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Web Exclusive: Things to Do on Valentine's Day


Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that you either love, hate or just want to forget about. Either way, there are many events going on that should keep you busy whether you’re single or happily hitched.

Cafe Sistina offers a wonderful Northern Italian Valentine's Day menu this Sunday.

Photo: Christine Hitt

IF you’ve been married for 15 years…

Start your evening at Café Sistina and experience its four-course specialty menu made just for Valentine’s Day ($48-$58). Choose from scampi al gorgonzola or lobster ravioli and finish it off with a glass of wine and dessert. Afterwards, head over to The Royal Hawaiian and enjoy music by Na Leo Pilimehana for its Curators of Hawaiian Music performance from 7:30 to 9 p.m., ($49). Café Sistina, 1314 King St., call 596-0061 for reservations, cafestistina.com. Royal Hawaiian, buy tickets at worldsound.com or call 262-6300; special room rates available. royal-hawaiian.com.

IF you want a private evening out...

Reserve a room for two at Krazy Karaoke, and prepare for an intimate evening filled with romantic songs for you to sing your heart out. You can also bring in your own drinks, food, and props to help set the mood. Couples have even proposed in the booths before! Valentine’s Day rates are $30/hour before 6 p.m., $40/hour after 6 p.m., 1308 Young St. Call 591-8843 for reservations.

IF love stinks…

You could head over to the Hard Rock Café for its anti-Valentine’s Day party with local band, Quadraphonix, and ukulele player, Taimane. There will also be tarot card readers and a Las Vegas giveaway. But, if even anti-Valentine’s Day parties can remind you that it’s still Valentine’s Day, spend your evening watching the last performance of The Joy Luck Club at Diamond Head Theatre. Hard Rock Cafe, 1837 Kapiolani Blvd. 955-7383. Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapuu Ave., 733-0274.

IF you’re single…

Zanzabar has always been the best party to go to on a Sunday night.  And, this Sunday it will be a Valentine’s Day themed party with a $750 lingerie contest, DJ Mike D from Power 104.3 and special VIP packages. Visit Zanzabar’s website to get on the guest list, or print the online flyer to get $5 off the cover.  18+, 2255 Kuhio Ave., zanzabarhawaii.com.

IF you want to do something different...

The Contemporary Museum’s cafe offers a “Lauhala and Lunch” picnic basket for two, allowing couples to enjoy a laidback afternoon undisturbed in the museum’s lush Nuumealani gardens ($30). The deal comes with a lauhala picnic mat, sandwiches, dessert and drinks. After, enjoy the latest in contemporary art. This one is for the art-lovers, or the art-lover lovers, for that matter. The Contemporary Museum, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive, tcmhi.org call 523-3362 for reservations.



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