Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: June 15–21, 2022

Don’t miss Henry Kapono and an all-star lineup of Hawai‘i musicians, Beyond Monet and an encore performance of Black Voices Matter.


Henry Kapono

Photo: Steven Roby

Henry Kapono

Saturday, June 18, 6 p.m.

Led by Henry Kapono, an all-star lineup of Hawai‘i’s legendary musical artists will perform at the Waikīkī Shell as part of a not-to-be-missed celebration of the soundtrack of the Islands. Other legendary performers include Kalapana, Robert Cazimero, Keola Beamer, Jerry Santos, The Mākaha Sons, Ledward Kaapana, Amy Hanaiali‘i, Na Leo Pilimehana, Brother Noland, Robi Kahakalau, Kapena and Kimié Miner.

$84–$324, Waikīkī Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave.,




Beyond Monet 1

Photo: Travis K. Okimoto

Beyond Monet

Opens June 15

From June 15 through July 31, the team that brought you Beyond Van Gogh will transform the Hawai‘i Convention Center into a retinal projection of Monet’s painterly paradise. The Beyond Monet exhibit follows his groundbreaking visual experiments.


Tickets for Beyond Monet range from $34.99 ($18.99 for those 12-15) to $73.99 for a VIP ticket. For more info and tickets, visit:



Black Voices Matter

June 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m.

Presenting poetry, music and comedy, Black Voices Matter is back for an encore at Mānoa Valley Theatre. The celebration of Black arts and culture happens ahead of the Juneteenth federal holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the country. Spoken word and hip-hop artist Black Chakra is among the stellar lineup of artists at this spoken word event.


$25–$35, Mānoa Valley Theatre, 2833 E. Mānoa Road,





Tomahawk Steak Fathers Day Credit Thomas Obungen

Photo: Thomas Obungen

Treat Dad to Steak on Father’s Day

Sunday, June 19

If you’re planning to take dad out for a meal on Father’s Day, consider treating him to a juicy steak dinner from one of the selected steakhouses in Frolic Hawai‘i’s roundup. The list includes HONOLULU’s 2022 Hale ‘Aina Award winners in the steak category, along with some other choices that offer hearty and delicious dine-in and takeout specials.


See Frolic’s roundup of steak restaurants



Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

Photo: Kanaka Pakipika

The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

Opens Saturday, June 18

This new Bishop Museum exhibition, opening on June 18,  explores the history and contemporary meanings of four large pōhaku (stones) on Waikīkī Beach. These pōhaku were placed long ago as a tribute to four māhū people of dual male and female spirit, who brought healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaiʻi. Using immersive media and innovative storytelling approaches, the exhibition combines film, art, archival documents, images, and other interactive elements to serve as a reminder of Hawaiʻi’s history of inclusion and acceptance.


Ticket prices vary for admission to museum, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.,


Fireworks Cropped

Photo: Courtesy Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort

Friday Night Fireworks

Friday, June 17, starts at 8 p.m.

After a two-year pandemic pause, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort’s Friday night firework show is back in full, colorful splendor. The weekly spectacle—which began in 1988 and was halted in March 2020—had long drawn both visitors and residents to Waikīkī to celebrate the start of the weekend. Be sure to arrive early to secure a good viewing spot on the beach. A possible viewing spot if you don’t feel like heading into Waikīkī: Pu‘u O Kaimukī Park.


Free, Waikīkī