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The 8 Best Things To Do in February 2018

Feel the love all month long with eight of February’s best events.



Punahou Carnival

Feb. 2 & 3

Punahou Carnival

photo: kelli bullock 

Every year, Punahou School holds a carnival to fundraise for its financial aid program. This year’s theme is “A Worldwide Ride,” and, along with live music, carnivalgoers can enjoy fresh-made malassadas, local produce, E.K. Fernandez rides and local grinds, plus the chance to score new artwork or secondhand goods at the event’s silent auction and White Elephant.

11 a.m.–11 p.m., Punahou School, free, punahou.edu




Feb. 6


photo: courtesy of bamp project

​Grouplove brings indie-pop vibes and infectious energy to Honolulu with new sounds from its third studio album. Released in September 2016, Big Mess was born from the messy, neglected personal lives that band members returned to following years of back-to-back recording and touring, as well as the unexpected pregnancy of singer/keyboardist Hannah Hooper.

8 p.m., The Republik, $35–$40, bampproject.com



Lauryn Hill

Feb. 9

Lauryn Hill

Photo: livenation.com

Grammy Award-winning hip-hop and R&B icon Lauryn Hill returns to the Islands, performing a one-night-only Valentine’s Day concert in Honolulu with special guest and local artist Eli-Mac.

Blaisdell Arena, $59–$249, tmrevents.net



Mana Wāhine

Feb. 9

Mana Wahine

Photo: courtesy of hawai‘i theatre

​Okareka Dance Co., one of New Zealand’s most prolific dance companies, brings woman power to the stage in Mana Wāhine. Inspired by the true story of Te Ao-kapurangi, a notable female hero from New Zealand’s past, Mana Wāhine features an all-female crew of five in a contemporary fusion of dance, music and traditional Maori culture.

7:30 p.m., Hawai‘i Theatre Center, $27–$67, hawaiitheatre.com



Hawai‘i Cannabis Expo

Feb. 9–11

Hawaii Cannabis Expo

photo: courtesy of hawai‘i cannabis expo

The Hawai‘i Cannabis Expo returns to the Blaisdell, continuing its goal to educate the public on the cannabis plant’s myriad health benefits, with information on growing, extracting and the Medical Use of Marijuana program. The expo will include hundreds of exhibitors pertaining to the medical marijuana industry. 

Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, $15–$20, hawaiicannabisexpo.com


SEE ALSO: Everything You Need to Know About Legalized Medical Marijuana in Hawai‘i



Daughter of the Regiment

Feb. 9, 11 & 13

Daughter of the Regiment

Photo: Thinkstock

Marie, an army brat raised by a troop of soldiers, has fallen in love. But to win her hand, her suitor, the handsome lad, Tonio, must first join the regiment and win the approval of her many fathers in this opera.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $34–$135, hawaiiopera.org


Last year, WalletHub named Honolulu the third best city for Valentine’s Day, following San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona.



Great Aloha Run

Feb. 19

Great Aloha Run

Photo: Thinkstock

The 8.15-mile race starts Downtown and winds along Nimitz Highway, with tons of live entertainment throughout the course. Finish at Aloha Stadium with free snacks, entertainment and giveaways.

Aloha Tower, $25–$280, greataloharun.com



Marching Orders

The Green

The Green

photo: thegreen808.com

The fourth studio album of Island-grown reggae phenom The Green, Marching Orders demonstrates the band’s impressive musical depth through unexpected songwriting, artist collaboration and production choices.

Easy Star Records, $11, thegreen808.com




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