7 Reasons to Get Out
Cheer on the UH Warriors this Saturday as they play against the Utah State Aggies. The two teams will battle it out at Aloha Stadium for the Western Athletic Conference contest game. It’s also UH’s homecoming game. It starts at 5 p.m. so get there early to tailgate. Visit www.hawaiiathletics.com.
Act Like a Girl
Support the female species by attending the sixth annual Girlfest. The nonprofit strives to prevent violence against women and advocates for equality through education and entertainment. The festival will feature films, art, poetry slams, music, special speakers and even a roller derby. This year’s theme is self-defense. Visit www.girlfesthawaii.org.
Watch the Pros
Nov. 12-Dec. 6
Head to the North Shore for the state’s most popular surfing contest, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. First up is the Reef Hawaiian Pro in Haleiwa, Nov. 12 through 23. Next is the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, Nov. 24 through Dec. 6. Surfers from around the world will catch some of the best waves in hopes of taking home the title and money prizes. Visit www.triplecrownofsurfing.com.
Gather for Hula
Calling all hula lovers, young and old, novice or advanced; the third annual International Waikīkī Hula Conference is in town for three days. The conference takes place at the Hawaii Convention Center and features more than 40 hula masters offering workshops and seminars. There will also be performances. Visit www.waikikihulaconference.com.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ immensely popular album, Abbey Road, with a Honolulu Symphony concert in honor of the British band. Listen to the symphony play “Come Together,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something” and more. Tickets are $20 to $82. Visit www.honolulusymphony.com.
Listen to funnyman Dane Cook’s stand-up routine as he performs at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena for the first time. He’ll make you laugh out loud with his “Isolated Incident, Global Thermo Comedy Tour.” Visit www.blaisdellcenter.com for tickets and more information.
Go on a Mission
Peruse the grounds of the Mission Houses Museum during Fancy Fair, the museum’s free annual two-day craft fair. Vendors will have booths featuring locally crafted art, jewelry, quilts, ceramics, woodcarvings and more. Enjoy local food while you listen to live entertainment. Visit www.missionhouses.org.