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The 8 Best Things To Do in Honolulu This Month

From the Miss Chinatown pageant to a country superstar, September 2014 is filled with some major girl power! (And wine. No girls’ night out is complete without wine.)

VIDEO: Michael Jackson Emerges From Spaceship at Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium

Happy birthday to the King of Pop.

Cool New Sculpture Made of Sticks Debuts at Honolulu Museum of Art

Through our partnership with the Honolulu Museum of Art, HONOLULU Magazine publishes a monthly blog written by Lesa Griffith, the museum’s communications director and a talented Hawaii writer on arts, culture and food.

The 8 Best Things to Do in Honolulu This Labor Day Week

Enjoy Labor Day Week in Honolulu with short films, fun with cake, breakfast for dinner, art, laughs and the birthday of a Hawaiian queen.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) 2014

Viewers take in 37 of Shakespeare’s plays condensed into a single, 97-minute comedic play by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield at the Hawaiian Mission Houses.

2014 Greek Festival at Ala Moana Beach Park

From Aug. 23-24, the 33rd annual Hawaii Greek Festival featured food, music and lots of outdoor fun at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Duke’s OceanFest 2014

The Duke's OceanFest ocean sports festival was held at Kuhio Beach from August 16-24. The festival featured surfing, paddling, swimming, lifeguarding, water polo and more.

Opa! Hawaii Greek Festival Returns to Ala Moana Beach Park

Put down your ouzo sorbet and hop to the dance floor, the Greek Festival is back!

The Five Best Things To Do in Honolulu This Week

Surf, dance, watch a biopic, laugh, dance some more and eat Greek.

Boys & Girls Club Hawaii’s Walk in the Country 2014

On Aug. 16, the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii hosted their 18th annual “Walk in the Country” fundraiser in Ko Olina. Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin made a guest appearance at the event.

Go Mauka: 5 Peaceful Mountainside Adventures for Land Lovers on Oahu

Beaches are great, but some weekends you just have to head for the hills. Here are a few of our favorite land-based adventures.

REAL Beer Festival 2014

The REAL a Gastropub’s Second Annual REAL Beer Festival featured a tasting of more than 70 craft beers at Kakaako Makai Gateway Park.

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September 2014

Our Kaka'ako is having its first, public open house. Join us for this one-time only event to see the future of the Our Kaka'ako community, a vision by Kamehameha Schools that transforms...

Cost: Free

Where:
Our Kaka'ako
660 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI  96813
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Sponsor: Kamehameha Schools
Telephone: 808-529-6240
Contact Name: Grace Cho
Website »

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Diamond Head Theatre kicks off its 100th season with an old Broadway musical favorite. Mary Poppins flies into town to help the Banks family remember the importance of what it’s like to value...

Cost: $22-$35

Where:
Diamond Head Theatre
520 Makapuu Ave.
Honolulu, HI
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What: Museums meet Mother Nature this weekend at Nature's Wonders, a showcase of some of the most beautiful and spectacular specimens in the the Bishop Museum collection. Gaze upon...

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Pauahi St.
, HI
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Website »

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The East-West Center Gallery focuses on colorful stories told through narrative painting in its Indian Folk Paintings exhibition. Attend the gala reception on Sunday, September 28, and...

Where:
East West Center, UH Manoa
, HI

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Did you know? Water buffalo used to till the rice paddies of Waikiki before the wetlands were converted to a tourist mecca. September 28, Ward Centers, free, ricefest.com

Where:
Ward Centers
, HI

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This month, six artists from New York City; Miami; Toulouse, France; and Hawaii Island will take up residence in Kakaako for this project that aims to expand Hawaii’s role in the arts...

Where:
Various locations
Kakaako, HI


Website »

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It’s not too late to join the biggest bike ride in Hawaii, a 100-mile course from Kapiolani Park to Swanzy Beach and back. Hope your seat’s ergonomic. September 28, 6:15 a.m.,...

Where:
Honolulu, HI

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The East-West Center Gallery focuses on colorful stories told through narrative painting in its Indian Folk Paintings exhibition. Attend the gala reception on Sunday, September 28, and...

Where:
East West Center, UH Manoa
, HI

More information

This month, six artists from New York City; Miami; Toulouse, France; and Hawaii Island will take up residence in Kakaako for this project that aims to expand Hawaii’s role in the arts...

Where:
Various locations
Kakaako, HI


Website »

More information

What: Museums meet Mother Nature this weekend at Nature's Wonders, a showcase of some of the most beautiful and spectacular specimens in the the Bishop Museum collection. Gaze upon...

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Pauahi St.
, HI
View map »


Website »

More information

Diamond Head Theatre kicks off its 100th season with an old Broadway musical favorite. Mary Poppins flies into town to help the Banks family remember the importance of what it’s like to value...

Cost: $22-$35

Where:
Diamond Head Theatre
520 Makapuu Ave.
Honolulu, HI
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

This month, six artists from New York City; Miami; Toulouse, France; and Hawaii Island will take up residence in Kakaako for this project that aims to expand Hawaii’s role in the arts...

Where:
Various locations
Kakaako, HI


Website »

More information

The East-West Center Gallery focuses on colorful stories told through narrative painting in its Indian Folk Paintings exhibition. Attend the gala reception on Sunday, September 28, and...

Where:
East West Center, UH Manoa
, HI

More information

Diamond Head Theatre kicks off its 100th season with an old Broadway musical favorite. Mary Poppins flies into town to help the Banks family remember the importance of what it’s like to value...

Cost: $22-$35

Where:
Diamond Head Theatre
520 Makapuu Ave.
Honolulu, HI
View map »

More information

What: Museums meet Mother Nature this weekend at Nature's Wonders, a showcase of some of the most beautiful and spectacular specimens in the the Bishop Museum collection. Gaze upon...

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Pauahi St.
, HI
View map »


Website »

More information

Watch the KITV 4 Gubernatorial Debate, live on KITV 4. September 30, 8 to 9 p.m.

Where:
On Television
, HI

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This exhibit will showcase photography from Haleakala and upcountry Maui. Exhibition hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Canon USA Gallery
210 Ward Avenue
Suite 200
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Canon USA
Telephone: (808) 522-5930
Contact Name: Masa Yamaguchi
Website »

More information

What: Museums meet Mother Nature this weekend at Nature's Wonders, a showcase of some of the most beautiful and spectacular specimens in the the Bishop Museum collection. Gaze upon...

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Pauahi St.
, HI
View map »


Website »

More information

Diamond Head Theatre kicks off its 100th season with an old Broadway musical favorite. Mary Poppins flies into town to help the Banks family remember the importance of what it’s like to value...

Cost: $22-$35

Where:
Diamond Head Theatre
520 Makapuu Ave.
Honolulu, HI
View map »

More information

The East-West Center Gallery focuses on colorful stories told through narrative painting in its Indian Folk Paintings exhibition. Attend the gala reception on Sunday, September 28, and...

Where:
East West Center, UH Manoa
, HI

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

This exhibit will showcase photography from Haleakala and upcountry Maui. Exhibition hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Canon USA Gallery
210 Ward Avenue
Suite 200
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Canon USA
Telephone: (808) 522-5930
Contact Name: Masa Yamaguchi
Website »

More information

What: Museums meet Mother Nature this weekend at Nature's Wonders, a showcase of some of the most beautiful and spectacular specimens in the the Bishop Museum collection. Gaze upon...

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Pauahi St.
, HI
View map »


Website »

More information

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. Born and raised in...

Cost: Screening Free; Workshop $200

Where:
UHM Art Building Auditorium
2535 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI  96822
View map »


Sponsor: Pacific New Media
Telephone: 808-956-3422
Contact Name: Susan Horowitz
Website »

More information

Diamond Head Theatre kicks off its 100th season with an old Broadway musical favorite. Mary Poppins flies into town to help the Banks family remember the importance of what it’s like to value...

Cost: $22-$35

Where:
Diamond Head Theatre
520 Makapuu Ave.
Honolulu, HI
View map »

More information

The East-West Center Gallery focuses on colorful stories told through narrative painting in its Indian Folk Paintings exhibition. Attend the gala reception on Sunday, September 28, and...

Where:
East West Center, UH Manoa
, HI

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

This exhibit will showcase photography from Haleakala and upcountry Maui. Exhibition hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Canon USA Gallery
210 Ward Avenue
Suite 200
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Canon USA
Telephone: (808) 522-5930
Contact Name: Masa Yamaguchi
Website »

More information

OPENING NIGHT: October 3 at 8pm October 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8pm, October 5 and 12 at 2pm The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic offers up a fussy...

Cost: Get more info at: http://www.etickethawaii.com/perform.html.

Where:
Kennedy Theatre Mainstage
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96822
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Sponsor: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Telephone: (808) 956-7655
Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
Website »

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OPENING NIGHT: Oct. 3 at 11pm  Oct 3, 4, 10, 11 at 11pm  Produced by Mareva Minerbi and featuring choreography by Sami Akuna, Faith Im, Ruby MacDougall, and Camille Monson as...

Cost: Get more info at: http://www.etickethawaii.com/perform.html

Where:
Earle Ernst Lab Theatre
1170 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96822
View map »


Sponsor: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Telephone: (808) 956-7655
Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
Website »

More information

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. Born and raised in...

Cost: Screening Free; Workshop $200

Where:
UHM Art Building Auditorium
2535 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI  96822
View map »


Sponsor: Pacific New Media
Telephone: 808-956-3422
Contact Name: Susan Horowitz
Website »

More information

What: Museums meet Mother Nature this weekend at Nature's Wonders, a showcase of some of the most beautiful and spectacular specimens in the the Bishop Museum collection. Gaze upon...

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Pauahi St.
, HI
View map »


Website »

More information

Get a chance to get to know the people growing your food at the farm dinner at the Sheraton Waikiki's Edge restaurant, then go on a farm tour the next morning. Read more in Biting Commentary....

Where:
, HI

More information

Diamond Head Theatre kicks off its 100th season with an old Broadway musical favorite. Mary Poppins flies into town to help the Banks family remember the importance of what it’s like to value...

Cost: $22-$35

Where:
Diamond Head Theatre
520 Makapuu Ave.
Honolulu, HI
View map »

More information

The East-West Center Gallery focuses on colorful stories told through narrative painting in its Indian Folk Paintings exhibition. Attend the gala reception on Sunday, September 28, and...

Where:
East West Center, UH Manoa
, HI

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Support the American Heart Association by taking part in its 21st annual non-competitive Oahu Heart Walk. Choose from two routes, a one-mile walk around Kapiolani Park or a 4.5-mile walk around...

Where:
Kapiolani Park
Waikiki, HI


Website »

More information

This exhibit will showcase photography from Haleakala and upcountry Maui. Exhibition hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Canon USA Gallery
210 Ward Avenue
Suite 200
Honolulu, HI  96814
View map »


Sponsor: Canon USA
Telephone: (808) 522-5930
Contact Name: Masa Yamaguchi
Website »

More information

On Oct. 4 and 5, the Oahu Inflatable Bounce House will feature 10 water rides and “the world’s tallest inflatable water slide.” Ages 1 and up.

Cost: $25 wristbands

Where:
Pohakea Elementary School
91-750 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI  96706
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Sponsor: Most High Jump Inflatable Rentals
Telephone: 808-354-7266
Contact Name: Justin Gray
Website »

More information

OPENING NIGHT: Oct. 3 at 11pm  Oct 3, 4, 10, 11 at 11pm  Produced by Mareva Minerbi and featuring choreography by Sami Akuna, Faith Im, Ruby MacDougall, and Camille Monson as...

Cost: Get more info at: http://www.etickethawaii.com/perform.html

Where:
Earle Ernst Lab Theatre
1170 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96822
View map »


Sponsor: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Telephone: (808) 956-7655
Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
Website »

More information

Kahala Mall store Magnolia is hosting a trunk show on Saturday, October 4, with two local artists, clothing designer Elizabeth Kent and jewelry designer Bev Creamer.  See jackets,...

Where:
Kahala Mall
4211 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, HI
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Website »

More information

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. Born and raised in...

Cost: Screening Free; Workshop $200

Where:
UHM Art Building Auditorium
2535 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI  96822
View map »


Sponsor: Pacific New Media
Telephone: 808-956-3422
Contact Name: Susan Horowitz
Website »

More information

The East-West Center Gallery focuses on colorful stories told through narrative painting in its Indian Folk Paintings exhibition. Attend the gala reception on Sunday, September 28, and...

Where:
East West Center, UH Manoa
, HI

More information

Get a chance to get to know the people growing your food at the farm dinner at the Sheraton Waikiki's Edge restaurant, then go on a farm tour the next morning. Read more in Biting Commentary....

Where:
, HI

More information

Diamond Head Theatre kicks off its 100th season with an old Broadway musical favorite. Mary Poppins flies into town to help the Banks family remember the importance of what it’s like to value...

Cost: $22-$35

Where:
Diamond Head Theatre
520 Makapuu Ave.
Honolulu, HI
View map »

More information

What: Museums meet Mother Nature this weekend at Nature's Wonders, a showcase of some of the most beautiful and spectacular specimens in the the Bishop Museum collection. Gaze upon...

Where:
Bishop Museum
1525 Pauahi St.
, HI
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
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