Pitstop: 09/27/19

Friday, Sept. 27

Republik Music Festival
Waikiki Shell
BAMP Project presents this two-day all-ages event Sept. 27-28 featuring Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu and Groundation on Friday, with Steel Pulse, Trevor Hall and The Original Wailers on Saturday. Tickets are $45-$65 reserved seating, or $25-$35 general admission lawn seating with a $5 increase the day of the show. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6.

Downbeat Lounge
Experience special guest Noa James, Imran Ashraf and Speeks Geak. Ohtoro and friends will provide local support with spoken word by Destiny Sharion. The show for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and the cover charge is $5.

Art After Dark
Honolulu Museum of Art
A Blank Canvas immersive 3-D projection event choreographed to music will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum. Guests are encouraged to wear white, symbolizing an open mind.

Island Craft Fairs
Ka Makana Alii
Local vendors will be at the shopping center during craft fairs on Sept. 27-28, with a portion of the event proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. In addition, an afternoon of live Hawaiian kanikapila music will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29 from noon to 3 p.m.

Blues and R&B
Los Garcia’s
Vocalist and guitarist J.P. Smoketrain will play from 6 to 8 p.m. on two nights Sept. 27-28. There is no cover charge.

Charity Golf Tournament
Hawaii Prince Golf Club
The Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals Honolulu Chapter hosts the Stars and Stripes Veteran Charity Golf Tournament with three hole-in-one prizes. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m., with shotgun at 11:30 a.m. and awards dinner at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $200 for single players, $600 for threesomes and additional awards dinner banquet tickets for $50 by non-golf participants. A portion of all proceeds will benefit USO Hawaii.

Micro Mania Wrestling
The Republik
MicroMania Tour is a high-powered, athletic pro wrestling show with just a touch of comedy. The 8 p.m. show is for all ages accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $15-$20 general admission in advance plus fees with a $5 increase the day of show


Saturday, Sept. 28

Jon McLaughlin
Blue Note Hawaii
The musician noted for his piano playing and singing will perform shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are premium $45, loge seating and bar area $35.

Floral Parade
Witness a colorful procession of horseback riders, performances and floats covered with Hawaiian flowers at the 73rd annual Aloha Festivals parade. It moves from 9 a.m. to noon from Ala Moana Park through Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park.

Rice Fest
Ward Village
Celebrating its 10th year, this free public festival from 3 to 9 p.m. at Victoria Ward Park will include 24 participating restaurants featuring rice dishes from around the world. Enjoy non-stop entertainment, including three food-eating contests — Spam musubi, loco moco and poke bowl. Drinks, including beer and wine will be available. The event is a benefit for Lanakila Meals on Wheels. 

Harvest Moon Festival
Sedona Hawaii
This free celebration at the Ward Centre store from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will include a blessing ceremony at 9:45 a.m., followed by hands-on demonstrations, tutorials, storytelling and more. A benefit for the Hawaii Food Bank, attendees are encouraged to bring cans of fruits and vegetables.

Night Market
Kapolei Village Center
Shop and dine under the stars from 4 to 8 p.m. at this event featuring crafters, vendors and local entertainment. Vendor fees will benefit Leeward YMCA.

Darci Carlson
Downbeat Lounge
Outlaw country artist Carlson brings her honky tonk sound to the lounge at 9 p.m. The event is for ages 21 and up. She will also perform Sunday, Sept. 29 at Irish Rose Saloon at 8:30 p.m.

Keys N Krates
The Republik
The electronic group will play at 9 p.m. for ages 18 and up. Tickets are $20-$30 general admission plus fees.

Hawaii’s Best Kitchens
Hyatt Regency
The foodie event at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa brings together a dozen of Hawaii’s top restaurants, on the resort’s pool deck, at 7 p.m. Guests ages 21 and up can dine on a variety of featured dishes. General admission is $60. VIP tickets are $100 and Elite VIP tickets are $150.

Pali Lanes
This fall into Kailua free event at the bowling center will feature food trucks, music, vendors and more from 4 to 9:30 p.m. A $40 VIP limited option is also available with extra perks.

Festa Italiana
Cooke Street
The cultural celebration in Kakaako with food, entertainment and more will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. featuring both a free street festival and a VIP ticketed event.

Sunday, Sept. 29
The Re-Up
Pick up one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing, jewelry, furniture, art and more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Encore Saloon. Enjoy a live set by DJ Jetboy during this antique and vintage market. Admission is free.

Panel discussion
Honolulu Museum of Art
This free panel in the art school main gallery from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. will focus on the importance of contemporary craft to the fields of architecture, design and exhibition.

Monday, Sept. 30

Dave Turner Band
Irish Rose Saloon
The group will play at 9 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 1

Chris Murphy
Maui Brewing Waikiki
Murphy is scheduled to perform from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Ryan Tenney Duo
Cheesecake Factory
The group will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the restaurant’s Honolulu location.


Wednesday, Oct. 2

Three-hit combo
Downbeat Lounge
DJ Jet Boy and Timbre Tantrums present a triple threat with Goth Synth-pop duo Trvefrnds, experimental psychedelic group Motmot and a special appearance by indie pop artist Jonny Eureka (pictured). The show for ages 21 and up starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $5.

Auto lunch bunch
Waikiki Yacht Club
These monthly events include guest speakers, car displays, lunch and more. The cost is $20 (credit cards only) with RSVPs requested.
(225-2965 or edracers@aol.com)

 Mark Caldeira
Takes the stage
The musician will play at Maui Brewing Co. Kailua from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 3

Todd Barry
Blue Note Hawaii
Stand-up comedian Barry will unleash the laughs at this show. Tickets are bar $25 and table $35. Chuck Thompson is the opening act and the host is Shane Lucas Price.

Hawaii Slam
Hawaiian Brian’s
A slam poetry event hosted by Kealoha Wong will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Ben Kama Duo
Plays Kapolei
The pair will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cheesecake Factory in Ka Makana Alii.

Denny Ono Duo
Duke’s Canoe Club
The band takes the stage from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.