamming out on Rock Band or as part of KRTR 96’s lineup of ’80s, ’90s and now hits, chances are it has been part of your regular rotation of karaoke numbers ever since. (And, while it’s near-impossible for the average Joe to hit Steve Perry’s high notes with grace, we appreciate you trying.) Journey comes to the Blaisdell Arena (thanks to concert BFF BAMP Project) this Thursday (which is—sorry!—sold out), Friday and Sunday. Arnel Pineda, the band’s second singer (and who can actually hit Steve Perry’s high notes with grace), will lead the show with all of Journey’s greatest hits. Dust off your leather fringe jacket, perm out your hair and get ready for a legendary journey this weekend.

$65–$450, Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Phantogram at The Republik

Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.

Maybe you’re a little more electro pop than hard rock, a little more “Don’t Move” than “Don’t Stop Believin’”—if so, Phantogram’s one-night-only show this Saturday at The Republik is exactly where you need to be. The band’s name, which comes from the optical illusion in which two-dimensional objects appear to be three-dimensional, was aptly chosen. The tracks created by members Josh Carter (vocals, guitars) and Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboards) are filled with such lush, dreamy sounds and spacey synth melodies that it’s hard to believe they all came from just two people. Phantogram’s most recent album, Three, was just released this past October, so expect to hear its new stuff along with the much-loved favorites that first got the world listening.

$35, The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


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