Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Feb. 2–8, 2023
Watch an Oscar-nominated film on the big screen, attend a highly anticipated annual school carnival and enjoy some comedy.
Watch 2023 Oscar-Nominated Films on the Big Screen
Friday, Jan. 27, through Thursday, Feb. 2
It’s popcorn time! Swing by your nearest Consolidated Theatres location and watch some of the best and top-rated films of the year. All theater locations offer 20% off food and beverage purchases through Feb. 2 if you show the folks at the concession counter your ticket to a 2023 Oscar-nominated film.
If you haven’t been to the movies recently, you’d be surprised by how gourmet the concession menus have become! Expect dishes like a crispy chicken sandwich, signature burger with caramelized onion and red wine jam, and fresh popcorn topped with furikake and mochi crunch.
This year’s Oscar-nominated movies are (drumroll, please…):
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Avatar: The Way of Water
- Top Gun: Maverick
- Women Talking
- Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
- The Fabelmans
- The Banshees of Inisherin
- The Whale
- Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio
- Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
- To Leslie
Consolidated Theatres locations, consolidatedtheatres.com, @consolidatedhi
Clothing Swap Party
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Get your spring cleaning done early and rid your closet of items you rarely wear—including purses, clothes and shoes. Mingle with new friends, enjoy a complimentary hand scrub or massage and swap your old clothes for a new (to you), gently used wardrobe. All remaining items will be donated to the YWCA to support its Dress for Success and other programs. The event is free but you should register here.
Free, Hub Coworking Hawai‘i, 1050 Queen St. #100, hubcoworkinghi.com, @hubcoworkinghi
Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 p.m.
Tritonal is a dance and electronic music duo that formed in 2008, featuring DJs Chad Cisneros and David Reed. They are known for hosting the Tritonia radio show and recently released their new album Coalesce in 2022. This concert is limited to audiences 18 years and older.
The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd #30, jointherepublik.com, @jointherepublik
Local Comedy Showcase: Ladies Night Comedy
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.
Enjoy a night of laughter with local comedians Jasmine Bautista, Brandi Morgan and Justine Smith. Nelly Jones, winner of the Comedy U Pandemic Newcomer Award, serves as host, and a portion of the event’s ticket sales will be donated to The Hawai‘i State Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Seating is first come, first served and there’s a $10 food or beverage minimum per person.
$15-$20, $5 increase day of show, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., bluenotejazz.com, @bluenotehawaii
Thursday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.
American country pop singer Brett Young is known for songs like “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Mercy.” Although his Friday show is sold out, there are still a handful of seats available in balcony and orchestra areas for the Thursday, Feb. 2, show.
$156 and up, Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave., ticketmaster.com, @brettyoungmusic
John Mulaney: From Scratch
Saturday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
Two-time Emmy Award-winning writer, actor and comedian John Mulaney is well-known for his Netflix stand-up comedy specials. He started off as a writer for Saturday Night Live and contributed to popular sketches and characters, including Stefon—a recurring character he co-created with Bill Hader.
$49.50 and up, Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave., ticketmaster.com, @johnmulaney
Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The annual Punahou School Carnival is fully open again for the first time since the pandemic, with an online silent auction, kiddie rides, jams and jellies, a white elephant tent, freshly made malasadas and much more. Read our online guide here for everything you need to know about what to shop for, what to eat and where to park.
Family-Friendly Event, free admission, Punahou School, 1601 Punahou St., punahou.edu/news-and-events/carnival, @punahouschool
Aloha Home Market
Sunday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Check out a pop-up market with local small businesses and vendors Two Seas Arts, The Salty Beach, The Happy Keiki, Cocoa Melts and more. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this might be a good place to shop for romantic gifts for your significant other.
Family-Friendly Event, free, Ala Moana Center, Mall Level 2 Parking Lot, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., alohahomemarket.com, @alohahomemarket
Hapa Symphony – Keauhou
Saturday, Feb. 4, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra joins local band Keauhou for a night of mele. Keauhou, made up of Kahanuola Solatorio and brothers Nicholas and Zachary Lum, is a popular local group that’s earned multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for its first three albums.
$18-$99, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St., hawaiitheatre.com, @hawaiitheatre
Chinese Lantern Festival
Sunday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This children’s center celebrates the end of Chinese New Year in the “Your Rainbow World” gallery with activities like lantern making, Chinese calligraphy and a playdough mooncake activity. Hanging lanterns will hold riddles for families to solve and you can play jianzi, a Chinese version of hacky sack. This event is included with the price of admission and free to members.
Family-Friendly Event, Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, discoverycenterhawaii.org, @hawaiichildrensdiscoverycenter