The 8 Best Things To Do in Honolulu This Month
From the Miss Chinatown pageant to a country superstar, September 2014 is filled with some major girl power! (And wine. No girls’ night out is complete without wine.)
Hawaii Food and Wine Festival
Photo: Courtesy Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
The Oahu portion of this multi-island event includes luxurious caviar and champagne tastings, sushi, sake and soju, seminars on exclusive wines, and world-renowned chefs cooking up lavish dishes. HONOLULU is excited to sponsor this event again this year. Click here to read more.
September 3–7, hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com
Miss Chinatown Hawaii Scholarship Pageant
Good luck in those cheongsam, ladies.
September 6, Hawaii Theatre, $30, misschinatown.com
La Pietra Sunset Jazz Concert
Picnic on the lawn while the sounds of Shari Lynn, Jimmy Borges and special guests fill the evening. Wine, coffee and dessert will be provided, or purchase a table for more goodies. The concert celebrates La Pietra’s 50 years of teaching young women and raises money for the school.
September 14, doors open at 5 p.m., concert starts at 5:30, La Pietra, Great Lawn, $65, lapietra.edu
Samadhi Hawaii, the aerial acrobatic troupe, celebrates 10 years with a performance along with some musical friends: Vocalist Starr Kalahiki, composer John Signor, ukulele queen Taimane Gardner, harpist Sharene Taba, taiko drummer Mike Gonhata and others will join the dancers in their theater debut as a whole company. Click here to read more.
September 20, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mamiya Theatre, St. Louis School, $40–$45 general, discounts available, samadhihawaii.com
She may have jumped the gun by calling it Platinum, but country music star Miranda Lambert’s latest album is well on its way: Platinum debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and sold a third of a million copies within its first month.
September 20, Blaisdell Arena, $35–$65, mirandalambert.com
WIN for WIN
Women in Need, a nonprofit group that helps victims of domestic violence, addiction and homelessness, is hosting a Vegas-themed fundraiser that includes prizes, dinner and a silent auction. What happens in Waikiki, stays in Waikiki.
September 27, Hilton Waikiki Beach, 2500 Kuhio Ave., $75, winforwin2014.eventbrite.com
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Fifth Annual Hawaii Rice Festival
Did you know? Water buffalo used to till the rice paddies of Waikiki before the wetlands were converted to a tourist mecca.
September 28, Ward Centers, free, ricefest.com
Honolulu Century Ride
It’s not too late to join the biggest bike ride in Hawaii, a 100-mile course from Kapiolani Park to Swanzy Beach and back. Hope your seat’s ergonomic.
September 28, 6:15 a.m., begins at Kapiolani Park, $35–$165 registration fee, hbl.org/honolulucenturyride