7 Must-Attend Events: October 16-19

Go on a zombie pub crawl, take a cruise on a ghost ship and spend the day at a tropical rain forest.
Photo: Courtesy of Playbuilders


Face your fears at the Leeward Community College Lab Theatre

Thursday October 16, Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18

Leeward Community College’s resident theater company, The Playbuilders Ensemble, will delve into topics that challenge social prejudices, such as same-sex relationships, sexual abuse and medical-drug abuse, at this week’s performance Xenophobia: Face Your Fears.

$20 adults, $10 students, Leeward Community College Lab Theatre, 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, playbuilders.org.


Halloween Party at the Trump

Friday, October 17

Looking for a luxe Halloween party? Dress in your best costume, march to the beat of the zombie drum line and watch a spooky, high-fashion show by the Miss Chinatown Queen and Courts at the Lux at the Trump’s Halloween event. If that isn’t enough to keep you entertained, emcee RoxyOTM, DJ Dana Kruse and guest DJ CaiveMan from nightlife mecca Scottsdale, Ariz., will get you doing tricks on the dance floor.

7 to 11 p.m., $25 at the door, $10 and $20 advanced tickets available online at luxatthetrump.com.


Cruise on a ghost ship

Friday, October 17

Given that O‘ahu is surrounded by water, club parties on boats don’t occur often enough, so when the opportunity arises, we suggest jumping on board. Wear costumes, watch the sunset and fireworks, and dance to DJs SuperCW, Wizzard, Jeff Phantom and DJ Shift. The $50 cover also includes free pupu, three free drinks, and free cover to the afterparty at Chinatown nightclub Eleven44.

$50, 5 to 9 p.m., Kewalo Basin Harbor, 420 Ward Ave., Honolulu, hiddengemz.photography.


Get motivated by Erik Weihenmayer

Saturday, October 18

Athlete and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer is the only blind person to have climbed seven of the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, including Mount Everest. He also just completed a 21-day kayaking trip in the Grand Canyon. Listen to him describe what it’s like living what he calls a “No Barriers Life.” It’s sure to make you think differently the next time you tell yourself you can’t do something.

Free, doors open at noon, parking is $6, Stan Sheriff Center, 1355 Lower Campus Road, Honolulu, nobarriershi.eventbrite.com.


Ninth Annual Waikīkī International Food Fest

Saturday, October 18

Support the Rotary Club of Waikīkī, and the many projects and local organizations that it supports, at this food-filled fundraiser with an all-you-can-eat buffet prepared by Kapi‘olani Community College culinary students. There will also be live and silent auctions, and music by rock band Green Flash.

$100 per person, Kapi‘olani Community College, Ohia Cafeteria, 4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, 542-4945, waikikirotary.org.


Go on a pub crawl with zombies

Saturday, October 18

Zombies are invading Chinatown Saturday night and they’ll be making stops at 13 bars for music, booze and brains. Get bitten (by a makeup artist) and join the undead as they weave their way through a selection of drink specials, a costume contest, dance contest and compete to win prizes.

$15 presale wristbands, $20 at the door, hawaiizombiecrawl.com.


Spend the day at Lyon Arboretum

Sunday, October 19

Enjoy the gardens of Lyon Arboretum with music by George Kuo and Friends, hula performances, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, shave ice and beer and wine tastings. The staff will also be giving tours through its tropical rain forest.

$20 for ages 21 and over, $10 for ages 20 and younger, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., friendsoflyon.org/events.htm.