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The 18 Best Events on O‘ahu in January 2020

It’s a new day, it’s a new year, it’s a new decade—and we’re feeling good. And how can you not when you have comedians, an a cappella group, a cooking class, a colorful race and more?


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MOVIES & SCREENINGS

Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival & South Asian Cinema

Wednesday, January 1–Friday, January 31  |  various times

bollywood film festival in honolulu

Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu Museum of art

 

Doris Duke Theatre, $30–$35

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COMEDY

Gary Owen

Thursday, January 2  |  6:30 & 9 p.m. shows

Blue Note Hawaii, $30–$35

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MUSIC

Straight No Chaser

Thursday, January 2  |  7:30 p.m.

 

An a cappella group might make you think of the overdramatic high schoolers of Glee. We can promise that these YouTube sensations who originated from Indiana University are anything but. The band brings its music and signature comedic style back to Honolulu with its new Open Bar tour, which will include pop and soul classics such as Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” and James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.”

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $39.50–$69.50soundchronicle.com


 

MAGIC

Justin Willman

Friday, January 3  |  7 and 10 p.m. shows

The Republik, $29–$39, bampproject.com


 

COOKING CLASS

Panna Cotta and Torta di Frutta

Saturday, January 4  |  5:30–9 p.m.

Address revealed with RSVP, $30–$40, friendsofitalyhawaii.org


 

COMEDY

Patton Oswalt

Saturday, January 4  |  8 p.m.

patton oswalt

Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i Theatre Center

 

If you don’t know him by name then you know him by his voice. The stand-up comedian, actor and everyone’s favorite rat chef in Pixar’s Ratatouille has starred in his own specials on HBO, Netflix and Comedy Central, including his Emmy-nominated Annihilation, which focuses on his life as a single dad after tragedy. Check his Twitter for some of the best political satire around.

Hawai‘i Theatre, $45–$65hawaiitheatre.com


 

CONCERT

Old Dominion

Sunday, January 5  |  8–10 p.m.

 

Blaisdell Arena, $48.50–$70

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SPORTS

Sony Open in Hawai‘i

Monday, January 6–Sunday, January 12  |  8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Waialae Country Club, $25–$200

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MUSIC

Matthew Morrison

Friday, January 10  |  8 p.m.

Video: COURTESY OF HAWAI‘I THEATRE CENTER

 

Hawai‘i Theatre, $69–$89

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MUSIC

All-4-One

Friday, January 10–Sunday, January 12  |  6:30 and 9 p.m. shows

Blue Note Hawai‘i, $45–$75

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CULTURE

Chinese New Year Celebrations Across O‘ahu

 


 

CULTURE

New Year’s Ohana Festival

Sunday, January 12  |  10 a.m.–4 p.m.

ohana festival

Photo: Courtesy of JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER OF HAWAI‘I

 

Mō‘ili‘ili Field, free

Read our ultimate guide the the festival


  

COMEDY

Daniel Tosh

Tuesday, January 14  |  7:30 p.m.

daniel tosh

Photo: Courtesy of Blaisdell Center

 

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $45–$79.50

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STARGAZING PAU HANA

Hōkū & Hops

Friday, January 17  |  6:30–10 p.m.

Bishop Museum Planetarium, $15 and up, bishopmuseum.org


 

SPORTS

Color Vibe 5K

Monday, January 20  |  9 a.m.

color vibe run

Photo: Courtesy of Color Vibe

 

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 doused with vibrant colored powders throughout. It’s an ideal look for a very colorful dance party at the finish line.

Aloha Stadium, $25–$40, thecolorvibe.com


 

CONVENTION

Honolulu Tattoo Expo

Friday, January 24–Sunday, January 26  |  3–7 p.m.

Hawai‘i Convention Center, $20–$40

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Looking to get the word out about your upcoming event? Email me at katiek@honolulumagazine.com.

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Find more events at honolulufamily.com/calendar and honolulumagazine.com/calendar.

 

 

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