Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: October 13–19, 2021

Work up a sweat or a scare, order spooky sweat treats and dress up your doggo in locally made Halloween gear.


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The Apocalypse Haunted Drive-Thru

Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 8–Oct. 31

There’s nothing like having frightening monsters, clowns and doctors surround your car. That is, unless they’re also tapping at your windows. Expect both and a few other scares at the 20-minute drive-thru at Aloha Stadium featuring six frightening stops. The only early evening time slots left are on Thursday nights and Halloween. On weekends, we only found openings at 9, 10 and 11 p.m. Each vehicle is limited to eight people per group and everyone must be inside, so no truck bed riders are allowed. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Habilitat. —CY


$65 per car Thursdays and Sundays, $75 Fridays and Saturdays. 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd.,



Frightmares Haunted House

Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 15–31

Skeleton Key Hawai‘i, the group that scared the pants off a few of our staffers a few years ago, is back this year with its latest haunted house, Frightmares. And good news for townies: Instead of a small venue on the Windward Side, the haunt moves to a larger space on Beretania Street this year. Be prepared for strobe lights, fog and Dr. Wolfgang Romero’s psychotic immersion therapy to rid you of your nightmares. Ready to get spooked? Not so fast—there are plenty of safety rules in place that you must read through and agree to before buying tickets (including: no showing up drunk, and no touching the actors). Come by with up to four people per group and bring your proof of vaccination (negative tests won’t be accepted, nor will kids under 12). Ticket proceeds benefit Kailua Onstage Arts. KV


$25, must be purchased in advance, 780 S. Beretania St.,


SEE ALSO: A Stay-At-Home Guide to Halloween in Honolulu



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Free Challenge Program at the YMCA

Starts Oct. 18

Join a free 30-day YMCA Strong transformation challenge designed to help anyone be healthier—mentally and physically. Get in better shape and practice being more zen BEFORE the holiday season? That makes me want to commit to 150 minutes of exercise per week. The program includes a workout of the week as well as daily video workouts, expert coaching and a wide variety of livestream and on-demand classes locally and nationally. There’s also a how-to session for meditation, workout music, recipes and access to an eight-week yoga journey class series. You don’t have to join the YMCA to participate in the video/livestream classes and the challenge includes a free one-week membership, Nov. 1–6, to check out the facility in person. For more information and to sign up for text or email reminders, go to RD



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Artizen’s Halloween Desserts

Preorder to pickup Oct. 25–Oct. 31

Forget pounding the pavement with a tote this Halloween, the team at Artizen uses all their culinary tricks to create the the best sweet treats. The café/bakery is known for turning out delicious holiday goodies that people dream about all year long—or, is that just us? With that, preorders are open for this year’s festive menu that includes: an Artizen Candy Bar, $6, packed with Valrhona chocolate crunch, mac nuts, coconut caramel and chocolate ganache; Ghostly S’mores, $7, made of Valrhona chocolate pudding, house-made graham crackers and marshmallow meringue; Tropical Fruit “Candy Corn” Cake, $6, sweetened with coconut, liliko‘i, mango and Valrhona Opalys crunch; and a special Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Dessert Box, $15, with three decadent delights. SM


Call (808) 524-0499 or email, @artizenbymw


Dog Halloween Bandana Photo Ports Paws

Photo: Courtesy of Ports + Paws



Get Your Doggo Halloween-Ready

Available now

Get Fido pup-pared for the spooking season with some Halloween-inspired accessories from local label Ports + Paws. Designer Erin Minaya just released two new tie-on bandanna styles featuring adorable, boop-worthy ghosts and scary-cute skeleton shakas. —BT


Boo + Boop Tie Bandana and Shaka Skeleton Tie Bandanna, $18 each,, @portsandpaws