Friday, May 17
Kick off summer with K?D for his Hawaii headline debut 9 p.m. at HB Social Club, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd. The show is for ages 18 and up and tickets are $15-299.
Blue Note Hawaii
Jazz fusion quintet Spyro Gyra will perform May 17-19. Tickets are VIP seating $55, table and booth seating $45, bar area $35. Show times are 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.
Doris Duke Theatre
The Cultural Animation Film Festival 2019 will kick off at 7 p.m. with cultural dance performances from Oceania and short animated films. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $12 general admission.
Salt at Our Kakaako
Cultural art classes, games, music and local shopping will take place May 17-18 at the Paakai Marketplace in Salt at Our Kakaako, 691 Auahi St., beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.
Mililani Shopping Center
Mililani Backyard Nights Concert Series returns to the center from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will include music from Melaniie and Na Maka O Puuwai Aloha. There will also be a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m.
Belly of the Beast Productions presents The Clampdown with special guest Long Beach psychobillies The Black Rose Phantoms (pictured). The bands Never Enough and The Granite Saints will also perform. The show for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and admission is $5.
Saturday, May 18
Cursed Hawaiian Weekender
The Black Rose Phantoms will perform with support from 86 List and Hell
Caminos. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for this show for ages 21 and up.
Bollywood Dance Night
Join and enjoy the Jai Ho! Bollywood Dance Night 6:30-10 p.m. at Impacthub Honolulu, 1050 Queen St., Ste. 100. Tickets include an Indian dinner and nonalcoholic drinks, Bollywood music by DJ Rhombus, live DHOL (Indian drums) by Dave Gupta and more. Tickets are $25 (ages 18 and up) or $15 (ages 5 and up).
Joint Military Concert
U.S. Pacific Fleet Band will present “Music of War and Peace,” the 34th Joint Military Concert starting at 6 p.m. Participants will include the 111th Army Band Hawaii Army National Guard, 25th Infantry Division Band, Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band, U.S. Pacific Fleet Band and Air Force Band of the Pacific. For free tickets, call the theater at 528-0506 or visit the website.
Old School by the Pool
Old School by the Pool silent disco edition will be held 6-10 p.m. The event is free for hotel guests with a $5 cover after 7 p.m. for the public. Valet parking only.
Trap City Honolulu
Slow & Low will present Trap City Honolulu featuring DJ Ultraviolet from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Nextdoor, located at 43 N. Hotel St. Honolulu. Tickets are $10-$20.
Lots of live music
The lounge will present music from 7 Pairs of Iron Shoes, Zen Chambers, Lowbiscus and The Maneki Nekos. The show for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge.
Why Don’t We will perform as part of the 8 Letters Tour. Tickets to this all-ages show are $69.50-$200 plus taxes and fees. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8.(jointherepublik.com)
Study Hall Bar & Grill
Jed Roa Events presents Brazilian Night featuring DJ Caju spinning the best in Brazilian Dance music from 8 to 10 p.m. and again from midnight to 1 a.m. Hawaii’s authentic Brazilian band, Soul Brasil (pictured) will also perform from 10 p.m. to midnight. The venue is located at 1019 University Ave. and doors open at 8 p.m. There will be a $10 cover at the door and the event is open to ages 21 and up.
Monday, May 20
Get your song on
Open Mic Mondays
The Grind Entertainment presents Open Mic Mondays in Downbeat Lounge, a showcase for local unsigned talent. Signups are at email@example.com. The event for ages 21 and up starts 7 p.m. and there is no cover charge.
Imua and Tiffa Garza
take the stage
Noted musicians Imua and Tiffa Garza will perform at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Blue Note Hawaii. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35, loge seating and bar area $25.
Tuesday, May 21
Belt out some karaoke
Become a karaoke star at Downbeat Lounge starting at 7 p.m. This event is for ages 21 and up and there is no cover charge. Use the lounge’s new karaoke machine for $1 a song. Karoke night will repeat on May 22 and 23.
Comedian Erika Swartzkopf presents weekly comedy open mic every Tuesday 8-10 p.m. This event is for ages 21 and up and there is no cover charge.
Senri Oe Trio
Blue Note Hawaii
Multi-faceted jazz artist Senri Oe and his trio featuring Henry Cole and Matt Clohesy perform shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are VIP seating $55, table and booth seating $45, bar area $35.
Thursday, May 23
All-female poetry slam
The Dragon Upstairs
An all-female poetry slam to select Hawaii’s 2019 Warrior Wahine Wordsmith will consist of three rounds of poetry. Poets, audience members and judges are welcome. The show is for ages 21 and up and there is a $5 cover charge. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30.
Adore the Beatles
Beat-Lele is comprised of four Beatle-loving musicians who hail from the island of Oahu who will perform at Blue Note Hawaii. Show times are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35, loge seating and bar area $25.