Top 5 things to do this weekend (2/6 - 2/10)


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Singles speed-dating

Thursday, Feb. 7

No date for Valentine’s Day? It’s not too late to find one; head over to Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar for two speed-dating sessions. Order pupu and cocktails, and you’ll get a free pass to mingle with other singles over 21. It’s a “no pressure” mixer for singles. If you meet your match, return for dinner on Valentine’s Day to receive a bag of Belgian milk chocolates reserved for couples.  Free with purchase from menu, 5-6:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar, Royal Hawaiian Center Building B, Level 1 at the Royal Grove, 33 Kalakaua Avenue, Ste. 110, 922-3400,



Margaret Cho’s “Mother” Comedy Tour

Saturday, Feb. 9

Join Comedian Margaret Cho to laugh at motherhood, maternal figures and strong women in queer culture for her new tour “Mother.” There’ll be jokes about race, sexuality and politics in what’s being called Cho’s “edgiest show to date.” $27-47, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.,



Doggie Date Night Open Market

Saturday, Feb. 9

Every dog has its day, and your dog’s could be this Saturday. Treat your pooch to a “doggie massage,” tag it with a microchip or get its nails clipped ($10 each or $15 both services). There’ll be food trucks, crafts, products and a pet-look-alike contest. Proceeds benefit the Hawaiian Humane Society.  $1 donation entry, 3-8 p.m., Aloha Stadium Sections 8-9,, 356-2224,



Spalding House Café Valentine’s Lunch

Sunday, Feb. 10

It’s a new year and a new menu at the Spalding House Café. Try the café’s special $45 lunch for two on the expansive lawn, complete with complimentary tatami mats. The prix-fixe menu includes shrimp and kale Caesar salad, red pepper and tomato bisque and chicken saltimbocca with garlic green beans. Finish off with iced tea and the café’s signature gateau (flourless chocolate cake layered with chocolate mousse). Afterwards, browse the trunk sale for jewelry made by local designers. $45 lunch for two (reservations recommended), noon-3 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, 2411 Maikiki Heights Drive,



Hawaii Ukulele Museum Benefit Concert & Ukulele Picnic

Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10

This weekend celebration pays tribute to Hawaii’s favorite stringed instrument, the ukulele. Saturday’s concert is a fundraiser for efforts to build a ukulele museum in Honolulu. On Sunday, wander Kakaako Waterfront Park for all things ukulele, including giveaways, vendors and auctions. You’ll hear from local and Japanese entertainers who will perform strumming the ukulele (what else?). Catch a free shuttle to the park from Waikiki’s DFS Galleria and Hilton Hawaiian Village bus depot. $35 general admission, $55 reserved seating with complimentary cocktail, Ukulele Museum Benefit Concert, 6-9 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village, Great Lawn. Free, Ukulele Picnic, Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Kakaako Waterfront Park,


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