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.

Opening of HFX Photography Exhibition @ Ward Village Shops | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov1
Ward Village will be transformed from November 1st through the 30th for Hawai‘i Fashion Month. The windows and walls throughout Ward Village shopping areas will showcase images featuring the work of Hawaii fashion photographers, designers,[...]
The Underneath - a world premiere by Susan Soon He Stanton @ Kumu Kahuna Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov5
In this noir mystery drama, a man returns to Hawaii after ten years, responding to an urgent summons from his brother. On arrival he learns that his brother is missing, and that many things have[...]
Maka Lua Exhibit by Carl Pao @ The ARTS at Marks Garage | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov7
This new work is based on the theme on the theme of Maka or Maka Lua… Kūpaʻa will do large ceramic sculptures. Carl will work with paintings and prints previewed on The ARTS at Marks[...]
Closer Than Ever @ Manoa Valley Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov13
Popular musical theatre composers Maltby and Shire bring their celebrated craft and contemporary sensibility to this collection of songs about aging, mid-life crisis, second marriages, working couples and unrequited love. This delightful musical revue is[...]
The Big Friendly Giant @ Kennedy Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov14
Roald Dahl’s classic book about the 24-feet-high Big Friendly Giant and a little orphan named Sophie brings to the stage some of Dahl’s most memorable characters. The BFG and Sophie team up to save the[...]
30 Plays from 'Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind' @ Kennedy Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov14
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance illuminates its 2014-15 Late Night Theatre season with “30 Plays from ‘Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes),’”[...]
Restaurant Week Hawaii 2014 @ Various Restaurants
Nov17
Restaurant Week Hawaii is a seven day celebration of the cuisine scene in Hawaii. From fine dining to fast-food, participating restaurants will feature special menu items, promotions and discounts. Diners can sample Hawaii’s newest restaurants,[...]
Peace On Your Wings, an original musical inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki @ Leeward Community College | Pearl City | Hawaii | United States
Nov20
Ohana Arts is excited to present the world premiere of “Peace On Your Wings”, an original musical inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki. Set in post-war 1950′s Japan, it explores the lives of students[...]
Through the Darkness: The Nightscapes of Saito Kiyoshi and Kawase Hasui @ Honolulu Musuem of Art  | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov21
Through the Darkness explores the underlying tension between artists Saito Kiyoshi and Kawase Hasui, both described as representing the ideological extremes of the 20th-century Japanese printmaking. Despite the artists’ aesthetic differences, the curious theme of[...]
Eat the Street: Bacon @ Kakaako  | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov21
All of Kakaako will be smelling of bacon for the return of this wildly popular foodie-favorite theme, Eat the Street: Bacon. To prevent back-to-back feasting-overload, this month’s event is happening one week earlier than Thanksgiving[...]
Surf Art and the Surfer  @ Surfing the Nations | Wahiawā | Hawaii | United States
Nov21
Surfing the Nations presents the 2nd Annual “Surf Art & the Surfer” art festival, a celebration of surfing, art and Wahiawa. The festival will feature art by some of the island’s top artists including Bill[...]
Tegan and Sara at The Republik @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov21
Tegan and Sara will be performing live at The Republik. Born in Calgary, Tegan and Sara began their musical path in 1995 and have released 7 albums. Tegan currently resides in Vancouver, BC and and[...]
 Soulgasm's 7th Anniversary @ Bar 35 | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov21
Soulgasm celebrates seven years with special guests DJ Kentaro & DJ Disconnect. What started as a weekly event in 2007 has grown into a deep and loyal fan-base full of dancers, music heads, club-goers and[...]
The WonderShow @ The ARTS at Marks Garage | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov21
Be prepared to be dazzled by Honolulu’s most talented contortionists, jugglers, fire dancers, burlesque artists, pole dancers, comedians and more! The WonderShow is a modern day vaudevillian extravaganza in the heart of Chinatown designed to[...]
Kakaako Arts & Makahiki Fest @ Mother Waldron Park | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov22
The PA‘I Foundation brings makahiki to Our Kaka‘ako in celebration of the season of Lono — a time set aside for tribute, harvest, sport and play. The public is invited to test their stamina, strength[...]
Makahiki Maoli Festival @ Kapiolani Park | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov22
The Makahiki Maoli Festival will mark the beginning of the traditional Hawaiian year – Makahiki – and celebrate our values, language, arts, education and activities. It features traditional Hawaiian Makahiki games, native artisans, crafters, demonstrations,[...]
Paper House: an appreciation of printed matter @ Kakaako Agora | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov22
Paper House is a paper party celebrating the fine art of papery things. If you’re a fan of photography, photographers Franco Salmoiraghi, Gaye Chan, Atis Puampai, Alex Delapena and John Alexander Hook III will be[...]
Threadz @ Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov22
Street Grindz presents Threadz, Honolulu’s first ever “Streetwear” event featuring Tag Your Swag Studio with local artists, food and drinks and a live DJ. The event will host Hawaii’s exclusive selection of t-shirts, hats, tanks[...]
Social Sample Sale @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov22
The Social Sample Sale is a perfect way to get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Brands such as RVCA, Vissla, and Billabong will be at the event with up to 50 percent off[...]
Waikiki Roots & Royal Style: A Local Celebration @ The Royal Grove at Royal Hawaiian Center | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov22
Witness as the catwalk comes alive with chic ensembles from locally owned businesses that set their roots in that very place, with the event beginning with a special kick-off at 5 p.m., fashion show at[...]
A Night on the Towns @ ProtoHUB Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov22
The first annual Fall Ball themed “A Night on the Towns” will provide a magical evening where guests will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Milan, Tokyo, San Francisco, Mexico City, Honolulu and other[...]
Windward Choral Societyʻs The Joy of Music  @ Koolau Ballrooms | Kaneohe | Hawaii | United States
Nov22
This “Joy of Music…International Style” event will feature a delicious dinner, sake tasting, silent auction, and multiple live entertainment groups performing throughout the evening, including a performance by the Windward Choral Society. This event is[...]
Allison Adams Tucker - April in Paris @ Atherton Performing Arts Studio at Hawaii Public Radio | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov22
Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, November 22, part of an ongoing celebration of the release of her second CD “April in Paris.” The album and her Honolulu concert[...]
Hawaii SKetch Comedy Festival 2015: Kick Off Fundraiser @ Kakaako Agora | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov22
Help raise money for the 2015 Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival, which provides performance opportunities to writers, performers and artists to showcase their original work as well as education workshops and panels to guide them to[...]
The Midtown Men @ Hawaii Theatre | Hopkinsville | Kentucky | United States
Nov22
The historic Hawaii Theatre is pleased to announce The Midtown Men in this sensational production that reunites Four Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel[...]
Baker Faire #2 @ Kakaako Agora | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov23
Baker Faire is a pop-up bakeshop featuring Honolulu pastry chefs and bakers. Enjoy coffee by The Curb and sweet and savory pastries by Jennifer Hee, Michelle Karr-Ueoka (MW Restaurant), Jackie Lau (Roy’s), Chani Maunakea-Forth (Town),[...]
Concerto for Two Pianos @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov23
The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra presents Concerto for Two Pianos.  Guest conductor, David Stewart Wiley, and pianists, Christina & Michelle Naughton, will perform pieces by Beethoven, Hovaness and Poulenc.  Concert Conversations will take place in the[...]
Grrrl Film Club presents 'The Revolutionary Optimists' @ The ARTS at Marks Garage | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov25
Children are saving lives in the slums of Calcutta. Amlan Ganguly doesn’t rescue slum children; he empowers them to become change agents, battling poverty and transforming their neighborhoods with dramatic results. The Revolutionary Optimists follows[...]
Honolulu Museum of Art School Holiday Sale @ Honolulu Museum of Art School | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov25
The Honolulu Museum of Art School runs studios for metal work, ceramics, glass fusion, and weaving, which aren’t cheap to operate. Every year the students and artists who use the facilities sell their creations and[...]
Deorro @ The Groove Kakaako | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov26
Over the past two years, Los Angeles native Deorro has become one of the most sought after young producer/DJs in the business. The young house prodigy has amassed an awe inspiring discography including a cache[...]
House of Wax vs. Livewire Anniversary 2014 @ Tsukiji Restaurant & Nightlife | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov26
Get ready for the annual House of Wax vs Livewire Anniversary party, hosted by PURE Coalition. This year they will be featuring two of the hottest Dutch DJ’s from the Netherlands: The legendary Sander Van[...]
Daniel Tosh @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov28
Comedy Central star Daniel Tosh comes to Hawaii for two stand-up shows. Know for his weekly topical series show, “Tosh.O,” Tosh offers commentary on all aspects of the Internet with humor and wit. The show[...]
Gabriel Iglesias @ Neal Blaisdell Center | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov28
Gabriel Iglesias has been described as a witty, electrifying and talented performer, who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience. His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit: a mixture of storytelling,[...]
Peter Hook and The Light @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov28
Formed in 2010 by former Joy Division and New Order bassist, Peter Hook and The Light will perform an opening set of Joy Division material and move on to a performance of New Order’s “Life[...]
OUTFIT by Art+Flea
Nov29
Art + Flea presents a Super Shopping Event on Small Business Saturday at Ward Warehouse! We will be delivering a fantastic morning sale featuring our great vendors + teaming up with Kaka’ako Farmers Market, HiFi[...]
HPR presents Kaiholu @ Atherton Performing Arts Studio at Hawaii Public Radio | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov29
Winner of the prestigious Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition in 2009, Kaiholu makes its HPR Atherton Studio debut on November 29. The quartet (Nathaniel Mahealani Stillman, Trax Enos, Albert Rowland Jr., and Henry Hanale[...]
Think Fast! Improv Brew-Haha @ Ong King | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov29
Think Fast! will be hosting and performing a night full of comedic fun at the “Improv Brew-Haha.” No show is ever the same as audience members get involved by throwing out their own suggestions to[...]
 80s POP MUZIK Presents 'Battle of the DJs: Final Round!' @ Bar 35 | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov29
SEVEN TOP DJ Finalists will be competing for the $500 Cash at the final DJ Competition to wrap up the year. They will be judged on the following: -ABSOLUTELY 80s SET -MIXING ABILITY -TECHNICAL SKILL[...]
HFXashion @ fishcake @ Box Jelly / Fishcake | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov30
Fishcake supports HIFI/HFX during Hawai‘i Fashion Month with a special version of fishmarket, focusing on Hawaii fashion designers and “small kine” clothing shops. This event provides designers a unique opportunity to showcase their designs in[...]
Joker @ Kennedy Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec3
Joker is an upcoming Kennedy Theatre Primetime production and world premiere full-length play by MFA Playwriting candidate, Yilong Liu. Directed by MA candidate Matthew Kelty, this play is set during the run-up to marriage equality[...]
Thunder from Down Under @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec4
The PERFECT Girl’s Night Outback! Australia’s HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under – hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door[...]
HawaiiSlam First Thursdays @ Fresh Cafe Warehouse | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec4
Enjoy an evening of words, music and visuals with the largest registered poetry slam in the world. The winter First Thursdays slam poetry competition continues on Thursday, Dec. 4, offering $100 in cash prizes to[...]
Jake Shimabukuro and Friends Concert @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Patterson | California | United States
Dec5
Jake Shimabukuro will close out his 2014 worldwide tour with a concert very special to him—the 3rd Annual Jake Shimabukuro & Friends Concert—a show celebrating his career, which was rooted by his upbringing, both personally[...]
White Christmas @ Diamond Head Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec5
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs including “Blue Skies,” “Count Your Blessings,” “Sisters,”and of course, “White Christmas.”
DOW Music Festival featuring Migos, Gyptian & Jeremih @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec6
The first annual DOW Music Festival is taking over the Waikiki Shell with Migos, Gyptian and Jeremih filling the stage with R&B/pop, hip-hop and reggae. Atlanta-based hip-hop group, Migos, consists of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset.[...]
Sangria & Paint Party @ Bar35 | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec6
Make art and drink wine. This hour-long class teaches you how to paint step-by-step while you enjoy light pupu, dessert, music and a make-your-own sangria bar. Youʻll get to take home your beautiful canvas painting[...]
Rachel Gonzales & Les Peetz - 'Standards and Other Delights' @ Atherton Performing Arts Studio at Hawaii Public Radio | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec6
One of Hawai‘i’s top jazz vocalists Rachel Gonzales and longtime collaborator pianist Les Peetz return to Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Atherton Studio with an eclectic evening of “Standards and Other Delights.” Backed by music veterans Dean[...]
Portugal. The Man @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec7
Indie rock outfit Portugal. The Man have been delighting fans with their obscure lyrics and impressive guitar skills since their inception in 2004. Whether they’re belting out “Modern Jesus” in unison or shredding on “Purple[...]
Ghostface Killah @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec9
Ghostface Killah (aka Tony Starks) was one of the original members of the acclaimed 90′s rap crew Wu Tang Clan. His first solo album “Ironman” was very successful in the hip hop/rap arena and many[...]
Jazon Mraz @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec11
Two-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jason Mraz returns to Honolulu for two performances at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on December 11th and 12th. Mraz is best known for hits “I’m Yours,” “Wordplay” and[...]
Hawaii Kalikimaka Holiday Show @ Hawaii Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec12
Hawaii Theatre’s HAWAII KALIKIMAKA stars Robert Cazimero, one-half of the award-winning Brothers Cazimero, with this year’s special guest star is Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner, Starr Kalahiki. The holiday presentation will also feature hula by Robert’s[...]
 @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec12
Electric Palms presents DJ Morgan Page performing live at The Republik. Layering memorable pop-driven lyrics over the crisp synths and pounding beats of progressive house, Page has emerged from under the radar with a unique[...]
First Annual Kids Build Gingerbread Homes @ ProtoHUB Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec13
Honolulu Habit for Humanity is kicking off the holidays by celebrating with Oahu’s youngest community members with our 1st Annual Kids Build: Gingerbread Homes. Each registered keiki will receive a gingerbread house kit with all[...]
The Steppas @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec13
The Steppas are a seven-piece reggae band from Hilo spreading the message of peace and love through their music. Their name serves as a reminder to step and move forward, and that’s exactly what they’re[...]
Comedian Judah Friedlander @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec14
ALT 105.9, Bud Light, Comedy U and Bamp Project present World Champion Christmas Comedy show with Judah Friedlander, a stand-up comedian since 1989. Friedlander satirizes America’s ego-centric tendencies, false promises, but will still continue on[...]
Kid Ink at The Republik @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec19
Kid Ink will perform live in Honolulu at The Republik. Hailing from Los Angeles, Kid Ink can seamlessly slip from an irresistible hook into an impeccable verse, effortlessly bobbing and weaving between the club and[...]