If you’ve been hunting for silk ikat scarves from Uzbekistan or vintage African beads, this bazaar is for you. The 27th Annual World Art Bazaar at the Honolulu Academy of Arts Art Center features one-of-a-kind items from around the world to uniquely decorate your home, or yourself. For more information, call 532-8703. For tickets, call 593-2468.
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Go Cacao Crazy Nov. 2
Calling all chocoholics. Splurge at an all-you-can-eat dessert sampling at Dessert Fantasy in the Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom. Take part in the silent auction, door prizes and entertainment and enjoy some dessert, dessert and more dessert. All proceeds from the event benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. For tickets and more information call the UCPA of Hawaii at 532-6744.
Jam On Nov. 7
If you missed the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in June, you’re in luck. Five of the 2008 Na Hoku winners and nominees will be performing their top songs at the Mission Memorial Auditorium for a free concert. Don’t miss the sultry sounds of Kuuipo Kumukahi and more. For more information, call 593-9424.
Celebrate Hawaii's Dance Nov. 6-8
Photo: Merrie Monarch
It’s like the Merrie Monarch Festival, only on Oahu. The 17th Annual World Invitational Hula Festival at the Waikiki Shell is not only a three-day competition of hula dancers from across the world, but a celebration of Hawaiian culture, with crafts and food vendors, including lomi lomi massages. For tickets call 591-2211 and for more information, 486-3185 or visit www.worldhula.com
Step Back in Time Nov. 8
Forget GPS; learn how to navigate like the ancient Polynesians did via the stars at the O Ke Kai Series at Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Then watch master canoe builders from the Friends of Hokulea and Hawaiiloa as they restore a 100-year-old koa canoe. For more information, call 924-6007.
Speak in Iambic Pentameter Nov. 14-23 “Out, damned spot; out, I say …” Witness the murderous and power-hungry Lady Macbeth and her paranoid husband in this multicultural adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth, at UH’s Kennedy Theatre. For tickets and more information, call 956-7655 or visit www.hawaii.edu/kennedy.
Remember the King Nov. 16
Did you know that King David Kalakaua was the first Hawaiian king to travel to the United States and later around the world? Celebrate what would be his 172nd birthday by attending the first ever King Kalakaua Day Parade. The event starts at Kalakaua Avenue and ends at Kapiolani Park, complete with 500 marchers, 24 vehicles and two bands. For more information, call 699-4940.
It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.