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It may not be Cannes, but this festival is unique and exciting in its own right. During the weeklong event in the middle of October, top films from all over the world, as well as some by local filmmakers, are screened day and night to packed crowds. It's a must-see for film adventurers. www.hiff.org.
The repertoire of the third-oldest community theater in the United States includes a little of everything: musicals, dramas, and experimental productions. www.diamondheadtheater.com.
In the heart of Chinatown, this cool club—formerly a tattoo parlor, hence the dragon mural—serves up classic cocktails along with loungy jazz performances most nights of the week. You'll hear local vocalists, as well as small combos, in this unique venue upstairs from Hank's Cafe Honolulu. www.thedragonupstairs.com.
A daring Samoan fire-knife dancer is the highlight of this show that traces Hawaii's culture and history, from its origins of discovery to statehood. The buffet dinner is priced at $105; a sit-down dinner with steak and lobster is $155. You can also choose to see the show without dinner for $60. www.princess-kaiulani.com/dining/creation/.
The sleekly high-tech Navatek, designed to sail smoothly in rough waters, powers farther along Waikiki's coastline than its competitors, sailing past Diamond Head. Enjoy sunset dinners or moonlight cruises aboard the 300-passenger boat, feasting on roast beef tenderloin or whole Maine lobster. Rates begin at $94 for a bountiful buffet; five-course dinners, which include three drinks, start at $126. www.atlantisadventures.com.
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