Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: April 20–26, 2022

Celebrate your love of Spam, dress up as your favorite anime character, mālama ka ‘āina for Earth Month and score cute eco-fashions made from pineapples.


Kawaii Kon Credit David Croxford

Dress up as your favorite anime character this weekend at Kawaii Kon. Photo: David Croxford


Kawaii Kon

April 22–24, various times

After going virtual in 2020 and skipping 2021, Kawaii Kon finally returns in person to celebrate anime, Japanese culture and pop culture. This year there’s a ton to do—enter a cosplay or karaoke contest, shop a market filled with art and handcrafted items, compete in a video game tournament, attend fan panels and more.


$67–$1,200, register for tickets here, Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Ave.,, @kawaiikonofficial




Grand Lānai Restaurant Week

Now through April 24

Head down to Waikīkī for International Market Place’s Grand Lānai Restaurant Week. Eight of the shopping center’s eateries will be offering special prix fixe menus, including Eating House 1849, Herringbone Waikīkī, Liliha Bakery, Moani Waikīkī, Shorefyre, Skybox Taphouse, Stripsteak Waikīkī and Kūhiō Ave. Food Hall. View the menus here.


2330 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 921-0536,, @intlmktplace


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HIFF 2022 Spring Showcase

Now through April 24

It’s your last chance to enjoy Hawai‘i International Film Festival’s 2022 Spring Showcase. Grab some popcorn and head online for the final few days of virtual screenings. On our watchlist: documentaries Fanny: The Right to Rock, featuring the early ’70s all-female rock band Fanny, and Scaling Up: Hawai‘i’s Food Future by award-winning filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford.


View the online program guide here,, (808) 447-0577, @hiffhawaii


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Earth Day

Various dates

Show your love for the planet by volunteering with one of the many local organizations hosting Earth Day activities across the island on and around April 22. There are opportunities aplenty, from removing invasive species from Waimea Valley during Hi‘ipaka’s Mauka to Makai event on April 23 to cleaning up Waimānalo Beach Park as part of Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i’s Earth Day celebration happening April 24, and removing trash from the Ala Wai via kayak or SUP with Ikaika Hawai‘i.


SEE ALSO: 10 Ways to Volunteer for Earth Day 2022 on O‘ahu


Tiare Hawaii Naturals Collection Courtesy Of Tiare Hawaii

Photo: Courtesy Tiare Hawai‘i


Tiare Hawai‘i Naturals Collection

Available from April 22

North Shore label Tiare Hawai‘i (we’re fans of its floaty silhouettes and tropical prints) debuts its first sustainable collection on Earth Day, April 22. The mix includes breezy dresses, tops and skirts made from organic eco-friendly materials, including banana, bamboo, eucalyptus, Mulberry bark silk and pineapple., @tiarehawaii



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Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino


Waikīkī Spam Jam

April 22–May 1, various times

Spam fans rejoice! After a two-year hiatus the ‘ono-licious festival returns, this time around forgoing the one-night block party for a nine-day event. Twenty-five restaurants throughout Waikīkī will offer special festival-exclusive dishes, including an ice cream pie topped with candied Spam at Duke’s Waikīkī, Spam bao buns at Maui Brewing Co. and a Spam can mai tai at Stripsteak Waikīkī., @waikikispamjam


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Watch UH Manoa Theater’s Hooilina this weekend

Photo: Courtesy of Christine Lamborn



April 22–23 at 7:30 p.m., April 24 at 2 p.m.

Performed in Hawaiian, Pidgin and English, Ho‘oilina, presented by UH Mānoa’s Hawaiian Theatre Program, is a farce set on the slopes of ritzy pre-pandemic Diamond Head where a Hawaiian family is expecting to receive a hefty inheritance from its former matriarch, that is until an unusual stranger appears claiming her right to the endowment. Through the chaos that ensues, the production explores the question, “What does it take to be considered Hawaiian?”


Tickets are $8–$25 and available here, UH Mānoa Kennedy Theatre Mainstage, 1770 East-West Road., @uhmkennedytheatre


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Photo: Courtesy of Clark Little


Clark Little: The Art of Waves

Available now

Few capture the power and beauty of the ocean like acclaimed local photographer Clark Little. His newest book, Clark Little: The Art of Waves, dropped just this month and features 150 of his stunning images accompanied by personal stories and insights from his adventures, plus a forward by surfing great Kelly Slater.


$40,, Clark Little Gallery, 66-111 Kamehameha Highway #102, Hale‘iwa, @clarklittle