Calendar

Here are events to hit in the next few months, curated by our Frolic Hawaii crew. Please send upcoming event listings to editor@frolichawaii.com. We’ll be screening submissions and featuring those with the most relevance to our readers. Please submit the date(s), start and end time, website URL, event details and photo/flyer. All listings must have accompanying art.

June – September 2014

The 2014 Wildest Show in Town @ The Honolulu Zoo | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jun11
Check out The Wildest Show In Town at the Honolulu Zoo, featuring live entertainment over ten Wednesdays from June 11 to August 13. Gates open at 4:35 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. A[...]
Monty Python's 'Spamalot' @ Diamond Head Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul18
This Diamond Head Theatre production is described as a musical comedy “lovingly ripped off from” the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The show tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the[...]
She Stoops to Conquer @ The ARTS at Marks Garage | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul18
The Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, produces three Shakespeare plays each summer and is now onto their 13th season. Last year, HSF complete all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays so they will be kicking off the 2014 Hawaii[...]
Art + Flea at Ward Village
Jul24
This month’s Art + Flea will be hosted at Ward Village with the theme being “Fly Me to the Moon.” Having started in 2010, this event marks the four-year anniversary of Art + Flea, which[...]
Birthday Acoustic Nights @ The Safehouse | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul24
The Safehouse and Branapeles present Birthday Acoustic Nights featuring Erika Elona and Zack Shimizu performing live at this 21 and over event. Elona, a singer-songwriter out of Honolulu, recently performed for the first time in[...]
'Hairspray' @ Mamiya Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul24
Ohana Arts Festival and School presents “Hairspray,” the popular musical based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. There are four shows, on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.; July 25 at[...]
The MayJah RayJah 2014 Music Festival @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul25
This two-day event features a long list of artists on both days. Friday, July 25: J Boog, Common Kings, Nesian Nine, Jah Maoli, Tenelle, Kiwnini Vaitai, The Jimmy Weeks Project, Jay Keyz, Hot Rain, Ikene[...]
ARTAfterDARK: Posh @ Honolulu Museum of Art | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul25
Relive the golden age of first-class travel at this month’s ARTafterDark, presented by Tori Richard. Entertainment includes performances by the Shakti 808 dancers and the haute couture sounds of DJ Super CW. Commemorate the night[...]
'Hairspray' @ Mamiya Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul25
Ohana Arts Festival and School presents “Hairspray,” the popular musical based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. There are four shows, on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.; July 25 at[...]
Shwayze @ Nextdoor | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul25
Hip-hop artist Shwayze returns to Oahu for a concert at Nextdoor as a part of his West Coat tour. He will be performing with special guest BVillain, playing both classics and new songs. Shwayze gained[...]
Dragon Boat Festival @ Ala Moana Beach Park | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul26
Once again, teams from around the world will compete at the annual Dragon Boat Race at Ala Moana Beach Park. Even if you’re not competing, the sight of dragon boats racing across the ocean is[...]
Discover Windward @ Windward Mall | Kaneohe | Hawaii | United States
Jul26
This inaugural event, hosted by Windward Mall, celebrates food, music and fashion with local food trucks and vendors serving dishes sourced from around the Windward area; live entertainment; fashion shows showcasing Windward boutiques and brands;[...]
Hanagurumu @ Hawaii Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul26
Frolic HaHanagurumu  (timeless elegance and sophistication) a unique and much anticipated production of cultural exchange, is a spectacular Ryukyuan Fashion Show with music and dance.  This show is the first of its kind to be[...]
Out of the Box: Bill Champlin @ Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul26
Bill Champlin performs for one concert at Doris Duke Theatre at Honolulu Museum of Art. A former member of Chicago, Champlin got his start as a hit songwriter — he co-penned the Earth Wind &[...]
Ralphie May – Too Big To Ignore @ Neal Blaisdell Center  Concert Hall  | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul26
Stand–up comedian Ralphie May is coming back to Hawaii. You may remember him from the first season of NBC’s hit show, “Last Comic Standing,” where he placed second. Since then he has appeared on shows[...]
Hawaii Record Fair 2014 @ McKinley High School cafeteria | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul27
The third annual Hawaii Record Fair — presented by Hungry Ear Records, and sponsored by Audio Lab, Jelly’s Hawaii, Aloha Got Soul and 808shows — will happen at the McKinley High School cafeteria. Vendors from[...]
Edgy Lee at The Modern Honolulu @ The Modern Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul29
The Study at The Modern Honolulu will continue its popular live lecture series with celebrated cinematographer, Edgy Lee. Guests are invited to enjoy a Q&A, meet-and-greet with Lee and immerse themselves in the world of[...]
Around the World Beer Dinner  @ SALT bar & kitchen  | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul30
Join one of Hawaii’s only certified cicerones Bill Carl at SALT for a dinner filled with craft beers from around the world. Carl is the general manager of Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse in the Big[...]
Storrs Wine Dinner @ 12th Avenue Grill | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul30
12th Avenue Grill will be hosting winemakers Steve and Pamela Storrs of Storrs Winery, which produces extraordinary wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California. 12th Avenue Grill chef/owner Kevin Hanney had catered for[...]
The Head and the Heart @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul30
Performing for the first time in Hawaii, The Head and the Heart seeks to touch both through their music. The Seattle-based band released their eponymous debut album in 2011 and followed up with “Let’s Be[...]
Jeni Suk @ The Crossroads at Hawaiian Brians | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul31
About The Goods present Youtube sensation Jeni Suk in Honolulu on Thursday July 31st at Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s. DJ set by DJ Kowai Kowai and live performance by The Bentos. Jeni Suk is a[...]
2Racks Rap Contest @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jul31
The 2Racks Contest, a nation-wide original song contest with a $2000 cash prize, awards independent artists the chance to share their music in front of a live audience. Created, hosted and produced by independent hip-hop[...]
The Pacific Ink & Art Expo @ Neal Blaisdell Center  Exhibition Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug1
The Pacific Ink & Art Expo is a three-day event offering food, entertainment, contests and artist demonstrations. There will be live tattoo demonstrations from over 40 artist attending the event. Attendees will have the opportunity[...]
Bon dance: Manoa Koganji @ Koganji Temple | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug1
Koganji Temple’s two-day bon dance in Manoa is always a huge draw. Come for bon dancing, andagi, cultural exhibitions, people watching and more.
August Moon  @ Honolulu Museum of Art | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug1
August Moon lets you enjoy wine, food and art all in one night. Held in the museum courtyard, attendees will be able to experience and participate in the live art event Drawn Out. Artist will[...]
Jack Johnson @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug1
The first show sold out, but a few tickets are still available for Jack Johnson’s second show at the Waikiki Shell — his first time performing in Hawaii in two years. Proceeds for both concerts[...]
Comedy at the Kroc @ Kroc Center Hawaii Worship and Performing Arts Center
Aug2
Local stand up comedians Jose Dynamite and James Mane will perform at Kroc Center Hawaii for an evening of laughs. Admission is $10.
Magic! at Wet 'n' Wild @ Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii | Kapolei | Hawaii | United States
Aug3
Magic!, a popular Canadian reggae fusion band, will perform at Wet ‘n’ Wild for an afternoon concert and pool party. The all-ages event starts at 10 a.m., and the concert begins at 3 p.m. Wonderland[...]
Ballet Hawaii: 'Peter Pan' @ Neal Blaisdell Center  Concert Hall   | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug8
Ballet Hawaii takes on the classic tale of “Peter Pan.” Artistic Director Septime Webre of the Washington Ballet has returned to Ballet Hawaii to showcase his choreography. The students of Ballet Hawaii will be dancing[...]
Edward III @ The ARTS at Marks Garage | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug8
The Hawaii Shakespeare Festival continues with “Edward III.” For those who have seen “Edward III” before will be surprised to find something different about this production. Director Jason Kanda features stylized movements inspired by consoled-based[...]
REAL Beer Festival 2014 @ Kaka'ako Makai Gateway Park | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug9
The REAL Beer Festival is back in a new location showcasing over 65 craft bears from Hawaii, the U.S. and international breweries. Attendees will get to partake in beers and beer-centric food dishes from fifteen[...]
The Chainsmokers @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug9
Electric Palms Hawaii presents The Chainsmokers at The Republik. The Chainsmokers have become the hottest young American EDM DJ duo. Their live shows are becoming the most sought after in EDM. Their wild antics, hilarious[...]
Music of Hawai'i: Tyrone Wells @ Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug9
Tyrone Wells worked his way up from SoCal coffee shops to soundtrack regular, with his songs playing on such hit shows as “Scrubs” and “Rescue Me.” The singer-songwriter puts on a special show—he welcomes his[...]
Aloha Concert featuring Stars from YouTube @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug15
The Aloha Concert brings together YouTube celebrities and their various personalities, featuring performances by Jason Chen, Clara C and David Choi. Tickets are available here.
Ballroom With a Twist @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug19
The critically acclaimed international dance production, Ballroom With a Twist is coming for two performances only. It’ll be an evening of entertainment, highlighted by stunning costumes, music and breathtaking performances. It pushes the boundaries of[...]
Tokyo Police Club @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug21
Hailing from Ontario, Canada, indie rock band Tokyo Police Club formed in 2005 and released their debut album, “Elephant Shell” in 2008. Since then, the band has released three albums with the most recent being[...]
Lear-Shrew-Much Ado @ The ARTS at Marks Garage | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug21
The Hawaii Shakespeare Festival ends with three different Shakespeare plays “King Lear”, “Taming of the Shrew” and “Much ado about Nothing” but taken on by a single company of sixteen women. The company will perform[...]
Bobby Lee @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug22
Bobby Lee is an acclaimed Korean American actor and comedian, who starred on “Mad TV.” He also has appeared in various films and TV shows including, “The Dictator” “Pineapple Express” and “Harold & Kumar Go[...]
Augie T. So Dumb 2014 @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug22
Kalihi-born comedian Augie T. does another live show for his Hawaii fans. Augie T. started his career at open mic nights and eventually moved on to performing on the Mainland and internationally. Tickets are available at[...]
Greek Festival @ McCoy Pavilion | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug23
The annual Greek Festival will be held at Ala Moana Beach Park over two days in August. This year, the LA-based Greek band Apollo will perform. Apollo has thrilled audiences at Greek festivals and musical[...]
Spocom Hawaii 2014 @ Blasidell Exhibition Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug23
SPOCOM is the nation’s largest automotive consumer exhibit and show focusing on the culture surrounding young adults. Each event features more than 75 of the industry’s top brands, media, and event promoters on display as[...]
Henry Kapono and Friends @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug23
Henry Kapono has been on the leading edge of Hawaii’s music scene for more than three decades from his days as duo Cecilio & Kapono, through his solo career. Now simply know as Henry, he[...]
Ka Himeni ‘Ana @ Hawaii Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug23
The 30th Annual Ka Himeni ‘Ana, the unique Hawaiian music competition held each year at the historic Hawaii Theatre, happens on Aug. 23. Ka Himeni ‘Ana will showcase talented new groups as they compete for[...]
Courtney Love @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug26
After founding the band Hole in 1989 and releasing albums such as “Pretty on the Inside,” “Live Through This” and “Celebrity Skin,” Courtney Love moved on to forming the all-female punk rock band, Bastard, before[...]
Queen Lili'uokalani Outrigger Canoe Races
Aug28
Organized and hosted by the Kai Opua Canoe Club, the 2014 Queen Lili’uokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races, the 43rd annual event, start on the Labor Day holiday from Thursday, August 28 through Monday, September[...]
Aloha ʻAina, Aloha Kai - Love of the Land, Love of the Sea @ Naupaka Ballroom at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa | Waikoloa Village | Hawaii | United States
Aug29
The Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival starts on Hawaiʻi Island with Aloha ʻAina, Aloha Kai – Love of the Land, Love of the Sea at the Waikoloa Beach Resort with the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort[...]
ARTafterDARK: Art Deco Hawai'i @ Honolulu Museum of Art | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug29
Kona Brewing Co. presents an exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art, illustrating 1920s in Honolulu. Come out for art, music, mingling, food and more.
32nd Okinawan Festival @ Kapiolani Park
Aug30
The Okinawan Festival attracts more than 50,000 visitors every year, offering food, entertainment, games and booths displaying and educating people on Okinawan culture. There will be a $2 shuttle to the event from Kapiolani Community[...]
Soja @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug30
SOJA with Michael Franti & Spearhead will play the Waikiki Shell for one concert. Formerly known as Soldiers of Jah Army, the American reggae band is always a popular draw in Hawaii. Visit ticketmaster.com for[...]
Kaʻanapali Kitchen Stadium Under a Maui Moon @ Napili Garden at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa | Lahaina | Hawaii | United States
Aug31
Take a first row seat at the beach-front Kitchen Stadium as master chefs prepare a six course menu under the Maui moonlight as Kāʻanapali Fresh comes to an end. Enjoy reserved seating at the Hyatt[...]
A Lucky MODERN Buddha Belly @ The Modern Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep4
The first event of the Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival held on Oʻahu, A Lucky MODERN Buddha Belly puts a spotlight on Hawaii’s unique location as a culinary hub of the Pacific where East meets[...]
Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Series: Chefs Who Cook to Compete @ Halekulani | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep5
Join this event for the “Fourth Annual Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Series: Chefs Who Cook to Compete” as some of the most competitive chefs in the world plate up a lavish six-course dining experience. These[...]
A Vertical Tasting of Colgin Cellars Terroirs @ Halekulani | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep6
Colgin Cellars is not only one of California’s Cult wines but perhaps its greatest. Ann Colgin, a former wine auctioneer for the esteemed auction house of Sothebys founded Colgin Cellars in 1992 with a vision[...]
Masters of the Chardonnay Universe @ Halekulani | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep6
The Hawaiʻi Food and Wine Festival presents a rare opportunity to experience some of the greatest Chardonnays on the Planet, as you walk through the vineyards of Domaine Coche-Dury, Domaine Roulot and Domaine de Chérisey.[...]
My Favorite Wine Producers in the World @ Halekulani | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep6
What wines do master sommeliers cherish? This sold-out, annual seminar is back by popular demand. Join Richard Betts, Roberto Viernes and Joseph Spellman for a tasting of their most beloved wines, a selection of their[...]
Hawaiian Airlines Presents Corks & Forks @ Rooftop Garden at Hawaiʻi Convention Center | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep6
With 20 of the most world-renowned celebrity chefs and 20 top-tier vintners and winemakers, “Hawaiian Airlines Presents Corks & Forks” will feature exquisite, finely crafted dishes using the freshest local ingredients available in Hawaiʻi to[...]