Weekend Filled With Halloween Hijinks
By Vanessa Wolf
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
The French can be so humorless sometimes, non?
Regardless, this weekend is most definitely dominated by that most scary, playful, and allegedly sarcastic of holidays.
Have at it.
Best Excuse to Don a Costume Tonight
It’s Fourth Friday in Kihei’s Azeka Mall and tonight’s theme is “Who’s Your Boo?”
Personally, we write it Boooo because of a couple misinterpreted text messages where we meant it in the “BooHoo” sense but it was construed the other way. Awkward.
Meanwhile you can expect the usual – vendors, food, and scads of people – as well as entertainment by Lily Meola and Tom Conway, Flat Jackson and The Satturday Saints.
Costumes are encouraged – there will be a contest for the little ones – and organizers ask that you bring a non-perishable food donation for The Maui Food Bank and drop ‘em at the Entertainment Booth.
Events run from 6 to 9 p.m. and are free to the public.
Best Cultural Event
Tomorrow night, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater is Mohala Mai.
Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka, under the direction of nā kumu hula Nāpua Greig and Kahulu Maluo, invites you to their annual hō’ike and fundraiser: an evening filled with inspiring traditional and contemporary hula, oli (chant) and mele (song).
The award-winning hālau will be sharing the stage with a number of musical groups and artists as they meld voices and perform the hula. Special guest artists will be Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu, Na Hoa, and the Lim Family.
There is also a silent auction planned in the courtyard before the show.
Tickets are $37.
Most Fun You’ll Have Helping a Good Cause
On Saturday beginning at 8:30 p.m., Three’s Bar and Grill in Kihei will host Maui AIDS Foundation’s annual Halloween Bash.
There will be a costume contest with winners every hour and dancing to three of Maui’s favorite DJs – DJ LaRage, DJ Trvr, and DJ Kurt.
Trish Da Dish will be emceeing the event.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and festivities will remain in full swing until 1:30 a.m.
All ticket sales and 15% of food and beverage purchases will be donated to Maui AIDS Foundation. This year’s event in being dedicated to former MAF employee Rodger (Raja) Shortell who passed away in September.
Best Reason to Head Upcountry
Also on Saturday, Oct. 26 is Kalama’s Fright Night at the Kalama Intermediate School campus in Makawao.
For those who dare, the haunted house will begin terrifying guests at 4:30 p.m. and continue stopping hearts until 9:30 p.m.
For you pansies and children under age six, special times will be designated as kid-friendly and will include an opportunity to trick-or-treat.
Organizers also promise food booths, a photo booth, a fortune-teller, face painting and games.
If you come in costume, enter the “Amazing Costume Contest.”
Judges will award prizes to those with the best Halloween costumes in categories including Cutest Costume, Scariest Costume and Most Original.
Admission is free.
Best Reason to Stay Upcountry
From 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Casanova’s in Makawao is Hallow’s Eve, a Source Maui Fundraiser.
Come support the interactive art and music community on Maui at an interactive Halloween themed dance party featuring DJs MATOSloveLACEd, Monks (Niko Cena), and ELF (Gabriel Booker).
In a truly eclectic mashup, there will also be tribal belly dance performances, live painting, a Moonwalk competition, a costume contest, and face painting for those who forget their costume.
Admission is $10 before 10 p.m. or $20 after.
If you bring a ticket stub from the Phantome show at the Iao Theater, you can get in for $10 no matter what time it is.
Best Way to Keep Your Kid’s Desire for Revenge Running High
Sunday is your last chance to experience Awalau Farm’s second annual haunted hike.
Hikers with little ones can attend from noon to 3 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 26.
During the day there are guided nature hikes, arts and crafts, “wondrous attractions,” a maze, fortune telling, a mythical creature petting zoo, and scary stories about the history of Haiku.
In the evenings from 5-8 p.m. the hikes become adult-only fun as the later hours are full of “spooks and frights.”
Organizers warn that the evening hikes aren’t suitable for kids and probably those with heart conditions, as you should be prepared for a scare.
The nighttime event includes zombie miners, creepy critters crawling out from the woods, wereboars, and a maze.
The hike takes about 30 minutes and commences every half-hour.
Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water, sunscreen, and flashlights.
All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are $15 for adults ($10 if purchased in advance) and $5 for kids.
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