If you’re looking to hear quality live performances, Jazz Minds Art & Cafe boasts perhaps the city’s most robust schedule of live, local bands. Don’t let the name fool you—while this venue does offer jazz, its six-night-a-week schedule also includes hip-hop, reggae and Latin bands, including Tempo Valley, Rolando Sanchez, The Deadbeats, Amber Ricci and Dragonfly (pictured) and others. The ambiance splits the difference between hip and homey, with brick walls and crowds of 20-somethings hanging out on cozy, velvety chairs. 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., 945-0800.
[edited on 3/24/09]