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 these events.
Scarlet Fever Drag Revue | Scarlet Honolulu, 80 S. Pauahi St. (O‘AHU) | Saturdays, 10 p.m.
Keep the party going all night at Scarlet Honolulu, one of the island’s craziest dance clubs. LGBTQ or not, all are welcome to check out Scarlet’s weekly drag show. scarlethonolulu.com
Bear Fridays at Bacchus | Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers St. (O‘AHU) | Every Friday evening
Meet and play with other bears and LGBTQIA community at Bacchus on Friday nights. A perfect way to wind down after a busy week at work, or to kick off a weekend to remember in Waikīkī. thealohabears.com
Hula’s Catamaran | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (O‘AHU) | Saturdays, 3–4:30 p.m.
Set sail on Hula’s wild, weekly Catamaran voyage and catch a scenic glimpse of Waikiki from the waves. Tickets can be bought the day of sail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. hulas.com
Yoga | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (O‘AHU) | Wednesdays and Sundays, 9–10 a.m. | $10
Bring clothes to move in and get ready to stretch your body and limits with David Sanders and Yoga Teacher Friends. Don’t worry, classes are conducted at your pace. hulas.com
Open Mic Mondays | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (O‘AHU) | Mondays, 6–9 p.m.
Grab the mic and let your inner vocalist shine at Waikīkī’s longstanding gay bar. Come alone or with friends—all performers receive a free drink either way. hulas.com
Taco Tuesdays | Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave. (O‘AHU) | Tuesdays, 3:30–9:30 p.m.
Spice up your Tuesdays with a little Latin flare at Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand. Enjoy $5 margaritas, $2 tacos, and live music from 6-9 p.m. hulas.com
Art Night In Lahaina Town | Throughout Lahaina (MAUI) | Every second Friday night, 7–10 p.m.
Lāhainā 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
Sake Appreciation Festival | Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea St. (O‘AHU) | March 6, 3 p.m.
Saké, a wine made of rice, has long been a vital part of Japanese culture, from broader social life to festivals, ceremonies, and rituals. At the shrine, learn about varieties of saké as well as enjoy it in a festival setting. e-shrine.org
Honolulu Festival | Waikiki, Hawai‘i Convention Center, downtown Honolulu (O‘AHU) | March 11–13
This weekend of festivities takes place across Honolulu, honoring the plethora of cultures from the Pacific Rim that make Hawai‘i what it is. Guests enjoy grand performances, craft fairs, food booths, educational workshops, and a parade. honolulufestival.com
Statements On Nature: A Survey Of Printmaking Today | Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave. (MAUI) | January 10–March 13
This three-month-long event is a celebration of the art of printmaking. Explorations of the printmaking process are on exhibit alongside an extensive gallery of prints featuring artists from across the country. mauiarts.org
LGBT and Friends Hike | Makamakaole Stream 13 Crossings, (MAUI) | Saturday, March 12, 8:30 a.m.
Meet members of the Maui LGBT community and friends at 8:30 a.m. at the Starbucks parking lot at the Queen Kaahumanu Mall, from where hikers will carpool to The Makamakaole Stream, which runs down the north slope of West Maui. The hike got its nickname, “13 Crossings,” because that is the number of times the trail crosses the stream through a bamboo forest before ending at a waterfall. mauipride.org
Rainbow Dine-Out | Frida’s Beach House, 1287 Front St, Lahaina (MAUI) | Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Join the Maui Pride community for their monthly dinner out. A fun, social and delicious way to interact with the Maui LGBT community. This time, Frida’s Beach House hosts the dine-out. Get ready for authentic Mexican food in a fun, eclectic and lively environment.
29th Annual Hoʻomau Hawaiian Music Concert | Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave. (MAUI) | March 19, 9 a.m.–sunset
This benefit concert for Punana Leo o Maui Hawaiian Language Immersion Preschool includes Hawaiian music, crafters, demonstrations, auctions, a keiki zone, food, and even an ’awa bar. mnbg.org
Maui Pops Orchestra “Spring Pops” | Maui Arts and Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way (MAUI) | Sunday, March 20th, 3 p.m.
Enjoy a riveting orchestral performance featuring iconic arrangements by the likes of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. mauiarts.org/spring_pops
Heiva I Honolulu | Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave. (O‘AHU) | March 19–21
From hip-shaking ’ote’a movements to beating drums and riveting songs, this event presents the best of Tahitian dance, with participants coming from Hawai‘i, North America, and Asia to compete in both group and solo performances. tahitinuiinternational.com
Wiki Wiki One Day Show | Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave. (O‘AHU) | March 20, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Shop a wide array of antiques, Hawaiiana, art, kokeshi, Niʻihau shells, coins, aloha shirts, and more from nearly 100 tables of vendors. ukulele.com/wikiwiki.html