Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Aug. 3–9, 2022
Catch New Kids on the Block, go stargazing, attend a Monthly Art Walk and listen to the soulful sounds of Paula Fuga.
New Kids on the Block
Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m.
Brothers Jonathan and Jordan Knight and fellow boy band member Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood may no longer be “kids,” but to their huge fan base, they’re still the hot East Coast guys who sang, danced and knocked out ’80s and ’90s hits like “Step by Step” and “You Got It (The Right Stuff).” With special guest TLC, expect a super fun throwback dance party, with an audience that spans generations.
Ticket prices start at $69.50, Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave., ticketmaster.com
Jim Jefferies The Moist Tour
Saturday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m.
The Sydney native has been entertaining audiences around the world with his rousing and provocative comedy. Last year, his ninth stand-up special, Jim Jefferies Intolerant, came out on Netflix.
$39.75–$159.75, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St., hawaiitheatre.com
Wellness & Awareness Drawing Workshop With Zach Angeles
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1 to 4 p.m.
Find your inner artist and zen out with Zach Angeles, who was the featured artist of Mental Health America of Hawai‘i in 2019. Angeles is not only an artist, but an educator who shares his passion for creative expression and encourages others to use it as a tool to improve self-awareness and overall wellness. You’ll be guided through drawing exercises and ways of improving your self perception.
$30, Studio C pop-up, Chinatown Gateway Plaza First Floor, 1031 Nu‘uanu Ave., downtownarthi.org, @downtownartcenter
Dine Around the World
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Indulge in a dining experience at the new restaurant at ‘Alohilani, Makana Lani. The soft opening will benefit Navian Hawai‘i, an end-of-life care company that believes in making every moment a moment worth living. Delight in dishes from the United States, Japan, Philippines and Mexico, knowing you’re going to have a great meal and you’re also supporting a great cause. Don’t let Waikīkī parking woes deter you—you can park right at the resort and it’s free with validation. Purchase tickets here.
$60, ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach, 2490 Kalākaua Ave., navianhawaii.org, @navianhawaii
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m.
As part of Consolidated Theatre Kāhala’s Studio Ghibli Festival, catch a screening of Princess Mononoke by revered director Hayao Miyazaki. The classic animated film tells the story of Ashitaka as he heads west in search of a cure for a deadly curse and meets Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves who is trying to stop humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. Wednesday’s showing is in Japanese with English subtitles. The English-dubbed version on Thursday features the voices of actors Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Jada Pinkett Smith and Billy Bob Thornton.
Family-Friendly Event, $30, Consolidated Theatres Kāhala, Kāhala Mall, consolidatedtheatres.com
Happy Hour at Vein Kaka‘ako
Ongoing, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Celebrate an occasion, enjoy a date night or just an evening with friends at Vein Kaka‘ako’s new and recently launched happy hour. Between 4:30 and 6 p.m. you can enjoy $7 house and select wines as well as $4 draft beers and light bites. The new bar menu features modern Mediterranean fusion dishes including Prosciutto di Parma & Burrata, pizzetas and more.
Vein Kaka‘ako, Salt at Our Kaka‘ako, 685 Auahi St, veinatkakaako.com, @veinatkakaako
Thursday, Aug. 4, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
The whole ʻohana can get a good look at the moon and stars from a 7-foot telescope on the rooftop of Royal Hawaiian Center. While you’re at it, do some shopping and enjoy an early dinner before heading up to Level 4 for the out-of-this-world experience.
Family-Friendly Event, Free, Royal Hawaiian Center, Building A, Level 4, 2201 Kalākaua Ave., royalhawaiiancenter.com, @royalhwnctr
Mauka to Makai, Honolulu Cityscapes of the 1850s
Through Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Thursday and Sunday) and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
See how much Honolulu’s cityscape has changed throughout the years via paintings, drawings, and prints from local and visiting artists. The artworks are from HoMA’s permanent collection, and date back to the mid-19th century. The exhibit encourages you to reflect on what Hawai‘i’s capital city looked like 150 years ago.
Free admission for members and children (18 and under), $10 for kama‘āina, $20 for adults, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., honolulumuseum.org, @honolulumuseum
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Inaugural Monthly Art Walk
Friday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m.
Support small businesses and browse the galleries, boutiques, bars and restaurants of Downtown and Chinatown. This First Friday, the hourlong walking tour hosted by 88 Block Walks and Downtown Art Center will explore how the neighborhood has transformed through past and present revitalization efforts. Plan accordingly by bringing a rain jacket or umbrella, since tours continue rain or shine. The sunset walk ends with a short workshop led by Susie Scorpio, a visual artist and performer. Get tickets here.
$35, Downtown Art Center, 1041 Nu‘uanu Ave., 88blockwalks.com, @88blockwalks
Paula Fuga’s Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Friday Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Head into Waikīkī to watch one of Hawai‘i’s top female musicians perform her tribute to Aretha Franklin. Fuga is lauded for her originality in song compositions, and there’s no doubt her tribute to the Queen of Soul will stir up the deepest emotions with her own soulful vocals. Park at ‘Ohana East Hotel for $6 for four hours, or valet at the Outrigger Waikīkī for $15 for four hours with validation.
$35–$45, Blue Note Hawaiʻi, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com, @bluenotehawaii
First Friday at HiSAM
Friday, Aug. 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
Peruse the galleries and sculpture garden, explore the exhibits and enjoy live music at HiSAM’s First Friday event. This month, Native Hawaiian singer-songwriter JOBY! and Hailey Fines aka Ragamuffs will perform. Food vendors will be available as well as a bar hosted by the Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.
Family-Friendly Event, Free, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., hisam.hawaii.gov, @hawaiistateartmuseum
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The Mom Made Market
Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Beat the heat and step into the air conditioning at Kāhala Mall to support local and shop more than 30 mom-run businesses at this pop-up market. Expect to find a variety of goods from fashion for the whole family (even pets!), as well as foodie favorites, jewelry, wellness products and more.
Family-Friendly Event, Free, Kāhala Mall, themommademarket.com, @themommademarkethawaii
The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night
Saturday, August 6, 8 p.m.
Swifties, unite! And dance the night away to your favorite Taylor Swift songs. Whether you’re a super fan who can sing every word or you’re just down to get down, this dance party will have you feeling 22 again.
$5–$30, The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd., #30, jointherepublik.com, @jointherepublik