Friday, June 28
Blue Note Hawaii
Known for his work on Saturday Night Live and numerous films, comedian Jon Lovitz will perform at Blue Note Hawaii. The first show is at 8 p.m. on June 28, with other shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. on June 29. Tickets are premium $55, loge $45, bar $35.
Friday, June 28
DJ Jet Boy presents Kaleidoscope at Downbeat Lounge with live music from indie rock group Ragamuffs, harpist Michelle Rose Tucker and goth synth-pop duo Trvefrnds. The show for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and the cover charge is $5.
Karaoke with live band
Sing your favorite karaoke songs with a live band from 7 to 11 p.m. at Boardriders Bar and Grill, 201 Hamakua Drive, Kailua. The event will feature all genres of music.
Mariner’s Cove Bay Club
Drag yourself out for a hilarious evening of painting and partying with Candi Shell. The event from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mariner’s Cove Bay Club will feature food, drinks and live entertainment. Tickets are $75.
The Factory Anniversary Bash will begin at 10 p.m. at Crossroads in Hawaiian Brian’s. The show is for ages 18 and up, and tickets are $20 at the door or $15 pre-sale.
The Elevations Hawaii
The Elevations Hawaii will perform at ArtafterDark, a monthly party. The theme is Murder Mystery and everyone is encouraged to dress up in 1920s-1940s vintage. The event from 6 to 9 p.m. is for all ages. Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers.
Saturday, June 29
Mele on the Marina Festival
Hawaii Kai Towne Center
Hawaii music legend Led Kaapana will take the stage at 6 p.m. during the Mele on the Marina Festival. The free event begins at 3 p.m. with hula from Ka Pa Nani O Lilinoe, followed by Halau Kawaihoa at 4 p.m. Local singer/songwriter Kalae Camarillo performs at 5 p.m.
Hawaii State Art Museum
Enjoy a fun-filled free event with hands-on art activities, live music with Kailua Moon and a photo booth. Doors open at 10 a.m., activities begin at 11 a.m. and the event wraps up at 3 p.m.
Kapolei Village Center
Shop and dine under the stars at the Night Market from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will feature local crafters and vendors. Bring your beach chairs to enjoy enteraintment by the students of Halau Hula O Hokulani from 5 to 7 p.m.
Chicago-based punk rock comedy band The Eradicator will play at Downbeat Lounge, with supporting performances by wsg., Feeble and Ocean’s Deep. The show for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge.
Record release party for Legacy
The official record release event for Chance King “Legacy” will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Hawaiian Brian’s Social Club. It will feature DJ performances by Mr. Deeds, Chance King and Thee-O. The event is for ages 18 and up and there is a $5 entry fee.
Groove with music
Duke’s Canoe Club
The Kaiona Band will perform at Duke’s from 4 to 6 p.m. In addition, Camarillo Brothers Duo will play from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.
Brownies and Lemonade
Electric Palms will present Brownies and Lemonade Hawaii with support from Graves, Tynan, Hex Cougar and Myrne. The show for ages 18 and up starts at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $30 general admission with a $5 increase the day of the show.
Sunday, June 30
Classics series presents
Musician José Feliciano
Blue Note Classics Series will feature acclaimed singer and guitarist José Feliciano on June 30 and July 1. Tickets are VIP seating $65, table seating and bar area $45. Show times are 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.
Monday, July 1
Ka Ehu Puna
Cheesecake Factory Honolulu
Ka Ehu Puna will take the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Cheesecake Factory in Honolulu.
Maui Brewing Company
Performing at Maui Brewing Company in Waikiki from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. will be Preston Kauwe.
Tuesday, July 2
J.P Smoketrain will host a blues/R&B open jam from 8 to 11 p.m. in The Studio at Hawaiian Brian’s. There is no cover charge and parking is $2 with validation.
Derrick and Dennis
play in Kapolei
Derrick Lee and Dannis McClees will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cheesecake Factory Ka Makana Alii in Kapolei.
Wednesday, July 3
Maui Brewing Company Kailua
Taking the stage at Maui Brewing Company Kailua from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will be Jason Laeha.
Wednesday, July 3
BAMP Project presents hip-hop artist Grieves at The Republik starting at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. to the Safehouse for ages 21 and up and at 7 p.m. to the Concert Hall for all ages accompanied by an adult over 18. Ticket prices are $20 general admission with a $5 increase the day of the show.
Blue Note Hawaii
Musician Brother Noland will perform. Shows are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $45.
Auto Lunch Bunch
Waikiki Yacht Club
Zoom into the Auto Lunch Bunch at noon at the yacht club. The $20 event includes a meal, iced tea, tax and tip. The club only takes credit cards (no cash) and please RSVP with Ed Kemper for the lunch.
(225-2965 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thursday, July 4
Fourth of July Fireworks
Ala Moana Beach Park
Celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. at Ala Moana Beach Park. Live entertainment at Ala Moana Center begins at noon. The event is free and open to the public.
High School Jazz Festival
Features best local bands
Trumpeter Mike Lewis will present the fourth annual Fourth of July celebration at Blue Note Hawaii featuring Hawaii’s best high school jazz bands. Show times are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $45.