Pitstop: 02/28/20

Friday, Feb. 28

Cameron Achuela
The Swim Club at The Surfjack
Hawaii’s Finest presents Aloha Fridays with artist Cameron Achuela from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Join him as he blends a wide variety of genres, heavily influenced by blues, country, pop, and Hawaiian music.

Pimental and Kalima
Pearlridge Center
Listen to live music from Shawn Pimental and Lehua Kalima from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wai Makai Nehu Market.

Tough Luck Fest
Fringe Artspace
Touring acts from the West Coast with support from local bands will share their unique sounds at this two-day punk and indie rock festival Feb. 28-29 at Fort Street Mall. The Ex-Kids headline on Friday, followed by The Ivories on Saturday. Tickets to the event for ages 21 and up are $10 and doors open at 4 p.m.

‘Imperfect Gentlemen’
The ARTS at Marks Garage
This one-person show performed by Ben Moffat will be held Feb. 28-29 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $25.

Music that Rocks
Blaisdell Center
The music of Billy Joel starring Michael Cavanaugh will be performed from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the concert hall. Tickets range from $36 to $95.

Anna O’Brien’s
Experience Interrobang with Poprocks Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. In addition, Granite Saints with Devolvers will play on Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets for both events are $5.

Friday, Feb. 28
Aloha Comedy Festival
Downtown Honolulu
This festival featuring a variety of comedians including headliners Sam Tallent, Amy Miller, Mark Normand, Kermet Apio and Paul Ogata will be held at clubs throughout Honolulu Feb. 28-29. Full day pass tickets are $65 with other rates available.


Saturday, Feb. 29

Hawaiian Brian’s
DJ Jet Boy presents Kaleidoscope Leap Year Edition at The Studio at Hawaiian Brian’s. It will include live music by Mano Kane, Spooky Couch, Boy & Sea and Hawaii Classic Duo (pictured). The event for ages 21 and up starts at 8 p.m. and the cover charge is $5.

Unwritten Law
The Republik
The band will play with support from special guests Feeble, Superfuct and Knumskulls. The show for all ages accompanied by an adult age 18 and up starts at 8 p.m.  General admission tickets are $25 with a $5 increase the day of the show.

Waffles For Wishes
Aloha Tower Marketplace
Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s Young Leaders Board will present the fifth annual Waffles for Wishes champagne-chic brunch to support the mission of granting life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and tickets range from $85 to $125.

Trailer Park Romeos
Rick Smith and the Trailer Park Romeos, along with special guest vocalist Carl Golden will perform a Muddy Waters tribute. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets range from $10 to $45.

Craft beer festival
Bishop Museum
Featuring beer made in Hawaii by independent breweries, the event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 VIP, $45 general admission, $10 designated driver.  The festival is for ages 21 and older with valid picture ID required.

Shop, dine and save
Kapolei Village Center
Bring your own beach chairs to enjoy entertainment from the students of Kanani Oliveira Wahiawa Hula Studio II from 5 to 7 p.m.

Silent Disco
Waikiki Beachcomber
Join this event by the pool deck from 7 p.m. to midnight. There will be three DJ crews battling each other for the Groove Master title.


Sunday, March 1

Bob James Trio
Blue Note Hawaii
Jazz legend James and his trio, including Michael Palazzolo and James Adkins, will perform March 1-2 with shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are premium $45, bar and loge $35. 

Henry Kapono
Duke’s Canoe Club
The venue in Waikiki will hold free Concerts on the Beach from 4 to 6 p.m. including Henry Kapono on March 1, Taz Vegas on March 2, and Sam and Haumea Warrington on March 3. Late Night Live Music events will be held from 9:30 to midnight, including Kaiona Duo on March 1, Ellsworth Simeona every Monday through Wednesday, and Denny Ono Duo March 5.

O Na Lani Sunset Stories 
International Market Place
This show will begin at 7 p.m. daily. Free and open to the public, the show honors the center’s rich history and sense of place through Hawaiian and Polynesian song and dance. The show begins at sunset with the ceremonial lighting of the Lamaku Torch Tower on Kalakaua Avenue and leads to the stage at Queen’s Court.

Proper Sundays
Sublimity X Blue Groove presents the Proper Sundays Launch Party inside Electron at the HB Social Club from 7 p.m. to midnight.


Monday, March 2

Scott Magz and Brady K.
Cheesecake Factory Kapolei
Listen to Scott Magz and Brady K. play at the restaurant’s Ka Makana Alii location from 6 to 9 p.m. Other acts this week at that location are Kona Chang Dou March 1, Derrick Lee and Dennis McClees Duo March 3, and Kaiona Duo March 4.

Jesse Kaawa
Maui Brewing Co.
Kaawa will perform at the company’s Kailua location from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Other acts at the Windward venue this week include Preston Kauwe on March 3, and Taz Vegas with Bobby Moderow on March 4.


Tuesday, March 3

The Unlikely Candidates
The Republik
Experience the group with support from special guests Kings of Spade. The show for all ages accompanied by an adult age 18 and up starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission with a $5 increase the day of the show.

Rhythm and Blues
Hawaiian Brian’s
J.P. Smoketrain’s Uptown Rhythm and Down Home Blues Review will be held from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in The Studio. Tickets are $5 presale or $10 at the door.


Wednesday, March 4

Ben Kama Duo
Cheesecake Factory Honolulu
The Ben Kama Duo will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the restaurant’s Kalakaua Avenue location. Other performers there this week are Ryan Tenney Duo on March 3 and Kona Chang Duo on March 5.


Thursday, March 5

Brother Ali
The Republik
The performer will take the stage at 8 p.m. This show is for all ages accompanied by an adult age 18 and up. Tickets are $29.50 general admission, with a $5 increase the day of the show.