Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Nov. 16–18, 2018

Rock to SoCal reggae, shop for the holidays and more.

Aloha Home Market: Home For the Holidays

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Aloha Home Market: Home For the Holidays

Sunday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Featuring 50-plus vendors offering locally crafted furniture, home goods, jewelry and more, Aloha Home Market is a perfect chance for shoppers to find unique Hawai‘i-made treasures for friends and family (or yourself, ’cause you deserve it) this holiday. Head to Kailua this Sunday and shop locally loved brands, which include Flotsam & Co., i.a.m. Jewelry & Creations, Island Bungalow, Jules + Gem, Momo Terrascapes and Nico Made, along with a collection of lesser-known and emerging vendors that are about to become your new favorites.

Free admission, 340 Uluniu St., Kailua. For more information, go here.


The Hawaiian ‘Ukulele Experience

Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18

One of only two events hosted by the fine makers, teachers and collectors comprising the ‘Ukulele Guild of Hawai‘i each year, The Hawaiian ‘Ukulele Experience takes over the Bishop Museum for three days of ‘uke-filled fun. Head to Pākī Hall on Friday for workshops focused on learning how to build and play the local instrument. On Saturday and Sunday, guests will have an opportunity to meet ‘ukulele makers, join in on a kanikapila session and view a rare collection of custom and vintage ‘ukulele at a special exhibition.

$10.95–$24.95, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


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Dirty Heads

Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m.


Southern California’s soulful reggae-rock band Dirty Heads will be hitting The Republik stage for an evening of good vibes and rock ’n’ roll. Cheer on O‘ahu’s very own Makua Rothman as he opens up with his Island hits “Lovely” and “Desperation Blues,” and finish off the night with Dirty Heads playing songs from their newest album, Swim Team, as well as famous summer hits “Lay Me Down” and “My Sweet Summer.”

$35–$40, The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Suite 30. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


The Dirty Heads
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Buy Tickets: Jordan Peterson

Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Be honest: How many of your 2018 resolutions have you kept so far? Self-improvement is easier said than done. And often the biggest obstacle we face is—you guessed it—ourselves. Canadian clinical psychologist and University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson has spent his career studying what makes us tick, and has shared his discoveries through YouTube (his channel has more than 1.5 million subscribers and 76 million views) and, most recently, through his 2018 book 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos, a national and international best-seller that offers 12 rules to live by for a fulfilling, successful life. Currently on a speaking tour for 12 Rules, he stops in Honolulu next Wednesday. Buy your tickets this weekend to attend a one-night-only eye-opening talk and discussion at the Blaisdell.

$35–$180, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.



Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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