Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: April 7–13, 2021
Hawai‘i’s Restaurant Week is a go-go along with a downtown urban flea market, a virtual half marathon, a volunteer day on North Shore and more things to do this week.
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Art + Flea Urban Market
Saturday, April 10, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Support local brands: check. Support local restaurants: check. Eat tacos, burgers, pizza and drink drinks: check, check, check, double check. Make it even better? Bring the dog. This urban market will be setting up shop at Encore’s awesome outdoor courtyard for a lovely afternoon of shopping and eating. RSVP to this free event soon because space is limited (they’re strictly following city and CDC guidelines).
‘Ukulele Festival Hawai‘i’s Local Spotlight
Sunday, April 11, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
The first of four live streamed events, is all about local talent. Viewers can tune into special performances including Kelly Boy Delima, Bryan Tolentino, Honoka Katayama, David Kamakahi and more. The events are free so just visit the festival’s YouTube channel and log into your account to join a live chat.
Kalaeokauna‘oa Volunteer Workday
Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m.
Kalaeokauna‘oa (or Kahuku Point), the northernmost point of O‘ahu, needs a little spring cleaning. On the second Saturday of the month, North Shore Community Land Trust encourages the community to join in removing invasive species and marine debris as well as other restoration activities. Volunteers should meet at the Turtle Bay Resort parking lot (near the Paradise Helicopters helipad) by 9 a.m. before a 20 minute-long guide-led coastal hike to the point.
April 10, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Architectural photographer David Franzen and architects Ted Garduque and Geoffrey Lewis offer participants tips to up their photography game in this daylong workshop. It starts with a lesson on composition and techniques; instructors then lead students around to take photos, followed by a downtown critique session and technical editing class. Everyone gets to take one of their images home as a 16-by-20-inch mounted print.
$55–$105, AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture, aiahonolulu.org
Plus: Coming Up
Virtual Film Night: The Human Shelter
April 15, 6–7:30 p.m.
This year’s film night has gone (you guessed it) virtual with Danish documentary filmmaker Boris Bertram’s The Human Shelter: An Expedition Into What Makes A Home. This anthropological film, funded by IKEA by the way, tells the story of far out dwellings: tiny living in Tokyo, a remote cabin in Iceland, a home where Norwegian reindeer herders live, a refugee camp in Iraq and even NASA’s Mars habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa. This fascinating and visually intriguing documentary gives us a glimpse of people living life in challenging circumstances.
Free, online, aiahonolulu.org
More Weekend Ideas
EAT good food on the go-go
Until Monday, April 19
Get out those stretchy pants—the first-ever Food-A-Go-Go Restaurant Week is on through April 12. Restaurants across Hawai‘i are featuring special dishes or prix fixe menus and donating auction items for two reasons: to support local eateries and raise money for agricultural education in our public schools. Restaurants participating in Food-A-Go-Go’s Restaurant Week will feature their dishes or course menus for dine-in or takeout (some are running these specials for two weeks until April 19). Diners who post a photo of their dish using #FoodagogoWeek on Instagram between April 5 and 19 have a chance to win a grand prize of 100,000 HawaiianMiles. For more info, visit the Food-A-Go-Go website. —Kelli Shiroma Braiotta
LISTEN to local legends
Henry Kapono teams up with Blue Note Hawai‘i for four Artist 2 Artist jam sessions and conversations. Tuesday, April 13, Kapono will chat and play with Mānoa DNA.
RUN a half marathon
Are your pandemic pajama pants getting a little tight? Well, the next virtual race has reachable goals: Walk or run a 5K, 10K, the Hapalua half-marathon or all three (which gives you Big Kukini honors) within the month.
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