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The 8 Best Things To Do in October 2016

Listen to fascinating stories, dress up your pet and eat all the chocolate you humanly can this month—and we don’t just mean on Halloween.


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FOOD & DRINK

14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

October 8

14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Photo: Steve Czerniak

 

All-you-can-eat chocolate. Need we say more?

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, $25–$40, emmanuelkailua.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Talk Story Festival

October 15

Talk Story Festival

Photo: Nicholas Sun

 

It’s not just a bunch of uncles sitting around talking about their last fishing trip—the Talk Story Festival brings together some of the best storytellers in the state to share tales relating to this year’s theme, Ka Huaka‘i: The Journey.

5:30–8:30 p.m., McCoy Pavilion, free, honoluluparks.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT

La Bohème

October 14, 16 and 18

La Boheme Eiffel Tower

Photo: Thinkstock

 

See one of Puccini’s greatest works, featuring Mackenzie Whitney’s debut on the Hawai‘i Opera Theatre stage in the role of Rodolfo. (The tenor says it’s his favorite opera.) Oh, to be a bohemian in Paris …

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $34–$135, hawaiiopera.org

 

ENTERTAINMENT

CANCELED - Hall & Oates

October 27

Hall and Oates

Photo: Mick Rock

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

 

SEMINARS & CONFERENCES

Wāhine Forum

October 27 

Hawaii Business Wahine Forum

Photo: Kurt Stevens Photography

 

Each year, hundreds of people gather for inspiring panels and workshops geared toward helping women reach their professional goals, as well as deal with issues they encounter in the workplace. The Wāhine Forum is a signature event by our sister magazine Hawai‘i Business

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village, $190–$260, hawaiibusiness.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT

CFA Championship and Household Pet Cat Show

October 29 

Blue eyed cat

Photo: Thinkstock

 

Cat lovers who want to learn more about different breeds—or, really, just look at all their floofy, adorable faces—can watch champion cats being judged and browse handmade gift items. 

McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park,  $5 adults, $3 for children under 10 and seniors 65 and older, for more information, call Jo Ann at 234-0832

 

KIDS & FAMILY

PetWalk 2016

October 30

Humane Society Petwalk

Photo: Courtesy of Hawaiian Humane Society

 

Grab your furry friends (anything on a leash except farm animals) and head to Ala Moana Beach Park for PetWalk 2016, where there will be giveaways, games, a pet float competition and a pet costume contest. Heck, join in even if you don’t have a pet—exercise is good for you! There’s no registration fee, but be a pal and raise some funds for the Hawaiian Humane Society. 

8 a.m. (registration begins at 7 a.m.), Magic Island, free, hawaiianhumane.org

 

BOOKS

They Call Me Supermensch

Shep Gordon

Shep Gordon They Call Me Supermensch

 

Maui-dwelling Shep Gordon, recently featured in Mike Myers’ rock doc Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, was inspired by the film to explore why his life turned out the way it has. Subtitled “A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food and Rock ’n’ Roll,” this autobiography details his humble upbringing and the fateful circumstances that led to him becoming one of the entertainment industry’s most legendary producers.  

$25.99, HarperCollins Publishers, September 2016, harpercollins.com

 

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