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Things to Do in November in Hawaii

Get Out and Go: Eating mochi, practicing yoga, singing along to “Wicked Game” and honoring U.S. veterans. There’s something for everyone out there this month.


Photo: Courtesy floyd honda photography


National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Nov. 1-30

Get your fix by indulging in some gourmet peanut butter mochi from Happy Hearts Mochi. Made-to-order mochi surrounds gooey peanut butter and azuki bean paste. happyheartsmochi.com.



Photo: courtesy david franzen



“Manuunuu Ka Welolani: The Chiefly Cultures of Polynesia”

Nov. 1-30

Bishop Museum’s newly restored J.M. Long Gallery hosts an exhibition of 81 artifacts depicting the ancient connection between the Chinese and Polynesian cultures. Runs through summer 2012. bishopmuseum.org.




photo: courtesy joanne barret

Hawaii Spirit Festival

Nov. 4-6

This year’s spirit festival at the Turtle Bay Resort brings together yoga, music and health, including 45 workshops and performances by Paula Fuga, Makana and more. hawaiispiritfestival.com.



Nov. 4-20

It’s 1906 and statehood is imminent. Watch as Oklahoma’s citizens wrestle with the upcoming changes in Kennedy Theatre’s rendition of the classic musical. hawaii.edu/kennedy.


photo: courtesy cheyne gallarde



Oahu Fringe Festival

Nov. 10-12

Want to watch the Cherry Blossom Cabaret girls shimmy or rock out to local improv band Oil in the Alley? Look no further than the first annual Oahu Fringe Festival. It’s three days of performing arts in Chinatown’s art district, featuring well-known acts and emerging artists. oahufringe.com.




Photo: thinkstock




Battleship Missouri Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Nov. 11

Commemorate Veteran’s Day aboard the USS Missouri, featuring patriotic performances by the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band, The Sounds of Aloha Chorus and more. ussmissouri.com.




Photo: Courtesy cestari

Reef Hawaiian Pro

Nov. 12-23

The world’s best surfers convene at the Haleiwa Alii Beach Park for one of the biggest contests. triplecrownofsurfing.com.


Chris Isaak Concert

Nov. 30

Don’t miss Chris Isaak’s performance at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall. You’ll be singing along to all your favorites, including “Wicked Game,” and “Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing.” Visit blaisdellcenter.com for tickets.


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