Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Feb. 22–24, 2019
Your forecast: Sunny weather, epic cosplay, and live art, music performances and more.
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Amazing Comic Con Aloha
Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 24
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.
$25–$85, Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.
New Wave Friday x Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i 2019
Friday, Feb. 22, 6 to 9 p.m.
The monthly Ward Village event turns artsy this month with a partnership with Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i. Head to South Shore Market Friday evening for shopping exclusives, Art + Flea vintage finds, bites and drinks, plus live music by local artists Taimane and Nyah. Stick around and watch 7 Sketches, Gary Draws Fish, Peace Peeps and Jasper Wong—Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i’s creator/lead director—paint new masterpieces in front of your eyes. Want to take some Pow! Wow! art home? RSVP to New Wave Friday and you’ll receive a free tote designed by Jasper Wong at check-in.
Free, South Shore Market at Ward Village, 1170 Auahi St. For more information and to RSVP, go here.
Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m.
The jazz instrumental group Yellowjackets, which has recorded more than 20 albums and accumulated 17 Grammy nominations over the years, will bring its funk-fusion sound to Honolulu. The ’80s band that helped define smooth jazz will perform songs from its new album Raising Our Voice along with classics “Matinee Idol” and “Man In The Moon.”
$35–$45, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.
Sunday, Feb. 24, 4 to 7 p.m.
For a free poolside concert with one of O‘ahu’s favorite positive-message-based reggae artists, reserve your table for the best seats in the house at Queen Kapi‘olani’s Hotel’s Deck for the Sunday “Sunset Sessions” with Mike Love. The O‘ahu native has been called a progressive-Rastafari artist, infusing jazz and classic rock into his music while utilizing a loop-pedal for a complex sound. Support this talented local artist as well as the Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, which promotes environmental education in the Hawai‘i school system at this monthly concert series.
Free, Deck Bar + Grill at Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel, 150 Kapahulu Ave., Third Floor. For more information, go here.
Hawai‘i International Film Festival Hosts an Oscars Viewing Party at Halekulani Hotel
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 to 7 p.m.
Hawai‘i Luau Poker Run
Sunday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Legally Blonde the Musical Jr.
Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Rotary Club of Waikīkī 9th Annual Garage Sale
Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SunSets Live: Josh Tatofi
Friday, Feb. 22, 6 to 8 p.m.
Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.
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