Saturday Nov 1 – 10:30am to 3pm

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts hosts the Hawaii State Art Museum’s First Birthday Party. This free celebration will feature Hawaii’s artists with art activities and music performances on the lawn of the No. 1 Capitol District Building at 250 South Hotel Street. Bring your family and participate in screen printing, stencils, stamps, sculpture relief rubbings, and mixed media collage. For more information call 586-0900.

Saturday Nov 1 – 11am

Gary A. Dias and Robbie Dingeman will be featured in a “Meet the Authors” program at the Hawaii State Library. Dias, a retired Honolulu Police Department Major and his wife, veteran news reporter Robbie Dingeman, discuss their new book, “Honolulu Homicide” which offers fresh insights and informed commentary about several infamous criminal cases from Honolulu’s recent past. The event will be held in the library’s Hawaii & Pacific Reading Room. For information call 586-3535.

Saturday Nov 1 to 9 – call for times

The 23rd Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) will have more than a dozen screening sites on six Hawaiian Islands. In addition to a full slate of feature films, documentaries and short subjects, HIFF conducts seminars, workshops, special award presentations and receptions. The festival specializes in films from Asia, the Pacific Rim, and North America. International guests include movie stars, filmmakers, press/media, and film industry professionals. For more information call Karen 528-3456.

Monday Nov 3 – 6:30pm to 7:30pm

A meditation workshop, “Inner body – the body that heals” will be conducted by Dr. Dean Nelson at WindHorse HealthCare, 970 N. Kalaheo Ave #C135. For more information call 254-5577.

Tuesday Nov 4 – 5pm to 8pm

The YWCA will be holding its “Dress For Success” fall fashion show and fundrasier at the YWCA Courtyard, 1040 Richards St. The event prepares women to enter the job market by pro-viding career clothing, style consultation and emotional support. For tickets and more information call Kim 538-7061.

Tuesday Nov 4 – 6:30pm

Are you interested in finding health information on the Internet? Kailua Public Library will present a free workshop on the “Hawaii Health Portal.” The one-hour adult program is being conducted by Tina Okamoto, Consumer Health Librarian of the Hawaii Medical Library. For more information call 266-9911.

Thursday Nov 6 to 8 – 6pm to 9pm

The Waikiki Shell will be the location for the 12th Annual World Invitational Hula Festival. Halau hula from California, Mexico and Japan will join with halau hula from Hawaii to share their love of Hawaiian culture, language and hula. Performances will include both traditional and contemporary hula and will be combined male & female groups, male solo, female solo, male group and female group. For more information call George 735-7950.

Friday Nov 7 – 6pm to 9pm

The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center (999 Bishop Street) will participate in the First Friday downtown gallery walk. TCM at First Hawaiian Center is one of sixteen galleries and studios that will open their doors for an evening celebrating artists, art and art making of all kinds. For more information call 526-1322.

Saturday Nov 8 – 9am to 4pm

The 3rd Annual Harbor Festival will take place at the Hawaii Maritime Center (Aloha Tower Marketplace between Piers 7 &11). The festival will include the Tugboat Hula Contest, U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration, Navy and Coast Guard ship tours, a Keiki treasure hunt, tours around Honolulu Harbor and other fun activities for the entire family. For more information call 528-5700.

Tuesday Nov 11 – 4:45pm to 5:45pm

A Veterans Day sunset ceremony will be held on the fantail of the USS Missouri to honor America’s veterans, and those who served during the Korean War. The ceremony will feature speakers, patriotic music, color guard and a military salute to all those who gave their life in defending freedom. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 423-2263.

Wednesday Nov 12 to Dec 20

The 21st annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is the world’s premier surfing series that takes place in the giant winter waves of Oahu’s North Shore. The schedule is as follows: Haleiwa Beach, November 12 to 22; Sunset Beach, November 24 to December 8; and Pipeline, December 9 to 20. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing will crown the world champion at the conclusion of the series. For more information call Jodi 638-7700.

Saturday Nov 15 – 9am to 1pm

The 29th Annual Mayor’s Cultural Festival & Craft Fair will be held at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and will include handcrafted gifts, plants & produce, garden display, make & take activities, back yard jam session and entertainment. Admission is free but please donate a canned good or non-perishable food product to benefit the Hawaii Foodbank. For more information call 973-7258.

Saturday Nov 15 – 9am to 5pm

The community of Waipahu invite the public to celebrate the diversity of Waipahu’s rich plantation history and culture at the 3rd annual Taste of Waipahu. The day long event will be held at Waipahu Intermediate School (94-455 Farrington Hwy.) and will feature a great line up of ethnic foods, cooking demonstrations, arts, crafts, entertainment, fresh produce, seafood vendors, games and tours of Hawaii’s Plantation Village. For more information call 677-6939.

Saturday Nov 15 – 10am to 1pm

The Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii is sponsoring a free day of fun for the keiki at the McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park. The event will include keiki games, karaoke, hair and face paintings, games, arts and crafts and much more. For more information call 528-3058.

Saturday Nov 15 – 11am to 3pm

Parents And Children Together celebrates its 35th anniversary with a community luau in the courtyard and gym of the new Kuhio Park Terrace Community Center. The event will feature a Hawaiian luau with all the tradition-al foods (including hard-to-find poi brought in from Kauai) and a variety of musical entertainment. For tickets and more information call 847-3285.

Saturday Nov 15 & 16 – call for times
The 2nd Annual Ukulele Exhibition and Conference will be held at the Marriot Waikiki Beach Hotel, 2552 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu. The event will feature the sale of handcrafted and custom ukuleles, an auction of vintage ukuleles, vendor tables, continuous entertainment and other ukulele related items. Bill Tapia, a 95 year-old legend of the ukulele, will be a feature performer. For more information call Mike 847-1541.

Sunday Nov 16 – 11am to 3pm

The public is invited to enjoy an afternoon of festivities, including local entertainment, backdoor tours of the Convention Center, games and prizes for the keiki, and lots of birthday cake for all. Admission and parking for the event are free. The Convention Center will also be featuring special screenings of “Waikiki: In the Wake of Dreams” and “Paniolo: Cowboys of the Far West,” by award-winning filmmaker Edgy Lee. For more information call 943-3500.

Tuesday Nov 18 – 5pm

The 29th Annual “Turkey Trot” is set to sprint into action at the Kaneohe Community Park, 45-529 Keaahala Road. The Turkey Trot is an obstacle course race, which is challenging and fun for all participants. Everyone is a winner in this humorous, free event sponsored by the Kaneohe Complex of the Department of Parks and Recreation. For registration and more information call 233-7306.

Saturday Nov 22 – 8:30AM – 2:30PM

The Hawaii Coalition for Dads’ is presenting the “E Mahalo Ana I Na¯ Pa¯pa¯” Appreciating Fathers Conference and Family Fun Day at Kamehameha Schools’ Kapa¯lama Campus.This event will offer dads (married, divorced, single), other significant father figures, their ohana, and the organizations that serve them opportunities to learn in workshops, to find resources, to be inspired, and much more. Keiki and their caregivers will enjoy crafts, games, and other activities, including a special drama presentation of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by Kamehameha School students. For registration and more information call 841-2245.

Saturday Nov 22 – call for times

The Lyon Arboretum in Manoa will be having their annual Holiday Plant Sale along with a silent auction, music, food and more! They will also have crafts, lei making and special holiday sales in the book and gift shop. Admission is free and the proceeds will support the programs of Lyon Arboretum. For more information call Donna 988-0464.

Saturday Nov 22 – 10am to 5pm

Come down for the Hawaii Doggie Bakery’s 5th Anniversary Celebration. Sniff around for bargains at the sidewalk sale and catch the Paws for Fashion Show at the Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre Stage at noon. The fashion show will feature celebrities parading their well-dressed, adorable doggies. For more information call 521-7297.

Friday Nov 28 – 7pm to 8:30pm

A starlight parade featuring local and mainland marching bands will begin at Saratoga Ave and make its way through Waikiki and ending at Kapiolani Park. Enjoy great music and a Hawaiian Santa Claus in an outrigger canoe. For information call 941-7275.

Saturday Nov 29 – 10am to 3pm

The holiday fun will begin at Lunalilo Home Road and Hawaii Kai Drive where Santa and his procession will head to Koko Marina Center. After the conclusion of the parade (about 11:30am), the fun continues at the Koko Marina Center with pictures with Santa, craft making, free rides on the Santa Express Train, Christmas caroling and Toy for Tots Christmas Drive. For more information call 737-4676.

Saturday Nov 29 – dusk

The Hawaiian Astronomical Society will be having a star party at Kahala Community Park beginning at dusk (weather permitting). The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Come and experience your universe up close and personal in some of the largest amateur telescopes in Hawaii. For more information call Barry 524-2450.