Pitstop: 01/31/20

Friday, Jan. 31

Honoring Hawaii’s Finest
The Republik
An event titled Honoring Hawaii’s Finest, Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama will be held at 8 p.m. The event is for ages 18 and up and tickets are $25 pre-sale and $35 at the door. Performers will include Maoli, Kapena and B.E.T. All proceeds will be donated to the families of officers Enriquez and Kalama.

Honolulu Museum of Art
This month’s event from 6 to 9 p.m. titled Looking Glass is inspired by the large-scale visions featured in the museum’s Immersive Spaces exhibition, remixed with elements of Carroll’s Wonderland. It’s free for museum members, $30 for nonmembers. Advance ticket sales only.

Jeff Rasmussen
Mahina & Sun’s
Kick back and enjoy the acoustic styling of recording artist Rasmussen from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

96825 Live
Hawaii Kai Towne Center
The center showcases the best of its community at 96825 Live. Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy entertainment from Hawaii Kai Dance Academy. Ka Hale I o Kahala Hula School takes the stage at 6 p.m. Hula along the marina continues at 7 p.m., with Halau Hula ma ka Puuwai a ka Manao.

Rock Out
Anna O’Brien’s
Listen to Jeff Said No with The Remainders. Doors open at 9 p.m. and there is a $10 cover charge.

Chinese New Year Celebration
Mililani Shopping Center 
Enjoy this free event starting at 5 p.m. in the East Side Courtyard with Chinese calligraphy by Ina Chang, arts and crafts and more. At 5:30 p.m. the Asian Lion Dance Team will perform.

Star Wars
Blaisdell Center
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra presents Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert at the concert hall Jan. 31 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $27, $42, $59, $75 and $89. The event will repeat Feb. 1 with shows at 2 and 8 p.m.

Hoaikane anniversary
Blue Note Hawaii
The group will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a concert at 9 p.m. Tickets are bar and loge $25, premium $35 and VIP $45.


Saturday, Feb. 1

Lunar New Year
Kahala Mall
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. meet the Miss Chinatown court, enjoy a kung fu demonstration and watch as the Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association Team performs a pole-jumping exhibition. From 2 to 5 p.m., the Associated Chinese University Women’s organization will provide free cultural activities.

The magical tale of Cinderella will be held with a free performance at 11:30 a.m. in The Barn in SALT at Our Kakaako. This will be a Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) Opera Express production. There will be a special meet and greet with the cast after the performance.

Malasadas and more
Hawaii’s Plantation Village
Enjoy a free New Year’s Festival and Malasadas Day celebration for the Year of the Rat, food, dancers, food and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Female Comics
Downbeat Lounge
Experience the Female Comics of Hawaii from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 and the event for ages 21 and up costs $12. Finn Cottom hosts the show and local comics Erika Swartzkopf, Blue James, Brandi Morgan, Katie Quick, Tiffany Yamauchi and Annalissa Conception will perform original standup comedy,

Improv show
Experience The Original Jams Improv Show Valentine’s Special featuring made up comedy with the Improvhi Team and special guests. The event at Revolusun is from 8 to 9 p.m. and tickets are $5. The show will be followed by an Improv Cagematch from 9 to 10 p.m.

Kaleo Phillips
Blue Note Hawaii
The performer will play shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are bar $25, loge $35 and premium $45.


Sunday, Feb. 2

Red Sand Duo
Cheesecake Factory Kapolei
The pair is scheduled to play from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Kapolei location at Ka Makana Alii.


Monday, Feb. 3

Denny Ono
Maui Brewing Co.
The performer will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the company’s Kailua location


Tuesday, Feb. 4

Tavana with Sam Ites
Manoa Valley Theatre
Multi-instrumentalist rocker Tavana (pictured) will be joined by drummer Sam Ites in this intimate and soulful evening of music. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Bar service will be available. Tickets are $40.

Spring Festival
Hawaii Theatre
The Hawaii Spring Festival Gala Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28.88-$128.88.

Lee and McClees
Cheesecake Factory
Derrick Lee and Dennis McClees will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at the restaurant’s Kapolei location in Ka Makana Alii.


Wednesday, Feb. 5

Sérgio Mendes
Blue Note Hawaii
Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sérgio Mendes of Brazil will perform Feb. 5-6 with shows at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are VIP $155, table and booth $85, bar area $65.

Auto Lunch Bunch
Waikiki Yacht Club
Join this monthly event at noon featuring food, guest speakers and Kars at the Kurb. The cost is $20 which includes the meal, iced tea, tax and tip. The club only takes credit cards, no cash. Please RSVP for the event in advance.


Thursday, Feb. 6

Paul Izak
Hawaiian Brian’s
The Paul Izak Trio will perform at 8:10 p.m. Joining them will be the songwriter Jenny Yim playing at 7:30 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge and doors open at 7 p.m. Other acts this week at the club include the hip-hop event DOPE for $5 on Feb. 1 at 9 p.m.; The Menehune Giant album release party on Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. priced at $10, and more.