The 8 Best Things To Do in September 2017

Browse free museums, watch a late-night brawl, cheer for your favorite NBA team and more.


VegFest O‘ahu

Sept. 2

Vegfest Oahu
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Sample free food, play games and jam out to live music at VegFest O‘ahu. With cooking demos by expert chefs, speakers and interactive exhibits, you’ll be sure to find some new ways to add more vegetables to your diet.  

Frank Fasi Civic Grounds, free,


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The Full Monty

Sept. 7–Oct. 8

Full Monty

After seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers, some unemployed steelworkers decide to put on a show of their own. See if they “pull it off” in this musical comedy.

Mānoa Valley Theatre, $22–$40,



Hawai‘i Woman Expo

Sept. 9

Woman Expo
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For the 15th year, the Hawai‘i Woman Expo returns for a day of pampering, entertainment and shopping. Join the 4,500 other women who are expected to check out booths filled with jewelry, clothes and health products. The expo will also feature a celebrity pet fashion show where local entertainment icons will strut their pet, or a pup that’s up for adoption, down the runway. 

10 a.m.–6 p.m., Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, $4,



WWE Live

Sept. 13

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If you’re looking for a night of smack-talk and smack-downs, look no further than the rowdy crowds at World Wrestling Entertainment Live. 

Blaisdell Arena, $20–$125,



Hawai‘i Burlesque Festival and Revue

Sept. 15–16

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The Hawai‘i Burlesque Festival and Revue fills the night with laughs, scandal and glamour. The show-stopping and blush-inducing festival presents three shows, two workshops and a film screening. The featured performer Red Bone, who was voted No. 19 of 21st-Century Burlesque Magazine’s Top 50 of 2016, will be teaching the workshops during the festival.

Doris Duke Theatre, $40–$90,



Museum Day Live!

Sept. 23

Pacific Aviation Museum
photo: courtesy of pacific aviation museum pearl harbor

How do you get free tickets to ‘Iolani Palace or the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor? Go to the Museum Day Live! website and download a ticket that will grant you and a friend free admission to the museums. The Smithsonian, which offers free admission year-round, hosts the 13th Museum Day Live! to emulate its own ticket policy across the country.

8 a.m.–5 p.m., free,


Aloha Festivals is a monthlong event in September that features the Waikīkī Ho‘olaule‘a on Sept. 23, which is the largest block party in Hawai‘i, according to its website.



Hawai‘i’s Woodshow

Sept. 23–Oct. 8 

photo: courtesy of brad goda

Check out the intricate works made from Hawai‘i-grown woods including koa, mango, kamani and kiawe.

Honolulu Museum of Art School, free,



Clippers Hawai‘i Classic

Oct. 1 and 3

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It’s not every day you can go to a professional sports game in Hawai‘i. Whether you’re rooting for the Los Angeles Clippers or the Toronto Raptors, or you’re just a basketball fanatic, this two-night match-up is for you. As a bonus, the Clippers will be meeting with fans during a pre-game Fan Fest at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

Stan Sheriff Center, $20–$150,