Pitstop: 5/12/17

Friday May 12

Michael Franti & Spearhead Live
BAMP Project presents Michael Franti & Spearhead performing live at The Republik. Michael Franti is known for having participated in many music projects, including the Beatnigs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. He is the creator and lead vocalist of his current independent project, Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip-hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk and rock. Show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $38 in advance, plus applicable fees, with an increase the day of the show. (bampproject.com)

Tavana with Serpico & The Sinners
One-man-band Tavana plays rock/blues/Hawaiian music with country grunge group Serpico & The Sinners starting at 9 p.m. at Downbeat Lounge. Admission is free for those 21 and older. Prior to that, Dhevhan Keith performs from 6 to 8 p.m. for happy hour; admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com

Saturday May 13

SALT Bar Crawl
SALT at Our Kakaako holds its inaugural SALT Bar Crawl starting at 5 p.m. The event features Bevy Bar, Moku Kitchen and Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, all known for innovative menus and offerings. Visit website for more information. (saltatkakaako.com)

10th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila
The 10th annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park. Presented by Naalehu Theatre, the gathering consists of more than 150 of Hawaii’s best musicians and hula dancers. The free event also includes educational and informational booths, music workshops, cultural demonstrations and displays, and more. (gabbypahinui.com)

Smokestack Live
Soulful roots reggae group Smokestack play Downbeat Lounge starting at 9 p.m. Smokestack is known for heartfelt vocals and uplifting songs that bring an awareness of love, positive energy & hope of overcoming hardship and adversity. Admission is $5 for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)

Sunday May 14

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise
Pamper Mom with the relaxing Mother’s Day she deserves aboard Star of Honolulu, complete with fresh ocean air and scenic coastline views. Cruise-goers will enjoy a delicious buffet, featuring roast beef carved onboard and “champagne” toast, Hawaiian culture activities of lei making and hula and ukulele lessons, plus a chance to win door prizes for mom! Event runs from noon to 2:30 p.m. and admission is $69 for adults and $42 for children. (starofhonolulu.com)

Rock-A-Hula presents Legendary Moms from 6 to 9:30 p.m.. Treat Mom like the star she is with a special night of legendary entertainment, world-class dining and a complimentary rose. She’ll enjoy super premium beverages while world-renowned tribute artists perform in the new Rock-A-Hula show. Dinner packages range in price. Visit website for more information. (rockahula.com)

Mother’s Day Ho‘okena Concert and Brunch
Ala Moana Hotel presents its annual “A Mother’s Love” concert and brunch in its Hibiscus Ballroom. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the concert starts at 11. The lineup features Ho‘okena, Kalani Pe‘a, Ben & Maila, Blayne Asing and Josh Tatof. Tickets are $75 for adults and $40.50 for children 4-11 years old. (944-4333)

Mele Mei
House Without a Key hosts a performance by Ledward Kaapana from noon to 2:30 p.m. as part of Mele Mei. A legendary slack key guitar, ukulele master and singer, Kaapana has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. His smooth style and rascal charm has built him a loyal following, while his talent has earned him four Grammy nominations. (melemei.com)

Tuesday May 16

The Rising Melody
Biku Shimabuku presents Naomi Brown and Rushadicus performing live starting at 8 p.m. Admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)

Wednesday May 17

Blayne Asing Live
Popular musician-singer-songwriter Blayne Asing will be making his second headline appearance at Blue Note Hawaii with shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Asing will perform with special guest Alx Kawakami (of ManoaDNA) along with his veteran band Bailey Matsuda, Stephen Inglis, Mark Lindberg and Richard Heirakuji. Tickets are available online. (bluenotehawaii.com)

Thursday May 18

Space Kadets Live
The Space Kadets bring their otherworldly sound to Downbeat Lounge starting at 9 p.m. The Space Kadets explore the solar sound system using a variety of instruments, electric and acoustic, combining loop technology and human creativity. Admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)