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The 18 Best Events on O‘ahu in February 2020

There’s no time for slacking in the new decade: 2020 is a leap year so go on and squeeze some concerts, races, comedy and more into this 29-day month.


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MOVIES & CONCERT

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, February 1 at 2 and 8 p.m.

Star Wars

Photo: courtesy of hawai‘i symphony orchestra

 

Decades before baby Yoda dominated our social feeds and memes, sci-fi nerd god George Lucas introduced the world to the orphan Luke Skywalker, a dashing Han Solo, a cinnamon bun-rocking Princess Leia and an evil man who was really into the all-black and helmet look. While you may have seen the 1977 classic that inspired memorable franchises and spinoffs (as well as a trilogy we all wish we could forget), you won’t have experienced the thrill of a live orchestra performing the full score during Luke’s nail-biting dogfight through the narrow trenches of the Death Star.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $27–$89, hisymphony.org


 

THEATER & ARTS

Murder on the Orient Express

Friday, January 24–Sunday, February 9  |  Various times

Diamond Head Theatre, $15–$35

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Bubble Gum 5K Run

Saturday, February 1  |  Check in at 6 a.m.

Ala Moana Park, $20–$40, flpregister.com/463

 


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CULTURE

Chinese Lunar New Year Stargazing

Thursday, February 6  |  5:30–9 p.m.

Hawaii Kai Towne Center, free

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SCHOOL FAIR

Punahou Carnival

Friday, February 7–Saturday, February 8  |  11 a.m.–11 p.m.

punahou carnival

PHOTO: COURTESY OF PUNAHOU SCHOOL

 

Punahou School, free

Read our ultimate guide to the 2020 Punahou Carnival here

 

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the O‘ahu-born street art festival, Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i. The week-long event will primarily take place around Kaka‘ako between Friday, February 7 and Sunday, February 16.

 

NIGHTLIFE

Hawai‘i Beer Fest: Winter Edition 2020

Saturday, February 8  |  5–9 p.m.

Hawai‘i Convention Center, $40–$75 (designated driver tickets: $20)

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CONCERT

Rick Springfield

 

Saturday, February 8  |  8 p.m.

Hawai‘i Theatre Center, $90–$105

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CONCERTS

A Valentine’s Engagement: 98 Degrees and TLC in Concert

Friday, February 14 & 15 | 8:30 p.m.

 

Whether it be date night, a group outing or a solo mission, the weekend concerts (with 98 Degrees performing on Feb. 14 and TLC the following night) featuring two groups that shaped many elder millennials’ childhoods are here to revive your nostalgic karaoke songbooks. Yes, you may think you know all the lyrics to the CrazySexyCool album but this is the ultimate moment to make your teenage-self proud when you scream the late, great Left Eye’s “Waterfalls” rap back at Chilli and T-Boz. [Editor’s note: TLC has postponed their Saturday concert due to a family emergency.]

Blaisdell Arena, $69–$249, tmrevents.net


 

FESTIVAL

12th Annual ‘Ukulele Picnic

Sunday, February 16  |  Noon–4 p.m.

Victoria Ward Park, free, ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org


 

CULTURE

Hawaiian Mission Houses Bicentennial

Sunday, February 16 | Various times

Multiple locations, free, missionhouses.org


 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Great Aloha Run

Monday, February 17 |  7 a.m.

great aloha run

Photo: Courtesy of Great Aloha Run

 

Hawai‘i Pacific Health’s 36th annual charitable 8.15-mile race is a great way for everyone (from elite runners to those simply looking to support while conquering the track with friends) to raise money and awareness for a number of Hawai‘i’s charities.

Aloha Tower, registration starts at $25, greataloharun.com


 

NIGHTLIFE

Electric Feels: Indie Rock + Indie Dance Party

Saturday, February 22 | 10:30 p.m.–1 a.m.

The Republik, $10–$20, bampproject.com


 

NIGHTLIFE

Mardi Gras Bar Crawl

Tuesday, February 25 | . 6 p.m.–midnight

Downtown Honolulu, $15–$30, eventbrite.com


 

COMEDY

Jeremy Piven

 

Tuesday, February 25  | 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Blue Note Hawai‘i, $35–$45

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COMEDY

Aloha Comedy Festival

Thursday, February 27–Saturday, February 29 | Various times

paul ogata

Paul Ogata headlines at Next Door on February 27.
Photo: Courtesy of Comedy U

 

Multiple locations, $10–$120, comedyuhawaii.com


 

CONCERT

Judy Collins

Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29 | 8 p.m.

 

Blue Note Hawai‘i, $45–$75, bluenotehawaii.com

 

Looking to get the word out about your upcoming event? Email me at katiek@honolulumagazine.com.

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