Your guide to the perfect weekend in Honolulu: April 27 to May 1, 2022

The show will air statewide this weekend. Photo: Courtesy of Kāhuli Leo Leʻa

Hawaiian Airlines May 1, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hang in there with the family to watch a performance by Lei Day broadcast on KGMB and KFVE. The concert will be recorded live on the lawn of the Bishop Museum and will feature a selection of star-studded local musicians, including Keauhou, Robert Cazimero and his Hālau Nā Kamalei o Līlīlehua, Manu Boyd, Cody Pueo Pata, Kainani Kahaunaele, various hālau hula, and host Billy V. The show will air statewide on Sunday, May 1 on KGMB and KFVE, and globally via Facebook Live on Kahuli Leo Lea’s page and those of various partner organizations. Don’t worry if you miss it, the show will air again on May 7 at 1 p.m. on KGMB and 7 p.m. on KFVE; May 8, 1 p.m., on KHNL.

Free, KGMB, KFVE and Facebook, @kahulileolea,

Jim Brickman

Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Even if you’re unfamiliar with the world of instrumental music, you may have heard of Jim Brickman. The hit solo pianist’s songs are uplifting, soothing and romantic, like “Angel Eyes” and “Valentine.” He partnered with stars such as Martina McBride, Kenny Loggins and Five for Fighting and branched out into books, TV concert specials and even a radio show. The Jim Brickman Show. Bring a date and watch him play the ivory keys at Blue Note Hawaiʻi this weekend.

$45 to $65, Blue Note Hawai’i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave, (808) 777-4890,, @bluenotehawaii

“Building houses, building stories”

April 27, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For the bicentennial celebration of the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Records, the theatrical program will feature real-life businessman Charles Montague Cooke Sr. and missionary Clarissa Lyman Richards. While you’re there, you can also check out the recent completion of the Hale Pili o Nā Mikanele replica on the grounds of the Hawaiian Mission Houses and also tour the Mission Houses before and after performances. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Performances will begin at 6:15 p.m. sharp.

$45, Hawaiian Mission Homes, 553 S. King St., (808) 447-3910,, @hawaiian_mission_houses

Lei Day Aloha to Salt at Our Kakaʻako

Sunday May 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Celebrate Lei Day in Kakaʻako with lei making, keiki crafts, live music by Denny Ono, and a hula performance by Halau ‘O Napuala’ikauika’iu, led by Kumu Hula Sallie Yoza. There is also a gift wheel.

Free, Salt at Our Kakaʻako, 691 Auahi St., (808) 521-4578,, @saltkakaako

SEE ALSO: Learn how to make your own Lei Po’o for Lei Day

Other ideas

7 sketches courtesy of Mori by Art Flea

Photo: Courtesy of Mori by Art + Flea

7 Years of 7Sketches Show in Mori Hawai’i

If you’re in the Kaka’ako neighborhood, head to Mori by Art + Flea at the South Shore Market for a pop-up exhibit by 7Sketches. A collection showcasing his playful and colorful work over the past seven years, the exhibition celebrates 7Sketches’ anniversary and will be on display until May 15. You can also purchase his work at the store and online at

Free, Mori by Art + Flea, 1170 rue Auahi,, @mori_hawaii

Lei Day Workshop

Sunday, May 1, 4 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.

Just in time for Lei Day, Eco Mindful Lei and Aloha Paradise Studio team up for an extravagant lei poʻo workshop at ʻEwa Beach. Treat yourself to a self-serve drink station, raffle prizes, a mimosa bar, and individual deli boxes. And, from what we hear, it’s so picturesque with a yurt-style tent, Volkswagen buses, two tubs full of flowers, and lots of photo props.

$125, Pohakupuna Beach Club,, @eco_mindful_lei

Shiba San Credit Paul Oshiro

Photo: Paul Oshiro

Shiba San

Saturday April 30, 9 p.m.

Not much is known about the enigmatic Parisian producer Shiba San, who left his 15-year career in France to create his own music. A combination of hip-hop and Chicago house music, Shiba San’s songs like “Okay” and “Burn Like Fire” have been making waves on the nightlife scene. You can see him performing and knocking down more beats on stage this weekend.

$20 to $25, The Republik, 1349 Kapi’olani Blvd., (808) 941-7469,, @jointherepublik

Take the road

Opening April 29

If you fancy a movie, a family drama is coming to Koko Marina Center this weekend. Directed by Iranian director Panah Panahi, Take the road is a comedic and heartwarming drama about an Iranian family on a road trip through the countryside.

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