Pitstop: 7/14/17

Friday July 14

Ukulele Festival Hawaii Gala
Both the late Eddie Kamae and Herb “Ohta-San” Ohta will be recognized by Ukulele Festival Hawaii at the eighth annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii Gala, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Ala Moana Hotel’s Hibiscus Ballroom. Individual seats are $95. (ukulelefestivalhawaii.org)

Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search 
Outrigger Resorts is continuing its tradition of supporting local island musicians through its ninth annual Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search. The call for entries for this year’s contest is open now through July 17. The final showdown takes place during the 2017 Made in Hawaii Festival at Waikiki’s Neal Blaisdell Center on on Aug. 19, from 3 to 8 p.m. Visit website for more information. (outrigger.com/kkpgtalentsearch

Urchinz and Bon Ton Roule Live
Rockers reggae group The Urchinz play Downbeat Lounge with Zydeco band Bon Ton Roule. Event starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free for those 21 and older. Prior to that, singer-songwriter Dhevhan Keith performs for happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m.; admission is free. (downbeatdiner.com)

Patrick Landeza Live
Pa‘i Arts Gallery in Ala Moana Shopping Center presents Patrick Landeza for a special evening of stories and song. He will read select passages from his new book “From The Island Of Berkeley, Memoirs Of A California-Born Hawaiian,” as well as serenade guests with mele from his latest CD, “Ho‘omana‘o.” Event is free, and doors open at 7 p.m. (paifoundation.org)

Saturday July 15

Makapu‘u Twilight Concert Series
Sea Life Park presents its Makapu‘u Twilight Concert Series at Makapu‘u Meadows, featuring many beloved Hawaiian music artists. This installment features 2017 Grammy Award winner Kalani Pe‘a, Raiatea Helm, Maunalua and Melveen Leed. Admission information can be found online. (sealifeparkhawaii.com/twilightconcert, 259-2500)

Cheat Codes Live
Electric Palms Hawaii presents Cheat Codes performing live at The Republik. Cheat Codes isn’t just the musical union of Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell, and Kevin Ford, it’s also a mantra. The members of the electronic dance music outfit may have arguably figured out the secret to life—or at least away to jump right to the good part. Show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advance, plus applicable fees, with an increase the day of the show. (bampproject.com)

Soul Patrol Live
Soul Patrol performs live rock, blues and soul music from 6 to 8 p.m. at Muddy Waters Espresso in Kailua. Admission is free. (778-0182)

Secret Record Store
Honolulu’s coolest pop-up vinyl dealership Secret Record store hits Bevy from 4 to 8 p.m. Buy vinyl, sample the tasty libations and tapas from Bevy Market and listen to selections by DJ Monkey, JohnJohn and more. (secretrecordstore@gmail.com)

Island Vibes Concert Series
International Market Place presents the Island Vibes Concert Series from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Queen’s Court stage. This installment features B.E.T. (shopinternationalmarketplace.com/islandvibes)

Sunday July 16

47th Annual Ukulele Festival
The ukulele, an icon of aloha and Hawaii’s most celebrated instrument, will bring together more than 10,000 people including masterful musicians at one of the world’s largest ‘ukulele festivals this year. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kapiolani Park. Featuring world-class musicians, a 700-piece ukulele band, free lessons and more. (info@ukulelefestivalhawaii.org, ukulelefestivalhawaii.org)

Try four timed laps at the Sports Car Club of America solo/autocross course in competition with other cars and trucks at Aloha Stadium parking lot. This installment is a test and tune. Visit website for more information. (scchawaii.org)

Monday July 17

Johann Beach + Friends Live
Biku Shimabuku The Rising Melody Original Music Showcase at Downbeat Lounge with live original performances by Johann Beach, Andy 7 Pairs, Jasmine Yoshikawa and Jonny Random. Event starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)

Wednesday July 19

Ka‘imi and HiRiz Live
Ka‘imi and Hiriz play island rock in Downbeat Lounge starting at 9 p.m. Admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)

Thursday July 20

Summer of Hell
DJ Fenisulfr presents Summer of Hell at Downbeat Lounge with live metal and hardcore by Gorgos, This Moment Onward and more. Show starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)