Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: November 10–16, 2021

Listen to top crooners and an ‘ukulele virtuoso, take the wheel at a ceramic studio and go shopping, locally, for everyone on your Christmas list.


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Photo: Sienna Morales Photography


Listen to Jake Shimabukuro’s New Album

Released on Nov. 12

Jake Shimabukuro’s latest album release, Jake & Friends, includes an amazing lineup of artists who reconnected with the soulful ‘ukulele player over the last four years. Shimabukuro’s dream project is a compilation of all genres of music and includes Willie Nelson (yeah, it’s that top level), Bette Midler, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Loggins, who all belt out some of their favorite tunes, with Shimabukuro’s smooth strumming buttering up their performances. The record kicks off with “A Place in The Sun,” a track that features our own music royalty, Jack Johnson and Paula Fuga.


Preorder the album at



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Izzy and Luke will be one of the local businesses at the Made in Hawai‘i Festival. Photo: Sean Marrs


Shop the Made in Hawai‘i Festival

Thursday, Nov. 11, through Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.–9 p.m, Sunday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Your favorite local festival is back just in time for holiday shopping. The 2021 Made in Hawai‘i Festival is happening this weekend at Ala Moana Center, on the fourth level of the ‘Ewa parking structure near Bloomingdale’s. Almost 300 of the Islands’ food, fashion and product vendors will be selling their items, many with special discounts. So, this is the perfect opportunity to snag Pono Potions artisanal syrups, Lola Pilar floral kaleidoscope-esque prints, charming totes from Twiggy and cute keiki tees from Izzy and Luke. Tickets will be sold with staggered entrance times to help with social distancing. Other COVID-19 rules and guidelines can be found on the festival’s website.


$15 for adults, kids 6 years and younger are free., @madeinhi



Ali Sale

Image: Courtesy of Olive and Oliver


Stop by Coconut Grove Flea Market

Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Aly and Parker Moosman, one of Hawai‘i’s chicest wife-and-husband boutique teams, are hosting a fun flea market with some of their stylish fashion friends, offering new and gently used clothing, accessories and home goods. The event will be in the parking lot behind Olive & Oliver with parking available on Kihapai Street. And, since the sun will (probs) be out, Juneshine Hard Kombucha and Kirri Kombucha Tea will provide shoppers with refreshing sips. In celebration of the Moosman shops’ anniversaries, attendees will receive 15% off at Olive & Oliver. Masks are required and a maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the tent at a time.


The entrance to the event is next to the Oliver shop at 49 Kihapai St.,, @olive_boutique, @oliverhawaii



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Photo: Courtesy of Open Sea Studio


Visit Open Sea Studio

Looking to make your own Christmas presents? Then swing by freshly opened Open Sea Studio. The sunlit ceramic workroom is the sister shop of Open Sea Leather and is helmed by Navy man Michael Bluth. Inside you’ll find six state-of-the-art hand-built kilns, two worktables, two wedging tables and ample shelving storage.Members can access the workroom 24/7 and can opt to bring in their own clay and tools or buy clay ($26–$29) and tools ($5) from the studio. Also, look out for its partnership with Fishcake’s “fishschool,” which will include a variety of ceramic workshops and private lessons.


Memberships available monthly. $75 for general, $49 for students, $100 for family memberships. 1192 Smith St., @openseastudio




Reserve a Gift from Santa

Pre-order available now

’Tis the season of believing. So, surprise keiki with a merry and bright Santa box shipped all the way from the frigid North Pole from from the big guy himself. HONOLULU Family has teamed up with Santa this year to bring Christmas cheer to Hawai‘i families in a safe, fun and special way. We were naughty and peeked inside the special package and found all sorts of exciting elf-packed goodies, many from local makers: a magic scratch ornament, holiday puzzle, Nohea Beauty Bar bath bomb with a holiday surprise in the middle, play dough from Keiki and the Pineapple and gummy candy from Sticky Fingers Gummies. Each box also comes with a charming, personalized letter from St. Nick and a wish list worksheet for good boys and girls to fill out.


Supplies are limited, Boxes will be mailed out the week of Nov. 22.