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.

August – October 2014

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[...]
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[...]
Eat The Street Breakfast @ Eat The Street | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug29
If you’re a breakfast person, then Friday’s Eat the Street is a must. This month, vendors will be serving up breakfast for dinner, everything from pancakes to Portuguese sausage waffle dogs to breakfast empanadas. There[...]
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.
Jhené Aiko w/Dom Kennedy @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug29
The lovely and talented Jhené Aiko will perform Friday Aug. 29. Catch Jhené perform a few of our faves including “From Time” with Drake and “The Worst” in London.
Welcome to the Funhouse @ Hula's @ Hula's Bar & Lei Stand | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug29
Come down to The Fun House for jugglers, burlesque, drag queens and more with the Cherry Blossom Cabaret. Be sure to dress up for the circus theme to win a prize.
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[...]
The Elders in Hawai`i Pillars Of Peace Live Stream
Aug30
Two public forums held by The Elders will be live streamed for free for those unable to attend the sold out event. The Saturday, August 30th event at 8:45am is for high school and college[...]
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[...]
8th Annual ʻOnipaʻa Celebration  @ Iolani Palace Grounds | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug31
The Hawaii Ponoʻi Coalition presents its 8th Annual ʻOnipaʻa Celebration, which will honor Queen Liliʻuokalani and feature musical performances, hula, food, crafts and exhibits. Mai Poina Walking Tours will occur around Iolani Palace and retrace[...]
H Club Brunch Labor Day Edition @ Honolulu Club | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug31
The Honolulu Club will be presenting a Labor Day Brunch this Sunday, August 31st for both members and non-members, featuring an Eggs Benedict Bar, English Muffin, and a Passed Menu with selections such as gazpacho,[...]
Move IT! All-Ages Dance Party at Ward Village @ Ward Village | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Aug31
Ward Villages will be hosting Move IT!, a free, all ages event taking place Sunday, August 31 from 4pm to 6pm The event will feature dance contests, special guests such as the Waikiki BBoys, and[...]
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[...]
Labor Day Bacardi Pool Party @ Hawaiian Monarch Hotel | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep1
Contrast Magazine + Supercw + Compose present another Labor Day Bacardi Pool Party, this time featuring ColeCo Music and San Lorenzo Bikinis, at Hawaiian Monarch Hotel. 21+. Floatie toys encouraged. Parking in hotel $3/half hour
Master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim @ The Modern Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep2
The Modern Honolulu continues its lecture series at The Study. Next up is celebrated master mixologist, Tony Abou-Ganim. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, guests are invited to enjoy Q&A, meet and[...]
PRESENT Project Art Talk @ Kaka‘ako Agora | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep3
Talk story with Hawaii Island artists, Sally Lundburg and Keith Tallett (Les Filter Feeders). This collaborative artist duo returned home to the Big Island 10 years ago to raise their daughter. They are co-founders of[...]
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[...]
Pau hana block party at Murphy's @ Murphy's Bar and Grill | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep4
Come join the fun at the 6th Annual Pau Hana Block Party at Murphy’s Bar & Grill, a benefit for Hawaii Literacy. A ticket ($35) includes admission, two sliders and a side, and two drinks[...]
'The Addams Family' @ Manoa Valley Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep4
n this original story based on the characters from the popular 1964-66 television show, Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch are back as the eccentric, wealthy Addams clan who delight in the[...]
Hawaii Woman Expo @ Blaisdell Expo Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep5
Come for shopping, food, fun and more. More than 200 vendors will be on hand to celebrate being a woman.
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[...]
PRESENT Project Artist Talk @ Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep5
Talk story with Caledonia Curry (SWOON) and Bryan Welch (Guilds) from Brooklyn, NY. Curry and education designer Bryan Welch will introduce their work in Haiti and how Guilds aims to build curricula across cultures. Free[...]
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[...]
Revive The Live Music Festival 2014 @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep6
The Revive The Live Music Festival celebrates and perpetuate the revival of Live Island Reggae Music in Hawaii. The one-night festival will feature five of Hawaii’s most talented and sought after bands, including Fiji, Kolohe[...]
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[...]
Persian Screen Film Festival reception @ Doris Duke Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep6
The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Persian Screen Film Festival Presented by Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute kicks off on Sept. 6, with an opening reception. Enjoy delicious Persian-inspired dishes with a glass of Shiraz wine, beer[...]
It's a Food World After All @ Ko Olina Resort with Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
Sep7
There can’t be a better way to end a festival but on the beach, in the sand as the sun sets along Oahu’s western shore. Join 16 celebrity chefs, who will prove that the easiest[...]
HawaiiCon 2014 @ Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel | Waimea | Hawaii | United States
Sep12
Join in for this three-day, sci-fi, science, and fantasy convention on Hawaii Island. Along with panels featuring scientists, sci-fi writers, actors and actresses, comic book artists and others, there will be workshops, meet-and-greets, gaming at[...]
DJ SuperCWs Sunny Daze CD Party at The Safehouse @ The Safehouse | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep12
On Friday, September 12th 2014, The Safehouse will be hosting SuperCWs SUNNY DAZE CD party. Specializing in indie dance, tropical, fun, feel-good vibes, Christa Wittmier aka SuperCW was raised on motown and 80’s funk. DJs[...]
DJ Fred Matters at The Modern @ Addiction at The Modern Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep12
One of the country’s leading DJs, DJ Fred Matters, will be at The Modern spinning the hottest music at Addiction on Sept. 12 and 13. Having spun for intimate parties for Stevie Wonder and Prince,[...]
'Hawaii Five-0' season 5 premiere @ Waikiki Beach
Sep13
Sunset on the Beach is back for season five and everyone is invited. Celebrate the season five premiere with the cast and crew of “Hawaii Five-0.” The Beach Red Carpet begins at 6:00 PM and[...]
Showdown in Chinatown @ Kakaako Agora | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep13
Prepare yourself for a radical music video event. Filmmakers will have 336 hours, or two weeks, to make a music video using one of the provided MP3s from local artists. These songs will be released[...]
Cut Copy @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sep16
Cut Copy comes to The Republik having risen from the acid house movement in the United Kingdom and Australian electronic band Cut Copy is heading to The Republik. The band has released four studio albums,[...]
'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[...]
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  @ Moana Surfrider | 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 Hokuuleʻa’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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
'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[...]
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, September 26th, 2014. DJ RaviDrums drum set and live remixing takes it to the next level. $10.00 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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]