Things to Do on O‘ahu in October 2022

Delight in a diverse mix of happenings, including a Halloween-y one, of course.


October 2022 Events

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Celebration of Diwali with Chef Vikram Garg

Oct. 2 / 6 p.m.

Indulge in Chef Vikram Garg’s fine Indian cuisine and wine pairings at this special culinary event. The dinner celebrates Diwali—the Indian festival of lights—and benefits the Hawai‘i Culinary Education Foundation, a nonprofit that provides state-of-the-art training to local culinary education programs. Dishes are inspired by Garg’s experiences at five-star hotels in India, as well as his upbringing in Port Blair, Andaman Islands, and his training at Delhi’s Oberoi School of Hotel Management.

$300 / Tbd …, Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head,



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Rebecca Louise Law: Awakening

Through September 2023 / 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Thursday and Sunday); 10 a.m.–9 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)

Renowned British artist Rebecca Louise Law makes her debut with a yearlong immersive art experience at HoMA, where two galleries have been transformed into a floral fantasy, showcasing and celebrating Hawai‘i’s deep connection to pua—both endemic and imported flowers. In her work, Law uses flower petals, leaves and other organic matter found throughout O‘ahu.

Members and children (18 and under), free; kama‘āina, $10; general, $20 / Honolulu Museum of Art,


SEE ALSO: Must See: “Awakening” Flower Exhibit at Honolulu Museum of Art


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Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

Oct. 13–23 / Various times

Celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, one of the longest-running and most respected queer film festivals in the country. Presented by the Honolulu Queer Gay and Lesbian Foundation, HRFF champions bridging the gaps between Hawai‘i and the Pacific, Asia and the continental United States, and honors the legacy of state LGBT pioneer Adam Baran. Enjoy feature films, shorts and documentaries, as well as panel discussions, workshops, a gala event and more.

Prices and locations vary,



Wiki Wiki One-Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show

Oct. 2 / 10:30 a.m. 

Scour an array of aloha shirts, Hawaiian jewelry, Hawaiiana, art, sports cards, textiles and so much more at this one-day pop-up shop featuring vintage items and memorabilia that are at least 20 years old.

Tickets from $5 /Blaisdell Center Hawai‘i Suite,




Kona Nui Nights

Oct. 5 / 6 p.m. 

An event that celebrates the art of hula and more is back and in the heart of Kaka‘ako. Enjoy live music and dancing in the open air.

Free / Victoria Ward Park,




Big Boi

Oct. 14 / 8 p.m.

Hip-hop legend and Grammy Award-winner Antwan André Patton (aka Big Boi) will hit the stage at one of Honolulu’s premier music venues this month.

$39.50 / The Republik,




10th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival and Flick-or-Treat Drive-In Weekend

Oct. 21–23 / various times

Explore the legendary pumpkin patch and enjoy keiki-friendly festival games, a country store and evening drive-in movies at this beloved event. The festivities are open to the public.

Holy Nativity School,