Frolic Picks: Weekend events
Thursday, Oct. 9
Crazy, Sexy, M
Oct. 9, 6-9 p.m.
500 Ala Moana Boulevard
Free with RSVP
Join the Slopes of Diamondhead HUI at M Nightclub, for a fun party with happy hour drinks/pupu specials all night. No tickets needed for the party; just RSVP to the Facebook event and show up.
Oct. 9, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
1349 Kapiolani Boulevard
$35 presale, $40 at the door
The next installment of the Electric Palms Concert Series features crunk rapper Lil Jon. For the last decade, the words “yeah,” “ok,” and “what” have been synonymous with Grammy-winning artist Lil Jon. As an artist, he has sold millions of records as the frontman of Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz with songs featured in huge blockbuster movies including, “The Hangover,” “The Proposal” and the “Step Up” franchise.
Buy tickets early before the show is sold out.
Friday, Oct. 10
Oct. 10, 12, 14
Blaisdell Concert Hall
777 Ward Ave.
$34 – $135
The esteemed opera, Madam Butterfly, is coming to Blaisdell Concert Hall. Set in early 20th century Japan, an American naval officer named Pinkerton is to marry a young woman named Cio-Cio-San (“Butterfly” in Japanese). Not long after, Pinkerton leaves Japan, promising to return to her soon. For three years, Madam Butterfly waits for Pinkerton. When he finally returns, Pinkerton has taken a new American wife and Cio-Cio-San has given birth to his son. How will she react to the news that her love has taken another wife? Find out in Giacomo Puccini’s famed opera, Madam Butterfly. The performance schedule and seating information can be found at http://www.hawaiiopera.org/shows/madam-butterfly/” target=”_blank”>
Hawaii Belly Dance Convention 2014
Oct. 10-14, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Doris Duke Theater
900 S. Beretania St.
Now in its 10th year, the 2014 Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention will bring performers and teachers from near and far to Honolulu to share the beauty and drama of Middle Eastern dance.
The five-day event schedule is as follows:
Fri., Oct. 10: Shimmy Showcase at the Doris Duke Theater
Sat./Sun., Oct. 11-12: Shimmy with Aloha Workshops at Blaisdell Center
Sun., Oct 12: After-party at eleven44, 1144 Bethel St. from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. featuring belly dance and burlesque performances
Mon., Oct. 13: “Belly Dancers Gone Bad” catamaran cruise departing from Waikiki Beach outside of Duke’s at 1 p.m. for $45.
Tues., Oct. 14: One-mile hike on Maunawili Falls trail, lunch and shave ice from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
First Sake Pairing Dinner in Honolulu
Oct. 10, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
500 Kahala Ave.
$80 per person
The Kahala Hotel & Resort and World Sake and Joy of Sake are hosting a Fall Harvest Sake Dinner in The Kahala’s signature restaurant, Hoku’s. This event will be Joy of Sake’s first pairing dinner in Honolulu, featuring premier sake selected to complement courses from the amuse bouche to the decadent dessert finale.
The sake have been carefully curated by Chris Pearce, founding member of the International Sake Association. The sake are award-winning daiginjo, ginjo and junmai varieties.
The Kahala’s Executive Chef, Wayne Hirabayashi and Hoku’s new Chef de Cuisine Michael Imada have created an exquisite menu to complement the award-winning sakes. Seating is very limited.
Latasha Lee & Josh Wawa White
Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s
1680 Kapiolani Boulevard
Soulful singer Latasha Lee and reggae artist Josh Wawa White are taking over Hawaiian Brianʻs for a live concert hosted by the BBQ Show and DJ Songe. Other live performances include Reece Purcell and Bigg John.
Get your tickets now before itʻs too late. flavorus.com
Saturday, Oct. 11
Anime Day at Windward Mall
Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
46-056 Kamehameha Highway
Back for its third year, the big Kawaii Kon meetup known as Anime Day will be hosting its free annual event at Windward Mall! Event activities include a cosplay runway, Tetris tournament, art activities, a photo booth, dance performances, movies, games and more.
Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
1349 Kapiolani Boulevard
$29.50 GA, $35 at the door
Gaining acclaim with multi-platinum album “Midnight Madness,” Night Ranger has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide.
With hits such as “Sister Christian,” “(You Can Still) Rock In America” and “When You Close Your Eyes,” Night Ranger performs to show that they’ve been around this long for a reason.
Tickets are available here.
Female Comics of Hawaii
Oct. 11, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
1680 Kapiolani Boulevard
The Female Comics of Hawaii group returns for a big show in the Hawaiian Brian’s Crossroads showroom. Validated parking is available in the parking garage and food will be available for purchase. The Female Comics of Hawaii is the only all-female comedy group in Hawaii and these ladies are hilarious. Patrice Scott hosts and Erika Swartzkopf, Brandi Morgan, Michelle Welch, Kendra Shine, Kanoe La’a, Porscha and Maryjane perform original comedy. The Stefmuzic Mariani band will play during the break. Help support Hawaii women in comedy & music.
Sunday, Oct. 12
Oct. 12, 7 a.m.
Magic Island Beach Park
1365 Ala Moana Boulevard
Free, fundraising encouraged
Celebrate the Hawaiian Humane Society’s 24th Annual PetWalk at Magic Island. Thousands of pets and people all come together for one common goal — to raise money to benefit animals and people on Oahu.
There are two courses: the long course (2 miles) or the short course (0.5 miles). In addition to the pet-friendly walk, there will be a pet costume contest, pet float contest, family-friendly activities and refreshments. On-site registration starts at 7 a.m. and the walk begins at 8 a.m.