Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: July 27–August 2, 2022

Listen to “Banana Pancakes” live, watch the premiere of a local police comedy and shop for treats from small-business vendors at Ala Moana Center.
Jack Johnson
Photo: Morgan Maassen


See Jack Johnson Perform at Waikīkī Shell

Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 4:30 p.m.

He’s back! The North Shore surfer and musician Jack Johnson performs for two nights this weekend at the Waikīkī Shell, with guests Paula Fuga and Tavana. While tickets are almost sold out, there’s a more accessible global streaming option on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A ticket to the stream grants unlimited on-demand replays available for 48 hours after the live show. In line with Johnson’s past shows, all proceeds will be donated to the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation to support environmental education in schools and Hawaiʻi communities. And $2 from every ticket will be directed to carbon offset projects in the Islands. Streaming tickets are available here.


$15 and up, Waikīkī Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave.,, @kokuahawaiifoundation



Test Your Trivia with Burgers

Thursday, July 28, 7 to 9 p.m.

Slake your taste for burgers and trivia at Teddy’s Bigger Burgers in ‘Aiea. The trivia games are free to play and include sweet swag prizes for the winners. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. so get there early to snag a seat and set up with friends.


Free, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, 98-150 Ka‘ōnohi St., C115, ‘Aiea,


Corinne Bailey Rae

Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28, 8 p.m. shows, doors open at 6

Who didn’t listen to “Put Your Records On” in the summer of ’06? You can watch two-time Grammy winner and six-time nominee Corinne Bailey Rae perform live at Blue Note (she already had her first show last night). Premium seating is sold out for both remaining shows, but you can still snag seats in the loge or stand at the bar. Remember, there’s a dress code (no boardshorts and slippers) and a $10 minimum per person for drinks. For parking, leave your car at the ‘Ohana East Hotel for $6 for four hours; valet parking is available at the Outrigger Waikīkī Beach Resort for $15 for four hours.


Blue Note Hawaiʻi, 2335 Kalākaua Ave.,, @bluenotehawaii


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Mahalo I Kau Kumu Gift Fair & School Supply Drive for Teachers

Friday, July 29, 3 to 8 p.m.

This craft gift fair is part shopping spree and part supply drive for teachers. As school’s right around the corner, we say thank you to the teachers who are returning after a fun (and long!) summer break. Support Hawai‘i educators and drop off a donation to the info booth during the event, and you can enter to win an Xbox Series S.


Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Highway, (808) 689-9091,,, @islandcraftfairs


Aloha Home Market

Photo: Kristen Reyno


“Treat Yo Self” at Aloha Home Market

Sunday, July 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Support local by swinging by the Aloha Home Market this weekend, held in town at Ala Moana Center. Grab gifts for a friend, shop early for Christmas or treat yourself to something sweet—there’s coffee, salsa, art, keiki clothes, swimwear, snacks, stationery and so much more. Here are a few vendors from the long list of talented entrepreneurs: Bradley & Lily Fine Stationery, Project Shop, Noho Home by Jalene Kanani, Komakai Jewelry, Aydee By the Sea, Pualei Designs and Nick Kuchar.


Free admission, Ala Moana Center, parking area on mall level 2, between Macy’s and Ala Moana Hotel, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd.,, @alohahomemarket



Waikiki Pd Part 2

Photo: Jeff Orig


Check Out the Waikīkī PD Part 2 Premiere

Saturday, July 30, 7 p.m.

From Jeff Orig, the same creator of the viral local comedy web series Waikīkī PD and Waikīkī PD The Movie, it’s time for Waikīkī PD Part 2. A hilarious behind-the-scenes look at a group of police officers and their antics, the film is shared as a mockumentary on how to prepare for “proper police work by the finest police force in the world.” Eventbrite tickets include T-shirts, prizes and a chance to talk story with the cast and crew.


$20, Entrepreneurs Sandbox, 643 Ilalo St.,, @waikikipd, get tickets here


Said The Sky

Photo: Ashley Stahl


Said the Sky

Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 7 p.m.

Electronic dance music producer, DJ and musician Trevor Christensen, professionally known as Said the Sky, has released a number of popular songs, including “All I Got,” “Walk Me Home” and “Rush Over Me.”


The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd., #30,, (808) 941-7469, @jointherepublik


Turtle Bay Seared Ahi

Photo: Courtesy of Turtle Bay Resort


Try the Special 5-0 Menu at Turtle Bay Resort

Throughout July

In honor of Turtle Bay Resort’s 50th anniversary this year, there’s a limited-time “5-0 menu” at Alaia, the resort’s main dining venue. A play on the resort’s anniversary, the menu features five dishes with zero waste. For example, the cob of the corn is used to make stock, and papaya seeds are used to make dressing. Ingredients hail from the Kuilima Farm on the property and other North Shore producers. We’re drooling over dishes like grain salad with red quinoa, wild rice, avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, feta and papaya dressing; free range roasted moa with wild rice risotto, Pacific Pono corn puree and wild herbs; and a passion fruit opera bar with Kuilima Farm passion fruit, mixed berry compote and coconut cream.


Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku,, (866) 475-2569, @turtlebayresort