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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.
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/.
Tucked away on the third floor of an office building on the edge of Waikiki, this cool club is a favorite among cosmopolitan locals and the occasional celebrity—Johnny Depp has been spotted here. There's something going on every night of the week, except Sunday. The food—traditional comfort eats with a modern twist served until late—is great, too. www.apartmentthree.com.
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.
The award-winning 1,500-passenger Star of Honolulu boasts four sunset dinner-cruise packages, from a roast beef buffet and Polynesian show for $79 to a romantic seven-course fine-dining excursion with live jazz for $175. The company also runs whale- and dolphin-watching lunch cruises. www.starofhonolulu.com.
Traditional banquettes offer intimate seating for VIP tables, and bottle service lends a New York City nightclub feel at The Modern Honolulu. Red-velvet ropes guide you in the entrance; once inside you can dance to house and hip-hop music under a stunning ceiling installation of 40,000 round lights. But Addiction comes with a price—there's a $20 cover (if you're not on the guest list) and drinks aren't cheap. www.addictionnightclub.com.
Patterned after an ancient Polynesian vessel, this 170-foot catamaran casts off from Aloha Tower with 1,000 passengers. The deluxe dinner cruise has two bars, a huge dinner, and an authentic Polynesian show with dancers, drummers, and chanters. The menu is varied, and the after-dinner show is loud and fun. Cost is around $80. Vegetarian meals are available. www.aliikaicatamaran.com.
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