Saturday is the traditional day to celebrate our kids. Find out about Children’s Day celebrations around the world with special activities representing different countries at the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5. www.discoverycenterhawaii.org.
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 email@example.com, or go to our website at www.artsatmarks.com/arts-corps/.
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. spamjamhawaii.com
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 www.KapoleiShopping.com
If you have a little one who wants to try out tennis but you don’t know where to start, check out the USTA classes offered at Honolulu city parks. Registration is open for the two six-week summer sessions. It’s a great low-commitment way to try out the sport. You don’t even need to have a racquet. Sign up at www.trytennishawaii.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Halawa Xeriscape Garden is at 99-1268 Iwaena St.
K-Fest Hawaii 2018, a Korean pop-up event celebrating Korean culture, will feature Korean food, shopping, K-Pop music, a ramen-eating contest, and more 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at Pomaika’i Ballrooms. Admission is $20 and proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii. Visit here for tickets.
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.