Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: July 19–22, 2018

Watch 20 hālau hula perform, shop for one-of-a-kind fashions at bargain prices and show your support for Hawaiʻi’s LGBTQ+ community.

  Goodwill Goes Glam!



Goodwill Goes Glam!

Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22

Find one-of-a-kind fashions for great prices at the annual Goodwill Goes Glam! Featuring a 20,000-square-foot pop-up store with more than 40,000 name-brand items, the event starts off Thursday with a gala and fashion show. This year’s Goodwill Goes Glam! Fashion Show marks a milestone, as it will be the first time female lead producers will run the show. Local designers Allison Izu Song of Allison Izu and Summer Shiigi of Ten Tomorrow will showcase the best designer fashions Goodwill Hawaiʻi has to offer. Gala attendees will not only receive a three-course meal by one of Hawaiʻi’s top regional cuisine chefs, Chai Chaowasaree, they’ll also receive first access to chic shoes, vintage handbags and other style pieces in the Glam! Sale. The sale opens to the public for free starting at 10 a.m. on Friday. Proceeds from the event will help those unemployed by offering them the tools and services they need.

$25 for gala, fashion show and VIP pre-sale ($30 at the door), free entrance to Glam! Sale starting Friday. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave. For more details, go here.

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Marlon Wayans at Blue Note Hawaiʻi

Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, 10 p.m.

As part of its comedy series, Blue Note presents standup comedian and actor Marlon Wayans. Known for his comedic performances in movies such as White Chicks and Scary Movie, Wayans will talk everything from rap rhymes to racism to raising kids. His first-ever standup comedy special, Woke-ish, debuted on Netflix earlier this year. 

$65 for VIP, $45 for table or bar, Blue Note Hawaiʻi, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. To purchase tickets, go here.


41st Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival

PHOTO: aaron k. yoshino


41st Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival

Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The largest noncompetitive hula event in the state, this festival showcases 20 of Hawaiʻi’s finest hālau hula, including Hālau o Ka Hanu Lehua, which placed fourth in Wahine ʻAuana in this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival. The festival starts with an opening ceremony led by the Royal Order of Kamehameha, chapters one, six and eight. People can also enjoy songs from the Kamehameha alumni glee club, a Hawaiian-themed craft fair and delicious local plates from food vendors. Other highlights include demonstrations of poi-pounding, kapa making, lauhala weaving and more. In addition to the event, the first floor of ʻIolani Palace will be open and free to the public. Bring your chairs and mats to the historic ground as the celebration honors Kamehameha V through hula and mele.

Free, ʻIolani Palace, 364 S. King St. For more details, go here.


Splash: A Day of LGBTQ Pride at Wet ’n’ Wild Hawaiʻi

Sunday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Support this year’s upcoming Honolulu Pride Parade & Festival while beating the summer heat at the third annual Splash. A fundraiser for Honolulu Pride, which takes place Oct. 20 this year, this event features access to the park’s rides and attractions. Pack your sunscreen and beach blankets for an afternoon with music from DJ Vaughn and Joey Luna. Bring the ʻohana, as there will also be an area designated for LGBTQ+ parents, children and families. Food, soft drinks and adult beverages will be available for purchase inside the park.

$29.99, Wet n’ Wild Hawaiʻi, 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. For more details, go here.


Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.