Top 5 things to do this weekend

Pau hana can’t come soon enough this week, so end it on a high note with various block parties in downtown, Our Kakaako and Waikiki plus a full-fledged comic con all weekend long!

Hawaii Literacy Pau Hana Block PartyHawaii Literacy Pau Hana Block Party
Thursday, Sept. 17
6 p.m.

Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Education, 16 percent of adults in Hawaii lack basic literacy skills? It may sound low, but it actually severely impacts economic opportunities and self-sufficiency for them. Frolic Hawaii is proud to sponsor this pau hana event on Thursday, so come on down to Murphy’s, have a beer or two with us and support Hawaii Literacy!

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Amazing Hawaii Comic ConAmazing Hawaii Comic Con
Friday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 20
Times vary

The man, the legend, the excelsior, Stan Lee headlines the list of special guests at Hawaii’s Amazing Comic Con! Meet your favorite comic creators at this three-day event filled with exhibitors, international artists, a video game arena, hundreds of people in costume and more. Cosplayers, here’s your chance to strut your stuff and just be yourself!

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PARK(ing) Day Pau HanaPARK(ing) Day Pau Hana
Friday, Sept. 18
6 p.m.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where people collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into mini-parks. Several temporary parklets will be created across Honolulu, including ones coordinated by the Trust for Public Land (in partnership with KUPU and Interisland Terminal), Better Block Hawaii and HHF Planners. Celebrate with Box Jelly with a pau hana gathering on Kamani Street or check out other parklets around Our Kakaako and downtown!

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Honolulu Night + MarketHonolulu Night + Market: Homecoming
Saturday, Sept. 19
6 p.m.

School is back in session and we need a break. Head to Our Kakaako for a homecoming-themed Honolulu Night Market filled with fashion, food, art and music! Browse your favorite vendors, nosh on delicious eats and take some sartorial notes during a fashion show featuring The Cut Collective at 8 p.m.

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Aloha Festivals 63rd Annual Waikiki HoolauleaAloha Festivals 63rd Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea
Saturday, Sept. 19
7 p.m.

This is it! Celebrating its 63th year, the largest block party kicks off with the arrival of the Royal Court. Indulge your senses with multiple stages of live entertainment, grab a bite to eat at numerous food booths and stock up on local crafts and knickknacks from dozens of vendors lining Kalakaua from Lewers to Kapahulu.

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