Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Feb. 15–17, 2019

Four ways to fill your President’s Day weekend.


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Super CW Life Celebration

PHOTO: Joshua Bowlin Photo

 

Super CW Life Celebration

Saturday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m.

This Saturday, The Republik hosts a special celebration honoring the life of nightlife promoter, DJ, writer and co-founding director of Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i Christa Wittmier, who lost her battle with Stage 4 cancer in January. Guests can enjoy live performances, catch a sneak peek of Wittmier’s upcoming documentary The Adventures of Super CW and even bid on her one-of-a-kind BMW, which was hand-painted by local Pow! Wow! artist Aaron De La Cruz and will be auctioned off by the artist himself. All proceeds will benefit Wittmier’s family and her nonprofit, Aloha Cancer Project.

$25 presale, $30 at the door. The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

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SEE ALSO: Remembering the Energetic, Inspiring and Always Super Christa Wittmier

 

Eminem

Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Yes, you will stand up when the real Slim Shady arrives at Aloha Stadium. Eminem stops over this Friday 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 scheduled in 2019 so far.

$59.50 and up. Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

 

SEE ALSO: 7 Can’t-Miss Concerts in February 2019

 

Honolulu African-American Film Festival

Saturday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 24

The Honolulu Museum of Art debuted Hawai‘i’s first African-American film festival in 2012, welcoming about 600 attendees through the doors of Doris Duke Theatre. Now in its seventh year, the Honolulu African-American Film Festival—held every February in honor of Black History Month—gives locals a unique opportunity to watch films never released widely in Hawai‘i. The festival kicks off on Saturday with a screening of the documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, fresh from its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and Vaya, which chronicles the innocence lost by three young strangers who leave their rural homes and head to Johannesburg.

$12–$15, Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kīnaʻu St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

 

Great Aloha Run Sports, Health and Fitness Expo

Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17

Whether you’re prepping for the Great Aloha Run on Monday or just want to stay on top of your health, this expo has everything you need to get moving. The Great Aloha Run Expo offers two days packed with live demos and entertainment, keiki activities, prize giveaways, food and lots of fitness gear at discounted prices. If you’re jonesing to try out those new running shoes, The Great Aloha Run will be taking last-minute registrations for its upcoming 8.15-mile race on President’s Day.

$2.50–$5, free for ages 65 and older, and keiki 12 years and younger with paying adult. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave. For more information on the Great Aloha Run, go here.

 

SEE ALSO: 10 Hawai‘i Races to Watch in 2019

 

Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.

 

Looking for fun new ways to experience the city? HONOLULU’s got you covered with HNLTix, your brand-new local resource for all things social—fundraisers, concerts, comedy shows, expos and everything in between. Discover your next can’t-miss event, share your favorites with friends, or promote your own event and sell tickets online. To see what’s coming up next in Honolulu, visit HNLTix.com.

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