Na Leo Pilimehana Mother’s Day Concert
Sunday May 8
Na Leo Pilimehana means “voices that melt in the heat” and, fittingly, this Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the award-winning trio will fill the Hawai’i Theater with their beautiful voices and uplifting lyrics in honor of moms. . High school friends Nalani Jenkins, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales, who have been performing together for over 35 years, have won an impressive 23 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards and recorded over two dozen CDs. Some of their greatest hits (which live on in our hearts) are “Local Boys”, “Flying with Angels”, and “Rest of Your Life”. Ticket prices start at $35, but if you really want to go all out for the family matriarch, there’s a $75 option that includes VIP seating, a signed commemorative CD, and a photo op with the ladies of Na Leo. .
1130 Bethel St., (808) 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com
House of Mana Up Mother’s Day Special
Now until May 8
Mom at House of Mana Up this week. The shop, known for its carefully curated selection of locally designed and created products, makes it easy for shoppers looking for a special Mother’s Day gift. Build your own personalized gift box and fill it with spaaaa-mazing essentials from Ua Body, Jules + Gem and Ao Organics Hawai’i. For mums who love savory treats, locally made pantry products including chocolates, honeys, teas and butters are available and can be wrapped together as a sweet gift. On Saturday, one of our favorite artists, JT Ojeri of Aloha de Mele, will be in store from 2-5 p.m. to talk history with customers and give away a free Aloha de Mele card with an in-store purchase of 50 $.
Royal Hawaiian Center A108, (808) 425-4028, houseofmanaup.com, @houseofmanaup
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Dinner for Mother’s Day
If you’re looking to treat mom to a great meal, check out Frolic Hawai’i’s story on Mother’s Day take-out and take-out menus. No surprise, restaurants are sprucing up their menus with specials for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Podmore Bar offers a tantalizing three-course prix-fixe brunch, with an option to upgrade by adding flowers and sweets from Blume Ruhm. Kapa Hale keeps it playful (and delicious) with a “mom-u-mental” roasted pork belly porchetta and “olive you, mom” olive oil cake. Indulgent take-out options are also available, including a Mother’s Day feast – small lobster rolls, local snapper with ginger scallion sauce and New York-style cheesecake with fresh berries – from Feast by Jon Matsubara. This amazing and helpful list also includes treats from local bakeries and confectioneries that can always be ordered. Some reservations and pre-orders are already closed, so keep checking the story for the latest updates.
2022 Hawaii Triennial Closing Celebration
Friday, May 6
The 2022 Hawai’i Triennial wraps up this weekend with an art-heavy celebration at the Hawai’i State Art Museum. As planned, the free event will feature star artists and performers, including an exciting performance by The Queeries, a queer dance collective from the University of Hawai’i. Yass! Guests will also be treated to a mask-making workshop led by The Tetorapotz member Izumi Kato, and will have the chance to don their masterpieces while swaying to the sound of the band’s lively performance. For more information, read Lisa Shiroma’s story detailing the night’s festivities and the performers involved.
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Throughout the month of May
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, local and national media will feature the voices of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities who have contributed to society and the arts. On May 10, PBS Hawai’i will present American Masters: Waterman—Duke: Aloha Ambassador, a film depicting the life and outstanding achievements of the legend of surfing, lifesaving and Olympic victory, narrated by Jason Momoa. Also, on PBS this week are: Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond, a digital series highlighting the diversity of the AAPI community; and Curtain up! an honest behind-the-scenes look at fifth-grade students at PS 124 Drama Club in New York’s Chinatown rehearsing an adaptation of Frozen. McDonalds also launched its APA campaign featuring video talks with inspiring leaders and creatives who continue to create opportunities for themselves and other Asians in this country.
To verify pbs.org for viewing hours; mcdonalds.com
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