Things to do in January
Start the new year with a soothing cup of tea, a couple of concerts, free museum admission and a film festival with irresistible choreography.
National Hot Tea Month
Jan. 1 – 31
Tea makes everything better. Explore the wide variety of the aromatic beverage at the Tea Farm in Moiliili. The cozy café boasts 80 loose teas from around the globe, and has sandwiches, desserts and ice cream fondue to nibble on in between sips. theteafarm.com
This Grammy Award-winning band is making multiple Hawaii appearances as part of a world tour. On Oahu, don’t miss them at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. Tickets start at $46.
Bollywood Film Festival
Jan. 12 – 24
For 13 days, escape to a world of lavish set designs, catchy music and young love. It’s all at the Doris Duke Theatre. Tickets are $12 per screening. honolulumuseum.org
New Year’s Ohana Festival
Kick off the year of the snake at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. There’ll be food trucks, arts and crafts booths, cultural activities and live entertainment. jcch.com
Aloha From Hawaii 40th Anniversary Screening
Elvis’ 1973 concert at what’s now the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena was a worldwide smash. Now you can relive the experience, with re-edited performance footage and additional bonus content. Tickets are $35. blaisdellcenter.com.
Did you know? When Elvis' Aloha From Hawaii concert aired in 1973, it was the most expensive entertainment special ever, with a price tag of $2.5 million, or $13 million in today's dollars.
Free admission to Bishop Museum
It’s Charles Reed Bishop’s birthday and to celebrate, the museum is offering free admission to all kamaaina and military. There’s plenty to visit, including the newly renovated planetarium, the Xtreme Bugs exhibition and, of course, the Hawaiian Hall. bishopmuseum.org
Art After Dark
Celebrate 10 years of nighttime soirées at the Honolulu Museum of Art while DJs spin, well-dressed Honoluluans mingle and Kailua restaurant The Grove cooks up Island cuisine. $10 admission. honolulumuseum.org
This is the 33rd Pro Bowl in Hawai‘i. You’re either an avid football fan who planned this weekend already, or you’ll be spending your time at the beach.
For more events, visit calendar.honolulumagazine.com.