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The Top 6 Things To Do in Honolulu This Week

Feb. 17–March 1: The Harlem Quartet performs, Chinatown turns into a Mardi Gras block party and more fun things to do in Honolulu.


Photo: David Croxford


Mardi Gras Carnaval Festival

Tuesday, February 17

This year’s Carnaval setup is not a street festival; it’s a club crawl. Ten clubs will house food booths from vendors around town, entertainment and musical performances. Get your wristband to gain access to all venues online now, before you go, and you’ll save money!

6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Chinatown, mardigrashonolulu.eventbrite.com


Harlem Quartet

Tuesday, February 17

Violinist IImar Gavilan, violinist Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador and cellist Matthew Zalkind perform classical music together at Hawai‘i Theatre on Tuesday. The New York-based group, known for its fun classical/jazz performance of “Take the A Train,” has performed around the U.S. and the world.

$35, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St., hawaiitheatre.com


Deltron 3030

Tuesday, February 17

Underground hip-hop artists Deltron 3030 perform at The Republik Tuesday night, with special guest Mangchi Hammer, presented by BAMP Project and Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i. The artists’ latest album, Event 2, came out in 2013.

8 p.m., $30, The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd., bampproject.com


Hanale Bishop Performs

Wednesday, February 18

Homestead Poi owner Hanale Bishop recently released his first album, Rain, and this week he’ll be performing songs and sharing stories as part of the Honolulu Museum’s Music of Hawai‘i series.

$25 general, $20 members, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kīna‘u St., honolulumuseum.org


Pow! Wow! Street Art and Fashion Pop-up in Waikīkī

Wednesday, February 18 - Saturday, February 28

Waikīkī will gets a taste of Honolulu’s local urban scene at this pop-up celebration with products by Big Bad Wolf, Roberta Oaks, Scott, in4mation and Fitted; a meet and greet with artists and designers; a live painting of the Pow! Wow! truck; and a live illustration projection with Jasper Wong. Brue Bar will also be on hand to serve specialty coffee and baked goods from Agnes Bake Shop.

11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, T Galleria, 330 Royal Hawaiian Ave., first floor, Waikīkī



Friday, February 20 – Monday, March 1

UH Mānoa’s new Hawaiian Theatre program premieres its first production Friday with the traditional Hawaiian story of Lā‘ieikawai, adapted for stage by UHM theater professor Tammy Baker. The production will be performed in Hawaiian with no translations, but a synopsis will be provided.

$25, Kennedy Theatre at UH Mānoa, 1770 E. Mānoa Road, hawaii.edu/kennedy


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