On The Grid — 8/26/15
August 26 WED
HANA HOU PICTURE SHOW: ‘LABYRINTH’
AT CONSOLIDATED THEATRES WARD
A departure from The Muppets, for sure, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth screens at this month’s Hana Hou Picture Show. The best part: (If you haven’t yet seen it) David Bowie, in all his amazing weirdness and ‘80s-appropriate coif, portrays Jareth, a Goblin King in a mystical world who has kidnapped a young Jennifer Connelly’s baby brother. Plus, he provided the film’s music, too. Labyrinth screens at 7 and 10 p.m., and tickets cost $10. consolidatedtheatres.com
August 27 – OCT 4 THUR
AT KUMU KAHUA THEATRE
Set during Hawaii’s fight for marriage equality, Yilong Liu’s play centers around a man who self-destructs because of an inability to let go of a former lover. It hits the stage Aug. 27 and runs through Oct. 4. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $5-$20.
August 28 – 30 FRI
2015 GREAT WAIKIKI BEER FESTIVAL
AT HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE WAIKIKI BEACH RESORT
Beer festivals always are something we can get behind, especially one like this. The weekend-long fest features a farm-to-table dinner, beer sampling and more. Costs and times vary. hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/beer
August 29 SAT
SECRET RECORD STORE
AT DOWNBEAT DINER & LOUNGE
Check out this mobile notso-secret pop-up store from 3 to 8 p.m. at Downbeat Diner & Lounge. DJ Monkey, JOHNJOHN and DJ JET BOY also will be playing tunes while you flip through an extensive selection of vinyl albums.
SKY WAIKIKI GRAND OPENING
AT SKY WAIKIKI
Long-awaited SKY Waikiki celebrates its grand opening, with guest DJ Brody Jenner (yes, of the reality show clan) and Devin Lucien. Doors open at 9 p.m. and there is a $10 cover — free for those with a Hawaii ID who arrive before 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended. SKY Waikiki is located at 2270 Kalakaua Ave. on the 19th floor. For more, see page 9.
PAGE RELEASE PARTY
AT DOWNBEAT DINER
PAGE celebrates the release of its two-part debut albums, The Arrows Path and Dark Matter, at Downbeat Lounge. The night is free and starts at 9 p.m. Read more about the band in columnist Roger Bong’s article on page 17.
August 29 – 30 SAT
MCCOY PAVILION AT ALA MOANA PARK
Celebrate all things Greek at the 34th annual festival, set to take place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. at McCoy Pavilion. Be on the lookout for dancing, market/bazaar shopping, and, most importantly, food and drinks — like spanakopita, gyros and imported Greek beer. Admission costs $3, or wear a toga and pay only $1 (children under 11 and active military get in free).