Friday, July 5
Foundation meets dancehall
Pressure Down Sounds and Rudies Hi-Fi spin strictly vinyl all-night reggae grooves at Downbeat Lounge. The vintage wax mixes start up at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge for this ages 21 and up show.
Rock out with great music
O’Toole’s Irish Pub
Come down to check out the band Elephant at 9 p.m.
The Katinas cut straight to the heart
The award-winning five-man band will play at Blue Note Hawaii. Show times are 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35, loge seating and bar area $25. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.
Hot Rods and Classic Cars
Check out the jumpin’ July Bleizn FX Hawaii independent cruise night on Friday, July 5 at Manana McDonald’s on Kuala Street from 6 to 10 p.m. Other ones will take place on Saturday, July 6 at Bob’s on Dillingham Boulevard from 5 to 9 p.m. and Kapolei Walmart from 6 to 10 p.m.(bleiznfx.blogspot.com)
Saturday, July 6
Celebrate sizzling summer scene
Enjoy music and hula at the Haleiwa Store Lots starting at 11 a.m. The island music band Kapena (pictured) will perform at 11:30 a.m. followed by Halau Hula O Nawahine at 12:45 p.m. and Wahiawa Hula Studio II, at 2 p.m. Spin a wheel for a chance to win prizes from stores and restaurants. Admission to the event is free.
Fantastic foods and music
SALT at Our Kakaako will present its Summer BBQ and Brew starting at 11 a.m. It will feature an assortment of beverages from the Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, hearty selections from Butcher & Bird (pictured) and others. Enjoy live music from The Ukulele Site and more. SALT is also partnering to benefit the Marine Reconnaissance Foundation.
Funny man yuks it up
Comedian Pauly Shore will unleash the laughs at Blue Note Hawaii. General admission tickets are $35. Shows are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.
Step right up to Country Night
Dress up in your best country attire and dance to the music provided by DJ James Coles at Study Hall Sports Bar & Grill. The event is for ages 21 and up and the entertainment will begin at 8 p.m. with no cover charge.
The performer takes the stage at 9 p.m. Ages 18 and up can attend and 21 and up can drink. Ticket prices are $25 to $35 general admission with a $5 increase the day of the show.
Revisit hip-hop’s past
City & Chainsaw Productions unveils YoHNLRaps, featuring early music videos by Tupac Shakur, Run-DMC, A Tribe Called Quest and more. The event for ages 21 and up at Downbeat Lounge starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge.
Sunset on the Beach
Queen’s Surf Park
Southwest presents movie night magic in Waikiki with twilight as the backdrop. The featured film is Mary Poppins Returns (PG). The event starts at 4:30 p.m. with live music, games and more, and the movie begins around 7:30.
Known for her smart, observational humor, the preeminent comedian will perform at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55.
Russ raps it up
The notable rapper makes his way to Honolulu for a show at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $49.50 to $150.
Sunday, July 7
Keith Omizo Duo
Makes some music
This tuneful pair will play at Cheesecake Factory Ka Makana Alii in Kapolei from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tribute to charismatic soul singer
Singer-songwriter Ginai returns to Blue Note Hawaii for an homage to crooner Sade. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35, loge seating and bar area $25. Shows are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.
A Happy Homecoming
Celebrate a night of fun and music, welcoming back Kevin Jones of the band The Desert Sea and other guests. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music goes from 7 p.m. to midnight. This show is for all ages and the cover charge is $10.
Evening of entertainment
Duke’s Canoe Club
Henry Kapono will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. Next up, the dynamic Derrick Lee Duo plays from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.
Monday, July 8
Innovative, eclectic musicians tour
Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos Unplugged unleash the hip-hop vibes at Blue Note Hawaii. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35, loge seating and bar area $25. Show times are 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.
Maui Brewing Company Kailua
The performer will deliver the tunes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Christian Yrizarry Duo
Cheesecake Factory Honolulu
The musicians will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at this Waikiki venue in Royal Hawaiian Center.
Tuesday, July 9
Laugh it up large
Enjoy open mic comedy with Erika Swartzkopf from 8 to 10 p.m. at Downbeat Lounge. There is no cover for this ages 21 and up evening.(downbeatdiner.com)
Blue Note Hawaii
The noted Hawaii musician takes the stage for 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 $30.
Maui Brewing Company Waikiki
The performer will play from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10
Jamarek featuring Sekou Camara
Honolulu’s premier African dance band will perform at Blue Note Hawaii. Shows 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.
Battle of the Bartenders
Guests are invited to watch as two mixologists from the center’s select restaurants face-off in this battle from 5 to 6 p.m. in International Market Place Queen’s Court (Level 1). The events will be held every Wednesday in July. They are free and open to the public and guests will have a chance to sample the creations.
Get yourself in tune
Become a star with karaoke at Downbeat Lounge starting at 7 p.m. Use the machine for $1 a song. The event is for ages 21 and up and there is no cover charge.
Thursday, July 11
Trumpter Chris Botti dazzles in Honolulu
The major creative artist will play Blue Note Hawaii July 11-14. Tickets are VIP $95, table and booth $85, bar area $75. Show times are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.
R&B and Blues
Billy D. Chapman and special guests will play at this Nuuanu Avenue venue in Chinatown starting at 9:30 p.m.