Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: March 23–29, 2022
Join a sustainability scavenger hunt, celebrate the art of dance and meet the members of Kalapana.
Science and Sustainability Festival
Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bishop Museum’s annual science festival gets people thinking and talking about caring for the earth. Join a sustainability scavenger hunt, try out a passport stamp activity (visit passport stations and collect stamps to earn an upcycled item), take part in a planetarium program, hear from scientists and witness demonstrations by ocean community partners. Pre-register for timed tickets—once you check in, you can stay until 5 p.m. Members will need to sign in with their email addresses to get free admission. Attendees are encouraged to commit to an online pledge to make a difference with the nonprofit Parley for the Oceans. Parking is $5 or free with membership sticker. Bring a refillable water bottle as it can get hot. If you get hungry, you can buy lunch and snacks from food trucks on-site.
Spring Aloha Pet and Family Fair
Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bring your four-legged furry friends for a pet meetup, a fun obstacle course, a spring outfit pet costume contest and several Easter-themed photo opportunities—there will even be a pet-sized red Mercedes Benz that’ll be perfect for the ’gram. Shop at pet-themed vendors for dog grooming products from Lōkahi Dog Grooming, accessories from Ports and Paws, doggie treats and clothes from Lavish Paws 808 and much more.
Dancing on the Fringe Dance Showcase
Thursday, March 24, through Saturday, March 26
Join a three-day celebration of dance from all around the world, with styles including Bollywood, contemporary, ballroom and belly dancing. In addition to performances, there are also workshops (so you can get jiggy with it too) and a showcase of films and videos created by dancers. There will also be coffee and snacks for sale in case you get peckish.
$10–$15, Downtown Art Center, 1041 Nu‘uanu Ave., Second Floor, (808) 689-2800, oahufringe.com
Keb’ Mo’ Band
Friday, March 25, through Sunday, March 27, 7 p.m.
It’s hard to keep track of how many Grammys Kevin Roosevelt Moore’s collected over the years. Better known as Keb’ Mo’, the guitarist’s most recent win was for his 2019 release, Oklahoma, which earned him a Grammy in the Best Americana Album category. The 70-year-old’s performing all around the world, and is known for songs like “Good To Be,” “Life Is Beautiful,” and “The Medicine Man.”
Celebrate Kalapana’s Debut Album (Again)
Kalapana’s classic self-titled debut album returns this weekend for the first time since 1975 with an official vinyl reissue. Aloha Got Soul is celebrating with a weekend-long release party with disc jockeys spinning vinyl records, official Kalapana merchandise for sale and—so cool—a chance to hang with ‘ohana and original band members.
Tip a Cop
Friday, March 25, to Sunday, March 27
Visit one of 12 restaurants across O‘ahu to talk story with volunteers and off-duty cops who will be donning aprons and acting as servers for the day. In its 31st year, proceeds raised from the Tip A Cop fundraiser go to Special Olympics Hawai‘i. Participating restaurants include Big City Diner, California Pizza Kitchen and Goma Tei.
Buy Tickets for HIFF’s Spring Showcase
The Hawai‘i International Film Festival just released its film lineup for April’s spring showcase. Take some time this weekend to see which films might catch your eye and buy tickets before they sell out. Some of the films we’re looking at: The Phantom of the Open, a story about a crane operator who picks up golfing; Sensei, Would You Sit Beside Me, about a manga author and manga artist’s tumultuous relationship; Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, an animated comedy/drama about the social goings-on of middle school and the relationship with Nikuko and her daughter Kikuko.
Watch a Drama
Through March 27
Brighton Beach Memoirs is an autobiographical and humorous story about the American playwright Neil Simon and what his life was like as a teenager in 1937. Directed by Joyce Maltby, expect conversations about baseball, girls, worldly siblings and intimidating moms. Tickets are sold out for Sunday, March 27, but there are some still available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Make reservations online, by calling the theater or emailing email@example.com.
$20–$30, The Brad Powell Theatre, 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 101, (808) 722-6941, taghawaii.net