This weekend’s line up of things to do seems to be a bit scarier than usual. With Halloween lurking in the shadows of mid-October, everyone in the islands is gearing up for some spooktacular fun. Zombies, pumpkins and musubis – check out the weekend happs:
HAWAII ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE CRAWL • Sat., 6pm • Downtown Chinatown • $15 wristbands • www.hawaiizombiecrawl.com
The living dead will invade Downtown Chinatown tomorrow night to enjoy live music, dancing and drink specials at 12 participating venues. Make sure to look dead; otherwise, make-up artists will be at “The Venue” (4 to 8pm) to paint on some wounds and to rot your flesh. The night will get even creepier with a body part scavenger hunt and a costume contest.
TERROR AT THE TOWER • Sat., 630pm-midnight (ongoing till Halloween) • Aloha Tower Marketplace • $13 general admission (age 14 and up) • www.scarehawaii.com
For the month of October, frightening spectacles haunt the world-famous Aloha Tower. Check out the 29 rooms full of fear-inducing creatures. Be there and be scared!
“ THE LAST HARVEST” FILM SERIES • Tonight, 6pm • Baldwin Home and Wo Hing Museums on Front St. • $5 admission • www.lahainarestoration.org
Learn the unique history of Lahaina’s Plantation era (1860-1999) through these series of videos called “The Last Harvest.” In addition, there will be a candlelit tour of the Baldwin Home (6-830pm) and arts and crafts on the lawn.
LAHAINA 2ND FRIDAYS • Tonight, 5-8pm • Campbell Park, next to The Wharf Cinema Center • Free • www.visitlahaina.com
A free Concert in the Park celebrates the history and people of Lahaina, as part of an ongoing county celebration of Maui towns. There will also be crafts and food available as well.
MATSURI KAUAI • Sat., 9am-330pm • War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue • Free • 808-822-5353
Celebrating culture instead of Halloween creepers, the Kauai Japanese Cultural Society has a full day ahead of them. Complete with karaoke singers, martial arts, kimono kitsuke, bentos, origami, oshibana, musubi, mochi, tea, bonsai and a mini bon dance. Wow! There will also be some cultural integration with Hawaiian music and hula added to the mix.
EO E EMMALANI I ALAKAI • Sat., 10am-4pm • Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Kokee • Free • 808-335-9975
Head over to Kokee for a day of hula, Hawaiian music, chant and dance, as well as a royal procession on horseback at noon. This event honors Queen Emma’s ascent into Kokee in 1871.
KOHALA MOUNTAIN FARM PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE • Sat. & Sun., 10am-5pm (ongoing till Halloween) • Kohala Mt. Rd. (between mile marker 12 and 13) • www.kohalamountainfarm.com
Celebrate Halloween and the fall season in Hawaii with the largest pumpkin patch and first corn maze of Big Island. There will be hay rides, petting zoos, brick oven pizza and other activities.
Photo Courtesy: Hawaii Zombie Crawl
Posted by: Bruce Fisher