Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: Jan. 5-11, 2023

Learn to speak conversational Hawaiian, delight in a Bollywood and South Asia Film Festival and check out the second annual Mu‘u at the Museum.


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Bollywood and South Asia Film Festival

Various dates and times, Thursday, Jan. 5, through Saturday, Jan. 21

Presented by the Jhamandas Watumull Fund, the Honolulu Museum of Art is hosting a selection of vibrant and creative films from South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. Four brand-new films will be available, as well as two classics. For the finale later in the month, expect a colorful and exciting live performance by talented local dancers.


Family-Friendly Event, tickets from $12-$20, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.,



‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Workshop

Every Wednesday in January, beginning Jan. 4, 5 to 7 p.m.

Learn Hawaiian during this four-part series of classes. You’ll be instructed on common phrases and words that are relative to daily life. Though it’s not necessary, you’re encouraged to bring a writing utensil and notepad, as well as dinner for you and your ‘ohana.


Family-Friendly Event. Adults pay $25 per class or $80 for all four classes (tickets include two adults), free to those 18 and younger. Ka Waiwai ma Mōʻiliʻili, 1110 University Ave., Suite 100,, @waiwaicollective



Aloha Mele

Friday, Jan. 6 and Saturday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m.

In celebration of the Hawai‘i Theatre’s 100th anniversary, local entertainers, including the Mākaha Sons, Pomaika‘i, Kapono Lopes & Trio and Walea, will come together for two nights of entertainment. Different performers will be featured each night.


$50, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.,



Architects as Artists

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Architects as Artists 2023

Opening reception, Friday, Jan. 6, 5 to 8:30 p.m., exhibit on view through Sunday, Feb. 5

Check out the second annual showcase of over 30 Hawai‘i-based architects, architecture students and professionals in the architecture field who are also active artists. A variety of mediums will be on display, from paintings, drawings and photographs to 3D art like ceramics, sculptures, metalworks and more.

1041 Nu‘uanu Ave., Second Floor,, @downtownartcenter



Cosmic Carter Presents: Honolulu Dead Night

Saturday, Jan. 7, doors open at 7 p.m.

Pay tribute to the Grateful Dead with Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and Grammy-nominated Stephen Inglis and jam band Paradise Waits.


$10, HB Social Club, Slack Key Lounge, 1680 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Second Floor,


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Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center


Winter Wonders STEAM Workshop

Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m.

Keiki can help create a winter wonderland by making an exploding snowman or fashioning shiny snowflakes. The 45-minute-long workshop includes cupcake decorating and playtime in the galleries and some festive activities outside too.

Family-Friendly Event, $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, Children’s Discovery Center, 111 ‘Ohe St.,, @icepalacehawaii




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Minds of Mastery: Joyce Yang with Galliard String Quartet & Spring Wind Quintet

Saturday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, 4 p.m.

Enjoy Minds of Mastery with internationally renowned pianist Joyce Yang. The special guest will perform with the Spring Wind Quintet and the Galliard String Quartet.

Family-Friendly Event, $30, free for all students with valid ID. Saturday’s concert is at Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kīna‘u St.;Sunday’s concert is at Palikū Theatre, 45-720 Kea‘ahala Road, Kāneʻohe,



Malama Hawai‘i Market

Photo: Courtesy of Mālama Hawai‘i Market


Mālama Hawai‘i Makers Market

Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Support local artists, makers, designers, collectors and food vendors at this pop-up outdoor marketplace featuring a curated and rotating collection of products.


Family-Friendly Event, Koko Head Elementary, 189 Lunalilo Home Road,, @malamahawaiimarket



Island-Boy x Lindquist Object Party

Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Enjoy an eight-hour party at this curated boutique. Meet Lindy, the designer and owner of the beloved label Lindquist. Expect to find an exclusive assortment of leather bags and goods, and you can even have your purchases monogrammed by Lindy herself.


Island-Boy, 307c Kamani St.,,



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Photo: Daughters of Hawai‘i

Mu‘u at the Museum

Saturday, Jan. 7, 5 to 9 p.m.

In honor Queen Emma’s 187th birthday, Daughters of Hawai‘i is celebrating Muʻumuʻu Month. The second annual event’s theme is Pā‘ū & Paniolo. Expect a friendly fashion competition, heavy pūpū, drinks, live Hawaiian music, a performance by the Hawai‘i Youth Opera Chorus, a fashion show by legendary designer Nake‘u Awai Designs, a pop-up shop and more. Proceeds will support the Queen Emma Summer Palace and grounds.


$150 for general admission, $85 for those 25 years and under. Hānaiakamalama, the Queen Emma
Summer Palace, 2913 Pali Highway,, @daughtersofhawaii