Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: November 6–12, 2019
Explore the international world of film, eat burgers, feast on chocolate, watch football and more.
catch the new film Jojo Rabbit, then ask director Taika Waititi why he’s portraying Hitler during the Hawai‘i International Film Festival.
Hawai‘i International Film Festival
Thursday, November 7–Sunday, November 17, various times
Our hometown film festival sparkles with premieres that haven’t yet come to Hawai‘i screens, guest actors and directors from around the globe, and an emphasis on Asia and Pacific movies curated for the Island audience. Choose from 205 films including the made-in-Hawai‘i showcase that pulls together small and large films you can’t find anywhere else and a virtual reality program that is bigger than ever. Read our must-watch guide to the 2019 festival.
Films are shown at Regal Dole Cannery theaters and other venues. See the full schedule and buy tickets online at hiff.org.
LOCAL I‘A WILL BE SERVING A MARLIN BURGER PATTY TOPPED WITH HAVARTI CHEESE, MUSHROOMS, ONIONS, MICROGREENS AND SWISS MAYO ON A SOURDOUGH BUN THIS SATURDAY.
PHOTO: KATIE KENNY
HONOLULU Magazine’s Burger Bash 2019 Presented by Alaska Mileage Plan
Saturday, November 9, 4–9 p.m.
Join us at Kāhala Mall for our first-ever Burger Bash—a free event celebrating all things burgers. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites including The Butcher & Bird, Smith and Kings, Square Barrels, Burgers & Burritos Hawai‘i, Chubbie’s Burgers and more. Admission is free so you can pick your vendor and pay as you go. There is a Burger Bash Pass for $25 that gets you five dishes from participating restaurants and a fast pass line. Pass holders will receive smaller versions of the restaurants’ burgers so you can taste more and vote for your favorite. Passes are pre-sale only until Thursday, Nov. 7.
Burger Bash presented by Alaska Mileage Plan takes place this Saturday, Nov. 9, 4 to 9 p.m. at the Kāhala Mall Chili’s parking lot. For more information and to purchase a Burger Bash Pass, visit HNLTix.com.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I ATHLETICS
University of Hawai‘i vs. San Jose State
Saturday, November 9, 6 p.m. kickoff
The University of Hawai‘i’s football team (5-4) hosts San Jose State (4-5). Both the UH Warriors and the San Jose Spartans will play for the Dick Tomey Legacy Trophy, in honor of the late great head coach of both programs. As part of military night, there are discounts for military, and fans are encouraged to wear camouflage.
Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., $19–$77, hawaiiathletics.evenue.net
17th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, November 9, 6:30–9 p.m.
The 17th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza benefits Family Promise of Hawai‘i and Emmanuel Episcopal Church by serving An all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet, plus a chocolate fountain that flows over a variety of fruits and snacks. (Dipping favorites are strawberries, bananas and Fritos.) The silent auction runs from 6:30–9 p.m. and includes a wide array of home décor, gift certificates for services as well as more food and beverages. VIP tickets sold out.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 780 Keolu Drive, Kailua, $30-$40, emmanuelkailua.org
Saturday, November 9, 8 p.m.
Named one of Rolling Stone’s “Five Comics to Watch,” stand-up comedian Ryan Hamllton scored with his Netflix special Happy Face and a host of other recent appearances.
Wāhine in Film Mixer 2019
Sunday, November 10, ;11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Get together with others inspired by women in film at the fourth annual Wāhine in Film Mixer. This networking event is hosted in collaboration with Pacific Islanders in Communications and the Hawai‘i International Film Festival.
Impact Hub HNL Coworking, ticket sales are pay what you can in the form of a donation, hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org
Diamond Head Arts & Craft Fair
Sunday, November 10, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.
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