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The 8 Best Things to Do in September 2018

Jam out with reggae artists, walk for a cure and laugh your head off with Trevor Noah this month.


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COMEDY

Trevor Noah

Sept. 1 

Trevor Noah

Photo: Courtesy of Variety

 

The host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Trevor Noah returns to the 808 for one night only. After selling out two shows in Honolulu last year, the Emmy-winning comedian is sure to fill your night with political comedy. (It’s going to be huge!) Born in South Africa, Noah has hosted numerous TV shows and has a comedy special, Afraid of the Dark, on Netflix.

8 p.m., Blaisdell Arena, $35-$95, ticketmaster.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Greenroom Festival ’18

Sept. 7 and 8

Greenroom Fest

PHOTO: Courtesy of Greenroom Festival

 

A celebration of art and music, this event features entertainment from Anuhea, Makua Rothman, The Babe Rainbow and more. Buy local food, browse urban art and enjoy yoga sessions between performances. As part of the festival’s aim to Save the Beach Love the Ocean, join the annual beach cleanup fronting Hale Koa Hotel and free beach soccer games. 

4–10 p.m., Waikīkī Shell, $40-$60, greenroomfest.com

 

SEE ALSO: For more events in September, visit honolulumagazine.com’s online calendar here.

 

CHARITY

Hawai‘i Walk to Defeat ALS

Sept. 15

ALS Walk

PHOTO: COURTESY OF ALS ASsociation

 

Every 90 minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and every 90 minutes someone loses their life to the disease. Support those battling Lou Gehrig’s disease by participating in a 1.5-mile walk followed by family-friendly activities.

9 a.m., Kapi‘olani Park, Free, hawaiiwalktodefeatALS.org

 

KIDS & FAMILY

Ko Olina Children’s Festival

Sept. 22

Children's Fest

PHOTO: COURTESY OF Ko Olina Children's Festival

 

Head west for a family play day featuring interactive video and music activities, special live performances and Disney’s Aloha Fun show. Kids can enjoy face painting, balloon artists and delicious food while ending the day with a sunset showing of Pixar’s Coco on the beach. All proceeds go to Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. Find more family events at honolulufamily.com.

2-8 p.m., Kohola Lagoon, $15-$30, koolinachildrensfestival.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT

AlohaCon 2018

Sept. 23

AlohaCon

Open to all ages, Honolulu’s only tabletop gaming convention features all-day gaming, door prizes, and special game tournaments and events.

9 a.m. -5 p.m., The Willows Restaurant, $20, alohaconhi.com

 

LIVE MUSIC

Creed Bratton

Sept. 27

Known for his eccentric character on NBC’s The Office and as a founding member of rock band The Grass Roots, Creed Bratton brings an evening of offbeat comedy and music to Blue Note Hawai‘i.

6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Blue Note Hawai‘i, $25-$35, bluenotehawaii.com

 

FAIRS AND EXPOS

Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

Sept. 29

As part of a monthlong event, Aloha Festivals’ 72nd Floral Parade brings Hawaiian culture to Kalākaua Avenue. Each year, hundreds line the street to watch the colorful procession filled with Hawaiian music, flower-decorated floats, hula dancers and local marching bands. Step back in time as pā‘ū queens from every island ride in style, from Ala Moana Beach Park to Kapi‘olani Park.

9 a.m. to noon, Kalākaua Avenue, Free, alohafestivals.com

 

READ ALSO: Quote Unquote: Meet the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade's Pā‘ū Rider

 

SHOPPING

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show

Sept. 30

Browse items from 93 vendors from all over the state and Mainland. Shop all things vintage in Hawai‘i—from aloha shirts and Ni‘ihau shell lei to Hawaiian coins and Ming’s jewelry.

9 a.m. to noon, Kalākaua Avenue, Free, alohafestivals.com

 


HNL TIX

Looking for fun new ways to experience the city? HONOLULU’s got you covered with HNLTix, your brand-new local resource for all things social—fundraisers, concerts, comedy shows, expos and everything in between. Discover your next can’t-miss event, share your favorites with friends, or promote your own event and sell tickets online. To see what’s coming up next in Honolulu, visit HNLTix.com.

 

Find more events at honolulufamily.com/calendar and honolulumagazine.com/calendar. 

 

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