Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: February 19–25, 2020

Celebrate local beer, attend a film festival for Black History Month, play bingo with some queens and more.

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Hawai‘i Craft Beer Week 

Friday, February 21, through Saturday, February 29

Starting this Friday, the Islands celebrate the best of our booming local craft beer biz. Expect new collaborations and releases from breweries and taprooms, battles of the brews and special dish pairings, followed by a craft beer festival next Saturday at Bishop Museum. You can even learn how to make beer with the crew from Lanikai Brewing Co. this Saturday. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance here.

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SEE ALSO: Local Breweries and Taprooms Team Up for the First-Ever Hawai‘i Craft Beer Week


John Craigie in Concert

Saturday, February 22, 7 to 10 p.m.

Folksy Americana hits Honolulu on Saturday night when John Craigie returns to perform songs from his repertoire. Check out an acoustic version of one of his most popular songs, “I Am California,” above. Stick around after the show for Electric Feels at 10:30 p.m., an indie dance party featuring songs by the likes of Glass Animals, Phoenix, MGMT, Passion Pit and more ($10–$20).

$20 plus fees, The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd. For more info, click here.



Honolulu African American Film Festival

Through Sunday, March 1

The festival kicked off last weekend, but you can still catch Cane River and Selah and the Spades on Saturday, plus Clemency, Always in Season and Chèche Lavi on Sunday. Make a day of it by checking out the museum’s latest traveling exhibit, 30 Americans, featuring works by 30 contemporary African American artists, which opens in the Henry R. Luce Gallery and Clare Boothe Luce Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art this Saturday. Museum admission is separate and costs $10 for kama‘āina.

Films are $12 general, $10 for members, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., (808) 532-6097. For more info, click here.


Drag Queen Bingo

February 21, 10 p.m. to midnight

Every third Friday, grab your friends for an evening of bingo, drinks and performances by local queens—no, you don’t have to be a drag queen to participate. Seating is first come, first served, so get there early (doors open at 9 p.m.) and order dessert (the kitchen stays open until 11). Your ticket includes one glass of wine or beer. This week features Miss Emma Gration and Miss Angel Devida, with host Miss Candi Shell.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door, Hard Rock Café, 280 Beach Walk, 18 and up, (808) 955-7383. For more information, click here.


SEE ALSO: The 18 Best January Events on O‘ahu



BrunchFest Presented by American Savings Bank

Sunday, March 8, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

HONOLULU Magazine is gathering the top breakfast and brunch restaurants for BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank. It will be a morning of delicious sweet and savory bites, drinks, lawn games and entertainment. Get your tickets now to enjoy dishes from Over Easy, Smith & Kings, Café Kaila, Dean & DeLuca and more. Don’t wait too long though—tickets are going fast and the VIP ones are already sold out. Arrange a ride so you can enjoy bloody marys and mimosas (valet parking will also be available). Join us for a relaxed Sunday Funday vibe on March 8 at the new waterfront Ho‘okupu Center at Kewalo Basin.

$55, 21 and older, Ho‘okupu Center, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd.,


Dirty Dancing

Wednesday, February 19 | 7 & 10 p.m. screenings

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Celebrating the Arts Fundraiser

Saturday, February 22 | 5:30–10 p.m.

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Golden Rule Project Film Screening in Hale‘iwa

Saturday, February 22 | 6:30 p.m.

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Rebel Souljahz with Kelandy

Saturday, February 22 | 8 p.m.

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Electric Feels: Indie Rock+ Indie Dance Party

Saturday, February 22 | 10:30 p.m.–1 a.m.

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Reef Aikau Ho‘oikaika ‘Ohana Beach Day

Sunday, February 23 | 10 a.m–5 p.m.

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Puppy Kisses & Lululemon Adoption Event

Sunday, February 23 | 11 a.m–3 p.m.

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Mardi Gras Dinner at Square Barrels

Tuesday, February 25 | 7:30–10 p.m.

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Jeremy Piven

Tuesday, February 25 | 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.

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


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