Top 5 things to do this weekend

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We’re kicking off the first August weekend with fun events for family and friends! Check out a tattoo expo, a hula festival, Pokémon GO shenanigans, BYOB glass-making classes and concerts featuring songs dedicated to our islands.

Pacific Ink & Art Expo 2016
Friday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 7
Various times
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

Featuring the best international & local tattoo artists all in one place, this year’s expo has something for the entire family: award-winning hula from Hui Na Opio and Tahitian dancers, tattoo & food contests, professional skate & BMX Ramp and tattooed models. Plus a full bar, food, a Kids Zone and more.

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Na Hula Festival
Saturday, Aug. 6, 9a.m. – 2p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7, 9a.m. – 2p.m.
Kapiolani Park

At Hawai’i’s longest-running annual non-competitive hula event, everyone is encouraged to bring their hāli’i (covering or spread) and mea ‘ai (food) and enjoy a beautiful relaxing day of hula at the park. Admission is free.

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Hawaii Pokémon GO Fest at SALT at Our Kaka’ako
Saturday, Aug. 6
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
SALT at Our Kaka’ako

It’s a day of irresistible Poke-thrills: lures dropped every 30 minutes at area Pokéstops, charging stations, live music, a Pokémon costume contest, deals from the SALT merchants, prize giveaways and photo ops with Hawaii Pokémon GO girls dressed as Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur. Free admission.

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Fused Glass Night Class –  KōBō Glass
Saturday, Aug. 6
7 p.m.
KōBō Glass

KōBō Glass is where you get to make your own glass dishes: one 8×8-inch square and two 4×4-inch square dishes. It’s cold glass, so no burn worries, and it’s pretty easy – easy enough for kids to make. Come with friends and family and get creative – or sign up for BYOB night classes for the 21-plus crowd only.

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Music for the Hawaiian Islands – Kuana Torres Kahele
Sunday, Aug. 7
2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College

Multi-award-winning songwriter and music artist Kuana Torres Kahele presents for the first time his entire existing “Music for the Hawaiian Islands” series across two back-to-back concerts. You can look forward to a mini-luau between the two shows, in the form of a Hawaiian food plate by Highway Inn.

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