8 Entertainment Picks for February

Love is in the air this month, in the form of malassadas, chocolate, romantic films and more.

photo: courtesy punahou school

Fairs & Expos

Punahou Carnival

By the numbers:

  • Volunteers: 4,500
  • Setup time: three weeks
  • Total inches of rain in the past five years: 0
  • Jars of jams and jellies (including mango chutney) prepared: 12,000
  • Average number of malassadas it takes to induce a kanak attack: 3

11 a.m.–11 p.m., February 7 and 8, free entry, Punahou School, 1601 Punahou St., 944-5711, punahou.edu.

theater & arts

Pow! Wow! Hawaii

International artists! Live painting! Huge murals! Group exhibitions! Lectures! Music! Parties! Exclamation points!

February 8–15, Kakaako, powwowhawaii.com.

Theater & arts

Lady Mu and the Yang Family Generals

Jingju artists from China worked with UHM to create an extravagant and authentic production of a Beijing opera for Kennedy Theatre and Jingju’s 50th year of partnership. Don’t worry—it’s in English, but you’ll be so captivated by the costumes, it won’t even matter.

February 8–March 2, $5–$25, Kennedy Theatre, hawaii.edu/kennedy.


Photo: Paramount pictures


Sabrina (1954)

“A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven.”

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this Audrey Hepburn classic’s 60th anniversary. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Dinner at 6 p.m., movie at 7:30 p.m., February 14, $40–$45, Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kinau St., 532-8768, honolulumuseum.org/events/films.






The Water-smart Garden

Instead of leaving your sprinkler on an automatic schedule during the rainy season, save water (and money!) by investing in soil-moisture sensors and unthirsty plants. Check out more tips in this new book and, once you pick your favorite plants, search for them at Oahu Urban Garden Center’s annual plant sale, happening in mid-February.

Fred D. Rauch and Paul W. Weissich, UH Press, 2014, $24.99.

Photo: Courtesy special events Hawaii

Fairs & Expos

Hawaii Chocolate Festival

Did you know? Some findings show that cacao fruit may have been fermented into an alcoholic beverage as far back as 1400 BC. We’ll probably just stick with Bailey’s.

Noon–5 p.m., February 22, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, Dole Cannery Shops, 650 Iwilei Road, hawaiichocolatefestival.com.



Fairs & Expos

Wanderlust Festival

Get in touch with your inner yogi through stand-up paddleboard yoga, blissology, massages, meditation and other soul-enriching activities over four days, plus musical performances Friday and Saturday nights.

February 27–March 2, $25–$510, Turtle Bay Resort, oahu.wanderlustfestival.com.

Photo: courtesy lava rock music


Ke Au Hou

Since we heard Danny Carvalho perform live at the Hale Aina Awards Celebration this past November, we haven’t been able to turn off his latest album, Ke Au Hou. It features his interpretation of classics as well as originals, along with such talents as Jon and Jamaica Osorio. The 23-year-old artist, arranger, band leader, producer and primary mixing engineer for the record was inspired by everybody from Genoa Keawe, Peter Moon, The Brothers Cazimero and Hapa to Eddie Van Halen, Michael Jackson and Jay Z for what we can only describe as a supremely refreshing take on Hawaiian traditions, new again for the next generation.

Danny Carvalho, Lava Rock Music, 2013, $15, dannycarvalho.com.

Visit our online calendar for more events happening all month long at calendar.honolulumagazine.com.