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Pitstop: 8/4/17

Friday August 4

Jack Johnson Live
Jack Johnson performs live Aug. 4-5 at Waikiki Shell. All proceeds from the shows benefit Kokua Hawaii Foundation, founded by Kim and Jack Johnson, which has been supporting environmental education in Hawaii schools and communities since 2003. Tickets and show information are available online. (kokuahawaiifoundation.org, jackjohnsonmusic.com)

Joy of Sake
The world’s largest sake celebration outside of Japan comes to Hawaii Convention Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event serves as the public tasting that follows the U.S National Sake Appraisal, which is held annually in Honolulu. Brewers from throughout Japan, and an increasing number from the U.S., enter their best junmai, ginjo and daiginjo labels. Tickets are online. (joyofsake.com)

Survey Exhibition of Contemporary Photography
The ninth annual Survey Exhibition of Contemporary Photography in Hawai‘i 2017 is on display at The ARTS at Marks Garage until Aug. 26. The exhibition was open to all artists using photographic processes: analog or digital, color or B&W, alternative processes and mixed media explorations. Hawaii residents to submitted digital files of original works that have been created within the past two years. (outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm)

Hippie Sabotage Live
BAMP Project presents Hippie Sabotage performing live at The Republik. Sacramento-born and -raised brother duo Hippie Sabotage started to make music in the mid-2000s. Show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $25 in advance, plus applicable fees, with an increase the day of the show. (bampproject.com)

6th Annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo
The sixth Annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo takes place Aug. 4-6 at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Planned are celebrity tattoo artists, vendors, live music and more. Event runs from 2 to 11 p.m. Aug. 4, noon-11 p.m. Aug. 5, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 6. More information online. (hawaiitattooexpo.com) 

Kaleidoscope Edition
Downbeat and DJ Jet Boy present live music by Half Step Down, Castle Park and The Maneki Nekos starting at 9 p.m. at Downbeat Lounge. Cover may apply, 21 and older welcome. Prior to that, Phil Strauss performs from 6 to 8 p.m. for happy hour; admission is free. (downbeatdiner.com)

The White Party
LUX at RumFire — the all-white party — kicks off at 7 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m. Selections by DJ BVBYG and Dana Kruse on the twin 1200s. All-white attire required for entrance. Tickets and more information online. (luxwhitebirthday.eventbrite.com)

11th Hour Live
Kelley O’Neil’s presents 11th Hour performing live rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is free for those 21 and older. (347-1323)

Saturday August 5

Feed Me Live
Electric Palms Hawaii presents Feed Me performing live at The Republik. Jon Gooch aka Feed Me debuted in 2008 as the first external artist to be featured on Deadmau5’s revered mau5trap label. With his unique brand of hard-hitting, bass- heavy electronica, his first EP for the label in 2010 garnered him international acclaim. Show starts at 9 p.m., and admission is $35 final general admission, plus applicable fees, with an increase the day of the show. (bampproject.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 Lion Fiyah. (shopinternationalmarketplace.com/islandvibes)

The Pacific Ink & Art Expo After Party
Listen to Americana music at the Pacific Ink & Art Expo After Party in Downbeat Lounge with Raised by Wolves and Mark Ransom & The Ransom Notes. Music starts at 9 p.m., and admission is $5 for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)

Johnny Rock Society II
Johnny Rock Society II performs live contemporary, classic rock, disco and top 40s from 8 to 11 p.m. at Hibiscus Lounge. (888-7259)

Monday August 7

Open Mic Night
The Grind Entertainment presents an open mic night starting at 7 p.m. at Downbeat Lounge. Signup by email. This is a showcase for local, unsigned talent. Admission is free for those 21 and older. (tgehawaii@gmail.com, downbeatdiner.com)

Auto Lunch Bunch
The Auto Lunch Bunch meets at noon at Waikiki Yacht Club. Guest speaker is Mark Hanson, who grew up riding dirt bikes in Kaneohe and building hot rods. Over the past three years, he’s worked with Wojciech Lorenc and Stan Orr to produce Hau Wela: The Untold Story of Hot Rodding in Hawaii. Cost is $18 for meal, drink, tax and tip. RSVP required. (225-2965, edracers@aol.com)

Tuesday August 8

Hanale Bishop, More Live
Biku Shimabuku presents The Rising Melody with live original performances by Hanale Bishop, Matthew Summertime and Shayla Kaai. Show starts at 8 p.m., and admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)

Wednesday August 9

Braxton Olita, Ninja Please, Leelu Express Live
DJ Jet Boy presents Kaleidoscope with hip-hop collective Ninja Please, R&B songstress Leelu Express and pop wunderkind Braxton Olita at Downbeat Lounge. Show starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)

Thursday August 10

Back to School Bang with Mike Jones
Ethan Riddick presents Back to School Bang with Mike Jones performing live at The Republik. Mike Jones is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He began his music career in a group called Souf Folk. In 2012, Jones reappeared with an announcement regarding the progress of his new album Who Is Mike Jones. In August 2014, he announced his newly signed distribution deal with Atlantic Records. Show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $55 final general admission, plus applicable fees. (jointherepublik.com)