Your guide to the perfect weekend in Honolulu: April 6-13, 2022

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holed Grail Donuts Birthday Celebration

Thursday, April 7

Someone is spinning the big 4 this year and inviting fans to join in the celebration. Holey Grail Donuts is giving away a free birthday cake donut to anyone who uses their mobile app for purchase and pickup. The special candy has the same taro base as all the donuts, but is dressed in a silky vanilla glaze and topped with dehydrated strawberries and a dusting of bee pollen. Starting Thursday, the tantalizing menu will feature an indulgent selection of yes-you-shoulds: JDilla, topped with single-origin Hawaiian chocolate, drizzled with coconut butter; Reincarnated, topped with a smooth blend of real maple, smoked coconut and Hawaiian sea salt; Liliko’i, topped with Jamaican and yellow passion fruit; and Saffron Snickerdoodle, topped with saffron and cinnamon vanilla sugar. These four and the birthday cake donut can be purchased individually for $4 or as part of the Kaua’i branded tasting box for a discounted price of $12.

district Center, (808) 482-0311; Duke’s Market, (808) 634-8838, www.holeygraildonuts.com, @holeygraildonuts


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ELLE Photo: Courtesy of RCA Records

HER at Waikīkī Shell

friday april 8

HER just killed it at the Grammy Awards last weekend with an epic, electric performance alongside Lenny Kravitz and Travis Barker. On every stage she graces, she continues to amaze us with her luscious locks, fierce fashions, and smooth, soulful voice. Luckily for us, she kicks off her Back Of My Mind tour this Friday at the perfect place to groove and move. The Grammy-winning R&B superstar, who is also known for her powerful contributions to today’s social movements, continues to top the music charts with soulful melodies such as “Come Through”, “Could’ve Been”, ” Slide” and “I Can’t Breathe,” the latter inspired by police brutality and the killings of unarmed black men and women, and in remembrance of George Floyd.

Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50 and can be purchased here: bampproject.com; ticketmaster.com

April in Honolulu: Choco Le'a Easter Chocolates

Choco Le’a Easter chocolates. Photo: Stacey Makiya

Choco Le’a Easter Treats

Available now

Happy Easter ! What a great time for bunny baskets, egg hunts and CANDYYYY! We’re thrilled that Choco Le’a has released improved versions of our favorite chocolate treats. Peeps and Diamond Bakery Animal Crackers are coated in smooth, decadent dark chocolate and sweetened with a sprinkle of pastel candy pearls. And, if you like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (who doesn’t?!), you’ll be summoned to try the Mānoa Company Peanut Butter Bunnies; they are almost too cute to eat. Almost.

Boutique opening hours: Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Order online and pick up or drop by in store. Dark chocolate covered animal crackers, $5.99 for a bag of on 11 crackers; dark chocolate peanut butter bunny, $3.99 each; marshmallow bunny pops, $3.49 each. 2909 Lowrey Ave, (808) 371-2234, www.chocolea.com, @chocolaahawaii

Listen to the Hawai’i Workshop

Saturday 9 April, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.; 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Learn traditional Hawaiian sayings from cultural practitioner and founder of Hear Hawai’i, Kumu Anuhea Kanealii. The Royal Elementary School’s Hawaiian Studies teacher will host an intimate and informative discussion on ʻōlelo noʻeau, led by Mary Kawena Pukui. Hawaiian Book of Proverbs. Only 20 places are available for each class. After the storytelling session, participants will have the opportunity to browse through the book and create a design inspired by their favorite Hawaiian phrase. This free event highlights Hawaiian stories and voices and is part of a Hear Hawai’i and ʻIolani Palace partnership that includes monthly workshops to enhance the experiences of Palace visitors.

Register here : eventbrite.com. ʻIolani Palace Hale Koa Video Theatre, 364 S. King St., (808) 522-0822, iolanipalace.org, @iolanipalacehi, hearhawaii.org, @hearhawaii

April in Honolulu: Mahine Made Pouch

Photo: Courtesy of Mahina Made

Mahina Made x Aloha Collection

Available from April 9

Two of our favorite brands, Mahina Made and Aloha Collection, have collaborated on a new collection of bags and the only thing we decide is whether we should buy the Day Tripper Tote or the Midi Clutch. Or both? The new print is a nod to two native Hawaiian flowers, the naupaka kahakai and the naupaka kuahiwi. The two flowers are known to only look like half a flower, so when put together, a whole pua is formed. Inspired by the legend of the flowers that represent the tragic love story of Pelé’s sister, Naupaka, and her lover, Kaui, Kailee Freitas, owner of Mahina Made, says: “A flower grows near the ocean, the other in the mountains. Aloha Collection bags are designed to handle all types of terrain, from mountain to sea, just like naupaka flowers. I couldn’t think of a better fitting print! »

Tote, $68, clutch, $42. mahinamade.com, @mahinamade; aloha-collection.com, @alohacollection


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