Things to do in October in Hawaii

This month, scare yourself with Edward Gorey art, a beast and a killer cupcake.

Photo: Courtesy John Marcus

Beauty and the Beast

Oct. 1-3

Don’t miss the last performances of this hit Broadway musical at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall. Beauty and the Beast has been performed in more than 20 countries.

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Ninth Annual Chopsticks & Wine

Oct. 6

Wine and dine at the Sheraton Waikiki hotel during the Japanese Cultural Center’s annual benefit. The event features wine, beer and sake, and dishes from 16 restaurants, including 3360 On The Rise, Shokudo, Mariposa, Ruth’s Chris, Le Bistro and more. Tickets are $100.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Oct. 16

After performing in Maui, the New York-based troupe will perform for one night at the Hawaii Theatre at 8 p.m. More than 15 performers will feature different dance styles and methods from a variety of cultures.

Wahine Forum

Oct. 19

Hawaii’s leading women’s conference offers networking, workshops and inspiration from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikiki. To register, visit


Oct. 23

Eat under the stars, watch graceful performers and win silent auction prizes during “Lemuria” at the Sheraton Waikiki’s Helumoa Pool starting at 6 p.m. The gala benefits the Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre, which is also celebrating its 20th anniversary.

National Chocolate Day

Oct. 28

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a double chocolate cupcake or a vanilla cupcake with chocolate cream cheese from HokŪlani Bake Shop.

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Hawaii Invitational Lacrosse Tournament

Oct. 29-31

Watch local, Mainland and international teams compete at Kapiolani Park. Proceeds benefit the Aloha Youth Lacrosse Association. The tournament also features entertainment and free lacrosse clinics.

An Edward Gorey Haunted Mystery Family Soirée

Oct. 31

Peruse the work of this prolific artist and author during a family fun day the UH Art Gallery and auditorium. In addition to viewing more than 700 Gorey pieces (on exhibit through Dec. 10), from noon to 8 p.m., enjoy hands-on art activities, films and a costume contest.