Top 5 Things To Do This Week (1/31 – 2/6)


Sound City Documentary

Thursday, Jan. 31

Elton John, Bill Cosby, Tom Petty, Santana and Barry Manilow all share one thing in common:  They spent hours recording albums at Sound City studio.  Although the famed Los Angeles recording studio closed in 2011, its history was captured by Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer David Grohl in this nearly two-hour documentary. Don’t miss the one-night only showing at Consolidated Theatres.  $10.50 adults, $8 seniors, $7.50 child, 8 p.m., Kahala 8, 4211 Waialae Ave.,,



Chinatown Lunar New Year

Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2

Gung hee fat choy! Chinatown welcomes the year of the snake in full force with cultural arts and crafts, lion dancing, kung fu martial arts, a parade and Narcissus festival. Try traditional foods gin dui (deep fried mochi balls), nian gao (sweet rice cakes) and jai (vegetarian dish) to usher in good luck and fortune for the new year. Free, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 (New Year Celebration at Chinatown Cultural Plaza); 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 2 (Night in Chinatown Street Festival along Maunakea/Smith Streets); 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Night in Chinatown Parade on Hotel Street),



Punahou Carnival

Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2

Cotton candy, mango chutney, teri burgers, gyros and malassadas … oh my! You’ll find more than just food at this two-day fundraising carnival for Punahou School. Bid on auction items, watch a variety show, play games, hop on E.K. Fernandez rides, then browse the art gallery and white elephant tent. Free, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., 944-5751, 1601 Punahou St.,



Battleship Missouri Memorial Anniversary

Saturday, Feb. 2

Happy birthday Battleship Missouri! Celebrate the anniversaries of the memorial’s opening in Pearl Harbor and the ship’s launch from New York Navy Yard. Kamaaina and military members who show their IDs will receive free admission to live band music, special tours and a game of Battleship. Free, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 63 Cowpens St., 455-1600,



Pow Wow Hawaii

Wednesday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 16

For 11 days, Kakaako and the University of Hawaii at Manoa will become a playground for more than 80 local and international artists. Watch these artists spruce up Kakaako’s neighborhood with mural paintings. There’ll be street art workshops, panel discussions, pop up shops and a huge block party. Free, times and locations vary,,

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