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.


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Photo: The Tea Farm café

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

 

Chicago

Jan. 11
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.
blaisdellcenter.com

 


PHoto: Maddock Films

 

 

6th Annual
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



 


Photo: Japanese Cultural Center of hawaii

 


 

New Year’s Ohana Festival

Jan. 13
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

Jan. 14
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.

 


Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority
, tore johnson
 

Free admission to Bishop Museum

Jan. 20
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
10th Anniversary

Jan. 25
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

 

Pro Bowl

Jan. 27
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.

 

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