Out ‘N’ About: Makua Rothman, Great Aloha Run, more

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Honolulu Night Market on Saturday, Feb. 15: Block Party, featuring art festival, Pow! Wow! Hawaii finale party (at Lana Lane Studios till midnight), fashion and food vendors, DJs, live music, fashion show and pop-up shops, 6-11 p.m., 683 Auahi St., Kakaako. Free admission. All ages. honolulunightmarket.com (Courtesy photo)

“Honolulu Night Market” on Saturday, Feb. 15: Block Party, featuring art festival, Pow! Wow! Hawaii finale party (at Lana Lane Studios till midnight), fashion and food vendors, DJs, live music, fashion show and pop-up shops, 6-11 p.m., 683 Auahi St., Kakaako. Free admission. All ages. honolulunightmarket.com (Courtesy photo)


“Ken Yo Dama” kendama competition, toy skill preliminaries with kendama pros and giveaways, open to ages 5-18 (accepting first 500 per site) for a chance to advance to semifinals (to be filmed for “Ken Yo Dama: The Ultimate Skill Toy Competition” TV show on OC16) and vie for $2,000 in prizes and title of show’s season one champion; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Koolau Center, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Aloha Stadium. $10 registration fee. More information: kenyodama.com

Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Sports, Health & Fitness Expo, featuring retail vendors, race registration and packet pickup, pet-friendly show, fitness activities, keiki activities, food, prize giveaways and more; 4-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. $2-$4; free for seniors 65 and older and kids 12 and younger. 528-7388, greataloharun.com

“Asia and the Pacific in German Culture,” UH-Manoa conference Friday-Saturday features a reception and performances by cultural clubs 5 p.m. Friday and the Royal Hawaiian Band 8 a.m. Saturday, Center for Korean Studies, UH-Manoa. Free. fb.com/asiapacificgermany

“Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action,” interactive exhibit for children exploring physical activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing opens Saturday and runs through April 30 at Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. $8-$10. 524-5437, discoverycenterhawaii.org

Abendmusiken Series 2013-2014: Andrew Shenton, British-born organist and scholar in two different concerts with the historic Beckerath organ and LCH Choir celebrating the centennial of Benjamin Britten’s life and music, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Lutheran Church of Honolulu. $10-$35; $15-$60 for both concerts. 941-2566, lchwelcome.org


Ko Olina Vow Renewal, mass beachfront ceremony for couples with Valentine’s-themed contests and prize giveaways, 8-8:30 a.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in), Ko Olina. Free. Registration: 675-2895, koolina.com

Hakuoh Handbell Choir Valentine’s Day concert, renowned handbell ringers from Hakuoh University in Japan return with their repertoire of songs ranging from classical to Disney to Broadway, 10-11 a.m., Leeward Theatre. Free. 455-0385, lcctheatre.hawaii.edu

Condom Fair 2014, annual event by University Health Services, featuring games, prizes and giveaways, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Campus Center Mall, UH-Manoa. Free. manoa.hawaii.edu

St. Andrew’s Cathedral Noontime Concert, featuring pianist Zachary Lum, 12:15-12:45 p.m., The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Free. 524-2822, ext. 217, thecathedralofstandrew.org

One Billion Rising Honolulu: “Rising for Justice,” global grass-roots event raising awareness of the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault against women and children, with mass “Break the Chain” dance and heart formation, and entertainment and speeches by Carolyn Sapp Daniels, Shawna Masuda, Jody Bill, Samantha Stoltzfus, Tricia Marciel, Amber Ricci, the cast of “Rent” at Manoa Valley Theatre, slam poet Tui-Z, the Women’s Chorus of Honolulu, Ciana Pelekai (“America’s Got Talent”), Timothy Jeffries, Jan McGrath, Vicky Holt Takamine and Halau Pua Alii Ilima and others, with emcee Maleko McDonnell; 5-8 p.m., Magic Island. Free; donations welcome to benefit survivors of abuse. Picnics welcome. onebillionrisinghonolulu.com

POW! WOW! Hawaii: 1XRun and Pangea Seed party, celebrating the print and toy exhibition, with rare and original prints from Pow! Wow! artists for purchase and more, 6-10 p.m., Fresh Cafe. Free. powwowhawaii.com

“Sabrina”: Valentine Dinner + Movie, a Le Cordon Bleu-inspired dinner by chef Sean Priester of Soul with a glass of wine or champagne and a screening of the Audrey Hepburn classic, 6 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. $40-$45. honolulumuseum.org, 532-8701

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Concert featuring Irie Love, Hawaii R&B/reggae singer-songwriter performs after special buffet dinner, 6-9 p.m., Gateway Restaurant, Polynesian Cultural Center. $30-$35. 293-3333, pcckamaaina.com

“A Night to Remember” dinner show featuring Hapa and Simple Soul, with eight-course dinner by chef Les Tomita of Da Kitchen and special guest chef Ty Mahler of San Francisco, 6:30 p.m., The Crown Nightclub & Bar. $35. 688-4624, thecrownhawaii.com

Mystery Dinner Theatre: “An ‘Act’ of Murder!”, three-act comedic crime thriller about old-Hollywood actors with three-course dinner with 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 groups of 15 or more. Reservations: 589-2215

Art My Heart, fine wine and art fundraiser for Ho’ala School featuring live piano, Hawaiian and dance music, belly dancing, food from local restaurants, chocolate, wine and art auction; 6:30-10 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. $45. Ages 18+. 621-1898, artmyhearthawaii.com

Island Valentines Dinner and Show, featuring entertainment by Johnna Padeken Parel, A Touch of Gold and host Kaleo Pilanca, with prime rib buffet, rose for the ladies and digital photo for couples, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Koolau Ballrooms. $65 per person. 954-7000, islandeventshi.com

A Celebration of Love: Tao of Aloha, Valentine’s Day dance party with tai ji dancer and performing artist Chungliang Al Huang — demonstrating and providing music for various dance styles — and Tony-winning choreographer Jean Erdman Campbell, celebrating her 98th birthday; 7-10 p.m., Still & Moving Center. $25. 864-0495. stillandmovingcenter.com

Soul Sessions V.5 featuring Toni Braxton, live in concert with fellow R&B singer-songwriter Jon B. and comedian Donnell Rawlings (“Chappelle’s Show”), 7 p.m., Blaisdell Arena. $55-$125. 866-448-7849, ticketmaster.com

“Star-Crossed Lovers,” special Valentine’s Day full-dome stargazing show featuring uncensored tales of love, loss and affairs of the heart in the constellations, 7-8:30 p.m., Hokulani Imaginarium, Windward Community College. $15; includes a glass of wine. Ages 21+. Reservations: 235-7433, aerospace. wcc.hawaii.edu

Xcite, live music and dancing with the local dance band and special guest Patrick Koh, 8-11 p.m., Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant. No cover. 599-4877

“Motown Valentines III” Kings of Spade CD Release, tribute to Motown by a nine-piece band of Honolulu soul singers (including Devon Williams, Big Mox, Erin Smith, Jason Laeha, Candy Diaz, Kahnma K, Kasi Nunes, Erika Elona, Melodie Soul, Kevin Jones and Stephanie Kong) plus celebration of Kings of Spade’s second studio album with local bands The Bentos and Jookbox City; 9 p.m., The Republik. $15-$20. Ages 18+. 855-235-2867, flavorus.com

Latin Style Valentine’s with Rolando Sanchez and the Brown Sound Orchestra, live Latin, jazz, salsa, merengue, Latin rock and cha cha, 9 p.m.-midnight, Five-O Bar & Lounge, Royal Hawaiian Center. No cover. 922-0550, rolandosanchez-salsahawaii.com

Valentine’s Day Show with Fernando the Love Machine, soulful jazz by the 105.9 KPOI radio personality and his music partner Tom Coleman and comedy by Chocolate Squirrel (John Waihee, Jennifer Waihee Polk and Pacheco) 9:30 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s. $10. fernrocks.com

Music of Hawaii on Wednesday, Feb. 19: An Evening with John Cruz and Dayna Kurtz, the multiple Na Hoku-winning singer-songwriter and his Brooklyn-based songstress friend, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. $20-$45. honolulumuseum.org, 532-8701 (Courtesy photo)

“Music of Hawaii” on Wednesday, Feb. 19: An Evening with John Cruz and Dayna Kurtz, the multiple Na Hoku-winning singer-songwriter and his Brooklyn-based songstress friend, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. $20-$45. honolulumuseum.org, 532-8701 (Courtesy photo)


Discover Kualoa, family-friendly cultural celebration with hands-on makahiki games, keiki zone, an ohana fishing tournament throughout the day, crafts, entertainment and exploration walk — the second event in a three-month series celebrating makahiki season and different parts of the ranch and Hawaiian culture, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kualoa Ranch’s Ahupua’a Ka’a'awa. $3-$7; $6-$10 for series. Discover Kualoa Experience pass $19-$49; includes special tours. discoverkualoa.com

Waikiki Coastal Restoration effort, Waikiki Aquarium and UH Botany Department welcome volunteers with snorkels and paddleboards in invasive algae reef cleanup, 9-11 a.m., meet behind Waikiki Aquarium. More information: 440-9020, waikikiaquarium.org

Doggie Speed Dating, pet adoption event offering free adoptions of dogs, cats and all animals and family portraits with adoptees; 10 a.m.-noon, Hawaiian Humane Society Dog Park. Free. 356-2200, hawaiianhumane.org

“Meet! Doraemon” exhibit opening, featuring keiki activities, Doraemon, food trucks, manga talk, Kawaii Kon cosplay stage and entertainment including taiko, Chaotic Five, Paula Fuga and Men In Grey Suits; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bishop Museum. (Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) General admission $8.95-$19.95; $2 off with cosplay attire. 847-3511, bishopmuseum.org

Random Weirdos, local pre-teen rock band, noon-1 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe, Waikiki. Free.

Pacific Roller Derby 2014 home season opener, Tropic Thunder vs. South Shore Sirens, 4 p.m., Hideaway Club, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station at Barbers Point. $10 (includes a beer or soda); kids 12 and younger free. pacificrollerderby.com

Honolulu Night Market: Block Party, 6-11 p.m., 683 Auahi St., Kakaako. Free admission. All ages. honolulunightmarket.com

Contradance, with live traditional and Celtic/Irish music by Whiskey Starship, beginners and all ages welcome, no partner necessary, 7:30-10 p.m., Kapiolani Community College chapel. Free. 392-8774, contradancehi.weebly.com

HPU International Vocal Ensemble, 25 to 30 select singers directed by Esther Yu in their Atherton debut, 7:30 p.m., Atherton Performing Arts Studio, Hawaii Public Radio. $15-$30. 955-8821, hawaiipublicradio.org

Makua Rothman CD Release Concert Party, local pro surfer and band celebrate his new reggae/rock/pop CD “Sound Wave” with performances and meet-and-greet sessions, 7:30 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $22. hawaiitheatre.com, 528-0506

Smooth Jazz Concert, featuring award-winning jazz/R&B pianist Brian Culbertson and special guests Michael Paulo and Chris Miskel, 8 p.m., Hawaii Convention Center, Liliu Theater. $60-$85. 951-696-0184, tix.com, apaulomusicproductions.com

Hot For Teacher –The Van Halen Experience, tribute band playing Van Halen’s David Lee Roth-era hits, 8 p.m., The Republik. $20-$30. Ages 18+. flavorus.com

“Sky This Month” planetarium show, exploration of the current night sky on new star projector and into the depths of space with full-dome video in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art J. Watumull Planetarium, with live music, 8-9 p.m. (seating 7:45 p.m.) Bishop Museum. $6-$8. Reservations: 848-4168. bishopmuseum.org


La ‘Ohana, kickoff of monthly family day with scavenger hunt, kupuna storytelling, hula, lei making, petroglyph rubs, mini Hawaiian sport tournaments every hour, snack bar with picnic lunches for sale, and displays and demonstrations of Hawaiian weapons, arts and crafts; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Waimea Valley. $5-$15 (includes half off for kamaaina and military). waimeavalley.net, 638-7766

Hawaii VEX IQ State Championships, build a Brushbot and watch students compete to build robots and solve engineering challenges, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Uptown and Downtown center courts. Free. 488-0981, pearlridgeonline.com

Moanalua 99 Craft & Gift Fair, featuring more than 25 vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. third Sundays, Moanalua 99, 1151 Mapunapuna St. Free admission. 479-5525

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: “I Heart Foto,” free admission day at Honolulu Museum of Art celebrates photography and the exhibition “Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce” with keiki art activities, photo booth, live music by Friendly Frye and Mango Season, yo-yo performance, drawing contest and film “Paint Me A Story” (11:10 a.m. and 1 p.m., $1-$3); 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (galleries open till 5 p.m.) 532-8701, honolulumuseum.org

24-VII Danceforce “Unity” Showcase, 2:30-3:15 p.m., Center Court, Windward Mall. Free. 235-1143, windwardmall.com

T&C Surf’s 17th annual “Go Big!”, pro bodyboarders autograph session with games and bodyboarding gear giveaways, featuring world champions Jeff Hubbard, Mike Stewart, Guilherme Tamega and others; 3-5 p.m., Ala Moana Center center stage. Free. tcsurf.com

“Amigo,” screening of 2010 American-Filipino drama by Academy Award-nominated writer/director John Sayles about the Philippine-American War, 3:30 p.m., FilCom Center. Free. 680-0451, filcom.org

10th Annual Black History Month and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, spirituals, gospel, poetry and dance featuring Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble, Sewa Fare West African drum and dance group, Chaminade University Chorus and others, 4 p.m., Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University. Free.

Iolani Orchestras 4 & 5 Concerto Concert, featuring solo talent from ‘Iolani School and music of Dvorak, Mozart, Bizet, de Sarasate and others; 4 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $4. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

Choral Evensong, featuring the Cathedral Men’s Schola, 5:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Free; calabash offering. 524-2822, ext. 217; thecathedralofstandrew.org


Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run, annual 8.15-mile run from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium with entertainment along the course and at finish; 7 a.m., Aloha Tower. Registration: $5-$50. 528-7388, greataloharun.com

Honolulu Brass with soprano Rachel Schutz, Chamber Music Hawaii concert featuring music of Handel, Scarlatti, Plog and Kamen, 7:30 p.m., Paliku Theatre. $25-$30. 489-5038, chambermusichawaii.org


Hakuoh Handbell Choir, renowned handbell ringers from Hakuoh University in Japan return with their repertoire of songs ranging from classical to Disney to Broadway, 7-8:30 p.m., Paliku Theatre. Free. 235-7433, windward.hawaii.edu

Vadym Kholodenko, 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medal-winning pianist from Moscow in concert, 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium. $10-$35. 956-8246, etickethawaii.edu


Shangri La scholar-in-residence talk, Anke Scharrahs explores the opulent interior design of 17th- to 19th-century Damascus homes, noon, Kapiolani Community College Library Alcove. Free. shangrilahawaii.org

“Learn About ObamaCare: The Affordable Care Act,” presentation by the Ke Ola Mamo-Hawaii Health Connector, 3 p.m., Kapolei Public Library main lobby. Free. 693-7050

Switch Wednesdays movie screening, weekly indie, documentary or classic film, with complimentary gourmet popcorn bar and special movie menu, followed by feel-good R&B and soul music by DJ Revise and guests, 7 p.m., Nextdoor. Free. Ages 21+. 852-2243

Music of Hawaii: An Evening with John Cruz and Dayna Kurtz, the multiple Na Hoku-winning singer-songwriter and his Brooklyn-based songstress friend, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. $20-$45. honolulumuseum.org, 532-8701

Walkabout Wednesdays Comedy Throwdown, new improv show featuring On The Spot Improv’s Iron Improvisers and a new challenger each week competing for audience laughs and points, 7:30 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. Free. otsimprov.com


“Maui’s World War II Legacy: Finding History Beneath the Waves,” lecture by Hans Van Tilburg of NOAA, as part of the 27th annual Experts at the Palace lecture series, this year themed “Preserving the Legacy of World War II”; noon-1 p.m. at the Kana’ina Building (old archives), Iolani Palace grounds. Free. historichawaii.org

Traditions of the Pacific Lecture: Francis “Palani” Sinenci, master architect demonstrates traditional Hawaiian house building, 6-7:30 p.m., Bishop Museum. $10; free for members. RSVP: 847-8296, bishopmuseum.org

“Pakele Live!”: Kaiholu, Tony Solis’ live-streaming Hawaiian music show features the award-winning Hawaiian music group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Willows. No-cover cocktail seating. Table reservations: 952-9200

Mardi Gras Hawaii 2014, four-island tour featuring Louisiana zydeco acts Buckwheat Zydeco & IIs Son Partis Band and C.J. Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band, benefiting the 36th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, 7:30 p.m., Pomaikai Ballrooms, Dole Cannery. $40-$60. 369-8600, lazarbear.com


“‘Aha ‘Aina: A Royal Hawaiian Lu’au,” 5:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Royal Hawaiian Hotel. $89-$185. 921-4600, royal-hawaiian.com

“Fourever Fab,” Beatles tribute band concert show, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Pacific Beach Hotel. $39.99-$89.99 (Oceanarium buffet packages available). All ages. 725-4136, foureverfabshow.com

“Ha: Breath of Life,” with Polynesian dance, music and fireknives, 7:30-9 p.m. nightly except Sundays, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie. $25-$50. 293-3333, polynesia.com

Legends in Concert Waikiki: “Rock-A-Hula,” featuring Elvis Presley tribute, hula and impersonators, 8 p.m. nightly except Mondays, Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. $47.79-$180. 629-7469, legendswaikiki.com

“Magic of Polynesia,” with illusionist John Hirokawa, 7:30 p.m. daily (6 p.m. dinner seating), Magic of Polynesia Theater, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. $30-$144. 971-4321, magicofpolynesia.com

“Na Kane — Men of Paradise,” 10-man Las Vegas-style male revue, 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Pacific Beach Hotel, Paradise Theater. $39-$59; VIP package $79-$119. Ages 21+. 550-4444, menofparadise.us

Rockin Hawaiian Rainbow Revue and Fireworks Show, hula and Hawaiian music show including Duke Kahanamoku tribute and keiki; 7 p.m. show, 7:45 p.m. fireworks, on Fridays at Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Super Pool. $20, includes drink. 949-4321, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com

Waikiki Starlight Luau, 5:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, Hilton Hawaiian Village, rooftop of Mid-Pacific Conference Center. $51-$125. 941-5828, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com

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