Pitstop: 02/22/19

Friday, February 22
Amazing Comic Con
The Amazing Comic Con Aloha returns to Hawaii this weekend, Feb. 22-24 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Expect guests such as Disney’s Asher Angel; Jason David Frank and Amy Jo Johnson (aka the original green and pink Power Rangers, respectively); the creator of Teen Titans, Marv Wolfman, and so much more. The event will take place 3-8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Get your tickets online (eventbrite.com)

Collectors Expo
The 29th annual Hawaii Collectors Expo takes place at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall Friday (4-9 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Those on the hunt can expect a plethora of collectables such as art, anime, jewelry, antiques, comics, sports cards and more. Daily admission is $5 for adults, $2 for seniors 65 and up, and children under 11 as well as military with ID are free. There is also a $7.50 three-day pass. (hawaiicollectosexpo.com, 265-1667)

New Wave Friday
Live entertainment, painting demonstrations, keiki activities and shopping fill the night at Ward Village’s South Shore Market from 6-9 p.m. Art + Flea vendor holds a sale of quality, local goods from nearly 30 different shops, plus there are an array of special retail offers ready for visitors to get a hold of including $1 keiki cups or $2 keiki cones from Via Gelato. (wardvillage.com)

Kaleidoscope Live Performances – Downbeat Diner and Lounge
DJ Jet Boy presents a killer collaboration, Kaleidescope, of live performances. The line up includes psychedelic grunge group Sunslaav (pictured), howlin’ rockers 7 Pairs of Iron Shoes and experimental indie rock group Motmot. The fun starts at 9 p.m. for guests 21 and over only with a $5 cover charge. (downbeatdiner.com)

Saturday February 23
Craft Beer Festival
Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild puts on CRAFT, A Hawaii Craft Beer Festival at the Bishop Museum from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Attendees can enjoy more than 30 different brews crafted by Hawaii’s own independent breweries including Beer Lab HI and Honolulu Beerworks. Tickets include 10 drink tabs and there is a special discounted ticket for designated drivers. Entertainment and food trucks will also be on the festival grounds. For ages 21 and up only, purchase tickets online. (eventbrite.com)

KS Hoolaulea
Kamehameha Schools’ 2019 Hoolaulea is in full effect on the Konia Field of its Kapalama Campus. From 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. enjoy ono food, games and fun, shopping as well as cultural presentations. Live entertainment also includes Kapena, Amy Hanaialii, Josh Tatofi and others. (apps.ksbe.edu/par/special-events/hoolaulea/)

Quix Performs at The Republik
Musical artist Quix brings his Illusions tour to The Republik starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20-$30 general admission with a $5 increase the day of the show. Purchase tickets online, at the Republik box office, Navy/Hickam ITT offices, Army LTS offices or the UH Campus Center. Ages 18 and older only. (jointherepublik.com)

The ‘Purr-fect Cat-urday’ – The Public Pet
Popoki + Tea is hosting a kitten adoption as guests enjoy its boba teas. This free event allows visitors to cuddle with cats while sipping on cool drinks and get information on how to adopt the privately fostered felines. Interested parties can get more infor on adoption fees, guidelines and medical services on a case to case basis with each kitten’s foster family. Event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (thepublicpet.com)

JC Smith and the Oahu Blues All-Stars – Boardriders Bar & Grill Kailua
From 9-11 p.m. checkout the smooth sounds of J.C. Smith and the Oahu Blues All-Stars whiles also enjoying cheap drinks and food. There is a $10 cover charge and the event is open to those 21 and older only.  (261-4600)

The Silent Trap VS. R&B Party – The Vault
Two DJs play two different genres of music that can be jammed to from stunning lighted headsets — just choose your station and “vibe to the smooth sounds of R&B or turn up to some Trap/Twerk Music.” Dee Jay Lil controls the green sound waves while DJ Cojo takes over the blue. The party starts at 10 p.m. and goes on till 2 a.m., and is open to those 18 and older only. Tickets available online. (eventbrite.com)

Monday, February 25
Trivia Night
Sip on beers and dine on steaming pot pies while challenging teams to trivia night at Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room. Games kickoff at 6:30 p.m. and teams of up to six people are accepted. The theme of the night is ’90s Sitcoms and top winners receive a prize. (villagebeerhawaii/events)