12 of Honolulu’s Rescheduled 2020 Events

March and April were shut down. But here are some rescheduled events for you and more than 10 other people, once the sun (and we) are out again.


Hawai‘i International Film Festival Spring Showcase

Rescheduled from April to end of August

Photo: courtesy of hiff


Your streaming devices definitely got a workout over the past few weeks. But it would be nice to experience a movie again with an audience that isn’t virtual. You won’t be able to chat throughout the films, but during one of Hawai‘i’s hottest months, and with no Olympics to binge watch, HIFF’s spring showcase will give you diversions from around the world in air-conditioned comfort. As a bonus, the inevitable post-festival withdrawal will be brief. The 40th festival’s normal fall programming is currently scheduled to begin Nov. 5.

Locations vary, hiff.org


SEE ALSO: Stream Short-and-Sweet Cinematic Gems with HIFF@HOME



Emo Nite at the Republik

Rescheduled from March to July 24


This concert already has some distancing on stage—no live bands are on the roster. If the late July date goes ahead as planned, it’s a good opportunity for you to hit the floor and work out any cooped-up quarantine frustrations to some pop-punk, rock and emo tunes.

The Republik, $10, $15 at the door, jointherepublik.com



Honolulu on Tap

Rescheduled from March to Oct. 31, 2–5 p.m.

Honolulu on tap
Photo: raymund isaac


We all needed a drink, or two, in the past month. Now you can plan to try more than 130 local and regional brews at the Honolulu edition of this national tour. All tickets for the March event will be honored, and VIP and general admission tickets are still available. Designated drivers can pick up a $10 ticket at the door.

Blaisdell Center, $45–$65, americaontap.com



Lea Salonga

Rescheduled from April to Oct. 23 and 24

lea salonga
Photo: Getty Images


Whether you loved her as Kim in Miss Saigon (her performance earned her the first Tony Award for an Asian woman in a leading role) or the singing voice of two Disney princesses, this Filipino Broadway star and entertainer will bring her powerful voice to the concert hall.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $35 to $125, blaisdellcenter.com


Other rescheduled concerts at the Blaisdell Center:

  • Hall & Oates from March to Oct. 23

  • Mariah Carey from March to Nov. 28



The Bodyguard: The Musical

Canceled for now

Diamond Head Theatre, $15–$50, diamondheadtheatre.com



Desperate Measures

Canceled for now

Mānoa Valley Theatre, $22–$40, manoavalleytheatre.co



Noodle Fest

Rescheduled to the summer




The Hapalua—Hawai‘i’s Half-Marathon




Hawai‘i Foodbank Great Chefs Fight Hunger




Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar




Prince Kūhiō Parade and Ho‘olaule‘a




Waikīkī Spam Jam

The 2020 event has been canceled but will return in April 2021

spam jam
Photo: waikīkī spam jam




Looking to get the word out about your upcoming event? Email me at katiek@honolulumagazine.com.



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