Friday, May 24
Emo Night will take place at The Republik at 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 general admission with a $5 increase the day of the show. The show is for ages 18 and up and doors open at 8 p.m.
Kevin Tit returns to Hawaii for a mini-tour and he’s bringing DC-based punk band Chill Parents with him, with support from Lice and Mistermeaner and a reunion of The Substitoots. The event for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge.
Blue Note Hawaii
Singer-songwriter Gino Vannelli will perform May 24-25. Tickets are VIP seating $85, with tables and booth seating $55. Showtimes are at 8 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 25
Comedian James Mane
Comedy Podcast co-host James Mane headlines a stand-up comedy show at Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd. Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door for $20 or at a discounted price online at comedianjamesmane.bpt.me.
Soul Patrol will play live rock, blues and soul music from 8 to 11 p.m. at Study Hall Sports Bar & Grill, 1019 University Ave., in Puck’s Alley.
Alec Benjamin will play as part of his Outrunning Karma Tour with special guest Jenny Yim. Ticket prices are $25 general admission, $100 VIP meet and greet, with a $5 increase the day of the show. This all ages show starts at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m.
Pressure Down Sounds and Rudies Hi-Fi present Reggae Revive, Downbeat’s monthly all-vinyl reggae event, with vintage dance cuts of dub, ska and rocksteady. It features Zion Coptic Sound. The event for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge.
Kapolei Village Center
Shop and dine under the stars at the Kapolei Village Center Night Market from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will feature crafters and vendors, and entertainment by the students of the Performing Arts Center of Kapolei from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 26
This summer’s ultimate sunset party is at Sky Waikiki, Rooftop Bar, Restaurant & Nightclub, every Sunday from May 26 to Sept. 1 with special offers and live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Resort casual dress code is in effect for the event and validated parking is available in Waikiki Business Plaza and Waikiki Shopping Center.
Hawaii Geek Meet
The Hawaii Geek Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. The free event is for science and tech clubs, coders, designers, costumers and others to share their passion, trade stories and foster collaboration.
Kapolei Event Center
Electric Palms presents Swedish super duo Galantis performing live at the Kapolei Event Center, 91-1180 Midway St. The show for ages 18 and up starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.50-$59.50 general admission in advance, $100 VIP for ages 21 and up, with a $5 increase the day of the show.
Monday, May 27
East End Hot Rod Car Show
Hawaii Kai Towne Center
The popular East End Hot Rod Car Show returns on Memorial Day at 2 p.m. The free, family-friendly event features beautiful dream machines on display and live music from local favorites Chante at 2 p.m. and Yoza at 4 p.m. at the center’s Costco parking lot, 333 Keahole St.(hawaiikaitownecenter.com)
Open Mic Mondays
The Grind Entertainment presents Open Mic Mondays, a showcase for local unsigned talent. Signups are at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event for ages 21 and up starts at 7 p.m. and there is no cover charge.
Blue Note Hawaii
Musician Willie K. will perform shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are tables and booth seating $45, bar area $35.
Tuesday, May 28
Multitalented performer Demetri Martin will take the stage for an early show at 7 p.m. and a late show at 10 p.m. as part of his Wandering Mind Tour. Doors open at 6 and 9 p.m. The shows are for all ages accompanied by an adult 18 and up. Ticket prices are $29-$39 reserved seating, $139 VIP meet and greet, with a $5 increase the day of the show.
Come here for comedy
Erika Swartzkopf presents weekly comedy open mic night at Downbeat Lounge on Tuesday, May 28 from 8 to 10 p.m. The free event is for ages 21 and up and there is no cover charge.
Blue Note Hawaii
Featuring a dozen musicians from all over the world and crossing genres, Pink Martini will perform May 28-29 at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are VIP $95, table and booth seating $75, and bar area $65.
Wednesday, May 29
Hear the power of punk rock
Punk Rock Wednesdays with live performances by local punk, metal and hardcore bands will be held May 29 at Downbeat Lounge. The event for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge.
Rhye will perform with support by Gnaraly. The event is for all ages accompanied by an adult. Ticket prices are $35 general admission with a $5 increase the day of the show. The event starts at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 30
plays indie rock
Spooky Couch will perform at Downbeat Lounge Thursday, May 30. The event for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge.
Reggae, Northern Soul and Brit-Pop
DJ Monkey and DJ Jet Boy (pictured) present Modz celebrating old school reggae, R&B, Northern Soul and Brit-Pop. The event at Bevy, 675 Auahi St. No. 130, is for ages 21 and up and starts at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge.
Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton
Blue Note Hawaii
Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton will play shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are premium $65, loge seating and bar area $45.