Things to Do in February in Hawaii

This month, careen through Chinatown, hang with Oscar and get close to koi.

The Genteel Sabai

Feb. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12

This traditional Indonesian Randai drama features music, singing and martial arts. The unique percussion, especially, is a highlight. Tickets $22, Kennedy Theatre.

photo: courtesy kennedy theatre

photo: michael keany

Trip Around the Island

Feb. 7

Traditional printmaking rules in this collaborative art show at Mark’s Garage. Thirty lithographs depicting Oahu landscapes—handprinted by Sonny Ganaden and embellished by other artists—simulate a journey around the Island. The show runs through March; learn more at

Chinatown Chase

Feb. 11

Here’s a chance to dash through the streets of Chinatown, solving puzzles and performing dares as a 10-person team. Expect drinking, costumes and stiff competition.

photo: courtesy chinatown chase

Neil Diamond at The Blaisdell Concert Hall

Feb. 16, Feb. 18

Hawaii might think of “Red Red Wine” as a reggae hit, but the original composer is coming to show everyone how it’s really done. Tickets $50 to $160,

A FORMable Feast

Feb. 17

Mingle with some of the state’s best artists and crafts people at this Hawaii Craftsmen fundraiser at KCC. There’ll be the usual fundraiser stuff, but we bet the art sale will be particularly good.

photo: courtesy waikiki aquarium

International Aloha Koi Society Show

Feb. 18 & 19

No need to be coy, head to Waikiki Aquarium to see prize-worthy examples of Japan’s national fish, along with educational seminars and keiki activities.

28th Annual Great Aloha Run

Feb. 20

If a marathon seems too daunting, the 8.15-mile Great Aloha Run might be more your speed.  The race is on President’s Day, but don’t wait till then: the registration deadline is Feb. 10, at

photo: istock

photo: istock

HIFF Oscar Night Fundraiser

Feb. 26

Sure, you could watch at home in your pajamas, but that’s no fun. Walk a red carpet yourself at Hawaii’s only official Oscar-viewing event, thrown by the Hawaii International Film Festival. It’s one of the fanciest shindigs of the year—dress accordingly.