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.
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.
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
HEALTH & FITNESS
Bubble Gum 5K Run
Saturday, February 1 | Check in at 6 a.m.
Ala Moana Park, $20–$40, flpregister.com/463
Monday, February 3 | 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Blue Note Hawai‘i, $35–$45
Chinese Lunar New Year Stargazing
Thursday, February 6 | 5:30–9 p.m.
Hawaii Kai Towne Center, free
Friday, February 7–Saturday, February 8 | 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF PUNAHOU SCHOOL
Punahou School, free
Hawai‘i Beer Fest: Winter Edition 2020
Saturday, February 8 | 5–9 p.m.
Hawai‘i Convention Center, $40–$75 (designated driver tickets: $20)
Saturday, February 8 | 8 p.m.
Hawai‘i Theatre Center, $90–$105
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
12th Annual ‘Ukulele Picnic
Sunday, February 16 | Noon–4 p.m.
Victoria Ward Park, free, ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org
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.
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
Electric Feels: Indie Rock + Indie Dance Party
Saturday, February 22 | 10:30 p.m.–1 a.m.
The Republik, $10–$20, bampproject.com
Mardi Gras Bar Crawl
Tuesday, February 25 | 6 p.m.–midnight
Downtown Honolulu, $15–$30, eventbrite.com
Aloha Comedy Festival
Thursday, February 27–Saturday, February 29 | Various times
Paul Ogata headlines at Next Door on February 27.
Photo: Courtesy of Comedy U
Multiple locations, $10–$120, comedyuhawaii.com
Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29 | 8 p.m.
Blue Note Hawai‘i, $45–$75, bluenotehawaii.com
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