Pitstop: 07/27/18

Friday July 27

Joy of Sake
The Joy of Sake Honolulu returns to the Hawaii Convention Center with a new record of 478 premium sakes. Japan’s Miss Sake 2018 will mingle with event-goers while 21 of Honolulu’s best restaurants serve sake-inspired appetizers to pair with the selection of daiginjo, ginjo and junmai sakes. Tickets and more information are online. (joyofsake.com)

Saturday July 28

Zion Coptic Sound Live
Pressure Down Sounds and Rudies Hi-Fi present Zion Coptic Sound and Kimo of KTUH. Expect all-vinyl reggae and vintage dance cuts of dub, ska and rocksteady. Event starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)

Secret Record Store
Honolulu’s coolest pop-up vinyl dealership — Secret Record Store — sets up shop in Downbeat Lounge from 3 to 8 p.m. Buy vinyl, have an afternoon cocktail and listen to selections by DJ MONKEY, JOHNJOHN and more. (secretrecordstore@gmail.com)

Kūpaoa Live
Celebrated musical duo Kūpaoa performs at the Mele on the Marina Festival at Hawaii Kai Towne Center. Music starts at 3 p.m., and the band will take the stage at 6 p.m. (hawaiikaitownecenter.com/mele)

Sunday July 29

Try solo competitive driving — aka autocross — at Aloha Stadium. Hawaii Region, Sports Car Club of America hosts this exciting event. Each driver will receive four timed runs, with the single fastest lap competing with other drivers. Visit website or email for more information. (sccahawaii.org, jenn24parker@gmail.com)

Monday July 30

Open Mic Night
The Grind Entertainment presents an open mic night at Downbeat Lounge starting at 7 p.m. Signup via email. Admission is free for those 21 and older. (tgehawaii@gmail.com)

Wednesday August 1

Honolulu Zoo’s Wildest Show In Town
The Honolulu Zoo is getting wilder this summer with the Wildest Show in Town, hosted by ukulele teacher Roy Sakuma. Entrance opens at 4:35 p.m., and performance runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Participation fee is $5. This installment features Johnny Helm and Friends. (honoluluzoo.org)

Thursday August 2

7 Pairs of Iron Shoes Live
Howlin’ rockers 7 Pairs of Iron Shoes play Downbeat Lounge with Green Priest and Acid Gnome. Show starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)