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Editors' Picks: Top 5 Things to Do this Week in Honolulu, Hawaii


The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu's annual fundraiser is this Saturday, Sep. 15.

Photo: ross d. hamamura


Young Frankenstein at MVT

Thursday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 23

Manoa Valley Theatre kicks off its 44th season with a rendition of Mel Brooks’ musical comedy, Young Frankenstein. Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced Fronk-en-steen) inherits his grandfather’s castle and reattempts his experiments. $35 general, $30 military and seniors, $20 for guests 25 and under. Playing Sept. 12-14 and Sept. 19-23, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sunday. 2833 East Manoa Rd., 988-6131, manoavalleytheatre.com.


The Art of Food and Wine at Halekulani

Tuesday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 30

Chef Vikram Garg promotes sourcing locally, cooking globally, following the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. Each Halekulani restaurant will feature a special dinner menu inspired by a different part of the world, from Asia to France. Think poached Kona lobster, braised red veal, hibiscus mochi and goat cheese sorbet. A portion of sales will be donated to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. From $45 to $120 at House Without A Key, Orchids, La Mer and Lewers Lounge, 2199 Kalia Rd., 923-2311, halekulani.com.


Waikiki Hoolaulea

Saturday, Sept. 15

Hawaii’s largest block party of the year celebrates its 60th birthday. Come for the food, the music, and the Island crafts. Free, 7 to 10 p.m., Kalakaua Ave. (between Lewers and Kapahulu), 483-0730, alohafestivals.com.


Wake Me Up Before You Go Bowl

Saturday, Sept. 15

Bowl for a cause this weekend at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu’s largest annual fundraiser. Register for a team or simply sign up as a virtual bowler to help the organization reach its goal of $375,000. Participants enjoy complimentary refreshments, entertainment and prize drawings. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu. Teams play in three-hour shifts from 9 a.m. to midnight, Aiea Bowl, 99-115 Aiea Heights Drive, facebook.com/events/500525286641408.


Showdown in Chinatown September Showcase

Saturday, Sept. 15

Watch the results of Showdown in Chinatown’s short film challenge at Nextdoor, open to both established and aspiring filmmakers. Stick around for happy hour and dancing after the films. $10, doors open at 8 p.m., screenings begin at 8:45 p.m., 43 Hotel St., 852-2243, showndowninchinatown.com.

For more events, visit honolulumagazine.com/calendar.

For the best family-friendly events, visit honolulufamily.com/events.


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