A hot, hip, fun, social, interactive, and educational event every last Friday of the month for 10 months (no events during winter holiday). This event draws a mix crowd of art lovers, nightlife seekers, and anyone looking for a good time. Admission is free for members ($55 for the year, nice benefits, tax-deductible), $10 for non-members. Very well-worth the price of buying a membership if you're planning on attending 5 or more of these nightlife events. There's food and drink vendors, mix of dj music and live bands, dancing, art making, interactive games, and socializing. Halloween is also brings a huge crowd, fun and gets crazy with so many people dressed up in wild unimaginable costumes. Any month, you'll be at one of the most happening party in Honolulu cause this is where it's at.
One of the many beautiful museums on the island that displays numerous past to present local artists that depict the beautiful culture that have assimulated on the islands of Hawai'i. This holds many stories to be told to generations who want to see the unfolding of the Hawaiian culture besides the people who have been inspired by the island and its culture. Numerous free to paid events besides donation base entrances and beautiful remodeled cafe where some of the best of the best chefs gather to provide tasteful entreed to bakery goods to pleasure your taste buds.A once private pool where the elite gathered to socialize is now the home to beautiful haunting art work of those who have lived and especially been inspired by the island's culture.
Testament to the cultural vandalism which has taken place in Honolulu during the past 80 or so years. Established in 1927 and, astonishingly, billing itself as Hawaii's 'only' general art museum, this colonial style building contains more than 34,000 pieces of Western and Asian art, though the building isn't large enough to display them all concurrently. Largely through some magnanimous acts of philanthropists, the museum remains open and is also extending its reach to preserving some of the Oahu's morre remarkable architectural landmarks.An oasis of achievement stuck within an island (on an island) of terrible trash.
Come for the art, but make sure you call ahead of time and reserve a spot for lunch. Food is great, and it is fun to sit down after looking at all the museum has to offer. The gift shop near the restaurant is amazing. I buy earrings here every time I am in Honolulu. Call from the mainland to get a spot for lunch, you don't want to miss out, and it is very popular.
Maybe the most under-the-tourist-radar place to visit in Honolulu, this museum (now called the Honolulu Museum of Art) has an astounding collection of Asian, Pacific, European and modern American art, plus indie movie nights, a courtyard cafe and tours out to Shangri-La, Doris Duke's former estate out by Diamond Head. It's all just a quick bus ride from Waikiki.
If you visit the Museum of Art make lunch reservations. The menu is varied and the prices are fair. They have good wine, too. The atmosphere of the entire museum, outdoors and indoors, is peaceful and insulated from the city outside.Large collection of Asian Art including, James A. Michener collection of Japanese Block Prints.
This museum does have some impressive pieces in its permanent collection, as well as a decent amount of information about those pieces. There are also small open areas with various themes throughout the museum, which do provide nice areas to take a breather while wandering throughout the complex.
Honolulu Academy of Arts [established by Ms. Charles M. Cooke in 1922, began exhibition in 1927. There are more than 38,000 permanent collections, the largest comprehensive art museum in Hawaii. Walking hall, through open courtyards and ponds, explores the world's best collection of Asian art as well as the collection of Western, European and Polynesian art. ]
This is the social hotspot to be at during the last Friday of the month! The museum transforms into a lively nightlife spot where live bands, bars and food stations are set up throughout the venue. Super fun way to spend a Friday evening and check out the exhibits.