HAWAII STATE ART MUSEUM CELEBRATION
Saturday Nov 1 – 10:30am to 3pm
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.
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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
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.
HOLIDAY FASHION GALA
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
WORLD INVITATIONAL HULA FESTIVAL
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.
ART GALLERY WALK
Friday Nov 7 – 6pm to 9pm
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.
HONOLULU HARBOR FESTIVAL
Saturday Nov 8 – 9am to 4pm
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.
TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING
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.
CULTURAL FESTIVAL &
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.
TASTE OF WAIPAHU
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.
KEIKI FUN DAY
Saturday Nov 15 – 10am to 1pm
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.
PACT 35th ANNIVERSARY
Saturday Nov 15 – 11am to 3pm
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.
UKULELE EXHIBITION AND
Nov 15 & 16 – call for times
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.
HAWAII CONVENTION CENTER
Sunday Nov 16 – 11am to 3pm
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.
KANEOHE TURKEY TROT
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
FATHERS CONFERENCE & FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday Nov 22 – 8:30AM – 2:30PM
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.
HOLIDAY PLANT SALE
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.
PAWS FOR FASHION SHOW
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.
WAIKIKI HOLIDAY PARADE
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
CHRISTMAS PARADE & HOLIDAY FUN
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
HAWAIIAN STAR PARTY
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.