The 5 Best Things to Do in Honolulu This Week

Feb. 6–14: Get your malassada fix, watch the walls of Kaka‘ako transform and hear Hawaiian music by an award-winning musician.
The Punahou Carnival is a two-day fundraiser for the school’s financial aid program.
Photo: Odeelo Dayondon


Punahou Carnival

Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7

You will have two full days this weekend to visit the Punahou Carnival; fly in the air on a giant swing, order malassadas and ‘ono grindz, and play games under the big tents.

11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Punahou School, 1601 Punahou St., 944-5711,


To Kill a Mockingbird

Now to February 22

The American classic and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird comes to the stage at Diamond Head Theatre this month. Set in the rural South, the play will take you on a dramatic journey through social injustice and prejudice as an attorney defends a young black man accused of raping a white woman.

520 Makapu‘u Ave., 733-0274,


Kenneth Makuakāne at Atherton

Saturday, February 7

Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Atherton Studio comes alive with Hawaiian music by award-winning musician and songwriter Kenneth Makuakāne. He’s written songs for many of Hawai‘i’s best-known Hawaiian musicians, won 14 Nā Hōkū awards and produced more than 100 albums.

7:30 p.m., $30 general, $25 HPR members, 738 Kāheka St., 955-8821,


Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i

Saturday, February 7 to Saturday, February 14

The events for the popular art, music and creative festival Pow! Wow! begin this weekend. The weeklong festival includes a packed schedule of art shows, music performances, parties, panel discussions and workshops. Visit the website for the full schedule and to plan your week accordingly.

Various locations,


Fourth Annual African American Film Festival

Saturday, February 7 to Sunday, February 22

In honor of Black History Month, the Doris Duke Theatre will be screening contemporary films that explore the culture and social issues. The opening night reception is Saturday, Feb. 7, and features live jazz, food by chef Sean Priester and film August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand.

Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kīnaʻu St.,