Time once again for the Kakaako block party that blows up the ‘hood, with more than food, more than shopping, more than fashion, street performers and live music. This time Honolulu Night Market stretches down Auahi from Keawe to Lana Lane with more acts and a theme of pop.
Pop what? Pop art, for starters, pop dancing, pop performances, and the pop-up retail (14 vendors at Pinch of Salt, voted Honolulu’s best late-night shopping) and pop-up food (13 trucks and street food booths), you already know. Add to that three fashion shows strutting college style, resort style and street style, while Sing the Body and then Taimane take the stage under the urban stars.
Hey, and don’t forget the Instagrams and Twitpics. Hashtag for the night: #ourkakaako.
Here’s the basics of what you need to know, plus close-up looks at who’s coming and what’s in store for you to eat, buy, see and do.
What: Honolulu Night + Market
When: Saturday, March 16 from 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: 683 Auahi St. between Keawe Street and Lana Lane
Parking: On-site and street parking, including Eat the Street lot one block away at 555 South St.
Sing the Body (onstage at 8 p.m.)
Sing the Body, a name inspired by Walt Whitman, are a blend of rock, folk and alternative music that has fused into a unique sound of their own. Taking a “less is more” attitude, this two-member collective are Na Hoku Hanohano nominees and Hard Rock Rising champs. Sample their music here
SPECTRUM featuring designs by the University of Hawaii Apparel Product Design and Merchandising students (onstage at 6:45 p.m.)
Resort and swimwear styled by Tiare Thomas of Haus of Beaute (onstage at 7:30 p.m.)
Streetwear styled by Tiare Thomas of Haus of Beaute (onstage at 9:15 p.m.)
Taimane (onstage at 10 p.m.)
Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane can morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawaii. Click here and scroll down for her music
BDK Skate: Skateboarding demos and open skate sessions — BYOBoards
Featuring Activ8 Fleet Jazz, stilt walkers, Dancers Unlimited, capoeira demo
Free 21+ after-party at CoXist Studio, 331 Keawe St. (11 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
Community HI: Locally designed men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, footwear, jewelry
Digs Hawaii: Latest in men’s hip-hop styles and streetwear brands
Greenroom Hawaii: Contemporary surf-inspired art
Kira Hawaii: Delicate bangles, cuffs, rings in gold and silver
Mikinola’s Closet: Locally inspired jewelry, shoes, handbags
Milk & Honey: On-trend women’s clothes, handbags, shoes, jewelry
Mojo Barbershop: Quality grooming services for men
Oh Snap Instabooth: Say cheese! Pop-up photo and video booth
Pualani Swimwear Kailua: Swim and activewear that looks great in and out of the water
Pure Joy Adornments: Unique earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings
Rubber Stamp Plantation: Hawaii-inspired rubber stamps, decals, stickers, tatoos
Salt Liko: TBA
Threading Lounge: Threading services, henna tatoos, hairstyline
Makkuro Makkuro at R/D, 691 Auahi: New and secondhand garments, accessories, miscellaneous goods