Social Events in Honolulu, Hawaii This Week

Let’s explore social events in Honolulu, HI happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Honolulu where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Honolulu

Afternoon Tea & Etiquette Class

Afternoon Tea & Etiquette Class

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Magic Island

Enjoy a nice afternoon of tea and socializing!

18+
Ticket includes access to:
-Etiquette class
-Food
-Still & sparkling beverages
-High-end tea
-Games
-Music

\*One ticket, per person, required for entry.(…)

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Tech Community Night: Hawaii Tech Mentors and Hawaii Women in Tech

Tech Community Night: Hawaii Tech Mentors and Hawaii Women in Tech

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Entrepreneurs Sandbox

Mahalo to The Hub and Nectar Hard Seltzer for sponsoring this event!

Get ready for an exciting new twist on pau hana with ThriveHI! Our mission is to foster connections among various ecosystem organizations to strengthen our local tech hub.

Join us for an evening of networking, complemented by delicious pupus and drinks, where you’ll meet fellow tech professionals and enthusiasts. Each month, we(…)

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Bridgerton Screening

Bridgerton Screening

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Magic Island

Let’s watch Bridgerton!

Ticket includes access to:

* Floor seating w/tables
* Snacks & drinks

\*One ticket per person is required, for this screening.(…)

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Honolulu BitDevs Socratic Seminar #34

Honolulu BitDevs Socratic Seminar #34

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Entrepreneurs Sandbox

The BitDevs Socratic Seminar series is a monthly event where we discuss salient industry news, the latest advancements in Bitcoin development, and how it all ties into financial freedom. **All are welcome to join the conversation, regardless of technical expertise!**

Join us on **Monday, May 20th, 2024 at [Entrepreneurs Sandbox](https://sandboxhawaii.org/) ([643 Ilalo St](https://goo.gl/maps/3Zj3(…)

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Honolulu HARBOR NIGHTS Biergarten @ KAKA’AKO (Hangout/Networking)

Honolulu HARBOR NIGHTS Biergarten @ KAKA'AKO (Hangout/Networking)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 1011 Ala Moana Blvd

Every Friday, the Old Fisherman’s Wharf is transformed into a vibrant Night Market Beer Garden filled with art, music, food and nightlife festivities. It is fairly new and is the new spot to be every Friday Night! Join us and check out mouth-watering cuisines (best food trucks on Oahu will be there), handcrafted art and retail goods from local artists, and live music that range from traditional Ha(…)

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Bitcoin Pizza Day @ Hub Coworking

Bitcoin Pizza Day @ Hub Coworking

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: undefined

We’re getting together at Hub Coworking next Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at Hub Coworking for Bitcoin Pizza Day.

There will be pizza, friends, and we have some fantastic sponsors. Thank you to PizzaDAO, Unlock, Shell Protocol, and Hub Coworking for making this possible.

I’ll send out an email soon with more details. RSVP if you can, look forward to seeing you all next Wednesday.(…)

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Kids and AI

Kids and AI

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 1050 Queen St

Summer break is near! Come join a panel discussion about Kids and AI.

\- What are some fun AI\-powered activities that kids can safely do?
\- Does AI help or hinder creativity?
\- Can screen time set kids up for the AI\-driven future?
\- What are ways that family trips can go better with AI?

Our panelists will include:

* Cricket La Chica- He’s a dad to two energetic young kids, aged 7 and 3. He(…)

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Windward Mahjong LIVE!

Windward Mahjong LIVE!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Mark’s House

The Windward Mahjong Meetup Group LIVE meetings NORMALLY are on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month at 6pm. Sometimes a meeting is shifted due to scheduling. Please RSVP separately to each individual event to attend, so I can plan for chairs and tables. Bring a mahjong set if you have one. We play the AMERICAN version of the game using the 2024 National Mahjongg League cards. (I have a couple of ext(…)

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Atlassian Honolulu Connect

Atlassian Honolulu Connect

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Harbor Pub & Pizza

Atlassian Connect

Agenda

Hosted By

Praj Honolulu, Atlassian Community Events Leader

Priyanka L, ACE Leader

Global Partner

Atlassian (http://atlassian.com)
Millions of users globally rely on Atlassian products every day for improving software development, project management, collaboration, and code quality.

For over a decade, Atlassian customers have come together to network, share(…)

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Kuliouou

Kuliouou

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: undefined

Head out on this 4.4-mile out-and-back trail near Honolulu, Oahu. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas.

This trail rises almost 1,800 feet be(…)

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Thursday Evening Dips – Ala Moana Beachpark

Thursday Evening Dips - Ala Moana Beachpark

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Ala Moana Regional Park

Bi-Weekly hang out at Ala Moana Beach park! We meet at 5:30(ish) on the beach in front of the westernmost L&L. We’re usually in between 2 palm trees on a green and blue quilt underneath some string lights. Check the event chat for updates as sometimes we set up a little late.

There’s two L&Ls in the park, this one is the furthest WEST, closest to Roger Dunn Golf, kewalo harbor, and the beach Voll(…)

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HALE KOA BAREFOOT BAR —Kicking off Memorial Weekend! 🎇

 HALE KOA BAREFOOT BAR —Kicking off Memorial Weekend! 🎇

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Hale Koa Barefoot Beach Bar

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We gather for Sunset and fireworks at the Hale Koa barefoot bar.

Reminder there is happy’s ( to go food) and pool bar has food or you can bring your own food.

Public Restrooms by the pool bar. ( white umbrella area).

\*\* Parking ideas from other members

Hale Koa garage is great if you have military ID.

Self parking for civilians in the Hale Koa parking garage across the street from th(…)

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Black Jack Tournament

Black Jack Tournament

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Ala Moana Mall

⭐🧧Black Jack Tournament 🧧⭐

Every Tuesday 7pm
Free Drinks 🍷🍻 Food🥢🍴
🧑‍🤝‍🧑Come Enjoy social networking 👭

🏆 PRIZE🏆
1st : 80% of the pot
2nd : 15%
3rd : 5%

808-990-8678 text for
more info(…)

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Bridgerton Screening

Bridgerton Screening

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Magic Island

Let’s watch Bridgerton!

Ticket includes access to:

* Floor seating w/tables
* Snacks & drinks

\*One ticket per person is required, for this screening.(…)

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Consuming Fiyah Bible Talk

Consuming Fiyah Bible Talk

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Whole Foods Market

Come join us each Tuesday night for a time of refreshment and mingling! Food & drinks provided, as well as a set time for some spiritual food with our brief bible discussion.(…)

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Crime Fiction Book Club Meet & Greet

Crime Fiction Book Club Meet & Greet

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Magic Island

Let’s get together and choose our first crime fiction book!

Included in each Oahu True Crime book club meetup session:
Outdoor lounge setup (virtual or indoor setting on rainy nights)
Book discussion
Games & activities
Snacks & drinks

Bonus!
A culmination dinner will be held after we finish each book(…)

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May Club Meeting – Stop the Bleed. Save a Life!

May Club Meeting - Stop the Bleed. Save a Life!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Kaimukī Public Library

Discussion of past and upcoming paddles and club business.

**Presentation: “Stop the Bleed. Save a Life! ” by Christina “TJ” Donayri, RN**
Christina is the Clinical Coordinator, Injury Prevention and Outreach, in the Trauma Services Department at the Queen’s Medical Center. The “Stop the Bleed. Save a Life!” campaign’s purpose is to better prepare persons to save lives by raising awareness of bas(…)

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Sing A Cappella Harmony — Join our rehearsals!

Sing A Cappella Harmony -- Join our rehearsals!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Maryknoll Grade School

This a cappella women’s ensemble is always looking for new voices. We welcome all treble voice singers to join us.

Contact [email protected] so we can send you rehearsal music, specifics on our location, and all up to date information.

Rehearsals start promptly at 6:30 pm with some light physical warmups and stretches. Then we move into vocal warmups before going into rehearsing the song sel(…)

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Honolulu Multifamily & More Monthly Meet Up

Honolulu Multifamily & More Monthly Meet Up

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Hawaii Loa Ridge

Whether you’re just getting started or have experience in Multifamily investment and real estate, this meet up is for you! Join us for a social evening and expand your knowledge of multifamily investments!

Sign up today by [Clicking Here](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honolulu-multifamily-and-more-meetup-tickets-899537720537?aff=oddtdtcreator)

💥Join us for this months Honolulu Multifamily and Mo(…)

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Come to Weekday Surf Session for Beginners in Waikiki (Meet at Duke Statue)

Come to Weekday Surf Session for Beginners in Waikiki (Meet at Duke Statue)

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue

Meetup opportunity for both new and experienced surfers! Here’s a quick rundown of the essentials for anyone planning to join:

* **Event**: Bi-weekly Surf Session with [SS Surf Club](https://www.meetup.com/southshoresurfclub/)
* **Date**: Wednesday evenings (Check the specific dates on the meetup group)
* **Location**: **Location**: Before surfing, meet at Duke Statue. [Waikiki Canoes](https://ma(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Honolulu is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Honolulu on Gohawaii.com, Best-of-oahu.com, or Honolulumagazine.com.

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