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.

September – November 2014

'The Addams Family' @ Manoa Valley Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep4
Get ready for “The Addams Family,” a musical comedy that opens Manoa Valley Theatre’s 46th season. In this original story based on the characters from the popular 1964-66 television show, Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma,[...]
Girl's Night In! Next Generation Dinner  @ Alan Wong's Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep17
For this particular Next Generation Dinner, we will feature our leading ladies: Sous Chef Kelly Kawachi, Chef de Partie Donna Famisan, Chef de Partie Nohea Nebeker, Pastry Chef de Partie Tracy Paulson and Mixologist Mayumi[...]
Open House Wednesday & NEST Workshop @ Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep17
PRESENT Project is a month-long artist residency that facilitates collaboration and exchange between international and local artists while creating a space for young artists to engage in their own process of expression and inquiry. This[...]
Hawaii Shoots Hangout @ Olelo Community Media | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep17
Many filmmakers and video professionals get into the industry because of their desire to direct, shoot or act. A small fraction enter the field, passionate about producing and recording quality audio. Tom Visser is one[...]
'Ruined' @ UHM’s Earle Ernst Lab Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep17
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Lynn Nottage’s play “Ruined” in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. Performances will take place Sept. 17, 18, 19, and 20[...]
Leon Russell @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep18
Lazar Bear and Aloha Beer Company present Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend Leon Russell. In his distinguished and unique 50-year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best[...]
RAW Honolulu: SCOPE @ The Crossroads at Hawaiian Brians | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep18
RAW:natural born artists is an international independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art. RAW events are multi-faceted artistic[...]
Arashi @ Ko Olina Resort | Kapolei | Hawaii | United States
Sep19
Japanese superstars Arashi will perform in two concerts in Hawaii to commemorate their 15th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 at Ko Olina Resort, outdoor fronting Nai’a Lagoon 3. Gates will open[...]
Signature Chefs Food Festival  @ Royal Hawaiian | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep19
The Honolulu Firefighters Foundation will hold its 5th Annual Signature Chefs Food Festival at The Royal Hawaiian on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 from 5:30-9 p.m. This year’s festival will feature some of the best Honolulu[...]
'Eddie Wen' Go' @ Hawaii Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep19
Coinciding with Hokuleʻa’s round-the-world voyage, this imaginative production uses hula, chant, masks and puppetry to tell of Eddie Aikau’s act of sacrifice through the eyes of sea creatures who watched from underneath the upside-down canoe.[...]
CBC: Night Circus @ NextDoor | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep19
The wicked side of the Circus takes over NextDoor for a one night, dark, gothic, steampunky, kinky, CRAZY bacchanal! Cherry Blossom Cabaret presents a mixed night of circus arts, live music, burlesque, DJ sets for[...]
Rusko @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep19
Electric Palms Hawaii presents Rusko, performing live in Honolulu at The Republik. This is an 18 and over event. Christopher Mercer, aka Rusko, discovered the world of dubstep through SUB DUB and a debut appearance[...]
Honolulu Night + Market @ Cooke Street
Sep20
Kakaa‘ako’s monthly streetfest happens on Sept. 20 along Cooke Street, with a theme of “Left my heart in Kakaako.” Once again, there will be food trucks, shopping, fashion, entertainment and lots of people watching.
Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a @ Waikiki-Kalakaua Avenue
Sep20
Part of the annual Aloha Festivals, the Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a is Hawaii’s largest, most festive block party. Thousands of people will take to the streets for food, fun and entertainment. Top Island entertainers will perform along[...]
Ward Village NiteRun @  Race starts and finishes at Kewalo Basin Harbor parking lot
Sep20
On Sept. 20, Ward Village will host the inaugural Ward Village NiteRun, a 5k fun run that will raise funds and awareness for JDRF Hawai‘i – a foundation that works to improve the lives of[...]
Samadhi Live @ Mamiya Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep20
Samadhi live presents a show with aerials, dance and live music. There are two shows, one at 2 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. Along with performances by various aerialist groups, there will be[...]
Miranda Lambert @ Blaisdell Arena | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep20
Country music star Miranda Lambert will be performing at Blaisdell Arena, featuring songs from her upcoming album, “Platinum.” Lambert gained recognition when she became a third place finalist in 2003′s “Nashville Star.” Some of her[...]
Ron White: Nutcracker @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep20
Ron White will perform a stand-up routine with scotch in hand at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Known for touring with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the Texas-born comedian is also the author of “I Had[...]
Brother Noland's SurvivAloha Paina @ Highway Inn Kakaako | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep23
Come to Brother Noland’s SurvivALOHA Pa‘ina — an intimate, casual “survival-style” evening of food and entertainment to celebrate the release of Brother Noland’s new book, “The Hawaiian Survival Handbook,” featuring Brother Noland and special guests,[...]
9th Annual Improvaganza Hawaii Festival of Improv
Sep25
On The Spot, Improv Hobby and Kumu Kahua Dark Nights Series present the 9th Annual Improvaganza Hawaii Festival of Improv. 23 improv groups from all over the world will be in Honolulu to perform their[...]
Art + Flea PetFest @ Ward Village | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep25
This month’s pet-themed Art + Flea invites guests to peruse local vintage fashion and art vendors with their four-legged friends at the only pet-friendly shopping center on O’ahu: Ward Village. Art + Flea: PetFest will[...]
'Mary Poppins' @ Diamond Head Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep26
Bert, a jack-of-all-trades including chimney sweep, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using[...]
Eat The Street Oktoberfest @ Eat The Street | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep26
Guten tag! The second Eat The Street for September goes back to Kaka‘ako with another edition of Oktoberfest. 40+ food vendors will be participating in a German-inspired food extravaganza, including another #GrinderzChoice contest for “Best[...]
Art of Style with Colin Field @ Lewers Lounge at the Halekulani | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep26
Halekulani hosts a one-of-a-kind interactive cocktail pairing experience with the “Best Barman in the World,” Colin Field of the Ritz Paris on Sept. 26 at Lewers Lounge. The Art of Style will feature the art[...]
DJ RaviDrums at The M Nightclub @ The M Nightclub | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep26
S.K.A.M. Artist RaviDrums performs live at The M Nightclub on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. DJ RaviDrums drum set and live remixing takes it to the next level. $10 cover at the door the day of[...]
Flavors by the Bay @ Heeia State Park | Kaneohe | Hawaii | United States
Sep27
Kama’aina Kids is presenting the first annual Flavors by the Bay fundraiser, an event to raise funds to build a He‘eia Learning Center, which will perpetuate Hawaiian culture and provide community organizations a venue to[...]
National Dance Week Hawaii @ Various locations
Sep27
A number of events for National Dance Week Hawaii have been organized, including master workshops, classes and more. Here’s the lineup: Sept. 27 Featured Workshop: All-level Afro-Latin Movement Instructor: Jerome Mester Di Trevino 6:30-8:30 p.m.[...]
Bevy's First Anniversary @ Bevy | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep27
Bevy is one year old! Help the popular bar in the heart of Kaka’ako, owned by master mixologist Christian Self and his co-owner Timo Lee, celebrate with DJ and live music, the opening of a[...]
Katt Williams @ Blaisdell Arena | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep27
Last year, America’s funniest and most outrageous comedian, Katt Williams, made his Hawaii debut. The stand-up comedy show sold out and solidified Williams’ legacy in the islands. By popular demand, Williams will return to deliver[...]
The Love Festival Hawaii @ Kakaako Waterfront Park | Keaau | Hawaii | United States
Sep27
The 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii happens Sept. 27 at Kaka’ako Waterfront Park. This festival is recognized as the largest electronic dance music event in the State of Hawaii with over 10,000 people expected to[...]
5th annual Rice Fest @ Ward Centers | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep28
Celebrate Hawaii’s most cherished grain at the 5th Annual Hawaii Rice Festival on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. at Ward Centers. Attendees can sample favorite rice dishes and concoctions prepared by local vendors,[...]
Our Kaka‘ako Open Home Event @ Our Kaka‘ako Information Center | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep28
Our Kaka‘ako is having its first, public open house. Join us for this one-time only event to see the future of the Our Kaka‘ako community, a vision by Kamehameha Schools that transforms nine city blocks[...]
America @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep28
Perennial classic rock band America, a Hawaii favorite, will return for shows on Oahu and Maui. Known for their lush, melodic folk-rock sound and tight vocal harmonies, America was at the cornerstone of 1970s Top[...]
The Hot Club of Hulaville Dylanesque @ Manoa Valley Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep29
In Dylanesque, the Hot Club of Hulaville makes a radical departure from their usual jazz, gypsy jazz and Hawaiian Jump Swing origins for a very special tribute to Bob Dylan at the Manoa Valley Theatre[...]
National Dance Week Hawaii @ Various venues
Sep29
Put on your dancing shoes for National Dance Week Hawaii, now in its 5th year! It’ll be a week of dance fun, education, performances, events, and forums. What to expect: 1. Hi-$5 Classes: showcasing participating[...]
Hawaii Slam First Thursdays @ Fresh Cafe | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct2
The 12th official HawaiiSlam season rolls on with its monthly qualifiers at First Thursdays (October 2nd, 2014). The top two poets will qualify for the HawaiiSlam Finals in May 2015 that will determine the team[...]
Moscow International Circus @ Neal Blaisdell Center | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct3
The Moscow International Circus is headed back to Hawaii for the first time in 10 years. Performances by the world’s funniest clowns, high flying daredevils, acrobats, magicians, contortionists, balancing acts, aerial ballet and more. Performances[...]
First Friday in Chinatown @ Chinatown Arts District | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct3
Every First Friday, the Chinatown Arts District is the place to be for gallery receptions, boutique openings, live entertainment at your favorite cafes and restaurants, and other exciting art and music-centric events. The Art Walk[...]
'Blithe Spirit' @ Kennedy Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct3
In the run-up to Halloween, Kennedy Theatre presents this charming and witty ghost story. This classic hit of the London and Broadway stages offers up a cantankerous novelist who is haunted by the ghost of[...]
NDW Hawaii: Hip Hop Culture Day @ Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct4
Hip Hop Culture Day celebrates the true essence of Hip Hop: Peace, Love, Unity & Having Fun. The event will be held at the Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre. It will be free for observers. The Keiki[...]
The Show Must Go On: Erin Smith and Her Band's Tribute to Paramore @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct4
The Show Must Go On is Erin Smith and Her Band’s Tribute to Paramore, with special guests Sing the Body and The Bitten. Where: When: Wednesday, October 4th, 2014 Doors: 6:00pm (21 and over) Hall:[...]
Lil Jon @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct9
The next installment of the Electric Palms Concert Series features crunk rapper Lil Jon, Thursday, October 9th at The Republik. Buy tickets early before the show is sold out! 18+ to attend ♦ The Safehouse[...]
Madam Butterfly @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct10
The esteemed opera Madam Butterfly is coming to Blaisdell Concert Hall. Set in early 20th century Japan, an American naval officer named Pinkerton is to marry a young woman named Cio-Cio-San (“Butterfly” in Japanese). Not[...]
Night Ranger @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct11
Gaining acclaim with multi-platinum album “Midnight Madness,” Night Ranger has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide. With hits such as “Sister Christian,” “(You Can Still) Rock In America” and “When You Close Your Eyes,”[...]
Female Comics of Hawaii @ Hawaiian Brian's | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct11
The Female Comics of Hawaii group returns for a big show in the Hawaiian Brian’s Crossroads showroom. Validated parking is available in the parking garage and food will be available for purchase. The Female Comics[...]
Food & New Products Show @ Neal Blaisdell Center | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct17
The 50th Annual Food & New Products Show is coming to the Neil Blaisdell Center. Come and taste new foods, demo new products, and check out craftwork from all over Hawaii. The convention opens at[...]
4 Da Laffs Filipino Comedy @ Neal Blaisdell Center | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct17
Join Chokoleit, Pokwang, K Brosas and Pooh at the 4 Da Laffs Filipino Comedy Show, with special guest Elea, as the stop at the Neal Blaisdell Center on their 2014 US Tour. Full information on[...]
Rebel Souljahz @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct17
Born and raised in Waipahu, Hawaii, four close friends embraced their love of music and singing from their early high school days to forming the reggae Rebel Souljahz. Composed of four talented vocalists, Mike Maglinti,[...]
The Great Pumpkin Festival @ Holy Nativity School | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct18
Holy Nativity School invites families and children of all ages to The Great Pumpkin Festival. The festival will include the largest pumpkin patch in East Honolulu with more than 2,000 pumpkins, contests and prizes, a[...]
Heroes of Aloha @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Oct18
Heroes of Aloha is a charity event that will bring a one-night screening of “Legends of the Knight,” a feature-documentary that chronicles the stories of people who have overcome obstacles, engaged with the community and[...]
Heroes of Aloha @ Waikiki Shell | Montredon-Labessonnié | Midi-Pyrénées | France
Oct18
This charity event by Current Affairs supports five local non-profit organizations and will feature a special one-night only screening of “Legends of the Knight,” a film featuring real-life heroes by acclaimed filmmaker Brett Culp. There[...]
 7th Annual Hallowbaloo Festival @ Burger King Hawaii Stage, Hawaii Chinatown Arts District
Oct25
Get your costumes ready, Hawaii! The Burger King Hawaii Stage will be buzzing and bouncing from Hallowbaloo, one of Hawaii’s largest free community celebrations of music, dance and performance art. The Halloween festival features a[...]
Stars of American Ballet @ Hawaii Theatre | Hopkinsville | Kentucky | United States
Oct25
New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht directs and performs with a select ensemble of New York City Ballet stars. Features the choreography of George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Jerome Robbins and others. Dancers include:[...]
Amy Hanaiali'i & Willie K @ Hawaii Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov1
The premiere of the Hawaii Pops “Concert Series” features two of Hawaii’s most beloved performers reuniting after many years of individual solo success. Amy Hanaiali`i and Willie K will join the Hawaii Pops Orchestra in[...]
First Friday in Chinatown @ Chinatown Arts District | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov7
Every First Friday, the Chinatown Arts District is the place to be for gallery receptions, boutique openings, live entertainment at your favorite cafes and restaurants, and other exciting art and music-centric events. The Art Walk[...]
The Color Run @ Barbers Point
Nov8
The Color Run is a 5K, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on[...]