The 8 Best Things To Do in November 2016

We know you already have HONOLULU Fashion Week on your calendar (Nov. 10, 11 and 12), but here are a few more fun events to round out your month!


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THEATER & ARTS

iHula

Nov. 3 through Dec. 4 


iHula

Photo: Courtesy of Kumu Kahua Theatre

 

This play explores four young women’s attitudes toward dancing with their hālau, which the character Kumu ‘Iwalani sees changing more and more as generations pass and girls become more interested in social media than hula.

Kumu Kahua Theatre, $5–$25, kumukahua.org

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Terry Fator Aloha From Hawai‘i

Nov. 11 and 12 


Terry Fator

Photo: Thinkstock

 

We’re still not sure why we’re willing to pay to see grown men make puppets talk, but that won’t stop us.  

Hawai‘i Theatre, $60–$150, hawaiitheatre.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Dan + Shay

Nov. 18


Dan + Shay

 

This country duo was recently featured on The Bachelorette, pushing their single “From the Ground Up” to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Bring your beau and re-enact JoJo and Luke’s magical moment. 

The Republik, $35–$40, bampproject.com

 

THEATER & ARTS

The Legend of Ko‘olau

Nov. 19


Legend of Koolau

Photo: State of Hawai‘i archival photo

 

Gary T. Kubota’s play about a historic Hawaiian cowboy returns to the Islands for a one-night-only performance at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  

Doris Duke Theatre, $20–$35, legendofkoolau.com

 

SPORTS & FITNESS

Ka Iwi Coast Run and Walk

Nov. 20


Ka Iwi Coast

Photo: Thinkstock

 

Kalaniana‘ole Highway shuts down once a year to allow runners and walkers of all fitness levels to enjoy the beauty of this scenic coastline, from Sandy’s to Maunalua Bay, at their own pace. 

Meet at Sandy Beach, $40–$60, kaiwicoastrun.org

 

MOVIES & TV

Moana

Opens Nov. 23 


Disney's Moana

Photo: Courtesy of Disney

 

Its filmmakers says this is the most effects-filled film in Disney history, so Moana may be worth seeing in 3-D, especially for those magical waves and gorgeous Island scenery. Click here to read five things you should know about the film, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mililani girl Auli‘i Cravalho.

movies.disney.com/moana

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created the Broadway smash Hamilton, co-wrote the music for Moana.

 

FAIRS & EXPOS

30th Islandwide Christmas Crafts and Food Expo

Nov. 25–27 


Christmas Crafts

Photo: Thinkstock

 

Christmas comes early this year with more than $10,000 in giveaways at the 30th annual expo. This year, there will be more than 400 vendors selling handcrafted wares, as well as nonstop entertainment and holiday-themed contests. This is a great way to shop local this season.

Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, $5 admission, islandwidecraftexpos.com

 

THEATER & ARTS

Imayō: Japan’s New Traditionists

Through Jan. 8, 2017

Imayo

Photo: Mizuma art gallery

 

Haven’t been to the museum in a while? Check out Hawai‘i in Design, which explores how designers respond to and influence their environment; American Array, featuring contemporary art; Charles Furneaux’s exploration of the sublime; and an assortment of Japanese works, from folk prints to gothic angels. (Pictured: Soba Shop by Ishii Toru, 2013, part of the Imayō exhibit.)

Honolulu Museum of Art, $10 admission, honolulumuseum.org

 

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