The 10 Best Events on O‘ahu in February 2019
Mark your calendar for a chance to meet two popular podcasters, a Broadway legend and a few comic characters.
A Midsummer Night’s Bollywood Dream
February 1–10 | 7:30 p.m.
Photo: Courtesy of UH Mānoa Kennedy Theatre
Classic Shakespeare receives the Bollywood treatment in this original production. The Bard’s giddiest play includes a character named Bottom. Let your imagination go wild.
Kennedy Theatre, $8–$18, manoa.hawaii.edu
My Favorite Murder Live
February 8 | 8 p.m.
Photo: Courtesy of blaisdellcenter.com
Murder and comedy don’t usually go together, unless you’re a murderino (as fans call themselves) anticipating the live performance of the popular My Favorite Murder podcast. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark talk about horrible cases in their signature offbeat and somehow empowering way. Expect some of Hawai‘i’s own cases to get top billing and pay extra for a special meet-and-greet session with the hosts.
Blaisdell Concert Hall, $39.50–$184.50, blaisdellcenter.com
UH Baseball Alumni Game
February 9 | 1 p.m.
We’re betting it will be a blowout, but this preseason tradition is always fun for fans as the Rainbow Warriors face off with former players.
Les Murakami Stadium, $4–$12, hawaiiathletics.com
‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai‘i
February 10 | 9 a.m. to sunset
Photo: courtesy of ‘ukulele picnic in hawai‘i
The free celebration of our favorite stringed instrument has moved out of Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park this year. Entertainment includes Josh Tatofi, Herb Ohta Jr. (the son of ‘ukulele master Ohta-san) and Japan’s Seiji Katz. Since the new site is right in Ward Village, you can wander away to grab a bite or do some shopping in between sets.
Victoria Ward Park, free, ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org
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February 15 | 7:30 p.m.
Photo: Courtesy of live nation
Yes, you will stand up when the real Slim Shady arrives at Aloha Stadium. Eminem stops over this month on his way to big stadium shows in Australia. While his last two albums received their fair share of pans—many critics called Kamikaze the work of a clearly middle-aged Marshall Mathers—we’re sure fans of the groundbreaking rapper will crowd in for his only U.S. performance so far scheduled in 2019.
Aloha Stadium, $59.50 and up, ticketmaster.com
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UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey
February 15 | 8 p.m.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF BLAISDELLCENTER.COM
Time to stock up on red, red wine and get ready for reggae.
Blaisdell Arena, $79–$249, blaisdellcenter.com
Bernadette Peters—Broadway Valentine’s Concert
February 16 | 8 p.m.
Photo: Courtesy of andrew eccles
She’s known for her powerful but vulnerable vocals. The queen of Broadway will perform for one night only, offering some of her favorite songs from the stage including tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein and, of course, Stephen Sondheim. Spring for the $500 ticket, which includes a VIP cocktail hour, dinner and a chance to meet the star after the performance.
Hawai‘i Theatre, $79–$125, hawaiitheatre.com
SPORTS & FITNESS
Great Aloha Run Expo
February 16 & 17 | Opens at 9 a.m
Restart your “get fit” resolution by trying out capoeira and the UFC Gym, and go shopping for fitness gear. If you get motivated, sign up for the 8-mile Great Aloha Run on-site.
Blaisdell Center, $5, greataloharun.com
Amazing Comic Con Aloha
February 22–24 | Various times
Photo: Courtesy of amazing comic con aloha
Hurricane Lane bumped this cosplay fest from its usual August date. But most of the special guests will make it back in February—including actors Evangeline Lily, Tara Strong and original Power Rangers Jason David Frank and Amy Jo Johnson—along with collectibles, video game tournaments and artist encounters. For the biggest dose of cuteness, stop by Sunday for the kids costume parade.
Hawai‘i Convention Center, $25–$85, amazingcomicconaloha.com
Feb. 28–March 3
Try stand-up paddleboard, aerial and horse yoga, meditate on the beach, learn to grow organic food, listen to lectures and the music of Corinne Bailey Rae, all with a kombucha in your hand, at this four-day inspiration fest.
Turtle Bay Resort, $20–$420, wanderlust.com
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