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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.