7 Reasons to Get Out
Watch as 176 golf professionals and amateurs from the U.S. and Japan compete for the title and win more than $80,000 in prizes at the 31st annual Hawaii Pearl Open, at the Pearl Country Club. Keep your eyes out for crowd-pleasers Azuma Yano, 17-year-old Ryo Ishikawa and six-time Pearl champion David Ishii. Call 487-3802.
Take It from the Pros
The NFL Pro Bowl celebrates its 30th—and last—year at Aloha Stadium, as the bowl will take place in Miami next year. So tailgate, throw your hands up and cheer as the best of the best take each other on. Visit www.nfl.com/probowl.
Smooch with Sharks
Forget Saint Valentine
For those who don’t have a significant other or simply abhor the Hallmark-florist-box of chocolate excess that has become Valentine’s Day, why stew at home? We recommend throwing a few back in a dark, corner booth in an inconspicuous bar—away from puppy love and PDA—such as Hank’s or The Dragon Upstairs in Chinatown. The J. Geils Band said it best: Love stinks.
| Get Some Beads |
Chinatown may not be New Orleans, but the ninth annual Mardi Gras festival on Nuuanu Avenue will make you feel like you’re in Louisiana. This carnival-themed party of 6,000 to 7,000 people features two music stages, a costume contest, live Brazilian percussion and samba dancers, a parade to King Street and, of course, lots and lots of beads. Call 398-7990.