Top 5 Things to Do this Week in Honolulu, Hawaii



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Don't miss Nextworking's end of the year mixer Wednesday, Dec. 5!

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MUSIC

Ozomatli at The Republik

Saturday, Dec. 1

The Grammy award winners Ozomatli are coming to Oahu for one show. The band is famous for its fusion of different music styles including Latin, salsa, hip hop, funk, world fusion, reggae and rhythm and blues. $27.50 to $37.50, show start 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. Ste. 30, bampproject.com.
 

FESTIVAL

Honolulu City Lights

Saturday, Dec. 1

This year’s City Lights “Shaka Santa goes Holoholo” begins this weekend with a varied program. Come for the tree lighting ceremony with special guests, live entertainment by Ballet Hawaii, Frank DeLima, Anuhea and others, and watch the Electric Light Parade. Free, 530 S King St., schedule under honolulucitylights.org.
 

Dining/Food

Indian Experience Pop-up @ Formaggio

Sunday, Dec. 2

Enjoy the fusion of Indian cuisine and fine wine at the Indian Experience Pop-up. The price includes a five-course dinner by India Café, 50 different types of wine to choose from and an India-themed entertainment program with Bollywood dance and music. There will also be a henna tattoo artist. Reservations requested. $34.95, $25.95 pre-sale, 5 to 10 p.m., Formaggio Wine Bar, 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., 739-7719.
 

Sports

XTERRA Trail Run

Sunday, Dec. 2

Last call to compete with some of the world’s fastest trail runners at the XTERRA Trail Running World Championship at Kualoa Ranch. Besides the off-road half-marathon, there will also be 5k and 10k runs, a free kid’s race and an adventure walk. If you need an energy boost, there will be food available for purchase. Or let the $10,000 prize money for the seven fastest runners motivate you. $25 to $60, start 9 a.m., registration at Waikiki Beach Walk on Dec. 1 or online by Nov. 30 at xterraplanet.com.
 

Nightlife

Nextworking End of the Year Mixer

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Let 2012 fade away with a free professional “Nextworking” mixer. Enjoy food catered by Gordon Biersch and live music at the Aloha Tower Marketplace. There will also be a silent auction. Reservation is only required for corporate tables. Free, 5 to 10 p.m., Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Dr.
 

For more events, visit calendar.honolulumagazine.com.

For family-friendly events, visit calendar.honolulufamily.com.

 

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