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The 15 Best Things to Do This Week

A special Chinese New Year dinner at a Hale ‘Aina award-winning restaurant, three concerts, an evening with a future Hawaiian Olympian and a dog day afternoon are just a handful of the reasons to get out of the house this week.
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Your Ultimate Guide to the 2020 Punahou Carnival

This year’s Punahou Carnival takes place Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. Here’s your guide to where to park, what to eat and everything in between.
2020.01.22 04:00 PM

Find the Best Budget Tasting Menu at Akira Japanese Restaurant

This happy hour kaiseki in a hidden spot on King Street costs less than $50.
2020.01.22 02:19 PM

Entomologist Cynthia King is Tasked With Protecting Hawai‘i’s Biodiversity

She started the first state insectary, established to propagate native rare invertebrates and other of Hawai‘i’s smallest and most overlooked species, including our state insect, the Kamehameha butterfly.
2020.01.21 07:54 PM

Your O‘ahu Neighborhood Guide: King Street at University Avenue in Honolulu

There are plenty of old-school haunts and new grinds on the mauka side of King Street past University Avenue.
2020.01.21 11:20 AM

Eyewitness Account of Deadly Chaos That Left Two Officers Dead in a Diamond Head Neighborhood

Senior editor Don Wallace’s first-person account about the morning on Hibiscus Drive when police officers were shot and fire spread from house to house.
2020.01.21 10:00 AM

Uber, Venmo and Now Online Medical Care—Am I Ready?

If reaching a doctor 24/7 is as simple as turning on a computer, why aren’t more of us doing it?
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First Look: Chopchop Rotisserie, a New Restaurant in Waikīkī by 12th Ave Grill’s Kevin Hanney

The focus is more on the “chopchop” than the rotisserie.
2020.01.20 11:04 AM

Sharks and Jellyfish and (a Very Intense) Hike, Oh My!

Date No. 14 had quite a few red flags, but this dater was determined to give it a shot for love.
2020.01.17 03:39 PM

Where to Find Jai in Chinatown for Chinese New Year

If you're looking for the traditional dish of jai to celebrate the Year of the Rat, here are four places we tried in Downtown Honolulu.
2020.01.17 03:33 PM

Giveaway: Win a Romantic Couples’ Spa Treatment at Naupaka Spa & Wellness

(Sponsored) Just in time for Valentine’s Day, enter by Feb. 13 for the chance to win a spa treatment for two at Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina’s luxury spa.
2020.01.17 10:38 AM

Best of the Fests: O‘ahu’s 20 Ethnic Festivals

Stuff your face with authentic food while soaking in the cultures of the Islands. From hula and Chinese lion dances to taiko and opera, this list of 20 ethnic festivals on O‘ahu won’t disappoint.
2020.01.16 04:35 PM

The 11 Best Healthy-ish Vegetarian Dishes on O‘ahu

Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian or trying to lessen your meat consumption, your restaurant experience should not have to suffer.
2020.01.15 12:11 PM

The 11 Best Things to do This Week

This weekend, giggle with a doctor, volunteer at a weekend-long ultra marathon, meet two artistic wahine and kick off your 2020 health goals with a colorful 5K run.
2020.01.15 10:57 AM

Don e Don: A Korean Restaurant with Unrivaled Pork Dishes

Despite the name change (from Ham Ji Park), you can still find the famous grilled pork spareribs.
2020.01.13 07:00 AM

Can Telemedicine Save the Medical Care Crisis in Hawai‘i?

All ideas are on the table, including shorter and less rigorous training for some doctors. But time and money are running out.
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Does Standing Someone Up Twice Really Warrant a Stage 5 Clinger?

Dater No. 13 set herself a dating challenge and met her perfect match. But not before matching with a real challenge.
2020.01.10 05:02 PM

Your Guide to New Year Dining in 2020 on O‘ahu

Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean: Here are the best places to start your Lunar New Year feast.
2020.01.10 01:00 PM

11 Mainland Chains We Really Wish We Had in Hawai‘i

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Three Lunar Eclipses Will Occur in 2020; Hawai‘i Will See Two of Them

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Thermal Stress, Skeeters and Salmonella: Hawai‘i’s 2020 Health Forecast

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January 2020

Nominate Your Favorite Tourism Professionals, Events & Businesses! The aio Media Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Awards, presented by Central Pacific Bank, honors the leaders and impactful...

Cost: Free

Where:
, HI


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Business Magazine
Telephone: (808) 534-7578
Contact Name: Anthony Bagnoli
Website »

More information

Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens. “Spineless Wonders:...

Cost: $10.95–24.95

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Website »

More information

Find funny, take risks, be courageous in master physical comedy teacher Aitor Basauri’s (co-founder of SpyMonkey, UK) workshop boot camp. January 18–26, 2020 over two weekends,...

Cost: $500 early bird until Jan. 3, 2020

Where:
Good Vibe Center
925 Maunakea Street, Ground Floor
Marin Tower
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Public Theatre
Telephone: (808) 255-6129
Contact Name: Kukana Murakoshi
Website »

More information

Welcome the Year of the Rat at this free event where guests can watch a Chinese Lion Dance and martial arts demonstration. There will also be lucky red envelopes to “feed” the lion,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walmart
95-550 Lanikuhana Ave.
Mililani, HI  96789
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A curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, returns to theaters across North America this fall. Featuring...

Cost: Free

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: The Animation Show of Shows
Telephone: (808) 532-6097
Website »

More information

Stop stressing about finding the perfect group activity for adults and sign up for a Honolulu scavenger hunt. On Royal Views Of Honolulu, you and your friends will venture off on a Honolulu...

Cost: 0

Where:
LetsRoam!
44 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
Website »

More information

Adventure, bravery, and humorous absurdity (led by an all-female cast) Men on Boats is the true-ish story of John Wesley Powell’s expedition of the Colorado River in 1869. Guided by...

Cost: $20–$30

Where:
Kailua Onstage Arts
171 Hamakua Drive
Kailua, HI  96734
View map »


Telephone: (808) 799-8649
Contact Name: Kevin Keaveney
Website »

More information

Beat-Lele is comprised of four Beatle-loving musicians who hail from the island of O‘ahu. Having performed for numerous years as a Beatles tribute band in Hawai‘i, they decided to...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
Blue Note Hawai‘i
2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Telephone: (808) 777-4890
Contact Name: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Website »

More information

Waikīkī was originally home to the long board surfers in the 1800s and it’s shores have been graced by the greats like Duke Kahanamoku. But what was once a quiet surfer's retreat has...

Cost: $11

Where:
Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts
339 Saratoga Rd
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Let’s Roam
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

The 13th Annual Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre with a month-long showcase of South Asian cinema that includes some of the biggest Hindi blockbusters alongside...

Cost: $30–$35

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Indru and Gulab Watumull & the Jhamandas Watumull Fund.
Website »

More information

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Nominate Your Favorite Tourism Professionals, Events & Businesses! The aio Media Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Awards, presented by Central Pacific Bank, honors the leaders and impactful...

Cost: Free

Where:
, HI


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Business Magazine
Telephone: (808) 534-7578
Contact Name: Anthony Bagnoli
Website »

More information

What does it take to dominate a long-distance race? Determination, persistence, focus and stamina. This is not one of those races. Participants of this 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) fun run will be...

Cost: $25–$40

Where:
Aloha Stadium
99-500 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI  96818
View map »


Sponsor: Color Vibe Race Series
Website »

More information

Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens. “Spineless Wonders:...

Cost: $10.95–24.95

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Website »

More information

Find funny, take risks, be courageous in master physical comedy teacher Aitor Basauri’s (co-founder of SpyMonkey, UK) workshop boot camp. January 18–26, 2020 over two weekends,...

Cost: $500 early bird until Jan. 3, 2020

Where:
Good Vibe Center
925 Maunakea Street, Ground Floor
Marin Tower
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Public Theatre
Telephone: (808) 255-6129
Contact Name: Kukana Murakoshi
Website »

More information

Stop stressing about finding the perfect group activity for adults and sign up for a Honolulu scavenger hunt. On Royal Views Of Honolulu, you and your friends will venture off on a Honolulu...

Cost: 0

Where:
LetsRoam!
44 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
Website »

More information

Contemporary artist Mark Caldeira performs Mondays at BASALT at Dukes Lane Market & Eatery.

Cost: Free

Where:
Basalt Restaurant
2255 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »

More information

Sporcle Live hosts the best bar trivia all week long. Plus, it's free to play and you can win great prizes!

Cost: Free

Where:
Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room
675 Auahi St.
Unit 121
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: Sporcle Live
Telephone: (808) 369-0688
Website »

More information

Sporcle is to trivia as Starbucks is to coffee; that is to say, we're one of the most well-known and well-liked names in the trivia world. We host nine weekly bar trivia events on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grace in Growlers
143 Hekili St.
Unit 110
Kailua, HI  96734
View map »


Sponsor: Sporcle Live
Website »

More information

Sporcle Live hosts the best bar trivia all week long. Grab your friends and find a trivia show tonight. Plus, it's free to play and you can win great prizes​   BREW'd Craft Pub...

Cost: Free

Where:
BREW'd Craft Pub
3441 Waiʻalae Ave.
Unit A
Honolulu, HI  96816
View map »


Sponsor: Sporcle Live
Website »

More information

Waikīkī was originally home to the long board surfers in the 1800s and it’s shores have been graced by the greats like Duke Kahanamoku. But what was once a quiet surfer's retreat has...

Cost: $11

Where:
Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts
339 Saratoga Rd
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Let’s Roam
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

The 13th Annual Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre with a month-long showcase of South Asian cinema that includes some of the biggest Hindi blockbusters alongside...

Cost: $30–$35

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Indru and Gulab Watumull & the Jhamandas Watumull Fund.
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Nominate Your Favorite Tourism Professionals, Events & Businesses! The aio Media Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Awards, presented by Central Pacific Bank, honors the leaders and impactful...

Cost: Free

Where:
, HI


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Business Magazine
Telephone: (808) 534-7578
Contact Name: Anthony Bagnoli
Website »

More information

Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens. “Spineless Wonders:...

Cost: $10.95–24.95

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Website »

More information

Find funny, take risks, be courageous in master physical comedy teacher Aitor Basauri’s (co-founder of SpyMonkey, UK) workshop boot camp. January 18–26, 2020 over two weekends,...

Cost: $500 early bird until Jan. 3, 2020

Where:
Good Vibe Center
925 Maunakea Street, Ground Floor
Marin Tower
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Public Theatre
Telephone: (808) 255-6129
Contact Name: Kukana Murakoshi
Website »

More information

Stop stressing about finding the perfect group activity for adults and sign up for a Honolulu scavenger hunt. On Royal Views Of Honolulu, you and your friends will venture off on a Honolulu...

Cost: 0

Where:
LetsRoam!
44 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
Website »

More information

Chef Kevin Lee has created a four-course dinner menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. Enjoy his signature agedashi XO turnip cake (normally served only on the chef’s tasting menu) as well as...

Cost: $65 per person; beverage pairings available ($25 additional)

Where:
Pai Honolulu
55 Merchant Street
Suite 110
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Telephone: (808) 744-2531
Website »

More information

Contemporary artist Dustin Park performs Tuesdays at BASALT at Dukes Lane Market & Eatery.

Cost: Free

Where:
Basalt Restaurant
2255 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »

More information

This May, Sporcle Live will host a weekly trivia night at WorkPlay in Kaka‘ako. It’s free to join and there’s a chance you can win great prizes.

Cost: Free

Where:
WorkPlay
814 Ilaniwai St
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: Sporcle Live
Website »

More information

This May, Sporcle Live will host a weekly trivia night at Teddy’s Bigger Burgers in Aiea. It’s free to join and there’s a chance you can win great prizes.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
98-150 Kaonohi St.
Unit C-115
Aiea, HI  96701
View map »


Sponsor: Sporcle Live

More information

​Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia. They became instant friends with their common...

Cost: $95–$145

Where:
Blue Note Hawai‘i
2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: KSSK
Website »

More information

Waikīkī was originally home to the long board surfers in the 1800s and it’s shores have been graced by the greats like Duke Kahanamoku. But what was once a quiet surfer's retreat has...

Cost: $11

Where:
Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts
339 Saratoga Rd
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Let’s Roam
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

The 13th Annual Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre with a month-long showcase of South Asian cinema that includes some of the biggest Hindi blockbusters alongside...

Cost: $30–$35

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Indru and Gulab Watumull & the Jhamandas Watumull Fund.
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Nominate Your Favorite Tourism Professionals, Events & Businesses! The aio Media Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Awards, presented by Central Pacific Bank, honors the leaders and impactful...

Cost: Free

Where:
, HI


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Business Magazine
Telephone: (808) 534-7578
Contact Name: Anthony Bagnoli
Website »

More information

Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens. “Spineless Wonders:...

Cost: $10.95–24.95

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Website »

More information

Find funny, take risks, be courageous in master physical comedy teacher Aitor Basauri’s (co-founder of SpyMonkey, UK) workshop boot camp. January 18–26, 2020 over two weekends,...

Cost: $500 early bird until Jan. 3, 2020

Where:
Good Vibe Center
925 Maunakea Street, Ground Floor
Marin Tower
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Public Theatre
Telephone: (808) 255-6129
Contact Name: Kukana Murakoshi
Website »

More information

Stop stressing about finding the perfect group activity for adults and sign up for a Honolulu scavenger hunt. On Royal Views Of Honolulu, you and your friends will venture off on a Honolulu...

Cost: 0

Where:
LetsRoam!
44 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
Website »

More information

Chef Kevin Lee has created a four-course dinner menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. Enjoy his signature agedashi XO turnip cake (normally served only on the chef’s tasting menu) as well as...

Cost: $65 per person; beverage pairings available ($25 additional)

Where:
Pai Honolulu
55 Merchant Street
Suite 110
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Telephone: (808) 744-2531
Website »

More information

Hawaiian R&B artist Lina Robins-Tamure performs at BASALT at Dukes Lane Market & Eatery.

Cost: Free

Where:
Basalt Restaurant
2255 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »

More information

This May, Sporcle Live will host a weekly trivia night at Osoyami Bar and Grill in Honolulu. It’s free to join and there’s a chance you can win great prizes.   

Cost: Free

Where:
Osoyami Bar and Grill
1820 Algaroba St
Honolulu, HI  96826
View map »


Sponsor: Sporcle Live
Website »

More information

Waikīkī was originally home to the long board surfers in the 1800s and it’s shores have been graced by the greats like Duke Kahanamoku. But what was once a quiet surfer's retreat has...

Cost: $11

Where:
Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts
339 Saratoga Rd
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Let’s Roam
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

​Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia. They became instant friends with their common...

Cost: $95–$145

Where:
Blue Note Hawai‘i
2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: KSSK
Website »

More information

Combining a goofball public persona with a distinctive songwriting style and production sound, Canadian artist Mac DeMarco rose to the higher reaches of indie fame unexpectedly quickly. ...

Cost: $38.50 + fees (prices increase day of show)

Where:
The Republik
1349 Kapiolani Blvd, #30
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Bamp Project
Contact Name: Ramona
Website »

More information

The 13th Annual Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre with a month-long showcase of South Asian cinema that includes some of the biggest Hindi blockbusters alongside...

Cost: $30–$35

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Indru and Gulab Watumull & the Jhamandas Watumull Fund.
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Nominate Your Favorite Tourism Professionals, Events & Businesses! The aio Media Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Awards, presented by Central Pacific Bank, honors the leaders and impactful...

Cost: Free

Where:
, HI


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Business Magazine
Telephone: (808) 534-7578
Contact Name: Anthony Bagnoli
Website »

More information

Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens. “Spineless Wonders:...

Cost: $10.95–24.95

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Website »

More information

Find funny, take risks, be courageous in master physical comedy teacher Aitor Basauri’s (co-founder of SpyMonkey, UK) workshop boot camp. January 18–26, 2020 over two weekends,...

Cost: $500 early bird until Jan. 3, 2020

Where:
Good Vibe Center
925 Maunakea Street, Ground Floor
Marin Tower
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Public Theatre
Telephone: (808) 255-6129
Contact Name: Kukana Murakoshi
Website »

More information

Stop stressing about finding the perfect group activity for adults and sign up for a Honolulu scavenger hunt. On Royal Views Of Honolulu, you and your friends will venture off on a Honolulu...

Cost: 0

Where:
LetsRoam!
44 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
Website »

More information

Chef Kevin Lee has created a four-course dinner menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. Enjoy his signature agedashi XO turnip cake (normally served only on the chef’s tasting menu) as well as...

Cost: $65 per person; beverage pairings available ($25 additional)

Where:
Pai Honolulu
55 Merchant Street
Suite 110
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Telephone: (808) 744-2531
Website »

More information

Join us pool-side at the Surfjack Hotel & Swimclub for a tropical floral crown workshop with complimentary rosé! At this festive Friday class, we’ll help you construct a...

Cost: $68.25

Where:
Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
412 Lewers Street
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Paiko
Website »

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Pop and contemporary artist Mar McNally performs at BASALT at Dukes Lane Market & Eatery.

Cost: Free

Where:
Basalt Restaurant
2255 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »

More information

Shin Lim is the 2015 world FISM Champion for close up card magic, winner of America’s Got Talent season 13 and America’s Got Talent Champions.   A self-proclaimed...

Cost: $75–$85

Where:
Blaisdell Concert Hall
777 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Bill Blumenreich Presents
Website »

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Sporcle Live hosts bar trivia at Islands Restaurant every week on Thursday. Plus, it's free to play and you can win great prizes!​

Cost: Free

Where:
Islands Restaurant
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Unit 4230
Honolulu, HI
View map »


Sponsor: Sporcle Live
Telephone: (808) 943-6670
Website »

More information

Andy Bumatai returns to Blue Note Hawai‘i with longtime-partner-in-comedy, Frank De Lima!   Andy Bumatai has been a comic & businessman in Hawai‘i for over 35 years....

Cost: $35–$45

Where:
Blue Note Hawai‘i
2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Blue Note Hawai‘i
Telephone: (808) 777-4890
Website »

More information

Hāhā Hawai‘i (The Show), directed by award-winning Aitor Basauri will be performed at the Good Vibe Center, Jan. 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. A theatrical romp through comedy time in...

Cost: $15–$20

Where:
The Good Vibe Center
925 Maunakea Street, Ground Floor
Marin Tower
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Sponsor: Hawaii Public Theatre
Telephone: (212) 613-0969
Contact Name: Kukana Murakoshi
Website »

More information

Waikīkī was originally home to the long board surfers in the 1800s and it’s shores have been graced by the greats like Duke Kahanamoku. But what was once a quiet surfer's retreat has...

Cost: $11

Where:
Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts
339 Saratoga Rd
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Let’s Roam
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

The 13th Annual Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre with a month-long showcase of South Asian cinema that includes some of the biggest Hindi blockbusters alongside...

Cost: $30–$35

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Indru and Gulab Watumull & the Jhamandas Watumull Fund.
Website »

More information

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Nominate Your Favorite Tourism Professionals, Events & Businesses! The aio Media Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Awards, presented by Central Pacific Bank, honors the leaders and impactful...

Cost: Free

Where:
, HI


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Business Magazine
Telephone: (808) 534-7578
Contact Name: Anthony Bagnoli
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Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens. “Spineless Wonders:...

Cost: $10.95–24.95

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu, HI  96817
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Find funny, take risks, be courageous in master physical comedy teacher Aitor Basauri’s (co-founder of SpyMonkey, UK) workshop boot camp. January 18–26, 2020 over two weekends,...

Cost: $500 early bird until Jan. 3, 2020

Where:
Good Vibe Center
925 Maunakea Street, Ground Floor
Marin Tower
Honolulu, HI  96817
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Sponsor: Hawai‘i Public Theatre
Telephone: (808) 255-6129
Contact Name: Kukana Murakoshi
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Stop stressing about finding the perfect group activity for adults and sign up for a Honolulu scavenger hunt. On Royal Views Of Honolulu, you and your friends will venture off on a Honolulu...

Cost: 0

Where:
LetsRoam!
44 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI  96813
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Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
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Thinking of getting a tattoo? There’s no better place for it than the Honolulu Tattoo Expo where artists from all over the country meet in Honolulu to share art, network and tattoo. 

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Hawaiʻi Convention Center
1801 Kalākaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Sponsor: Tattoo Tour
Telephone: (213) 952-1158
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Chef Kevin Lee has created a four-course dinner menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. Enjoy his signature agedashi XO turnip cake (normally served only on the chef’s tasting menu) as well as...

Cost: $65 per person; beverage pairings available ($25 additional)

Where:
Pai Honolulu
55 Merchant Street
Suite 110
Honolulu, HI  96813
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Telephone: (808) 744-2531
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Contemporary R&B artist Jenna K performs at BASALT at Dukes Lane Market & Eatery.

Cost: Free

Where:
Basalt Restaurant
2255 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Shin Lim is the 2015 world FISM Champion for close up card magic, winner of America’s Got Talent season 13 and America’s Got Talent Champions.   A self-proclaimed...

Cost: $75–$85

Where:
Blaisdell Concert Hall
777 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI  96814
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Sponsor: Bill Blumenreich Presents
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Adventure, bravery, and humorous absurdity (led by an all-female cast) Men on Boats is the true-ish story of John Wesley Powell’s expedition of the Colorado River in 1869. Guided by...

Cost: $20–$30

Where:
Kailua Onstage Arts
171 Hamakua Drive
Kailua, HI  96734
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Telephone: (808) 799-8649
Contact Name: Kevin Keaveney
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Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express combines the talents of two literary giants in the retelling of this masterful mystery. Ken Ludwig’s adaptation captures all the suspense...

Cost: $15–$35

Where:
Diamond Head Theatre
520 Makapuu Ave
Honolulu, HI  96816
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Sponsor: Ward Village
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See Young the Giant live at The Republik, Jan. 24 and 23.

Cost: $35

Where:
The Republik
1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd.
#30
Honolulu, HI  96814
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Website »

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Waikīkī was originally home to the long board surfers in the 1800s and it’s shores have been graced by the greats like Duke Kahanamoku. But what was once a quiet surfer's retreat has...

Cost: $11

Where:
Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts
339 Saratoga Rd
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Sponsor: Let’s Roam
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
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​Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia. They became instant friends with their common...

Cost: $95–$145

Where:
Blue Note Hawai‘i
2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Sponsor: KSSK
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Foam Glow 5K is a fun filled experience exposing runners to glowing foam and a ton of black lights all over the course. Glowing runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds....

Cost: $40 to register

Where:
Saratoga Ave & Hornet Street
Kapolei, HI  96707


Sponsor: Foam Glow 5K
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The 13th Annual Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre with a month-long showcase of South Asian cinema that includes some of the biggest Hindi blockbusters alongside...

Cost: $30–$35

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI  96814
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Sponsor: Indru and Gulab Watumull & the Jhamandas Watumull Fund.
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Paws on the Path is Hawaiian Humane Society’s hiking club. We meet the last Saturday of every month so that community members and their pets can enjoy adventures on O‘ahu’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
Moanalua Valley Trail
1849 Ala Aolani Street
Honolulu, HI  96819
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Sponsor: Hawaiian Humane Society
Telephone: (808) 226-3872
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Nominate Your Favorite Tourism Professionals, Events & Businesses! The aio Media Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Awards, presented by Central Pacific Bank, honors the leaders and impactful...

Cost: Free

Where:
, HI


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Business Magazine
Telephone: (808) 534-7578
Contact Name: Anthony Bagnoli
Website »

More information

Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens. “Spineless Wonders:...

Cost: $10.95–24.95

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Website »

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Urban PetFest is Honolulu’s fur baby party! Bring your whole family including our fur babies to this event. Come see pet products and services, entertainment, giveaways, contests, dog...

Cost: Free

Where:
Salt at Our Kak‘ako
691 Auahi Street
Honolulu, HI  96813
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Sponsor: Harry Alonso, Commercial Real Estate
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Find funny, take risks, be courageous in master physical comedy teacher Aitor Basauri’s (co-founder of SpyMonkey, UK) workshop boot camp. January 18–26, 2020 over two weekends,...

Cost: $500 early bird until Jan. 3, 2020

Where:
Good Vibe Center
925 Maunakea Street, Ground Floor
Marin Tower
Honolulu, HI  96817
View map »


Sponsor: Hawai‘i Public Theatre
Telephone: (808) 255-6129
Contact Name: Kukana Murakoshi
Website »

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Welcome the Year of the Rat at International Market Place with a free traditional Chinese lion dance performance and Chinese calligraphy activity.   Lion Dance: 12–2 p.m. ...

Cost: Free

Where:
International Market Place
2330 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Website »

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Stop stressing about finding the perfect group activity for adults and sign up for a Honolulu scavenger hunt. On Royal Views Of Honolulu, you and your friends will venture off on a Honolulu...

Cost: 0

Where:
LetsRoam!
44 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
Website »

More information

Thinking of getting a tattoo? There’s no better place for it than the Honolulu Tattoo Expo where artists from all over the country meet in Honolulu to share art, network and tattoo. 

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Hawaiʻi Convention Center
1801 Kalākaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Tattoo Tour
Telephone: (213) 952-1158
Website »

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Waiakea Center celebrates Chinese New Year with a traditional Chinese lion dance to celebrate the Year of the Rat.   Accompanied by rhythmic drums and percussion, the lion will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waiakea Center
315 Makaala Street
Hilo, HI  96720
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Meet Vernadette Gonzalez, one of the editors of Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i, and some of the contributors to the guidebook, which is a recently released alternative guide...

Cost: Free

Where:
da Shop: books + curiosities
3565 Harding Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96816
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Sponsor: da Shop: books + curiosities
Telephone: 808-956-7700
Contact Name: Emily Lau
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Chef Kevin Lee has created a four-course dinner menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. Enjoy his signature agedashi XO turnip cake (normally served only on the chef’s tasting menu) as well as...

Cost: $65 per person; beverage pairings available ($25 additional)

Where:
Pai Honolulu
55 Merchant Street
Suite 110
Honolulu, HI  96813
View map »


Telephone: (808) 744-2531
Website »

More information

Kam Omizu performs live at BASALT at Dukes Lane Market & Eatery.

Cost: Free

Where:
Basalt Restaurant
2255 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, HI  96815
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America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show has landed in Honolulu. Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. But beware: The killer is...

Cost: $78

Where:
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Alana - Waikīkī Beach
1956 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI  96815
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Sponsor: The Dinner Detective
Telephone: (866) 496-0535
Contact Name: Jason Chacon
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Adventure, bravery, and humorous absurdity (led by an all-female cast) Men on Boats is the true-ish story of John Wesley Powell’s expedition of the Colorado River in 1869. Guided by...

Cost: $20–$30

Where:
Kailua Onstage Arts
171 Hamakua Drive
Kailua, HI  96734
View map »


Telephone: (808) 799-8649
Contact Name: Kevin Keaveney
Website »

More information

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express combines the talents of two literary giants in the retelling of this masterful mystery. Ken Ludwig’s adaptation captures all the suspense...

Cost: $15–$35

Where:
Diamond Head Theatre
520 Makapuu Ave
Honolulu, HI  96816
View map »


Sponsor: Ward Village
Website »

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Jim Brickman, award-winning songwriter and pianist presents his most entertaining romantic concert of the year, 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Live.  Brickman’s engaging stage presence...

Cost: $39-$79

Where:
Blaisdell Center
777 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI  96814
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Sponsor: Brickhouse
Telephone: (216) 713-0770 x 104
Contact Name: Wendy Leonard
Website »

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Waikīkī was originally home to the long board surfers in the 1800s and it’s shores have been graced by the greats like Duke Kahanamoku. But what was once a quiet surfer's retreat has...

Cost: $11

Where:
Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts
339 Saratoga Rd
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: Let’s Roam
Telephone: (833) 202-7626
Contact Name: Kelly
Website »

More information

​Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia. They became instant friends with their common...

Cost: $95–$145

Where:
Blue Note Hawai‘i
2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI  96815
View map »


Sponsor: KSSK
Website »

More information

See Young the Giant live at The Republik, Jan. 24 and 23.

Cost: $35

Where:
The Republik
1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd.
#30
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Website »

More information

The 13th Annual Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre with a month-long showcase of South Asian cinema that includes some of the biggest Hindi blockbusters alongside...

Cost: $30–$35

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Indru and Gulab Watumull & the Jhamandas Watumull Fund.
Website »

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