By Craig T. Kojima, Star-Bulletin
Iolani student Tiana Bohner thinks about what to put
on her side of the pumpkin, while Jarrett Arakawa
plunges ahead with the felt pen.
Tomorrow is Halloween, against which all other weekend activities pale. And since the next day is Saturday, you can stay up late, so take advantage of these hauntings:
"House of Madness": The March of Dimes' blood-curdling house features terror scenes and monsters of the film world, 6:30-10 p.m. tonight, 6:30 p.m.-midnight tomorrow and Saturday, Ward Industrial Center, across from Computer City. There also will be game booths and other activities. Cost: $5, 13-years and older; $4, ages 6-12; and free for children under 6. Call 536-1045.
"Haunted Dungeon": Roosevelt High School features 10 skits to scare and entertain you, 6-10:30 p.m. tomorrow. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $3. Proceeds benefit the athletic department and other school groups. Information, 587-4600.
"Haunted High School": Leilehua and Mililani high school students have converted Wahiawa Shopping Center and Town Center's former "Rave" space into an eerie haunted high school, 5-9 p.m. tomorrow. Cost: $1. Information, 262-0687.
"Crypt of the Gargoyle": Haunting experience with three levels of excitement -- "full scare," "half scare" and "a little boo." From 6-10 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 518 Keolu Drive, next to Kaelepulu Elementary School. Cost: $1, children; $1.25, adults. Proceeds benefit the Windward Spouse Abuse Shelter.
"Terror at the Tower III": "Goolio's Graveyard" and the "Circus of Horror" await your presence, 6-11 p.m. tonight and 6 p.m.-midnight tomorrow and Saturday, Windward Mall. Other scenes include "Area 51, Hangar 18," "Under the Sea Haunt" and "Freakshow." For the timid, the "Creepy Carnival of Fun" features games like "Monster Mash" and "Skull Basketball." Cost for the haunted house: $4, ages 12 and under; and $6, ages 13 and up. Admission to carnival: $2. ("Spooky dollar" coupons, worth $1 off haunted house admission, available at Windward Mall stores with purchase.)
Ala Moana: Contests for all ages tomorrow. Children 12-years and younger, 6:30 p.m., Centerstage. Grand prize is a $500 Ala Moana gift certificate. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Competition for 13-years and up, 8 p.m., Centerstage. Winner will receive $1,000 cash. Registration begins at 7 p.m. and contestants must be in line by 7:30 p.m. Information, 955-9517.
Aloha Tower: Preliminary rounds 7, 8:20, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. tomorrow at the stage between Scott's Seafood Grill and Bar and Gordon Biersch Brewery. Top four winners of each round move to the grand finale, 12:45 p.m., Harborside Mainstage. Preliminary winners receive $25. Grand finale winner will receive $1,000; other prizes for second- to- fourth- place. Registration begins one hour before each preliminary round. Limited to the first 40 entries. Free entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Information, 566-2333 or 566-2337.
Dole Cannery: "Halloween Holiday Hysteria," 5-7 p.m. tomorrow, for most creative or most hysterical costumes, 6 p.m. Also featuring games, safe trick or treating and Frankie, the 8-foot doorman. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free parking in the surface lot off Dillingham and Alakawa, enter from Dillingham Boulevard or Iwilei Road. Information, 531-2886.
Kahala Mall: Annual City and County Department of Parks and Recreation contest, 7 p.m. today, Center Stage. Registration, 6-6:30 p.m; judging 6:30-7 p.m. Prizes for most original, funniest/cutest and judges' choice. Age categories and their registration sites: 2 and below, Woolworth; 3-4, California Pizza Kitchen/Men's Liberty House; kindergarten-first grade, Gymboree; 2-3 grades, Pretzel Maker; 4-6 grades, Hunakai Theater entrance; and family/group portraying a single theme, Center Stage. Information, 732-7736.
Waimanalo: Prizes for spookiest, most adorable and most original costume, 6:30 p.m. today, Waimanalo Gym. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Age groups: 5 and below; 6-9; 10-49 years; 50 and up. Call Eric Bunyan at 259-7436, or Grace Adviento at 259-8926, weekdays, 2-5 p.m.
Ala Moana: 5-8 p.m. tomorrow. Call 955-9517.
SAFE TRICK OR TREATING
Bishop Museum: "Halloween Treat Street," 5:30-8 p.m. tomorrow. Child-size village features treats for children 12 and younger. Free. Information, 543-3544.
Mililani Town Center: Candy available at stores with an orange pumpkin over the entrances, 4-8 p.m. tomorrow. Information, 625-5233.
Wahiawa Shopping Center and Town Center: Participating merchants distribute candy to costumed keiki, 6-8 p.m. tomorrow. While supply lasts. Call 262-0687.
Windward Mall: Goodies for costumed kids, 6-7:30 p.m. tomorrow. While supply lasts. Call 235-1143.
Anna Bannana's: Manny's Bones highlights rock 'n' roll Halloween party, tomorrow. Cover: $4. Information, 946-5190.
Athena and Cafe Sistina: Dress as your favorite past-life remembrance, 9 p.m. today. Mystery readings, door prizes, pupus, entertainment and a lesson on how to use your past life to create your future. Cost: $25.
Fantasy Ball: Mystique nightclub pau hana party, 5-10 p.m. tomorrow, "Club 102." Daniel J. continues the music until 4 a.m. Costume contest features $1,000 cash prize. Presale tickets: $8 (includes one drink).
Hard Rock Cafe: Sunburn in concert, 10 p.m. tomorrow. No cover. Must be 21. Information, 955-7383.
"Masquerade Madness!": Costume party with dancing and costume contest, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., Rumours, Ala Moana Hotel. Must be 18. Cost: $5, presale; $7, at-the-door for ages 21 and older; and $10, at-the-door for ages 18-21. Proceeds benefit Hawaii Dance Alliance Inc. Call 456-8558.
"The Winner Is . . .": Hula's Halloween party, 8 p.m. tomorrow, 2103 Kuhio Ave. Costume contest prizes: $1,000 in cash; $500 for costume best representing the theme, "Winners of All Types From Sports to Pageants"; $300 for second best costume on the same theme; $200 for non-theme costume. Tickets: $10 advance; $15 at-the-door. Information, 923-0669.
"Superheroes": Wave Waikiki contest for costumes evoking comic cartoons, science fiction and action characters. Cash prizes. Beat Poets provide music. At 9 p.m. tomorrow, 1877 Kalakaua Ave. Must be 21. Tickets: $10 advance; $15 at-the-door. Information, 941-0424.
Costume rentals: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sunday, Diamond Head Theatre Costume Shop. Call 737-8108.
"All Hallows Eve": Copies of "Eerie Indiana," hats and more, raffled off, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Borders, Waikele. Also, costume contest, trick-or-treating, eerie music, more. Information, 676-6699.
UNICEF: Annual coin collection for Hawaii Committee for UNICEF, tomorrow. Information, 732-3191.
Halloween Graveyard Tour: Nanette Napoleon Purnell leads "spooktacular" tour of Oahu Cemetery, 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for children under 8. Refreshments. Cost: $5-$15. Reserve at 235-7433 or 235-0077.
Fund-raiser: Hawaii Animal Sanctuary presents an evening of games, scary movies, monsters, refreshments, 7 p.m. tomorrow, 2500 Pali Highway. Come as your favorite animal. Family hour, 7-8 p.m. Cost: $5 before 8 p.m.; $15 after. Free parking.
Honolulu Symphony "Spooktacular": With Francis Ruivivar, Cathyrn Craft and Tony Conjugacion narrating works of Glenn Grant. Music includes excerpts from "Phantom of the Opera," "Night on Bald Mountain," "Psycho" and "Jaws." At 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Blaisdell. Prizes for best costumes: Las Vegas vacation and two nights at Kapalua Bay hotel. Cost: $5, children 5-15 (must be accompanied by an adult); and $10-$25, adults. Tickets available at 538-8863 or 545-4000.
Mini-carnival: Games, drawings, refreshments, clown, candy and fun, 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, First Baptist Church of Honolulu. Information, 521-4708.
"Los Muertos": Barbara Wong shares her favorite Spanish and Hispanic ghost stories, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Honolulu Academy of Arts Theatre. Cost: $10. Tickets: 532-8700.
Fun night: Magic show, games, activities for children ages 2-12, and lots of candy, 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, Liholiho Elementary School. Information, 988-7922.
"Dracula": Classic horror film, 7 p.m. tomorrow, St. Andrew's Cathedral. Donation: $5. Information, 524-2822, Ext. 305.
"Fright Night '97": 7:30-10 p.m. tomorrow, Kaiser High School, Band Building Courtyard. Surprise giveaways. Cost: $3. Information, 394-1200.