Pitstop: 08/30/19

Friday, Aug. 30

Metal and alternative
Anna O’Brien’s
Bands including Boy Scout Dropouts, Convoluted Planes, The Congratulator and Breaking Anchors will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The cover charge is $5.

Martha Reeves
Blue Note Hawaii
Hear Reeves and the Vandellas at shows from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Sets are at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are bar and table $45 or VIP $65.

Tuneful times
Kelley O’Neil’s
Scott Carey and Master of Oz are slated to play at the Irish venue on Waikiki’s Lewers Street beginning at 5 p.m. and through the night.


Saturday, Aug. 31

Saloon Pilots
Downbeat Lounge
This local bluegrass group will perform starting at 9:30 p.m. The event is for ages 21 and up and there is no cover charge. Saloon Pilots consist of a five-piece outfit featuring a fiddler, guitarist/mandolin virtuoso, banjo player, drummer and bassist.

Aloha Festivals
The Royal Hawaiian
A month-long Aloha Festivals will commence with the Royal Court Investiture at 4 p.m. and Opening Ceremony at 5 p.m. The court will don its colorful traditional cloaks, helmets, head feather lei and other symbols of their reign. The events in Waikiki will include hula, chants and music.

Okinawan Festival
Hawaii Convention Center
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will present the two-day 37th annual Okinawan Festival. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 1. It will feature food, entertainment and more. A bon dance will also be held 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the festival is $2 cash only. Senior citizens over 65 and children 12 and under will be admitted free. Parking at the convention center is $10, and overflow parking at McKinley High School with event shuttle service is $3.

Study Hall
Multi-instrumentalist Tavana will perform at Study Hall Sports Bar and Grill on University Avenue. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will start at 8:30. There is a $5 cover charge.

Irish Rose Saloon
The local band will tromp across the stage with a performance at 9 p.m.

Ferris Bueller Band
O’Toole’s Irish Pub
The group will play starting at 9 p.m. at the Chinatown spot on Nuuanu Avenue.

Night Market
Kapolei Village Center
Shop and dine under the stars from 4 to 8 p.m.  Crafters and vendors will sell gift items, accessories and more. Bring your own beach chairs to enjoy entertainment by Applause! Performance Academy from 5 to 7 p.m. Vendor frees will benefit Leeward YMCA.

Hawaii’s female comics
Downbeat Lounge
Jasmine Bautista hosts this event from 7:30 to 9 p.m. featuring Hawaii-based comics including Rachael M., Erika S., Alyssa Poteet, Olivia Hill and Clarisse Lee. It is open to ages 21 and up and tickets are $12.

All That Remains
Anna O’Brien’s
Underworld Events presents the metal core group from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $25.

Convoy of Hope
Aloha Stadium
Free groceries, health services, haircuts, family portraits, job and veterans services, a hot meal and more will be provided starting at 10 a.m. while supplies last.


Sunday, Sept. 1

Shaka Show & Shine
Ala Moana Beach Park
The VW Club of Hawaii will present its 19th annual food drive and car show. A Minimum of one canned good or monetary donation is required at the gate. Proceeds benefit the Hawaii Food Bank.

Sounds of paradise
Duke’s Canoe Club
Henry Kapono will play from 4 to 6 p.m. The Maiko Duo will follow with a performance from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

Entertaining evening
Maui Brewing Co.
John Helm will play from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Scott Magz and Brady K. will take the stage from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the restaurant’s Waikiki location.


Monday, Sept. 2

Get your motor running
Hawaii Kai Towne Center
Start to get revved up for the East End Hot Rod Car Show which begins at 2 p.m. Dream machines will be on display in the Costco parking lot. Listen to live entertainment from William Hampden at 2 p.m. and CityBoys at 4 p.m.

Mike Love
Hawaiian Brian’s
The international touring artist will perform at 9 p.m. in The Studio. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and there is no cover charge.

Christian Yrizarry Duo
Cheesecake Factory
The pair will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the restaurant’s Honolulu location in Waikiki.


Tuesday, Sept. 3

Preston Kauwe
Maui Brewing Kailua
The musician will take the stage from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Windward establishment.

Derrick Lee Duo
Cheesecake Factory Kapolei
The group will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Ka Makana Alii restaurant.


Wednesday, Sept. 4

Auto Lunch Bunch
Waikiki Yacht Club
These monthly meetings at noon feature cars, speakers and food for $20. The club takes credit cards only, no cash.
(edracers@aol.com or 225-2965)

Kick up your heels with karaoke
Become a star by singing at Downbeat Lounge starting at 7p.m. on Sept. 4 and 5. Use the new karaoke machine for $1 a song. The event is for ages 21 and up and there is no cover charge.


Thursday, Sept. 5

Dougie for Daniel
This event at the Chinatown club will feature, music, food, drinks and giveaways with doors open at 6 p.m. It is in honor of Daniel Gray, the venue’s former owner, who passed away from cancer. Tickets are $15 and net proceeds will be donated to the Aloha Cancer Project. There will be a screening of “The Adventures of Super CW (“Cancer Sucks”) from 6:30 to 7 p.m., live tunes from DNA MUSIK from 8 to 9 p.m., and Mike Izon and friends from 9 to 10 p.m. Headliner OFB Yung from Cali Swag District will perform from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. including the song  “Teach Me How to Dougie,” which was Gray’s favorite song.

Hawaii Slam
Promotes poetry
This event hosted by Kealoha Wong starts at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 and the event repeats on the first Thursday of each month.

Oleta Adams
Blue Note Hawaii
The notable composer, musician and producer will perform at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 general admission and $55 VIP.