Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: June 1–4, 2018

Four fun ways to kick-start June.

There’s more than just graduation ceremonies to hit up this weekend. Start the month right with a Southern barbecue feast, summer-ready pop-up shopping and a free local art exhibit.


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Honolulu BBQ Festival
PHOTO: courtesy of honolulu bbq festival


Honolulu BBQ Festival

Saturday, June 2, 6 to 9 p.m.

Foodies, prepare your taste buds for some delicious, finger-lickin’ flavor. The Honolulu BBQ Festival returns to Waikīkī this Saturday with a feast of classic Southern dishes including smoked beef brisket and pulled pork, mac ’n’ cheese, peach baked beans, sweet potato casserole and more. Save room for a slice of classic Southern banana cream pie and berry crisp. Enjoy your bites with live blues, rock and country music headlined by up-and-coming country artist Kalsey Kulyk.

$35–$55, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort, 2005 Kālia Road, Great Lawn. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Salt Liko + Matt Bruening Summer Pop-Up

Friday, June 1 through Monday, June 4

Grab your wallet, grab your friends and prepare your closet for some gorgeous new fashion. This Friday through Monday, Salt Liko and Matt Bruening will hold their first pop-up of the year at Sig On Smith in Chinatown. Normally open Fridays only, the locally loved aloha shirt shop will be open Friday evening (7 to 9 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Sunday (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Monday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to host the pop-up. Salt Liko will showcase its latest collection, titled Kaiāulu, featuring a bright seafoam-colored print that channels Island summers. Matt Bruening will feature his summer capsule collection of handmade dresses, tops and pants, as well as graphic tees from his Feel No Waves campaign.

Free admission, Sig On Smith, 1020 Smith St. For more information on Salt Liko, go here. For more information on Matt Bruening, go here.


Terrace of Modern Art, Eduardo Bolioli
photo: courtesy of terrace of modern art


Terrace of Modern Art

Friday, June 1, 6 to 9 p.m.

The Waikīkī Beachcomber kicks off the summer with Terrace of Modern Art, a free monthly art series held at the hotel’s poolside terrace and Hawaiian Aroma Caffe. The first event in the series will feature works by Uruguay-born Eduardo Bolioli, an award-winning artist who lives in Hawai‘i and is most known for using a mix of acrylics and Posca pens to create bold, intricate surf-inspired paintings.

Free, Waikīkī Beachcomber by Outrigger, 2300 Kalākaua Ave. For more information, go here.


A Little Pop From Tokyo

Opens Friday, June 1

Earlier this month, Tokyo-based fashion brand Uniqlo announced it will be opening its first-ever Hawai‘i store in Ala Moana Center sometime this fall. We rejoiced, then sobbed over the upcoming Uniqlo-less months we’d have to endure. Dry those eyes and head to Ala Moana Center this weekend for your dose of trendy-casual Japanese fashion. Uniqlo opens A Little Pop From Tokyo, a 2,500-square-foot pop-up store, on Friday with 200 different, better-than-basic graphic tees for men, women and keiki. Featured collections include design collabs with Disney, best-selling Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, iconic San Francisco artist Barry McGee and more.

Free, Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Level 3, Center Court. For more information, go here.


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