Events may be subject to change, so check with events venues regarding COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.



Kyle Gass Must Save the World Tour

Blue Note Hawaii

2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Actor and musician Kyle Gass, co-founder and member of the Grammy Award-winning comedy band, Tenacious D, performs at the Blue Note with His Merry Band O’Broze, Jan. 26-27. The single release, “Vaccinated,” came out of his year-long “vacci-cation” on his California farm; it parodies the Ramones classic, “I Wanna Be Sedated.” Tickets.


Steel Pulse

Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252 (Blaisdell Box Office)

This reggae band from Birmingham, England, came into creation after members Basil Gabbidon and David Hinds heard “Catch a Fire” by Bob Marley and The Wailers. They made their concert debut in the U.S. at New York’s Mudd Club in 1980 and were the first non-Jamaican group to win the Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 1987. Join Steel Pulse and guests Fia and High Watah at this rescheduled performance date on Jan. 28 at Waikiki Shell. Tickets sold for previous dates will be honored. Tickets.


Don McLean

Blue Note Hawaii

2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Don McLean, the man behind the perennial favorites, “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night),” performs at the Blue Note, 8 p.m. Jan. 28-30. McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters who first hit the music charts in 1971 with the classic, “American Pie.” For a man whose career spans decades, McLean was inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2004. Tickets.


Free admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial

Battleship Missouri Memorial

Ford Island, Pearl Harbor

Hawaii residents, military, veterans and members of the Battleship Missouri Memorial get to visit the Missouri for free, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 29. The special occasion celebrates the USS Missouri’s launch on Jan. 29, 1944 and opening to the public in Pearl Harbor on Jan. 29, 1999. Valid ID is required; complimentary roundtrip shuttle service will be available from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.


Smokey Robinson

Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252 (Blaisdell Box Office)

From founder and front man of the 1950s Motown group, the Miracles, to Motown vice president to solo artist in 1973, Smokey Robinson’s illustrious career has garnered fans from one generation to the next. His contributions placed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and he was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his decades of contributions to popular music. In addition, he is a Grammy winner, Kennedy Center honoree, National Medal of Arts recipient, SouL Train Heritage Award winner and BET Lifetime Achievement Award winner.Robinson performs 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at Waikiki Shell. Tickets.


Every Saturday: Take A Twilight Tour

Honolulu Zoo

At the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki | 808-926-3191

If you’ve ever wondered what the zoo is like after visitors have left and the gates have closed, find out on Honolulu Zoo’s Twilight Tours, 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Saturday through March. Educators lead a two-hour walking tour and explain animal biology and behavior, how animals prepare to sleep while others are waking up, and how the zoo is helping to conserve endangered species. Adult $25, 13 and under $20, 2 and under are free. Military and kamaaina (resident) adult $20, 13 and under $15, 2 and under are free.


Weekly: Docent-led tours

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Gain an in-depth perspective of the artworks located throughout the museum on two docent-led tours. The 11 a.m. Tour & Talk Story explores specific historical, cultural and artistic themes, while the 2 p.m. Highlights Tour is meant to inspire as docents share ways to connect to the museum’s most popular and unique works. Both tours are 45-60 min. in length. Meet docents near the main entrance at the respective start times; tours are free with museum admission, register here. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Advance online reservation is suggested. $10 Hawaii resident, $20 general admission, 18 and under are free.


Ongoing Exhibits at Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Learn about the history behind the 2,000-year-old indigenous tattoo tradition that carries significance in connecting generations of Samoans and other Polynesians to their identity and heritage. “Tatau: Marks of Polynesia,” runs through July 4, and focuses on the Suluape family and their disciples who are continuing the Samoan tattoo tradition into the modern age. The exhibit also highlights Samoan tattooing implements along with a collection of Hawaiian implements curated by Bishop Museum rarely displayed to the public.

The greatest waterman of his time, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku brought surfing to a global audience in the 1900s, winning his first gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 100 years later, Carissa Kainani Moore brought the first Olympic surfing gold medal home from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (held in 2021) to Hawaii. These two Native Hawaiian gold medalists are featured in an exhibit, “Two Hawaiian Olympic Champions,” highlighting their accomplishments and awards alongside a replica of Kahanamoku’s surfboard and Moore’s winning surfboard used in the Olympic Games. Runs through Oct. 30.

Bishop Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adults $24.95, seniors 65+ $21.95, youths 4-17 $16.95. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.



Kihei to Iao Valley Bike Ride

Meet at the intersection of State Hwy. 31 and Kaiwahine St. in Kihei

If you can maintain an average speed of 12-14 mph on a bike, ride along with trained volunteer ride leaders of the Maui Bicycling League, Chuck, Kelli and Alan for an intermediate-level, 28-mile route from Kihei to Iao Valley. Ride is 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Information and sign up.

Volunteer with Hawaii Land Trust

Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge & Nu‘u Refuge

Hawaii Land Trust welcomes all volunteers to join their ohana with the saying that “no effort is too small” in its core mission of “protecting and stewarding the lands that sustain Hawaii.” Volunteers help with restoration and conservation projects, land stewardship and more. Sign up to volunteer at Nu‘u Refuge, 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 29. Scroll down the list to fill out a waiver form or contact HILT via email: Volunteer days are also held at Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge, 8-11 a.m. every Friday and 8 a.m.-noon every third Saturday of the month.


Jewelry workshop

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao | 808-572-6560

Instructor Roberta Ann Weisenburg will teach students how to turn Argentium Sterling Silver sheet into hollow lentil-shaped beads in a workshop, 1-5 p.m. Jan. 29. Beginning jewelry or equivalent experience and previous torch experience are required. Register.


Steel Pulse

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

This reggae band from Birmingham, England came into creation after members Basil Gabbidon and David Hinds heard “Catch a Fire” by Bob Marley and The Wailers. They made their concert debut in the U.S. at New York’s Mudd Club in 1980 and were the first non-Jamaican group to win the Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 1987. Join Steel Pulse and guests Fia and High performing 6:15 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets sold for previous dates will be honored. Tickets.


Every Friday: Friday Night is Art Night in LahainaTown

Front St., Lahaina

Meet the artist behind the work at the weekly Friday Night is Art Night featuring new art work and live music at a variety of galleries along Front St. and Dickenson St. Hours vary by gallery, but the event continues to 8 p.m. The Baldwin Home Museum, the oldest house standing on the island, is also open 5-8 p.m. for 20-min. candlelit tours limited to five people. $7/adult; $5/seniors, Hawaii residents, military and veterans; free for kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult. 


2022 Annual Juried Exhibition

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

2641 Baldwin Ave., Makawao | 808-572-6560

This annual exhibition invites renowned guest jurors to share different perspectives on the unique collaboration of artwork submitted by local and mainland artists in all media — photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, wood, fiber, digital media and more. All are works created within the past two years. The exhibit is recognized by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts through its Art in Public Places Program. It runs through Feb. 18 and is open to the public 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.


Every weekend: Lahaina Art Show

Lahaina Cannery Mall

1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-661-5304

Stop by the Lahaina Arts Society Art Show every weekend on the grass lawn at Lahaina Cannery Mall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See the works of local Maui artists plus enjoy demonstrations.


Every Saturday: Volunteer at Honokowai Valley

Maui Cultural Lands | 808-276-5593

With a mission to stabilize, protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources, Maui Cultural Lands is a grassroots land trust organization looking for volunteers who wish to join the effort to restore Honokowai Valley. Meet at the Pu‘ukoli‘i Sugar Cane Train parking lot at 9 a.m. every Saturday; Jan. 29 are upcoming dates. Contact MCL for information by calling the number above or emailing


Every Sunday: The Maui Gift & Craft Fair

Lahaina Gateway

305 Keawe St., Lahaina | 808-661-1505

Called “West Maui’s Largest Gift and Craft Fair!” this event features more than 50 vendors selling jewelry, fine art, glassworks, photography, historical print and map reproductions, crafts, bath and body products, apparel, pottery and more, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday. Food refreshments are available on site.


Virtual performances: “Live @ the MACC”

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Enjoy a series of live performances from the comfort of home via the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website featuring some of Hawaii’s best performers. Hear the music from artists such as Nathan Aweau, Hookena, Henry Kapono, Makena, Jeff Peterson and many more.


Hawaii Island


Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra’s Refreshed Jubilance

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Kamuela | 808-885-6868

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, enjoy a free Livestream concert by the Kamuela Philarmonic Orchestra, “Refreshed Jubilance,” 2 p.m. Jan. 30.  It will feature three violinist winners from the 2021-2022 young artist competition — Jayden Kim, Yxing Guo and Ylang Guo. This presentation also features the premier of Hawaiian composer Michael Foumai’s work, “Overture on Themes from the Songbook of her Majesty Queen Liliuokalani.” Information.


‘Grief’ Exhibition

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

Seeking a way to cope with the loss of a beloved partner followed by the far-reaching COVID-19 pandemic, international artist and educator Douglas Diaz turned to painting for solace and answers. “Grief” is a presentation of his works created during that time and includes a temporary studio where guests may or may not see the artist at work. Exhibit runs through Jan. 28. Gallery opens 10 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


6th Annual Juried Exhibition

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Kamuela | 808-885-6868

This annual exhibition with the theme, “Brilliance of Now,” features the works of visual media artists from across the state that “explore the life and existence in this moment.” The juror of this year’s event is Mina Elison, communications director and curator of the Donkey Mill Art Center. The exhibit runs through March 4.


East Hawaii Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Komohana Research & Extension Center

875 Komohana St., Hilo, HI 96720 | 808-969-8203

Populate your garden with native plants, succulents, perennials, seed starts and more. Plants are available for pick up 10-11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Komohana Research & Extension Center, but orders must be placed by 10 p.m. the previous Monday (Jan. 31). All orders are to be placed via email only to; no drop-in sales are permitted. Cash only. 


Every Monday: Niaulani Rain Forest Tour

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Immerse yourself in a native Hawaiian rainforest on a weekly guided tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Niaulani is one of Kilauea’s last old-growth koa and ohia rainforests. You’ll learn about its significance, continual threats, how native species are different from their colonizing ancestors, uses of Hawaiian flora and more. Tour takes place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Reservations aren’t required but are appreciated for groups of five or more. Donations are appreciated. Custom tours are also available.


Virtual performances: “Live from the Empty Palace”

Hilo’s Palace Theater

If you’re ever in the mood to listen to local performers doing their thing plain and simple, head to Hilo’s Palace Theater website, which gives artists the open space to perform a variety of music — Hawaiian, Hawaiian reggae, psychedelic jazz funk, folk, country and much more. The acoustics are perfect, and the focus is the artist in their element.



Every Sunday: Plant Swap Sundays

Alakoko Shop

2976 Kress St., Lihue | 808-652-7133

Looking for a plant to purchase for your home or to sell because you have potted plant babies you’d like to share with others? Stop by Alakoko Shop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 29 for Plant Swap Sundays. If you’d like to sell plants, contact Krystal at the number above or email


Storytime with Cap’n Mark and Frances the Inflatable Tiger Shark

Storybook Theatre of Hawaii

3814 Hanapepe Rd., Hanapepe | 808-335-0712

Kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult will learn about the life cycle, behavior and migration patterns of the Tiger Shark, plus enjoy coloring activities and snack, 10:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 29Tickets.


Girl Scouts’ Astronomy Night

Kalaheo Neighborhood Center

4480 Papalina Rd., Kalaheo | 808-245-4984

This is an opportunity open to girls in grades K-12 and their families to learn about the Girl Scouts and what they’re all about. In addition, celebrate NASA’s James Webb Telescope Launch, 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Enjoy hands-on activities, build your own telescope and stomp rocket, and more. Event is free and spots are limited. Register.


Plant sale

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

If you’re looking to add plants to your yard including native Hawaiian plants, hibiscus, palms, cycads and others, stop by the plant sale and browse through the wide selection at National Tropical Botanical Garden’s South Shore Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 29. NTBG members get a 9:30 a.m. headstart.


Every Friday: Aloha Friday Art Nights

Along Kress St., Lihue

Island artists put their passion on display, 2-6 p.m. every Friday along Kress Street. Whether they’re inspired by the beauty of Kauai, by the places they’ve been to or their cultural roots, these artists share their talents with the local community on creative, colorful murals.


Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: Guided tours

Grove Farm Museum

4050 Nawiliwili Rd., Lihue | 808-245-3202

Guided two-hour tours of the historic Grove Farm offer a glimpse into Kauai’s sugar cane heritage, an industry that was king for more than 150 years on the Garden Isle. This 100-acre homestead has the original plantation main house, owner’s cottage, guest cottage, office and other resident and plantation workers’ housing camp. Tours are every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Contact for reservations either by calling the number above or by emailing Requested donation is $20/adult, $10/child 5-12 years; $10/resident with ID, $5/child 5-12 years. Note: Waioli Mission House is temporarily closed.


Every Wednesday: Free yoga in the Garden

National Tropical Botanical Garden

South Shore Visitor Center, 4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

Bring a mat, mask and water for a socially distanced yoga session with Naomi 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the South Shore Visitor Center located across from Spouting Horn; check in is at 9:45 a.m. Take part in gentle yoga while listening to Spouting Horn in the distance.