Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: October 16—22, 2019

Kick it off early this weekend with a Back to the Future Hip Hop Dinner, then do the electric slide to pumpkin pickin’ and the 25th anniversary of the Stan Sheriff Center Sunday with the UH Rainbow Wahine volleyball team. Go ‘Bows!
2019 UH Womens Volleyball Game


Back to the Future Hip Hop Dinner

Wednesday, October 16, 7-9 p.m.

Go high-low like Kurtis Blow in a Gucci stretch limo! Square Barrels presents a five-course menu to help you time-trip through hip hop’s history. Dig performances by locals Mezmer and Astreaux Guillotine while digging into pairings such as street meat with a 2017 Naveran bubbly from Spain, mac n’ cheese with an Argentine chard by Felino, L.A. tacos to the tune of a spicy Amador zinfandel by H. Mynors and more. You don’t have to do anything, you know, culturally appropriation-icky like putting on a wax grill on your incisors, but no one’s going to pop a cap if you slap a Kangol on your lid. ‘Cuz that’s what we all did in the O.G. time.

$85, Square Barrels, 1001 Bishop St., for more information go here.


UH Women’s Volleyball

Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, October 20, 7 p.m.

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Stan Sheriff Center and you can be a part of its rich volleyball history for as little as a $14. Before the Sheriff came to town, University of Hawai‘i volleyball (and other court sports, including basketball) had to think small in terms of crowds. Now our Aloha Experience is world-renowned and a big reason we can recruit players from around the world. The game is sure to be fun and loud, so join the crowd on Sunday to see the Rainbow Wahine versus UC Davis, or take in a preview on Friday versus UC Riverside.

$14-$25, Stan Sheriff Center, 1355 Lower Campus Road,


Honolulu Pride

Saturday, October 19 / Parade at 11 a.m., festival at 11:30 a.m.

Show your colors with this walk on the smile side—the annual Pride Parade and Festival in Waikīkī is always upbeat as well as meaningful. Spread the aloha with LGBTQ+ and allied communities while cheering on the promenade, which sets out from Magic Island at 11 a.m. Follow the rainbow of colors to the Waikīkī Shell for main stage action (Allie X headlines), food trucks, a health and wellness zone and, yes, darlings, a bar area.

Free, Kālakaua Ave.,



Fall Pumpkin Festivals

Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20

This weekend is perfect for scoring those orange orbs you’re going to carve into genius-level representations of all our fears. But also, perfect for hayrides, farm-style grinds, ponies and tractors and more. The action at Aloun Farms’ 19th Annual Pumpkin Festival gets going at 8:30 a.m. and runs to 5 p.m. At the 10th annual Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Patch at Waimānalo Country Farms you can hitch up your overalls and saunter in at 9 a.m. and stay until 5 p.m. Time to dig out that palaka, hayseeds!

  • $4 (or two garbage-sized bags filled with gently used clothing or cloth goods to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii), Aloun Farms, 91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei,

  • $15 all-access wristband or individual activity fees, Waimānalo Country Farms, 41-255 Lupe St., Waimānalo,


UH Football vs. Air Force

Saturday, October 19, 5 p.m.

It’s rally time for what’s become a pivotal game for our high-flying Warriors, who got brought to earth (on blue turf, to rub it in) last week in Boise. The game figures to be a nerve-wracking contest between the hard-running Falcons, who, ironically don’t throw the ball, and the Warriors, who mostly pass (and well). Both teams are 4-2 in their respective Mountain West divisions. Paint your face and get there early.

Tickets start at $22, Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd.,


Plus: Coming Up

HONOLULU Magazine’s Burger Bash 2019 Presented by Alaska Mileage Plan

Saturday, November 9, 4–9 p.m.

Join us at Kahala Mall for our first-ever Burger Bash—a free event celebrating all things burgers. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites including The Butcher & Bird, Smith and Kings, Square Barrels, Burgers & Burritos Hawai‘i and more.

Stay tuned for more details!


Holiday Roundups

Halloween 2019 BOO-Nanza

Looking for some Halloween action all month long? Visit our special page for the best Halloween events, screenings, pop-up bars and haunted houses to attend with your squad, pets and family. Readers can also look forward to tips, tricks, treats and tantalizing tales. Check it out here!

  • Haunted Plantation

Friday through Sunday starting Oct. 11, plus Oct. 31, 7 to 11 p.m.

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  • Skeleton Key Hawai‘i Presents Jorge Garcia’s Mutant Massacre

Fridays through Sundays starting Oct. 18, plus Oct. 30 and 31, 7 to 10 p.m.

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Aloun Farms Pumpkin Farms


Halloween Movie Screenings 2019: Hitchcocktober’s The Birds

Wednesday, October 16  |  7–9:15 p.m.

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Scary-Oke! – Business Networking Halloween Party

Thursday, October 17  |  6 p.m.

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Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra Presents The Music Of Queen

Friday, October 18–Saturday, October 19  |  7:30–10 p.m.

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29th Annual Tip a Cop Fundraiser

Friday, October 18–Sunday, October 20  |  11 a.m.–3 p.m. & 5–9 p.m.

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Kiana Ledé with special guest Glenn Travis

Saturday, October 19  |  8–11:30 p.m.

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Sustainable Ghostlines: A Halloween Fundraiser

Saturday, October 19  |  6–9 p.m.

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2019 Hawai'i Woodshow

Saturday, October 19–Sunday, October 27  |  Various times

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SEE ALSO: Hawai‘i Woodshow’s New Location Offers You a Rare Inside Look at a Century-Old Hall


Howl-O-Ween Doggie Costume Contest and Parade at Royal Hawaiian Center

Sunday, October 20  |  2–5 p.m.

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The Public Pet’s Bow Down Witches Photo Contest

Sunday, October 20  |  2–5 p.m.

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Local I‘a’s Demo Dinner Series: LauLau and ‘Ulu preparation with Nick Reppun

Monday, October 21  |  6:30–8 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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