Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend at Home in Honolulu: May 13–19, 2020

Finish a fun run, unleash your creative side with a virtual paint party, learn about the history of civic engagement in Hawai‘i and tune in to a HiSAM From Home workshop.

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Artist Sheanae Tam will be using mixed media to interpret and create visuals for two or three mo‘olelo.
Photo: courtesy of sheanae tam


HiSAM From Home: Sheanae Tam Workshop

Thursday, May 14, 10 to 11 a.m.

Join a free mixed-media workshop and storytelling session with Sheanae Tam, a local painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer whose own work often features fish and deals with excessiveness and people’s relationships with objects. The interactive demo will be hosted live on Instagram and Facebook. Looking for something for the younger set? Tune in on Tuesday, May 19, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for an interactive Zoom session with Beth Marcil as she teaches kids how to make a 3D paper monster. The museum also streams live musical performances each Friday at 6 p.m. on Instagram. This week’s concert is by Ryan Miyashiro, aka Ryan DanceMachine.

Tune in via Instagram or Facebook.


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HONOLULU Family Virtual Fun Run Presented by Mobi

Through Friday, May 15, at 11:59 p.m.

You have two more days to complete our first virtual fun run! Choose either a 5K around your neighborhood or a 500-meter keiki dash, then send us photos to receive your finisher medal. A portion of proceeds benefit Every1ne Hawai‘i. Get inspired by reading about 11-year-old finisher Brennan Yamaguchi, who completed his route in April. And now that many parks have reopened, including the five city botanical gardens, your options look a little greener.




Aloha Rising Webinar

Thursday, May 14, 2 p.m.

Join Kamanamaikalani Beamer and Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu this week in episode two of an eight-part webinar series geared toward increasing civic engagement among Native Hawaiians. Beamer, associate professor of Hawaiian Studies at UH Mānoa, will chat with Wong-Kalu about the history of Hawaiian involvement in politics and other ways of changing the community, ahead of the 2020 primary and general elections. Watch on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Facebook page, then remember to register to vote before July 9.

Paint Nite: Happy Hair

Saturday, May 16, 4 p.m.

With salons all over the world closed, many people are learning to do their own hair for the first time during quarantine. Our social feeds have been filling up with fiery dyed locks, shaved heads and bangs that are a little too short, and while we applaud you for expressing yourself, maybe test your skills on something a little less risky before your next videoconference with your boss. Take it to the canvas with Yaymaker Honolulu’s Happy Hair paint party. Instructor Angelica Vaught will guide you through a virtual painting sesh on Zoom. You’ll need your own materials but you’re welcome to improvise with whatever you have. And hopefully by the end of class, your desire to dye your hair like a rainbow will have been satisfied and major dye mistakes avoided.



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More Events


MVT Live

Friday, May 15, 4 p.m.

Go behind the scenes of Mānoa Valley Theatre with local performers as they discuss their backgrounds, favorite experiences and perform.



Living Room Live – #AlohaTogether

Saturday, May 16, 6 p.m.

This weekly benefit concert series, hosted by Maleko McDonnell and Flash Hansen, airs on ABC-KITV 4 with local musicians. Follow @aloha_together on Instagram to find out who’s performing next and to watch past episodes online.


Slightly Off: A Virtual Improv Comedy Show

Saturday, May 16, 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Improv Hawai‘i actors perform live over the internet, making it up as they go. The livestream video will appear online about five minutes before it begins.


The Art of the Ask: Fundraising and Negotiating for Women

Sunday, May 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Waiwai Collective and Project Thesis present this workshop for women and nonbinary people who want to strengthen their ability to negotiate. Suggested donation: $35.