Top 5 things to do this weekend

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Lots of libations are in order for this upcoming Earth Day weekend. Celebrate with a wine tasting, a kanikapila fundraiser for Hawaiian charter schools, 100 craft beers at the Honolulu Brewers Festival, a French twist on Vietnamese cuisine and a new tree from Manoa’s Outdoor Circle group.

The Mana Mele FestivalThe Mana Mele Festival
Friday, Apr. 22
4 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Makers & Tasters Kewalo, 1249 Ala Moana Blvd.

The Mana Mele Festival is one part epic concert, one part premiere screening of “Hawai`i Aloha 2016” and a sprinkling of food vendors all benefiting 10 Hawaiian charter schools. Expect all-star acts including Taimane Gardner, Paula Fuga, John Cruz and more. This huge event celebrates the launch of Mana Mele’s Solar Mobile Studio, offering event services and studio products to the public.


Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 7.17.59 AMDowntown Uncorked Spring Fling
Friday, Apr. 22
5:30 p.m.
Cafe Julia at the YWCA of Oahu, 1040 Richards St.

Unwined (get it?) after a long week at Downtown Uncorked Spring Fling, a benefit for the Patsy Mink Center for Business & Mentorship. Forty bucks gets you three wine samples, hors d’oeuvres by Cafe Julia and entertainment as you rub shoulders with some of downtown’s business and entrepreneurial leaders. Stick around for a lucky draw for some great prizes.


2nd Annual Honolulu Brewers Festival2nd Annual Honolulu Brewers Festival
Saturday, Apr. 23
2 p.m.
Kakaako Makai Gateway Park, 200 Cooke St.

Sample 100 craft beers from around the world, the United States and right here in Hawaii at the second Honolulu Brewers Festival in Our Kakaako. This leisurely afternoon beer-centric event includes food from 20 local restaurants and entertainment to suit all audiences. Proceeds benefit the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation’s education programs.


1000 Trees Giveaway1000 Trees Giveaway
Sunday, Apr. 24
8 a.m.
Manoa Valley District Park, 2721 Kaaipu Ave.

Celebrate Earth Day with a new tree! The Manoa branch of the Outdoor Circle and Malama Manoa are giving away 1,000 trees and plants at Manoa District Park. Need a new plant for your garden or home? Select from dozens of fruit, shade and endemic species to take home. Arborists will be on hand to assist with questions you have on planting and caring for your new addition.


Lemongrass Cafe X Pig & the Lady Pop Up Series: FranceLemongrass Cafe X The Pig & the Lady Pop Up Series: France
Sunday, Apr. 24
11:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Pig and the Lady, 83 N King St.

Pig and the Lady presents its second pop-up in collaboration with Pacific Gateway Center to benefit Nā Kūpuna Makamae Center. In this cafe series, chef Andrew Le presents a French-inspired menu with his signature Southeast Asian flair. Think Pho Sot Vang, a Hanoi-style broth with beef shank, ratatouille and pate de campagne served with fresh baguettes. Pair with a glass of wine for a complete Paris-meets-Hanoi meal. Ooh la la!