FESTIVAL: NOV. 1
Kaimuki town celebrates the best the area has to offer at the second annual Celebrate Kaimuki Kanikapila, left. This year's festival will close down Wai'alae Avenue from 11th to Koko Head avenues, and feature more than 120 booths with food, entertainment and crafts.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1 / Kaimuki Community Park, Wai'alae between 11th and Koko Head avenues / Free / 739-5272, www.CelebrateKaimuki.com.
CONCERT: NOV. 1
Duane Padilla on violin, Pierre Grill on accordion and piano, Sonny Silva on guitar and David Chiorini on contrabass … it's the Hot Club of Hulaville, left, back for another concert of gypsy jazz, but this time it's a tribute to George Gershwin in a concert titled "An American in Paris." Vocalist Ginai, trumpeter DeShannon Higa and other guests also are part of the show. Hot Club of Hulaville last played a sold-out concert at the Doris Duke Theatre in August.
8 p.m. Nov. 1/ Mamiya Theatre / $30 / www.hotclubofhulaville.com.
CONCERT: NOV. 7
After an eight-month break, The Hell Caminos are back in town. The psychobilly punk rock band headlines Anna Bannana's "Punks vs. Psychos" show, which also features local bands The 86 List, White Rose, Guttercats and guests The Pacific Roller Derby and Cherry Blossom Cabaret. It's an all-ages show.
9 p.m. Nov. 7 / Anna Bannana's / $10 / 946-5190.
STAGE: NOV. 7-DEC. 7
Hawai'i Pacific University opens its 2008-09 theater season with "Rabbit Hole," winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The play focuses on a couple, Becca and Howie, trying to cope with a terrible loss while Becca's family attempts to lift their spirits and bring the couple closer. Below: Jim Aina as Howie, Leslie Duval as Becca, Virginia Jones as Nat, Becca's mother. The play is recommended for mature audiences.
Premieres 8 p.m. Nov. 7; repeats 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 7 / Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, Hawai'i Pacific University / $20 general, $14 students, seniors and military, $3 HPU students / 375-1282.
CONCERT: NOV. 7
California's Damage Inc., below, is set to rock the island with a Metallica tribute concert. Damage Inc.'s lineup consists of Aaron Pearson, Stephen Goodwin, KK and Larry Howe. Black Prizm will open, introducing the release of its debut album, "The Beast."
7 p.m. Nov. 7 / Pipeline Cafe / 18 and older / $20-$40 / 877-750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com.
EXPO: NOV. 14-15
Looking for the newest gadgets from the world of Sony? Here's your chance: Sony Hawaii hosts its annual Sony Expo at the Ala Moana Hotel, featuring the electronics company's slimmest 40-inch LCD display and a digital single-lens reflex camera that has the highest resolution in the world (24.6 megapixels). The event also features booths and demonstrations.
10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 15 / Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Room / Free / 834-6611.
COMEDY: NOV. 15-16
Filipino American comedian Rex Navarrete returns for two nights at Pipeline Cafe. Navarrete's
Filipino humor always hits the local funny bone. Opening is local comedian David Lee, winner of BayFest 2008's Comedy Contest.
7 p.m. Nov. 15-16 / Pipeline Cafe / $20 general, $30 VIP / 877-750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com.
COMEDY: NOV. 19
Hawai'i Theatre gets funny with physical comedian Dan Kamin, right, in "Comedy in Motion." Kamin, who created the physical comedy sequences in the films "Chaplin" for Robert Downey Jr. and "Benny and Joon" for Johnny Depp, presents movement illusions, sleight-of-hand and more.
7 p.m. Nov. 19 / Hawai'i Theatre / $12 general, $14 for those 62 and older and under 17, theater members, students and military / 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com.
CONCERT: NOV. 21
"How Much I Feel," "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight," "Into the Night" … Feel the love circa 1980s at "Love Rocks!" a concert featuring major powerhouse "love song" hit-makers. Flash back with Ambrosia's Joe Puerta, John Ford Coley, left (who played with England Dan), Benny Mardones, and The J Michaels Band.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 / Hawai'i Theatre / $49, $39 / No children under 4 / 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com.