Pitstop: 01/25/19

Friday, January 25

Soul Patrol at Ground Floor
From 7 to 10 p.m. enjoy live rock, blues and soul music at the Ground Floor restaurant and bar with no cover charge. (808-538-6012)

King Britt in the Safehouse at the Republik
Electric Palms Hawaii presents King Britt performing live in Honolulu in the Safehouse at The Republik. Tickets are on sale now and the show starts at 10 p.m. This is an 18 and over event. (jointherepublik.com)

American Idol Filming
Ryan Seascrest announced that television juggernaut American Idol will be filming showcase rounds Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 at Disney Aulani Resort and Spa in Koolina with judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. The filming will take place to coincide with Lionel Richie’s concerts at Blaisdell Arena. Promoter Rick Bartalini Presents recently released excellent floor seats for both shows. (ticketmaster.com)

State Champs Live at The Republik
Albany, New York-based pop-punk band State Champs began in 2010, basing their quick-paced and emotive sound on the influence of masters of the genre like Fall Out Boy, the Story So Far, and New Found Glory. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is an all-ages show. (bampprojet.com)

Saturday, January 26

Bike Party of the Year
Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) is having its annual dinner and fundraiser at the Waikiki Aquarium. This year’s theme is “Life is a Beautiful Ride”. There will be aquarium viewing, a silent auction, dinner and drinks, a HBL year in review, special guest speakers, awards, music and dancing! (HBL.org/AnnualDinner)

Reggae Revive at Downbeat
Featuring Zion Coptic Sound and special guest Air Raid City Soundsystem, enjoy vintage dance cuts of dub, ska and rocksteady at 9 p.m. This event is only open to those 21 and over. (downbeatdiner.com)

Rock out with Hard Rock Café
Hard Rock Café Honolulu is ringing in the New Year with live music from some of Hawaii’s most talented artists. Guests will enjoy free concerts during Hard Rock’s “Acoustic Breakfast” from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and late night entertainment from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m on January 26 and January 27.

Sunday, January 27

Try solo competitive driving — aka autocross — at Aloha Stadium. Hawaii Region, Sports Car Club of America hosts this exciting event. Each driver will receive four timed runs, with the single fastest lap competing with other drivers. Visit website or email for more information. (sccahawaii.org, jenn24parker@gmail.com)

Sunset Sessions featuring Paula Fuga
Queen Kapiolani Hotel presents Sunset Sessions featuring Paula Fuga on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This free show takes place at the hotel’s newly renovated pool deck located on the 3rd floor. The open-air venue provides a stunning backdrop for dining, daily happy hour, live entertainment, and more with panoramic views of Diamond Head and Waikiki beach. (queenkapiolani.com/live-music.htm)

Sharon’s Ride, Run and Walk
The Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii is sponsoring the Sharon’s Ride, Run, and Walk at 7:00 a.m., starting and ending at Kapiolani Community College. The net proceeds of the event will go to sponsor the Foundation’s educational and informational services. (sharonsride.org/Hawaii)

Thursday, January 31

Modz at Bevy Hawaii
DJ Monkey and DJ Jet Boy present Modz – a celebration of the sounds that shaped modern music. Check out choice selections of old school reggae, R&B, Northern Soul and Brit-Pop all night long starting at 8 p.m. and only open to those 21 and over.