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Youngsters can harvest their own pumpkins at Aloun Farms' Pumpkin Patch.
Tricks & Treats
» Haunted Hayride:
From 7 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 27, 29 and 30 at Gunstock Ranch, Laie. Featuring the Headless Horseman, Leatherface from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," Jason from "Friday the 13th," haunted graveyard and more. Due to graphic violence and frightening scenes, parental discretion is strongly advised. Cost is $5. Visit www.gunstockranch.com/hauntedhayride.html.
» Haunted Plantation:
From 7:30 to 11:45 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at Hawaii's Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. (near the Sugar Mill). Cost is $7. Said to be twice as scary this year; not recommended for children younger than 10. Children younger than 14 must be supervised by an adult. Visit www.myspace.com/the hauntedplantation.
» Ala Moana Center:
From 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at participating merchants. Call 955-9517.
» Kahala Mall:
From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, preceded by trick-or-treat parade at 5:30 p.m. A superhero Halloween skit kicks off the parade. Call 732-7736.
» Mililani Shopping Center:
From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Participating merchants will have balloons near entrances. Call 551-8930.
Starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Uptown and Downtown, while supplies last. Call 488-0981.
» Town Center of Mililani:
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Look for orange signs in windows or above store entrances. Call 625-5233.
» Treat Street:
From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Bishop Museum. Family activities, pie-eating contest and more. Call 848-4169 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org.
» Waikele Premium Outlets:
From 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Costumed keiki receive free goodie bags, face-painting, balloon-twisting, picture-taking and trick-or-treating at merchants displaying pumpkin signs. Check in at Information Center. Call 676-5656.
» Ward Trick or Treat Street:
From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Ward Warehouse, Ward Gateway and Ward Centre. Look for black bats hanging in participating merchants' doorways. Costumed keiki receive free Halloween photos, on ground floor near Borders, while supplies last.
» Windward Mall:
From 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Among highlights are entertainment by Dizanne "Sorceress of Halloween" from 6 to 8 p.m., a hula hoop contest and balloon creations at Center Stage. Call 235-1143.
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A ghoul guards his precious stash of intricately carved pumpkins.
» Kahala Mall:
7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Center Court. Register at 6 p.m., Macy's wing. Prizes for most original, funniest/cutest and judges' choice. Call 732-7736.
» Kunia Shopping Center:
Oct. 26 at Planet Fun. Check in at 7 p.m., judging at 7:30 p.m. For kids 7 to 12. Prizes are Planet Fun gift cards and cash. Goodie bags for all participants. Entry forms available at all merchants.
» Town Center of Mililani
: "Halloween Spooktacular," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring games, drawings, costume contest at noon. Prizes for scariest, cutest and most original. Call 625-5233.
» Waimanalo District Park:
Costume contest and dance, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Registration starts at 6 p.m. Categories: ages 3 and under, most "Halloweeny" parent and child; ages 5 and older, most adorable and most creative; ages 6 to 10, spookiest and most creative; and family group or theme (three or more people). Call 259-8926.
» Waipio Center:
2 p.m. Oct. 20; registration begins at 1:30 p.m. next to Nancy's Kitchen, 94-1040 Waipio Uka St. Cash prizes start at $25. Entertainment by Sabrina Starr dancers.
» Windward Mall:
From 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Register at 4 p.m. Movie-themed event open to children, teens and adults; hosted by KCCN-FM's Lina Girl. Call 235-1143.
Trick or Treat Alternatives
» Family Fun Night:
From 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Honolulu Christian Church, Manoa Valley. Games, food, candy, costume contests, rock-climbing and more. Call 973-4345.
» Harvest Fest:
From 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Pali View Baptist Church, 45-510 Halekou St. in Kaneohe. Featuring "The Story of Joseph," games, crafts and more. Call 247-4271.
» Penny Carnival:
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd St. Theme is "Bizarre Bazaar," and includes food, music, penny games, prizes. To benefit Family Promise Hawaii. Call 536-8418.
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Halloween parties for the nightlife crowd bring forth grown-ups costumed in festive garb.
» Children's Halloween Activity:
6 p.m. Oct. 26, Borders Ward Centre. Call 591-8995.
» Family Fun Day:
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Wahiawa Shopping Center. Free make-and-take minipumpkin decorating, photos, guessing game to win a giant pumpkin and more. Call 262-0687.
» Halloween Trek-or-Treat:
From 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Waimea Valley Audubon Center. Collect materials from nature to create masks. All ages welcome. Fee is $3, plus park admission.
» Haunted Village:
From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Windward Community College's Imaginarium. Free activities include: Dr. Phrankentein's Phantom Physics Lab with hands-on lab activities and optical demonstrations, "knightly combat" show with the Society for Creative Anachronism, Halloween cartoon theater showing spooky videos, pumpkin-carving display, costume contest, haunted village and more. Also, take a 15-minute virtual tour of a haunted graveyard with 3-D effects. Tickets are $3; $2 if in costume. Call 235-7321.
» Kailua Treat Street:
From 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 on Lau Hala Way between Macy's and Pier One Imports. Jack-o-lantern carving at 4 p.m., games, crafts, activities and costume contests for adults, kids and pets. A costume/trick-or-treating parade to be led by Wally Amos, visiting Kailua merchants for treats. Call Amy at 234-0404.
» Keiki Costume Ball:
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Hawaii Children's Discovery Center. Trick-or-treating, carousel ride, a pizza slice, ice cream, games, crafts and more. Cost is $15; $8 members. Register by Oct. 19. Call 524-5437.
» "Le Masquerade" Fundraiser:
"Spooky Kabuki" theme, from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Highlights include taiko and shakuhachi performances, obon dancing, sake tasting, obake hair and make-up stations, food, silent auction, yakuza tattoo station and more. Tickets are $175; tables of 10 are $2,500, $3,500 and $5,000. Proceeds benefit Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Call Jillian at 457-4255 or e-mail Tim Bostock at email@example.com.
From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Chai's Island Bistro. Prizes awarded for most creative masks. Tickets $17 before Oct. 17; $20 at door for Honolulu Advertising Foundation/AD2 members; nonmember guests $25. Masks optional. Register at hafspot.com or call 532-0555.
» "Obake Odyssey":
Art exhibit, on display 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Tuesdays to Saturdays through Oct. 31, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Learn about obake, with stories of supernatural beings and how they wove themselves into the culture of Hawaii. Free. Call 945-7633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
» "Obake Odyssey" Keiki Day:
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Cultural activities, Japanese crafts, demonstration of making crystal beaded phone charms and clay ghosts. Free; costumes welcome. Call 945-7633 or e-mail email@example.com.
» Pumpkin Patch:
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at Aloun Farms. Featuring pumpkin-picking, hayrides, games and more. Bring nonperishable food item for Hawaii Foodbank. First 300 donations receive coupon for free minipumpkin. Call 677-9516.
» Chillers and Thrillers: A Halloween Spooktacular:
4 p.m. Oct. 28, McKinley High School Auditorium. Honolulu Community Concert Band performs "Music for a Darkened Theater" and selections from the musicals "Wicked," "Phantom of the Opera" and "Jekyll & Hyde." Free.
» Halloween Concert:
Honolulu Community Concert Band, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Ala Moana Center. Call 955-9517.
» "Kwaidan Kalabash: Ghost Stories in Hawaii and Beyond":
From 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, with Alton Chung, Jeff Gere and Lopaka Kapanui. The butoh group Tangentz presents modern Japanese dance. For ages 13 and up. Free. Call 945-7633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 19; 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 10 and 17; and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Tenney Theatre. Honolulu Theatre for Youth stages a collection of ghost stories from Japan and Hawaii. For ages 7 and up; not for young children. Tickets are $16; $8 children. Call 839-9885 or visit htyweb.org.
"Spookers & Saints":
5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Salt Lake Public Library. Storytelling followed by a bat-magnet craft activity. Free. Call 831-6831.
» "Storytelling with Dann Seki":
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Waianae Public Library. Call 697-7868.
Live performance by Derek Daniels, 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Hula's Bar & Lei Stand. Call 923-0669 or visit www.hulas.com.
» Hawai'iwood Hulaween:
Hula's Bar & Lei Stand's 34th annual Halloween party, 9 p.m. Oct. 31. Theme is "Hawaii Movie and TV Stars," focusing on "Magnum PI," "Lost," "Jurassic Park," "Hawaii Five-O," "Donovan's Reef," and "From Here to Eternity." Call 923-0669 or visit www.hulas.com.
» Rock-A-Ween -- Hall-O-Ween Block Party:
Featuring '80s groups the Romantics and Berlin, Oct.. 27 at Aloha Tower. Also features Piranha Brothers, costume contest (with $1,000 prize), food stations and more. Tickets $32 advance; $42 night of show. VIP tickets $75, include four drink coupons. Call (877) 750-4400 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
» "Night Before Halloween Costume Contest":
5:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Hula Grill Kaanapali. Children and adult costume contests, entertainment by Roy Kato and Friends, restaurant discounts. Registration for contest begins at 5 p.m. Winners judged on creativity, originality and support elements such as a theme song or dance. All contestants receive a bag of candy.