Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Aug. 10–15, 2022
Learn how to play an ancient Hawaiian version of checkers, listen to stories read aloud by local children’s authors and check out Ala Moana Center’s new night market.
Your Last Chance to See Beyond Monet
Ends Sunday, August 14
This traveling exhibition of Oscar-Claude Monet’s famous works concludes this weekend. Walk through the exhibit to experience Monet’s masterpieces in motion, then buy a unique keepsake from the store.
Family-Friendly Event, tickets start at $17 per person, Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Ave., monethonolulu.com, @monethonolulu
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Through Monday, August 15
Andrew Binkley shows his large-scale solo art exhibition about death, impermanence, and our interconnection with space and time. See a giant inflatable boulder hovering in the air, participate in an interactive installation to see what stars looked like from the time and place of someone’s death , and view photographs of people releasing cremated ashes into the sky to transform into clouds. The unique exhibit, more reflective than bleak, is worth checking out before it closes on Aug. 15.
Free, Nā Lama Kukui Lifestyle & Design Center, 560 N. Nimitz Highway, (808) 537-9953, @nalamakukui
Kōnane Game Night at Honolulu Museum of Art
Saturday, August 13, 5 to 9 p.m.
Learn how to play kōnane, an ancient Hawaiian version of checkers, as taught by the owners of Akau Boards. Arrive early to hear the Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club perform in the Central Courtyard, head to the shop to learn how to play kōnane and leave enough time to play some games with attendees afterward. Bring your own picnic blankets to sit on the grass and purchase dine-in and takeout meals until 7:30 p.m. and drinks until 8:30 p.m. Both the café and coffee bar take credit cards so no need to bring cash. Later in the night you can listen to music by Don Baduria and a DJ set from Aloha Got Soul in the HoMA Café.
Family-Friendly Event, Free, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., (808) 532-8700, honolulumuseum.org, @honolulumuseum
Monday, August 15, 7 p.m.
Local boy Kermet Apio returns with a satirical stand-up comedy show—he’s known for being a family-friendly comic along the lines of Brian Regan and Eddie Brill and for winning The Great American Comedy Festival. Born and raised in Honolulu, Apio’s now a Seattle resident but travels throughout the U.S. and across the globe to perform.
$15–$25, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 777-4890, bluenotejazz.com, @bluenotehawaii
Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brush up on your Korean cooking skills with chef Grant Sato, winner of the 2015 Global Taste of Korean International Cooking Competition. You’ll learn some solid basic dishes like soondubu jjigae (soft tofu stew, with tofu made from scratch!), miyeok-guk (Korean seaweed soup with beef) and Sato’s competition winning takjim (braised chicken with vegetables). Ingredients, cooking utensils and cookware will be provided and students are required to wear covered nonslip shoes (e.g., athletic shoes) and comfortable long pants. Register online at ce.uhcc.hawaii.edu.
$125, Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head, 4500 Diamond Head Road, (808) 734-9593, ce.uhcc.hawaii.edu
Band Camp 2022
Friday, August 12, 7 p.m.
Pop punkers All Time Low return to Hawai‘i this weekend to headline Band Camp at the Blaisdell Arena, the largest venue they’ve ever played in the Islands. Catch them with fellow emo kings The Maine and newcomer BoyWithUke, with an opening set by local singer Jenny Yim. Blackbear had previously been slated to perform but had to pull out of the concert. Most of the loge seats are sold out, but the floor and upper levels still have plenty of tickets left. Doors open at 6 p.m.
$39.50–$59.50, 777 Ward Ave., bampproject.com, @bampproject
Habilitat’s Online Auction
Through Friday, August 12, 6 p.m.
Habilitat’s online auction ends this week, and what better way to support a local nonprofit than by getting a little something-something for yourself? All proceeds go toward the addiction treatment center’s programs and scholarships for residents who struggle with substance abuse and houselessness. A quick look online shows everything from a Ford Focus, yacht excursions, tickets to golf clubs, a hotel stay at the Four Seasons Resort on Maui, musical instruments, original art and much more.
Don Ho’s Birthday
Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In honor of legendary entertainer Don Ho’s birthday, the International Market Place in Waikīkī is celebrating all month long with special cocktails and restaurant promotions. At 10 a.m. on Aug. 13, view a lei draping ceremony at Banyan Court, Level 1. From 4 to 5 p.m., check out a Don Ho “Suck ’Em Up” tribute show with Henry Kapono & Friends at Queen’s Court, Level 1. Afterward, peruse the archival photo installation at Banyan Court, Level 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. There’s plenty of validated parking available at International Market Place with a minimum purchase of $10 from stores and restaurants.
Free, International Market Place, 2330 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 931-6105, shopinternationalmarketplace.com, @intlmktplace
Read Aloud Series at Ward Village
Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, 10 a.m. to noon
Local bookstore Village Books & Music and Ward Centre Courtyard are hosting two days of back-to-back book readings from local children’s authors such as Joy Au, Tammy Yee and Alan Suemori; Hawai‘i State Library librarian Amy Lau; illustrator Holly Braffet; and staff from Nā Mea Hawaiʻi. Keiki and families are invited to snap a photo in front of the photo wall, purchase a book from one of the participating partners and enjoy free mini acai bowls, plantation iced tea and mini cupcakes from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Sugarlina Bakeshop.
Family-Friendly Event, free, Ward Centre Courtyard between Logos Bookstore & Nā Mea Hawai‘i, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 415, (808) 596-8890, @wardvillage
Ala Moana Center Night Market
Friday, August 12, 4 to 9 p.m.
Check out fireworks by Hilton Hawaiian Village, join a giveaway, take pictures at the picturesque The Lei Bus and shop till you drop at Ala Moana Center and Hawai‘i Craft and Foodie Fest’s new bimonthly night market. The market launches this Friday with more than 25 local food and drink trucks, as well as small businesses including Wynnwood Farms, Beads & Things by Kori, Kissy Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Candy Factory, Da Hub Store and Blue Truck Teppanyaki.
Free, Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., hawaiicraftandfoodiefest.square.site, @hawaiicraftandfoodiefest
Buy Tickets to Sea Life Park’s Makapu‘u Twilight Concert
Saturday, August 27, 5 to 10 p.m.
This annual summer concert at Sea Life Park takes place on Aug. 27, but early bird rates end Aug. 15 so if you want to save $15, buy tickets now. The star-studded entertainment lineup includes Hālau ‘O Nāpuala‘ikauika‘iu; Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winners Kimié Miner, Hapa, and Jake Shimabukuro along with his Pure Heart bandmates Jon Yamasato and Lopaka Colon Jr.
Family-Friendly Event, $20 for ages 3–12, $45 general, $60 VIP ($60 general, $75 VIP after Aug. 15), Sea Life Park, 41-202 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, sealifeparkhawaii.com/twilightconcert
40th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Saturday, Aug. 13, 4 to 9 p.m.
Some of Hawai‘i’s favorite slack-key artists will perform at the 40th annual festival this weekend, which doubles as a benefit for Waikīkī Aquarium. Tickets must be purchased at the door. If you can’t make it, tune in to the livestream on Facebook or YouTube.
Family-Friendly Event, $10 (cash only), Waikīkī Aquarium, 2777 Kalākaua Ave., facebook.com/Slackkeyfestivals
Mālama Hawai‘i Makers Market Waikīkī
Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The local market, which has popped up in Hale‘iwa and Hawai‘i Kai, makes its debut in Waikīkī this weekend with more than 45 vendors and live music by Dayton Watanabe until 1 p.m.
Family-Friendly Event, Waikīkī Elementary School, 3710 Lē‘ahi Ave., malamahawaiimarket.com, @malamahawaiimarket