Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: October 21–27, 2020

Support local artists, get in the fall spirit with pumpkins and grab tickets for another drive-in event.


Photo: Courtesy of The ARTS at Marks Garage



Hawai‘i Watercolor Society: Little Picture Show

Through October 31

Most art shows remain unchangeable through exhibits, but for those considering buying artwork, the Little Picture Show welcomes you to a “buy and take” art sale, meaning if you love it, you can buy it on the spot before the show ends. So you’ll want to hurry down to this exhibition at Marks Garage—the longer it’s up, the fewer pieces there will be, whether you’re buying or just looking. This show is small in size (each painting is 108 square inches or smaller) and features works from 26 members of the Hawai‘i Watercolor Society, using various styles and techniques. The works include traditional watercolor landscapes to modern pop art. Also, you can view the exhibition and purchase works online.

Noon to 5 p.m., the ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave.,


Waimānalo Country Farms Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch

Through October 30

All the weekend spots filled up early, but you can still sign up for a 30-minute time slot to visit East O‘ahu’s pumpkin patch and pick out a potential jack-o’-lantern. There are still times available from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct 21–22 and 26–30. Only one vehicle per reservation is allowed. The price ranges from $10.84 to $54.20 depending on how many people in your party. The experience includes time in the pumpkin patch, a drive-thru market stand, a sneak peek of the sunflowers (the field doesn’t open to the public until November) and more. Pumpkins are $10 each and if you touch it, you buy it. If you sign up for a time but don’t end up finding your perfect pumpkin, follow the path to the market stand (open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Prices for these pumpkins vary but will be less than $20. Some food and other available items include: decorative pumpkins, homemade cornbread, low country boil, corn on the cob, fresh squeezed lemonade and more. It is best to arrive 15 minutes early before check-in. Cash only.

41-225 Lupe St, Waimānalo,,, @waimanalocountryfarms


Entry Panoramic

Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i Woodshow


Hawai‘i’s Woodshow

October 25–November 8

This year’s Hawai‘i Woodshow showcases artists and woodworkers from Oʻahu, Hawai‘i Island, Kauaʻi and Tennesee, featuring works of furniture, sculptures, accessories and more that are made from Hawai‘i-grown woods. There will be more than 75 pieces on display, including work from students from UH Mānoa, Brigham Young University, Mid-Pacific Institute and Punahou School. The weekends are usually the busiest times to visit, so reserve your spot online in advance or consider walking in on a weekday. There is no admission fee, but the on-site parking is limited. There will be a virtual reception on Oct. 24, a virtual gallery and an online store for those who cannot make it. Vote for your favorite piece for the virtual People’s Choice Award that will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., Hawai‘i Opera Plaza, 848 S. Beretania St.,


Flick Or Treat

Photo: Courtesy of Holy Nativity School



Flick-or-Treat at The Great Pumpkin Drive-In

October 22–25 and October 29–November 1

Get ready to dress up for Holy Nativity’s family-friendly movie nights, which include socially distant costume contests with prizes from local businesses. For weekend one, Oct. 22–25, the movies playing are  How to Train Your Dragon and The Greatest Showman. Weekend two, Oct. 29–Nov. 1, you’ll be able to watch either The Peanuts Movie or The Princess Bride. There is either a 5:30 p.m. or 8:05 p.m movie that you can attend. Snacks are available for pre-order including popcorn from Carousel Candyland, bentos and hot dogs that will be delivered to your car. The Friday and Saturday night shows are filling up quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot online. All keiki who attend will receive goodie bags with snacks, favors, coupons and more. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. for the 5:30 p.m. show.

Prices start at $30 per vehicle, 5286 Kalanianaʻole Highway,,


Halloween Ideas


Tricked Out

Need some inspo for your new gourd? Check out seven DIY decorating ideas that don’t involve any carving.


Double Duty

If you want your pumpkin to be a bit more practical, turn it into a keg by following our directions here. Fill it with your favorite seasonal local beer, or try you hand at a Morgue-A-Rita.


Get Chicken Skin

There’s nothing quite as creepy as a ghost story that takes place close to home. Here are six spooky local books to get you in the Halloween mood.


Scrub Up

We heard there’s a bit of a pumpkin purée shortage, so you’ll need a fresh pumpkin to make this seasonal body scrub, perfect for washing off all those Halloween body paint practice runs.