7 Must-Attend Events: November 4 – 9

This week, admire Hawai’i fashion, watch local films and dine on dishes from 14 award-winning restaurants under the stars.

Election Day

Tuesday, November 4

Don’t forget to do your civic duty and take some time today to vote in the general election.

For polling place locators and general election candidates, visit hawaii.gov/elections.


HONOLULU Fashion Week

Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 9

Hawai‘i’s first fashion week features day long fashion events, fashion shows, pop-up boutiques, beauty bars and a panel discussion with internationally recognized fashion industry professionals. Don’t miss fashion shows including Kini Zamora’s Spring/Summer 2015, MAMo Wearable Art and our own active, swim and surf wear show with designs by Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.

Free, Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalākaua Ave., Honolulu, honolulufashionweek.com.


O‘ahu Choral Society’s All-Beethoven Concert

Friday, November 7

The O‘ahu Choral Society opens its 2014-2015 season with works by Beethoven: The Mass in C Major and Choral Fantasy. Broaden your classical music knowledge and enjoy the excitement of listening to an orchestra, pianist, chorus and soloists perform in unison.

$35, 7:30 p.m., Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St., Honolulu, oahuchoral.org/Mass-in-C.html.


Lāhainā Noon Screening

Friday, November 7

This film, written and directed by Sundance Native Lab fellow Christopher Kahunahana, follows three separate short stories that occur during the solar phenomenon known as Lāhainā Noon. The film screening will feature live music and a Q&A will follow.

$12, 7:30 p.m., Kaka‘ako Agora, 441 Cooke St., Kaka‘ako, program.hiff.org.


DJ Kaskade at Turtle Bay Resort

Saturday, November 8

Turtle Bay Resort’s lawn will turn into a sea of people for nationally renowned EDM DJ Kaskade’s concert, presented by Electric Palms. Prepare to dance, because once the beats start building and the lights start spinning, standing around won’t be an option.

$65, 18+, 5 p.m., Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku. The event is also providing round trip transportation at $15 per person for purchase. flavorus.com/event/Kaskade/267325.


Showdown in Chinatown Championships

Saturday, November 8

Hawai‘i’s local filmmakers get together to screen films in the championship round of this popular bi-monthly local short film challenge. This night’s films all revolve around the idea of “the butterfly effect” and include props of a mason jar and a cigar. Watch and see what these filmmakers produce as they push creative boundaries.

449 Cooke St., Kaka‘ako, showdowninchinatown.com.


Hale ‘Aina Awards

Sunday, November 9

Dine on 14 of the best restaurants in Hawai‘i in one night at this year’s Hale ‘Aina Awards, including Roy’s Waikīkī, Kalapawai, Le Bistro, Pig and the Lady, Alan Wong’s, Mariposa and Azure. You’ll enjoy everything from braised short ribs to tuna pizza, fish chowder and lamb ragu. And leave room for a few chocolate ganaches and liliko‘i creamsicles, because you can go back for as much as you like! Also, this year, continue celebrating past 9:30 p.m. at the Hale ‘Aina afterparty at Sheraton Waikīkī’s RumFire, with DJs and live entertainment until midnight.

$100, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Royal Hawaiian hotel, Coconut Grove, 2259  Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, honolulumagazine.com/haleaina.