Entertainment

Top Choice Cinema in Honolulu

Doris Duke Theatre

The Doris Duke Theatre shows a mind-bending array of experimental, alternative, retro-classic and art-house films, especially ground-breaking documentaries, inside the Honolulu Museum of Art. The theater also hosts …
Top Choice Performing Arts in Honolulu

Hawaii Theater

Beautifully restored, this grande dame of Oʻahu’s theater scene is a major venue for dance, music and theater. Performances include top Hawaii musicians, contemporary plays, international touring acts and film festi…
Top Choice Live Music in Honolulu

Dragon Upstairs

Right above Hank’s Cafe in Chinatown, this laid-back hideaway with a sedate older vibe and lots of funky artwork and mirrors hosts a rotating lineup of jazz cats, blues strummers and folk singers, usually on Thursda…
Top Choice Live Music in Honolulu

Royal Hawaiian Band

Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band is the only band in the US with a royal legacy, and is the only full-time municipal band in the country. The band plays all over Oʻahu (check the calen…
Performing Arts in Honolulu

HawaiiSlam

Founded and hosted by Kealoha (the Poet Laureate of Hawai`i), HawaiiSlam's First Thursdays is the largest registered poetry slam in the world. International wordsmiths, artists, musicians, MCs and DJs share the stag…
Live Music in Honolulu

Anna O'Brien's

A college dive bar, part roadhouse and part art house, this Irish bar has live music and a laid-back atmosphere. With a rotating stable of local artists, expect anything, including reggae, alt-rock, punk and metal b…
Cinema in Honolulu

Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

This massive complex in what was the old Dole pineapple canning factory just west of Chinatown features 18 theaters and plays new-release films. It's seldom crowded, has decent seating and is home for the Hawaii Int…
Theater in Honolulu

Manoa Valley Theatre

Just short of Manoa Marketplace up E Manoa Rd, this small community 150-seat theater puts on plays and musicals from mainstream to off-Broadway. Check the website for what's coming up and get your tickets online. Fo…
Live Music in Honolulu

Republik

Honolulu's most intimate concert hall for touring and local acts – indie rockers, punk and metal bands, even ukulele players – has a graffiti-bomb vibe and backlit black walls that trippily light up. Check out the c…
Performing Arts in Honolulu

Neal S Blaisdell Center

A cultural linchpin, this modern performing-arts complex stages symphony and chamber-music concerts, opera performances and ballet recitals, prestigious hula competitions, Broadway shows and more. Occasionally big-n…