Pitstop: 02/21/20

Friday, Feb. 21

Comic Con
Hawaii Convention Center
Soak up the three-day Amazing Comic Con Aloha Feb. 21-23. Tickets are $25-$250. The event starts at 3 p.m. Friday and closes at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Valentino Khan
HB Social Club
Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Khan will play at 9 p.m. The show is for ages 21 and up and tickets are $40 plus fees.

The Clampdown
Downbeat Lounge
Bumbaclokat presents The Clampdown with reggae band ProKlamation. FIZ and The Broken Reeds are the supporting acts. The show for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and the cover charge is $5.

Album release party
Blue Note Hawaii
The Hawaiian contemporary quartet Na Wai Eha will hold its album release party with masters of ceremonies Mele Apana and Shannon Scott. Tickets are VIP seating $45, premium seating $35, loge seating and bar area $25. Shows are at 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Collector’s Expo
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
Explore the 30th annual expo Feb. 21-23 featuring art, anime, comics and more. Daily admission is $5 with discounts available for seniors and free admission for military with ID. It kicks off Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and wraps up Sunday at 4 p.m.

Drag Queen Bingo
The Hard Rock Café Honolulu
Hosted by Miss Candi Shell, the event will feature special guest performers. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $15 per person (must be 18 years or older).


Saturday, Feb. 22

Electric Feels
The Republik
Experience this indie rock and dance party starting at 10 p.m. The show is for ages 18 and over. Tickets are $10-20 general admission in advance plus fees with a $5 increase the day of the show.

Blue Note Hawaii
The duo with original members Barry Flanagan and Kelii Kanealii reunite for shows Feb. 22-23 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35, loge seating and bar area $25.

DJ Swamp
Downbeat Lounge
Jus Bone of KTUH’s Got Rice? Show will host a special set by DJ Swamp. Doors open at 8 p.m. This is a 21 and over event.  Pre-sale tickets are available.

DJ Whitsitt
Bar Elixrs
Experience a night of disco/house/boogie with DJ Whitsitt. The Mother Earth Sound System co-founder spins his first set in Honolulu with presenter DJ Monkey, Toki and Funky Brewster. The show for ages 21 and up starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge.

Fetish Night
Anna O’Brien’s
Jody Rose Fetish Night will feature an American Horror Story theme. It will include socializing and dance. Admission is free 9-10 p.m. and $10 thereafter. Other events this week at the club include Rockfest on Feb. 21 starting at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover charge.

John Craigie
The Republik
The performer will play at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 reserved seating, with a $5 increase the day of the show.  This event is for all ages accompanied by an adult over 18.

Royal Hawaiian Band
Windward Mall
Enjoy the City and County of Honolulu’s Royal Hawaiian Band performance from noon to 12:45 p.m. in Center Court.

30 Americans
Honolulu Museum of Art
Featuring works by 30 renowned contemporary African American artists, this exhibition will hold its debut. In addition, an artist’s talk by Los Angeles-based Mark Bradford will be held at 4 p.m. at Doris Duke Theater. Admission is free for the artist’s talk but online registration is required.


Sunday, Feb. 23

Dustin Park
The Swim Club
Hawaii’s Finest presents recording artist Dustin Park, a son of Hawaii’s legendary group Kapena. He will bring his musical interpretation of hits past and present, 7-9 p.m. Other upcoming performances at that location also include acoustic musician Kalae Parish Feb. 24.

Destiny MMA
Blaisdell Arena
A lightweight main event featuring Ryan Dela Cruz versus Sergio Quinones Jr. and more will be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35-$105 plus fees.

Ka Makana Alii
Enjoy live Hawaiian music and entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. in Center Court with the stylings of Halau O Napualaikauikaiu and Moon Kahele.

Sunset Sessions
Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Jasmin Nicole and Likkle Jordee will perform from 4 to 8 p.m. at Deck on the hotel’s third floor. Special guests Aloha Got Soul open the show at 4 p.m. with DJ Delve closing out the night from 7 to 8 p.m. Table seating may be booked online. 
Guests are encouraged to book reservations but walk-ins are also welcome. There is no cover charge for the event, although table reservations require a minimum $35 spent per person, and a two-drink minimum per person for standing room.


Monday, Feb. 24

Bounty of bands
Kelley O’Neil’s
McNeil/Red will play starting at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by sets from Master of Oz at 9 p.m. throughout the night.


Tuesday, Feb. 25

J.P. Smoketrain
Hawaiian Brian’s
The musician will host a final blues/R&B open mic jam at the social club from 8 to 11 p.m.  All genres are welcome. There is no cover charge.

Jeremy Piven
Blue Note Hawaii
Known for his role as Ari Gold in the hit HBO series Entourage, comedian Piven will perform at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are premium $45, loge seating and bar area $35.


Wednesday, Feb. 26

Denny Ono Duo
Cheesecake Factory
The pair will play 7-10 p.m. at the restaurant’s Honolulu location. Other performers there this week include Ryan Tenney Duo on Feb. 25 and Kona Chang Duo Feb. 27.

Comedy Club
Hilton Waikiki Beach
Check out professional comedians from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Film screening
Impact Hub Honolulu
A free indie lens pop-up film screening of Bedlam will be held 5:30-9 p.m. RSVP at eventbrite.com.


Thursday, Feb. 27

Dirty Feet Crew
Electron Room
The crew will hold a takeover at Hawaiian Brian’s from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. This show is for ages 18 and up and there is a $5 cover charge.

The Drowsy Chaperone
Hawaii Theatre
Iolani Performing Arts will present this musical within a comedy at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7-$22 plus fees.