Jedi on the North Shore

May 4 has been known as “Star Wars” Day  (as in May the 4th be with you). The Polynesian Cultural Center’s Hukilau Market Place is getting in on the act with a special outdoor screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The free event starts at 7:30 p.m. May 4 in Laie. or

Calling all artsy kids

Got a teen or tween who likes to express him or herself? Kids ages 10-18 can join the free Arts Corps program at the The ARTS @ Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. On Thursdays through the end of May, visual and performing arts workshops are being held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Last week was Intro to Stage Combat taught by representatives from the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. The next four weeks will cover Zine Publishing with the Friends of the Library. On May 31, there will be a session on Film Screening and Discussion with the Hawaii Women in Filmmaking.  To register for classes, or for more information, email, or go to our website at






Get your fill of SPAM

SPAM Katsu Sticks, SPAM Lau Lau, SPAM Monkey Bread, SPAM Tacos, Mini Haupia SPAM Cheesecake Cups with Chocolate Oreo Crust, Spicy Buffalo Style SPAM Sandwich, SPAM Furikake Kouign Amann, Asian Furikake-SPAM & Garlic Fries, SPAM Dim Sum Plate, SPAM Cheeseburger, Ice Pops with SPAM, SPAM Gyoza, SPAM Takoyaki and, of course, lots of SPAM noodles and musubi. Spam Jam is April 28 4 to 10 p.m. on Kalakaua Avenue. Nuff said.


Get ready for football

Bring your little football fans to the University of Hawai’i Warrior Spring Game April 28 at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. The free event will give fans of all ages the opportunity to play games get some snacks and get a first look at the 2018 Rainbow Warriors. Gates open at 3 p.m., with the team introduction at 4:45 p.m., followed by drills and a scrimmage, hosted by Bobby Curran. A photo and autograph session will follow.

Shopping the kids will love

OC16 is  partnering with Kapolei Shopping Center celebrate the center’s 25th anniversary with a Spring Fest April 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature games, bouncers and entertainment hosted by Tiny Tadani. Meet and take pictures with two costumed guests: a Polynesian princess and a wayfinding warrior inspired by the film “Moana.”  Kapolei Shopping Center is at 590 Farrington Hwy. Visit

Plant Some Cuteness

Halawa Xeriscape Garden is holding a workshop where kids can recycle a milk jug into a kitty planter 10:30 a.m. to noon April 28.

Add some succulent plants and you’ve got an adorable, eco-friendly, drought-tolerant art project. Participants must bring their own milk jug. Cost is $8. Register by April 27 by calling 748-5315 or emailing Halawa Xeriscape Garden is at 99-1268 Iwaena St.


Skate on the Beach

A skateboard competition “Hell Of A Paradise” will be set up on Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, complete with a  Y-Ramp. Skateboarders Mark Gonzales, Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero, along with locals Malakai Montes, Heimana Reynolds and Evan Mock will be there to compete, along with the Adidas and Krooked skateboarding teams. Practice starts at 11 a.m. April 21, with the contest running at 2 to 7 p.m.