Things to Do in February in Hawaii
Take part in the fun-filled tradition of the Punahou Carnival this weekend on the school’s grounds. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., enjoy fair rides, games, shopping and tasty food. Visit punahou.edu for more information.
Year of the Tiger
Celebrate the Chinese New Year by heading to Honolulu’s arts district, Chinatown. A free, daylong block party, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., features a parade, martial arts demonstrations, fireworks, crafts, food and, of course, lion dances. Visit chinatownhi.com for more information.
Feb. 12 - Mar. 7
Witness the drama of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Piano Lesson, performed by The Actors’ Group in its Smith Street theater. The play chronicles a former slave family’s history in Pittsburg in 1936, in which an heirloom piano plays an important role. Visit taghawaii.org for tickets. Feb. 12 - Mar. 7
A Night with Brian
Take in a concert with someone special as Brian McKnight performs at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center on St. Valentine’s Day. An orchestra and romantic décor will accompany McKnight’s sultry vocals. Visit blaisdellcenter.com for tickets and more information.
Run with Aloha
Work off your Valentine’s Day chocolates by participating in the Great Aloha Run. The charity run is one of Hawai‘i’s largest athletic events. Runners and walkers will begin the 8.15-mile course at Aloha Tower Marketplace and end at the Aloha Stadium. Visit greataloharun.com.
Feb. 17 - May 2
View some of the Honolulu Academy of Art’s archived collection in “From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper.” Some of the pieces are from academy founder Anna Rice Cooke’s original collection. See works by James McNeill Whistler, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Edward Hopper and Andy Warhol. Visit honoluluacademy.com for more information.
Hooray for Humpback Whales
Head to the Valley Isle for the 30th annual Maui Whale Day celebration. The free day- long event is held by the nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation and includes live music, food and craft booths, and a parade—all in honor of Hawaii’s wintertime residents, the humpback whales. Visit mauiwhalefestival.org for more information.