Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Sept. 6–8, 2018

Head to the GreenRoom Festival, support local literacy programs, improve your ‘uke skills and admire the male form through art.

2018 Greenroom Festival

PHOTO: COURTESY Of greenroom festival


GreenRoom Festival

Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8, 4 to 10 p.m.

A celebration of art and music, this event features entertainment from Anuhea, Mākua Rothman, The Babe Rainbow and more. Buy local food, browse urban art and enjoy yoga sessions between performances. As part of the festival’s aim to Save the Beach, Love the Ocean, join the annual beach cleanup fronting Hale Koa Hotel and free beach soccer games.

$40–$60, Waikīkī Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

This month’s Weekend Picks Sponsored by:
2018 LA Clippers Hawai‘i Classic


Pau Hana Block Party for Literacy

Thursday, Sept. 6, 6 to 9 p.m.

Did you know that 1 in every 6 adults in Hawai‘i still struggles with reading and writing? Literacy is an essential tool for building a better life, but poverty and under-education can make learning to read and write a major challenge for adults and keiki alike. Local nonprofit Hawai‘i Literacy helps those who struggle with literacy with volunteer-run tutoring programs, English language classes and more, all offered free of charge. Help support Hawai‘i Literacy at Murphy’s Bar & Grill’s 10th annual Pau Hana Block Party for Literacy, featuring live music by Maneki Nekos. Each $45 ticket includes two drinks, one dinner plate and your pick of delectable bite-size desserts crafted by Mignardise bakery owner Michele Fusato.

$45, Murphy’s Bar & Grill, 2 Merchant St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


“Showing His Stripes,” Melinda Morey, MEN Exhibit at Hawai‘i State Art Museum
photo: courtesy of the hawai‘i state art museum


MEN Exhibit at Hawai‘i State Art Museum

Friday, Sept. 7, 6 to 9 p.m.

From Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” to Andy Warhol’s “Shot Blue Marilyn,” the female form has long been used in the visual arts and is still one of the oldest and most common motifs today. In its newest exhibit opening this Friday, the Hawai‘i State Art Museum gives the male form some time in the spotlight with works by more than 25 artists that focus solely on artistic depictions of men. The MEN exhibit kicks off with a First Friday opening reception featuring a live performance by the North Shore Ramblers. As always, admission to the museum is free, making an excellent choice for anyone who loves art, works downtown or is looking for a cheap Friday night date.

Free, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., Second Floor. For more information, go here.


‘Ukulele Jam Session

Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 to 11 a.m.

There are so many reasons to love the ‘uke. Its portable size, bright sound and ease of learning make it one of the best instruments for beginning musicians of all ages. Find out how easy—and fun—the jumping flea can be at the Bishop Museum’s ‘Ukulele Jam Session. The event is free with museum admission and open to all. Members of the ‘Ukulele Guild of Hawai‘i will be there to share quick lessons, new techniques and tips for players, so feel free to bring your instrument for some hands-on fun. Plus, stick around for a fun kanikapila (impromptu jam session) performed by guild members, whose skills will inspire you to keep on strummin’.

$10.95–$24.95, free for ages 4 and younger. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Musem, 1525 Bernice St., Gallery Lawn fronting Hawaiian Hall. For more information and to purchase admission tickets, go here.

Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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