Things to do in November in Hawaii

Quote Shakespeare, enjoy Kona coffee and watch epic North Shore waves in November.

Photo: Courtesy Pacific Buddhist Academy

Lighting Our Way

Nov. 5

The Pacific Buddhist Academy will recognize three community members, including former Gov. George Ariyoshi, at its annual awards banquet at the Waialae Country Club. The banquet features a tea ceremony and taiko drumming, and benefits the academy. Tickets are $150.

40th Annual Kona Coffee Festival

Nov. 5-14

Sip some of the world’s best coffee, peruse art exhibits, watch a parade and see who wins the annual cupping competition during the weeklong festival celebrating 180 years of Kona coffee.

Photo: Daniel Brown


Nov. 5-Dec. 5

To be or not to be? Watch this timeless Shakespeare play of love, vengeance and justice at Kennedy Theatre. Tickets range from $12 to $20. For more, see page 40.

Celebrate Kaimuki

Nov. 6

Get some holiday shopping done at this one-day craft fair and street festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring KaimukĪ vendors, restaurants and entertainers.

Cholo’s Women’s Hawaiian Pro

Nov. 12-23

Kick off this year’s surf season and witness some stellar surfing during the women’s pro event at the Ali‘i Beach Park in Haleiwa.

8th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Nov. 13

Indulge in some sweet treats at this all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, including truffles, brownies, confections and a chocolate fountain. Call 262-4548 for tickets.


Pacific Rim Jazz Festival

Nov. 13

Enjoy a night of jazz, dining and a silent auction at the first annual festival at the Marriot Ihilani Resort featuring musicians such as saxophonist Michael Paulo. Ticket sales benefit Leeward area scholarships.


Photo: Gregg Roth


Peter Frampton Concert

Nov. 15

Rock out at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall to Frampton’s hit songs “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Breaking All the Rules” and more. Frampton has released 14 albums and worked with artists such as David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Stevie Wonder.