Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: January 27–29

A lineup of this weekend’s best events.

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2017 Adventure Hunt O‘ahu

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m.

Hydroflask? Check. Portable phone charger? Check. Pirate-to-English dictionary? Optional, but joining in on this modern-day treasure hunt may inspire a career change to pillagin’ and plunderin’. Adventure Hunt is an epic citywide race to find buried treasure chests full of GoPros, selfie sticks, shades, Red Bulls and practically any other item you may need for your next great adventure (watch this to get a taste of what’s in store). Challenges at each stop, which can be anything from skateboarding to eating something with no hands, need to be completed and a photo or video shared on Instagram as proof. Because fun is funner with another, Adventure Hunt must be played in teams of two, so grab your most adventurous friend for a day neither of you will soon forget. Time is of the essence: Be the winning team and you’ll be rewarded with Adventure Hunt’s grand prize: A free trip for you and your adventure buddy to Panama. Don’t forget the shovel!

$44–$109, throughout O‘ahu. For more information and to register, go here.


They Call Us Monsters

Sunday, Jan. 29, 1 and 7 p.m.

Once a criminal, always a criminal? In California, 14- to 17-year-olds guilty of heinous crimes can be—and are—tried as adults. But does this do more harm than good? Many argue that children have the greatest potential for reform. They Call Us Monsters follows three teenage juvenile offenders taking a screenwriting workshop in a Los Angeles County prison. Using their scripts, the three attempt to explore and express complicated emotions as they wait to hear their fates. What is society’s responsibility to these kids? Do they deserve a second chance? If you choose to attend the 7 p.m. screening, you’ll have a chance to ask these very questions (or any other you have) in a post-screening discussion with three field experts: Kat Brady, coordinator for Community Alliance on Prisons; Dr. Matt Claybaugh, president of the Marimed Foundation and Judge R. Mark Browning.

$8–$10, Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art, 901 Kīnaʻu St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


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A Streetcar Named Desire

Friday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m.

Hawai‘i Opera Theatre brings Tennessee Williams’ award-winning play to life this Friday and Sunday with Andre Previn’s opera adaptation. Follow Blanche DuBois, an aging, Southern socialite with more issues than Vogue, as she barges into the lives of her estranged sister, Stella, and brother-in-law, Stanley. Jobless and penniless, she fantasizes about finding a rich, Southern gent to save her from poverty, unhappiness and a reputation of promiscuity. A propensity to lie and social snobbery, plus thinly veiled alcoholism, perfectly sets her up to be the character you love to hate, but, just like Blanche and her many fabrications, nothing—people included—is what it seems on the surface.

$30–$135, Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Urban Foraging

Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 to 4 p.m.

With all the lush flora O‘ahu has to offer, and given how obsessed people are with food, how is it that the average Honolulu dweller knows practically nothing about edible plants? Nat Bletter of Madre Chocolate wants to fix that and offers a fun foraging excursion through Makiki, where you’ll get to explore the beauty of nature, learn about local plant life and taste edible leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds, all at the same time. At the end of the tour, Bletter will use his foraging harvest to create a very wild, very delicious plant salad for everyone to enjoy. What you’ll need: your own fork and plate, plus plastic bags for gathering. And maybe after all that you’d still rather buy your greens from the grocery store, but when the zombie apocalypse comes, future you will thank current you for the amazing foresight.

$15­–$20, Near Hawai‘i Nature Center, 2131 Makiki Heights Drive. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


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