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. thealohabears.com
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
Wanderlust Festival O’ahu | Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku (O’ahu) | March 1 – 4
During this four-day festival, learn different styles of yoga from world-famous instructors, take in live music under the stars at Kuilima Point, get inspired by talks from today’s thought leaders, indulge in Hawaiian and organic delicacies, and explore the great outdoors—go surfing in Kahana Bay, hiking through banyan tree groves, mountain biking, horseback riding, paddle boarding, ziplining, eco-kayaking among sea turtles and more.
For more information, visit wanderlust.com.
Trivia Night | Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers St. (Oʻahu) | March 5 and 19, 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
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. jointherepublik.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
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. facebook.com/rawsugarhnl
Art Night in Lāhainā Town | Throughout Lāhainā (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
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. hulas.com
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
2018 Women of Wonders Film Fest | Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S Beretania St. (O’ahu) | March 1 – 2, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women around the world and in Hawai‘i through the Women of Wonders Film Fest. This event is free and open to the public. hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org
First Friday Chinatown Gallery Walk | Chinatown (O‘ahu) | March 2, 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
Hi’iaka & Pele | Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (Hawai’i Island) | March 3, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Discover two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses, sisters Pelehonuamea (Pele) and Hi‘iaka, and the natural phenomena they represent. Visitors will experience the sisters coming alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape of Kahuku on this easy 1.7-mile walk on the main road in Kahuku. Enter the Kahuku unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on the mauka side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5, and meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended.
For more information, click here.
First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch with Maui Pride | Nalu’s North Shore Grill, 1280 S Kihei Rd (Maui) | March 4, 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. nalusmaui.com
New Wave Friday | South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi St. (O’ahu) | March 9, 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. wardvillage.com
24th Annual Honolulu Festival | Honolulu (O’ahu) | March 9 – 11
The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii’s premier cultural event, promoting understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Through the exchange of the traditional arts, festivals, crafts and sports of Japan and many other countries in the Pacific Rim region, the festival aims to cultivate the friendship across cultures, and take a part in achieving the world peace. honolulufestival.com
LGBT & Friends Hiking Group | Makamakaole Stream “13 Crossings” (Maui) | March 10, 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) | March 15, 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.
Prince Kūhiō Festival Ho‘olaule‘a/Hō‘ike‘ike | Kapiolani Park (O’ahu) | March 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Ho‘olaule‘a/Hō‘ike‘ike at Kapi‘olani Park will feature Hawaiian civic clubs and exhibits by Native Hawaiian organizations and businesses. There’ll also be Hawaiian food booths, Hawaiian arts and crafts and free entertainment. princekuhiofestival.com
Cheers and Beers Pride Night with Maui Pride | Maui Brewing Co., 605 Lipoa Pkwy. (Maui) | March 25, 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., (O’ahu) | March 29, 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. Instagram.com/thecontingency
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