Things to Do in November in Hawaii

The holidays are upon us. Before you’re dragged into the Christmas frenzy, relax and enjoy November.

The Color Run

Nov. 3

This 5K race in Kapolei is closer to a party than a rigorous athletic event. Volunteers and staff will blitz you along the way with brilliantly dyed corn starch. There’s only one rule: Wear a white T-shirt.

photo: courtesy the color run

photo: courtesy kumu kahua theatre

Fishing for Wives

Nov. 8 – Dec. 9

A lonely Big Island fisherman sends a photo of his handsome friend to his picture bride in Japan. To his (and nobody else’s) surprise, she’d rather have the hotter guy. Learn the comic conclusion at Kumu Kahua Theatre.

The Nutcracker

Nov. 9 – Nov. 11

Ballet Hawaii presents this classic story of a girl’s journey into the land of candy canes and toy soldiers.

HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen

Nov. 10

Alfred Shaheen was a Honolulu-based designer who elevated the aloha shirt to high fashion. This fashion show showcases Shaheen-inspired designs by Andy South and origina vintage clothes by Shaheen.

photo: courtesy bishop museum

photo: courtesy pamela poles

Oahu Fringe Festival

Nov. 8 – Nov 10

This month, Chinatown transforms into a smorgasbord of performance arts. From dancing to puppetry, watch a variety of original shows featuring the coolest local artists.

Veteran’s Day

Nov. 11

Battleship Missouri Memorial honors past and present veterans on this national holiday. The sunset ceremony includes music, guest speakers and a special rifle volley salute for those who sacrificed their lives for our country.

Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 22

This Thanksgiving, skip the turkey dinner stress. At Wolfgang Steakhouse,  $49.95 gets you a three-course meal, while the Willows offers a lunch and dinner buffet for $42.95. Don’t feel like going out? Get a feast to go at Safeway, Foodland or Whole Foods.


Nov. 22 – Jan. 12

Long before Dorothy landed in Oz, Glinda and the Wicked Witch were the best of friends. Watch them defy gravity in this hit Broadway musical. Visit for tickets.

photo: courtesy joan marcus