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|Drink Like the Ancient Hawaiians |
Kava is the original pau hana drink. The Kava Festival, also known in Hawaii as the Awa Festival, features live local music, with entertainers such as Guy Cruz and Makana, talk story sessions with Uncle Jeri on coconuts and poi pounding, kava preparation demonstrations, and, of course, kava sampling at UH Manoa’s McCarthy Mall from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. www.kavafestival.org.
Can’t wait till your next trip for blackjack and roulette? Come check out the Japanese Chamber of Commerce Honolulu’s Chopsticks and Wine 2008 “Vino Las Vegas,” and indulge in sampling stations featuring culinary delights from Hawaii’s finest restaurants. Tickets cost $90; for High Roller tickets pay an extra $60 and taste five different wines with a complimentary wine glass. 949-5531, www.honolulujapanesechamber.org.
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At the Oh! Baby Family Expo in the Neal Blaisdell Arena, keiki can learn sign language or meet Winnie the Pooh and Strawberry Shortcake. Don’t miss the Twins Fashion Show, or the interactive Bubble Show, where you’ll see bubbles inside of bubbles. www.ohbabyfamilyexpo.com.
|Get Goosebumps |
Listen to local ghost stories on the water at the Wild Dolphin Foundation’s “Ghost Ship” Halloween fundraiser. Set sail into the sunset at 5:30 p.m. out of Waianae Small Boat Harbor for a three-hour spooktacular voyage. $99 per person, 306-7273.