Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend: February 3–10, 2021

Spend time with the ‘ohana, eat ‘ono surf-n-turf, catch some stars and learn Hawaiian.


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Finding ‘Ohana cast left to right: Lindsay Watson as Hana, Kea Peahu as Pili, Owen Vaccaro as Casper, Alex Aiono as E. Photo: Courtesy of Chris Moore/Netflix © 2021



Finding ‘Ohana

Now available on Netflix

If you want to experience thrilling action, cheer on a badass team and get a surprise prize-winning ending but you’re not a football fan, turn on Netflix’s newest family adventure film, Finding ‘Ohana. To us, if The Goonies and Lilo and Stitch had a movie baby, this would be it. We won’t go into the premise—if you’re local, we’re sure you’ve read or heard about it. We will say: We’re extremely proud of the three local female leads (Kelly Hu, Lindsay Watson and Kea Peahu) who are truly shining gems. The movie was (actually) filmed here, as you can see from the cameos of iconic landmarks and popular beaches; ‘ohana and aloha themes run thick; you will find campy, translated, pidgin conversations that are small-kine cringy; there’s a cool, spirited spin on a Hawaiian legend; annnnnd, there is Data—the OG Goonie who apparently now sets fish traps instead of booby traps. All in all, it’s a must-see flick for the whole family.


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Princeville Hibiscus linen napkins, $26 for set of two. Photo: Courtesy of Paul Strouse.



Roberta Oaks’ New Home Collection

Available now

If you love Roberta Oaks’ cheery vintage prints as much as we do, you’ll be a huge fan of her new home collection. We stalked her Insta and found kitchen towels and cloth napkins in laidback hues, covered with charming tropical-inspired prints that she drew, and painted, herself. The designs are scanned, then digitally laid out into a repeated print. “I’d been wanting to expand the brand into homewares for a couple of years, but didn’t have the space in our old shop. When we moved into our new location in October, our space tripled in size, and I started working on the idea again,” says Oaks. “Cloth napkins have always been a part of my life. That’s all we used at home growing up and it’s something I’ve continued to use as an adult. Good ones are hard to find! I end up buying some while traveling, but that hasn’t been happening. With everyone cooking and eating at home these days, it felt like a great time to give our customers a new product to be excited about. And, coordinating kitchen towels felt like a no brainer. Voilà!” And, as with all RO products, these linen-cotton accessories are made in Hawai‘i. Support local and snatch them up fast—we hear they’re selling like hotcakes., @robertaoaks


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Punahou Carnival

Through February 6

Even though we can’t eat its fresh malassadas or comforting Portuguese bean soup, we can still participate in 2021’s Punahou Carnival, “A Carnival Out of This World.” This week, festivities include the senior class’ highly entertaining variety show, “Tiers For Fears,” which includes comedy, music, dancing and singing. Online showings will run from Friday, Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available on Friday at 5:30 p.m. on Punahou’s website, here. The carnival art gallery is now open and features more than 1,000 pieces of art created by Hawai‘i artists. Virtual visitors who live on O‘ahu will be able to buy items and arrange on-campus pickup until 11 p.m. on Feb. 6. On Monday, the school’s online silent auction began, with treasures that are worth fighting for. All bidding ends on Saturday at 5 p.m. Check out the school’s website for more details and information.



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Great Aloha Run 2021

February 8 through 15

After all the eating this weekend, it’s time to get your rear in gear. Hawai‘i Pacific Health’s Great Aloha Run starts virtually on Feb. 8 and ends on Feb. 15. That gives you eight days to run, jog or walk the usual 8.15 miles anywhere you want. Treadmill activities count too—in case you’ve been staying in. The swag bag that runners usually receive on race day will be mailed starting Feb. 16. All participants will receive a finisher’s tee, a medal and other great prizes from GAR sponsors. And, this year, a portion of the race proceeds will benefit organizations that help those most affected by the pandemic, including Hawai‘i Foodbank, American Cancer Society and public schools across the state. We all have to make strides in our lives—in this case, it helps out the human race too.


For racers ages 13 through 64, $60; keiki and kūpuna, $25; military, $35. Register at


Other Ideas

Pagoda Restaurant Super Bowl Meal

Available to order now through February 5, 5 p.m.

Yes, it’s Super Bowl weekend. And The Weeknd is performing. Two great shows plus a performance by the petite-yet-powerful poet Amanda Gorman—we’re excited. However, since most bars and eateries will not be hosting live events, some places are offering foodie football pickups, including Pagoda Restaurant. Its Super Sunday Meal for Two features two slices of prime rib (with au jus and horseradish), snow crab legs or Hawaiian clam bake, rice or mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and shoyu poke. That sounds like a win already.


$54.95, order by calling (808) 948-8354 or online at Pickup will be curbside in front of the restaurant on Rycroft Street. Call when you arrive, and workers will bring your order out to you.



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The Virtual Stars Tonight

February 6, 7 to 8 p.m.

See real stars, not celebs, on Zoom courtesy of Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium. During this viewing party, museum experts will help you find Mars, the Hawaiian Starline (Orion and the Winter Circle) and the Big Dipper. The event is free for members, for the general public there is a $6 fee per login.


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Valentine’s Day Sweets

Available now

February is just an excuse to eat all the sweet treats your heart desires, and local bake shops, creameries and confectionaries are showing us love this Valentine’s Day. Check out the new strawberry and white chocolate bar from @manoachocolate; a decadent, dark chocolate truffle box from; and creamy, luscious specials (including a red velvet gelato with Grand Marnier fudge) from @viagelatohawaii.


SEE ALSO: New at Mānoa Chocolate: A Flight of Hawai‘i-Grown Chocolate, Mililani Cacao, a Honolulu Cookie Co. Collab and More



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Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i

Throughout February

Kealopiko kicks off February with its Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i video series that celebrates the Hawaiian language through storytelling, song and vocabulary lessons, as well as talks with Te Reo Māori speakers. The first of four videos features beautiful words of wisdom from beloved island kūpuna who previously shared their narratives in Ka Leo Hawai‘i.