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Top 5 things to do this weekend (Feb. 23-26)


Photo: Courtesy Kamehameha Schools


Warrior Dash

Saturday, Feb. 23

If regular running is getting boring, then the Warrior Dash might be for you. You’ll leap over fire, crawl through mud, climb over walls and tackle other obstacles in this 3.17-mile race for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Times vary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $100 registration until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Dillingham Ranch, 68-540 Farrington Hwy., warriordash.com.


Festivals & fairs

Kamehameha Schools 83rd Annual Hoolaulea

Saturday, Feb. 23

Kamehameha Schools popular haole brownies are back! Get your fix along with Hawaiian and Korean plate lunches, malasadas, fried noodles and barbecue sticks. There will be plenty of live entertainment, community booths, neighbor island and local goodies, including the school’s popular brownie mix so you can make your own. Free parking at the Kapalama campus and free shuttle service from Damien School, Honolulu Community College and Kamahameha Terminal on School Street. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., free, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama High School, 1887 Makuakane St., 842-8680, kapalama.ksbe.edu.



Hawaii Chocolate Festival

Saturday, Feb. 23

Savor all things chocolate in this one-day festival dedicated to Hawaii-grown cacao. For about $20, you can sample 10 different chocolates and browse vendor booths for chocolate pearls, chocolate orchids, chocolate vodka and more. 12-5 p.m., $20 in advance online or $25 at the door, free children ages 10 and younger, Dole Cannery shops, hawaiichocolatefestival.com.  


live music

Lea Salonga Concert; Carlos Santana Concert

Saturday, Feb. 23; Tuesday. Feb 26

Broadway and Disney fans are in for a treat on Saturday when Lea Salonga graces the stage. She starred as Kim in “Miss Saigon,” and played the singing roles of Disney’s Princess Jasmine and Fa Mulan. On Tuesday, jam to smooth moves from legendary Latin rock guitarist Carlos Santana.  8 p.m. Saturday (Lea Salonga), $35-$125, Neal Blaisdell Center Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave.; 8 p.m. Tuesday (Carlos Santana), $59-$89, Neal Blaisdell Center Arena, 777 Ward Ave., blaisdellcenter.com.



Hawaii International Film Festival Oscar Experience

Sunday, Feb. 24

You don’t have to go to Hollywood to walk down the red carpet, posing for pictures on Oscar night. This Hawaii International Film Festival gala fundraiser includes a five-course dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and a live telecast of the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Bring home a prize for correctly predicting the Oscar winners in the “Pick the Winners” contest. 4 p.m., $350-$10,000, The Modern Honolulu Hotel, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., 447-0577, hiff.org.



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