Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Dec. 20–23, 2018

Watch world-class tennis talent, catch Lovelytheband live and more.

Hawai‘i Open

PHOTO: courtesy of Hawai‘i Open


Hawai‘i Open

Friday, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Dec. 23

Serve up some fun and spend a day (or three) watching and cheering on world-class tennis talent at the Blaisdell Arena. You can buy individual tickets or, if you’re feeling extra sporty, purchase a three-day pass (prices vary depending on which options and seating you choose).

$20–$150, Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


True Dating Stories

Saturday, Dec. 22, 9 to 11 p.m.

Has your love life been an unlucky series of bad Tinder matches, embarrassing blind dates and horrifically awkward moments? The dating struggle is real, and the award-winning Story Party Tour is in town this Thursday to share the best of the worst tales of ghosting, unsolicited pics, cat fishing and heartbreak at a one-night-only show. Brought to life by professional storytellers, this hilarious (and utterly relatable) collection of anecdotes will rid you of those holiday blues and leave you rolling with laughter over others’ misfortunes in love. Have a dating blunder to share? Submit your worst to (don’t worry, it’s anonymous) and it may just be featured at the show.

$20, Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiʻolani Blvd. For more information on the Story Party Tour, follow @storypartytour on Instagram. To purchase tickets, go here.


Star 101.9’s Mele Kalikirocka
photo: courtesy of lovelytheband (@lovelytheband)


Mele Kalikirocka

Thursday, Dec. 20, 8 to 11:30 p.m.

If you’d rather OD on eggnog than listen to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” again on the radio, maybe it’s time to switch your sounds up. Star 101.9’s first-ever Mele Kalikirocka will have you rockin’ around with performances by indie-pop groups Lovelytheband and Flora Cash, and music newcomer Jenny Yim kicking things off as the show’s opening act. The event is open to all ages, though all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

$25, The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd., #30. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Hawai‘i Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 22, at 5:30 p.m.

Don’t miss our UH Warriors face off against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Aloha Stadium. This year marks the first time Louisiana Tech will appear in the bowl game, now in its 17th year (this will be UH’s eighth year). ESPN will air the game live. Catch you on game day!

$25–$40 ($15 for seniors and keiki), Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.



Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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