Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: April 25–28, 2019

Hawai‘i’s annual celebration of Spam returns to Waikīkī.

2019 Waikīkī Spam Jam

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Waikīkī Spam Jam

Saturday, April 27, 4 to 10 p.m.

Alaska has salmon, Maine has lobster, Hawai‘i has Spam. No one can deny our love for that delicious block of mystery meat, and this weekend Hawai‘i’s annual celebration of Hormel Spam returns to take over Kalākaua Avenue with live entertainment, Hawai‘i-made crafts, Spam merchandise and more than 20 local restaurants showcasing the many ways the canned luncheon meat can be enjoyed: Spam tacos, Spam mochi waffles, Spam lumpia, Spam chocolate tarts … the list goes on. Bring a can or two of your own to donate to Hawai‘i Foodbank at the event.

Free, Kalākaua Avenue. For more information, go here.

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Gypsy Jazz Night with Surfrider Foundation O‘ahu

Friday, April 26, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Surfrider Foundation O‘ahu and platinum-certified Ocean Friendly Restaurant Aloha Beer Co. celebrate Earth Month with a Friday pau hana event that’s equal parts fun, boozy and charitable. Your $25 admission ticket gets you two beers to enjoy with the live sounds of Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning band Hot Club of Hulaville. All profits will benefit the Surfrider Foundation O‘ahu and its mission to protect Hawai‘i’s beautiful oceans.

$25, Aloha Beer Co., 700 Queen St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


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  Autograf at Hawaiian Brian’s

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Saturday, April 27, at 9 p.m.

Autograf, an electronic DJ trio known for its ethereal sound, will make its way to Hawaiian Brian’s for a one-night-only concert in Honolulu. Comprising two art students and a derivatives trader, Autograf has mastered a futuristic, instrumental-forward sound that has led to its popularity in the electronic music world. If you’re an art buff, enjoy the Andy-Warhol-inspired art installations during the show made by the artists themselves.

$15–$299, Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiʻolani Blvd., Second Floor. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


SEE ALSO: 9 Honolulu Concerts to Catch in April 2019


UH Mānoa Fashion Show

Sunday, April 28, at 6 p.m.

Every Spring semester, the graduating class of University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Fashion Design and Merchandising Program puts on a fashion show, giving senior and junior designers a chance to showcase their creativity and talents on the runway. Meet Hawai‘i’s next generation of style stars at this year’s show, titled Sweet Escape, which will be held at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum.

$15–$50, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Coming Up

Pau Hana Film Talk and Screening: Beau Bassett and Ciara Lacy

Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Winner of the 37th annual Hawai‘i International Film Festival’s Made in Hawai‘i Award, the documentary Out of State follows two incarcerated Native Hawaiians who reconnect with their indigenous roots while serving time at a prison in Arizona. Once out, David and Hale return to Hawai‘i eager for a fresh start, but quickly discover life after prison comes with its own struggles. Hawai‘i State Art Museum will have a free screening of the film followed by a talk story with Out of State producer Beau Bassett and director/co-producer Ciara Lacy.

Free, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St. For more information, go here.


Watch the Merrie Monarch Festival

Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27

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Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival: Culinary Heroes Honoring Rick Bayless, Culture: One Plate at a Time

Thursday, April 25  |  5:30 p.m.

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Jake Shimabukuro at Blue Note Hawai‘i

Thursday, April 25 & Friday, April 26  |  6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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Hawaiʻi Food and Wine Festival: No Borders: Chef Grand Tasting Event

Friday, April 26  |  6 to 9 p.m.

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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Thursday, April 25 & Friday, April 26  |  8 to 11 p.m.

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The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

Saturday, April 27  |  6 to 9 p.m.

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Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28  |  6:30 and 9 p.m.

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Haleʻiwa Metric Century

Sunday, April 28  |  7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Lei Poʻo Workshop with Meleana Estes

Sunday, April 28  |  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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