Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: November 17–23, 2021

Add to your Robert Cazimero music collection, get a jump-start on your holiday gift list and check out fashions rocked by ali‘i.


Robert Cazimero Mine Album

Photo: Courtesy of Robert Cazimero



Groove to Robert Cazimero’s New Album

Available now

It’s been nearly a decade since local mega-talent Robert Cazimero last dropped an album, so we couldn’t hit add-to-cart fast enough when we heard about Mine, his brand-new album released last week. What’s so exciting about this project, created under Cazimero’s own new record label RUC Music, is that it’s the first of the 52 albums he’s recorded that consists of 100% original material. Born from a 14-month period of self-reflection and inspiration during the pandemic, Mine is also the first project Cazimero owns, produced himself and had complete artistic control over, offering 13 mele in a mix of Hawaiian and English.


$15 for CD, available at, $9.99 for download on iTunes, @robert_cazimero



Score Holiday Gifts for the Homies

Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Get a jump on your gift list at Aloha Home Market’s Give Thanks Market. This time around the Kailua pop-up market will be offering a ton of stylish holiday décor and ornaments, plus present ideas for your foodie friends (Cocoa Melts’ decadent hot cocoa bombs), beach buds (Anchor Design tropical towels), pet-loving pals (adorable Mix & Mutt bandannas) and everyone in between.


340 Uluniu St., Kailua,, @alohahomemarket


Snag Tickets to Ronny Chieng’s Previously Sold-Out Show

Available now

If you’re among those who struck out trying to buy tickets to Chieng’s original Nov. 27 show date, not to fret. Hawai‘i Theatre just added a second show on Friday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., which means you still get chance to see to see the hilarious comedian and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent show off his stand-up skills in person. We highly recommend snagging your seats now, so you don’t miss out a second time.


$35–$50, 1130 Bethel St., tickets available at


King Kalakaua Iolani Palace Replica Garments Cropped

Sketches by Iris Viacrusis. Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i State Archives


Check Out Garments Fit for King Kalākaua

From Tuesday, Nov. 16

In commemoration of King Kalākaua’s 185th birthday, ‘Iolani Palace will be debuting two new additions to its Ali‘i Garment Reproduction Collection. The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace commissioned Hawai‘i Island-based historical dress designer Iris Viacrusis to create reproductions of King Kalākaua’s coronation suit and Masonic apron. The pair will be on display in the palace’s Throne Room, where they will join replicas of Queen Kapi‘olani’s lei hulu and feather peacock gown and Queen Lili‘uokalani’s ostrich feather dress.


‘Iolani Palace, 364 S. King St., (808) 533-2822,


SEE ALSO: Hawai‘i Designer and “Project Runway All Stars” Alum Kini Zamora Recreated Queen Kapi‘olani’s Coronation Gown


Learn About the History of Samoan Tattoo

Now through July 4, 2022

Kicking off this month, Bishop Museum’s Tatau: Marks of Polynesia exhibit explores the origin, rituals, tools and cultural significance of Samoan tatau, one of the world’s most distinct tattoo traditions, through photography. In addition, the museum will also display a rarely-on-view selection from its collection of tattoo implements from Hawai‘i and Samoa.


1525 Bernice St., (808) 847-3511, Tickets are free for Bishop Museum members, $24.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors 65 years and older, $16.95 for keiki 4 to 17 years, free for keiki 3 years and  younger.