Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: October 2—6, 2019

Celebrate with spaetzle on a farm, rock with an '80s pop queen and chomp into frybread at a powwow.

Kahumana Farms crops

Oktoberfest comes to Kahumana organic Farms this weekend.
Photo: Courtesy of Kahumana Organic Farms


Feast for Farms Benefit Dinner

Saturday, Oct. 5, 5 to 9 p.m.


Don your lederhosen (we know you’ve been dying to) for the Oktoberfest-themed dinner at Kahumana Organic Farms. The quarterly fundraiser for the 501(c)(3) nonprofit always includes live entertainment and lots of food. This Saturday, that translates into family-style platters of pretzels, sausages, spaetzle, sauerkraut and kegs of beer to go with the on-site oompah band. We hear rumblings of a keg toss competition so make sure to stretch before you go.


$100. Kahumana Organic Farms & Café, 86-660 Lualualei Homestead Road, Wai‘anae. (808) 696-2655,


SEE ALSO: HONOLULU Magazine’s Fall 2019 Bucket List: The 66 Best Things to Do on O‘ahu

Tiffany will be performing at the Blue Note Hawaii

Photo: Courtesy of the blue note Hawai‘i


Tiffany at the Blue Note Hawai‘i

Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5, 6:30 and 9 p.m.


Full disclosure: We’re playing “Could’ve Been” while writing this. Can you blame us? Mall pop queen-turned-sophisticated songwriter Tiffany plays four shows at Blue Note Hawai‘i showcasing past hits and her 10th album, Pieces of Me. Don’t worry about going solo. We guarantee you won’t be alone now.


$35-$45. Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. (808) 777-4890, 


Honolulu Polo Club riders and ponies
Photo: David Croxford


Sunday Polo Match at the Honolulu Polo Club

Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m. Gates open at 1 p.m.


Here’s your bar trivia for the day. Gen. George Patton kept polo ponies at Schofield Barracks. His language at games in the ’20s and ’30s was reportedly colorful, but things will undoubtedly be more civilized at the match bearing his name at the Waimānalo polo field. Go early to tailgate and get familiar with the sport of kings. You’ll only have to pony up $7 for admission and kids 15 years and younger and military are free.


The Honolulu Polo Club, 41-1062 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, Waimānalo. (808) 521-6927, 


SEE ALSO: Field Notes: You Don’t Have to be Rich to Ride with The Honolulu Polo Club

Honolulu Intertribal Powwow

Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu Intertribal Powwow


45th Annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow

Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Drums, dancing, crafts, music—the annual celebration is a rare opportunity to experience Native American culture in the Islands. The headliners this year are the LGG Ts’mysen dancers from Anchorage, Alaska. And remember to pick up a snack. After all, everything is better with a side of frybread.


Magic Island, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd. 


Transformer made out of cans
Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i foodbank/aia honolulu


Canstruction at Kāhala Mall

Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Here’s inspiration for your next pantry cleanup. Members of the American Institute of Architects Honolulu will start building their intricate can structures at Kāhala Mall this weekend. Kids can help build a sculpture on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Keiki Corner. Stop by to gawk and vote for your favorite until next Saturday. After that, all the cans will come down to be donated to the Hawai‘i Foodbank.


Free. Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai‘alae Ave. 


SEE ALSO: Canstruction Moves Giant Canned Sculptures to Kāhala Mall This October 


Plus: Coming Up

HONOLULU Magazine’s Rosé Soirée Presented by Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Saturday, October 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event may be a few weeks away, but this heat has us dreaming of sipping something cool at next month’s Rosé Soirée. Enjoy a selection of refreshing rosé wines and small bites from some of Hawai‘i’s top restaurants, including 12th Ave Grill, Feast, Pai Honolulu and La Vie. New this year, treat yourself to a pampering station by Heaven on Earth Salon & Day Spa. And if you’re looking to upgrade your evening, VIP ticket holders get in an hour early, plus access to the VIP lounge and exclusive dishes from Senia. A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefit Hoʻōla Nā Pua. Cheers!

$65 general, $95 VIP, IBM Building courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Oktoberfest Flight at Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar

Wednesday, October 2–Wednesday, October 9  |  11 a.m.–6 p.m.

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American Savings Bank Presents Curling With Aloha

Thursday, October 3  |  1:30–4 p.m.

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SEE ALSO: Learn How to Curl for a Cause with Olympic Athletes at Ice Palace Hawai‘i


Aloha Home Market – Fall Festival!

Sunday, October 6 | 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

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


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