9 Things to Do in November

Oahu Fringe Festival

Nov. 7-10

Honolulu has a lot of talented people, with a lot of different skills. The Fringe Festival returns to Chinatown to showcase some of the more exotic talents, including belly dancing, puppetry, improv, aerial art and more. Watch these acts at The ARTS at Marks Garage, Ong King Art Center, Loading Zone, NextDoor and the Dragon Upstairs. oahufringe.com.

11th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Nov. 9

photo: courtesy emmanuel episcopal church

You’ll want to skip dessert for a few days in anticipation of this event at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. It’s a buffet of confections, cookies, cakes and a chocolate fountain. There’s a silent auction, too. Tickets are $25 to $30; it’s a fundraiser for the church and Family Promise of Hawaii. emmanuelkailua.com.

Photo: avinash gowariker

Bollywood and Beyond: Costume in Indian Film

Nov. 10, 17

Delve into the colorful world of Bollywood films at the East-West Center’s exhibition featuring costumes, photos and more. On these two days, watch parts one and two of an Indian film chronicling the romance of a Muslim emperor and a Hindu princess. arts.eastwestcenter.org.


  Photo: Courtesy honolulu museum of art

Tongue in Cheek: Erotic Art in 19th-Century Japan

Nov. 14

This exhibition—part two of a three-part series at the Honolulu Museum of Art—is no awkward sex-ed class. Explore Japan’s sexual culture through woodblock prints, books and paintings in the genre of shunga (erotic art). Learn about erotic humor as well as the country’s sex industry. honolulumuseum.org.


Nov. 14 – Dec. 1

Three retired opera singers living in a retirement home for musicians are practicing for their annual concert, but their routine is thrown off with the arrival of a former rival. Can the show go on? Don’t miss this heartwarming comedy at Manoa Valley Theatre. manoavalleytheatre.com.

America Recycles Day

Nov. 15

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Photo: Courtesy national parkinson foundation

Moving Day Hawaii

Nov. 16

Get moving to help those with Parkinson’s disease by doing a 3k walk at Kakaako Waterfont Park. Funds raised beforehand help support the Hawaii Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation. The walk starts at 10 a.m. There’s also an activities area geared toward those with Parkinson’s. parkinsonshawaii.org.



Photo: Courtesy spanish brass luur metalls

Spanish Brass

Nov. 17

Spanish Brass is considered one of the world’s foremost brass quintets, and has performed internationally. Watch its rousing performance at the Hawaii Theatre. Tickets are $35. hawaiitheatre.com.


Gabriel Iglesias

Nov. 30

Known for the catchphrase, “I’m not fat, I’m fluffy,” funny man Gabriel Iglesias returns to the Islands to perform at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. Prepare for full belly laughs. Tickets are $40. blaisdellcenter.com.