For a romantic and cost-effective Valentine’s Day plan, go see the box office smash “Crazy Rich Asians” for free at Ward Village’s Courtyard Cinema. Doors open at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 and the screening starts as soon as the sun sets. The event is free, but you must reserve seats at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courtyard-cinema-crazy-rich-asians-tickets-55723986945?aff=HIFF
The Waikiki Aquarium is hosting a “LEGO Movie 2” special event at the from 9 to noon Feb. 10. There will be prize drawings and a special LEGO activity throughout the morning. www.waikikiaquarium.org.
Did you think you missed all the celebrations for the year of the pig? Central Oahu and East Oahu have two more chances to celebrate with a family-friendly event at 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Town Center of Mililani and 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at Hawaii Kai Towne Center.
The Mililani event will feature the Asian Lion Dance Team, appearances by Miss Chinatown Hawaii and Miss Chinese Jaycees Court members and a coloring activity for keiki. (https://www.facebook.com/TownCtrMililani/)
At Hawaii Kai Towne Center, you can see the Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association perform and a martial arts demonstration. www.hawaiikaitownecenter.com.
As a busy working mom, I have managed to see almost none of the Best Picture-nominated films this year. Check out the competition before Oscar night with Regal Theatre’s Film Festival Pass that will let you see the nominated films Feb. 15-24 for just $35. Details at https://www.regmovies.com/static/en/us/promotions/best-picture-film-fest
Little Nut Brown Hare from “Guess How Much I Love You” fame is coming to Barnes and Noble. Visit with the costumed character 11 a.m. Feb. 9.
The Keiki Rainbow Run is a 1.2-mile fund-raising run at the University of Hawaii’s Clarence T.C. Ching Field March 16. All keiki runners will get a T-shirt, snack and can enjoy post-run activities. The run starts at 8 a.m. Register at http://flpregister.com/405. Funds benefit Hawaii schools.
Check out the Liholiho Elementary School Spring Fling 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9. There will be bouncers and games, a dunk tank, mini golf and food for purchase, all to benefit school programs. Details at http://funfair.liholiholaulima.org
Sure you could head to Chinatown, but you can also head to Waipahu to celebrate with Hawaii’s Plantation Village New Years Festival. Mark the year of the boar 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2.
Make a Chinese drum at Ben Franklin’s Keiki Saturdays craft 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 2. Cost is $4. Info: benfranklinhawaii.com/events.
Check out the kids event at the 2019 Great Aloha Run Feb. 9. Local schools can raise funds and stay fit as kids run a one-mile course at Ala Moana Beach Park. Register by Jan. 31 at at https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/2019-keiki-great-aloha-run-honolulu-february-743478.