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7 Must-Attend Events: November 25-29

This week: Shop for Hawai‘i-made items, dance to electronic music and watch a film about the art of tango.


Film Screening: For the Love of Tango

November 25, 26, 29

This story of a blind man’s journey into the art of tango is directed by Maui filmmaker Susan Kucera, and explores how the dance impacts people’s lives. We recommend the evening showings on November 25 and 26, when you’ll be able to see a pre-screening tango demonstration by Hawai‘i dancer George Garcia and take part in a Q&A session.

$8 members, $10 general, Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, loveoftangomovie.com, honolulumuseum.org


House of Wax vs. Livewire Anniversary Party

Wednesday, November 26

Anyone who loves electronic music will not want to miss this annual party, featuring Dutch DJs Sander Van Doorn and Firebeatz. There are a limited number of tickets, so get them now before they sell out.

$50 general, $75 VIP, Ala Moana Center, Tsukiji Restaurant, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., flavorus.com/howlw2014


Ala Moana Center Thanksgetting Day

Friday, November 28

Got your game plan ready for Black Friday? Once you’re finished with Thursday’s Thanksgiving feasting and napping, head over to Ala Moana Center. No need to wait for a reasonable hour to start shopping—many of the Center’s stores will have exclusive offers beginning at 12 a.m. on Friday. Go online to see Ala Moana’s shopping guide that includes discounts at Big Island Candies, Cinnamon Girl, Hawaiian Quilt Collection and San Lorenzo Bikinis.

Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., alamoanacenter.com


Comedians Take Over Blaisdell

It’s a long weekend, so make it a fun one by watching one, or both, of the national-level comedians who are making a stop in Honolulu.

Daniel Tosh

Friday, November 28 and Saturday, 29

Are you a fan of Comedy Central’s show Tosh.0? Its star, Daniel Tosh, is known for his politically incorrect, viral-video-mocking humor, and will be in town for two stand-up shows.

$47-$67, 7 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., blaisdellcenter.com/ai1ec_event/daniel-tosh/?instance_id=


Gabriel Iglesias

Friday, November 28 and Saturday, 29

This comedian, who likes to be referred to as the “fluffy” guy, is in town as part of his Unity Through Laughter world tour. He’ll take you on a comedic ride through some of his personal experiences by way of storytelling, parodies and sound effects.

$35-$69, 8 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center Arena, 777 Ward Ave., blaisdellcenter.com/ai1ec_event/gabriel-iglesias-2/?instance_id=


Art & Flea Small Business

Saturday Saturday, November 29

First there was Black Friday, then there was Cyber Monday; now, the latest addition to the biggest shopping weekend of the year is Small Business Saturday, dedicated to supporting local businesses in your own community. One good way to participate in Honolulu is to attend Art & Flea’s Small Business Saturday, which will be teaming up with Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market, Hawai‘i Fashion Month and Ward Warehouse for a super shopping event featuring Hawai‘i’s fashion designers. There’s other SMS-related stuff happening around town; google “small business saturday Hawai‘i” to check out more.

8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ward Warehouse, 1142 Auahi St., Honolulu, artandflea.com


Mission Houses Craft Fair

Saturday, November 29

For an enjoyable shopping experience, away from the enormous crowds, stop by Mission Houses’ craft fair to pick up unique items for the person on your holiday gift list. There will be 50 vendors selling Hawai‘i-made items that include glass artwork, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, scarves and food.

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 553 S. King St., Honolulu, missionhouses.org


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