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Aside from our lineup of Surfjack experiences, here’s our go-to guide of what’s happening on Oahu this April.


Mike Love & The Full Circle
9:30pm, Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Jam with reggae’s rising star, Oahu-born and -based musician Mike Love. His music draws inspiration from many genres but ties it all together by the common goal of making the world a better place.  Tickets and more info


4:45-7:45pm, Chinatown and Waikiki, Honolulu
This year’s CONTACT, an annual exhibition of contemporary art made in Hawai’i, expands well beyond museum gallery walls and into the streets of Honolulu. Join host Leilani Dawson for a special and intimate opening night tour of the exhibition. Beginning in Chinatown with a cocktail in hand, you’ll start the night exploring the new immersive art installation by Hawaiian polyfantastica artist Solomon Enos at the Hawai’i Theatre. The group will then uber into the next CONTACT ZONE: Waikiki. Prepare to visit different experiential art installations throughout Waikiki before ending up at the Surfjack Hotel for WAIKIKI home movies from the 50s curated by ‘Ulu’ulu Moving Images Film Archives. Funds raised from the tour will go in support of this singular exhibition of contemporary art made in Hawai‘i organized by the Pu’uhonua Society (501c3). Notes for participants: The group will uber from Chinatown to Waikiki. We recommend leaving your vehicles in a Chinatown municipal lot. $100/person | HOW TO REGISTER: This VIP Tour is offered through the Art World Escape mobile app. You can download the app on the App Store or Google Play.

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Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase
Dole Cannery Theaters, 735 Iwilei Rd., Honolulu
The 21st annual HIFF Spring Showcase presents 30 films from 11 countries. Nine of the films come straight from the Sundance Film Festival, and many others come from festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Telluride, Venice and Busan. From espionage, thrillers, comedies, foodie films, animation, and award winning documentaries, this year’s HIFF Spring Showcase has something for everyone!. More info


6-9pm, Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria Street, Honolulu
Kick off CONTACT’s annual exhibition of contemporary art at the opening reception of CONTACT ZONEʻs main exhibition. Immediately following, there will be an after party at the satellite exhibition site, Aupuni Space (729 Auahi Street in Kakaako) beginning at 8pm. CONTACT explores the notion of “contact” as it relates to the Hawaiian Islands, its people and their experiences. More info


Heroes Against Hunger – Honolulu Beerworks 4 Year Anniversary
11am-midnight, Honolulu Beerworks, 328 Cooke St., Honolulu
Rock the block at the street festival supporting the Hawaii Foodbank. Plus, there will be a costume party (kid’s costume contest 12:30-1pm; pet costume contest 4:30-5pm; adult costume contest 9-9:30pm), so dress the part!


New Moon Silent Disco Yoga 
7:30pm, Kapiolani Park, Honolulu
Power flow to awaken and reset in this time of new beginnings. Allow the new moon to be your blank canvas to set your intentions for the next cycle. You’ll immerse yourself in the beauty and motion of yoga with a pair of noise isolating wireless LED headphones, which allow you to hear the instructor at the perfect level, while their curated set takes you on a musical journey into sound. All levels welcome. Sign up


Pancakes & Booze Art Show
8pm, The Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu
Sip on craft beer or signature cocktail and enjoy a free pancake bar while surrounded by the art of more than 50 local artists. The show features art of all mediums and styles—including live body painting. More info & tickets


Makana & Special Guest Lopaka Colon
6:30pm and 9pm, Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu
Enjoy sounds from Makana, the master of the beautiful and rare art form of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. He’s toured with musical legends Sting, Santana, The Eagles (to name just a few), performed at The White House and has garnered multiple Grammy-nominations for his music. Hawaiian-Puerto Rican percussionist and pioneer of Exotica music, Lopaka Colon, will be joining him on stage for this special event. Tickets & more info


Explore Urban Spaces of Wonder With Wooden Wave
4-8pm, SALT at our Kaka’ako, 691 Auahi St., Honolulu
Mana Up’s inaugural showcase will feature presentations from some of Hawaii’s fastest growing, authentic products, followed by a reception with drinks, local food, tastings and a local product marketplace. Hear the stories behind Hawaii’s creatives and see how they are sharing what makes Hawaii special with the world. Tickets & more info

*main image via Yoga in HI Places 

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