Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Feb. 23–25, 2018
Revive your living plant art, sit on the Iron Throne and eat your weight in chocolate.
Whatever your hobby, you’re sure to find something to fuel it at this weekend’s massive three-day expo showcasing everything collectible, from Precious Moments figurines to stone beads for jewelry making, as well as the ultimate photo op for any Game of Thrones fan. Plus, head to Kaka‘ako for an Eat the Street event that speaks to your sweet tooth, and schedule your neglected succulent terrarium for a visit to the plant doctor.
PHOTO: courtesy of Hawai‘i Collectors Expo
Hawai‘i Collectors Expo
Friday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, Feb. 25
At first glance, you may think this event is something only your anime-obsessed little brother, or retired auntie who’s way too into Precious Moments, would enjoy. And you’d be right, kind of. While the typical diehard collector is sure to find lots of new-old treasures—think Marvel comics, Star Wars paraphernalia and baseball cards—the 28th annual Hawai‘i Collectors Expo covers nearly every type of interest you can imagine, meaning you’ll probably to find something to spend your cash on. A three-day showcase of things you love to covet, this event will feature vintage gold in the form of Disney pins, kimono scarves, Pyrex bakeware and ‘ukulele, as well as newer goods such as jewelry, shells, art and locally carved woodwork. Plus: Feel like the king of the world (or, at least, the ruler of the seven kingdoms) at the expo’s special exhibit, which features a life-size Iron Throne from the HBO series Game of Thrones built by Honolulu-based film production company JHM Production. Photos welcome.
$2–$7.50, free for children younger than 11 years. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave. For more information, go here.
Eat the Street: Chocolate
Friday, Feb. 23, 4 to 9 p.m.
Ignore the discounted drug store candy—you’re better than that. Instead, schedule a date with your boo for Valentine’s Day Round 2, this Friday, 4 p.m. sharp at Kaka‘ako Gateway Park. Eat the Street returns this month, partnering for a second year with Wedding Week Hawai‘i to honor one of the world’s favorite, and most romantic, foods. Taste concoctions by more than 20 local food vendors as they incorporate the featured ingredient, chocolate, into different sweet and savory dishes. Plus, enjoy live music, a designated happy hour space for 21-and-older adults and a pop-up by Wedding Week Hawai‘i featuring some of the island’s top wedding caterers. Bonus: Afterward, head across the street and check out Kaka‘ako’s new Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i murals while walking off some of those newly ingested calories.
Free admission, Kaka‘ako Gateway Park, 461 Cooke St. For more information, go here.
SEE ALSO: Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i 2018: Mural Painting
photo: courtesy of momo terrascapes
Momo Revive Day
Saturday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Succulents are like your easygoing boyfriend: low maintenance, easy to care for and adorable. But, like your BF, they do need some extra love every now and then. If your Momo Terrascapes terrarium has been looking more like a terror-ium these days, there’s still hope. This Saturday, Momo Terrascapes will be at Miemiko Atelier to spruce up and refresh your browning, dried-up or overgrown Momo arrangement for a brand-new look. To schedule your terrarium fix-up, fill out a form online—don’t forget to include photos of your arrangement, which helps Momo Terrascapes narrow down the final cost and ensures all the necessary materials will be available when you arrive. Don’t we all love second chances?
$10–$20, Miemiko Atelier, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 230. For more information and to sign up, go here.
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