Things to Do on O‘ahu in July and August 2023

Listen to the symphony under the stars, support local entrepreneurs and watch the stage rendition of a classic Disney movie.


Kimie Miner

Photo: Credit Kenna Reed, Courtesy of Kimié Miner



Kimié Miner “1985+Reborn”

Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Celebrate this Nā Hōkū award-winning singer-songwriter at her annual birthday weekend concert series. A portion of the proceeds will go to Miner’s mentorship program, which seeks to empower Hawai‘i’s youth through artistic expression. Featuring her own hit songs, favorite covers and multiple guest singers, this is sure to be a birthday concert to remember.



$38–$48, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave.,, @playkimie


SEE ALSO: Kimié Miner’s Birthday Concert is a Celebration of Mele


Iliza Shlesinger

Iliza Shlesinger. Photo: Courtesy of Jen Rosenstein



Iliza Shlesinger

Friday, July 28, 7 p.m.

After winning NBC’s Last Comic Standing competition in 2008, Shlesinger went on to release five comedy specials on Netflix and host multiple TV series and game shows. With a devoted fan base, Shlesinger’s relatable comedy delivers laughs to not only “elder millennials”—her own coined term—but all generations.



$39.50–$159.50, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.,, @ilizas



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Photo courtesy of Made In Hawai‘i Festival



Made In Hawai‘i Festival

Friday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Peruse the aisles of the convention center where hundreds of local vendors gather to showcase their locally made products. More than half of each product must be manufactured and assembled within the state, so you know you’re supporting local with each purchase. This festival boasts live entertainment, food tastings and even fashion shows.


$8, tickets on sale on Friday, Aug. 4, Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Ave.,, @madeinhi 


SEE ALSO: Our Guide: Honolulu Summer Festivals



Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra Starlight Festival

July 15 & 22 and Aug. 5 & 12, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Join the symphony under the stars for this four-part concert series. With a different theme for every performance, the players combine classical music with rock, opera and even dance.



$15–$75, Waikīkī Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave.,, @hawaiisymphonyorchestra


SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to Concerts and Live Music in Honolulu



Beauty and the Beast

July 21–Aug. 6, Thursdays–Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 4 p.m.

Watch this beloved Disney movie come to life. This stage musical adaptation has all your favorite songs from the original movie, plus others you may not have heard before.



$27–$52, Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu‘u Ave.,, @diamondheadtheatre


SEE ALSO: Honolulu Theater and Musicals: Summer Lineup



Maz Jobrani

Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

With six comedy specials under his belt, this Iranian American comedian and actor is known not only for his wit but also his social and political commentary and amplification of Middle Eastern voices.



$30–$40, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave.,, @mazjobrani




Too Much Life

Saturday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m.

Come see the world premiere of this film about teenagers on Kaua‘i navigating adolescence in an online world. All proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit Kaua‘i Film Academy, a platform for young local talent.



$45–$125, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.,, @toomuchlifefilm