Pitstop: 10/04/19

Friday, Oct. 4

Blue Note Hawaii
The legendary pop star will perform Oct. 4-5 at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are premium $45, loge seating and bar area $35.

Foundation Meets Dancehall
Downbeat Lounge
Pressure Down Sounds and Rudies Hi-Fi spin strictly vinyl all-night reggae grooves at 9 p.m. at this show for ages 21 and up. There is no cover charge. Special guest DJ Quality will join Selectors Irie-Sistable and Zion Coptic Sound.

First Friday
Join the Hotel Street party between Nuuanu Avenue and Smith Street starting at 8 p.m. The event will include live music from AguaDulce Salsa Band, visual artists, an outdoor beer and wine bar, and food. Area art galleries will be open at 6 p.m. with restaurants, lounges and other venues kicking off the celebration at 5 p.m.

KTUH Anniversary
Hawaiian Brian’s
The KTUH 50th Golden Anniversary will take place with Richard Thompson Electric Trio at 8 p.m. and DJ Z-Trip at 11 p.m. The event also will feature DJ. Mr. Nick. Tickets start at $25.

Cycles exhibit
Hawaii State Art Museum
Join this celebration of local art, fashion, music food and more from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by for the opening reception of Cycles, an exhibition of artists’ recent works. Admission is free and valet parking is available on Richards Street. The event is presented by the museum’s gallery shop and Mori by Art + Flea.


Saturday, Oct. 5

7 Pairs of Iron Shoes
Downbeat Lounge
A howling folk rock/alt country band from Honolulu, the group will play at 9 p.m. The show is for ages 21 and up and there is no cover charge.

The City Paina
Kaimuki High School
This free community event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the school’s front lawn will include Hawaiian food from Keneke’s Catering, live entertainment, fire dancing, games and giveaways. Registration is highly recommended to ensure that there will be enough free food for everybody. (citypaina.com)

Hispanic Festival
The 29th annual free Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Nuuanu Avenue and Pauahi Street. A festival after-party will also be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at Nextdoor with tickets at $10.

Intertribal Powwow
Magic Island
The 45th annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow will take place Oct. 5-6. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. This event is free and open to the public with Northern Cree as the invited host drum participants.

Alohilani Resort
IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre will hold its annual fundraising event at the resort’s Swell Pool Deck. This year’s theme is Illumi-Naughty Mystic iParty. It will include a silent auction at 6 p.m. and dinner under the stars at 7 p.m. Single tickets are $175 each with table sponsorship also available.(ionasphere2019.eventbrite.com)

HB Social Club
The Recess Project presents J. Worra at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. Ages 18 and up can dance, and those 21 and up can drink.


Sunday, Oct. 6

Aloha Home Market
A quarterly pop-up market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a covered lot by Assagio’s in Kailua. It will feature furniture makers, artisans, jewelry makers, clothing designers, food vendors and more. Admission is free.

Comic Jam Hawaii
Experience this social event of local artists who create collaborative cartoons, illustrations and sketches while “talking story.” Approximately one dozen artists – professionals and hobbyists – will gather and create cooperative art from 1 to 4 p.m. in Wai Makai Center court.

David Sedlak
Maui Brewing Kailua
The performer will take the stage from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Monday, Oct. 7

Bands on stage
Kelley O’Neil’s
McNeil/Red and Master of Oz will perform sets from 5 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Mike Love
Hawaiian Brian’s
This international touring artist will play a solo show at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and there is no cover charge.


Tuesday, Oct. 8

Ryan Tenney Duo
Cheesecake Factory
This pair will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the restaurant’s Honolulu location at the Royal Hawaiian Center. Other acts at eatery include Kimo Artis Duo on Oct. 9 and Kona Chang Duo on Oct. 10.

Kapono and Santos
Blue Note Hawaii
The 2019 Artist 2 Artist Series continues with Henry Kapono opening the show followed by featured slack key guitarist Jerry Santos. Tickets are VIP booths plus meet-and-greet $275, VIP seating plus meet-and-greet $65, VIP seat $45, table and booth seating $35, bar area $25. Showtime is 7 p.m. and doors open at 5.

Dux Delux
Irish Rose Saloon
Listen to the group at 9 p.m. performing Oct. 8-9.

Totally Tuneful
Cheesecake Factory Kapolei
Derrick Lee and the Dennis McClees Duo will play from 6 to 9 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 9

James McCarthy
The performer will play starting at 8 p.m.

Maui Brewing Waikiki
Experience the sounds of Maiko from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Mushrooms lecture
Kailua Down to Earth
Learn about fungi, why medicinal mushrooms are good for us, and taste free samples. The event is free and no registration is required. It will be held in the dining area of the store at 6 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 10

Preston Kauwe Duo
Duke’s Canoe Club
This dynamic duo will take the stage from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Other performers playing at the same location this week include Maunalua and the Chris Murphy Duo on Oct. 4, Beach 5 and Kelandy Diaz Duo on Oct. 5, along with Henry Kapono and the Ryan Tenney Duo on Oct. 6.

Anna O’Brien’s
A cultural cross mix of Japanese performers with traditional Irish style, the three-piece band from Tokyo will perform Thursday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The trio will also perform a second show at the same location on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 online, free for those under 18.

Jane Monheit
Blue Note Hawaii
Jazz vocalist-musician Monheit will play at shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are premium $45, loge seating and bar area $35.

Trivia night
Gordon Biersch
Join the Geeks Who Drink Trivia Thursday event from 7 to 9 p.m.