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Halloween Fun Guide 2018

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A creepy clown is just one of the performers who will haunt the grounds of a carnival in actor Jorge Garcia’s “CarnEVIL of SCreams,” presented by Skeleton Key Hawaii. Visitors can explore the scary attraction in Kailua this month.

From festive crafting and movies to haunted attractions and pet-friendly events, the Star-Advertiser’s Halloween Fun Guide covers a range of fun holiday events.


>> HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts: Register 48 hours in advance. Info: 833-3800 (Mapunapuna), 735-4211 (Market City), 455-1909 (Pearl City) and 261-4621 (Enchanted Lake); benfranklinhawaii.com.

• Keiki Saturdays, Halloween edition: Paper pumpkins ($2), Oct. 13; glow-in-the-dark slime ($10), Oct. 20; yarn ghost ($2), Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to noon at all Oahu stores. Walk-ins welcome.

• Fall Break Keiki Craft Program: Oct. 8 through Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to noon for ages 8 to 10; or 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 11 and older at all Oahu locations, with Halloween-themed arts and crafts. Sign up for single day (two projects, $20) or the whole week (10 projects, $60).

• Demonstrations (at all Oahu locations): Bubbleball characters, noon Oct. 7 and 11 a.m. Oct. 11; face painting, noon Oct. 8 and 11 a.m. Oct. 12; “Falloween” wreaths, 11 a.m. Oct. 9 and noon Oct. 11. Free.

• Halloween Boo-nanza: Oct. 12, 5 to 7 p.m., Pearl City. Create up to seven craft projects, with games and a costume contest at 6 p.m. For ages 12 and under. Cost: $25.

• Slime Time!, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 13, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, Market City. Cost: $5.

• Mummy cat: Make-and-take class, 1 p.m. Oct. 13 and Oct. 18, Pearl City. Cost: $8.

• Falloween wreath workshops: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 17; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20; and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 24, Mapunapuna. Pay for supplies.

• Skull painting: Decorate a skull for use in a “spooktacular setting,” 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Enchanted Lake. Cost: $20.

• Trick or Treat wood sign: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Market City. Cost: $35.

• Beaded spider: Make-and-take class, 3 p.m. Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, Pearl City.

• Halloween Trick or Treat Spooktacular!: Oct. 27, 5 to 7 p.m., Market City, with crafts, trick or treating, music and popcorn.

>> Art Explorium: 1142 Koko Head Ave. Registration required. Info: 312-4316, artexplorium.org.

• Kids Night Out: Cardboard Challenge, Halloween Edition: Oct. 19, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Following a showing of the short film “Caine’s Arcade” about a 9-year-old boy who builds an elaborate arcade in his father’s used-auto parts store, kids will create their own arcade games, Halloween decorations and other creations using supplied cardboard. Includes pizza and snacks. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $30, $20 for additional siblings.

• Needle-felted Jack-o-lanterns, Oct. 20, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Requires use of a sharp felting needle. For ages 8 and older; age 7 must be accompanied by adult. Cost: $20.

• Halloween votives and garlands, Oct. 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Create themed votives using recycled plastic cups and yogurt containers, and learn about symmetry by cutting decorative garlands. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $15.

• Make Your Own Monster, Oct. 28, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Paint an imaginary monster inspired by the book “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, using a technique in first drawing three very different animal sections using various scales, swirls and stripes, and finishing with vivid use of watercolor. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $15.

>> Public libraries:

• DIY Halloween costume workshop, Oct. 9, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Kahuku. Bring in specialty items to complete your costume in the Kahuku Cool Lab maker space supplied with items including felt, glue guns, an iron, large tables and two sewing machines for use. Adult supervision required for children under age 12. Register: 293-8935.

• Zombie needle-felting program, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m., Kapolei. Create a zombie or creature of choice in celebration of Walking Dead Day. For ages 10 and older. Info: 693-7050.

• Snax in the Stax 2—Halloween cupcake decorations: Oct. 23, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Pearl City. Free. Registration required: 453-6566.


>> The ninth annual Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Patch: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October, Waimanalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe St. Features games, rides, animals, pumpkin-picking, fresh produce, a country boil with freshly picked Dakota Super Sweet Corn, old-fashioned Kountry Sweet Tea, freshly squeezed Nalo-made lemonade and more. Free parking and admission. Info: 306-4381 or visit the Facebook page of Waimanalo Country Farms.

>> Halloween yard display: Through Oct. 31, 6:30 to 8 p.m. nightly, 87-1029A Hakimo Road, Waianae. Features more than 200 lighted pumpkins, 50 inflatables, 100 lighted figurines and 1,000 lights that light up the neighborhood.

>> Halloween face-painting sessions: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12; and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14, Party City of Hawaii (town location only), 888 N. Nimitz Highway. For ages 14 and under. Free. Info: 599-7591.

>> Breakout Waianae: Oct. 10, 1 to 4 p.m., Waianae Public Library. Teens ages 13 to 18 will have a “howling great time” solving puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategies within a set time limit to discover the “secret plot” hidden within the room. Free. Registration and info: 697-7868.

>> Stargazing: Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Hokulani Imaginarium, Windward Community College. Storyteller Krissie Kellogg provides a “haunting tour of the bewitched constellations” in the skies of the Imaginarium. Cost: $8, $7 for WCC students, military and seniors ages 65 and older; $6 for ages 4 through 12; free for under age 4 (one per paying adult); cash only at the box office. Info: 235-7433, aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.html.

>> One Night Ultimate Vampire: Oct. 11, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wahiawa Public Library. The scary role-playing game is featured at this month’s Family Board Game Night. Ideal for ages 8 and older, but other games will be available for younger keiki. Free. Info: 622-6345.

>> Halloween Zombie Shoot!!!!!: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 12-14, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 26-31 and Nov. 1-2, 91-1041 Midway St., Building 187, Kapolei. Hawaii Extreme Paintball hosts this event for ages 10 and older. Fundraiser for event sponsor Nanakuli Housing Corp. Cost (includes paintball gun and 50 paintballs): $25. Also seeking volunteers to pose as zombies; visit baseyard.com. Info: 838-9324, 367-2917.

>> The 18th annual Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival 2018: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13-14, Oct. 20-21, Oct. 27-28, 91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. Have an “Ewa Picking Good Time” finding the perfect pumpkin (priced according to size), Ewa sweet corn, sunflowers, string beans and more, with free tractor-pulled hayrides, games, picture booths, pony rides and farm-style food. Cash only. Free parking. Admission: $3, free for ages 2 and under. Info: 677-9516, alounfarms.com/pumpkinfestival.html.

>> Walking Dead Day: Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nanakuli Public Library. Activities, snacks and prizes in honor of the 15th anniversary of “Walking Dead” comics. Dress as your favorite character. Free. Info: 668-5844.

>> “Sound of Music” Sing-along and Costume Contest with Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu: Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Hawaii Theatre Center. Features a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical (in Technicolor) with subtitles for the audience to sing along to lyrics, and a costume contest with contestants invited on stage to show off their tailoring skills. Tickets are $5 (youth), $25, $45 and $75 (VIP with preshow reception at 5:30 p.m.) Keiki under age 4 not permitted. Benefit for GMCH to kick off Pride Month in Hawaii. Info: 808ne.ws/soundofmusic.

>> Holy Nativity’s sixth annual Great Pumpkin Festival: Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5286 Holy Nativity School. The “largest pumpkin patch in Honolulu” offers 2,500 locally grown pumpkins, a keiki fun zone, entertainment, rides and games including rock climbing, a mechanical bull and Nerf challenge, a petting zoo, pony rides, country market and food from local vendors, with a keiki costume contest at 12:30 p.m. on the main stage. Parking available at Aina Haina Elementary School with shuttle-bus service throughout the community. Free. Info: 373-3232, holynativityschool.org/pumpkin.

>> Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band: Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m., Hawaii Kai Public Library. Dance, sing along and trick-or-treat in Halloween costumes. Info: 397-5833.

>> “Spook Life Park”: Oct. 20, noon to 4 p.m., Sea Life Park, Waimanalo. Features trick-or-treating, a Haunted Theatre, underwater pumpkin-carving competition between park divers in the Shark Cave and an “underwater pumpkin patch” of Jack-o-lantern creations designed by University of Hawaii School of Architecture students. Also, watch a special showing of “Legends of the Sea: Beware the Creature of Debris” at the Dolphin Lagoon and Koolohe Kai Sea Lion Show area. Costumed keiki ages 12 and under may participate in the Monster Mash Bash and compete for prizes. Admission: $13.01 (date of Halloween backward). Info: 259-2500, sealifeparkhawaii.com.

>> Chase the CRB! Halloween Spooktacular: Oct. 20, 5 to 7 p.m., Pearl City Urban Garden Center, 955 Kamehameha Highway. Dress up as a favorite bug or other costume for a night of hunting the invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle and other critters, with games, arts and crafts, prizes, spooky stories, talks with “mad scientists” and food tastings while also learning about sustainable gardens from master gardeners. For ages 4 to 13. Free. Info: 679-5244. Register: 808ne.ws/2OualFH.

>> Spooky Fun House: Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., Kalihi Valley District Park. For ages 12 and under. Presented by the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Free. Info: 832-7812.

>> “Trick or Read” Story Walk: Oct. 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Kahuku Public & School Library. Features classic Halloween picture books set up in and around the library for a story walk, with activities and treats. Dress in costume for an extra treat. For all ages. Info: 293-8935.

>> Spooktacular Halloween Party: Oct. 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Kapolei Public Library, with carnival-style games and prizes for ages 12 and under. Costumes encouraged. Info: 693-7050.

>> Pumpkin Palooza!: Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Waimanalo Public & School Library, with pumpkin-themed stories, crafts, games and more. For all ages. Info: 259-2610.

>> Halloween preschool storytime: Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m., Kaneohe Public Library. Keiki ages 2 to 5 are invited to dress in costume to trick-or-treat and hear gentle spooky stories. Info: 233-5676.

>> Halloween fun: Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Kalakaua District Park. Features a costume contest for ages 12 and under, Trick or Treat Lane and a make-and-take art project. Presented by the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Free. Info: 832-7801.

>> Goodies & Grinds: Oct. 26, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Washington Middle School, 1633 S. King St., with a haunted house (sponsored by 8th-grade science students) in the cafeteria, a farmer’s market with the school’s own hydroponically grown lettuce and other produce from vendors, KC Waffle Dogs, shave ice and more, and “Cinema Under the Stars” in the school courtyard at 6 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Info: wmssbghi.wixsite.com/sbgeaglesnest.

>> Spooktacular with Cub Scout Pack 126: Oct. 26, 5 p.m., Villages of Kapolei Association, 91-1111 Kamaaha Loop. Features a trunk-or-treat, followed by a costume contest at 6 p.m. Info: 674-4444 (Department 2), recreation@villagesofkapolei.com.

>> Boo at the Zoo—The Invaders!: Oct. 26-27, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Honolulu Zoo, Stage Lawn. Features an Animal Habitats trick-or-treat trail, a haunted house (for ages 8 and older), arts and crafts, and activities that focus on Hawaii’s invasive species. Cost: $15, $10 for members, free for ages 2 and under. Proceeds to benefit the zoo. Sponsored by Honolulu Zoo Society. Info: 926-3191, honoluluzoo.org.

>> Hawaiian Railway’s Spookapalooza: Oct. 26-27, with four rides nightly at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m., 91-1001 Renton Road, Ewa. Family-friendly event features a train ride through darkness, keiki games and food trucks. Tickets: $5 (cash only). Reservations required: 681-5461.

>> Sweet Street at Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii: Oct. 27, 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei. Features a dozen vendors lining “Sweet Street” at the park’s entrance with treats and activities for keiki from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and a costume contest for original homemade costumes (not store-bought) for ages 11 and under. General hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first 500 guests through the gates before 10:30 a.m. are treated to an admission fee of $9.99 plus tax; regular rates apply thereafter. Info: 674-9283, wetnwildhawaii.com.

>> Storytime: “How to Scare a Ghost” by Jean Reagan, Oct. 27, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center. Free. Info: 949-7307.

>> Hokulani Imaginarium shows: Oct. 27, Windward Community College. Features a double-feature showing of the National Geographic documentary “Flying Monsters” and “Nightwalk” (3D-animated virtual tour of a haunted graveyard) at 1 p.m.; or choose the double-feature showing of “Tales of the Maya Skies” and “Nightwalk” at 2 p.m. Cost: $8, $7 for WCC students, military and seniors ages 65 and older; $6 for ages 4 to 12; free for under age 4 (one per paying adult); cash only at the box office. Info: 235-7433, aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.html.

>> “A Monster Mash-Up”: Oct. 27, 5 to 7 p.m., Kailua Parking Garage (behind Longs Drugs). Features a keiki costume parade, activities, “Trunk or Treat” fleet of decorated vehicles, games, make-and-take crafts, prize giveaways, free mini pumpkins from pumpkin patch (while supplies last) and selfies with Blue Monster and Green Monster. Presented by Alexander & Baldwin. Free. Info: 234-0404, kailuatownhi.com.

>> Hogwarts’ Halloween Fun and Games: 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Kaneohe Public Library. Dress in costume for extra fun. For all ages. Info: 233-5676.

>> “Spook-tacular” Halloween Water Show: Oct. 28, 3 p.m., Windward YMCA, 1200 Kailua Road. Family show with synchronized swimming and mermaids. Presented by Mermaids Hawaii. Free. Info: 864-8122.

>> Keiki Costume Ball: Oct. 28, Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. Features a costume contest, games, crafts, pizza dinner, ice cream, an appearance by Lani Moo and trick-or-treating throughout the center. Dress in costume. Cost: $16, $10 for members. Register by Oct. 12. Info: 524-5437, discoverycenterhawaii.org.

>> Halloween Breakout Room: Two sessions each Oct. 29-30 at 3 and 4 p.m., Nanakuli Public Library. Groups of eight are challenged to use their problem-solving and communication skills to break out of a room in 45 minutes to win Halloween treats. For ages 10 to 17. Register at the reference desk. Info: 668-5844.

>> Halloween baby storytime: Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m., Kaneohe Public Library. Songs, stories and trick-or-treating for ages 2 and under. Info: 233-5676.

>> Self-defense and awareness seminar: Oct. 30, 4 p.m., United MMA & Fitness Center, 94-530 Ukee St., Waipahu. Youths are encouraged to dress in costume. Free. Info: 450-5700, unitedmmahawaii.com.

>> Halloween costume contest and haunted house: Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., Kalihi-Uka Community Park. For all ages. Presented by the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Free. Info: 832-7807.

>> Craft or Treat: Oct. 31, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Nanakuli Public Library. Check out the Slime Station, Spooky Photobooth, Scary Storywalk and Creepy Craft Table. For children and teens. Info: 668-5844.

>> Trick or Treat!: Oct. 31, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Waianae Public Library. Features a trail of non-candy treats, not-so-spooky stories, crafts and light snacks. Free. Info: 697-7868.

>> New Hope Oahu’s third annual Trunk or Treat: Oct. 31, 4 to 7 p.m., New Hope Oahu, 290 Sand Island Access Road. Creatively themed car trunks, activities, food trucks, costume contests, food and a movie showing. Also accepting candy donations. Free. Info: shanichambers@enewhope.org.

>> Harvest Celebration: Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m., Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St., with food, games, entertainment, crafts, face painting, prizes, candy and more. No scary costumes. Free. Info: 841-7022, kalihiunion.org.

>> Harvest Festival 2018: Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Calvary Chapel Windward (located in a hallway near the middle of Aikahi Shopping Center), 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Enjoy free games, candy, balloon animals and prizes; no scary costumes. Info: 254-5546.

>> Halloween “Incredibles 2” Haunted House: Oct. 31, 5:30 to 9 p.m., 4038 Kaimuki Ave. (near Kapiolani Community College) with a themed decorated front yard. For all ages. Free; accepting donations for The Ronald McDonald House charity.

>> Halloween Concert for Kids: Oct. 31, 6 to 6:30 p.m., Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church, 5339 Kalanianaole Highway, with singing, dancing and playing of bells by various groups and soloists. Dress in costume and receive healthy treats. Free for all ages. Info: 377-5477, cbts@calvarybythesea.org.

>> Family Halloween Movie Night and Potluck: Oct. 31, Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Enjoy a showing of the PG-rated animation “Over the Hedge” and a potluck (no pork or seafood, fruit must be pre-cut or canned). Time yet to be determined. Free. Info: 524-1352, 469-7193.

>> “The Addams Family Musical”: Presented by Castle Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-3; 3 p.m. Nov. 4; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-10; and 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Ronald E. Bright Theatre, Castle High School. Tickets range from $10 to $15. Info: 233-5626, showtix4u.com.


>> Mysteries of Hawaii: “Hawaii’s Original Ghost Tours and Chicken Skin Tours,” through October. Info: mysteries-of-­hawaii.com/octoberevents.

• Haunted Fort Street Mall, 7 p.m. Mondays. Learn and experience the ghostly history of this former center of commerce and trade. Cost: $40.

• Sacred Sands of Waikiki, 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Modern and ancient tales of hauntings of the iconic location. Cost: $40.

• Ghosts of Old Honolulu, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Journey through Aokuewa, the realms of restless spirits, which inhabit downtown Honolulu. Cost: $40.

• Crimes of Passion, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Aliiolani Hale, Hawaii State Supreme Court. Find out if the sites of love, hate, murder and suicide have left a psychic imprint in the places they occurred. Cost: $40.

• Legends of Kapolei, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.; meet at Kapolei Regional Park. Explore what was once known as the old plains of Kaupea where restless spirits, night marchers, menehune and kamapuaa wandered the land. Cost: $40.

• Ghost Stories and Awa, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Paradise Park Studios, Manoa. Participate in a round of ghost stories and awa, which has been enjoyed by gods, is used in protocol ceremonies and draws divine inspiration from ancestors. Cost: $40.

• Obake Tales From the Plantations, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Manoa Grand Ballroom, Diamond Head Room. Listen to old plantation ghost stories during a year marking the 150th Gannenmono Celebration which recognizes the men and women who arrived in Hawaii as contract workers in 1868 to work in the sugar cane fields, bringing with them their foods, traditions, culture and even ghosts. Registration required. Validated parking. Cost: $20, $15 for members.

• Lopaka Kapanui — Edge of Darkness: Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art. The native Hawaiian renowned storyteller unleashes a chilling collection of ghost stories and legends which have been “locked away for a reason.” Cost: $15, $12 for members. Info: 532-8700, honolulumuseum.org.

>> Steve Fredrick’s “Walk With the Dead” ghost tours: Unique Halloween tours through the “dark side of Honolulu” run nightly through Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.; meet in the Capitol District. Wear comfortable walking shoes for this 1.5-mile stroll to visit sites of murder, death and suicide (and known paranormal activity) in the downtown Honolulu/Chinatown area. For ages 21 and older; IDs required. Cost: $40. Reservations required 48 hours in advance. Info: 395-0674, stevestoursandfilms.vpweb.com.

>> Scary Stories featuring The Hawaii Fiction Writers: Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m., Kapolei Public Library. Original writings by Gail Baugniet, Laurie Hanan, Michael Little and John Simonds. Free. Info: 693-7050.

>> Spooky Stories with Lopaka Kapanui: Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Hawaii State Library, first-floor reading room. Hear chilling tales about places where we live, work, shop and go to school. Free. Info: 586-3535.

>> Spooky Stories with Aunty Ipo: Oct. 27, 10 a.m., Aiea Public Library. The author of “Honto 4 Real” shares stories of known local occurrences and supernatural encounters as experienced by close friends, family members and even herself. For ages 8 and older. Free. Info: 483-7333.

>> Spooky Stories at Atherton Studio: Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., 738 Kaheka St. Master storytellers Jeff Gere and Alton Chung share their most chilling tales, including true encounters with Pele, shark people and a kissing ghost, in the dark. Costumes welcome. Sponsored by Hawaii Public Radio. For ages 18 and older; not for the faint of heart. Cost: $25, $20 for members. Tickets: hprtickets.org. Info: 955-8821.


>> Haunted Plantation’s “Chapter 13: Legends”: “Hawaii’s scariest and best walk-through haunted attraction,” 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12-14, Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28; and 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31, Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St.; ticket booth opens 6:15 p.m., gates may close early due to heavy attendance. Not for children under 13 years of age (age 16 and under require adult supervision), pregnant women or those with heart or breathing problems. Cost: $15, $20 Fast Pass, $30 VIP front-of-line access. Info: 677-0110, hawaiihauntedplantation.com.

>> Jorge Garcia’s “CarnEVIL of SCreams”: 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-20, Oct. 25-28, and Oct. 30-31, 171-A Hamakua Drive, Kailua. Explore the grounds of a run-down carnival in ruins haunted by ghosts of bygone performers, a brutal past and “ferocious carny-folk and clowns” who refuse to leave. Presented by Skeleton Key Hawaii. Cost: $15, $20 for Fast Pass. Proceeds to benefit Kailua Onstage Arts Theatre (KOA Theatre). Info: skeletonkeyhawaii.com.

• Special toned-down keiki-friendly nights, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, with handouts of candy treats by actors inside the haunted house and no jump scares to frighten the young ones.


>> Aikahi Park Shopping Center: Info: shopaikahi.com.

• Pre-Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a fleet of vehicles offering goodies, make-and-take Halloween bags (for the first 200 keiki), costume contest and trick-or-treating throughout the Center. Presented by Alexander & Baldwin.

>> Ala Moana Center: Info: alamoanacenter.com.

Trick-or-treating, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m.

>> Hawaii Kai Towne Center: 333 Keahole St. Info: hawaiikaitownecenter.com.

• Halloween Spooktacular!, Oct. 27, 5 p.m., with a keiki costume contest, games, prizes and trick-or-treating.

>> Kahala Mall: Info: kahalamallcenter.com.

• Costume contest, Oct. 27, 5 p.m.; assembly begins 4:30 p.m. Presented by the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation—Waialae Complex. Info: 733-7357.

>> Kamehameha Shopping Center: Info: kamehamehashoppingcenter.com.

• Keiki costume contest, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. fronting Times Supermarket; registration begins at noon. Age categories are infants through age 5; and ages 6 to 12. Also features trick-or-treating and a Halloween spin.

>> Kapolei Marketplace: Info: shopkapolei.com.

• Trick or treating, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m.

>> Kapolei Shopping Center: 590 Farrington Highway. Info: kapoleishopping.com.

• Halloween fun, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m. Free activities, mini pumpkin-picking at the pumpkin patch (next to Safeway), pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating.

>> Koko Marina Center: 7192 Kalanianaole Highway. Info: kokomarinacenter.com.

• Trick or Treat Fun, Oct. 31; kicks off 5 p.m. with “spooktacular” performances by Hawaii Kai Dance Academy in the Marina Courtyard, followed by trick-or-treating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

>> Mililani Shopping Center: 95-221 Kipapa Drive and 95-390 Kuahelani Ave. Info: mililanishoppingcenter.com.

• Monster Mash Bash, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m., with a costume contest for keiki, adults and pets, games, trick-or-treating and more.

>> Pearl City Shopping Center: 850 Kamehameha Highway and Waimano Home Road. Info: mypearlcity.com.

• Halloween fun, Oct. 27. Kicks off at Chuck E. Cheese with a costume contest at 8 a.m. for ages 12 and under (Most Original, Scariest, Best Parent-Child and Best Movie Theme) and balloons and magic by Stevo the Clown, followed by a Trick-or-Treat Parade through the Center from 10 to 11 a.m. The Chuck E. Cheese kitchen will be open for a breakfast buffet beginning 8 a.m.

>> Pearlridge Center: Info: 808ne.ws/2Ov7dtj.

• KidX Club Halloween festivities: Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m., Uptown Center Court, with crafts, entertainment, giveaways and more for its KidX members. Keiki and teens ages 17 and under are welcome to register and join the free KidX Club on-site to participate; newly registered members receive backpacks.

Trick-or-treating, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m. for costumed keiki (ages 12 and under) at participating stores throughout Uptown and Downtown.

>> Royal Hawaiian Center: Info: royalhawaiiancenter.com/events.

• Keiki costume contest, Oct. 28, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Royal Grove; contest begins 4 p.m. Categories are Most Adorable (ages 2 and under); Most Creative (ages 3 to 5); Most Original (ages 6 to 10); Best Ohana (Parent-­Child combination for keiki ages 10 and under); and a grand champion. Registration begins 3 p.m. or preregister online. Also, complimentary balloon art and trick-or-treating at participating merchants from 2 to 7 p.m.

Trick-or-treating, Oct. 31, 4 to 9 p.m.

>> Salt Lake Shopping Center: 848 Ala Lilikoi St. Info: saltlakeshoppingcenter.com.

• “Halloween Mask-erade Ball,” Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy an enchanting masked ball decked out in Halloween masks and costumes, trick-or-treating, prize giveaways, activities, games and make-and-take crafts, while supplies last. Also, keiki costume contest for ages 12 and under at 11:30 a.m. (register from 10 to 11:15 a.m.); categories are Best Homemade, Cutest, Scariest and Best Family. A pet contest will follow.

>> Windward Mall: Info: windwardmall.com/events.

• Mall-o-Ween costume contest, Oct. 13, 3 to 4 p.m., Center Court, with entertainment, arts and crafts, prizes and a panel of mystery judges. Sponsored by P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Inc.

• The ninth annual Pumpkin Carving Festival: Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Center Court. Families may purchase packages ($35 for pumpkin, carving kit, gloves and stencils) and create unique creations while enjoying a day filled with entertainment and activities, and watching the KULA Carving Youth Challenge for high-school teams to create a Music Legends masterpiece. New this year is the “Ohhh My Gourd! Contest” which features participating elementary and high school teams’ entries of pumpkins grown over the summer from seeds taken from last year’s giant 1,102-pound pumpkin; the heaviest pumpkin wins. Proceeds to benefit Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers. Info: 808ne.ws/2Rezgvr.

Trick-or-treating, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


>> Costume rentals: Find the perfect Halloween costume at the Diamond Head Theatre Costume Shop. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with extended hours Oct. 24 through Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 520 Makapuu Ave. Rental fees are based on costume type and length of rental. Info: 733-0277, ext. 2.; 808ne.ws/costumerentals.

>> Hell Week at Orangetheory Fitness: “Only the Strong Will Survive” this eight-day personal fitness challenge leading up to Halloween with surprise fitness challenges for all levels “designed to awaken the inner athlete in everyone,” Oct. 24 through Oct. 31 at all four Oahu locations. Non-members are treated to a free first class. Info: 377-6626 (Kapiolani), 445-9227 (Waikiki), 762-2004 (Kakaako) and 674-0590 (Kapolei).

>> Business After Hours: Oct. 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Airport Honolulu Hotel, 3401 N. Nimitz Highway. The Chamber of Commerce presents a Halloween-themed business networking event, costume party and contest. Complimentary valet parking. Tickets (includes two beverage tickets and heavy pupu) range from $20 to $40. Info: 808ne.ws/afterhours.

>> “The Ghosting Carnival” PRIDE Pool Party: Oct. 27, noon to 4 p.m., The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, 412 Lewers St., Waikiki. This poolside celebration is a Brazilian carnival-themed “Halloween x PRIDE party,” with a DJ spinning spooky fun tunes, exclusive “ghoulish” cocktails, food and more. Presented in partnership with “the Contingency” in support of Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction during Honolulu Pride Week. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume. Info: 923-8882, surfjack.com.


>> “Hitchcocktober”: Consolidated Theatres presents iconic films from “The Master of Suspense” Sir Alfred Hitchcock, 7 p.m. Wednesdays throughout October at Kahala Theatres. Cost: $11. Info: consolidatedtheatres.com.

• Oct. 10, “Shadow of a Doubt”

• Oct. 17, “Strangers on a Train”

• Oct. 24, “The 39 Steps”

• Oct. 31, “Psycho” (also playing at Ward Theatres)

>> Free movies at the following public libraries:

• “Hocus Pocus,” 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 9, Waimanalo (259-2610); 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Nanakuli (668-5844); and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Salt Lake-Moanalua (831-6831). This film is rated PG.

• “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” Movie Celebration, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kaimuki. This film is rated PG. Info: 733-8422.

• “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Aiea. This film is rated PG-13. Info: 483-7333.

• “Warm Bodies,” Oct. 13, 2 to 4 p.m., Hawaii State Library, first-floor reading room. This movie is rated PG-13. Info: 586-3520.

• “A Quiet Place,” Oct. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., Pearl City. This movie is rated PG-13. Info: 453-6566.

• “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” Oct. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Kaneohe. This animation is rated PG. Info: 233-5676.


>> Halloween Open MIC: Oct. 13, 7 to 10 p.m., Mirage Art & Coffee, 1425 10th Ave., Kaimuki. Open to vocalists and musicians of all genres, stand-up comedy, storytelling, slam poetry, drumming, dancing (including belly dancing) and more. Open to all ages; ­Halloween colors or costumes encouraged. Minimum $10 on food and beverage per person; no cover charge. Info: 888-5968.

>> Ghouls ‘n Gamblin’ 2018: Oct. 26, 6 to 11 p.m., Dole Cannery, Pomaikai Ballroom. Features casino games (must be age 21 or older), dancing, a photo booth, silent auction, food and drinks, and a costume contest (Best Individual and Best Group) at 9:45 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume. For ages 18 and older. Fundraiser presented by Elite Parking Foundation. Cost: $25 presale, $30 at the door. Tickets: 808ne.ws/2NUGkiR.

>> Hallowbaloo Music, Arts & Craft Beer Festival: Oct. 27, Chinatown Arts District, Aloha Tower and downtown Honolulu. Enjoy a “spooktacular” celebration beginning 5 p.m. with the Hallowbaloo Street Festival (Nuuanu Avenue and Pauahi, Hotel and Smith streets) and Hallowbaloo Ball in Chinatown until 10 p.m., when Club Hallowbaloo kicks off and revs up at 11 p.m., extending into Aloha Tower Marketplace with 10 club venues offering live music and entertainment (including Ja Rule, Taimane, Mike Love and Sol Caribe Band), a costume contest, and dancing until 2 a.m. Tickets: $15 for Street Festival wristband; $30 for Club Hallowbaloo (includes festival); $55 for Ja Rule concert (includes Club Hallowbaloo). Info: hallowbaloo.com.

>> The 18th annual Halau-Ween—“Time Warp”: Oct. 27, 5 to 10 p.m., Artistry Honolulu, 461 Cooke St., Kakaako. Features a costume contest, entertainment, food, games, door prizes and more. Presented by kumu hula Sonny Ching, Lopaka Igarta-DeVera and Halau Na Mamo o Puuanahulu. For ages 21 and older. Cost: $20 presale, $30 at the door. Info: 227-8118.

>> Dance Magic 808’s Halloween Costume Contest Dance: Oct. 27, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, Palladium (second floor). Enjoy an evening of dancing and dress up for the costume competition. Cost: $6, $3 for members. Also holding a membership drive for 2019 for $10 fee (includes entry into event). Info: 372-2256.

>> “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1; 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Nov. 2; and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 3, The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. This interactive screening hosted by Tita Titsling includes a floor show and goody bags; come early for a drink at Bar@Marks. Costumes highly encouraged. Cost: $25 to $30. Info: 808ne.ws/2zMqmOY.

>> SKY Waikiki’s Night of the Killer Costumes: “The Spookiest Halloween Party,” Oct. 31, 2270 Kalakaua Ave., 19th floor. Features a costume contest (Sexiest and Best Overall) at 12:15 a.m. atop the “spookiest” rooftop restaurant, lounge and nightclub; register and check-in for costume prescreening on the 18th floor at 10 p.m. Masks and face coverings must be removable for identification purposes. Dinner service available from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cover charge starts at $10; free for kamaaina and industry members with ID. Info: 979-7590, skywaikiki.com.


>> Third annual Howloween Boonanza: Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown. Doggie Halloween fair offers “paw-some” fun, tricks and treats, with canine costume contests and local pet business vendors. Presented by Kamp K9 Hawaii and Hawaii Pet Beat. Free. Info: hawaiipetbeat.com, kampk9hawaii.com.

>> Howl-o-Ween Doggie Costume Contest and Parade: Royal Hawaiian Center, in partnership with Hawaii Doggie Bakery, invites guests to post photos of costumed pups on Instagram using #RHCHOWL from Oct. 1 through Oct. 17. On Oct. 21, the top 25 contestants have an opportunity to participate in a dog parade at 3 p.m. and compete for “top dog” of the contest at Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove. Info: royalhawaiiancenter.com/events.

>> “Bruno Paws”’ HOWL-O-WEEN Pup & Family Movie Night: Oct. 26, 5 to 9:30 p.m., Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku. The resort’s official canine ambassador Pono, a 6-month-old puppy still in-training for his Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs certification, hosts a dog-friendly event with costume contests for pups (cutest, ugliest and groups with families and friends) and keiki, with trick-or-treating, bouncy houses and an outdoor movie at 7:15 p.m.; bring low-back chairs and blankets. Suggested donation (for ages 3 and older): $10. Proceeds to benefit Turtle Bay Foundation which supports the North Shore community. Info: 293-6020, 808ne.ws/2ztyZhk.

>> Halloween CFA Championship & Household Pet Cat Show: Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suites. “A Spooktacular Event” features cat shows, a costume contest for cats and “Cat Bazaar” with unique handcrafted items (donated by club members) for both pets and people. Presented by Cat Fanciers of Hawaii. Cost: $7, $5 for military, seniors ages 65 and older, and keiki ages 10 and under. Entry information: 722-6955, 291-5868.

>> Dog costume contest: Oct. 27, Kailua Parking Garage (behind Longs Drugs), held in conjunction with Kailua Town’s “A Monster Mash-Up” event from 5 to 7 p.m. Sponsored by Calvin + Susie and Kailua Animal Clinic. Info: 234-0404, kailuatownhi.com.

>> Pet costume contest: Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m., Mililani Shopping Center, 95-221 Kipapa Drive and 95-390 Kuahelani Ave., to be held in conjunction with the center’s mall-wide event. Info: mililanishoppingcenter.com.

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