Out ‘N’ About: Great Aloha Run, ‘Third Fridays,’ more

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Sixth Annual Aloha Koi Society Koi Show, fish, cultural entertainment and crafts, educational seminars, keiki activities, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Waikiki Aquarium. Free with general admission ($2-$9). 923-9741, waquarium.org. --Courtesy photo

Sixth Annual Aloha Koi Society Koi Show, fish, cultural entertainment and crafts, educational seminars, keiki activities, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Waikiki Aquarium. Free with general admission ($2-$9). 923-9741, waquarium.org. --Courtesy photo

WEEKEND OF FRIDAY, FEB. 15

Great Aloha Run Sports, Health & Fitness Expo, exhibitors, entertainment, keiki activities, giveaways and more, including Zumba black-light party (6-8:30 p.m. today) and Muscle Madness StrongMAN contest (5 p.m. Saturday), 4-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. $2-$4; kids, seniors free. greataloharun.com

Sixth Annual Aloha Koi Society Koi Show, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Waikiki Aquarium. Free with general admission ($2-$9). 923-9741, waquarium.org

UH-HPU Pan Pacific Championship Debate Tournament, collegiate tournament with top mainland teams, on social issues, public policy and international affairs, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Shidler School of Business. Free. hawaii.edu/calendar, 956-3324

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

Director’s talk: Honolulu Museum of Art’s Stephan Jost shares possible directions for the museum’s future, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Kahala Nui, Diamond Head Room. Free. RSVP: 218-7091

Mystical Poetry Night, poetry recitals, tea, ethnic food (hummus, falafel, stuffed grape leaves and more), local Sufi group performance and open mic, presented by the Islamic Society at University of Hawaii and the East-West Center Participants Association, 5-8 p.m., Hale Halawai, UH-Manoa. Free. 358-5275, hawaii.edu/calendar

“Love Your Food System” gathering, Hawaii Food Policy Council, Pili Hawaii, Under My Umbrella, Taste and CoXist Studio celebrate the local food system with locally sourced tastes by chef Mark “Gooch” Noguchi, libations and socializing, 6-9 p.m., 331 Keawe St. (between Taste and The Whole Ox). $45. eventbrite.com

Third Fridays Kaimuki, neighborhood event with food, samples, special offers, live entertainment, art and shopping, 6-9 p.m., Koko Head Avenue to 8th Avenue and Waialae Avenue. Free. thirdfridayskaimuki.com

Mystery Dinner Theatre: “An ‘Act’ of Murder!”, three-act comedic crime-thriller about old-Hollywood actors with three-course dinner and participation with your table to solve “who done it,” 6:30 p.m., Dave & Buster’s. $48.13 (includes tax, tip); $43.32 for military and with groups of 15 or more. Reservations: 589-2215

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir, choir from Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, makes its 22nd Goodwill Tour of Hawaii, performing music ranging from Mozart to “The Lion King,” 7 p.m., United Church of Christ. Free. 956-0321

Johnny Kai Live, music, ballroom dancing and open mic for professional musicians and dancers, 7-10 p.m., Banana Patch Lounge, Miramar Hotel Waikiki. No cover. 922-2077

Breathe Concert, Grammy Award winners Daniel Ho and Tia Carrere, Kawika Kahiapo, Aidan James and Shari Lynn and the La Pietra Select Choir perform in annual American Lung Association benefit, 7:30 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $35-$135. hawaiitheatre.com, 528-0506

29th Annual Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run, 8.15-mile run/jog/walk/stroll from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium with awards and finish party at stadium, 7 a.m. race start, 8:30 a.m. awards ceremony. Registration $25-$50, (last chance at Great Aloha Run Expo today-Sunday only). 528-7388, greataloharun.com. --Courtesy photo

29th Annual Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run, 8.15-mile run/jog/walk/stroll from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium with awards and finish party at stadium, 7 a.m. race start, 8:30 a.m. awards ceremony. Registration $25-$50, (last chance at Great Aloha Run Expo today-Sunday only). 528-7388, greataloharun.com. --Courtesy photo

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

Cane Haul Road Craft Fair, with ceramics by the Hawaii Potters’ Guild, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kuhio Elementary School. hawaiipottersguild.org

Book sale, Friends of Waialua Library benefit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Waialua Public Library. waialuatown.info/library

“The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii” special screening, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii documentary encore screening, 9 a.m.,

Consolidated Ward 16 Theatres. $15; $12 for groups of 10+; $10 members. Tickets: 945-7633, info@jcch.com

Market City Chinese New Year celebration, lion dance, Kenny Endo taiko drummers and firecrackers, 10 a.m., Market City Shopping Center, lower parking lot. Free. 734-0282, marketcityhawaii.com

CitySolve Urban Race Honolulu 2013, city scavenger hunt in teams of two to four people with $300, $100 and $50 top prizes and prizes for best costume and best tweet during the race, a benefit for Make-A-Wish Hawaii, noon (10-11:30 a.m. check-in), Dave & Buster’s (start and finish). $60-$65. citysolveurbanrace.com

61st Cherry Blossom Festival court appearance, with contestants Q-and-A, cultural performances and keiki activities, noon, Pearlridge Center, Uptown center stage. Free. 949-2255, www.cbfhawaii.com

Kung fu demonstration and lion dances, Ala Moana Center celebrates Chinese New Year with exhibition by Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association, noon, Centertainment Stage, mall level three, Nordstrom wing, followed by lion dances visiting stores for good luck, noon, Ala Moana Center. Free. alamoanacenter.com

Youth On Stage: Weekend Assembly, youth band performs rock and pop hits, noon, Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu. Free. All ages. 955-7383, fb.com/hardrockcafehonolulu

T&C Surf “Go Big!” autograph session, 16th annual IBA Go Pro Pipe Challenge kickoff event with top-ranked pro bodyboarders including Jeff Hubbard, Mike Stewart, Mitch Rawlins and Michael Novy, DJ, games and bodyboard and gear giveaways, 1-3 p.m., Windward Mall, center court. Free. tcsurf.com, 483-8383

Holomua ka No’eau: “Those Darned Traditionalists!” 31st annual hula concert by Halau Mohala ‘Ilima with kumu hula Mapuana de Silva’s students past and present, performing original music, chant and hula and a sneak preview of Merrie Monarch Festival performance, 6 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $22-$32. hawaiitheatre.com, 528-0506

Honolulu Night Market: Art Rageous, block party featuring Pow Wow Hawaii local and international artists, art, fire dance and other performances, food, fashion, music and pop-up shops, 6-11 p.m., 683 Auahi St., Kakaako. Free admission. All ages. fb.com/honolulunightmarket

Pow Wow finale party, street-art festival ends with street/studio party with live music, DJs Anton Glamb, Compose and Christian Mochizuki, live art by festival artists and no-host bar, 6 p.m.-midnight, Lana Lane Studios, 432 Keawe St. Free. All ages. powwowhawaii.com

Augie T Live, comedy show benefit for Roosevelt High School Project Grad, with music by Mike Tulba and host Lil Guy, 7 p.m., Roosevelt High School auditorium; food by Miso & Ale for sale 5-7 p.m. $10. 531-9509

Handel’s “Israel in Egypt,” choral epic recounting the biblical exodus performed by the Lutheran Church of Honolulu and Cathedral of St. Andrew choirs and the Bach Chamber Orchestra, 7 p.m., The Cathedral of St. Andrew. $25-$35; $10 for students with ID. lchwelcome.org, 941-2566

Johnny Kai Live, local music, oldies and easy listening with ballroom dancing and open mic for pro musicians and dancers, 7-10 p.m., Banana Patch Lounge, Miramar Hotel Waikiki. No cover. 922-2077

Contradance, live music by Whiskey Starship, all levels, ages welcome, no partner needed, 7:30-10 p.m., Atherton YMCA, 1820 University Ave. Free. 392-8774, sls.hawaii.edu/contra

Ian O’Sullivan, University of Hawaii-Manoa guitar lecturer performs Bach, Villa Lobos, Byron Yasui, Jeff Peterson and his own, 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium. $8-$12; $5 for UHM music majors. hawaii.edu/uhmmusic

Slam poetry, 8 p.m., 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue, Royal Kunia. Free. 888-6087, 3rdcupcafe.com

Free 4 All Improv Show, On The Spot Improv presents live improv comedy, 8-10 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. Free. otsimprov.com

SUNDAY, FEB. 17

“Not Your Ordinary Garage Sale,” World Wings International annual benefit for St. Francis Hospice with international boutique items, antiques, Pan Am memorabilia, clothes, accessories, household items, books, CDs, DVDs, toys, collectibles, jewelry, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., McKinley High School cafeteria (enter from Pensacola Street). Cash only. 547-6500

VEX Robotics Competition Invitational Tournament, watch 18 teams of Oahu students compete to go to world championship, and build and race your own toothbrush robot, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (public BrushBot workshop/race 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.), Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Free. 488-0981, pearlridgeonline.com/events

Chinese New Year at Hawaii Kai Towne Center, kung fu demonstration and lion dance by Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 396-0766, hawaiikaitownecenter.com

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: “Great Snakes!”, free admission day at Honolulu Museum of Art celebrating the year of the snake with hands-on crafts, entertainment including Chinese music and dance, lion dance, martial arts, calligraphy and narcissus carving, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (activities end at 3 p.m.) honolulumuseum.org

Comic Jam Hawaii, watch local artists in action as they work on cartoons and illustrations, 1-4 p.m., Downtown Center Court, Pearlridge Center. Free. 488-0981, pearlridgeonline.com/events

Wekfest Hawaii, Bay Area-based car meet kicks off U.S. tour, 1-6 p.m., Ward Centre parking garage. $20; $15 with flyer from website; kids free with paying adult. www.wekfest.com

Anime Rocks! Official 2013 Kawaii Kon Pin Release Party, with live music by EMKE and ALT/AIR, games and prizes, 15 percent off food, and Kawaii Kon discounts, 2-5 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu. No cover. All ages. 955-7383, hardrock.com/honolulu

Choral Evensong, the Cathedral Men’s Schola performs sacred music of Wesley, Mouton and Caldera, 5:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. Andrew. Free; calabash offering taken. 524-2822, ext. 217, saintandrewscathedral.net

MONDAY, FEB. 18

29th Annual Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run, 7 a.m. race start, 8:30 a.m. awards ceremony. Registration $25-$50, (last chance at Great Aloha Run Expo today-Sunday only). 528-7388, greataloharun.com

Paula Fuga, performing live for Hawaiian Music Mondays, 7-10 p.m., Surfer, the Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. No cover. surferthebar.com, 293-9000

Open Mic Comedy Night, Mars Comedy’s new weekly stand-up comedy night with drink specials, food and prizes, 8 p.m. (sign-up 7:30) Mondays, Edge Bar, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd. $5; free for performers. marscomedy.com

TUESDAY, FEB. 19

“Hotel Transylvania,” PG-rated movie screening for ages 5+ (must be accompanied by parent or caregiver), 6:30 p.m., Kahuku Public & School Library. Free. 293-8935

Comedy Night at The Showroom, Mr. Aaron presents stand-up and improv with host Gus Downes, Jose Ver, Kaleo Naiga, Erika Swartzkopf, Charles Shelley and AJ Nieves, 8 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s. $10. brownpapertickets.com, facebook.com/mraaronpresents, 728-7146. Ages 21+

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

HamSlam!, slam poetry and music open mic featuring Kealoha, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hamilton Library alcove, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Free. 956-8688, hawaii.edu/calendar

Hell on Heels Drag Race, drag-costume scavenger hunt and relay race around Chinatown in teams of three to five people (come solo or with a team), a V-Day Honolulu 2013 benefit to end violence against women, 7 p.m. check-in outside Marks Garage, 9 p.m. awards ceremony and after party at thirtyninehotel. $10-$15. Ages 21+. fb.com/hellonheelsdragrace, dragracefundraiser.eventbrite.com

Comedy Hospital, everyday folks try their hand at stand-up for a chance to perform in showcase, 8:30 p.m. (7:30 sign-ups, first and third Thursdays), Station Bar & Lounge. Free. Ages 21+. 728-7146, mraaronpresents.com

WEEKLY SHOWS

“Creation: A Polynesian Journey,” dinner and cocktail show about the birth of the Islands, including the first woman, with Polynesian song, dance and fire knives, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. cocktails, 7:15 p.m. show, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. $48.75-$65 cocktail package; $82.50-$160 dinner packages. 931-4660, creationshow.com

“‘Aha’aina: A Royal Hawaiian Lu’au,” oceanfront vignette dinner show paying homage to the site’s royal and sacred heritage with a dramatic performance, hula, song and Hawaiian artisanry, 5:30-9 p.m. Mondays, The Royal Hawaiian. $89-$175. 921-4600, royal-hawaiian.com

Comedy Polynesia, with “Hawaiian King of Comedy” Bo Irvine and Michael “Mr. Diamond Head” Staats, 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, $25-$35; and Sharkey’s Comedy Club, with Hawaii and national comics, 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Hawaii Comedy Theater, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel. $15-$25. 531-4242, hawaiicomedytheater.com

“Ha: Breath of Life,” a Pacific isle tale of birth and death, love and family, triumph and tragedy, with Polynesian dance, music and fire knives, 7:30-9 p.m. daily, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie. $25-$50. Reservations: 293-3333, polynesia.com

Legends in Concert Waikiki: “Rock-A-Hula,” live concert experience featuring Elvis Presley tribute, hula and rotating cast of 80 superstar personas including Michael Jackson, Steven Tyler and Madonna impersonators, 8 p.m. nightly except Mondays, Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. $59-$180. 629-7469, legendswaikiki.com

“The Legends of Kualoa,” dinner show depicting Hawaiian legends of the area with music, chanting and hula kahiko, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kualoa. $29-$49. 237-7321, kualoa.com/tours

Magic in Paradise, buffet dinner show featuring mystery, fantasy, comedy and illusions with magician Mark Allen Mauricio, 6 p.m. every Wednesday, Banyan Tree Showroom, Hale Koa Hotel. $6.95-$35.95. 955-0555, halekoa.com

“Magic of Polynesia,” featuring illusionist John Hirokawa, dancers and fire dancer, 7 p.m. dinner show, 8 p.m. show, daily, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. $30-$139. Reservations: 971-4321, magicofpolynesia.com

Society of Seven Latest Version: “HOT! HOT! HOT!”, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Outrigger Waikiki. $35-$45. Reservations: 923-7469

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