Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: April 27–May 1, 2022

Make lei po‘o on the beach, watch hula and go check out a pop-up art exhibit in Kaka‘ako.


Hawaiian Airlines May Day is this weekend

The broadcast will premiere statewide this weekend. Photo: Courtesy of Kāhuli Leo Le‘a


Hawaiian Airlines May Day 2022

Sunday, May 1, 7 to 9 p.m.

Hunker down with the family to watch a Lei Day performance broadcast on KGMB and KFVE. The concert will be recorded live on the lawn of Bishop Museum and will include a star-studded lineup of local musicians, including Keauhou, Robert Cazimero and his Hālau Nā Kamalei o Līlīlehua, Manu Boyd, Cody Pueo Pata, Kainani Kahaunaele, various hālau hula, and host Billy V. The broadcast will premiere statewide on Sunday, May 1, on KGMB and KFVE, and worldwide via Facebook live on Kahuli Leo Lea’s page and those of various partnering organizations. Don’t worry if you miss it—the show will be rebroadcast on May 7, 1 p.m., on KGMB and 7 p.m. on KFVE; May 8, 1 p.m., on KHNL.


Free, KGMB, KFVE and Facebook, @kahulileolea,




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Jim Brickman

Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Even if you’re not familiar with the world of instrumental music, you might have heard of Jim Brickman. The bestselling solo pianist’s songs are inspiring, soothing and romantic, like “Angel Eyes” and “Valentine.” He’s partnered with stars that include Martina McBride, Kenny Loggins and Five for Fighting and branched out to books, TV concert specials and even a radio show, The Jim Brickman Show. Bring a date and watch him play the ivory keys at Blue Note Hawaiʻi this weekend.


$45–$65, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 777-4890,, @bluenotehawaii



“Building Houses, Building Stories”

April 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For the bicentennial celebration of the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, the theater program will portray real-life businessman Charles Montague Cooke Sr. and missionary Clarissa Lyman Richards. While you’re there, you can also check out the recent completion of the replica Hale Pili o Nā Mikanele on the Hawaiian Mission Houses’ grounds and also tour the mission houses before and after the performances. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The performances will start promptly at 6:15 p.m.


$45, Hawaiian Mission Houses, 553 S. King St., (808) 447-3910,, @hawaiian_mission_houses




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Lei Day Aloha at Salt at Our Kaka‘ako

Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. to noon

Celebrate lei day in Kakaʻako with lei making, keiki crafts, live music by Denny Ono and a hula performance by Halau ‘O Napuala‘ikauika‘iu, led by Kumu Hula Sallie Yoza. There’s also a spinning wheel of giveaways.


Free, Salt at Our Kakaʻako, 691 Auahi St., (808) 521-4578,, @saltkakaako


SEE ALSO: Learn How to Make Your Own Lei Po‘o for Lei Day


Other Ideas

7sketches Courtesy Of Mori By Art Flea

Photo: Courtesy of Mori by Art + Flea


7 Years of 7Sketches Show at Mori Hawai‘i

If you’re in the Kaka‘ako neighborhood, swing by Mori by Art + Flea in South Shore Market to check out a pop-up exhibit by 7Sketches (@7sketches). A collection showcasing his playful and colorful work over the past seven years, the exhibit celebrates 7Sketches’ anniversary and will be on display until May 15. You can also shop his work at the store and online at


Free, Mori by Art + Flea, 1170 Auahi St.,, @mori_hawaii




Lei Day Workshop

Sunday, May 1, 4 to 6:50 p.m.

Just in time for Lei Day, Eco Mindful Lei and Aloha Paradise Studio are teaming up for an extravagant lei poʻo workshop out in ʻEwa Beach. Treat yo’self to a self-serve beverage station, raffle prizes, a mimosa bar and individual charcuterie boxes. And, from what we hear, it’s oh-so picturesque with a styled yurt tent, Volkswagen buses, two tubs filled with flowers and plenty of photo props.


$125, Pohakupuna Beach Club,, @eco_mindful_lei



Shiba San Credit Paul Oshiro

Photo: Paul Oshiro


Shiba San

Saturday, April 30, 9 p.m.

There’s not a whole lot known about the enigmatic Parisian producer Shiba San, who left his 15-year career in France to create his own music. A combination of hip-hop and Chicago house music, Shiba San’s songs like “Okay” and “Burn Like Fire” made waves in the nightlife scene—you can watch him perform and drop more beats on stage this weekend.


$20–$25, The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd., (808) 941-7469,, @jointherepublik



Hit The Road

Opens April 29

If you’re in the mood for a movie, a family drama arrives at Koko Marina Center this weekend. Directed by Iranian director Panah Panahi, Hit The Road is a comedic, heartwarming drama about an Iranian family that takes a road trip across the countryside.


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