Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: November 13–19, 2019

Go concert hopping for three days, sip coffee- or lychee-flavored hard cider, celebrate environmental heroes, dig into dried aku potato salad and more.


Riyoko Moriyama and Robert Cazimero

japanese folk singer ryoko moriyama and local entertainer robert cazimero will be some of the stars performing in a series of concerts for ana music week.
PHOTO: ANA Music Week


ANA Honolulu Music Week Concerts

Friday, November 15, 6 p.m.; Saturday, November 16, times vary; Sunday, November 17, 3 p.m.

It’s a weekend of music ranging from Englebert Humperdinck to Robert Cazimero for ANA (All Nippon Airlines) Music Week. Pick your concert according to your mood. Friday night’s gala at the Blaisdell Concert Hall has a lineup including the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, Hawai‘i-born opera star Quinn Kelsey, Japan pop artist Kiyotaka Sugiyama, Robert Cazimero and more. Friday and Saturday, select from free performances at Royal Hawaiian Center and International Market Place or Saturday evening symphony shows at the Hawaiian Mission Houses. Humperdinck performs at the Blaisdell Concert Hall Saturday at 8 p.m. Then Sunday’s Finale Concert adds Kalapana to the stage. Tickets for that performance are $5 a seat. Find the full roster of artists in the bigger concerts on the Blaisdell Center’s calendar. The list of events on the Music Week’s website is largely in Japanese.

Free–$100, various locations. Click here for more info.


SEE ALSO: Your Must-Watch Guide to the 2019 Hawai‘i International Film Festival


Local I‘a Demo Dinner at Kaimukī Superette

Monday, November 18, 6:30–8 p.m.

Healthy salads are on the menu for this month’s demo dinner focusing on local ingredients. The Healthy Locovore is partnering up with Local I‘a, a community-supported fishery, in hunting for ingredients from Hawai‘i farmers for three salads: Ho‘i‘o Potato Salad with hard-cooked eggs and dried aku; cured marlin with roasted beets, citrus and shaved fennel; and Sweetland Farms goat cheese mousse with tropical fruit salad, macadamia nuts and local raw honey. Yum.

$40 for CSH/SlowFood members, $45 for general public. Kaimukī Superette, 3458 Wai‘alae Ave. To register, click here.


SEE ALSO: What to Expect From an Environmentally Friendly Cooking Class in Honolulu

A flight at Paradise Ciders

PHOTO: COURTESY OF paradise ciders


Paradise Ciders Tasting Room Anniversary

Saturday, November 16, 3 to 8 p.m.

Our favorite place to taste locally made hard ciders turned 1 in August and the party is happening this weekend. Paradise Ciders is unveiling seven new ciders Saturday including lychee, blueberry basil and Double Date Vanilla. We’re intrigued by the Kō Hana collaboration where cider is aged for three months in a Kō Hana barrel that had held coffee, then is steeped with cold brew coffee. If there is one specific cider you’re coveting, you better go early. Paradise Ciders plans to unveil four flavors at a time on draft, pulling out the next only when one taps out. (At its holiday party last year, all new ciders were gone by 5:30 p.m.) To sweeten the deal, Butcher & Bird will have some special dishes offered just for the night.

Free admission, 2003 Colburn St.,


SEE ALSO: Introducing Hawai‘i’s First Locally Made Hard Cider


Surfrider O‘ahu Presents The John Kelly Awards

Saturday, November 16, 6-10 p.m.

Celebrate people and groups that are protecting our beaches and coastlines at this annual awards ceremony. Or just go to geek out at being in the same room as Carissa Moore. The surfer (and top Hawai‘i Olympic athlete hopeful) is one of four people being honored at the 17th annual event in Waimea Valley. The 2019 winners also include the late renowned marine biologist Ruth Gates, Local I‘a and the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i. The awards as well as the evening’s silent auction are also a fundrasier for Surfrider Foundation O‘ahu.

Individual tickets range from $95 for Surfrider Foundation members to $110 for nonmembers. A shuttle from town is available for $20. Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa. Go here for more info.


SEE ALSO: 11 Things Locals Need to Know About 2020’s First-Ever Olympic Surf Competition at the Tokyo Games

University of Hawaii Football vs San Jose

PHOTO: COURTESY OF university of hawai‘i athletics


UH vs. UNLV at Consolidated Theatres

Saturday, November 13, 11 a.m.

The Warriors are on the road. Football fans who didn’t follow them to Las Vegas (we bet the Cal is jumping right now) can watch the game on a very big screen at Consolidated Theatres Kapolei, Koko Marina and Ko‘olau. You will have to leave the beer at home but you can console yourself with a big bag of movie popcorn as UH tries to go 7-4 for the season.

$12, Kapolei, Koko Marina and Ko‘olau Consolidated Theatres. To buy tickets, go here and select one of those three theaters.


SEE ALSO: The 26 Best Things to Do on O‘ahu in November


Hawai‘i Family Business Forum: W-Life (Women Leaders in Family Enterprises)

Thursday, November 14 | 11:3 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

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Hawai‘i Zouk Festival + Aloha Experience

Thursday, November 14–Tuesday, November 19

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Tower Of Power Live at Blue Note Hawai‘i

Thursday, November 14–Sunday, November 17  |  8–10 p.m.

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World of Dance Championship Series: Hawai‘i 2019 Competition

Saturday, November 16  |  10 a.m.–9 p.m.

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Kailua Night Market

Saturday, November 16  |  5–9 p.m.

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Aloha Home Market’s Holiday Market

Sunday, November 17  |  9 a.m.– 2 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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