HAWAIʻI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(OUT OF STATE viewing on Nov. 4 at 8:15 p.m. & Nov. 6 at 6:15 p.m)
The 37th annual film festival features filmmaking from some 45 countries as it presents new international cinema with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific Rim. There will also be a European film section and a Film for Thought Program presented by the Hawaiian Council for the Humanities. OUT OF STATE (pictured above), a documentary about Hawaiians incarcerated in Arizona, will be shown on Nov. 4 at 8:15 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 6:15 p.m. at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX. Information, schedule and tickets at www.hiff.org.
LEEWARD DISCOVERY FAIR
Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The annual Discovery Fair offers a family-oriented day of engaging educational interactive exhibits, food booths and a variety of “Safe Communities” activities and information. Attendees can meet Honolulu Police Department’s trained dogs, fight virtual fires and exploring a variety of emergency vehicles with their families. Free. Leeward Community College, www.leeward.hawaii.edu/Fair.
KANIKAPILA O MAHINA: MOONLIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Nov. 3, 6 to 9 p.m.
Bring your folded chairs and mats for an evening of mele at the fishpond with Brother Noland Conjugacion and George Kuo with the Hawaii Loa Band, on the grassy lawn of the Waikalua Loko Iʻa. Tickets are $25 presale online or $30 at the door. Waikalua Loko Iʻa, Kāneʻohe, www.thepaf.org/moonlight.
MADE IN MAUI COUNTY FESTIVAL
Nov. 3, 1:30 to 6 p.m., Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Maui’s largest products show is back for a fourth year, with more than 140 vendors offering locally made or grown food, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashions, furniture, gifts, collectibles and more. Friday admission, $35 and includes an opening ceremony with complimentary light pupus. Admission is $5 Friday, the big festival day, which includes product demonstrations, a fashion show, food court and prize drawing. Children 12 and under are free. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, madeinmauicountyfestival.com.
KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
This 10 day festival celebrates Kona’s world-famous coffee with a variety of tastings, cultural exchanges, farm tours and events. Visit konacoffeefest.com for more information.
HĀNA LIMU FESTIVAL
An event to celebrate and educate Native Hawaiians and residents about the importance of limu in marine ecosystem health and Hawaiian culture and diet. Featuring food, music, crafts, and youth-focused activities to promote the restoration of traditional ahupuaʻa management. Kapueokahi, Hāna Bay Beach Park, www. muolea.org.
MAKAHIKI MAOLI FESTIVAL
Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Makahiki with Pūnana Leo o Honolulu! Festival features makahiki games, native artisans, crafters, demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment and more. Kualoa Ranch, www.facebook.com/ MakahikiMaoliFestival.
NANI NA PUA EO E LILIU
Nov. 10. 5 and 7 p.m.
The Hawaiʻi Youth Opera Chorus presents music written by and for Queen Liliʻuokalani, including excerpts of the newly commis- sioned opera “Nani Na Pua” by Native Hawaiian composer Herb Mahelona, which is based on her life as a child attending Royal School. Reserved seating $10, general admission free. Kawaiahaʻo Church, www.hyoc.org.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN ARTS & CULTURE EXPO
Nov. 11, 10 a.m.
This third annual festival includes a craft fair, make-and-take cultural workshops, live entertainment, and art gallery. Get a taste of both traditional and modern Hawai‘i. Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, nativehawaiianexpo.com.
HULA O NĀ KEIKI
Children from ages 5 to 17 will steal your heart with hula as you watch them compete in their categories for the coveted awards and titles. call (800) 262-8450 to purchase tickets. Kaʻanapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui, www.hulaonakeiki.com.
KEIKI HEALTH AND LEARNING FAIR
Nov. 16, noon to 4 p.m., Nov. 17, 5 to 8 p.m.
Tiny Tidani headlines on Nov. 16 and Shawn Garett will appear on Nov. 17 at a family friendly event hosted by Leadership in Disabilities and Achievement of Hawaiʻi, and sponsored in part from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Entertainment, prizes, storytelling, food and keiki games and screening activities for ages 2-5 will be provided. Waiʻanae Mall, www.ldahawaii.org.
MAKAHIKI.FESTIVAL AND KE ALOHI HULA COMPETITION
Nov. 18, 9 a.m.
Start the Hawaiian new year at Waimea Valley for an annual festival featuring makahiki games and Ke ʻAlohi Hula, Hawai‘i’s only co-ed hula competition.
HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL
Nov. 19, noon to 6 p.m.
The 26th annual estival will feature up to 16 performing artists in the slack key guitar genre, as well as “Made In Hawaiʻi” products and favorite foods and snacks, and giveaways. $10. Kauaʻi Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Līʻhue, www.slackkeyfestival.com.
Hawaiian Independence Day.