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Things to do in Hawaii in October


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Listen to Drum Beats

Oct. 3-4

Visit Thomas Square this weekend for the 35th annual Intertribal Pow Wow. The pow wow celebrates Native American culture and features arts and crafts, traditional dances, drumming, displays, activities and food. The free event is hosted by the American Indian Pow Wow Association. Visit www.nativewinds1152.com.

Add To Your Collection

Oct. 4

Hunt for vintage aloha shirts, estate jewelry, Hawaiiana, coins, stamps, dolls, surf memorabilia and more at the Wiki Wiki One-Day Vintage Collectables and Hawaiiana Show at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. The show boasts 91 tables topped with items that are at least 20 years old. Visit www.ukulele.com.

Eat with Chopsticks

Oct. 6

Help raise money for the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce at the eighth annual “Chopsticks and Wine: The Magic of Waikiki.” The event takes place at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and features food by Le Bistro, 3660 On The Rise, Roy’s Restaurant, Sam Choy’s and more. Wine-and-sake tasting stations are included, followed by a silent auction. Tickets are $100, call 949-5531.

Celebrate Buddha

Oct. 8

Witness the sounds and sights of the Young San Preservation Group as Korean monks perform ancient chants, play drums and cymbals, and dance the Butterfly Dance. The event takes place at UH Manoa’s Kennedy Theatre and celebrates the three-day ritual in honor of Buddha. Visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community. 

Photo: Courtesy of UH Manoa Outreach College

For the Wee Ones

Oct. 10-11

Crawl, walk and stroller over to the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall for the seventh annual Oh Baby! Family Expo. It’s the state’s largest baby and kids’ expo; perfect for young families. The event will feature more than 150 booths offering the latest information and products. Don’t forget to check out the children’s activity area and the baby-crawling contest. Visit www.ohbabyfamilyexpo.com.

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Do the Downward Facing Dog

Oct. 17

Detoxify from the week’s stresses at the North Shore Yoga Festival at the Turtle Bay Resort. The daylong event features four workshops showcasing the different styles of yoga and its philosophies. There’s even a keiki yoga workshop. Tickets range from $50 to $150, visit www.trueunion.org.

Scare Yourself

Oct. 24

Listen to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelly, Mark Twain and Jane Austen by lantern light at Mission Houses Museum, for the “Victorian Horrors” spine-tingling event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is $25, $20 for members. Visit www.missionhouses.org



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