Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: Jan. 12-18, 2023

Attend the PGA Tour's Sony Open, visit Bishop Museum after hours, enjoy the MLK Day parade in Waikīkī, and get your tickets for a special taping of Tumua at Hawai‘i Theatre.


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Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Through Monday, Jan. 23

The popular North Shore surfing series began earlier this month, but there’s still time to catch some epic waves. Surfers have three weeks to submit digital video clips of their best waves, and fans can watch clips online or check out the action in person at Pipeline/Backdoor, Sunset Beach and Hale‘iwa.

Family-Friendly Event., @vanssurfevents



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Sony Open in Hawai‘i

Monday, Jan. 9, to Monday, Jan. 16

The Sony Open in Hawai‘i is the PGA Tour’s first full-field event of 2023, and the Islands’ largest charity golf tournament. Nearly 150 of the world’s top professional golfers will return to the Wai‘alae Country Club to see if they can beat defending champion Hideki Matsuyama. Golf clap in person or cheer on your favorites from home by tuning into the Golf Channel or ESPN+.

Family-Friendly Event. $30–$275, ages 15 and under free with ticketed adult, Wai‘alae Country Club, 4997 Kāhala Ave.,



Bishop Museum After Hours

Friday, Jan. 13, 5 to 9 p.m.

Visiting a museum at night just feels different. This month, the museum explores Hawaiʻi’s unique and unparalleled cultural and natural history. You can also check out the permanent and rotating exhibitions there, plus hang out on the lawn and enjoy some food and live music. Keiki ages 5 to 10 can enjoy special activities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Family-Friendly Event, $5 presale for nonmembers, $10 at the door for nonmembers, free for members. Parking is $3 per vehicle. 1525 Bernice St.,




The Wide Eyed Kids and Surfer Girl

Thursday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m.

Check out the Honolulu-formed and San Diego-based band, The Wide Eyed Kids, and beach pop band, Surfer Girl. Both are feel-good, positive-vibe bands that have played alongside acts such as Shwayze, Mike Love and Cat Dealers.
The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd.,, @jointherepublik


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Makahiki Stargazing Festival

Saturday, Jan. 14, 3 to 9 p.m.

Marvel at the night sky and learn about wayfinding and astronomy with ʻOhana Kilo Hōkū. The whole family is invited to connect with people working and interested in celestial studies, ask astronomers questions, participate in Makahiki games and gaze at the cosmos with high-quality telescopes.

Family-Friendly Event, Free. Registration is not necessary, but appreciated. Magic Island picnic sites at Ala Moana Beach Park,



The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Thursday, Jan. 12, to Sunday, Jan. 29

Enjoy an interactive experience as you watch the hilarious whodunit mystery musical based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name. The audience joins the action to become the ultimate detectives, trying to determine who killed the young and charming Edwin Drood.


$42 for adults, $37 for seniors and military, $24 for people 25 years and younger. Mānoa Valley Theatre, 2833 East Mānoa Road,, @manoavalleytheatre


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Chinese Calligraphy with Ina Chang

Sunday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Discover the beauty of Chinese calligraphy with master calligrapher Ina Chang, who’s been doing calligraphy since she was 8 years old in her tiny hometown in Taiwan. Chang will be hand drawing traditional Chinese New Year blessings for customers—words of hope and good cheer, health and prosperity—on special rice paper.
Family-Friendly Event. Free, Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai‘alae Ave.,



MLK Day Parade

Monday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m.

Participate in the annual MLK Day parade and rally, hosted by the Hawai‘i Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition in honor and in remembrance of the civil rights leader’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.

Family-Friendly Event.



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New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

Sunday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn more about Japanese culture and New Year’s traditions at one of the largest Japanese cultural celebrations in the Islands. Organized by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, it’s held at two venues—JCCH and nearby Mō‘ili‘ili Field—and features food, a craft fair, cultural demonstrations, activities and entertainment such as taiko and dance performances.


Family-Friendly Event. Free. Complimentary shuttles courtesy of JTB will run between JCCH and Washington Middle School (1633 S. King St.) every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, 2454 South Beretania St.,



Hawai‘i Sportscards and Collectibles Show

Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sports enthusiasts and collectors can shop sealed boxes of the hottest products, graded cards, collecting supplies, autographed memorabilia and more.
Family-Friendly Event. Wai Makai Center Court, Pearlridge Center, 98-1005 Moanalua Road,



Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Saturday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m.

Enjoy the classic sounds of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. conducted by Scott Yoo, as well as virtuoso Hanzhi Wang playing the accordion.

$18-$99, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.,



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Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi Music & Book Sale

Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, Jan. 15 and 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After a two-year hiatus, bookworms and music lovers can once again delight in this pop-up event being held over the next two weekends. Expect thousands of records, CDs and books, as well as an extensive collection of DVDs, comic books, art and even furniture. Proceeds from the sale support Hawaiʻi’s 51 public libraries.


Family-Friendly Event, former Pier 1 space at Ward Village, 1142 Auahi St.,, @hawaiilibraryfriends



Get Tickets to Tumua: Special Taping

Tickets on sale now, show is April 22

The O‘ahu-born stand-up comedian has been selling out clubs, theaters and arenas across the nation. In December 2021, Tumua sold out the Blaisdell Concert Hall three times within hours, and then again in November 2022, so don’t wait to snag your tickets to this special taping! The show will be filmed as part of Tumua’s very first comedy special to be broadcast at a later date.

$35-$100, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.,