Changing of the king’s guard

Nightly – 5:30 pm

See the best in the world’s exhibition drill; the King’s guard performs every night at the front gate of the King’s Village Shopping Center in Waikiki. Free. Recommended.

Star of Honolulu WELCOME Hula Show

Every afternoon at 4:30 pm

Enjoy an enchanting performance of the Star of Honolulu hula dancers as they greet guests on Pier 8 of Aloha Tower Marketplace. Free. For more information call 566-2337.

Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art

Thru Dec 29 – Call for times

Recent work by artists from around the world that draws on various notions of the comedic. At the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu. Call 526-1322 or visit


Daily through Dec. 18

Bishop Museum artistic and scientific exhibits. Call 847-3511.

First Friday downtown gallery walk

Fri Nov 4 – 5 to 9:30 pm

Hawaii State Art Museum and downtown galleries celebrate art. Free. For more information call 586-0300.

Hawaiian Music Hall of
Fame Concert

Fri Nov 4 – 6 pm

Free concert celebrates the 10th year of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and features Mahi Beamer, Nalani Olds, Paahana and the Kahauanu Lake Singers presenting an anthology of music from the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame’s past inductees at Mission Memorial Auditorium Call Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts at 523-4674.


Fri Nov 4 – 6 pm

Benefiting Hawaii Maritime Center educational programs, Fish Fry showcases slack key guitar masters George Kuo and Martin Pahinui. Also performing is Henry Kapono. At Kapono’s, Aloha Marketplace. Individual tickets are $100 and corporate tables are available. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 536-6373.

Honolulu Symphony Pops
a Tribute To Iz

Sat Nov 5 – 8 pm

At the Neal S Blaisdell Concert Hall. Visit

6th Annual Honolulu
Harbor Festival

Sun Nov 6 - 9 am to 5 pm

Harbor tours, nautical demonstrations and activities, plus vessel open houses, canoes, tugboat hula competition, food, entertainment and more. Hawaii Maritime Center, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Honolulu Harbor Piers 7-11. For more information call 523-6151. FREE.

Hawaii International Jazz Festival

Sun Nov 6 - 11 am to 7pm

Free public concert in Kapolei with jazz artists from Maui and Honolulu, including the Schofield’s 25th Infantry Division Lightning Swing Big Band and Jazz Ensemble; Iolani School Stage Band III; Gypsy Pacific; Kelly Covington Quartet; Abe Weinstein & Friends; Honolulu Jazz Quartet; and Bobbie Thursby. Sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu and Campbell Estate, at Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia St.

LOS ANGELES Catalyst Artist Shepard Fairey

Nov 6 thru 20

The Contemporary Museum hosts Los Angeles-based artist-in-residency Shepard Fairey, one of the most prolific and notorious street artists of his generation. Visit for various dates and activities.

Bulgarian pianist nadejda Vlaeva IN RECITAL

Sun Nov 6 - 4 pm

Internationally celebrated pianist in recital of romantic repertoire at HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio. For info and reservations, call 955-8821.

OPEN Auditions for “Mardi Gras Follies”

Sun Nov 6 - 2 pm

Local talent of all ages and all genres sought for Hawaii’s annual extravaganza coming Feb. 3-5, 2006. Open auditions for everything from acrobats to yoyo prodigies, for the all-volunteer cast at the Hawaii Theatre. Bring own music, bio and photo. For more information call Cione at 922-8401.

“Back Safe Golf” Lecture

Tues Nov 8 - 6:15 pm

Dr. Chip Abbadessa, D.C. lectures at the Castle Professional Center, Kaneohe. Call 234-5535.

Concert in the Courtyard

Thurs Nov 10 - 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Free, open-air concert featuring female musical trio Na Leo with Amy Hanaialii Gilliom, Mel Amina, and the multi-talented musical group Pali. Sheraton Moana Courtyard, Waikiki. For more information call 922-3111.

Veteran’s day at battelship “missouri”

Nov 11- 9 am to 5 pm

Complimentary admission for veterans. Must present a valid military I.D. or discharge papers at the admission window the memorial at Pearl Harbor.

HPU Int’l Vocal Ensemble Fundraiser Concert

Fri Nov 11 - 7:30 pm

Fundraising concert Moonlit Serenade to help Ensemble represent Hawaii at the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth in Austria next June. Performance will be followed by a reception, both at First Presbyterian Church on Keeaumoku St., Honolulu.

Op Pro hawaii — men’s surfing AT ALII BEACH PARK

Nov 12 thru 23

1st event in Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at Haleiwa’s Alii Beach Park, North Shore. Good surf days only. Def. Champ: Sunny Garcia.

roxy Pro — Women’s surfing AT ALII BEACH PARK

Nov 12 thru 23

WCT event is first women’s event of Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at Haleiwa’s Alii Beach Park. Good surf days only. Def. Champ: Chelsea Georgeson.


Exhibit opens Nov 12

Ambitious new exhibit is huge. The availability of the various jellyfish species varies seasonally but will include box jellies, lagoon jellies, sea nettles, moon jellies and comb jellies. Call 923-9741.


Sun Nov 13 - 7 am

The Friends of Kailua High School sponsors a 5K (3.2 mile) fun-run/walk at Kailua High School gym, 451 Ulumanu Dr. Proceeds go to Kailua High School Computer Academy.

‘Flaming Idiots’

Wed thru Sun Nov 16 thru Dec 4

Manoa Valley Theatre presents Tom Rooney’s award-winning comedy, Flaming Idiots, onstage. For tickets and information, call MVT at 988-6131 or visit


Sat Nov 18 - 9 am to 8 pm

Opening of new 16,500-square-foot Science Adventure Center with a daylong festival of interactive presentations, keiki activities, and science.


Sun Nov 20 & 27 - 2 pm

Drama by William Nicholson. Described as “riveting ... subtle and powerful” by the New Yorker. Presented by ACT, Richardson Theatre, Ft. Shafter. Call 438-4480 for information.

31st O’Neill world cup of surfing

Nov 25 thru Dec 6

2nd event in Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at Sunset Beach, North Shore. Good surf days only. Def. Champ: Andy Irons.

Kaunala Trail Hike

Sat Nov 26 - 9 am to 2:30 pm

Pleasant six mile walk, half on a military gravel road and half on a state-maintained trail, with very little elevation gain. Many common and several less common native plants, like hao, holei, halapepe, and iliahi, along with spectacular views of the Waianae range. Reservations are required. For more information call 955-0100.

Jake Shimabukuro performs live AT BORDERS

Sun Nov 27 - 10:30 am

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro performs songs from his latest CD, "Dragon," at Borders/Ward Center. Free. Recommended. Call 591-8995.