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Don’t Miss the 6 Best Events This Week in Honolulu

This week, run along O‘ahu’s scenic highway, party on a rooftop and browse through vintage collectibles.


The Ka Iwi Coast Fun Run is scheduled for Oct. 5.
Photo: Peter Tully Owen


Hawai‘i Slam Poetry at Fresh Café

Thursday, October 2

First Thursdays have become synonymous with Hawai‘i Slam, now in its 12th season. This month, watch spoken-word poets compete against each other for the top two spots of the night and qualify for the Grand Slam Finals, happening next April 3, which ultimately determines who moves on to the national competition in New Jersey. Also appearing is local singer and songwriter Tavana.

$3 before 8:30 p.m., $5 after. Fresh Café, 831 Queen St., Honolulu, hawaiislam.com.


A Blithe Spirit haunts Kennedy Theatre

October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

Love triangles are already complicated affairs, but even more so when they’re between a man and his two wives—one deceased, one living. Watch these two worlds, and women, collide in the classic comedic play Blithe Spirit at UH Mānoa’s Kennedy Theatre.

$25 regular, $15 students, Kennedy Theatre, UH Mānoa, 1770 East-West Road, Honolulu, 944-2697, hawaii.edu/kennedy.


Run along O‘ahu’s scenic highway

Sunday, October 5

Run, or walk, four miles along the Ka Iwi coast from Sandy Beach, past the Hālona Blowhole and Hanauma Bay, to Maunalua Bay in Hawai‘i Kai. The run supports the Hui Nalu Canoe Club, which was founded by Duke Kahanamoku in 1908. This will be one of your only chances to catch the spectacular views along the coast without worrying about the cars behind you!

6:30 a.m. $50 adults, $40 kids 12 and under, if you register by Oct. 1; $60 adults, $50 kids on race day. kaiwicoastrun.org.


Vintage Collectibles and Hawaiiana Show

Sunday, October 5

Art, bottles, comics, postcards, paintings, jewelry are among some of the items that will be up for sale at this month’s one-day vintage and antiques show. All products are required to be 20 years or older, so you’re bound to find a unique item for that hard-to-shop-for person on your Christmas list. The next, and last, show this year is in late-November.

$15 early entry at 9 a.m., $4.50 general. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center Hawai‘i Suites, ukulele.com/wikiwiki.


Lounge Sunday away at The Modern

Sunday, October 5

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean the daytime parties have to end. The Grey Goose Day Club is a monthly “day-lounge year round,” with fashion shows, DJs, food and cocktails by, of course, Grey Goose. Sangrias by the pool, anyone?

21+, $10, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Waikīkī, more info.


Cinco de Búho’s monthly rooftop party

Sunday, October 5

Every fifth of the month, Búho Cocina y Cantina in Waikīkī is throwing a party at its rooftop bar and restaurant with entertainment, food and drink specials. This month’s Mexican street party, which is also The Grey Goose Day Club’s official after party, features a taco-eating contest, a limbo challenge, food stations, cocktail specials and music by DJs Mr. Nick, Zilla, Ramyt and Jimmy Lee.

Free, 6 to 10 p.m., 2250 Kalākaua Ave., fifth floor, Waikīkī, buhocantina.com.


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