Top 5 things to do this weekend (2/15-2/18)
The Great Aloha Run is on President's Day!
Third Fridays Kaimuki
Friday, Feb. 15
It’s like First Fridays in downtown Honolulu, except this monthly art and culture event happens every third Friday in Kaimuki. Take a stroll to businesses along historic Kaimuki for food specials, live music, lessons and more. 6 to 9 p.m., free, Kaimuki from Kokohead Avenue to 8th Avenue and Waialae, thirdfridayskaimuki.com.
SEMINARS & CONFERENCES
Hawaii Cocktail Week
Saturday, Feb. 16 to Saturday, Feb. 23
For eight days, treat yourself to all things cocktail from food pairings, tastings, workshops, seminars and more. Connect with bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts to celebrate the evolution of these tasty concoctions in the first annual Hawaii Cocktail Week. Ages 21+. $15 -$75 per event, Multiple dates and venues in Honolulu, hawaiicocktailweek.com.
Pow Wow Block Party Finale
Saturday, Feb. 16
More than 100 artists spent the week painting the town, literally, leaving their mark on murals near Kakaako. They’ll gather on Saturday to celebrate by shutting down two blocks near Cooke Street. Join them in a six-hour pow-wow featuring food trucks, deejays and musicians. 6 p.m.-12 a.m., free, Lana Lane Studios, 223-7462, powwowhawaii.com.
Honolulu African American Film Festival
Saturday, Feb. 16 to Feb. 23
For seven days, African Americans will be featured prominently in eight films about black history and culture as part of Black History Month. Sample soul food from Soul Café and Catering on opening night, and then return the next day to learn about the culinary tradition’s ties to black cultural identity in the documentary “Soul Food Junkies.” $25, $25 museum members for opening reception 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 16; $10, $8 museum members for regular screenings or $60, $50 museum members for festival flash passes. Times vary for films, Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretani St., 532-8701, honolulumuseum.org.
Great Aloha Run
Monday, Feb. 18
Have President’s Day off? Then spend your holiday with others in a charity run for Hawaii’s local nonprofits. You’ll see runners, walkers and wheeled racers (wheelchairs, hand cycles and strollers) in this 8.15-mile race from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium. Before the race, find out the latest in sports, health and fitness from the Great Aloha Run’s weekend expo at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. $5 baby in stroller, $25 keiki (ages 5-12) and seniors (ages 65+), $50 individuals (ages 13-64), $35 active duty military, 7 a.m., downtown Honolulu, greataloharun.com.