Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Feb. 23–Mar. 1, 2023
Watch a musical with all your favorite ‘80s songs, say farewell to Aloha Stadium and attend a free ‘olelo Hawai‘i celebration at the mall.
Rock of Ages
Friday, Feb. 24 & Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
La Pietra—Hawai‘i’s School for Girls presents a student theatrical production of Rock of Ages, a musical about city boy Drew and small-town girl Sherrie as they travel to L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big. Expect romance, big dance numbers and all your favorite ‘80s classics in the line-up.
Family-Friendly Event, $15 and $20, La Pietra, 2933 Poni Moi Rd., lprock.givesmart.com, @lapietraschool
Super Saturday at HiSAM
Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Super Saturday returns to the Hawai‘i State Museum of Art on Saturday, February 25. Enjoy a day of workshops by Johnny Macas-Freire, Marion Ano, Michael Cowell, Thomas DeCastro (Breaks R4 Kidz), James McCarthy, Solomon Enos, Reina Young, Bonnie Kim, Hannah Shun, and Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate Brandy Nālani McDougall. Each workshop features an activity inspired by an artwork from the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Family-friendly event, free on a first-come, first-served basis; last call at 2:30 p.m., 250 South Hotel Street, hisam.hawaii.gov, @hawaiistateartmuseum
11th Annual Rummage Sale
Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Waikīkī holds their annual rummage sale with items like books, clothing, toys, appliances, linens, electronics, furniture, media, vintage, and collectibles. All proceeds will be given to Waikīkī Elementary to support their youth activity programs.
Family-Friendly Event, Free, Waikīkī Elementary School, 3710 Leahi Ave., waikikirotary.org, @waikikirotary
Saturday, Feb. 25, Sunday, Feb. 26, Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
An improvised evening of a high school theatre starts with fun and games but devolves into a “dress rehearsal” that goes horribly—or wonderfully wrong. Tickets will be on sale at the Kennedy Theatre box office one hour before the show.
$5 to $10, Ernst Lab Theatre at University of Hawaii at Mānoa’s Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Rd., manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage, @uhmkennedytheatre
20,000 Leagues Deep, #hawaii_ascending
Friday, February 24 & Friday, March 3: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26, Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5: 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
A new immersive Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) experience directed by alumnus and former Honolulu Theatre for Youth artistic associate Alvin Chan. Designed for keiki in grades 3 through 5, audiences can become a scientist on board the submarine Nautilus to save the world from polluters. Expect flashing lights, fog effects and possible jump scares.
Family-Friendly Event, $8-$20, Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Rd., manoa.hawaii.edu, @uhmkennedytheatre
Waffles for Wishes
Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A fundraiser for non-profit Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i, this annual brunch includes dishes from some of Hawai‘i’s favorite restaurants like Nami Kaze, Zippy’s and Kona Brewing Company; cuts and shaves by Premier Barbershop and live entertainment by DJ Compose, Nate Brown and Dillon Pakele. Vintage aloha attire recommended.
$100-$150, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Dr., eventbrite.com, @makeawishhawaii
Aloha to Aloha Stadium
Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Stop by the Aloha Stadium to say a hui hou and mahalo for the past 47 years. Festivities will include keiki activities, family-friendly games on the field, food, live music and giveaways.
Family-Friendly Event, $7-$20, Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., aloha-stadium.eventbrite.com, @alohastasdiumhi
SEE ALSO: Everything You Need to Know About the “Aloha to Aloha Stadium” Event
Ola Ka ʻĪ ʻEwa
Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In celebration of Hawaiian language month, Hawaiian language speakers and learners of all ages and community members are invited for student performances, storytelling, “make and take” stations, games, informational booths and a Hawaiian language speech competition for students.
Family-Friendly Event, free, Ka Makana Ali‘i, 91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., kamakanaalii.com @kamakanaalii
Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
Over the past two decades, The Expendables has evolved from high school party band to an iconic reggae rock known for songs like “Bowl for Two” and “Sacrifice.”
$27.50, The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd. #30, jointherepublik.com, @jointherepublik
Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m.
Singer John Craigie makes a stop in Honolulu on his tour to promote his 2022 album Mermaid Salt. His show will include guest country band Desert Hollow.
$20-$30, tickets increase $5 on day of show, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotejazz.com, @bluenotehawaii
Hawai‘i Nō Ka ‘Oi: A Sakamoto Celebration
Thursday, Feb. 23 through Monday, Feb. 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
A tribute to playwright Edward Sakamoto with excerpts from some of his shows, which were all gifted to UH after he passed away in 2015. Expect to see scenes from Chikamatsu’s Forest; Stew Rice and the Hawai‘i Nō Ka ‘Oi trilogy The Taste of Kona Coffee, Mānoa Valley and The Life of the Land.
$8–$18, Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Rd., manoa.hawaii.edu, @uhmkennedytheatre