Out ‘N’ About: ‘Kanikapila in Kailua,’ Chocolate Fest, more

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23rd annual Hawaii Collector's Expo, antiques, paintings, coins, stamps, sports cards, jewelry, vintage clothing and other collectibles, 4-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. $4. hawaiicollectorsexpo.com, 488-4766. --Courtesy photo

23rd annual Hawaii Collector's Expo, antiques, paintings, coins, stamps, sports cards, jewelry, vintage clothing and other collectibles, 4-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. $4. hawaiicollectorsexpo.com, 488-4766. --Courtesy photo

WEEKEND OF FRIDAY, FEB. 22

23rd annual Hawaii Collector’s Expo, 4-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. $4. hawaiicollectorsexpo.com, 488-4766

Uta Matsuri XVI, Japanese music showcase by Pearl City High School Music Performance Arts Learning Center, with enka-style singing, live band, dancers, taiko, students and professional musicians, 7:15 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Pearl City Cultural Center. $20. pearlcityband.com, 454-2322

FRIDAY, FEB. 22

Eat the Street: Chocolate, food truck festival with more than 40 vendors offering themed dishes, UH rally, Hawaii Cocktail Week competition, DJs and a Lightsleepers ink (graffiti art) battle, 4-9 p.m., 555 South St. Free admission; food sold. streetgrindz.com, 780-9288

Mana Maoli All-Star Kani-pila Mashup, freestyle jam session among pro and youth musicians, a fundraiser for Mana Maoli Collective’s charter school youth mentorships with Amy Hanaiali’i, John Cruz, Paula Fuga, Mike Love, Liko Martin and more, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Fresh Cafe. $5-$20; $50 VIP pre-sale. manamaoli.org, 295-6262

ARTafterDARK: “Element,” monthly art party honors earth, water, air and fire with a gallery hunt, performances by Convergence Dance Theatre, Koga, Alt/Air and Mano Kane, live art and themed food by The Grove for sale, 6-9 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art. $10; members free. artafterdark.org, 532-8700

“Celebrating the Arts,” fourth annual Friends of Sunset Beach silent and live art auction benefiting Sunset Beach Elementary School’s art and music program, with featured artist Hilton Alves, dinner and live music, 6-10 p.m., Waimea Valley, Pikake Pavilion. $25 at the door. 271-1831. Ages 18+.

The Gregg Hammer Band: A Comedy & Variety Show, celebrity impressions, buffet dinner, 6:45 p.m., Dave & Buster’s, Ward Centre. $45; reservations and prepayment required, 589-2215. All ages.

Rockin’ the Roots concert, featuring Shilo Pa, MOJO and B.E.T., 7-10 p.m., Hemenway Hall Courtyard, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Free. uhmccbac.weebly.com, 956-4491

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

“Magic Tree House Space Mission,” full-dome show based on the popular children’s book series educating about the solar system, space travel and more, 7 p.m., Hokulani Imaginarium, Windward Community College. $5-$7; free for kids under 4. 235-7433

Chung Haing Lee, pianist performs Brahms, Schubert, Beethoven and Chopin, 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium. $5-$12. hawaii.edu/uhmmusic

Meiko, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m., Surfer, the Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. $15. Ages 21+. surferthebar.com, 293-9000

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

Rotary Club Waikiki fundraising sale, books, clothes, toys, vintage and collectible items, for Waikiki Elementary School programs, 8 a.m.-noon, Waikiki Elementary School cafeteria. waikikirotary.org, 395-2290

Kamehameha Schools Ho’olaule’a, with entertainment, Hawaiian food specialties, keiki rides, crafts and games, country store, haku lei and silent auction, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Kamehameha Schools’ Kapalama Campus. Free shuttles from Kapalama Elementary, Damien Memorial School and Honolulu Community College from 7 a.m. Free admission. parents.ksbe.edu, 842-8680

Book sale, Friends of Mililani Public Library benefit, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mililani Public Library. To volunteer: 626-7292

The Manoa Experience, fairlike University of Hawaii-Manoa open house for prospective students (all ages) and their families, with career presentations, student and cultural performances, tours of the engineering lab, nursing center and more, 9 a.m.-noon, UH-Manoa, McCarthy Mall. Free. Registration recommended: manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/experience.

Character Counts! Fair, Mililani Complex schools celebrate good character with entertainment, games, prizes and booths, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Town Center of Mililani. Free.

University of Hawaii Cancer Center Grand Opening, open house and science fair with tours, research demos, games, Zumba, hula, skin cancer screenings and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 701 Ilalo St. Free. uhcancercenter.org, 356-5753

Chinese New Year Cultural Series for Children, “The Story of the Lantern Festival” with paper lantern-making craft, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Manoa Public Library. Free. Registration recommended. 988-0459

Hawaii Dental Day, free dental checkups, music, games, face painting, giveaways and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Palama Settlement. Free.

Hawai’i Chocolate Festival, showcase of Hawaii-grown chocolate with exhibitors, tastings, classes, chef demos and entertainment by Starr Kalahiki and Halau o na Pua Kukui, noon-5 p.m., Dole Cannery. $25; $20 advance; includes 10 tastings. hawaiichocolatefestival.com, 234-0404

Jazz Peace Concert, with Cathy Foy Mahi, Scott Villiger, Joshua Kaye, Stephen Jones, Peter Factora and Mihoko M., 12:30-3:30 p.m., Byodo-In Temple, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. $2-$3 temple admission. 239-9844

“How to Create Your Own Comic Book,” free workshop by local artists for ages 8+, 2-5 p.m., Aiea Public Library. Supplies provided; OK to bring drawing utensils. 483-7333

Kanikapila in Kailua: Mike Kaawa, 12-string guitarist in free concert, 4-5:30 p.m., Kailua Whole Foods Market garage. castlefoundation.org

“Sakura Masquerade”: 61st Cherry Blossom Festival contestant reception, pupu, dancing, games, prizes and mingling with the 60th Cherry Blossom Festival court and 61st festival contestants, 5-9 p.m., M Nightclub. $25; $20 pre-sale. Attire: masquerade mask or costume. All ages. www.cbfhawaii.com, 949-2255

“A Salute to Contemporary Jazz,” sunset concert by The Tropic Kings with pupu and buffet dinner, 6-9 p.m., Hyatt Regency Waikiki pool terrace. $95-$110. ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000

Music at Sunset with Camile Velasco, former “American Idol” finalist serenades, 7-9 p.m., Town Center of Mililani. Free. towncenterofmililani.com, 625-0108

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

Lea Salonga, Broadway singer live in concert, 7:30 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall. $35-$125. ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000

Hot Club of Hulaville, Na Hoku-winning gypsy jazz band in concert, 7:30 p.m., Studio 909. $20. musicianshawaii.com

“From Russia with Love,” cello and piano recital by music faculty members I-Bei Lin and Jonathan Korth, 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium. $8-$12; $5 for UHM music majors. hawaii.edu/uhmmusic

Last Saturday Roots in Jazz: Chuck James Quintet, concert finale to the African American Film Festival celebrates the jazz greats, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. $25-$30. honolulumuseum.org, 532-6097

Stephen Inglis, guitarist performs instrumental and Hawaiian songs, new and from albums including his 2012 Na Hoku slack-key album of the year “Waimaka Helelei,” 7:30 p.m., Atherton Performing Arts Studio, Hawaii Public Radio. $15-$30. 955-8821

NOFX, punk band live in concert, 8 p.m., The Republik. $29-$44. flavorus.com, 855-235-2867

The Original Jams Improv Show, comics followed by open improv jam, 8:30-11 p.m., HQ HNL, 685 Auahi St. $8-$10; BYOB. improvhi.com, 944-8488

“Doug Stanhope One Night in Honolulu,” stand-up comic, actor and author performs live, 9 p.m., Aloha Beer Co. $20. marscomedy.com, 779-5579

R.A.P. Basement, faith-based nightclub with DJ Trav D spinning the latest inspirational hip-hop and more, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Logos Bookstore of Hawaii, 760 Halekauwila St. Cover: $5. fb.com/streetgospelunitedmusic. Ages 18+.

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

Duke Kahanamoku Challenge, Waikiki Community Center’s 28th annual fun day for residents and visitors to watch canoe and stand-up paddling races, participate in Hawaiian makahiki games on the beach and enjoy music from the Royal Hawaiian Band, Melveen Leed, Waipuna, Natalie Ai Kamau’u, hula, Tahitian dance, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Duke Kahanamoku Beach and Lagoon. Free. waikikicommunitycenter.org, 923-1802

KailuaTown Farmers’ Market grand opening, more than 40 vendors, live music by Paul Izak & Seeds of Love, health talk by Dr. Patricia Bragg (11 a.m.) and yoga class by Aloha Yoga Kula (9 a.m., by donation), 8:50 a.m.-1 p.m., Kailua Elementary School. kailuatownfarmersmarket@gmail.com, 388-9696

Black History Month concert, spirituals, gospel, poetry and dance featuring the Hawai’i Vocal Arts Ensemble, Chaminade University Chorus, Rea Fox and Sewa Fare West African Drum and Dance Group, 4 p.m., Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University. Free. hawaiivocalarts.org

Oscar Experience: Honolulu, an official Oscars party benefiting the Hawaii International Film Festival, with red-carpet arrival, five-course dinner, Oscars viewing and silent auction, 4 p.m., The Modern Honolulu. $350; $300 HIFF Ohana members. hiff.org, 792-1577, ext. 1

UH Wind Ensemble & UH Symphony Band concert, 4 p.m., McKinley High School auditorium. $6-$10. hawaii.edu/uhmmusic

Alan Jackson, country superstar live in concert, 8 p.m., Blaisdell Arena. $29.50-$89.50. ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000

MONDAY, FEB. 25

Open Mic Comedy Night, 8 p.m. (sign-up 7:30) Mondays, Edge Bar, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd. $5; free for performers. marscomedy.com

TUESDAY, FEB. 26

Carlos Santana, guitar legend in concert, 8 p.m., Blaisdell Arena. $59-$89. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

WEDNESDAY. FEB. 27

Waimanalo Library 35th-anniversary celebration, performances, children’s activities, refreshments and entertainment including Halau Hula ‘o Kawaiho’omalu and Fun Fun the Clown, 6-8 p.m., Waimanalo Public & School Library. Free. 259-2610

Movie Night @ the Library: “Hotel Transylvania,” PG-rated movie and popcorn, for ages 5+ (accompanied by caregiver), 6 p.m., Kaneohe Public Library, Bookmobile Garage. Free. librarieshawaii.org, 233-5676

“Led Zeppelin,” full-dome show featuring classic rock music and mood-provoking graphics, OK for all ages, 7 p.m., Hokulani Imaginarium, Windward Community College. $5-$7. 235-7433

THURSDAY, FEB. 28

Wanderlust Festival, four-day yoga and music gathering, 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; opening night ceremony 7-9 p.m., live music by Paula Fuga (9 p.m.) and Shaman’s Dream (10 p.m.), Turtle Bay Resort. Per-day ticket: $108. oahu.wanderlustfestival.com

Art & Flea: “Come as You Are,” monthly arts market salutes ’90s grunge with more than 60 vintage/handmade/art/music/other vendors, music, food by Fresh Cafe and Kaka’ako Kool, 5-10 p.m., Fresh Cafe. $3. artandflea.com. Attire: ’90s grunge. All ages.

“Basic Magic,” free class by Yona Chock, 6 p.m., Kalihi-Palama Library. 234-5262

WEEKLY SHOWS

“Creation: A Polynesian Journey,” dinner and cocktail show, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. cocktails, 7:15 p.m. show Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays $48.75-$160. 931-4660, creationshow.com

“‘Aha’aina: A Royal Hawaiian Lu’au,” 5:30-9 p.m. every Monday, Royal Hawaiian Hotel. $89-$175. 921-4600, royal-hawaiian.com

“Ha: Breath of Life,” 7:30-9 p.m. daily, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie. $25-$50. Reservations: 293-3333, polynesia.com

Legends in Concert Waikiki: “Rock-A-Hula,” 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. $59-$180. 629-7469, legendswaikiki.com

“The Legends of Kualoa,” Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kualoa. $29-$49. 237-7321, kualoa.com/tours

Magic in Paradise, buffet show with magician Mark Allen Mauricio, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Banyan Tree Showroom, Hale Koa Hotel. $6.95-$35.95. 955-0555, halekoa.com

“Magic of Polynesia,” with illusionist John Hirokawa, 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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