Pitstop: 01/17/20

Friday, Jan. 17

The Clampdown
Downbeat Lounge
Bumbaclotkat live music from rollicking rock groups The Missing White Elephant of Oz (pictured), The Granite Saints and LAME Radio. The show for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge.

Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinatown Cultural Plaza
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii presents this annual event Jan. 17-18 featuring food and craft booths, live entertainment, special cultural performances, lion and dragon dances, lion dancing on poles, and more. Parking is available at Chinatown Cultural Plaza, surrounding municipal lots and nearby street parking.

Jason Isbell
Blaisdell Concert Hall
The performer will play starting at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, and $69.50. Other upcoming acts at the concert hall include comedian/actor Ken Jeong at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, and musician Aaron Lewis on Jan. 19 at 8 p.m.

Comedy and music
Hawaiian Brian’s
The Blue Print Honolulu, a live comedy show will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20. Other events this week there include Depth featuring Dave Owen on Jan. 17, Markus Schulz on Jan. 18, comedy night featuring Big Weezy on Jan. 19, Mike Lewis & The Gentlemen in Hats Jan. 20, and Tavana with Matt Krahula Jan. 23.

Chinese New Year Festival
Kailua Night Market
Get ready for an evening of excitement as lion dancers perform, ringing in good fortune for all in the year ahead. Enjoy live music and delicious food among a diverse array of the island’s favorite vendors. Be sure to visit the pet adoption station with the sweetest kitties to pet and hold. Admission is free.

James Ronstadt
Study Hall
The James Ronstadt Blues Quartet will play at 8 p.m. at the sports bar and grill.

Fetish Night
Anna O’Brien’s
Jody Rose presents American Horror Story. The event will include themed dress up, socializing, burlesque performers and go-go dancers. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is free from 9 to 10 p.m. and $10 after.

Year of the Rat
Kapolei Marketplace
There will be a traditional Chinese lion dance with firecrackers and martial arts demonstrations from Asian Lion Dance team and Chinese calligraphy by Ina Chang in front of BedMart starting at 10 a.m.


Saturday, Jan. 18

Kona Brewing Co.
The musician will play at the brewing company’s Hawaii Kai location from 7 to 9 p.m. Boogie will also perform at the same location on Jan. 25.

Dance competition
McKinley High Auditorium
Honozulu Beast by Diverse A.R.T. will be holding its annual island wide high school dance competition from 6 to 9 p.m. This event will be a memorable experience showcasing Hawaii’s creative arts involving both high school students, alumni and industry professionals. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students pre-order, or $15 for adults and $10 for students at the door, with VIP tickets available for $20.
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Sunday, Jan. 19

Blue Note Hawaii
Composed of four Beatle-loving musicians from Oahu, the group will have its
Fab4on4Strings album release party. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35, loge and bar $25. Shows are at 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Lunar New Year Celebration
Honolulu Museum of Art
Welcome Lion Dance performers for good fortune and to chase away evil spirits. Join in crafting Year of the Rat brush paintings, lanterns and more with local artists and more at this free event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MLK Celebration
Los Garcia’s
JP Smoketrain will host an all-star tribute in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  from 4 to 8 p.m. It will include a Hawaiian blessing at 4 p.m. by Andy Sexton, a poetry reading at 4:15 by Kathryn Takara, a performance by Smoketrain and friends at 4:30, a song by Ginai at 5 p.m., followed by music from David Swanson and Keith Batlin and an open jam.


Monday, Jan. 20

Pau Hana Blues Band
The group will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at OnStage Drinks and Grinds. In addition, Kevin Coleman and The Flat Five will play at the same location on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Open Mic Mondays
Downbeat Lounge
Dhevhan Keith presents this event starting at 7 p.m. A showcase for unsigned local talent, Open Mic Mondays are for ages 21 and up and there is no cover charge. Signups are at 7:30 p.m. In addition, Erika Swartzkopf will present comedy open mic at the same location from 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

MLK parade
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday parade will begin at 9 a.m. It starts at Magic Island and ends at Kapiolani Park with a unity rally at the park bandstand.


Tuesday, Jan. 21

Air Supply
Blue Note Hawaii
The legendary Australian duo will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 21-22. Tickets are premium $145, loge and bar $95.

Bobby Ingano Trio
La Mariana
The trio with special guest Tommy Hinson will play from 6 to 9 p.m.


Wednesday, Jan. 22

Mac DeMarco
The Republik
The performer will play 8 p.m. The show is for all ages accompanied by an adult over age 18. Tickets are $38.50 general admission with a $5 increase the day of the show.

Maui Brewing Co.
The performer will play from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Waikiki location. In addition, other artists there this week include Christian Yrizarry on Jan. 20, Chris Murphy on Jan. 21 and Ryan Tenney on Jan. 23.


Thursday, Jan. 23

Chinese New Year Celebration
Ala Moana Center
Enjoy kung fu demonstrations, pole-jumping, dance performances, Chinese calligraphy and more than 20 lions dancing throughout the center Jan. 23-25. Additionally, from now to Feb. 2, shoppers can enjoy several themed photo opportunities, including the Chinese New Year Selfie Wall on Mall Level 2, Center Court.

Broadway drama
Manoa Valley Theatre
Through Feb. 9, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be performed with the first show on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. Seniors and military are admitted for $35, youth 25 years old and younger are $22. Minimum age is 13.

Frank DeLima
Blue Note Hawaii
Popular comedian DeLima will be featured as part of Andy Bumatai’s Comic to Comic series at 7 p.m. Tickets are premium $45, loge and bar $35.