Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: June 15–18, 2018

It’s summertime here in the Islands, and we’re bringing you a Father’s Day weekend featuring a food-filled film, spectacular barbecue buffet and an international-beer festival.

Arrangiarsi (Pizza … and The Art of Living)

Friday, June 15, 6 p.m.  

Photo: Courtesy of Arrangiarsi/Matteo Troncone​


Friends of Italy Society of Hawaiʻi and the Honolulu Museum of Art invite you to take a trip to southern Italy as they debut Arrangiarsi (Pizza … and The Art of Living). After living in his camper van in California for five months, filmmaker Matteo Troncone traveled to Naples to figure out his life, all while studying the art of pizza-making. Witness how he and many citizens of Naples apply the philosophy of “arrangiarsi” (the art of making something out of nothing) to their lives. Enjoy the sounds of minstrel Pierre Grill and get a taste of authentic Italian pizza. Award-winning Brick Fire Tavern will serve mouth-watering dishes (so don’t worry about starving through the movie). Guests are also welcomed to stay for a talk with the filmmaker after the movie.


$30–$35, Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kīnaʻu St. To purchase tickets, go here.


PAIRINGS: Untapped Crafts

Friday, June 15, 6 to 8 p.m.

Photo: Courtesy of Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa


Kick off a relaxing weekend filled with food, libations and merriment at Beachhouse at the Moana as it holds its first ever brewery event. Foodies, practice the art of pairing as you enjoy five delectable dishes (poke with Hokkaido scallops, alliums, ogo and puffed rice) prepared by chef de cuisine David Lukela, along with locally crafted brews brought to you by Honolulu Beerworks.


$90, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, 2365 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and tickets, go here.


Friday BBQ Buffet

Friday, June 16, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Friday BBQ Buffet
Photo: Courtesy of Hilton Hawaiian Village


Bring the whole family to Hilton Hawaiian Village’s popular Friday BBQ Buffet. The enormous buffet includes a cold selection of chilled snow crab legs and peel-and-eat shrimp, hot entrées such as pineapple bourbon glazed ham and Maui onion smashed potatoes, and a carving station featuring kiawe smoked angus prime. Little ones can enjoy food from the kids buffet and sweets bar too, all while watching Hilton’s Friday fireworks light up the sky.


$25–$55, Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kālia Road, Rainbow Lānai. For more information go here.


Hawaiʻi Beer Fest

Saturday, June 16, 5 to 9 p.m.  

Hawai'i Beer Fest


Treat the dads in your life to something special this Father’s Day weekend with tickets to Hawaiʻi Beer Fest. For one night only, discover delicious drinks from all over the world, from Chicago’s Bourbon County Stout all the way to Germany’s Spaten Oktoberfest, as well as Hawaiʻi’s local brews that include Kona Brewing Co.s Kanaha Blonde and Hanalei IPA. Guests will receive an exclusive tasting of Kona Brewing Co.’s first release of its Cucumber Kolsch. The festival features food vendors from Rainbow Drive-In, This Lil Piggy, ʻAhi Assassins, Inferno’s Pizza, The Chill Bar & Lounge and Hula Dog. Retail booths Snack Addicted, OG Treats, Other Realms, Primo Popcorn and Tropic Sport will also be at the event.


$55–$75, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Great Lawn. For more information, go here.


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