Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Oct. 27–Nov. 2, 2022

DIY your own spooky charcuterie board with Fig & Ginger Honolulu, have fun while raising funds for the Hawaiian Humane Society and watch the wizarding world of Harry Potter come to life onstage.
Wahine Forum

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Hawai‘i Business’ Wahine Forum 

Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 26 to Oct. 28, various times

Hawaiʻi’s top female executives, entrepreneurs, up-and-coming leaders and young professionals will share their advice and provide some inspiration at the Wahine Forum, the state’s largest leadership and career development conference for women. The forum brings people together to learn, connect, and build community. More than 50 speakers will cover a variety of sessions, including Letting Go to Grow; Content is Queen; and Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matters in Hawai‘i. Speakers include Paula Akana, executive director of The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace; co-founders of Mana Up, Brittany Heyd and Meli James; and HONOLULU’s Editor at Large Robbie Dingeman.


$50–$250, Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St., and Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kālia Road,, @hawaiibusinessmagazine


Fig & Ginger Halloween

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Fig & Ginger Charcuterie Workshop

Friday, Oct. 28, 6 to 8 p.m.

The grazing platter wizards are sharing their knowledge in a special spooky workshop. While enjoying some light pūpū and drinks, guests can make a Bats & Bones grazing board, and learn additional techniques and tips for food presentation. Keiki are also invited to participate and make their own mini snack platters. Perhaps the best part is that you can take home your masterpieces just in time to wow your loved ones this Halloween.


Family-Friendly Event, McCully Shopping Center, 1960 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, RSVP via text (808) 351-3424 or email,



Fright Nights

Friday, Oct. 28, 7 to 11 p.m.

Monsters, ghouls and freaks from Haunted Plantation are invading Aloha Tower for this one-night only spooktacular hosted by Kelly Simek and Mikey Monis of Living808. Aside from the creepy sideshows, scares, games, food trucks and a stocked bar, you can enjoy live performances by DJ Nocturna, Cutting Edge, Jecht and more. Enter at your own risk!


$25, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Drive,, @frightnightshawaii




Pai Honolulu

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Halloween & Hollywood Wine Dinner at Pai Honolulu

Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m.

For an elevated dining experience with a nod to Halloween, head to Pai for a five-course themed wine dinner. Chef Kevin J. Lee and in-house sommelier Khristian Reyno are collaborating with Sky Cameron of Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants to produce this spooky supper inspired by classic movie and music genres. Dishes include crab leg dynamite, black bean steamed clams and French apple cake, to name a few. Though wearing a costume isn’t required, the patron donning the best one will take home a bottle of one of the featured wines of the evening.


$150 per person, plus tax and gratuity, 55 Merchant St., Suite 110,, @paihonolulu



New Culinary Course: Condiments & Preserves

Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Just in time for the holidays, you can learn how to DIY gifts and goodies out of food that might otherwise go to waste. Chef Grant Sato will teach you the basics of making condiments and preserves and pickling vegetables, perfect for gifting or to keep all to yourself. By the end of the class, you’ll have made citrus marmalade, onion jam, pickled cauliflower and carrots, and spiced grape tomatoes. Plus, you’ll have gotten to geek out on all the tools and processes.

$125, Kapi‘olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road,



Demigods Anonymous Group

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Demigods Anonymous at Windward CC’s Palikū Theatre

Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, various days and times

Hawaiian-Asian-European multimedia artist Noa Helela wrote this queer-centered superhero fantasy as a metaphor for systemic oppression that people from various racial and ethnic backgrounds often face. The action-packed play, both magical and humorous, tells the story of people who manifest ancient demigod powers to transform into animals. Even if you’ve already seen it—it was first performed in 2018—the play has been updated and revised with a new approach and features a different ending.


Family-Friendly Event (recommended for ages 13 and up), $10–$20, Palikū Theatre, Windward Community College, 45-720 Kea‘ahala Road, Kāne‘ohe,, @palikutheatre





Photo: Courtesy of Hawaiian Humane Society


PetWalk 2022

Saturday, Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to noon

Animal lovers are invited to the Hawaiian Humane Society’s annual fundraiser at Kapi‘olani Park to walk and help raise critical funds for the organization. Proceeds go directly toward helping the over 20,000 animals that the organization cares for each year. This year’s event will feature a costume contest for pets (and people!), local vendors and more.

Family-Friendly Event, free, but you’re encouraged to donate and register as an individual walker or as a group, Kapiʻolani Regional Park, 3840 Paki Ave.,, @hawaiianhumane



Halloween Costume Contest

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Halloween Costume Contest at Lōkahi Kailua Market

Sunday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

KidzArt Windward, Club Scientific and Lōkahi Kailua Market have teamed up to host a costume contest that celebrates the spooky season. This one isn’t just for little ones—those young at heart and even pets are welcome to participate, too. Participants will walk across a stage to show off their costumes (keiki ages 0 to 4 can walk with a caregiver). Here are the designated time slots, per category:

  • 9:30 a.m. for pets
  • 10 a.m. for ages 0 to 4
  • 11:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 12
  • noon for ages 13 to 17
  • 12:30 p.m. for ages 18 and older

Note that parking will be closed off to venues to accommodate the contest.


Family-Friendly Event, Lōkahi Kailua Market, 340 Uluniu St, Kailua, preregistration is required,, @lokahi_kailua_market


SEE ALSO: Spooktacular Halloween 2022 Events on O‘ahu for Keiki and Families


Deadmau5 — Day of the Dead 

Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.

The world-renowned electronic music producer and DJ is coming to Hawai‘i for a special Halloween set that’s sure to be epic. Joel Thomas Zimmerman, professionally known as Deadmau5, has been nominated for a Grammy six times over—don’t miss your chance to watch him work his magic live.


$49.50, Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave.,, @bampproject


SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to Concerts and Live Music in Honolulu


Harry Potter

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert

Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 30, 4 to 7 p.m.

The wizarding world of Harry Potter comes to life on stage at this two-day only concert series. Watch Harry, Ron, Hermione and you-know-who on the 40-foot screen in high-definition as the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra plays in conjunction.


Family-Friendly Event, from $42, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave.,, @hawaiisymphonyorchestra


SEE ALSO: 6 Reasons to Attend Hawai‘i International Film Festival This Fall


Daily Whisk Matcha’s HOWL-O-WEEN Costume Contest

Now through Oct. 31

Treat yourself to a morning or afternoon pick-me-up by entering your pets or keiki into Daily Whisk Matcha’s first annual costume contest via Instagram. Post a picture of them dressed up in front of the Daily Whisk Matcha sign (bonus points for having the café’s food or bev in it, too). The randomly selected winner will receive a $100 gift card to this cute little Kaimukī spot.


Family-Friendly Event, free, inside Ten Tomorrow, 1114 11th Ave.,, @dailywhiskmatcha