11 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Art and Music Lovers in Hawai‘i

There are plenty of events happening this Valentine’s weekend, including a yacht party, planetarium show, opera and Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i block party.
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Michelle Hoogveld (@michellehoogveld) is one of the artists you can meet around Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i in Kaka‘ako this weekend.
Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino


Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i 

February 15 | 6–10 p.m.

The annual mural-painting festival is officially underway starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, with a blessing at Lana Lane Studios. Many events take place throughout the week (see the schedule here and follow @powwowworldwide on Instagram for updates), ending with a block party with Honolulu Night Market on Feb. 15—perfect for the couple that likes to be social.

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Wine and Design Date Night Special

February 14 | 5:30 p.m. (moonlit beach date) or 8 p.m. (romantic sunset)

BYOB for a fun night of painting with a twist. It’s $80 for two, including supplies (and cups).

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Valentine’s Night at HiSAM

February 14 | 6–9 p.m.

Explore the galleries after dark, enjoy live music from Izik, try a special menu at Artizen by MW and more.

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Star-Crossed Lovers at Hōkūlani Imaginarium

February 14 | 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Flowers, chocolates and drinks when you walk in? Check. A photo booth for cute couple poses? Check. Scandalous constellation mythology for the 21 and older crowd? CHECK.

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SEE ALSO: The 18 Best Events on O‘ahu in February 2020

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A Valentine’s Engagement: 98 Degrees Live in Hawai‘i

February 14 | 8:30 p.m.

Ever wonder where the band name came from? They say it’s about heat, love and passion.

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Valentine’s Traffic Light Party

February 14 | 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Wear the color that matches your availability: green for single and ready to mingle, yellow for open to it but complicated, or red for out of the question. Bring cash for the bar and don’t be late: The boat departs Pier 6 at 10:30 p.m. 

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Valentine’s Weekend with Anuhea

February 13–15 | various times

Taz Vegas, Lea Love and Swells join Anuhea on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, respectively for Island 98.5’s special weekend at the Blue Note.

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The Marriage of Figaro

February 14, 16 and 18 | various times

Hawai‘i Opera Theatre presents Mozart’s comic opera.

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My Bloody Valentine

February 14 | 8 p.m.

Into slasher flicks more than romance? Find out what really happened down in that mine.

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Vegan Chocolate Party

February 14 | 7 to 10 p.m.

Chocolate is inherently vegan—until you add things like milk or cream to it when creating truffles and other chocolate treats. But dairy doesn’t necessarily make it taste better. Sample some vegan sweets, enjoy kava and dance to live music and a DJ at Good Food Movement’s special vegan chocolate party on Friday.

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Motown Valentine: A Live Tribute to Motown Era Hits

February 14 | 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Blues rockers Kings of Spade continue their annual Valentine’s Day celebration with Motown hits featuring a live 10-piece band at The Republik.

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