Pitstop: 11/01/19

Friday, Nov. 1

Fashion and music
Hawaii State Art Museum
Experience Mixtisque, a night of fashion from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. The event will feature Matt Bruening, Citadine, Okika Cloth and Lahaole Designs. Get there early to catch the live performances by BoundIZIK and DJ Tittahbyte. There will also be hands-on art making workshops, a photo booth and more.

Japanese Breakfast
The Republik
A solo moniker for musician Michelle Zauner, Japanese Breakfast will also feature guest DJs Gnaraly & Delve. This is an all-ages accompanied by an adult event. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25 general admission in advance or $80 for a four-pack of tickets plus fees, with a $5 increase the day of the show.

Harry Potter in Concert
Blaisdell Concert Hall
Experience Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in concert from Nov.1 to Nov. 3. This event is hosted by the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. Ticket prices are $27, $42, $59, $75 and $89.

Herman’s Hermits
Blue Note Hawaii
The group starring Peter Noone will play shows Nov. 1-2 at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $65 VIP and $50 general admission.

Foundation meets Dancehall
Downbeat Lounge
Pressure Down Sounds and Rudies Hi-Fi spin strictly vinyl all-night reggae grooves for First Friday starting at 9 p.m. The event is for ages 21 and up and there is no cover charge.  It includes vintage wax mixes of dancehall, ska, rocksteady and more by selectors Irie-Sistable and Zion Coptic Sound.

First Friday
Honolulu Chinatown
Join the Hotel Street party between Nuuanu Avenue and Smith Street from 8 to 11 p.m. featuring music and visual artists. The event will also feature a beer and wine bar, ono street grinds from area restaurants and more. Art studios will be open from 6 to 9 p.m.


Saturday, Nov. 2

Backstreet Boys
Blaisdell Arena
The group’s DNA World Tour will take place Nov. 2-3 at the arena with shows from 8 to 10 p.m. and shows Nov. 5-6. Tickets are from $62.50 to $259.50.

Female Comics of Hawaii
Downbeat Lounge
Ian Shippen hosts the comics from 7:30 to 9 p.m. with sets by Clarisse Lee, Blue, Natalya Friedham, Erika Swatzkopf and Katie Quick. The event is for ages 21 and up and tickets are $12.

Day at the Lake
In Wahiawa
Experience a day at Wahiawa Freshwater Park, also known as Lake Wilson, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include fishing demonstrations, food, entertainment, crafts, vendors and more.

Taste of Waipahu
August Ahrens Elementary School
The Waipahu Community Association will hold this 14th annual event at the school from 4 to 10 p.m.  It will feature food trucks and vendors, entertainment, games and more.

Kapolei Event Center
The innovator in the dance music world will play  with special guests Kea and DJ Nomad. The show is for ages 18 and up, and tickets are $45 to $65 general admission in advance, and $100 VIP for ages 21 and up, with a $5 increase the day of the show. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Hawaiian Brian’s
Jus Bone and The Got Rice will present Dope at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5. The show is for ages 18 and up. In addition to a variety of featured artists, freestyle open mic will be highlighted throughout the night.

Arbor Day
Foster Botanical Garden
The community is invited to spend the day at the garden from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free fun and educational activities in celebration of trees. There will be a free tree giveaway with one per family while supplies last.


Sunday, Nov. 3

Taimane and band
Blue Note Hawaii
Catch the Hoku award-winning entertainer and her group at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are premium $42, loge seating $32 and bar area $20.

Beth Stelling
Hawaiian Brian’s
The comedian will play a show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15.

Comic Jam Hawaii
Pearlridge Center
The jam is a regular social event of local artists who create collaborative cartoons, illustrations and sketches while talking story. It runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at Wai Makai Center Court.


Monday, Nov. 4

Jake Shimabukuro
Blue Note Hawaii
The famed ukulele artist will play Nov. 4-5 with shows 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are premium $45, loge seating and bar area $35.

Live music
Merriman’s Honolulu
Enjoy tunes from Jeff Peterson at the restaurant from 6 to 9 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 5

Etta James tribute
Blue Note Hawaii
Powerhouse vocalist Smokestack (pictured) will offer this tribute to Etta James featuring Melodie Soul and Lana Kei. Show times are 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are VIP $45, premium $35 and loge seating and bar are $25.

Ryan Tenney Duo
Cheesecake Factory
The pair will play at the restaurant’s Honolulu location from 7 to 10 p.m. Other performers this week at that venue include Christian Yrizarry Duo on Nov. 4,  Kimo Artis Duo on Nov. 6 and Kona Chang Duo on Nov. 7.

Blues Jam
Hawaiian Brian’s
Listen to blues and R&B guitarist and vocalist JP Smoketrain at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and there is no cover charge.

Hilarious Melodrama
In Lanikai
Experience this classic melodrama at the Nelson and Lucille Shreve Theater, Kailua from Nov. 1 to 10. The show is from 8 to 10 p.m. and tickets are $10.


Wednesday, Nov. 6

Auto Lunch Bunch
Waikiki Yacht Club
Join the bunch at this event starting at noon. The price of $20 includes a meal, iced tea, tax and a tip. The event includes Cars at the Kurb, a guest speaker and more. The club only takes credit cards, no cash. RSVP with Ed Kemper

Mike Love and The Full Circle
Hawaiian Brian’s
The musicians will play at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Center
The band will play from 11 a.m. to noon at center stage. This event is free.

Veterans Day concert
Hale Koa Hotel
The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet Band will hold a concert in honor of Veterans Day under the direction of fleet bandmaster Lt. Kelly Cartwright. The concert from 4 to 5:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.


Thursday, Nov. 7

Ukulele Jam Session
Pearlridge Center
The Ukulele Project Hawaii will lead fans of the instrument and make music. The event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Mauka Center Court.