Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: May 18–24, 2022
Singer/Disney legend Lea Salonga performs, shell-ebrate turtles at Sea Life Park, catch a movie on the museum lawn and check out a beer/aloha shirt collab, a Cambodian Rock Band and more.
Lea Salonga Dream Again Tour 2022
Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, 8 p.m.
Tony Award-winning singer-actress Lea Salonga brings her Dream Again tour to Honolulu this week with a mix of new music, some surprises as well as iconic hits. The Hawai‘i favorite became known worldwide playing the role of Kim in Miss Saigon and has continued to wow ever since. Audiences of several generations will recognize her as the singing voice of Fa Mulan in Mulan and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, roles that have earned her the title of Disney Legend. Early this week, we could still snag good seats for Friday but the Saturday tickets were going fast.
$35-$125, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., (808) 768-5252, ticketmaster.com
World Turtle Weekend Shell-ebration
Saturday, May 21, through Monday, May 23
In honor of World Turtle Day, Sea Life Park Hawaiʻi has partnered with local conservation organizations Mālama i nā honu and 808 Cleanups for festivities that will run from Saturday, May 21, through Monday, May 23. The focus is on celebrating and protecting turtles, tortoises, and their disappearing habitats around the world. And it provides a timely spotlight on the Hawaiian green sea turtle, the park’s honu conservation and breeding program and the importance of marine conservation, which has helped increase the population of the species. The park is featuring games and crafts, local food vendors and educational booths on the weekend; on Monday activities move across the road to Kaupō Beach Park for a beach cleanup and release of two Hawai‘i green sea turtles.
Movie at the Museum
Saturday, May 21, 6:45 p.m.
The Honolulu Museum of Art plans a family-friendly showing of—Night at the Museum—because that’s kind of perfect for a movie night under the stars at a museum. Seating is first-come, first-served so guests are asked to arrive between 5 and 6 p.m. to insure a spot. Tips: You might want to bring your own blanket because only a limited number of mats will be available. No chairs or outside food, and the event is weather permitting.
Kona Brewing Co. X Reyn Spooner Collab
We can tell summer is getting closer when we find a new collaboration that brings together beer, alohawear and a towel company we love for style, durability and those hanging loops. Kona Brewing’s Big Wave Golden Ale label shows up on a limited-edition Reyn Spooner aloha shirt and a Slowtide towel. Reyn Spooner is donating a portion of proceeds to Sustainable Coastlines, which will be matched by Kona Brewing.
Cambodian Rock Band
Here’s one more chance to catch a play that makes you laugh and think. Mānoa Valley Theatre has extended the run of the dramatic comedy Cambodian Rock Band through Sunday, May 22. Discover the lost surf rock scene from the ’60s and ’70s as a young Cambodian American woman travels with her father, a Khmer Rouge survivor, back to his strife-torn home country after decades away. Saturday night’s performance offers an on-demand option for online viewing.