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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.

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[...]
Winter Walk Chinatown @ Chinatown Arts District | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec5
The Chinatown Arts District Merchants Association Announces its first annual holiday decorating display and contest, Winter Walk Chinatown. Participating merchants throughout Chinatown will be getting festive this month by adding a breath of good holiday[...]
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.” See how the story unfolds as two World War[...]
Sweet Soiree @ The ARTS at Marks Garage | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec11
Written and directed by Lola Love, Sweet Soiree is a theatrical burlesque sing-a-long hosted by Foxy Knoxx. Guests will be enchanted and delighted by the performances of Miss Catwings, Lola Love, Lolli Anomaly, Jacqui Boom[...]
CHANGE: 125 Years Through the Eyes of Bishop Museum @ Bishop Museum | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec12
Bishop Museum’s 125th anniversary year culminates in the unveiling of CHANGE: 125 Years Through the Eyes of Bishop Museum. This one-of-its-kind exhibition offers a dynamic portal through time in which visitors can explore Hawai‘i’s remarkable[...]
Hawaii State Ballet presents the "Alumni" 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 “Alumni” Nutcracker, directed by John Landovsky. This performance will feature long-time members and alumni of the Hawaii[...]
24-7 Danceforce presents "50" @ Paliku Theatre | Kaneohe | Hawaii | United States
Dec20
24-7 Danceforceʻs 50th Dance Xperience presents a retrospective of the past 22 years of concerts since becoming a dance company in 1991. Current studio dancers along with numerous alumni will flood the Palikū Theatre stage[...]
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[...]
Jingle Rock Run @ Mother Waldron Park | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec21
Make-A-Wish Hawaii will be holding its 2nd annual Jingle Rock Run at 6 p.m. in Downtown Honolulu and Kakaʻako. It’s a very family-friendly 5k walk or run that also includes a “keiki sprint” for children[...]
Hunky Santa Fundraiser @ Hula's Bar & Lei Stand | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec24
Each year, Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand raises money through their annual Hunky Santa Fundraiser. This year’s Hunky Santa is Gabriel and the 100% of the event’s proceeds goes to the Life Foundation, an organization[...]
Cosmic Gate @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec26
Nic Chagail and DJ Bossi are German’s electronic music duo, Cosmic Gate. Through their atomic on-stage synergy, Nic & Bossi have created countless unforgettable dance floor nights. They’re best known for club-busting singles “The Drums,”[...]
Paws on Path: Peacock Flats @ Hawaiian Humane Society | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec27
Hawaiian Humane Society’s hiking club, Paws on the Path, meets the last Saturday of every month to explore Hawaii with pets and friends. This month they’re heading to Peacock Flats, located on the North Shore[...]
Save the Sea Turtles 15-year Anniversary @ Chuns Reef Beach | Hawaii | United States
Dec27
Join Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii at the Save the Sea Turtles final cleanup at Chun’s Reef on the North Shore of Oahu. They have been doing cleanups and collecting data from this area on a monthly[...]
Manifest's Art and Espresso @ The Manifest | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec27
Unleash your inner artist and head to The Manifest for art, espresso and fun. The Manifest will provide a live model to sketch, draw or paint but art supplies are not included so remember to[...]
Revive The Live Winter Music Festival 2014 @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec27
The Revive The Live Winter Music Festival’s focus is to celebrate and perpetuate the revival of Live Island Reggae Music in Hawaii. The one night festival will feature the top artists out of Jamaica, California[...]
Improv BrewHa-Hanukka with Fernando @ Ong King Art Center | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec27
Think Fast Improv welcomes Special Guest Fernando Pacheco, comedian and host of “The Walk of Shame” (ALT 105.9) for a night of unscripted comedy. Join Think Fast and improv comedians from around the island as[...]
5th Annual Winter Wonderland @ The Groove Kakaako | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec27
102.7 Da Bomb and Wonderland Entertainment presents the 5th annual Winter Wonderland featuring DJ 3LAU. This Las Vegas progressive and electro producer is known primarily for his bootlegs and remixes. His style mainly incorporates top[...]
The Stylistics @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec27
The Stylistics were one of the best-known Philadelphia soul music vocal groups of the ’70s. They formed in 1968 and were comprised of singers Russell Thompkins, Jr., Herb Murrell, Airrion Love, James Smith and James[...]
Chinatown Tour & Lunch with Slow Food Oahu @ Chinatown | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec28
Explore the history, culture and food traditions of Honolulu’s Chinatown. Explore its markets to learn about seafood, fresh produce and traditional foods. Visit bakeries, noodle factories, specialty shops, temples and historic sites. Sample local foods[...]
Nocturna Fight Club - End of the Year Tournament @ Nocturna Lounge | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec28
Calling all gamers to Nocturna Lounge to prove their fighting skills in Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom and Guilty Gear Xrd. Winners can end the year knowing they are the best of[...]
Winter Bash @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec29
The Hawaii Teen Muzik Fest presents Winter Bash, a zero-tolerance alcohol and drug-free event exclusive to Hawaii’s teens ages 13 to 18. These lucky youths will welcome, for the first time to the Hawaii Teen[...]
A Family New Year's Eve at D&B @ Dave and Busters | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
Bring the entire family to ring in the new year at Dave & Buster’s. This family event will be hosted in one of their private rooms and offers two packages which include an appetizer buffet,[...]
New Year's Eve Gala @ Koolau Ballrooms | Kaneohe | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
Join the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra for an exclusive concert, cocktails, dinner and dancing in the beautiful Glass Ballroom at Koolau. Special guests for the night include legendary conductor Sir Neville Marriner and his wife Lady[...]
Eat The Street: Party of the Year! @ Kakaako Waterfront Park (end of Ohe St.) | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
Eat the Street is teaming up with “Party of the Year” to present the last ETS of 2014. Enjoy over 40 food trucks, a beer garden and amazing views of the firework show. Stay tuned[...]
House of Cards  @ The Modern Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
Experience Vegas at The Modern Honolulu as they transform their ballroom into a Las Vegas experience. From table games to a nightclub, this event will be unlike any other. All VIP entry and Table Experience[...]
Party of the Year @ Kakaako Beach Park Amphitheater | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
Party of the Year has been voted Hawaii’s number one biggest and best New Year’s Eve party for four years in a row. This event has it all with seven party areas including Eat The[...]
Tiki Drop New Year's Eve Party @ Tiki's Grill & Bar | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Tiki’s Grill & Bar with a special $65 prix fixe menu or full-dinner menu. Patrons will have the best view of the fireworks overlooking Waikiki Beach while dancing to two[...]
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[...]
Casino Royale - New Year's Eve LUX at The Trump @ Lux at the Trump International Hotel | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
Celebrate the new year in the utmost luxury at Lux at The Trump – Casino Royale. This all-inclusive, upscale event features all of the finest cuisine imaginable with each dining station paired specially with a[...]
NYE2015 Crystal at Hula's  @ Hula's Bar & Lei Stand | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
Hula’s Bar & Lei stand is the place to be in Waikiki for New Year’s Eve. This year’s theme is “Crystal” with elegant and beautiful decor that transforms into a raging after-party from midnight to[...]
ScHoolboy Q @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
ScHoolboy Q is at the forefront of Californian gangster rap revivalism and is one of the more beloved artists to emerge from that scene in quite some time. He’s a quarter of TDE super-group Black[...]
A Night at Studio 53 @ 53 By The Sea | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
53 By The Sea and Tantriq Entertainment present A Night At Studio 53 – A New Years Eve celebration set on the Kakaako waterfront, with unparalleled views of Waikiki, Diamondhead, and the Ala Moana NYE[...]
Reveal 2015 New Year's Eve at Rumfire @ Rumfire | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
They’re showing it all off at Sheraton Waikiki’s Reveal 2015 New Year’s Eve event featuring DJ Tina T and DJ Evil One. Be among the first to party in the all new oceanfront bar and[...]
A Star-Studded New Year's Eve @ M | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
M Nightclub and Tantriq Entertainment will host their annual New Year’s Eve block party at Restaurant Row. This is an indoor/outdoor event bringing back the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood. Guests will toast to[...]
Longhi's New Years Spectacular @ Longhi's Ala Moana | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
Longhi’s New Years Spectacular 2015 features a delicious four-course fireworks dinner with fireworks visible from each table at midnight. At 10 p.m., the Funk-A-Holics will provide live entertainment for anyone wanting to dance their way[...]
Moana Surfrider's Banyan Party @ Moana Surfrider | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
This Hawaiian-inspired “Pre-Resolution Party” is a final chance to unwind before making your New Year’s resolution. The Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa continues its tradition of welcoming the New Year at the most[...]
New Year's Eve Special CabaRAE Show @ Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dec31
Waikiki’s hottest new variety show and ultra lounge, CabaRAE is set to ring in 2015 with a spectacular New Year’s Eve show featuring new acrobatic duo, The Azzario Sisters and Oahu’s premiere after party beat[...]
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[...]
Improv Skills Drop-in Class: Teamwork @ HIFI COOP at Ward Warehouse | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan6
Good teamwork skills improves performance, efficiency and trust within a group. Improv is a collaborative art form and teamwork is essential. There are hundreds of improv exercises and games designed to build trust, support and[...]
Chinatown Invasion @ Ong King Art Center | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan9
Hawaii’s premiere unscripted comedy show, featuring Hawaii’s biggest improv team Think Fast, the debut of It’s Not Wolves, and more. Come out for a fun time, support live performances, and have a few drinks.
Canine Game Day @ Neal S. Blaisdell Park | Aiea | Hawaii | United States
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[...]
Cash Cash @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan10
New York’s emerging electronic music trio, Cash Cash fuses captivating pop vocals and their signature banging electro-house beats. They’ve already captivated dance music insiders and tastemakers like Electro Magazine, Complex’s Do Androids Dance and Dancing[...]
Humane Ambassador Training @ Hawaiian HUmane Society | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan11
Help shape the character of Oahu’s youth as a Hawaiian Humane Society education volunteer by attending this training workshop. Each Hawaiian Ambassador will share important messages about animal welfare, promote responsible pet ownership, educate individuals[...]
Improv Skills Drop-in Class: Teamwork @ HIFI COOP at Ward Warehouse | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan13
Good teamwork skills improves performance, efficiency and trust within a group. Improv is a collaborative art form and teamwork is essential. There are hundreds of improv exercises and games designed to build trust, support and[...]
HNL SOUP @ fishcake | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan14
HNL SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Honolulu. For a donation of $12 attendees receive soup, salad, bread and a vote. Throughout the evening participants will hear from three presentations[...]
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[...]
La Danse: Swan Lake Suite @ Mamiya Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan18
Honolulu Classical Ballet presents an original production, “La Danse: Swan Lake Suite.” The company’s first performance of 2015 is a modern twist on the famed ballet, “Swan Lake.” New and original classical works are set[...]
Out of the Box: Maisey Rika  @ Doris Duke Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan18
Maori singer-songwriter Maisey Rika has been compared to everyone from Tracey Chapman to Lily Allen, Sade to India Arie. Whatever the references, her acoustic-based sound and expressive vocals make her one of Aoetearoa’s most exciting[...]
Improv Skills Drop-in Class: Teamwork @ HIFI COOP at Ward Warehouse | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan20
Good teamwork skills improves performance, efficiency and trust within a group. Improv is a collaborative art form and teamwork is essential. There are hundreds of improv exercises and games designed to build trust, support and[...]
The Arts District Holistic Fair @ Louis Pohl Gallery & eleven44 | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan24
Start your new year with a spiritual tune-up to get grounded, realize your creative potential and discover what’s in store for 2015. This is the first ever pop-up event hosted by two Arts District community[...]
Out of the Box: Will Champlin  @ Doris Duke Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan30
The Voice season five finalist Will Champlin hits Doris Duke Theatre—six months after his father, former Chicago member Bill Champlin, wowed the crowd. What’s in store? He’ll perform songs from his new album Borrowing Trouble—here[...]
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[...]
Jersey Fun Run  @ Aloha Stadium | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Jan31
ESPN 1420 is proud to present the 2015 Jersey Fun Run. This family-friendly event will bring together sports fans of all ages. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey or colors to represent[...]