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.
Trivia Night | Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers St. (Oʻahu) | February 4 & 18, 7:00 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. bacchus-waikiki.com
Tasting Room at Mahina & Sun’s | Mahina & Sun’s, 412 Lewers Street (O’ahu) | Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday, sample libations courtesy of our vendors and partners of Mahina & Sun’s. Look forward to craft beers, wines, or spirits. Provided complimentary. surfjack.com
Blazing Saddles Hawaii | Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse Ballroom (Oʻahu) | Every Tuesday at Ala Wai Golf Course, 6:30 p.m. – 9:15 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. blazingsaddleshi.org
Trivia Night | The Brewseum, 901 Waimanu Street (O‘ahu) | Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 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! brewseums.com
Battleship Bingo | The Brewseum, 901 Waimanu Street (O‘ahu) | Every Thursday, 6 p.m.
Hawaii’s only Battleship Bingo is waiting for you to join in on the fun! Flashback to your childhood game-nights with your friends and family. Prizes and happy hour prices are provided. brewseums.com
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. wardvillage.com
Art Night in Lahaina Town | Throughout Lahaina (Maui) | Every second Friday, 6 p.m. – 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. mauifridays.com
Hula’s Catamaran | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (Oʻahu) | Every Saturday, 1:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. | $25
Grab your captain hat and set sail with Hula’s Famous Gay Catamaran Cruise through the waters of Waikiki. hulas.com
Scarlet Honolulu Fresh Fish Drag Revue | 80 S Pauahi St. (Oʻahu) | 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! scarlethonolulu.com
DIVAS (D.ancing I.mpersonating V.ixens with A.ttitude and S.ass) | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (Oʻahu) | 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. hulas.com
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! Click here to purchase tickets.
Hawaii Gay Kickball League | Kapiʻolani Regional Park, 3840 Paki Ave (Oʻahu) | Every Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Hawaii Gay Kickball league is a co-ed community minded group that strives to provide an inclusive, safe, and enjoyable atmosphere for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and the LGBTQI-friendly community. Our long-term hope is to provide the community with multiple athletic options. We accept all skill levels and celebrate diversity through sport! hawaiigaykickball.com
Bear Boat with The Aloha Bears | Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers St. (Oʻahu) | Every second Sunday, 11:30 a.m. | $40 members, $45 non-members
Meet other Bears at Bacchus before setting sail through Waikiki on Bear Boat, then enjoying an open-bar while at sea. Guests are also invited back to Bacchus for lunch, included in ticket price. thealohabears.com
MauiWine Tasting | Ulupalakua Ranch, 14800 Piilani Hwy. (Maui) | Every Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 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. mauiwine.com
Chinese New Year Celebration | Chinatown Cultural Plaza, 100 N. Beretania St. (O’ahu) | February 1, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Do not miss this Chinese New Year Celebration, as the Year of the Pig is welcomed! Festivities are held all day—a parade, the popular Lion Dance, fireworks, and more. Entertainment is guaranteed. Parking is not, so consider making use of O’ahu’s public transportation system. Click here for more information.
Barrio Vintage Presents “PROTEA” | Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St. (O’ahu) | February 1, 7:30 p.m.
This First Friday at the Hawaii State Art Museum, Barrio Vintage presents PROTEA, a celestial fashion show in the museum’s newly opened Sculpture Garden. Showcasing their collection of vintage that they have been amassing for years, accompanied by visual projections by Alec Singer, floral artistry by Mei Day Hawaii, and fantastic music by DJ Gnaraly that will transcend you into a different planet. This event is free and open to the public with live music by PAGE to follow. Click here for more information.
First Friday Chinatown Gallery Walk | Chinatown (O‘ahu) | February 1, 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. firstfridayhawaii.com
Wailuku First Friday Town Party | North Market Street (O‘ahu) | February 1, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wailuku Town’s monthly street party is filled with live music, sidewalk artisans, crafters, and food vendors. Live music at the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park, special music at Maui Thing stage and visit the local restaurants and get Wailuku Good Eats! Click here for more information.
First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch with Maui Pride | Nalu’s North Shore Grill, 1280 S Kihei Rd (Maui) | February 3, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join up every first Sunday of the month at Nalu’s in Kihei for Maui Pride’s popular LGBTQ Sunday Brunch. mauipride.org
LGBT & Friends Hiking Group | Makawao Forest Preserve, Kahakapao Loop Trail (Maui) | February 9, 8:30 a.m.
Although many non-native trees were introduced to the island of Maui for the sake of a US Timber experiment, some native species can still be found there, including the well-known ohia lehua tree that provides nectar for native honeycreepers. Come out and experience the 5.5 mile trail this reserve has to offer. Hikers will meet at 8:30 at the Starbucks Parking Lot (near the OLD Lowe’s) on Dairy Road to carpool. Click here for more information.
Second Saturday at Hawaii State Art Museum | Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S Hotel Street (Oʻahu) |February 9, 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. This month, pour your heart into art with the Hawaii Watercolor Society! Learn watercolor techniques and make your own painting to take home. All materials are provided, drop in at any time during activity hours, allowing at least 30 minutes to complete a project. sfca.hawaii.gov
POW! WOW! Hawaii 2019 | Kaka’ako district (O’ahu) | February 10 – 18
Come together to be a part of this annual week-long event supporting our local and global street artists as they create, beautify, and educate our community about art, culture and music. This event brings over one hundred artists together to create murals and spread their passion for using street art as a healthy outlet. powwowhawaii.com
Great Aloha Run | Aloha Tower, 155 Ala Moana Blvd (O’ahu) | February 16, 7:00 a.m.
Gather to either participate or cheer on O’ahu’s runners as they help mark the 35th anniversary for the 8.1-mile Great Aloha Run. Beginning at Aloha Tower, runners will make their way along Nimitz Highway to finish on the floor of Aloha Stadium. greataloharun.com
The Aloha Classic | Kapiolani Park (O’ahu) | February 16 & 17, various times
The ladies and men of Hawaii Gay Flag Football League (HIGFFL) bring to us the fourth annual pick-up flag football tournament. Bring your squad, and cheer on the morning games during President’s Day weekend. thealohaclassic.com
Honolulu African American Film Festival | Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St. (O’ahu) | February 16—24, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
In its 8th year, the Honolulu African American Film Festival honors African American cinema with a showcase of films broadening the cultural diaspora. An emphasis on positive image reinforcement and elimination of stereotype is the mission of this platform. Come celebrate Black History Month during this week-long event. honolulumuseum.org
Vertical Sideshow Presents: Zu | Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St. (O’ahu) | February 16, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. | $25 online, $35 at door
Created by 2013 International King of Burlesque, Ray Gunn, Zu is a story-based immersive theatrical event. Burlesque, drag, dance, circus arts, and comedy are mashed together resulting in an alluring trip through an erotic, animalistic world. Zu features the local talent of Miss Savvy, Lola Love, The Aphrodisiacs, and many more! VIP tickets and booths are available, and general admission is first come, first serve seating. prettypeacockproductions.com
Kailua Night Market | 50 Kihapai St. (Oʻahu) | February 16, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Kailua Night Market is an independent night market. Our market’s mission is to support small local business and build community. Kailua Night Market showcases diverse cultural and food offerings and welcome visitors to the Kailua District. Our goal is transforming Kailua town into a neighborhood cultural gem, making Kailua Town come alive at night. kailuanightmarket.com
La Voix from Britain’s Got Talent & The Ab Fab Movie | KCC Performing Arts Center, 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy | February 19, 7 p.m. | $25 advance, $30 at door
For more than a decade, La Voix has been turning the acts of big divas into her own in a unique adult-themed stage show. Welcome La Voix, for this is her first time performing in the state! lavoix.co.uk
Run for Beer | Maui Brewing Co., 605 Lipoa Pkwy. (Maui) | February 23, 11 a.m.
Hawaii Brewing Running Series presents a 5K course event that starts and ends at MBC Kihei. Festivities and beer discounts for all. Donations go to Hawaii Island Land Trust (HILT). mauibrewing.com