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Things to Do in September in Hawaii

Enjoy your first month of fall with festivals, fashion and Frankenstein.


Courage and Strength: Those Who Have Served

Sept. 6

Five acclaimed photographers showcase portraits of American soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Exhibit runs through Feb. 24. honolulumuseum.org.

Photo: courtesy honolulu museum of art

photo: courtesy neiman marcus

Fall Fashion Event

Sept. 6 – 9

Fashionistas, grab your purses and celebrate fashion week at Ala Moana Center with style editor Bobbie Thomas from NBC’s Today Show. Enjoy fashion workshops, discounts and exclusive giveaways. alamoanacenter.com.

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

Sept. 6 -9

This annual, four-day event features wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and dishes by 58 culinary experts from around the world, including Adam Richman from Man vs Food and Top Chef runner-up Marcel Vigneron. hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com.

photo: courtesy hawaii agricultural foundation

Young Frankenstein

Sept. 6 – 23

Our favorite tragic monster is alive once again, except this time he’s singing and dancing in a musical reimagining of Mel Brooks’ dark comedy. manoavalleytheatre.com.

Photo: istock

Mystery Dinner Theater

Sept. 14

How about a nice side of mystery with an early Christmas dinner? Work your sleuthing skills with a three-course meal in this interactive, semi-holiday play about an evil saboteur who’s infiltrated Santa’s “Naughty-Nice” list. daveandbusters.com, 589-5008.

Ocean Literacy Day

Sept. 15

Dive into a sea of stories told by local storytellers. Fish tales come alive with puppetry, face painting and other keiki activities. It’ll be swell. waquarium.org.

Shaolin Warriors

Sept. 26 – 30

Everybody loves kung fu fighting! Twenty-two Buddhist monks from Shaolin Temple are in town for a week to show off epic martial arts and acrobatics. hawaiitheatre.com.

photo: courtesy hawaii theatre

photo: courtesy waikiki aquarium

Third Annual Rice Festival

Sept. 29

At last year’s rice festival, local volunteers made the world’s largest spam musubi with 26 cans of spam, 320 cups of rice and more than 120 sheets of seaweed. Join the fun again this year and try beating the Guinness World record. ricefest.com.


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