What To Do In Hawai’i in October

Lei Honolulu Pride

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) | October 1 and 15, and 17, 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!

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

Scarlet Honolulu Fresh Fish Drag Revue | 80 S Pauahi St. (O’ahu) | Every Saturday, 10 p.m.
Watch your favorite divas take the world famous pineapple stage for their weekly Fresh Fish Drag Revue. Be sure to check their site to see which superstar will be gracing the stage for that evening!

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.

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.

Maui Chef’s Table | Maui Tropical Plantation, 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy (Maui) | Every Saturday, 6 p.m.
Dive into a multi-course menu of dishes inspired by chefs’ personal stories and told through Maui’s seasonal ingredients. A combination of high-quality ingredients paired with creative minds and innovative techniques results in a unique culinary experience. Guests are encouraged to get up out of their seats, come to the “Chef’s Table”, see the action, take pictures, and get to know the Chefs. The kitchen is right there in the room!
To purchase tickets, click here.

Maui Pride 2018 | Various locations (Maui) | October 5 – 7
Maui Pride 2018 brings the celebration to the Valley Isle with fun events, parade, live music and more!
Friday, October 5th: Film Festival with live music by Cheryl Rae at the McCoy Studio Theatre at The MACC
Saturday, October 6th: Maui Pride 2018 with pet parade, talent show, DJs, Games, great food, giveaways and more at Trinity Episcopal Church (100 Kulanihakoi St.)
Sunday, October 7th: Brunch at Nalu’s South Shore Grill (1280 South Kihei Rd.) at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, click here.

First Friday Chinatown Gallery Walk | Chinatown (O‘ahu) | October 5, 5 – 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.

Exhibition for Honolulu Pride | Representing Who’s Brown, Queer and Also Here | The Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. (O‘ahu) | October 5, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
For those wishing to join the Pride celebration within the art community, visit The Arts At Marks Garage for an art show filled with portrait, artwork, and stories featuring LGBTQI+ People of Color sharing their art’s narrative with pride, for Honolulu Pride 2018.
For more details on the art show, click here.

Special Pride Hike with LGBT & Friends Hiking Group | The Pali Hike (Maui) | October 6, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
For the month of October, LGBT & Friends Hiking Group will be doing a special Pride Hike along the Pali trail. This 5-10 mile hike includes stunning panoramas of the central valley, ocean and neighbor islands.
For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Soulgasm Hawaii | Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St. (O’ahu) | October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Join the “Best Party To Dance” in Honolulu to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Hawaii with this all ages event filled with live music, art, dance performances, DJs and more! Featuring talents such as HiFrequency Performing Arts School, SuperCW, Madame X, Groovebox, and host Zen Chambers.
For more information, click here.

National Coming Out Day | University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2500 Campus Rd. (O’ahu) | October 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
National Coming Out Day celebrates LGBTQ+ people and friends of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This resource fair will bring local LGBTQ+ organizations, service providers, faith communities, artists and social clubs to campus. Join in on the fun for this afternoon filled with music and giveaways. This year we will feature “Coming Out Day” rainbow wristbands that we can use to wear our support in the Honolulu Pride Parade on Saturday, October 20, 2018!
For more details, click here.

The Contingency’s INBTWNS QTIPOC Party | Arts At Marks Garage, 1159 Nu’uanu Ave. (O’ahu) | October 12, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
KINGS QUEENS & INBTWNS is a safe space and dance party centered around lesbian, gay, queer, trans, and intersex indigenous + original melanated peoples of color vibing out and dancing the stress of the daily grind away in a positive, judgement-free zone.
For more information, click here.

The Village People & a Taste of Honey | Hawaii Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St. (O’ahu) | October 12, 8 p.m.
Village People celebrates their 40th Anniversary throughout 2018 with the return of their original lead singer, Victor Willis, backed by a full live band. Willis, who wrote the lyrics and sang all of the groups hits including Y.M.C.A., leads the party with his distinctive and powerful voice! Village People bring a dynamic stage presence, backed by classic Philly-disco musicians, including the original drummer of the Village People hits, Russell Dabney. This show is guaranteed to get the audience on their feet, singing along and doing the Y.M.C.A.!

Second Saturday at Hawaii State Art Museum | Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S Hotel Street (O’ahu) | October 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The second Saturday of each month, hands-on art activities for all ages in the ground floor Multipurpose Room. All materials are provided, drop in at any time during activity hours, allowing at least 30 minutes to complete a project.

Gay Mens Chorus of Honolulu Benefit Sing Along – Sound of Music | Hawaii Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St. (O’ahu) | October 13, 7 p.m.
In support of the arts in our community, the Hawaii Theatre with the Gay Mens Chorus of Honolulu invite you to join in The Sound of Music. This benefit event will support the GMCH and help kick off Pride Month in Hawai’i. This fun-filled tradition includes a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! Includes pre-show costume contest and interactive fun packs.

Bloomingdale’s Honolulu Pride Fundraiser + Shopping Party | Bloomindale’s, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (O’ahu) | October 13, 5 – 8 p.m.
Shop, sip and support Honolulu Pride!

Wang Chung’s Drag Brunch | Wang Chung’s, 2424 Koa Ave. (O’ahu) | October 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wang Chung’s has got your Sunday covered with an itinerary of fun such as a hosted brunch by Cara Mel, Drag performaces, and a catameran!

Womyn’s Breakfast Club Maui | Private location, click below to contact (Maui) | October 14, 9 – 11 a.m.
The Womyn’s Breakfast Club is an openhearted gathering for lively discussions, networking, friendships and support. A delicious healthy breakfast is served with a reservation. The club meets every second Sunday of the month in different locations around Maui. Sign onto our private Facebook page: Womyn’s Networking Bfast Club of Maui for meal reservations, locations and announcements. Let’s stay connected!
Facebook.com/Womyn’s Networking Breakfast Club Maui

Gay Island Guide’s Honolulu Pride Kick-Off Party | Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, 32490 Kalakaua Ave(O’ahu) | October 14, 1 – 6 p.m.
Start off your week of Honolulu Pride with some fun!

Mr. Miss. Ms. Gay Pride Honolulu Pride | Hulas Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (O’ahu) | October 14. 5 -10 p.m.
Kick Off Pride with the 2018 Mr, Miss, Ms Gay Pride Contest Finale. 2018 Prides Announced and Awarded. The official winners will go on to represent the LGBT community for the 2018 Pride festivities throughout the month of October. Don’t forget about door prizes!

Free HIV/AIDS Testing by Waikiki Health | University of Phoenix Kapolei Campus, 949 Kamokila Blvd. (Rm 116-117) (O’ahu) | October 16, 4 – 8 p.m.
University of Phoenix is hosting Waikiki Health at its Kapolei Campus to provide free HIV/AIDS testing as part of its HIV/AIDS Early Intervention Services (HEIS) Outreach Program. Testing is the only way to know for sure if you have HIV, and knowing your status means you can keep yourself and your sexual partners healthy.
For more information, contact George Carroll at Carroll@phoenix.edu.

Pride Film Screening of KUMU HINA | Arts At Marks Garage, 1159 Nu’uanu Ave. (O’ahu) | October 17, 6:30 p.m.
Special screening of the powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi followed by a talk story with co-producer Connie Florez.

Chitty Bang Women’s Party | Scarlet Honolulu, 80 S. Pauahi St. (O’ahu) | October 18, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Scarlet’s Honolulu Pride Party | Scarlet Honolulu, 80 S. Pauahi St. (O’ahu) | October 19, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

2018 Honolulu Pride Parade + Festival | Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki (O’ahu)| October 20, 11 a.m. – 6 p. m.
Come join Hawaii’s largest LGBT community event with dozens of Pride Banners sharing LGBT aloha. 2018 Honolulu Pride parade will kick off on Magic Island at 11 a.m. and make its way down Honolulu’s main street of Kalakaua Avenue. The Pride Festival, at Diamond Head Greens, follows the Parade and continues until 6 p.m.

Hula’s Honolulu Pride After Party | Hulas Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (O’ahu) | October 20, 6 – 10 p.m.
The official after party is at Hula’s!

Lei’s Honolulu Pride Pool After Party | Queen Kapiolani Hotel, 150 Kapahulu Ave. (O’ahu) | October 21, 12 – 5 p.m.
Hit the pool at this hip new spot in Waikiki with yours truly, Lei magazine, as part of Honolulu Pride. There will be DJs, live entertainment, cocktails, and so much fun.

Got Sh*t Done Fridays | The BoxJelly Coworking, 307A Kamani St. (O’ahu) | October 26, 5 – 8 p.m.
On every final Friday, Got Sh*t Done celebrates the end of the month over delicious cold brews from Aloha Beer Company while grooving to the juicy jams spun by DJs from Central Pacific Time.
Click here for more info.

Hallowbaloo Street Festival | Chinatown (O’ahu) | October 27, 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The 11th Annual Hallowbaloo: Costumes, Music, Food, Arts and Craft Beer Festival. Hosted in historic Downtown Honolulu, Chinatown and venues at Aloha Tower Marketplace. (All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Event held rain or shine) a percentage of Bar Sales will be donated to Habitat for Humanity fundraiser for Volcano Relief.
Click here to buy tickets!

Cheers and Beers Pride Night with Maui Pride | Maui Brewing Co., 605 Lipoa Pkwy. (Maui) | October 28, 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.

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