Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Aug. 25–31, 2022
Enjoy a concert under the stars with your keiki, attend a bon dance, watch UH Mānoa battle it out on the football field live and more this weekend.
Honolulu Museum of Art – Palette
Saturday, Aug. 27, 4 to 8 p.m.
If you are 21 or older, join the Honolulu Museum of Art for its annual summer fundraiser, this year called Palette. This event has a mixture of foods and drinks from some of Honolulu’s most prestigious eateries such as Prince Waikīkī, Hawaiian Host, O’Kim’s, Castro’s, Himalayan Kitchen, Superb Sushi, Bubbly & Bleu, Hy’s Steakhouse, the HoMA Café and more. Expect live entertainment too, from such groups as The Elevations Hawai‘i, Shakti Dance Movement, Waipuna, and Lucky Kids, as well as art-making demonstrations from HoMA teaching artists and more.
Make-A-Wish 40th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Make-A-Wish is celebrating its 40th anniversary of supporting local children with critical illnesses. A free event at the Honolulu Zoo will include face painting for the keiki, a photo booth and free doughnuts from Dunkin’. All Make-A-Wish activities and entertainment are free; however, to participate you’ll need to purchase a ticket to get into the zoo. Tickets are $4 for children ages 3 to 12 and $8 for adults.
Thursday, Aug. 25, and Friday, Aug. 26, multiple times
“Tell It To My Heart” singer Taylor Dayne will make the rounds for two nights at the Blue Note Hawai‘i. This pop icon is No. 18 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the top female dance artists of all time. Over the course of her three-decade career, Dayne has sold more than 75 million albums and singles worldwide.
Sea Life Park – Twilight Concert
Saturday, Aug. 27, 4–10 p.m.
Create memories with your family under the stars at Sea Life Park’s Twilight Concert. This concert features local artists such as Kupaoa, Kimié Miner and Hapa, who will get your keiki dancing and singing along. There will also be numerous food and drink options, including a kālua pig plate, chili bowl, poke bowl and soda. For those who are over 21, beer and wine will be served. Doors open at noon for VIP guests to explore the grounds; for general admission guests, doors open at 4 p.m.
‘Ohana Night At Windward Mall
Saturday, Aug. 27, 4 to 8 p.m.
Spend time with your ʻohana this weekend by shopping at the multiple craft vendors and food trucks during ʻOhana Night at Windward Mall. All craft vendors will open at 3 p.m. and food trucks will open at 4 p.m. For craft vendors, you can expect to see a wide range of items, from jewelry to succulents. The craft vendors will be in center court, and you can find the food trucks at the parking lot along Kamehameha Highway. The food trucks include vendors such as Simply Ono, Da Lemonade Squad, Jenny’s Birria and more.
UH Football Live at Consolidated Theaters
Saturdays, Aug. 27 through Nov. 26, 4:30 p.m.
Save your loudest chee-hoos for this weekend’s football game when the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will face off against Vanderbilt. Watch the game live at Consolidated Theatres in Mililani, Kapolei or Koko Marina. No live football game would be complete without a hot dog and soda: Get a combo at a discounted price of $13.
Family-Friendly Event, $12–$15, consolidatedtheatres.com
Polo and a Sunshine Daydream Concert
Sunday, Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Spend the first part of your day in Waialua watching a polo match and indulging in delicious food. Vendors open at 12:30 p.m. and the lineup includes The Cosmic Kitchen and Olay’s Thai-Lao Cuisine. At 5 p.m. Stephen Inglis and Paradise Waits will perform a Grateful Dead tribute concert. Street parking is prohibited so be sure to get a parking pass. Most parking options are sold out, but overflow parking is still available for $20. The overflow lot is near the mauka sideline.
Aloha Las Vegas
Aug. 25 through Sept. 25, multiple times
Aloha Las Vegas is a play about Wally Fukuda, a retired widower who gets a visit from his friend Harry. Harry gives Wally a crazy proposal: sell his home in Hawai‘i and move to Las Vegas, where he can live at half the cost. Though it may seem like a no-brainer decision, Wally is faced with family dynamics that complicate his situation. Head down to Kumu Kahua Theatre to see what decision Wally makes.
Friday, Aug. 26, & Saturday, Aug. 27, multiple times
Join Park West Gallery in welcoming Stephen Fishwick, a world-famous artist and entertainer. On Friday, Fishwick will be painting live; on Saturday, guests can chat with him at a cocktail party. Fishwick, who brings a fusion of music, movement and color into his pieces, describes his live paintings as an “art attack.” Both events are open to the public, however, to attend the cocktail party you must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Aiea Hongwanji Bon Dance
Saturday, Aug. 27, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
It’s bon dance season! Celebrate at the ʻAiea Hongwanji with a bon dance event that includes a craft fair, BTS inspired items, bentos and more. The bon dance starts at 7 p.m. so get there earlier so you can enjoy all the vendors beforehand.
Roy Wood Jr.
Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Roy Wood Jr., known for his wit and comedic timing, is coming to Blue Note Hawaiʻi. Wood is a correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central and has his own TV Special, Imperfect Messenger.
Friday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Julie Kim is a stand-up comedian who has been featured on national television and radio. She’s also been a writer and on-camera talent for numerous shows, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s The Debaters and Laugh out Loud. She also is a writer and creative consultant for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
Ala Moana Night Market
Friday, Aug. 26, 4 to 9 p.m.
The Ala Moana Night Market will be hosting 25 different food and retail vendors. Support local businesses such as Beads & Things by Kori, Dolce Vita Pasta, Da Mochi Guys and more this Friday. You can also enjoy live music by a DJ from No Limit Sounds, take photos with The Lei Bus and play oversized yard games.