Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: June 1–7, 2022

Spend a day at the beach watching the world’s top adaptive surfers and see the latest Spider-Man flick at a water park.



Saturday, June 4, 9 p.m.

Krewella performs live during the group’s “The Body Never Dies” tour, which kicked off in April. With hits like “Alive” and “Live for the Night,” sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf are leading stars of the electronic dance music (EDM) scene. VIP tickets are $125, and there’s a $5 increase the day of the show. You can purchase tickets online or at The Republik box office, which includes a $2 service fee per ticket.


$35–$40, The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd., (808) 941-7469,, @jointherepublik



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Hawai‘i Adaptive Surfing Championships

June 7 to 11

Come down to Waikīkī to see more than 90 elite adaptive surfers from around the world compete at Queens Surf Break, as part of the Adaptive Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour. Hosted by AccesSurf Hawai‘i and Pacific Rim Sports, the welcome ceremony takes place on June 6 at 4:30 p.m. with a blessing, lei draping ceremony of the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and hula. Interested in volunteering at the event? Email or call (808) 236-4200.


Queen’s Surf Break, Waikīkī,, @accessurf_hawaii



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Through June 26

This stage performance follows the dreams of a musical duo and accompanying hula dancers who perform daily at Waikīkī’s fictional Aloha Sunset Lānai. They soon realize that the entertainment that they provide has profound impacts. The show is inspired by the playwright Wil Kahele’s own experiences and memories of dancing hula in hotel bars where his kumu hula would play music. All patrons will be asked to wear a mask while inside the theatre.


$5–$25, Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., (808) 536-4441,



Spider-Man: No Way Home at Wet’n’Wild

Saturday, June 4, noon & 5 p.m.

The latest Spider-Man movie screens at the water park’s 20-foot, high-definition LED TV wall, with prize giveaways. It’s free for season pass holders or those who purchase a ticket to the park. General admission is 50% off after 3 p.m., for those wanting to see the 5 p.m. showing. While there, be sure to check out the park’s newest kids play area, Lil’ Kahuna Beach, with slides, splash pads and more.


Free with park admission, Wet’n’Wild Hawai‘i, 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, (808) 674-9283,, @wetnwildhawaii


Childrens Literature Hawaii Conference

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Children’s Literature Hawai‘i Conference

Friday, June 3, to Sunday, June 5

Children’s Literature Hawai‘i holds its annual conference titled “Envisioning Worlds: Where Words and Images Dance via Zoom and in-person. With featured guest Tammy Yee, a local author and illustrator, the conference includes literature-themed workshops, talk-story sessions, a panel discussion and networking opportunities. On Sunday, there will be crafts and a dance performance by Yee.


Free, Chaminade University, 3140 Wai‘alae Ave., register for the conference at


Iolani Palace Exterior

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‘Iolani Palace’s Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee

Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m.

Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, in honor of her 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. The event takes place at the front steps of ‘Iolani Palace with the lighting of Platinum Jubilee Beacons, remarks from government officials, musical performances by the Royal Hawaiian Band, the Hawai‘i Massed Band, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and more.


‘Iolani Palace, 364 S. King St.,



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Summer Nights at Salt at Our Kaka‘ako

Friday, June 3, 6 to 10 p.m.

Listen to live music by Yoza and The City Boys, swing by a bar by Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, and peruse local artisans and vendors at the Salt Marketplace. Parking is free for the first hour, and second hour is $1 with validation from Salt shops or restaurants.


Salt At Our Kaka‘ako, 691 Auahi St.,, @saltourkakaako


Things To Do Honolulu Esther Nowell

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A Century Plus Two

See this exhibition of watercolor paintings and quirky ceramic work by Esther Nowell, in honor of the Hawai‘i artist’s 102nd birthday. The show will be open for free until the end of the month. A public birthday party for Nowell will be held on Sunday, June 5, from 1 to 5 p.m.


Downtown Art Center, 1041 Nu‘uanu Ave., Second Floor, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday,, @downtownartcenter