Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Sept. 22-28

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is back, attend a keiki show about pa‘akai (salt) and check out a beer-tastic event to celebrate Oktoberfest.

Honu being carried out PC Sea Life Park

Photo: Courtesy Sea Life Park


Year of the Limu at Sea Life Park 

Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Take a tour of the park’s limu and learn more about limu conservation efforts, attend a special honu release ceremony, and shop yummy foods and drinks like furikake popcorn, konbu musubi, poke, lemonade and Kōloa Rum.  


Family-Friendly Event, Sea Life Park, 41-202 Kalaniana‘ole Highway,, @sealifepark  



The Paʻakai We Bring 

Sept. 23, Sept 25, Oct.1, Dec.4 & Dec. 11 

A show that introduces young audiences to Native Hawaiian ideas of balance and healing by exploring our relationship to pa‘akai (salt). Inspired by the real-life stories of the 26 Hawaiian families who tend the Hanapēpē salt beds on the island of Kauaʻi, this production opens this weekend before going on a school tour in October and November. It returns to Tenney Theatre for performances in December.  


Family-Friendly Event, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 229 Queen Emma Square,, @honolulutheatreforyouth 



Da Shop Talk: A Writing Life in Hawai‘i 

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m.

Calling all aspiring writers: Here’s your opportunity to talk story with talented local authors Don Wallace, Christy Passion, Scott Kikkawa and Jeffrey Higa and get the inside scoop about the life and process of becoming a published writer in Hawai‘i.  


Da Shop Books + Curiosities, 3565 Harding Ave.,, @da_shop_oahu 



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Photo: Allan Amato


Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: Back on Tour 

Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. 

He’s back! For the first time since 2019, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is set to perform in Hawai‘i. Expect to hear new jokes along with his popular takes on local culture that have made him one of Hawai‘i’s favorite comedians. 


$45.50–$75.50, Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave.,, @blaisdellcenter 



Oktoberfest Hawaii

Photo: Courtesy of Oktoberfest Hawai‘i


Oktoberfest Hawai‘i Beer Fest 

Saturday, Sept. 24, noon to 9 p.m. 

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Hawai‘i with a full day of beer tasting, sausages, live music, outdoor lawn games and prizes. Read here everything to know about the event.   


$65–$375, Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Boulevard,, @oktoberfesthawaii 



Kokedama Workshop 

Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.  

Transform your houseplant into a living organic sculpture through kokedama, a style of Japanese bonsai where the plant’s roots are wrapped in moss and bound with string. At this beginner’s workshop, you’ll create your own kokedama from a plant of your choosing and learn how to care for your new creation.  


$50, Mari’s Gardens, 94-415 Makapipipi St.,, @marisgardens 



The God Committee 

Friday, Sept. 23, to Sunday, Oct. 16 

In this play, the heart transplant selection committee of St. Patrick’s Hospital has to make a life-or-death decision about which of three patients will receive a transplant when only one heart is available.   


TAG Hawai‘i, 650 Iwilei Road #101,, @tagactors 



Sustainable September Market Photo: Courtesy Aloha Home Market

Photo: Courtesy Aloha Home Market

Sustainable September Market  

Sunday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

At this newish local market, shop sustainable brands such as Aloha de Casa, The Vintage Hunny, Con Cariño Design and more. There will be more than 80 small businesses, artists, food purveyors, jewelers, crafters and designers.  


Family-Friendly Event, Ala Moana Center Parking Lot on Mall Level 2, between Macy’s and the Ala Moana Hotel,, @alohahomemarket 



Chad & JT 

Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. 

Two comics best known for their podcast and upcoming Netflix show Going Deep with Chad & JT perform live this weekend. They aim to share positivity and awareness of societal issues through their popular prank comedy series. You may also recognize them from shows like Hawai‘i Five-0, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Howard Stern Show 


$25 to $35, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 777-4890,, @bluenotehawaii 


Hawai‘i Geek Meet Photo: Credit Ryan Ozaw

Photo: Credit Ryan Ozawa


Hawai‘i Geek Meet 

Sunday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

This annual event returns for its 13th year after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The free outdoor event is a chance for geeky groups to gather and share their passions, everyone from video gamers, model rocket and keyboard builders, Star Wars and other sci-fi cosplayers, stargazers from the UH Institute for Astronomy, high school robotics enthusiasts and more.  


Family-Friendly Event, Free, Magic Island, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd.,, @hawaiigeek