Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: March 9–16, 2022
Celebrate new artists, Women’s History Month and the longest reigning Hawaiian king.
First Hawaiian Center Art Gallery
Through Spring 2024
First Hawaiian Center’s art gallery reopened this week with a fresh showcase featuring seven rotating installations that perfectly blend the works of master artists with talented up-and-coming creatives. Of course, leading the way is beloved Hawai‘i sculptor and painter Satoru Abe; his eye-catching “Enchanting Garden” sculpture graces the front entrance of the bank on King Street. Other notable artists that will have a moment in the FHC space are Sharon Sussman, Mary Mitsuda, Roen Hufford, Solomon Enos, Peter Shaindlin, Roland Longstreet, Yvonne Cheng, John Koga and Kaili Chun.
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Punky Aloha x Old Navy T-Shirt
It’s Women’s History Month, sheee-hoo! And to celebrate, shop Old Navy’s Project WE tees that support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. One print is designed by our very own Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha Studio. The empowering graphic includes three ladies representing diverse ethnic backgrounds hanging with each other surrounded by lush greens. In true Punky form, the colors are bold, bright and beautiful—like the artist herself.
T-shirt, $14.99. Buy it here: oldnavy.gap.com
Donate A Musical Instrument
Through March 31
Be a different kind of organ donor this month. Blue Note Hawai‘i and The Music of Life Foundation partner this month on a musical instrument donation drive that supports schools in need. Drop off any gently used instrument, no missing parts and playable, or music-related equipment and supplies to Blue Note’s gift shop or box office. To get the ball rolling, the event venue is donating 20 new Kala Waterman ‘ukulele. If your heart still skips a beat for your high school flute, monetary donations benefiting The Music of Life Foundation are optional when purchasing concert tickets online. No ticket is needed to drop off an instrument and residential pickup service is available.
The gift shop is open daily from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. and the box office is open from 5–10 p.m. on show nights. Outrigger Waikīkī Beach Resort, (808) 777-4890, bluenotehawaii.com
Make A Lei for A King
March 16, 10 a.m.–noon
Locals and visitors alike are welcome to honor the birthday of Kamehameha III by coming together and sewing him a 20-foot lei of love at Royal Hawaiian Center’s Royal Grove. The grand garland will be draped at a special ceremony on March 17 at 9 a.m. at Thomas Square Park, where his statue resides.
2201 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 922-2299, royalhawaiiancenter.com
Japan’s Ghost Bus Experience
Through May 1
It’s not Halloween, but March can be scary: taxes, spring break hangovers and, now, Scream For Fun! The traveling ghost bus from Japan will be parked weekdays in front of the Waikīkī Beach Marriott now through April, and will travel to Ka Makana Ali‘i on the weekends. Fear junkies can enjoy the thrill of Japanese horror—just imagine being stuck on a bus with the girl from The Ring. Smoke machines, strobe lights and other audio visual sensory effects will add to the scare-your-pants-off setting and haunted house vibe and real actors will be on set doing their part to make the experience as frightful as possible. It’s not for the faint of heart, and if you’re deathly afraid of insects, this tour will definitely bug you.
After May 1, the bus will return full time to the Marriott and stay there until Oct. 31. 2552 Kalākaua Ave. (808) 922-6611. For more information, ticket prices and safety protocols, visit ghostbushawaii.com