The 9 Best Things to Do in November 2018

Mark your calendar for a lineup of comedy, concerts, fashion, film and more happening this month.


Matt Bruening x Rumi Murakami Fashion Show

Friday, November 2

Matt Bruening
Photo: courtesy of matt bruening


Local designers Matt Bruening and Rumi Murakami Robertson showcase their latest collections, along with two exclusive looks based on artwork found at HiSAM. After the show, shop your runway faves at a pop-up held at the HiSAM Gallery Shop x Mori by Art + Flea. Proceeds from the designers’ HiSAM-inspired styles will be donated to the museum.

5–9 p.m., Hawai‘i State Art Museum, Free,,


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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert

Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4

Harry Potter
PHOTO: Enjy El-Kadi


Magic, mischief and music converge in this special screening, which replaces the film’s unforgettable score with a live symphony orchestra performing in perfect sync with the movie playing on a big screen.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $27–$79,


SEE ALSO: Meet the Muggle Translating the “Harry Potter” Books into the Hawaiian Language



Hawai‘i International Film Festival

November 8–18


Die-hard HIFF fan? Consider dropping the extra cash for a $425 festival pass, which grants you unlimited movie watching plus priority access—no waiting in line!—for the entire 10-day event.

Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $10$15,


SEE ALSO: 24 Films You Won’t Want to Miss at the 2018 Hawai‘i International Film Festival



Val Nolasco Half Marathon

Sunday, November 11

PHOTO: Getty images


Prepping for the Honolulu Marathon? The Val Nolasco Half Marathon is the perfect test of strength before you take on those 26-plus miles next month. Part of the 2018 BioAstin Marathon Readiness Series, this 13.1-mile course starts at Kapi‘olani Park and takes runners through Diamond Head and East O‘ahu.

5:30 a.m., Kapi‘olani Park, $45$75,


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The Hawaiian ‘Ukulele Experience

Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18

Duke's Uke
Photo: Courtesy of andrew macpherson


View a collection of rare custom and vintage ‘ukulele, meet master ‘uke makers and join in on a kanikapila during this two-day event presented by the ‘Ukulele Guild of Hawai‘i.

9 a.m.–3 p.m., Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, $10.95$24.94,


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Murder at the Victorian Estate!

November 29 and 30, December 1 and 2


Equal parts murder mystery, horror and improv comedy, UH Mānoa’s Murder at the Victorian Estate! hits the stage starting November 29th.

Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, $5–$10,


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Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour

Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30

Kevin Hart
Photo: Courtesy of Kevin Hart


He may be little, but he’s fierce. The actor/comic brings his manic energy and self-deprecating tales of parenting, relationships and life as a 5-foot-4-inch black man to Honolulu for The Irresponsible Tour.

7 p.m., Blaisdell Arena​, $59.50–$150,



Tig Notaro

Friday, November 30

Photo: Courtesy of tig notaro


Named one of Rolling Stone’s best stand-up comics of all time, Tig Notaro has earned Grammy and Emmy noms for her comedy, written a best-selling memoir, and co-wrote, produced and starred in the Amazon Video series One Mississippi. Catch her one-night-only show, and her signature deadpan humor, this month.

8 p.m., Hawai‘i Theatre, $29.50–$49.50,




Maggie Herron’s A Ton of Trouble

$9.49, Herron Song Records



Two-time winner of the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Jazz Album of the Year, Maggie Herron says she transformed recent challenges—a year of illness, a broken arm and the natural lowering of her vocal range—into creative fuel for her newest album. The result: 10 original songs and two covers, including a heartfelt rendition of the Lennon-McCartney classic, “In My Life.”



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