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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
House of Brews celebrates Holiday Beers @ Bar35 | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov26
Bar35′s House of Brews celebrates Holiday Beers! Try eight different brews and gourmet pizzas by Chef Valentini for only $25. The beers include Sam Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale, Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale, Rogue Santa’s Private[...]
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[...]
S.K.A.M. artist - DJ Gusto @ M Nightclub | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov26
M Nightclub and Tantriq Entertainment team up to host a special Thanksgiving celebration featuring S.K.A.M. artists, DJ Gusto. Thanksgiving is a time to be with family and friends so M Nightclub is opening its doors[...]
Pre-Thanksgiving Party at Addiction @ Addiction Nightclub | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov26
Addiction Nightclub re-imagines the Honolulu nightlife experience, bringing unparalleled service and music to one of the city’s most high-end hotels, The Modern Hotel. This week, Addiction is opening its doors early for a pre-Thanksgiving party.[...]
Thanksgiving Eve at Bar Seven @ Bar Seven | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov26
Take advantage of the mid-week weekend at Bar Seven’s Thanksgiving Eve party. There’s no better way to burn off those soon-to-be-eaten Thanksgiving calories than with a night full of dancing with DJs XL and Ace.[...]
Daniel Tosh @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov28
Comedy Central star, Daniel Tosh, comes to Hawaii for two stand-up shows. Known for his weekly topical series show, “Tosh.O,” Tosh offers commentary on all aspects of the Internet with humor and wit. His 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[...]
Ginza Black Friday @ Ginza Night Club | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov28
Ginza is Honolulu’s exclusive Black Friday after-party destination, playing hip hop, house, trap and EDM. The Black Friday savings will continue into the night with 50% off drinks from 12 – 1 a.m., $50-off bottle[...]
OUTFIT by Art+Flea @ Ward Warehouse | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov29
Art + Flea presents a super shopping event on Small Business Saturday at Ward Warehouse. They’ve teamed up with Kakaako’s Farmers Market, HIFI (Hawaii Fashion MOnth) and Ware Warehouse to put on a fantastic morning[...]
7th Annual Na Mele O Na Keiki @ Hawaii Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov29
Na Mele o Na Keiki (Music for the Children) is an annual holiday concert presented free of charge by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific. The concert will feature the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band[...]
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 a $500 cash prize and judged on their set, mixing ability, technical skill, transitional flow, crowd reaction, ability to move on the dance floor, showmanship and style.[...]
Fashion@hfxishcake @ Box Jelly / Fishcake | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Nov30
Fishcake supports HIFI/HFX during Hawaii 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.”
The Bishop Museum's Members' Mahalo Day & Shop Pacifica @ The Bishop Museum | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec6
Enjoy fine arts and handmade crafts such as lauhala, baby blankets, jewelry and clothing. Holiday ornaments and many more made-in-Hawai‘i and/or South Pacific items will be available, as well as Scream Machines merchandise like marble[...]
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[...]
A Pinch of Salt for the Holidays @ Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec7
Experience the holidays with a lil’ twist at A Pinch of Salt. Find unique gifts from featured designer Sig Zane, local artists and other pop-up retailers that you can’t get at the mall. Enjoy delicious[...]
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[...]
Hawaii State Ballet: The Nutcracker @ Mamiya Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec19
Dancing dolls, mischievous mice, a flurry of snowflakes and sugar plum smiles. The Hawaii State Ballet presents The Nutcracker, directed by John Landovsky. Enjoy the perfect holiday production for children and adults.
Ballet Hawaii: The Nutcracker @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec19
Ballet Hawaii presents three magical performances of the Nutcracker with guest artists from New York City and Carolina Ballet as well as Australian ballet star Steven Heathcote. This lavish production will be enhanced by the[...]
Young the Giant @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec20
Young the Giants is an eclectic indie rock band from Orange County. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2011 with “My Body” reaching the number five on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and “Cough[...]
Pasko! at the Honolulu Art Musem @ Honolulu Museum of Art | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec21
The Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event presents Pasko! Celebrate the holidays with Filipino cultural traditions and Santa will too! For more activities and entertainment, take the free shuttle from the Honolulu Museum of Art[...]
An Evening with Bill Maher @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last twelve years[...]
Atmosphere @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan2
Minneapolis is known for many things — pretty lakes, the Mall of America, lutefisk. But 17 years ago, hip-hop act Atmosphere transformed the city into something else entirely: a nexus from which underground rap spiraled-out[...]
Straight No Chaser @ Hawaii Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan3
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced[...]
Jan10
Canine Game Day is a fun and entertaining opportunity to spend some quality time with your pooch. Enrich your dog’s mind and body with obstacle courses and a relaxing “Zen Tent” for doggie massage and[...]
Elton John @ Blaisdell Arena | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan10
Elton John and his band return to Honolulu as part of the “All the Hits” tour. The 10-city tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a[...]
Becky's New Car @ Manoa Valley Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan15
This contemporary comedy is about love, loss, choices and what makes life worth living. It is a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. Have you ever been tempted to flee your own[...]
Nick Swardson @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan16
Every so often, a comedian comes along who emerges as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer. Nick Swardson is the latest and most exciting artist take on these roles. In addition to his roles[...]
To Kill a Mockingbird @ Diamond Head Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan30
To Kill a Mockingbird, a Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee, has been adapted by Christopher Sergel in this story of racial injustice, the destruction of innocence, courage, compassion and gender roles in the[...]
Jim Brickman @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan31
Since the release of his debut album No Words in 1994, Jim Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him the best selling solo piano artist of our time. His signature style of playing and songwriting[...]
Marc Broussard @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan31
The son of Boogie Kings guitarist, Ted Broussard, singer/songwriter Marc Broussard was seemingly destined for a life as a music man. His upbringing in Lafayette, Louisiana, instilled in him an affinity for R&B alongside the[...]
The Hood Internet @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan31
Formed in Chicago, The Hood Internet is a mash-up crew best known for their genre-jumping mixes. They first started uploading songs to their blog in 2007 experimenting with combinations like Lil Wayne and Modest Mouse,[...]