Weekend Picks – October 29, 2009

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Monster Bash
Hit up the ARTAfterDARK All Hallows Eve event and check out the special Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji exhibition and a live installation by local artist Joseph Pa’ahana. Enjoy food and drinks courtesy of Town and Downtown, and shake your booty to hip-hop jams from world-renowned DJ Benzi and hometown favorites DJ Eskae and DJ Compose of the Nocturnal Sound Krew.
Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Honolulu Academy of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
Free for Academy members, Tickets $10 for non-members. For more info, call 808.532.6099 or click here.

Zombie Land
What: Stop by Kumu Kahua Theatre’s Art of the Living Dead event for a spooktacular night of theatre performances from improvisation group On the Spot and other special guests, along with a zombie-themed short film contest and Hawai‘i’s largest zombie walk through the downtown Honolulu.
When: Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St.
Details: 21+, Tickets are $20 and include an alcoholic beverage. To purchase tickets or for more info, call 808.536.4222 or click here.

Play it Ghoul
What: Party among the costumed masses at the Hallowbaloo Music and Arts Festival. This block party includes five outdoor stages with bands and DJ’s, a costume contest, mechanical bull rides, and plenty of drinking in the streets.
When: Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Chinatown – Nuuanu Avenue, Bethel Street, and surrounding area
Details: Free entry into street festival, $3 wristband for street drinking, $10 wristband for entry into 7 selected clubs. For more info, visit www.hallowbaloo.com.

Dances with Werewolves
What: Celebrate Halloween Michael Jackson style. At Halloween Thriller, the 24/7 Dance Force will be performing MJ’s most famous dance throughout the night – and you can learn the moves yourself from their choreographer. Stay for the $1000 prize costume contest and concert by Friends of Adam Band.
When: Friday, starting at 6 p.m.
Where: Aloha Tower Marketplace
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.566.2337 or visit www.alohatower.com.

I See Dead People
What: Pay homage to the deceased at the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. The fiesta for the living begins with a costume parade through Chinatown, followed by storytelling, music from Adela Chu and Espiritu Libre, and dance from Miss Willow Chang and Miss Pepper.
When: Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to midnight
Where: The Dragon Upstairs, 1039 Nuuanu Ave., Chinatown
Details: $10 cover. Meet at 5:30 in front of Mark’s Garage for the procession to The Dragon Upstairs. For more info, visit www.willowchang.com.

What: Dress up burlesque style and enjoy happy hour food and drink specials until 7 p.m. and special performances by the Cherry Blossom Cabaret at Apartm3nt’s Moulin Rouge Halloween event.
When: Saturday
Where: Apartm3nt, third floor, Century Center (corner of Kalakaua and Kapi'olani)
Details: 21+. Doors open at 5 p.m. $10 cover after 8 p.m. For more info, call 808.955.9300

For Those About to Shop
What: Score designer duds and accessories from LA and NYC with Jessica’s Traveling Boutique, hosted by So’mace Lifestyle. Also take advantage of the So’mace storewide sale, and scoop up cool treats from the Kon Tiki shave ice truck.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: So’mace Lifestyle, 1115 Young St., Honolulu
Details: For more info, call 808.593.8780.