Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: Jan. 26–Feb. 1

Attend a community baby shower, catch the last of "Hamilton" and watch a Haruki Murakami play adaptation at UH Mānoa.


Voices of Hawaii

Photo: Lauren Elizabeth Arnold


Voices of Hawai‘i – Meet the Author

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Jane Marshall Goodsill releases the second volume of her oral history anthology series, Voices of Hawai‘i. We loved her first book, which was filled with interesting, intimate conversations with more than 70 leaders, activists, journalists, entertainers and politicians. This Sunday, she’ll be available to sign books and talk about her new volume that will feature 50 new interviewees.


Free, Na Mea Hawai‘i Kipuka, Ward Centre, 1200 Ward Ave.,, @na_mea_hawaii



Buy Tickets for Disney’s Live

Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets are available now for “Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza”an all-new show with appearances by all your children’s favorite characters like Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Spiderman, Ghost Spider and many more. Expect singing, dancing, acrobatics and 3D special effects. Tickets are going fast, so purchase them early.


Family-Friendly Event, free, Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave.,



Hamilton Hnl Cast Brandon Miyagi

The Hamilton touring cast takes a bow in Honolulu. Photo: Brandon Miyagi



Through Sunday, Jan. 29

It’s the last weekend for Hamilton, the massively popular musical that tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton through a blend of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. There are still a good number of balcony tickets available and remember, there’s a lottery for $10 tickets each week.


$39-$219, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave.,,, @broadwayinhawaii


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It Takes An ‘Ohana Baby Shower

Sunday, Jan. 29, 1 to 3 p.m.

Put together by the Rotary Club of East Honolulu, this free community celebration is open to all expecting and new (six months postpartum or less) mothers to help welcome and celebrate their new babies. Play games, enjoy food, win prizes and gifts. If you want to pitch in with donations, you can drop them off at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox prior to the event, anytime from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Family-Friendly Event, Free, Entrepreneurs Sandbox, 643 Ilalo St.,,



Kalapana Pop-Up

Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Listen to live music and shop rare memorabilia, collectible items, rarely seen photos, vintage merchandise, concert posters, archival video footage, original instruments and more from across Kalapana’s career as a band. On Friday evening, friends and family of Kalapana will perform live from 6 to 8 p.m., including Eli and Kaia Lopez, the nephews of late singer Mackey Feary.  On Saturday evening, there will be a karaoke-style after party featuring local hits from the 1970s to early 2000s, hosted by comedian Zavier Cummings. An after party will be held at The Manifest from 7 to 9 p.m.


Free, Kaiao Space, 1018 Smith Space, @kaiao_space



Cherry Blossoms Festival Public Appearance

Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 to 2 p.m.

If you’re shopping at Pearlridge Center this weekend, stick around to see a public appearance by the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and watch a judo demonstration.


Family-Friendly Event, free, thingsfamily 98-1005 Moanalua Rd.,, @pearlridge



The Rascals

Friday, Jan 27 through Sunday, Jan 29, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

The Rascals, an American rock band hailing from the ‘60s, performs live. Their songs like “Good Lovin’” and “People Got to Be Free” were big radio hits and the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.


$45-$55, Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave.,, @bluenotehawaii



Brownies & Lemonade Hawai‘i

Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m.

A hip hop and dance concert with guests Control Freak, Cool Customer, Knock2 and more.


$27-$50, The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. #30,, @jointherepublik



AARP Hawai`i Kapolei Walk

Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.

Get to know your neighbors at this Kapolei Neighbor Walk, sponsored by AARP Hawai`i and the Hawai`i Blue Zones Project. Crystal Germano and Joe Castaneda from the Hawai`i Blue Zones Project will lead participants with stretching exercises before beginning the 30-minute walk (about a mile). Those who want to walk a shorter distance will also be accommodated. Arrive by 8:45 a.m. to check in. Registration required, call 877-926-8300 or visit


Family-Friendly Event, Free, Mehana Neighborhood Park, 458 Manawai St.,, @aarp_hi 



Dance Dance

Justin Fragiao as Gotanda, Frankie Empeno as Man, and Elizabeth Ung as Kiki. Photo: Christine Lamborn. Courtesy of U.H.M. Department of Theatre and Dance / Kennedy Theatre.


Dance, Dance, Dance

Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 25 to 29

An adaptation from Haruki Murakami’s novel, Dance, Dance, Dance set in Hokkaido, Tokyo and Hawai‘i, this play focuses on dancing as a metaphor for what it means to have a fulfilling life.


$8-$25, Kennedy Theatre, Department of Theatre + Dance, 1770 East-West Road, individual tickets are $8–$25,