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 on Bear Boat, 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. hulas.com
Trivia Night | Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers St. (Oʻahu) | January 7 and 21, 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. bacchus-waikiki.com
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. surfjack.com
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. blazingsaddleshi.org
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! 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 – 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/lahaina
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. (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
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. mauiwine.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
First Friday Chinatown Gallery Walk | Chinatown (O‘ahu) | January 4, 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. firstfridayhawaii.com
Wailuku First Friday Town Party | North Market Street (O‘ahu) | January 4, 6 – 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) | January 6, 10:30 – 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. nalusmaui.com
LGBT & Friends Hiking Group | Lower Waikamoi Trail (Maui) | January 12, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Maui hikers, come out the hiking group for an unspoiled hiking trail, that begins at the 9.5 mile marker along the road to Hāna. The group will be planning to hike 3 sections of the route which will take a total of 3 hours. At the end of the hike, enjoy the pool and waterfall for a bit before heading back!
For more information, click here.
Second Saturday at Hawaii State Art Museum | Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S Hotel Street (Oʻahu) | January 12, 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. sfca.hawaii.gov
Pacific Islands Arts Festival | Kapiʻolani Park (Oʻahu) | January 19-20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The 19th annual Pacific Island Arts Festival held in Kapiolani Park offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the work and demonstrations of more than 75 Hawaii artists. Live music and hula, some great shave ice, and on Sunday, a lion dance to help our artists and guests bring in the Chinese New Year. Click here for more information.
Kailua Night Market | 50 Kihapai St. (Oʻahu) | January 18, 5 – 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
Got Sh*t Done Fridays | The BoxJelly Coworking, 307A Kamani St. (Oʻahu) | January 25, 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 information.
Secret Record Store at Downbeat Lounge | Downbeat Lounge, 42 N. Hotel St. (Oʻahu) | January 26, 3 – 8 p.m.
This event occurs monthly, on the fourth Saturday. Pick up vinyl records at Downbeat Lounge’s Secret Record Store, a mobile vinyl pop-up store. Albums range from a variety of genres such as Motown, Soul, and Reggae. facebook.com/SecretRecordStore/
Cheers and Beers Pride Night with Maui Pride | Maui Brewing Co., 605 Lipoa Pkwy. (Maui) | January 27, 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. mauibrewing.com
The Contingency proudly presents: KINGS, QUEENS & INBTWNS | The Manifest, 32 N. Hotel st., (Oʻahu) | January 31, 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 and dancing the stress of the daily grind away in a positive, judgement-free zone. Instagram.com/thecontingency