Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: June 9–11, 2017

A lineup of the weekend’s best events.

So much music to discover, so little time—but, every so often, remember to get back to your roots. This weekend’s three-day music festival at the Waikīkī Shell is all about reviving Hawai‘i’s music scene, and 20 local and loved Island artists will perform live and take you back to da kine Hawaiian classics. Plus, a three-day fitness expo where you can watch strong men lift heavy things and throw rubber balls at people competitively, and the best way to end the work week: with shopping. (Don’t worry, there’ll be discounts.)


Revive the Live Music Festival


Revive the Live Music Festival

Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, 4:30 to 10 p.m.

We’re sorry, Justin Timberlake, but we need to put you on the back burner this weekend. As much as we love your soulful voice and internationally recognized musical talent, we feel we’ve lost touch with our Island music roots, so we’re heading to the Revive the Live Music Festival this weekend and getting reacquainted with all the lovely, local tunes Hawai‘i’s produced over the decades. The Revive the Live Music Festival, Friday through Sunday at the Waikīkī Shell, wants to bring Hawaiian music back in the spotlight and will feature the performances of 20 local talents including Ekolu, Fiji, Kapena, Opihi Pickers and more. One of Hawai‘i’s largest concerts held annually, the event brought more than 15,000 people from all over the world to the Shell last year. So order up a Heineken, unfurl your straw mat on the lawn and get back in touch with the Island classics you’ve loved your entire life. Red/yellow/green color-coordinated threads, skanking, emphatic “chee-hoo”s and demands of “hana hou” all strongly encouraged. You won’t hear anything that remotely sounds like JT—and we think that’s a great thing.

$20—$100, VIP lounge passes sold separately. The Waikīkī Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


New Wave Friday at South Shore Market

Friday, June 9, 5 to 9 p.m.

In our humble opinion, a Friday evening out isn’t complete unless it’s got the three S’s: supper, shopping and sips. Ward Village makes plans for this week’s TGIF celebration super simple with June’s New Wave Friday, its monthly event that takes place every second Friday at South Shore Market. Grab a couple of girlfriends (or boyfriends) and start the evening off at Scratch Kitchen & Meatery, newly open for dinner. Then, stroll around and shop—with 16 of South Shore’s retailers offering special, one-night-only promotions, you can buy local, but, more importantly, you can shop without prompting your conscience to sigh, “Aren’t you saving up for a condo? Do you really need another off-shoulder top?” Our top three stops for Friday-night retail therapy include Amos Kotomori’s first-ever pop-up, Eden in Love (40 percent off Allison Izu and Aline plus) and Flotsam & Co. (50 percent off local-brand apparel). When and if you do start to hear that nagging voice of your conscience, grab a drink from Real a Gastropub, which will be offering craft brews and cocktails at South Shore Market throughout the night.

Free, Ward Village South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi St. For more information on New Wave Friday and other events at Ward Village, go here.


Hi Fit Expo
PHOTO: Courtesy of HI fit expo


Hi Fit Expo 2017

Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11

Do you lift things up and put them down? Do you never let friends skip leg day? Are you acutely aware of your daily protein intake? Has a stranger ever approached you to ask about PRs? If so, you probably belong at the Hi Fit Expo, a fitness, health and sports-focused event taking place this weekend at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. But, even if you’re more flab than fit, Hi Fit Expo has something fun for everyone: The event’s many competitions, which range from bodybuilding to Brazilian jiu-jitsu, are all fun to watch. Or, if you prefer being in the action, sign up for a friendly, open-participation dodgeball competition (no White Goodmans allowed). All guests are welcome to pop into the Hawai‘i suites on Saturday and Sunday and get some exercise with Zumba, hot hula, MMA classes and more. With hard work and discipline, maybe you could one day be a Strongman … or, at the very least, a strong man (or woman).

$5, free for children under 17 with paying adult, some events require separate tickets. Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave. For more information on the event, go here.


Introducing: StyleList

Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HONOLULU Magazine is excited to announce a makeover to our online fashion coverage! June marks the launch of StyleList, your new place for outfit inspo, brands and boutiques to shop, product roundups, styling tips, and the best new releases from local and national designers. Starting this week, you’ll get a chic peek at the latest StyleList stories via our weekly Fri-Yay! newsletter, which delivers fresh style content directly to your inbox every Friday. Click here to sign up!


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