Halloween Party Picks in Honolulu, Hawaii

It’s the season to party, so grab a costume, put on some makeup or throw a box on you and call yourself “soap.” Here are our picks for the best Halloween parties, all-month long.

Crazy, Sexy, Ghoul is this Friday night at The Waterfront at Aloha Tower.

photo: ross d. hamamura

Crazy, Sexy, Ghoul

Friday, Oct 19

The Diamond Head Hui is having its ever-popular, pre-Halloween Crazy, Sexy, Ghoul fundraiser costume party this weekend. As always, 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Make-a-Wish Hawaii. For ticket information, visit their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/481075218578130/ Costumes are required. $35, 8:30 p.m., The Waterfront at Aloha Tower, 1 Aloha Tower Dr., 747-0799.

Dash Berlin at Aloha Tower

Saturday, Oct 20

If you’re into trance music, don’t miss the “Heaven and Hell” Halloween Spectacular at Aloha Tower. Dash Berlin, who was ranked as the world’s eighth best DJ by DJ Mag in 2011, will make electronic fans go wild with his extravagant and progressive tracks. Don’t forget to wear a Halloween costume, because there will be a $5,000 costume contest and a 2013 Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival giveaway. 18+, $40 general,  $60 VIP for 21+ only, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Waterfront at Aloha Tower, 1 Aloha Tower Drive, amnights.com.

Art After Dark

Friday, Oct 26

It’s the last Art After Dark of the year, and Freak Out is sure to draw a crowd, so get there early. This year, enjoy performances by musicians Taimane Gardner and Quadrophonix, an open-air screening of Little Shop of Horrors, the final round of ARTCLUB and delicious food from Indigo and Nobu. The highlight of the night will be an Instagram costume contest that could win you two nights at the Waikiki Parc Hotel. $10, free for museum members, 6 to 9 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700, artafterdark.org.

Thriller Night at Surfer the Bar

Friday, Oct 26

If you’re on the North Shore, Surfer the Bar is the place to party this weekend for Halloween, with a Michael Jackson tribute, a costume contest and cash prizes. 21+, $15 without costume, $10 with costume, $5 with Michael Jackson costume.

Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival

Saturday, Oct 27

Hallowbaloo is a massive block party in Chinatown, that’s expected to draw more than 10,000 people. It begins at 5 p.m. on Nuuanu Avenue with four stages of live music and entertainment, including performances by Delta Spirit, Anuhea, Ooklah the Moc, Kings of Spade, Black Square and more. Hallowbaloo.com.

At the block party, you can pick up a club-crawl wristband, giving you entry into more than 10 clubs ($10 advance). Purchase your wristbands early before they sell out. The bars included are SoHo Mixed Media Bar, The Venue, Mercury Bar, Indigo, Bar 35, Thirtyninehotel, Next Door, Manifest, The Arts at Marks Garage, Lotus Downtown, Loading Zone and Adega. http://hallowbaloo2012.eventbrite.com/ to purchase.


Oct. 31

Avenge the Night at M

Slip into the role of Captain America, Superman or Catwoman at M Nightclub’s superhero-themed Halloween party. $3 Steinlager Pure, $5 Jager shots and music by DJs Red Bull, Mike D, Jami and others will help you develop your superpowers. Don’t forget your cape, so you can win $1,000 in cash at the costume contest. There will also be a Vegas giveaway.  There will be a block party that takes place around the Row Bar that is free until midnight. $15 presale, $20 at the door for M Nightclub, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., M Nightclub & Row Bar, Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., 529-0010, mnlhnl.com.

Hard Rock Café

Nightmare on Beachwalk is Hard Rock’s Halloween party, featuring live band Master of Oz, no cover, a costume contest and happy hour specials. 21+, 9:30 p.m., 280 Beachwalk Ave., Waikiki.

The Modern Honolulu Hotel

Get freaky at The Modern hotel’s circus sideshow-themed Halloween. There will be four designated areas to party, with DJs Anit, Compose, Delve and XL. 21+, $20 general, $40 VIP, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Waikiki. http://www.flavorus.com/event/Modern-Experience-Sideshow/141520