Top 5 things to do this weekend


We’ve got a grand weekend ahead with the debut of new places to shop, a slew of international films, the Queen of Pop, a new way to view art and a walk supporting cancer research.

Ala Moana Ewa WingAla Moana Ewa Wing Grand Opening
Thursday, Nov. 12
9:30 a.m.

Just in time for the holidays, Ala Moana Center opens its brand new Ewa Wing expansion. Shop ’til you drop at Hawaii’s first Bloomingdale’s and numerous retail and dining options, complete with 1,000 more parking stalls. Arrive early for special events inside participating stores. Preview the local and global food options with our guide.



Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 5.54.29 PM35th Hawaii International Film Festival
Thursday, Nov. 12 to Sunday, Nov. 22
Various times

The Hawaii International Film Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary with 181 films including 17 U.S., 14 international and 32 world premieres from 41 countries. HIFF serves as a festival of discovery for new talent in the Pacific Rim and this year’s lineup promises to surprise and engage. We’re especially excited about the foodie films making their Hawaii debut! Whet your appetite with our HIFF food documentary guide.


Janet Jackson 'Unbreakable World Tour'Janet Jackson: Unbreakable World Tour
Thursday, Nov. 12, Friday, Nov. 13 & Sunday, Nov. 15
8 p.m.

The Queen of Pop graces Hawaii with three nights at the Blaisdell. With tickets to Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour going extremely fast, hopeful attendees are encouraged to secure their seats now. One of the most influential entertainers of our era, Jackson is a multi-platinum artist with multiple accolades throughout her career, making this a show you won’t want to miss.


Rodin through YogaRodin Through Yoga
Friday, Nov. 13
9:30 a.m.

Sculptor Auguste Rodin is famous for the way he captured movement in his pieces. Now on view is Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience | Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections, many of which celebrate the body and have inspired the museum to hold a series of yoga classes led by Heidi Hopkins of Aloha Kula Yoga in Kailua.



2nd Annual Lung Force Walk2nd Annual Lung Force Walk
Saturday, Nov. 14
7 a.m.

Join the force for lung health! All proceeds from Lung Force Walk will go towards research, advocacy, awareness and education to help improve the quality of life for people with lung cancer and other lung diseases, plus discover more successful treatments and ultimately save lives. Don’t take your breaths for granted, because anyone can get lung cancer!