Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Feb. 28–March 3, 2019

Get fit with the fam, explore your Japanese roots and many more ways to kick off the new month.

2019 HONOLULU Family Fun Run Presented by Mobi

PHOTO: Gregory yamamoto



HONOLULU Family Fun Run Presented by Mobi

Saturday, March 2, 7 to 9 a.m.

Online registration ends Feb. 27 at midnight! Lace up your shoes for the HONOLULU Family Fun Run this Saturday, 7 to 9 a.m., at Magic Island. This timed 5K around Ala Moana Beach Park features selfie stops, snack stations and entertainment that all ages—whether you’re a seasoned runner or exercise newbie—can enjoy. Special prizes, including an iPhone XS Max, iPad Pro and Apple watch, will be awarded to each of the top three female and male finishers. An additional 500-meter dash is open to all keiki ages 3 to 10. After your sweat sesh, head over to the keiki fun zone for games, a bouncy house and lots more.

TIP: Missed the deadline to register online? Head to the race early and stop by the registration booth. We’ll be taking last-minute sign-ups starting from 5:30 a.m.

$20–$25, Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd. For more information and to register, go here.




Wanderlust O‘ahu

Thursday, Feb. 28, through Sunday, March 3

Try stand-up paddleboard, aerial and horse yoga, meditate on the beach, learn to grow organic food, listen to lectures and the music of Corinne Bailey Rae, all with a kombucha in your hand, at this four-day inspiration fest. Interested? Use our guide to Wanderlust O‘ahu 2019 for all the details you need to participate this weekend.

$20–$420, Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

  2019 Honolulu Kabuki

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2019 Honolulu Kabuki

Saturday, March 2, through Friday, March 8

If you’ve ever wanted to experience an authentic kabuki performance, now’s your chance. For the first time in 52 years, Honolulu has a chance to experience the traditional Japanese performance art as famed kabuki master Shikan Nakamura VIII, joined by sons Hashinosuke, Fukunosuke and Utanosuke, takes the stage Saturday, March 2, through Wednesday, March 6, at UH Mānoa’s Kennedy Theatre, and Friday, March 8, at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Experience the heartwarming kabuki classic Renjishi, performed by the father-sons troupe with all of the ornate costumes, stunning makeup and grandiose backdrops characteristic of the iconic Japanese art form.

$80–$100, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Road and Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Augie T’s Last Stand

Saturday, March 2, at 6 p.m.

This time it’s really happening. Augie T closes out his farewell-to-stand-up tour with local comedy giants Andy Bumatai and Frank DeLima. For the end of his 27-year stand-up career, the comedian promises his characteristic clean humor, some of his greatest hits and more than a few last laughs.

$10–$60, Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Larry Carlton at Blue Note Hawaiʻi

Friday, March 1-3, 6:30 to 11 p.m.

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‘Iolani School Hosts 2nd Annual Hawai‘i Jazz Institute Big Band Bash

Sunday, March 3, 4 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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