We finally tried the Mauna Kea Mist ($5.95) from Da Snack Shack at Pearlridge Center. The airy balls don’t taste like much but it sure is fun to eat. They are barely sweet but with a choice of dipping sauce that isn’t tasty enough to justify its mist-blocking properties. Also available at the newly opened Japan Village Walk kiosk.
Spring Break fun
If you can’t quite afford a Spring Break getaway, vacation at home. Hans Hedemann Surf School is running a Spring Break Keiki Waterman Adventure on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Turtle Bay Resort through April 14. Kids ages 7-14 can learn tandem surfing and stand-up paddleboarding and ride an outrigger canoe for $140. After the class is over, hit the links with the resort’s kids golf free noon-4:30 p.m. deal. turtlebayreort.com
Let’s make conversation
Hawaii loves conversations hearts, according to candystore.com. It might be a sweet pick for the kids’ class treat. Check out the fave Valentine candies across the country at https://www.candystore.com/blog/holidays/valentines-candy-states-map/
Last week for The Animation Academy
Bugs Bunny is about to say “That’s all folks!” as Bishop Museum’s traveling exhibit “The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels” closes Jan. 14. Learn about storyboarding, create a stop-motion animation short, and see how the field transitioned to CGI.
Dad’s night out
Let dad have a break with Consolidated Ward Theatre’s Macho Movie Nights 7 p.m. Wednesdays this month. Here’s the lineup: “Fight Club” Jan. 10, “Blade Runner” Jan. 17 and “Serenity” Jan. 24. consolidatedtheatres.com
Run away with the circus
The New Shanghai Circus is heading back into town Jan. 13 and 14 at Blaisdell Center. Get tickets at ticketmaster.com to be amazed.
Crazy Christmas lights
Only three more nights to catch the light spectacle at Anapau Place in Waikele. It didn’t win ABC’s “Great Chistmas Light Fight” but Hawaii still finds the street a holiday winner.
Digimon Adventure at Dole on Feb. 1
Get your tickets early for “DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri.: Coexistence” playing a special showing Feb. 1 at Regal Dole Cannery Theaters. Be forewarned the special “Pokemon” movie sold out days before it screened in October.