Top 5 things to do this weekend

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World-class wining and dining continues as the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival wraps up its 2015 run, but this weekend also includes handmade goods and fun for the whole family!

Chopstix & Cocktails#HFWF15: Chopstix & Cocktails
Thursday, Sept. 10
6 p.m.

Pinkies up, bottoms up! Indulge in specialty cocktails, world-class wines and ice cold beer at the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival’s first Oahu gala of the year. The poolside event on two levels of the Modern features appearances and dishes by Elizabeth Falkner, Sang Yoon, Jonathan Waxman and Iron Chef Morimoto himself. Priority tickets are still available for this signature event.

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YWCA Kokokahi Community FairYWCA Oahu’s 3rd Annual Kokokahi Community Fair
Saturday, Sept. 12
9 a.m.

This free community event at Kaneohe Bay is a full day of family fun, food and exploration celebrating the Windward community and our Hawaiian heritage. Enjoy eats from favorite food trucks, live entertainment, a keiki zone, excursions on a voyaging canoe and more!

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Corks & Forks#HFWF15: Corks and Forks Pacific Coast
Saturday, Sept. 12
6 p.m.

Calling all wine-os: Hawaii Food and Wine Festival’s gala on the rooftop of the Hawaii Convention Center features 20 coveted red wines from the Pacific Coast. A star-studded cast of celebrity chefs including Graham Elliot, Nobu Matsuhisa and Alan Wong, presenting gourmet dishes created with bounty from Hawaii’s land and sea. Act fast, priority tickets are still available!

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Art + Flea Sunday Funday MarketArt + Flea Sunday Funday Market
Sunday, Sept. 13
10 a.m.

Spend your Sunday with Art + Flea as they present the Sunday Funday Market, a unique monthly shopping experience showcasing Hawaii’s talented local artists and small businesses at Ward Warehouse. Favorite vendors will be there with a large variety of wares and food to munch on as you browse.

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What Can Hawaii Teach America About Race?What can Hawaii Teach America About Race?
Wednesday, Sept. 16
6 p.m.

Hawaii is America’s most diverse state and its approach to race has been very different, which is why we’re including this event next Wednesday. The rest of America labels people by one race and divides them up. But the mixing of races is central to our concept of Hawaii. What’s the secret? This panel at Kakaako Agora, moderated by PBS Hawaii’s Leslie Wilcox and featuring Guy Kawasaki, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Corbett Kalama and Daniel Dae Kim, promises to be eye (and mind) opening.

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