Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Jan. 19–21, 2018

Spruce up your home, celebrate female creatives and more.

Has your home lost some of that style je ne sais quoi? Head to Kailua for a pop-up market featuring furniture and home accessories made right here in Hawai‘i. If you’re more interested in self-improvement than home improvement, sign up for a fundraiser that combines fitness and food, make a new year’s resolution that focuses on your whole self and celebrate female creatives at a three-day festival.


Aloha Home Market
photo: courtesy of Aloha Home Market


Aloha Home Market

Sunday, Jan. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You already shop local for food and fashion. Why not your home goods too? Whether you’re planning a total home makeover using Sherwin-Williams’ 2018 Color of the Year (Oceanside, a blue-green that “offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown”) or just looking to refresh your space, Aloha Home Market in Kailua is your go-to for unique and stylish home goods made by local furniture makers and artisans. You can expect to find made-in-Hawai‘i pieces like stained-glass art, hanging macramé planters and one-of-a-kind wood furniture that will give your home that new-new feeling.

Free, 25 Maluniu Ave., Kailua. For more information, go here.


Film Screening of Dhanak

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2 to 3:45 p.m.

Held in connection with its exhibition Irresistible Resist: The Art of Indian Dyes and Design, a study of South Asia’s vibrant history of textile production on view through Feb. 11, the East-West Center will show a special screening of one the multiple-award-winning Dhanak. The story centers around a young boy, Chotu, and Pari, his sister, who live in a village in Rajasthan, India. Despite losing their parents at a young age, the pair live happy lives, supported by the unshakable bond between them. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Free, East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road. For more information, go here.


photo: Aaron K. Yoshino


Make a New Year’s Resolution (That’s Not About Losing Weight)

Fitness is important, but self-improvement is about more than how we look in the mirror or how many miles we run each week. Commit to improving your whole self—not just the physical part—this year with one or all of these 10 new year’s resolutions and you’ll end the year feeling like a better version of yourself (no matter what number your scale shows).


Hawai‘i Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Friday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 21

Now more than ever, women are making their voices heard to the rest of the world. In conjunction with International Women’s Voices Day on Sunday, Jan. 21, Hawai‘i Women’s Voices Theater Festival celebrates female perspective with three days of performances of previously unproduced works by women young and old. Enjoy concert readings, monologues, Q&As and plays centering around everything from Sylvia Plath to the widows of King Kamehameha I, performed at The Arts at Marks Garage (Friday and Sunday) and The Actors’ Group’s Brad Powell Theater at Dole Cannery (Saturday).

Note: While this event is free, tickets are limited. We suggest getting yours ASAP. And don’t forget to donate to this great cause!

Free, The Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave., Brad Powell Theater, 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 101. For more information, go here.


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