7 Absolutely Free Honolulu Events to Check Out in February 2018

The month may be short, but there’s no shortage of things to do! Celebrate the Lunar New Year, watch some football or get your nerd on.
Enjoy a free showing of The Mermaid at Ward Village’s February Courtyard Cinema event.


Breathing Love Book Launch Party

FEB. 3

Learn about meditation in action as local author Jennie Lee releases her new book, Breathing Love. Her launch party will include a Hawaiian pulē, an invocation for peace, as well as meditation and discussion. My Vegan Chef and Ānuenue Tea will provide complimentary pūpū and kombucha. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

6 to 8 p.m., Open Space Yoga, 3106 Monsarrat Ave., jennieleeyogatherapy.com


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Super Bowl at Salt

FEB. 4

Are you ready for some football? Pitch Sports Bar at Salt at Our Kakaʻako is offering free admission to watch the Eagles and the Patriots face off, plus games, entertainment and giveaways. Premium catered tables are also available for $100. Event begins at 11 a.m.; kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Pitch Sports Bar at Salt at Our Kakaʻako, 600 Ala Moana Blvd., saltatkakaako.com


Nerd Nite Honolulu

FEB. 6

Get geeky on the first Tuesday of every month, when nerds gather to talk story, drink and hopefully learn something new. Three 15- to 20-minute presentations are interspersed with live music or DJs in a fun, casual atmosphere. February presentation topics include boat design, tattoos, and integrating science and art. Drinks will be available for purchase, but attendees are welcome to bring their own food.

7:30 to 10 p.m., Anna O’Brien’s, 2440 S. Beretania St., honolulu.nerdnite.com


Courtyard Cinema: The Mermaid

FEB. 8

Enjoy a showing of The Mermaid at Ward Village’s February Courtyard Cinema event. The subtitled Chinese film is a romantic-comedy fantasy. When tycoon Liu Xuan makes a fortune off sonar technology that kills off nearly every sea creature, Shan, a mermaid, is told to seduce and kill him. This is no easy task—because the two are in love. Rated NR, the 94-minute movie was directed by Stephen Chow and released in 2016.

6 to 9 p.m., Ward Village Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., eventbrite.com


Pow! Wow! Hawaiʻi 2018 Kickoff

FEB. 8

Pow Wow Hawaii
Photo: Courtesy of Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i

Join in on the fun at the official kickoff event for Pow! Wow! Hawaiʻi, the internationally renowned arts and music festival. Meet artistic entrepreneurs and learn about the global evolution of this arts and music phenomenon, which will run Feb. 10 to 18. Festival events include mural painting, pop-up shops, dance battles and more. Visit the website for more information.  

7:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., powwowhawaii.com


Chinese New Year Celebration

FEB. 9 & 10

Ring in the year of the dog at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i’s Chinese New Year Celebration. The annual family-friendly event features food and craft booths, live entertainment, lion dances and more. There will also be an appearance by the 2018 Narcissus Queen and her court on Feb. 9.

5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Chinatown Cultural Plaza, 100 N. Beretania St., nightinchinatown.com


Hawaiʻi Storytellers: Home

FEB. 23

Civil Beat
Photo: Courtesy of Civil Beat

Explore the theme of “home” at Civil Beat’s first-ever Hawaiʻi Storytellers event. Hear local storytellers tell intimate tales of homecoming, living without a home, moving from place to place, finding the perfect home and more. The event is free and open to the public, but online reservations are required.

7 to 8:30 p.m., Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., eventbrite.com