Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: March 31–April 6, 2021
Spread art-felt joy, search for sticky eggs and snack on small-kid kine treats.
Our Kaka‘ako Easter Egg Hunt
April 3 and 4, 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
It’s hunting season. No, not the type that requires a wascally wabbit. Well, maybe, if he’s the one hiding the eggs at Our Kaka‘ako’s Free Easter Egg-cellent Scavenger Hunt. Keiki, and adults, will use a map with hints to find festive egg decals located on building walls on Auahi, Keawe and Cooke streets. Hoppy-go-lucky hunters can also take pics with the Easter Bunny, snap up some goodies for their pets and stop by participating shops to receive stamps on their maps that are redeemable for sweet treats at The Barn at Salt. For more of a challenge, attendees who are 18 years or older can hunt for Easter words featured on the hidden egg decals and use them to spell out an Easter passphrase, which is needed to enter a drawing for dinner at 1938 Indochine valued at $150.
Maps are available at The Barn, participating merchants and ourkakaako.com/easterhunt. Entry forms for the dinner drawing are available at ourkakaako.com/easterhunt. 600 Ala Moana Blvd., (808) 545-4835, @saltourkakaako
Magical Monarch Butterfly Garden
Sunday, April 3, 1–4 p.m.
Stop at the monarch butterfly garden at Victoria Ward Park to learn about butterfly conservation efforts, how to raise butterflies responsibly and other fly facts from experts. Ward Village is putting on the family-day activity for adults and keiki, in partnership with Paradise Monarchs and Sharing the Butterfly Experience. Visitors will also enjoy photo opportunities, keiki giveaways and a special appearance by O‘ahu Kindness Rocks—an organization that sends messages of aloha and love through its one-of-a-kind hand-painted rocks.
HoMA’s Joyful Exhibit
April 17, 2021–Jan. 16, 2022
Honolulu Museum of Art’s “Joyful Return and Restore” exhibits open this April. Woohoo! You can’t see it, but we’re doing our happy dance. Until the 17th, the museum is asking locals for heart-to-art support. Submit photos from your visits to the museum, handwritten messages or drawings of hope, yarn donations and audio recordings of your HoMA memories that’ll be sprinkled into the “Return and Restore” presentations. The aim is to drive community involvement and connection through this multi-part exhibition. Deadlines for submission vary depending on the contribution; check honolulumuseum.org for dates and see how else you can get involved. And, as the year goes on, keep an eye out for other “Joyful” exhibits, including a surprising hands-on installation with floral and botanical elements; a grand mural; and fun, bright additions to the museum grounds.
900 S. Beretania St., (808) 532-8700, @honolulumuseum
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Aloha Beach Services Pop-Up
Opens Thursday, April 1
A new brick-and-mortar shop that specializes in beach-life fashions and accessories inspired by Waikīkī’s rich surf culture and heritage opens in the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa. Aloha Beach Services, known for its ocean activity rentals, dives into the retail biz and offers customers its signature line of tees, hats, surfwear and skateboards along with a collection of pāpale niu, woven coconut palm frond hats, crafted by the Waikīkī Beach Boys. The shop also provides its visitors a historical look back at the heydays of surfing through decorative memorabilia, which is understandable since the owner, Harri “Didi” Robello, is a second-generation Beach Boy and the grand nephew of Duke Kahanamoku.
THINK and Drink
Nerd alert! Honolulu Beerworks is resuming its Geeks Who Drink trivia nights, with contactless judging (participants will use their own smart phones) to provide a safe environment. Every Tuesday from 7–9 p.m., gather your smart, and smart-ass, friends for a fun night of guessing answers to rando questions that are more BuzzFeed-y than brain busters.
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LISTEN to a Master Musician
April 2 and 3, 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Soulful strummer and MasterClass teacher Jake Shimabukuro is performing at Blue Note this weekend. Known as the Jimi Hendrix of the ‘ukulele, Shimabukuro’s fast fingers pump out energetic, original compositions that include jazz, blues, rock, classical, bluegrass and folk music.
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SHOP Aloha Collection
I love a good leopard print. So, when I spotted the fresh Wildcat collab pouch from Aloha Collection x Vitamin A, I wanted it. Badly. If you, also, like to purr-fect your looks with a fierce accessory, I would pounce on this newbie fast, ’cause you know it’ll sell out.
STUFF Yo’ Face
April 6 and 7
National Twinkie Day is April 6. National Grilled Cheese Day is April 7. The kid inside me is screaming with delight. First off, Twinkies are the OG Hostess heroes, around since 1930, and I so looked forward to this super artificial, sugary treat after AYSO soccer games. Buy a box. And, grilled cheese: Do we need a reason to indulge in the queen of comfort foods? Uh, no. But, here’s a list of our favorite cheesy picks that you can refer to next week.