Your Guide to the Perfect Honolulu Weekend: Aug. 9-15 February 2022


Photo: Courtesy of the Honolulu Zoo

Wild at Heart Safari

Saturday, February 12, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

The Honolulu Zoo Society is hosting a special event where the animal kingdom gets a little wilder. The guided tour focuses on the courtship and mating habits of some of our favorite zoo residents – who still loves to see elephants devour their trunks? As part of the cuddly toy love festival, guests are treated to a light dinner and refreshing mocktails. The night ends with fun celebrations including trivia games and prize draws. This is an 18+ show, contestants must have their vaccination records or a negative COVID-19 test, and face masks must be worn except while eating and drinking.

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

SEE ALSO: How do animals react when no one is visiting the zoo? We found out

Mad Bene Carbonara Pizza

Photo: Thomas Obungen

National Pizza Day

February 9th

Grab your slice, cut baby! Join the rest of the nation on February 9th in celebrating the home cooking champion for young keiki, college students and busy parents. If you need suggestions on where to go, read this article written by HONOLULU employees who shared their favorite pizza places. Recommendations include crispy, crunchy crusts drenched in egg yolk, homemade pies 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 cakes at Agostino’s Pizza, one of the honorees, but hopefully again soon.

ALSO SEE: HONOLULU Employee Picks: The 7 Best Pizzas on O’ahu

Magic Mike Movie at Regal Theatres

Sunday February 13th

Gather your girlfriends and cute sisters for a special Galentine show. Yes, the Hollywood stars – Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Rodriguez and Joe Maganiello – show off their stunning dance moves in this dramedy that reveals the crazy lives of male entertainers. The best part, aside from showing off Tatum’s best abs, is that the tickets are only $5. And so is a little combo of popcorn and drinks – you’ll need a cool sip because the spiciness will go through the roof.

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

Girls with virtual LEI event

Thursday, February 10, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Since the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics we’ve had sport on our minds and our eyes on the TV – get her Chloe Kim! So, the 2022 Gals With LEI free virtual event is perfect for women who want to feel even stronger and more revitalized. The Leveling the Playing Field: Women in Sports theme is about great female athletes, leaders and advocates of sports. Some of the inspirational speakers who will address key themes of inclusivity, visibility and progress are: two-time Women’s Surf League Big Wave World Champion Paige Alms; four-time Olympic javelin thrower Kara Winger; MLB’s San Francisco Giants assistant coach Alyssa Nakken; and three-time Muay Thai national champion Anne Lieberman.

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Writing a journal in Honolulu

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diary workshop at Bā’s bookstore

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

It’s still fresh in the year and we’re still trying to stay organized, eat right, and do good. If you need help staying on track, enroll in Bās Bookshop’s Journaling Workshop course at Kitt and Bunn Supply Co., a cute stationery company. A representative from the local company will walk you through the initial stages of bullet journaling and share tips and tricks to keep the momentum going. By the end of the night you’ll be feeling inspired and will have spread a month-long setup in your own journal.

$40 per person, 1154 Nu’uanu Ave., www.basbookshop.comregister here:

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


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Photo: Stacey Makiya

Really x Sugarfina Gummies

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

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

paiko honolulu

Photo: Courtesy of Paiko

The best buds

Pre-orders close on Friday February 11th

Guys, here’s a tip: check out Paiko Hawai’i’s beautiful floral masterpieces that will have women swooning this V-Day. The $155 V-Day arrangement pairs sunset-hued proteas with heart-shaped anthuriums, while the $150 The Flirt is a charming, eye-pleasing arrangement of pink and yellow ginger, birds of paradise, anthuriums, and fun foliage. And since most of Paiko’s flowers are sourced from local nurseries nationwide, you’ll be spreading the love in many ways.

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