Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: January 12-18, 2022
Get your giggle on, cheer on top surfers and golfers, and celebrate Mu‘umu‘u Month in style.
Aloha Collection’s New Mu‘umu‘u Collection
Inspired by the mu‘umu‘u of art director Rachel Oro’s childhood and the growing Mu‘umu‘u Month movement, Aloha Collection’s new Mu‘umu‘u Collection features travel bags topped with poppy tropical hues and patterns reminiscent of Oro’s favorite Hawaiian plants and lei. Think heliconia, strands of puakenikeni and striking palm leaves.
Name Sea Life Park’s New Sanctuary Seabirds
Through Thursday, Jan. 13
Sea Life Park unveils its newly renovated Seabird Sanctuary and Seabird Rehabilitation Facility this month. As part of the celebration welcoming its seabird residents back to their refuge, the park is letting the community name two of its recently rescued birds, a wedge-tailed shearwater and a brown booby. The winning names will be announced at the sanctuary blessing on Jan. 15.
Vote online at sealifeparkhawaii.com, @sealifepark
Kāhala Mall Sidewalk Sale
Friday, Jan. 14, through Monday, Jan. 17
Kāhala Mall’s first sidewalk sale event of 2022 runs this Friday through Monday, and includes live music, new item releases and, of course, special sales and deals.
Marlon Wayans Comedy Show
Saturday, Jan. 15, and Sunday, Jan. 16, shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m.
After the hot mess that was 2021, we could all use a laugh. And who better to help you get your giggle on than actor-comedian-writer Marlon Wayans, who has been bringing audiences to happy tears for years thanks to his stand-up comedy shows and starring roles in films, such as White Chicks, Scary Movie and The Heat. Catch him live two nights this month at Blue Note Hawai‘i.
$45–$65, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com, @bluenotehawaii
Allison Izu Closing Sale
Now through Saturday, Jan. 15
One of our favorite local labels, Allison Izu, will be closing its Ala Moana Center boutique at the end of this week. And designer Allison Izu Song is closing things out with a bang, or rather, a bangin’ Send Off Sale. Through Jan. 15, you can BOGO 40% off all Allison Izu merchandise, from her comfy tops and kimono-style cover-ups to her eco-chic scarves. Shop in person with the code BOGO40 and online with the code SOS40.
Ala Moana Center, Level 3 next to Neiman Marcus, (808) 427-6379, allisonizu.com, @allisonizu
Mu‘u at the Museum
Saturday, Jan. 15, 6 to 9 p.m.
In celebration of Queen Emma’s birthday and Mu‘umu‘u Month, The Daughters of Hawai‘i host Mu‘u at the Museum at the Queen Emma Summer Palace. The palace and grounds will be open for exploring and guests can enjoy light pūpū from Feast by John Matsubara, specialty cocktails by Kōloa Rum, and door prizes from designer Nake‘u Awai and artist Punky Aloha Studio. Legendary mu‘umu‘u makers and collectors Bete Mu‘u, Puamana Crabbe, Princess Ka‘iulani Fashions and the Kawakami family of ‘Iolani Sportswear will be in attendance and a selection of their mu‘umu‘u will be on display. Attendees are encouraged to wear their finest holokū, mu‘umu‘u and aloha attire, and enter to win a best dressed competition.
Tickets are $75 for general admission, $50 for ages 25 and younger, Queen Emma Summer Palace, 2913 Pali Highway, (808) 595-3167, daughtersofhawaii.org, @daughtersofhawaii
Sony Open in Hawai‘i
Through Sunday, Jan. 16
The Islands’ largest charity golf tournament returns to the Wai‘alae Country Club this month. The Sony Open in Hawai‘i is the PGA Tour’s first full-field event of 2022, bringing out 144 of the world’s top professional golfers. The open’s first through final rounds take place Jan. 13 through Jan. 16, with a closing awards ceremony at the 18th green. Put your golf clap to good use in person or cheer on your favorites from home via the Golf Channel or ESPN+.
$25–$250, Wai‘alae Country Club, 4997 Kāhala Ave., sonyopeninhawaii.com, @sonyopeninhawaii.com
MLK Day Parade
Monday, Jan. 17
The Hawai‘i Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition has invited the local community to participate in its annual MLK Celebration Parade in honor and in remembrance of King’s work to bring about peace, equality, social justice and service. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at Magic Island and travels through Waikīkī along Kalākaua Ave., ending at Kapi‘olani Park.
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
Through Friday, Jan. 21
The world-famous North Shore surfing series kicked off in late December, but there’s still a ton of great surfing to enjoy. This year, 125 competitors surf the series’ three events—the Hawaiian Pro at Hale‘iwa, the World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, and the Pipe Masters at Pipeline—and submit digital video clips of their best waves. Fans can watch clips online and can even vote for their favorites weekly to win the Vans Crown Clip of the week.