Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Jan. 17–20, 2019

Learn calligraphy, get fit with two sudsy 5Ks and hear Joshua Radin live.

Bubble Run Honolulu 2019

PHOTO: courtesy of bubble run


Foam Glow Run/Bubble Run

Friday, Jan. 18, at 6:45 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8 a.m.

It may be great exercise, but even marathon fanatics have those days when running just feels like a chore. Thankfully, these quirky 5Ks offer two opportunities to run and have fun at the same time. Friday evening, dress in all white for the Foam Glow Run, which features a course filled with colorful glowing foam and blacklights for runners, joggers and walkers to enjoy. Then, return Saturday morning for the Bubble Run, an equally sudsy workout thanks to colorful foam bogs, which are stationed at each kilometer along the course. Interested? Don’t wait—today is the last day to register for free; after that, each 5K will cost you $50.

Free through today, then $50 each. Saratoga Avenue in Kalaeloa. For more information and to register for the Foam Glow Run, go here. For more information and to register for the Bubble Run, go here.


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Pacific Island Arts Festival

Saturday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20

Experience art from across the Pacific Islands at the 19th annual Pacific Island Arts Festival. The two-day event will feature an art displays by more than 75 different artists as well as live music, hula and a visit from the lion dancers from Au’s Shaolin Society on Sunday to ring in the Chinese New Year. Apart from all of the festivities, this might just be a good excuse to enjoy some shave ice at the park during (arguably) the nicest part of the year in the Islands.

Free, Kapiʻolani Park, 3840 Pākī Ave. For more information, go here.


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Joshua Radin at Blue Note Hawai‘i
photo: courtesy of joshua radin


Joshua Radin

Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m.

If you watched Scrubs, Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill or House, chances are you’ve heard Joshua Radin’s signature lulling vocals and folky guitar strumming at some point. Born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, the singer-songwriter first rose to fame when “Winter,” the first song Radin ever wrote, was featured on an episode of Scrubs. Since then his music has been featured in more than 150 films, commercials and TV shows, and he’s shared the stage with big names such as Tori Amos, Imogen Heap and The Script. (Fun fact: He was also personally requested by Ellen DeGeneres to sing at her wedding in 2008—no big.) Catch him tomorrow evening, joined by opening act Jenny Yim, for a one-night-only concert at Blue Note Hawai‘i.

$25–$45, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


The Gift of Calligraphy Workshop and Book Signing

Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sure, emails and texts get the job done. But nothing says “you’re special” quite like a heartfelt, handwritten letter. Up your snail mail game this Saturday at Da Shop in Kaimukī, where calligraphy expert Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls will teach the basics of the old-school art form in a two-hour class designed for complete newbies. Each student will receive a calligraphy kit filled with everything you need to embark on your new artsy adventure, including ink, a nib and nib holder, a practice book, paper and a signed copy of her new book, The Gift of Calligraphy: A Modern Approach to Hand Letting with 25 Projects to Give and to Keep.

$150, Da Shop, 3565 Harding Ave. For more information and to register, go here.



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