Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: January 13–19, 2021

Give back to the community, shop more fukubukuro deals and get rid of things you don’t need to make room for positive vibes in 2021.


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Photo: Koko Marina Center



KMC Craft Fair, Sidewalk Sale and Farmers Market

Saturday, January 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We may be a few weeks into 2021 already, but fukubukuro deals aren’t done yet. Vendors at Koko Marina Center’s monthly craft fair will be offering deals of up to 90% off, along with a scavenger hunt with more than a thousand dollars’ worth of prizes. Expect fresh goodies from Sun Farm Hawai‘i, baby items, jewelry and more from dozens of tents and tables spaced out around the center. Past vendors have included Strawai‘i (reusable bamboo straws), Huff ‘n Puff Hawai‘i (okoshi snacks), Tasty Jerky Hawai‘i, Podagee Horseshoe and Hilo Soap Co. The combination sidewalk sale/farmers market will continue on the third Saturday of each month throughout 2021.


7192 Kalaniana‘ole Highway,


Aloha ‘Āina Recycling Drive

Saturday, January 16, 9 a.m. to noon

All that new year cleaning was the therapeutic purge we needed to say goodbye to 2020. But as the old ushers in the new, make sure to get rid of your items responsibly. Whether you replaced your TV with a smarter model, finally ditched that old armchair no one sits in or just want to donate your HI-5 cans and bottles, the Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation will take care of it at the Aloha ‘Āina Recycling Drive at the SEEQS charter school in Nu‘uanu. Everything from scrap metal to cooking oil will be properly disposed of by various community partners, but check the list of accepted items before loading that refrigerator in your pickup.


1728 Nu‘uanu Ave.,



Weeding Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m.

In 2020, Kahumana Organic Farm and Café held weekly markets, expanded its CSA program and created an online store for local produce, helping to get food to about 50,000 people. Here’s your chance to show thanks for an important community resource. Every Wednesday afternoon, Kahumana hosts a volunteer day about a mile and a half away from the café. Leave the little ones at home, as well as anyone who can’t be around dogs. Groups will be kept to 10 people per field, which should be no problem: The farm covers dozens of acres. Be sure to meet at the address below and park at the top of the hill, not the address for the farm on Google Maps.


86-156 Kuwale Road, Wai‘anae,


SEE ALSO: Farm Friday: Kahumana Organic Farm in Wai‘anae 


Heels with Jessie Ohera-Aweau

Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m.

If your resolution involves mindfulness, we bet it’s been tested quite a bit in the first two weeks of the year. But one of the best ways to focus wholly on just one thing is to try something new and difficult that requires all of your attention—like a heels class from Dancers Unlimited. Teacher Jessie Ohera-Aweau, who was born and raised on O‘ahu, has danced and choreographed for performers such as Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Drake and more. Pay what you can ($5, $10 or $15) and she’ll walk you through a warmup and the basics of heels dance to bring out your feminine side. If you can’t make the hourlong class live on Zoom, the video recording is $5. Not your thing? Try Ground Flow Basics with Chris Reid on Mondays at 11 a.m. or Ballet with Eleonora Fae on Fridays at 11:15 a.m.


Other Ideas

Situ Zhi Slap Box

Photo: “Slap Box,” Zhi Situ



Chinatown Artists Show

Through Saturday, January 30

The latest show at The Arts at Marks Garage showcases the works of artists based in Chinatown and can be viewed in person or online.


1159 Nu‘uanu Ave.,


2021 Chamber Week

Tuesday, January 19, through Thursday, January 21

Tune into free Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i webinars to hear from business leaders and legislators, coinciding with the opening of the Hawai‘i Legislature.


SEE ALSO: What to Read This January: 5 Hawai‘i Book Picks Recommended by Local Experts




HOT Digital Pass

It’s not too late to catch up on Hawai‘i Opera Theatre’s 2020-21 season, which includes Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit! and Chicken Skin Serenades. Passes are available for the entire season ($60) or individual performances ($25).



Creating Space: An Evening with Scott Turner Schofield

Friday, January 15, 7:30 p.m.

Scott Turner Schofield kicks off the Queer Theatre + Dance Artist/Scholar Series at UH Mānoa’s Kennedy Theatre. The Emmy-nominated trans actor, writer, producer and LGBTQIA+ consultant will share his journey and some of his work during the webinar, with a Q&A to follow.


Free but registration required,