Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: February 9–15, 2022

Celebrate love, journal the write way and learn about women who are winning in everyday life.


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Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu Zoo


Wild at Heart Safari

Saturday, Feb. 12, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The Honolulu Zoo Society presents a special event that features the animal kingdom getting, well, a li’l wild. The guided tour will focus on the courtship and mating habits of some of our favorite zoo dwellers—who else loves when elephants entwine their trunks? As part of the cuddly creature love fest, guests will be treated to a light dinner and refreshing mocktails. The night concludes with fun festivities including trivia games and prize drawings. This is an 18-years-and-older show, attendees need to have their vaccination cards or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, and face masks must be worn except when eating and drinking.


$60 for HZS members, $70 for nonmembers, 151 Kapahulu Ave., (808) 926-3191,


SEE ALSO: How Do Animals React When No One Visits the Zoo? We Found Out



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Photo: Thomas Obungen


National Pizza Day

Feb. 9

Grab your slice, slice baby! On Feb. 9 join the rest of the nation and celebrate the comfort food champ for young keiki, college students and busy parents. If you need suggestions on where to go, check out this article written by HONOLULU staff members who shared their favorite go-to pizza joints. Recommendations include crackly crispy crusts smothered with yolky goodness, build-your-own pies piled high with fresh toppings, and, of course, bubbly, hot, gooey slices from J. Dolan’s, Magoo’s and Round Table. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we had to say goodbye to the good pies at Agostino’s Pizza, one of the honorees, but hopefully it’ll be back soon.


SEE ALSO: HONOLULU Staff Favorites: The 7 Best Pizzas on O‘ahu



Magic Mike Movie at Regal Theatres

Sunday, Feb. 13

Gather your gal pals and sweet sises for a special Galentine’s screening. Yes, the hunks of Hollywood—Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Rodriguez and Joe Maganiello—show off their jaw-dropping dance moves in this dramedy that exposes the crazy-fun lives of male entertainers. The best part, besides seeing Tatum show off his best ab-ssets, is that tickets are only $5. And so is a small popcorn and drink combo—you’re going to need a cool sip because the hotness level will be through the roof.


Regal Theatres: Pearl Highlands, Dole Cannery, Kapolei Commons, Windward Mall. Book your tickets here:



Gals With LEI Virtual Event

Thursday, Feb. 10, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

We’ve had sports on our brain and our eyes glued to the TV since the 2022 Winter Olympics began—go get ’em, Chloe Kim! So, the 2022 Gals With LEI free virtual event is perfect for women who want to feel even more empowered and invigorated. The theme, Leveling the Playing Field: Women in Sports, revolves around amazing female athletes, leaders and advocates for sports. Some of the inspiring speakers who will be addressing key topics of inclusivity, visibility and advancement are: two-time Women’s Surf League big wave world champion Paige Alms; four-time Olympic javelin thrower Kara Winger; assistant coach for MLB’s San Francisco Giants, Alyssa Nakken; and three-time muay thai national champion Anne Lieberman.


Sign up at:


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Photo: Courtesy of Alex Young


Journaling Workshop at Bās Bookshop

Sunday, Feb. 13, 4 to 7 p.m.

It’s still newish in the year, and we’re still trying to keep organized, eat right and do good deeds. If you need help staying on track, sign up for Bās Bookshop’s journaling workshop class with cutesy stationery company Kitt and Bunn Supply Co. A representative from the local business will walk you through the beginning stages of bullet journaling and share tips and tricks on how to maintain momentum. By the end of the night, you’ll leave feeling inspired and have a one-month setup spread in your own journal.


$40 per person, 1154 Nu‘uanu Ave.,, register here:


SEE ALSO: New Bookshop for Creatives, Collectors and Keiki Brings Stylish Books to Honolulu



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Photo: Stacey Makiya


Truly x Sugarfina Gummies

Instead of chocolates for your gal or gal pals, check out Sugarfina’s new collab with Truly, the popular life-of-the-party drink. Gummy bears in fun, tropical hues are infused with the hard seltzer’s most popular flavors including mango, pineapple, passion fruit, and watermelon and kiwi. The perfect gift to get into the sweet spirit of Valentine’s.


One box, $8.95. Foodland Farms Pearl City, 1150 Kuala St., (808) 453-1850


SEE ALSO: A Special Valentine’s Day Taste Test: We Tried 8 Sugarfina Cocktail Gummies



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Photo: Courtesy of Paiko


The Best Buds

Pre-orders close on Friday, Feb. 11

Fellas here’s a tip: Check out Paiko Hawai‘i’s gorgeous floral masterpieces that women will swoon over this V-Day. The V-Day arrangement, $155, couples sunset-hued proteas with heart-shaped anthuriums, while The Flirt, $150, is a charming, easy-on-the-eyes arrangement made up of pink and yellow ginger, bird of paradise, anthuriums and fun foliage. And since most of Paiko’s flowers are sourced from local nurseries statewide, you’ll be spreading the love in many ways.


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