Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: October 7–13, 2020

Tune in to the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, sign up for a virtual race, get tickets for a leadership conference and more things to do this weekend.

Photo: Courtesy of DTL Hawaiʻi

Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards on KHNL

Saturday, October 10, 710 p.m.

It’s the biggest night of the year for local music: The 43rd annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards will be broadcasted live on KHNL this Saturday. Don’t miss the pre-show online from 5:30–6:30 p.m., featuring some of our favorite entertainers and nominees such as Josh Tatofi, Ekolu, Kahālāwai, Kolohe Kai and more. Tune in to find out who wins Album Of The Year, Music Video Of The Year, the Haku Mele Award and many more. If you can’t watch live on Saturday, there will be two rebroadcasts, on Oct. 15 on K5 and Oct. 17 on KGMB from 7–10 p.m. As a music fan, you can also enter to win a two-night stay at the Waikīkī Beachcomber by Outrigger on the Nā Hōkū Facebook page. Click here to enter by Oct. 9 at 9 p.m.

The awards will also be streamed on, and


Register for Wahine Forum

October 2022

This year has been difficult, especially for moms juggling childcare and a career while working from home. Hawai‘i Business’ 13th annual Wahine Forum will tackle some of these issues in this leadership conference for women, held over three days online. This conference will especially touch on mindfulness, financial well-being and how the pandemic disproportionately affects women. On Oct. 22, New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Reece will deliver the closing keynote about the obstacles she’s faced as a volleyball player, the first female spokeswoman for Nike, mother and wife. Hawai‘i Business is a sister magazine of HONOLULU.

$20 for three sessions, $30 for six sessions or $70 for all three days,


A weekly food drive at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawai‘i
Photo: Courtesy of Boys & Girls Club of Hawaiʻi


Boys & Girls Club of Hawaiʻi Online Silent Auction

Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10

This year’s Walk in the Country auction and dinner will look a little different, but you can still bid on items through a silent auction fundrasier this weekend to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i. Register online for access to the auction, featuring unique pieces from local artists and businesses, wine, and experiences such as a seven-night stay at Japan’s Harmony House in a town called Niseko in Hokkaido, or seven nights at Hinalea on Moloka‘i. If you’d like to purchase an individual ticket or table for a special dinner at a later date, you can find more details online., (808) 949-4203


Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

Sunday, October 11, 9 a.m.

Even if you can’t walk together, you can still be together virtually with this year’s Race for the Cure. Here’s how it works: Registration is open to anyone who wants to form a team, join an existing team or register as an individual up until the race day. Download the SGK Race app, which tracks your steps and allows you to send messages and raise money. Proceeds will go to the organization’s work to save lives, Clinical Trial Information Helpline, Treatment Assistance Program and other direct patient support services for those with breast cancer. A virtual opening ceremony takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday with Zumba, entertainment, video messages and more at @KomenHawaii on Facebook and Instagram.


Weekend Adventures

Escape Into Fantasy

I’m reading Where the Forest Meets the Stars (a recommendation from our friend Lindsey Higa). It’s a great distraction from daily life stress and quickly pulls me into the mystical plot, allowing me to let go of the noise in my own head. I’m drawn to the author’s ability to jump from fantasy to normal everyday life. The flaws, mystery and struggles of the characters remind me how we can find commonality in our own collective struggles and that through unconditional love and compassion for others we are sometimes able to heal ourselves. And, of course, lots of children’s books with the girls. Our favorites are the Island Readers from Bess Press. —Amanda Corby Noguchi, founder of Under My Umbrella and co-founder of the Pili Group and Chef Hui


SEE ALSO: What to Read This Month: 5 Hawai‘i Book Picks Recommended by Local Experts

A New Way to Eat PB&J

Are you bored being at home and not knowing what to make for lunch when you are cooking every day instead of going out to eat? Since I was in that position, I decided to try something new and grill a PB&J for lunch, and now I’ll never go back. As I cut into it, it was crispy with just the right amount of sweetness and nuttiness in every bite. This sandwich turned into a dessert perfect for lunch. —Taylor Nakaoka, editorial intern

Look at the Sky

I’ve been driving my friends crazy lately with my obsessive talk about Mars. For the past few weeks, I’ve noticed it every time I go for an evening walk—it’s so bright lately that I thought it was a drone at first. Every night it rises in the east shortly after sunset and puts all the other heavenly bodies to shame with its magnitude and brilliant yellow/orange hue. Yes, I’ve dreamed about it. Yes, I watched Away on Netflix. Yes, I constantly listen to “Liquor Store on Mars” by Kelsy Karter. I finally learned this week that right now, it’s the closest it will be to Earth for the next 15 years. If you have a telescope go check it out, but even without one, it’s still hauntingly beautiful. —Katrina Valcourt, managing editor


SEE ALSO: When to Watch the Sky in Hawaiʻi in 2020

Get Lost with Bear Grylls

I’ve been streaming everything lately. Pretty much watched all of Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. I’ve especially enjoyed watching The Island with Bear Grylls as it takes random residents from England and strands a group of about a dozen people on a deserted island. It is almost like Survivor, but no one is getting voted off. What’s unique about this show is it changes each season to incorporate new cast members. For example, the first season was all male, then as the seasons evolve you can imagine the different types of people, genders and ages. One of my favorite seasons leaves two groups—one male and one female—on the same island, but they don’t know they are there. It shows an in-depth look into the human character, how people communicate, how you learn to adapt and of course how to survive with nothing but the clothes on your back.—Olena Heu, TV host/producer