Things to do in February
This month is devoted to the arts: Taiko drumming, a stand-up comedian, African textiles, a French opera and a film festival honoring Black History Month.
Set in the 1950s, this play tells the story of Leo and Jack, down-and-out actors. When they hear an old lady is about to leave her fortune to her two long-lost nephews, they take on the ultimate role. Turns out, the nephews are nieces. Still, the men arrive in town in character.
Command Performance: Kuba Cloths
from Central Africa
Feb. 7 to July 21
The people of the Kuba kingdom, now the Democratic Republic
of Congo, were referred to as the “people of the cloth.” Visit the Honolulu Museum of Art for an exhibition featuring 25 of these intricate fabrics.
Taiko Drum and Dance
Feb. 8, 9, and 15–17
Talented Taiko drummers and dancers take center stage at Kennedy Theatre. Tickets are $5 to $24.
Margaret Cho performance
Don’t miss brutally honest and hilarious comedian Margaret Cho at Hawaii Theatre. Tickets are $27 to $47
Chinese New Year
Celebrate Chinese New Year on Feb. 10 in, where else—Chinatown—with all your favorite foods, festivities and lion dances.
Dialogues of the Carmelites
Feb. 15, 17 and 19
It’s the first Hawaii Opera Theatre performance of 2013; this one’s a 1956 French opera (performed in English) in three acts, by Francis Poulenc.
Honolulu African American Film Festival
In honor of Black History Month, head down to Doris Duke Theatre. Not only will there be films, but each screening features guest speakers and performers, including a concert with musician Chuck James on the festival’s closing night. Tickets are $25
Hawaii Chocolate Festival
Celebrate all things chocolate at the Dole Cannery Shops. Tickets are $20, which includes a tasting of 10 locally grown and made chocolates.
Kamehameha Schools 83rd Annual Hoolaulea
Kamehameha Schools marching band and dance company; Hawaiian plate lunch; silent auction; keiki games. There’s all this and more at the school’s annual Ho‘olaule‘a.
For more events, visit calendar.honolulumagazine.com