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!
THEATER & ARTS
Nov. 3 through Dec. 4
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
Terry Fator Aloha From Hawai‘i
Nov. 11 and 12
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
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
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
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
Opens Nov. 23
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.
FAIRS & EXPOS
30th Islandwide Christmas Crafts and Food Expo
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
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