Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Jan. 4–6, 2019

Take a hike, support local artists and more.

First Friday at Hawai‘i State Art Museum

PHOTOs: courtesy of yireh and alt/air


First Friday at HiSAM

Friday, Jan. 4, 6 to 9 p.m.

Hawai‘i State Art Museum kicks off the first First Friday of 2019 with an evening of all-local art, music and fashion. Dayton Watanabe starts the night with a live acoustic guitar performance at 6 p.m., followed by a runway show at 7 p.m. featuring the latest works of wearable art by fashion label Yireh and jewelry brand MA.GA.NDA. Plus, enjoy music by DJ JohnJohn, a dreamy art-meets-music immersive experience by music duo ALT/AIR and a live printmaking demo by artist Steven Kean.

Free, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St. For more information, go here.


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Patton Oswalt

Friday, Jan. 4, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

A comedian, actor and writer, Patton Oswalt has appeared alongside Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Seth Rogen in Observe and Report and Matt Damon in The Informant! Last year, he earned an Emmy for his sixth comedy special, the Netflix-produced Talking for Clapping, and a Grammy for his comedy album of the same name. Catch Oswalt this Friday as he takes the stage for two stand-up shows at Blue Note Hawai‘i.

$45–$55, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


24 O‘ahu Hikes We Really Like
photo: sarah etinas


Take a Hike

After two weeks of no-holds-barred eating and drinking, your body might begging for a little TLC. If, like us, you’re suffering from a bit of a holiday hangover, take some time to recharge (and work off those extra holiday pounds) with one of the many gorgeous hiking trails O‘ahu has to offer. Not sure which one to choose? Check out our roundup of the 24 best hikes on the island, chosen by the HONOLULU staff, which offers options for all levels of fitness.


SEE ALSO: O‘ahu Hike We Like: ‘Ualaka‘a Trail


Masterworks No. 5: Ode to Joy

Saturday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 6

The fifth installment of the Halekūlani Masterworks series features an all-Beethoven program. Performing the iconic composer’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Symphony No. 9 “Choral,” the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra is joined by the O‘ahu Choral Society and Grammy-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman, making this an extra special concert for fans of classical music.

$34–$92, Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.



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