Things to do in O’ahu in November


Photo: Courtesy of the Hawaii International Film Festival



November 3 to 13

Different prices, times and locations

The Hawai’i International Film Festival, the Pacific’s premier film event and one of the top film festivals in the United States, will feature films from more than 40 countries, as well as industry panels and career development workshops. The majority of theatrical screenings for the hybrid festival will take place at the Consolidated Kāhala and Ward Theaters.

SEE ALSO: 6 reasons to attend the Hawaii International Film Festival this fall

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Made in Hawaii Festival

Nov. 11-13 / Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets start at $13 / Ala Moana Center

The beloved and oldest showcase in the state of made-in-Hawaii products will feature food, books, fashion, crafts and jewelry from more than 300 vendors. Entertainment includes award-winning Nā Hōkū Hanohano artists Jerry Santos, Kamuela Kimokeo, Kawika Kahiapo and Hōkū Zuttermeister.

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Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

November 3 to 6

Different prices, times and places

Showcasing more than 150 internationally acclaimed culinary talents, this year’s festival includes more than 20 events that span three islands. The O’ahu portion, November 3-6, highlights renowned winemakers and tips on making a charcuterie platter and more. By purchasing a ticket, you’ll not only experience award-winning food and drink, but the proceeds will support local food purveyors — think farmers, fishers, ranchers — as well as fund culinary colleges in the state and agricultural education for the keiki.


Kaiwi Coastal Run and Walk

Nov. 20 / 6:45 a.m.

$45 to $150 / Kaiwi Coast

Soak up the views as you run or walk 4 miles along this scenic section of the Kalaniana’ole Highway in support of Hawai’i Kai community programs. The course starts at Sandy Beach and ends at Hui Nalu Canoe Club.



Nov. 5 / 7:30 p.m.

Tickets from $5 / Hawai’i Theater

Expect the unexpected on this evening of love, joy and inclusion featuring Lea Almanza, Starr Kalahiki, Lady Laritza La Bouche, special guest Brandy Lee and your host, the wonderful Miss Candi Shell .


The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the holidays

17 Nov–Dec 4 p.m. / 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

$24 to $42 / Mānoa Valley Theater

The play, about famous stage and film actor William Gillette, is a humorous adventure of murder mystery.


Listen to the Hawai’i Workshop: Lā Kū’oko’a (Hawaii Independence Day)

Nov. 12 / 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Free / ‘Iolani Palace

These cultural classes bring Hawaiian voices and stories to life. In this month’s workshop, participants will learn about the history and importance of Lā Kū’oko’aaka Hawai’i’s Independence Day, first celebrated on November 28, 1843.


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