While you are in Hawaiʻi, do you want to party? Stay fit, yoga-style? Eat out? Experience the culture? Any of the above? Then check out these events.
Yoga | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (O‘ahu) | Wednesdays and Sundays, 9–10 a.m. | $10
Bring clothes to move in and get ready to stretch your body and limits with David Sanders and Yoga Teacher Friends at O‘ahu’s most beloved gay bar in Waikiki. But don’t worry, classes are conducted at your pace.
Open Mic Mondays | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (O‘ahu) | Mondays, 6–9 p.m.
Grab the mic and let your inner vocalist shine at Waikiki’s longstanding gay bar. Come alone or with friends – all performers receive a free drink either way.
Scarlet Fever Drag Revue | Scarlet Honolulu, 80 S. Pauahi St. (O‘ahu) | Saturdays, 10 p.m.
Keep the party going all night at Scarlet Honolulu, one of the island’s craziest dance clubs. LGBTQ or not, all are welcome to check out Scarlet’s weekly drag show.
Taco Tuesdays | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (O‘ahu) | Tuesdays, 3:30–9:30 p.m.
Spice up your Tuesdays with a little Latin flare at Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand. Enjoy $5 margaritas, $2 tacos and live music from 6-9 p.m.
Art Night In Lahaina Town | Throughout Lahaina (Maui) | Every second Friday night, 5:30 -10 p.m.
Lahaina is called the “Art Capital of the Pacific” because it is home to more art galleries per capita than any other town in the United States. Each second Friday, galleries stay open late to hold special shows and feature artists in action. Guests may also enjoy live music and outdoor vendor booths.
Bear Fridays at Bacchus | Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers St. (O‘ahu) | Every Friday evening
Meet and play with other bears and LGBTQIA community at Bacchus on Friday nights. A perfect way to wind down after a busy week at work, or to kick off a weekend to remember in Waikiki.
Hula’s Catamaran | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (O‘ahu) | Saturdays, 3–4:30 p.m.
Set sail on Hula’s wild, weekly Catamaran voyage and catch a scenic glimpse of Waikiki from the waves. Tickets can be bought the day of sail from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kanikapila Jam Sessions | 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano (Hawai‘i Island) | Tuesdays, 5:30–7 p.m. | $5 donation suggested
Bring your own instrument to this informal, “garage style” jam session held weekly at the Volcano Art Center’s Great Room.
Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron | 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano (Hawai‘i Island) | Wednesdays, 5:30–7 p.m. | $5
Whether you’re a longtime practitioner or just a yoga beginner, yoga classes with certified Kripalu-style yoga instructor Jo Caron offer an opportunity for rejuvenation, relaxation and mindfulness.
Identify Yourself | Honolulu Museum of Art (O‘ahu)| September 3 – April 24
Who are we? The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Identify Yourself exhibit poses that question with an introspective exhibit featuring textiles that chronicle and explore the human condition from countries across the world.
Plastic Fantastic? | Spalding House, 2411 Makiki Heights Dr. (O‘ahu) | Throughout April
This spring exhibition at Spalding House, the second location of Honolulu Museum of Art, which is set on an enchanting campus in Makiki Heights, focuses on plastic—its history, its discovery, and how it is used for everything from water bottles to works of art. The exhibition also explores the material’s effect on the environment and cultures worldwide.
American Array | Honolulu Museum of Art (O‘ahu) | Throughout April
Postwar and Contemporary modern art is highlighted in this interesting and thought-provoking exhibit which includes the works of Alice Neel, Tom Wesselmann and many more.
Art Maui 2016 | Maui Arts and Cultural Center (Maui) | March 28 – April 23
The works of dozens of artists and visual designers will be featured at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center for their annual event aimed at showcasing the talents and artistry of Maui County.
First Sunday LGBT Brunch | Nalu South Shore Grill, Kihei (Maui) | Sunday, April 3, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Gather with the Maui LGBT community for a tasty brunch at Nalu’s South Shore Grill.
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Maui Pride LGBT & Friends Hiking Group | La Perouse Bay (Maui) | Saturday April 9, 8 a.m.
Tackle scenic LA Perouse Bay with other LGBT hikers in this community-organized event.
Art with Aloha | Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center (Maui) | Wednesday, April 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Enjoy a chance to talk story with Dalani Tanahy as she demonstrates the ancient and beautiful art style and crafting process of a Hawaiian Kapa.
Money Talks | Kuma Kahua Theatre (Oʻahu) | Sunday, April 17, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Enjoy a unique theatrical collaboration between author Marcia Zina Mager and singer/songwriter Lucie Lynch described as a TED Talk-esque musical play that explores the pair’s financial troubles in Honolulu.
Rainbow Dine-Out | Hana Ranch Provisions (Maui) | Tuesday, April 19, 6 p.m.
Join the Maui Pride community for their monthly dinner out. A fun, social and delicious way to interact with the Maui LGBT community.