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The 8 Best Things To Do in October 2017

What could be spookier than a film fest in a haunted theater or a mummy-themed attraction? Missing out on these events.


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KIDS & FAMILY

Fall Harvest Festival

Weekends, Sept. 30 through Oct. 29

Pumpkins

Photos: Thinkstock


If you didn’t know there was a pumpkin patch in Waimānalo, well, now you know. Check out the animal farm and sunflower patch at this festival, play games and go home with your very own pumpkin. And try the new Low Country Boil, featuring corn from the farm.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Waimānalo Country Farms, free, waimanalocountryfarms.com

 

FAIRS & EXPOS

PhotoCon Hawai‘i

Oct. 4–8

Camera

Professional and aspiring photographers and videographers will have the chance to take master classes and workshops (at various locations), as well as attend a trade show (at the Blaisdell).

Various locations, photoconhawaii.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Mummy: Curse of the Crypt

Every Friday and Saturday in October beginning Oct. 6, plus Oct. 26–31

Mummy Curse of the Crypt

PHOTO: COURTESY OF SKELETON KEY HAWAI‘I


​Hawai‘i Five-0 and Lost star (and Halloween enthusiast) Jorge Garcia teams up with Skeleton Key Hawai‘i to bring a new, original haunted attraction to Kailua, complete with mummies and monsters. Leave the little ones behind, except for keiki-friendly nights: Oct. 21, 28 and 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more places to get your fright on this Halloween, check out our online calendar in October.

7 to 11 p.m., 171-A Hāmākua Drive, Kailua, $15, $20 at the door and for fast passes, skeletonkeyhawaii.com

 

THEATER & ARTS

Carmen

Oct. 13, 15 and 17

Eiffel Tower

Romance and revenge abound in this 1875 classic French opera, featuring mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich in her Hawai‘i Opera Theatre debut.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $63–$135, hawaiiopera.org

 

Burt Bacharach performs nightly at Blue Note Hawai‘i Oct. 12–15 at 8 p.m.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Sam Hunt

Oct. 18

Cowboy hat

The only way Sam Hunt could get more country would be if he changed his first name to “I Love To.”

Blaisdell Arena, $50.50–$100.50, samhunt.com

 

Entertainment

Tim Burton Film Festival

Tim Burton film festival

photo: courtesy of 20th century fox


Tim Burton’s films don’t all take place around Halloween, but they’re still creepy enough to get you in the spooky mood. Here’s your chance to see Beetlejuice, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride on the big screen in a (supposedly) haunted theater.

Oct. 20–22, Hawai‘i Theatre, $7–$12, hawaiitheatre.com

 

SEE ALSO: Quote Unquote: Hawai‘i Theatre’s Sarah Richards Takes Her Final Bow as President

 

DINING

Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival

Oct. 20–Nov. 5

Cupcake

Dozens of superstar chefs come together for 12 events on three islands. Who wouldn’t want to decorate cupcakes with the Ace of Cakes himself, Duff Goldman? 

Various locations, hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com

 

DINING

Great Waikīkī Beer Festival

Oct. 21

Waikiki Beer Festival

photo: courtesy of hilton hawaiian village waikīkī beach resort


Try more than 100 beers from local breweries as well as national ones at the third annual Great Waikīkī Beer Festival (there will also be wine, entertainment and food for purchase, in case you don’t want just beer for dinner). Read more about how you can drink local in our October issue.

5 to 9 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort, $75–$105, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com

 

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