Things to Do in February in Hawaii

Scavenge through Chinatown, see the Oscars before anyone else and pamper your pet this fine February.

Photo: Courtesy of the African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii

Black History Month

Feb. 1-17

See how Hawaii’s African-American citizens have contributed to our history, from the Civil War to civil rights, at a Honolulu Hale special exhibition, sponsored by the African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii.


Photo: Daniel Brown

Dancing Greener:  Recycle, Renew, Recreate

Feb. 4-13

Dance students will have you seeing green with a sustainability-themed show using recycled materials, and “reused” repertory restagings. Tickets are $20; for more information visit


Photo: Tantriq Entertainment

Babyface Concert

Feb. 14

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with smooth crooner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds at the Blaisdell Arena for a special, one-day concert.


Photo: Randy Fujimori

Fifth Annual Chinatown Chase

Feb. 19

Grab a group and join the hunt at the annual Chinatown Chase, a scavenger hunt through neighborhood shops, landmarks and restaurants. Afterwards: a block party with food, drinks, team prizes and dancing.


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Love Your Pet Day

Feb. 20

Doesn’t matter if it’s a dog, cat, gerbil or fish, today appreciate that special critter in your life.  Take your pet to the Hawaii Humane Society between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to scout out some siblings.


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Great Aloha Run

Feb. 21

Even if you’re not running this year, you can cheer.  Or, visit the expo from Feb. 18 through 20 at the Blaisdell Center Exibition Hall to check out workshops, events and vendors.


La Traviata

Feb. 25, 27 and Mar. 1

A beautiful woman with a sordid past, tangled love affairs and dueling suitors: That’s what we call opera. See the Giuseppe Verdi classic, La Traviata, at Hawaii Opera Theatre.


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HIFF’s Oscar Night America

Feb. 27

See an advance telecast of the Academy Awards at HIFF’s Oscar Night America at the Halekulani. Includes a silent auction, cocktails and a four-course meal. Tickets $300 each, $250 for HIFF members.