Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: February 5–11, 2020

Ride the Wave Swinger, solve a murder and tap into more than 100 beers.


Photo of the Wave Swinger

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Punahou Carnival

Friday, February 7 to Saturday, February 8, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Mango chutney, Portuguese bean soup, malassadas with a hole in the middle and, likely, rainy weather will be popping up on Punahou Street this weekend. The famed Punahou Carnival marks its 88th year with the theme Music Through the Ages. So you can shop for items in the silent auction, including jams and jellies that can often sell out at the regular booth, hop on E.K. Fernandez rides and pick up Hawaiian plates while bopping around to multiple ’80s one-hit wonders.

Free admission. 1601 Punahou St. Click here for more info.


SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to the 2020 Punahou Carnival


Murder on the Orient Express

Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 8 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. 

If you’ve always wanted to crack a case with Hercule Poirot, you better move quickly. At last check, we counted just six seats left for the three Friday and Saturday's performances of the Agatha Christie classic at Diamond Head Theatre. If you want to go with friends, and want to sit together, your best bet will be to buy tickets now for next Saturday’s matinee.  

$15–$50. Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu‘u Ave. For more info, click here.



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Hawai‘i Beer Fest Winter Edition 2020

Saturday, February 8, 5 to 9 p.m. 

Load up on carbs and ride-share your way to the Hawai‘i Convention Center to sip more than 100 beers, ciders and hard seltzers. Local breweries Inu Island Ales, Hana Koa, Lanikai Brewing, Koholā Brewery, Ola Brew, Maui Brewing Co., Waikīkī Brewing Co., and others will pour alongside national brands including Sierra Nevada and Deschutes beer and Bon Viv spiked seltzer. Sop it all with up snacks like burgers, poke bowls and jerky.

$55 for general admission, $75 for VIP. Designated driver tickets are $20. Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Ave. Go here for more information.


SEE ALSO: First Look: Hana Koa Brewing Co.: Kaka‘ako’s Newest Brewery and Largest Taproom


Andrew Schulz

Saturday, February 8, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Yes, you can watch him on YouTube, but the New York comedian thrives when he riffs on his audience so you might as well get in on the jokes. Mark Gagnon, aka the guy who built a giant ball pit in Orlando, Florida opens. 

$25–$35. Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. For more information, go here.


SEE ALSO: The 18 Best February Events on O‘ahu


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BrunchFest Presented by American Savings Bank

Sunday, March 8, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

HONOLULU Magazine is gathering the top breakfast and brunch restaurants for BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank. It will be a morning of delicious sweet and savory bites, drinks, lawn games and entertainment. Get your tickets now to enjoy dishes from Over Easy, Smith and Kings, Café Kaila, Dean & DeLuca and more. VIPs get an extra hour to indulge, from 10 a.m. Don’t wait too long though—VIP tickets will sell out first. Arrange a ride so you can enjoy bloody marys and mimosas (valet parking will also be available). Join us for a relaxed Sunday Funday vibe on March 8 at the new waterfront Ho‘okupu Center at Kewalo Basin, and check out photos from last year below.

$55–$80, 21 and older, Ho‘okupu Center, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd.,


SEE ALSO: [Photos] BrunchFest 2019 Presented by American Savings Bank


UH Rainbow Warriors baseball vs. UH-Hilo Vulcans

Friday, February 7| 6:35 p.m. and Saturday, February 8 | 1:05 p.m.

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First Friday at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum

Friday, February 7 | 6 p.m. 

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Rick Springfield—Stripped Down

Saturday, February 8 | 8 p.m.

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UH Mens Volleyball vs. UC Irvine

Saturday, February 8 | 7 p.m.

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Second Saturday at the Garden at O‘ahu Urban Garden Center

Saturday, February 8 | 8:30 a.m.

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


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