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 the events below.
Booze Cruise with The Aloha Bears | Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers St. (Oʻahu) | Every second Sunday, 11:30 a.m. | $35 members, $40 non-members
Meet other Bears at Bacchus before setting sail through Waikiki, then enjoying an open-bar while at sea. Guests are also invited back to Bacchus for lunch, included in ticket price.
Open Mic Nite | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (Oʻahu) | Every Monday, 6–9 p.m.
Start off your week with some fun at Waikiki’s legendary gay bar. Whether you’re a soloist or part of a band for the night, all performers receive a free drink.
Trivia Night | Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers St. (Oʻahu) | April 2 and 16, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Test your knowledge at Bacchus every first and third Monday of the month. Form a team of two or six people, enjoy drink specials and delicious food, and have good fun.
Tasting Room at Mahina & Sun’s | Mahina & Sun’s, 412 Lewers Street (O’ahu) | Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Every Tuesday, sample libations courtesy of our vendors and partners of Mahina & Sun’s. Look forward to craft beers, wines, or spirits. Provided complimentary.
Blazing Saddles Hawaii | Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse Ballroom (Oʻahu) | Every Tuesday at Ala Wai Golf Course, 6:30–9:15 p.m.; every second Tuesday at Scarlet, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Learn the two-step, waltzes, line-dancing, swing and much more! Free dance lessons take place from 6:30-7pm. No entrance fee and all events include food and refreshments.
Trivia Night | The Brewseum®, 901 Waimanu Street (O‘ahu) | Every Wednesday, 6 — 8 p.m.
Come on down and experience our weekly trivia night at the Brewseum®. Duke hosts this fast-paced interactive trivia game using TV’s, HD projectors & custom slides with new questions every week!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | The Safehouse at The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd #30 (Oʻahu) | Every first Thursday, 9 p.m.
Come on down to this party that celebrates Honolulu’s LGBT community.
Courtyard Yoga | Ward Village Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd (O’ahu) | Every Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a complimentary yoga class in Kolowalu Park.
Raw Sugar | Tapa’s Waikiki, 407 Seaside Ave. (Oʻahu) | Every Friday, 10 p.m. — 2 a.m.
Come satisfy your sugar rush and dance the night away at one of Waikiki’s newest and hottest venues.
Art Night in Lahaina Town | Throughout Lahaina (Maui) | Every second Friday, 6 – 9 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.
Hula’s Catamaran | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (Oʻahu) | Every Saturday, 1:45–5 p.m.
Grab your captain hat and set sail with Hula’s Famous Gay Catamaran Cruise through the waters of Waikiki.
hulas.com, buy tickets here
DIVAS (D.ancing I.mpersonating V.ixens with A.ttitude and S.ass) | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (Oahu) | Every first and third Saturday, 10 p.m.
This dance-centered drag show has a rotating cast comprised of both “drag” and transgender entertainers. The upbeat show incorporates various forms of dance and movement, and keeps things light by including the occasional comedy act or acts that require audience participation.
Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick Swenson | Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania (O’ahu) | March 1 – July 29
The Honolulu Museum of Art presents the first major solo museum exhibition of Erick Swenson. Based in Dallas, Swenson creates labor-intensive sculptures from cast polyurethane resin. The degree of precision and detail necessary to create these works is truly awe-inspiring and a single sculpture can take up to two years to complete. This survey exhibition of 11 works includes two new sculptures, one of a hammerhead shark created expressly for the show that the museum has acquired.
Learn more at honolulumuseum.org
First Friday Chinatown Gallery Walk | Chinatown (O‘ahu) | April 6, 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Chinatown is the place to be if you want to join the hip crowds at the many unique galleries, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants that feature exciting art exhibits and free entertainment. Come to see the main events between 5 and 9 p.m., and stay for the late night party at some of the trendiest, most popular bars in Honolulu.
CONTACT 2018 | Honolulu Museum of Art School and other various locations (O’ahu) | April 6 – 21
An annual exhibition of contemporary art exploring the notion of “contact” as it relates to the Hawaiian Islands, its people, and their experiences. CONTACT 2018 offers a comprehensive survey of contemporary art in Hawaii, with a critical focus on what it means to live, coexist, and be from or transplant to Hawaii. This year, eight satellite venues will include CONTACT 2018 exhibits in Aupuni Space, Bishop Museum, Hawaii Theatre Center, Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Center,
Saks Fifth Avenue, The Surfjack Hotel and T Galleria.
For more information, visit contacthawaii.com
First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch with Maui Pride | Nalu’s North Shore Grill, 1280 S Kihei Rd (Maui) | April 8, 10:30 – 12:00
Join up every first Sunday of the month at Nalu’s in Kihei for Maui Pride’s popular LGBTQ Sunday Brunch.
New Wave Friday | South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi St. (O‘ahu) | April 13, 5 – 9 p.m.
This family-friendly pau hana event happens every second Friday of the month. The evening is filled with shops from local artists, entertainment, food, activities for kids and more at South Shore Market and Ward Village.
LGBT & Friends Hiking Group | La Perouse Bay Hike (Maui) | April 14, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Take a hike with Maui Pride through the slopes of West Maui, along the Makamakaole Stream, one of the least developed regions of our island. This hike is nicknamed “13 Crossings,” because that is the number of times the trail crosses the stream through a bamboo forest before the trail ends at a waterfall. Come along for the adventure!
RSVP at mauipride.org.
Sunset Pilates O Ka La | The Penthouse Lanai at The Surfjack Hotel (O’ahu) | April 19, 6 – 7 p.m.
Watch the sunset behind the Waikiki skyline from the penthouse lanai at The Surfjack Hotel. Every third Thursday of the month, join yogi and Pilates instructor Chelsea Peck for a dynamic group Pilates session. No mat? No worries. Mats are provided by Lululemon Honolulu.
Sign up for classes here.
Honolulu Aids Walk | Kapiolani Park (O’ahu) | April 22, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join the O’ahu community to walk to help fight and bring awareness to the spread of HIV. This year is the 27th year walking to fight the spread of HIV in Hawai`i and the Pacific. The Honolulu AIDS Walk will continue to focus on building positive lasting relationships with the community to focus on stopping the spread of HIV.
To sign up or make a support, visit lifefoundation.org
#MeToo Monologues | Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St. (O’ahu) | April 28, 8 – 9 p.m.
Hawai’i Pacific University’s first “#MeToo Monologues” a show about Identity written by members of the community for members of the community. The #MeToo Monologues cast is a balanced, mix of stories about gender, sexual orientation, race, sexual abuse, and more. Some of the stories performed have been submitted anonymously, while others will be performed by their authors. Come and support your fellow community as we share in a night of coming together to say “Me Too”. It will be a journey into experiences that you may not otherwise have access too.
Click here for more information.
Lavender Clinic REACH Youth Program: Art Gallery Tour & Sculpture Demo | UH Manoa BFA Exhibition, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (O’ahu) | April 29, 12 – 2 p.m.
A special guided tour of the annual BFA art exhibition by several of the artists, students of the graduating class at the UH Manoa’s Department of Art and Art History, followed by metal sculpture demonstration led by artist/teacher Linda Yamamoto.
Cheers and Beers Pride Night with Maui Pride | Maui Brewing Co., 605 Lipoa Pkwy. (Maui) | April 29, 3 – 8 p.m.
Stop by and enjoy some great music and mingle with old and new friends on the last Sunday of every month! Special Maui Pride t-shirts will be available with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Children’s Mental Health supporting Maui’s LGBTQ Youth.
The Contingency proudly presents: KINGS, QUEENS & INBTWNS | The Manifest, 32 N. Hotel st., (O’ahu) | April 26, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The Contingency Proudly Presents: KINGS, QUEENS & INBTWNS — A 21+ QTIPOC safe space and dance party centered around lesbian, gay, queer, trans, and intersex indigenous + original melanated peoples of color vibing out & dancing the stress of the daily grind away in a positive, judgement-free zone.
MauiWine Tasting | Ulupalakua Ranch, 14800 Piilani Hwy. (Maui) | Monday–Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Come delight each of your senses and taste exquisite handcrafted wines. This rare vineyard experience will give you some unforgettable memories and is steeped in rich culture. It is perfect for a romantic getaway or a fun group experience with friends.