Yes, Christmas is Friday (are you ready?) but as always at Frolic, we’re looking ahead. Here’s what’s beyond all the parties, fruitcake and presents: best ways to book up your merry Christmas weekend.
Santa Claus and the Mighty Mo
Wednesday, Dec. 24
Battleship Missouri Memorial, 63 Cowpens St.
Santa is celebrating Christmas Eve in Hawaii this year and after checking his list, he’s taking photos with all the good girls and boys at the Battleship Missouri Memorial, so pack your camera if you want in on the fun! Share a little holiday cheer with our dedicated service men and women by purchasing a box of chocolates for service members overseas and a personalized postcard.
Water for the World Run
Saturday, Dec. 26
Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave.
Did you know that nearly 700 million people around the world are without access to clean water? Water for the World Run aims to help change that with an inaugural 5K fun run and walk at the Waikīkī Shell. Ten percent of all proceeds goes directly to water.org while a dollar from each entry will go to Na Kama Kai, a local organization that teaches keiki about ocean safety.
Secret Record Store: Vinyl Pop Up in Downbeat Lounge
Saturday, Dec. 26
Downbeat Diner, 42 N. Hotel St
The secret’s out! Find yourself a belated Christmas gift of vinyl, have an afternoon cocktail and listen to live selections by DJ Monkey, JOHNJOHN and DJ JET BOY at Honolulu’s coolest pop-up vinyl record shop. Find your favorite vinyl albums ranging from Latin jazz to punk rock to Motown soul to reggae at Downbeat Diner.
MW Afternoon Tea with Kathy YL Chan
Sunday, Dec. 27
MW Restaurant, 1538 Kapiolani Blvd.
Join the team responsible for one of Honolulu’s best tea services for a special event with homegrown tea expert Kathy YL Chan, who splits her time between Honolulu and Manhattan. MW’s James Beard-nominated pastry chef Michelle Karr-Ueoka is whipping up three desserts to go with select tea pairings. Seating is limited, so reserve today!
Monday, Dec. 28
The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd 3rd Floor
BAMP Project brings Los Angeles R&B singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko to Honolulu for a one-night show at The Republik. Aiko’s musical style is best described as part of a new wave of music PBR&B, an emerging, stylistic alternative to contemporary R&B. Citing a mix of influences such as Kid Cudi, John Mayer, Aaliyah, and Brandy Norwood, Aiko’s sound is unique enough to capture a growing audience.