Halloween happenings


POSTED: Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Zombie short film contest: Submission deadline is 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Kumu Kahua Box Office, 536-4441, 536-4222, http://www.KumuKahua.org. Must have a zombie theme; have rights to the music used or created own music; about five minutes in length; DVD format; $10 entry fee; prizes awarded. Showing is on Halloween night during the “;Art of the Living Dead”; event beginning 8 p.m.

Honolulu ghost tours: Listen to ghost stories while visiting haunted sites on a three-hour, 2-mile stroll through downtown Honolulu. Tours available nightly through October; meet 6:30 p.m. at the Capitol District. Reservations required 48 hours in advance, for adults only, $25. Call 395-0674 or visit http://www.stevestoursandfilms.vpweb.com.

”;Haunted Lagoon”;: Spooky canoe ride through the lagoon in search of “;The La'ie Lady.”; Two versions, one family-friendly and the other for “;braver souls,”; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through October, Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, 293-3333, http://www.polynesia.com. Kamaaina rates: $15 (ages 16 and older), $10 keiki (ages 5 to 15).



Keiki story time: “;Teachers' Night Before Halloween,”; by Steven L. Layne, 11 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble Ala Moana; includes craft session.

Halloween-themed crafts and demonstrations: Saturday at Ben Franklin Enchanted Lake, 261-4621. Franky favor, 11 a.m.; monster pail using Cricut machine at noon.

Keiki story time: “;Boo! Made You Jump!”; of the Charlie and Lola series by Lauren Child, 11 a.m. Oct. 13, Barnes & Noble Ala Moana.

Halloween-themed crafts and demonstrations: » Favor box using AccuCut machine, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Ben Franklin Pearl City, 455-1909 » Glass bulb ornament, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Ben Franklin Market City, 735-4211

”;Keiki Costume Ball!”;: Pizza, ice cream, games, trick-or-treating and more, $16 (for each child or adult), $10 members. Registration deadline is Oct. 23 for event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Children's Discovery Center, 524-5437. First-come, first-served basis (determined by payment receipt date).

”;Bewitching Halloween Celebration”; at Salt Lake Shopping Center: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24, 848 Ala Lilikoi St., 735-8822. Costume contest registration begins at 10 a.m. Magic and science by Mad Science Wizard's School; tarot card reading with Jaya the Mystic; and specials and free trick-or-treating at participating merchants.

Keiki story time: “;Black Cat Creeping,”; by Teddy Slater, 11 a.m. Oct. 24, Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall and Ala Moana. (Also, “;Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich,”; by Adam Rex, at Kahala only.)

”;Halloween Spooktacular!”;: Games, music, crafts and more, 2 p.m. Oct. 24, Borders Ward Centre, Pearlridge, Waikele and Kaneohe.

Keiki costume parade: 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Market City Shopping Center, 734-0282. Costumed keiki will be led on a trick-or-treating stroll beginning in the lobby next to Duck Lee Chinese Express Foods. Complimentary picture-taking by Aloha Professional Imaging, while supplies last.

”;Howl-o-Ween”; canine costume contest: noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 24, Ward Warehouse Amphitheater. Register now at Ward Pet Spot or call 591-1990. Categories are Most Original, Look-Alike and Funniest. Owners are encouraged to dress up. Winners judged by audience applause. Also, Friends for Life (no-kill animal shelter) will have dogs available for adoption.

Keiki story time: “;The Runaway Mummy,”; by Michael Rex, 11 a.m. Oct. 27, Barnes & Noble Ala Moana.

”;Fun Spook House”;: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Kalihi Valley District Park, 832-7811, for ages 12 and under, free. Sponsored by the city Department of Parks and Recreation-Kalihi Valley Complex.

Keiki costume contest at Kahala Mall: 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at Center Court. Registration begins 6 p.m. in front of Calista and Claire's. Hosted by KITV's Dan Meisenzahl; sponsored by the city Department of Parks and Recreation-Waialae Complex.

”;Haunted Village”;: Spooky storytelling, Dr. Phrankenstein's Phantom Physics Lab and more, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Hokulani Imaginarium, Windward Community College. Also features “;Nightwalk”; virtual tour of a haunted graveyard, shown every 20 minutes until 8 p.m. Tickets: $3, $2 for those in costume.

Costume contest: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Kalihi Uka Elementary School cafeteria, 832-7811, open to participants of all ages.



”;Victorian Horrors”; at Mission Houses Museum: Victorian horror stories by lantern light told by costumed storytellers dressed as horror authors Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley and Mark Twain. Reservation deadline is Oct. 17 for event, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24, 447-3929; $25, $20 members.

”;Halloween Makeup 101”;: Hawaii Opera Theatre makeup artists Malia McNamara and Sarah Robinson demonstrate how to create a scary face, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Kahuku Public & School Library, 293-8935, free.

”;Halloween Thriller”;: Costumed performances of Michael Jackson's “;Thriller”; by 24-VII Danceforce, costume contest ($1,000 cash prize), wine tasting and more, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 566-2337, http://www.alohatower.com, free, for 21 and older.