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Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Sept. 11–16, 2019

Sip a traditional Polynesian drink, sing “These Are Days” and cry along with Pixar fans at this weekend’s events.


10,000 maniacs

Photo: Courtesy of Blue Note Hawai‘i


10,000 Maniacs

September 14 and 15, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Four shows. Six musicians. Nine studio albums. Twenty-one singles. Thirty-eight years. Put it all together and you get 10,000 Maniacs, performing songs from their entire catalogue at the Blue Note this weekend. The alternative rock band that got its start in the ’80s plays two shows a night on Saturday and Sunday. Keep in mind there’s a $10 minimum at the tables, loge and bar. The full dinner menu will be available, but if you want to get squared away before the performance starts, we suggest coming to a 6:30 show—doors open at 5 p.m. (For the 9 p.m. shows, doors open at 8:30.)

$45–$55, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. For more information, go here.


Kalo and ‘Awa Day

September 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate two important traditional staples in Hawai‘i with Waimea Valley’s seventh annual Kalo and ‘Awa Day. Learn about their cultural significance as well as how to identify different varieties, pests and diseases. Chef and cultural practitioner Kealoha Domingo will also hold workshops on ‘awa-processing and kūlolo-making. Come by for samples, activities, live music and more.

Free, Waimea Valley Pīkake Pavilion/Main Lawn, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa. For more information, go here.


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movies on the beach

Photo: Courtesy of Southwest Airlines


Southwest Presents: Sunset on the Beach

September 14, 4:30 to 10 p.m.

Get ready to laugh, cry and try to summon a snipe: This month’s movie on the beach is Pixar’s Up. Adventurers at heart, dog lovers and fans of small mailmen (watch it and you’ll get it) will all enjoy the hilarious and inspiring movie. Get there early to secure a good spot in the sand and enjoy live music and activities leading up to the screening around 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget a beach blanket—and tissues.

Free, Queen’s Surf Beach, 2685 Kalākaua Ave. For more information, go here.


Demo Dinner Series with Local I‘a

September 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Every third Monday, Local I‘a, a seafood distributor, hosts a cooking demo that highlights local ingredients. This month, learn how to make venison bruschetta and fish piccata with local meat purveyors Forage Hawai‘i. Dinner is BYOB, so keep with the theme and grab some local brews to share with your fellow diners.

$40–$45, Kaimukī Superette, 3458 Wai‘alae Ave. For more information, go here.


SE ALSO: What to Expect From an Environmentally Friendly Cooking Class in Honolulu


Plus: Coming Up

HONOLULU Magazine’s Rosé Soirée Presented by Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Saturday, October 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event may be a month away, but this heat has us dreaming of sipping something cool at next month’s Rosé Soirée. Enjoy a selection of refreshing rosé wines and small bites from some of Hawai‘i’s top restaurants that include 12th Ave Grill, Feast and Pai Honolulu. New this year, treat yourself to a pampering station by Heaven on Earth Salon & Day Spa. And if you’re looking to upgrade your evening, VIP ticketholders get in an hour early, plus access to the VIP lounge as well as exclusive dishes from Senia. A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefit Hoʻōla Nā Pua. Cheers!

$65 general, $95 VIP, IBM Building courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


SEE ALSO: HONOLULU Magazine’s 2018 Rosé Soirée Photo Gallery


Elijah Sky Live at Blue Note Hawai‘i

Wednesday, September 11  |  6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.

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With Aloha, Spalding House Art

Thursday, September 12  |  4:30–7:30 p.m.

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The Good Table Hawai‘i

Thursday, September 12  |  6–9 p.m.

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“No Suits in Paradise”: A Panel Event on Aloha Shirts

Thursday, September 12  |  6–8 p.m.

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Honolulu Chinatown’s Lantern and Mid-Autumn Festival

Friday, September 13  |  5:30–9:30 p.m.

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Moana Masters Cooking Class: Elevating the Thanksgiving and Christmas Feasts

Saturday, September 14  |  noon–2 p.m.

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3rd Annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Fun Run for Awareness

Saturday, September 14  |  8 a.m.–noon

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Honolulu Marvel Trivia Bar Crawl

Saturday, September 14  |  4 p.m.–midnight

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Le Dîner en Blanc Honolulu 2019

Saturday, September 14  |  5–10 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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.





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