Archive for "Oahu"

Shichigosan Children’s Festival

Oahu

Saturdays & Sundays, October 21 – November 18:
Shichigosan Children’s Festival.
  Shichigosan is a traditional Japanese celebration for 3, 5 and 7 year olds. $65 donation includes, blessing, Chitose-ame candy, and goody bag.  Complimentary kimono rental and dressing is offered in hopes of perpetuating a tradition that is spiritually enriching and culturally exciting. Hawai`i Kotohira Jinsha – Hawai`i Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea St., Honolulu.  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For reservations and information visit www.e-shrine.org.

Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art

Oahu

Sunday, October 21: 
Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art. 
Featuring entertainment and activities suitable for families and people of all ages. Explore the Museum’s galleries through art hunts, art activities, demonstrations, film screenings and entertainment. Themes change monthly and tie in with the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania, Honolulu.  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Free admission.  For information call (808) 532-8700 or visit www.honolulumuseum.org.

Kailua Night Market

Oahu

Friday, October 19:
Kailua Night Market.
  Kailua Night Market showcases diverse cultural and food offerings and welcomes visitors to the Kailua District. Enjoy local entertainment, fashion, food, and arts & crafts.  50 Kihapai St. (next to Hardware Hawai`i), Kailua.  For information call (808) 389-3649 or visit www.kailuanightmarket.com.

Second Saturdays at Hawai`i State Art Museum

Oahu

Saturday, October 13: 
Second Saturdays at Hawai`i State Art Museum. 
Free hands-on art activities for all ages are hosted in the first floor Multipurpose Room. All materials are provided. Hawai`i State Art Museum, 250 South Hotel St., Honolulu. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or while supplies last.  For information call (808) 589-9959 or visit www.sfca.hawaii.gov.

16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Oahu

Saturday, October 13:
16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza. 
The Chocolate Extravaganza is an annual family fun event for anyone who loves chocolate, including a buffet of all-you-can-eat chocolate complete with a delicious chocolate fountain and silent auction. Enjoy tantalizing truffles and fudge, indulge ono-liscious brownies and mochi, savor the talked-about chocolate bacon, or just satisfy your craving for a variety of decadent chocolate confections. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 780 Keolu Drive, Kailua.  6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 pre-sale ($35 at the door).  For tickets and information call (808)262-4548 or visit www.emmanuelkailua.com/chocolate-extravaganza.

Haunted Plantation

Oahu

Fridays & Saturdays, October 13 – 31:
Haunted Plantation. 
Located near what’s purported to be a real haunted village in Waipahu, the Haunted Plantation is spooky enough to scare even the most die-hard Halloween fans. Known as “Hawai`i’s premier haunt,” and one of America’s top haunts, the Haunted Plantation provides tons of thrills and chills with over 50 actors in professional Hollywood-style horror makeup, plus terrifying backdrops and eerie sound effects. Expect to be chased and taunted by the spirits of Hawai`i during your experience.  Hawai`i’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St., Waipahu.  There are no refunds.  Enter at your own risk.  This event is not suited for children under 13 years of age.   For tickets and information call (808) 677-0110 or visit www.hawaiihauntedplantation.com.

Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch Festival

Oahu

Saturdays & Sundays, October 13 – 28: 
Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch Festival.
  Spend a family day in the country with live entertainment, Pumpkin Picking Patch, tractor pulled hayrides, pony rides, farm style food, picture booths, games and fun for everyone. Pumpkins will be priced according to size. Cash only; no checks or credit cards (ATM on site). Parking and Hayrides are free. Aloun Farms, 91-1440 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei.  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3 admission (2 & under free).  For information call (808) 677-9516 or visit www.alounfarms.com/pumpkinfestival.

Oahu Ghost Tours

Oahu

Thursday & Saturday Evenings, Year Round:
Oahu Ghost Tours.
 Why are Hawaiian ghosts different from other ghosts? For starters, they play a much bigger role in Polynesian culture than your run-of-the-mill poltergeist. Oahu Ghost Tours not only showcase local hauntings and creepy legends, but also expose you to some of the ceremonial events that Hawaiians use to interact with the supernatural.  It’s a truly different approach to the notion of Halloween; it’s perhaps more educational than truly frightening. This year, consider checking out the newest tour, Myths and Legends of Waikiki for some spooky fun peppered with Hawaiian history and legend.  Tour themes and locations vary.  For tickets and information call 1 (877) 597-7325 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or visit www.oahughosttours.com

O Nā Lani Sunset Stories

Oahu

Nightly: 
O Nā Lani Sunset Stories.
  From Queen Emma to Don Ho, experience the stories of an icon. Gather at the International Market Place on Kalakaua Avenue just after sundown for the ceremonial lighting of the Lamaku Torch Tower. Then be immersed in an unforgettable storytelling performance told through Hawaiian and Polynesian song and dance. Honoring the beloved Queen Emma, the nightly show highlights the stories, traditions and culture of this special gathering place. International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu.  Sunset. Free admission. For information visit www.shopinternationalmarketplace.com.

Jazz Minds

Oahu

Every Monday through Saturday Night: 
Jazz Minds. 
A fun, eclectic café, featuring live Jazz music, cocktails and food, served in an ultra-comfy, hip setting.  Different bands perform nightly.  1661 Kapiolani Blvd., near the Ala Moana Shopping Center.  6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly; closed Sundays.  For information and entertainment schedule call (808) 945-0800 or visit http://jazzhonolulu.com/index.html.