‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ @ ARTS at Marks Garage

rockySince high school, I’ve had fond memories of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which opened with the first of four screenings Wednesday night at ARTS at Marks Garage. It was all about pushing the limits, wearing the most outlandish outfits possible and having incredible amounts of fun in an environment that our parents would have considered taboo and forbidden us to go, had they known the details.

Released in 1975, the classic musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman has been shocking the uninitiated and delighting its fans ever since. Today, the film is the best-known midnight movie out there, with a huge international cult following.

“Rocky Horror” is all about discovery, debauchery and audience participation — losing oneself (and one’s “virginity”). It’s vulgar, offensive to some, and still, after all this time, wild, weird and unconventional to a high degree.

ROne of the experiences of going to a “Rocky Horror” show that you can’t get watching the movie by yourself is the infamous counterpoint dialogue, usually led by a member of the audience. Snarky, vulgar, intentionally annoying or just plain clever, the call and response is now as much a part of the show as the movie itself. Although there’s a generally accepted “script” that many regulars expect, it’s okay for others to throw in clever ad libs (although you might find yourself booed if you time it wrong or other people don’t think it’s funny).

The “Rocky Horror” floor show at ARTS at Marks Garage isn’t big budget, but the elements are there, and the live actors do a good job of staying in sync with the movie. It’s the first-time James Sigmon has played Dr. Frank N. Furter, but he does a delightful job of portraying the flamboyant “sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania.”

“I didn’t have a heart tattoo though, so I decided to shave one in my chest,” he said.

Pretty Peacock Productions/Cherry Blossom Cabaret dancer Rikita Turner as Columbia is perfectly cast, pulling off the dances, even the tap dance, with ease. Especially interesting is the gender swap between Brad (Isabelle Guzman) and Janet (Jim Etherton), but that’s what “Rocky Horror” is all about: Pushing the envelope and delivering the unexpected to delight and amuse.

Here are a few pictures from the show. If you’re a “Rocky Horror” virgin, we’re not going to give it away, but if you’re a fan of cult flicks, campy horror flicks and just plain inappropriate fun, it’s a show not to miss this Halloween season.

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ ARTS at Marks Garage

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Props are part of the esteemed tradition of "Rocky Horror."

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
The ARTS at Marks Garage
Oct. 29-Nov. 1
Doors 7:30 p.m., Movie 8 p.m.
$15 presale, $20 at the door
18+ recommended

Hallowbaloo 2014

The streets of Chinatown were filled with music, spectacle, food, drink and crazy costumes for Saturday’s Hallowbaloo Street Festival presented by Burger King, which attracted an estimated 15,000 people. The party then raged on with a club crawl at most of the Chinatown bars and clubs. New this year was the Hallowbaloo “Marathon,” a fun costume walk/run to benefit various local arts organizations.

The musical stars of this year’s Hallowbaloo included both big-name local and Mainland acts, like Big Freedia of New Orleans; Nigerian-American soul, R&B, rock, hip-hop and jazz star Iyeoka with local band Quadraphonix; legendary blues instrumentalist David Lindley; Reggie Padilla and The Stella Bean Brass Band; Kalalea Lights and Gamelan Parisuda. A highlight at the end of the street fest was the huge costume contest on the Nuboo Stage, with some 5,000 entrants (not all of them made it to the stage though), where the best costumes of the night were showcased.

Take a look at photos from the block party. Photos by Tracy Chan and Kaimana Pine

Hallowbaloo Street Fest 2014

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Scenes from Club Hallowbaloo, the official after-party at Fresh Cafe; Eleven44; NextDoor; Bar 35; Ong King Art Center; Downbeat Lounge; Manifest; Soul de Cuba and The ARTS at Marks Garage. Photos by Kaimana Pine

Club Hallowbaloo 2014

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Party pics: Hawaii Zombie Crawl 4

HThe fourth annual Hawaii Zombie Crawl brought out horrific hordes of zombies Saturday night, despite the rain. The annual pre-Halloween Chinatown bar crawl kicked off at The Fix, where some zombies got their makeup done, then headed to Mercury, J.J. Dolan’s, Eleven44, NextDoor, Downbeat Lounge, Bar 35, Manifest, Hank’s, The Dragon Upstairs and O’Toole’s, where various entertainment awaited.

Along with live music and DJs, there was a dance contest at NextDoor, a rocking set by Kings of Spade and a zombie costume contest at The Fix for the creepiest, most authentic zombie to close out the night.

One of the highlights of the night was one of Go Jimmy Go’s very last shows before band members hang up their hats. (Hawaii Zombie Crawl organizer Eric White is GJG’s saxophonist.) The last show that GJG has planned is a 20th Anniversary/Farewell show in early 2016, so keep an eye on their Facebook page.

Hawaii Zombie Crawl 4

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Hawaii Zombie Crawl 4

Party pics: Ghost Ship after-party at Eleven44

The Ghost Ship after-party raged on Friday night at Eleven44. Halloween started early this year for the Ghost Ship crew. Partygoers first pre-gamed on a cruise out of Kewalo Basin early in the evening evening. Sexy and scary costumes were encouraged. After, the crowd continued to Eleven44 to finish off the night.

The Ghost Ship Afterparty at Eleven44

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What’s happening for Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29

rockyHAPA Presents Haunted Garage + ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Oct. 29 through Nov. 1
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave.
Varies by event
More information and tickets at: artsatmarks.com/halloween.php or artsatmarks.eventbrite.com

The ARTS at Marks Garage has a lot going on this Halloween season, with four screenings of the raunchy cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a Halloween Night Dance Party and a Day of The Dead Cocktail Party.

Oct. 21 through Nov. 1: A Dia de Los Muertos themed exhibition of shrines will decorate the gallery, called Shrines @ Marks. The gallery will be closed during normal business hours but will be viewable through the windows.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Fri, Oct. 31, 2014 RHPS movie screening only: Doors 7:30 p.m., Movie 8 p.m.; $15 presale, $20 at the door.

Friday, Oct. 31: Halloween Dance Party: 10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.; $10 online, $15 door (Price does not include movie screening). DJs Anton Glamb and Rooks Royal performing.

Saturday, Nov. 1: Day of The Dead Cocktail Party: 8–10 p.m.; $50 online, $65 door (price includes pupu, open bar, plus one admission to the RHPS movie screening at 10:30 p.m.) Don your sugar-skull makeup for a party featuring Monkey Waterfall, El Mariachi Loco and DJ Storm Troopa, an open-bar, sugar skull crafts, Mexican Loteria (Bingo) and raffle prizes.


Thursday, Oct. 30

devils rideDevil’s Night Bike Pirate Brigade

Thursday, Oct. 30, 6-11 p.m.
Kewalo, Ala Moana and more
More information at: Facebook

A large, rambunctious gathering of skallywags on bicycles, this pirate-themed ride on the eve of Devil’s Night traditionally takes place the day before Halloween, with bikers handing out candy and gold coins to passers-by and generally having fun. Mopeds and scooters welcome. The ride kicks off at Kewalo Basin Park, near Ala Moana Beach Park, at 6:30 p.m.


Friday, Oct. 31

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Friday, Oct. 31, 4-9 p.m.
555 South St.
More information at: eatthestreethawaii.com/

This month’s Eat The Street theme is Dia De Los Muertos falling exactly on Halloween. Bring the entire family and enjoy “truck-or-treat” at your favorite food trucks.

Come dressed for one of four Halloween costume contests that will be occurring every hour for your chance to win food vouchers. The categories are best pet, cutest keiki, scariest and best Dia De Los Muertos.

Kapena will be performing live from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and there will also be a fall photo booth and pumpkin patch. Don’t miss it!


bdb07818-45c8-46cd-a17f-32138b8ca9a1Halloween Mystery Clue Party

Friday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m.
661 Auahi St.
More information at: bevybar.com/

Whodunit? Find the clues and solve the mystery.

Clue themed Halloween with mystery crime game. Guests will receive a packet of cards/clues when they arrive and be able to get clues with drinks and food items as well as being able to interrogate (talk) to suspects (staff) for further clues. Winner will be awarded with prize!

Special Clue character cocktails created by team Bevy will also be available. This will be a fun early interactive Halloween game before your wild night!


exhib_slideshow_aad_oct2014_nightmareNightmare on Beretania Street

Friday, Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m.
Honolulu Art Museum, 900 South Beretania St.
More information at: honolulumuseum.org/

This month’s ARTafterDARK theme is a nod to classic horror films.

Dress in your terrifying best! The thrilling night includes a haunted maze by Nightmares Live, beats by DJ Slant, makeup and face painting and a costume contest for prizes.

The food is to die for serving kabocha pumpkin ravioli, blood-soaked black cat mussels and pork n’ peas with monster mash. Not hungry? Sip on “Vlad the Impaler,” a mix of Ocean vodka with a float of a single blood-red droplet. Enjoy!


8Heroes & Villains: Halloween at the Hyatt

Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.,
Hyatt Waikiki, 2424 Kalakaua Ave.
21+, $10 regular, $20 VIP entry, $30 day of the event
More information at: waikiki.hyatt.com

Presented by HPELive, Racesauce Events and Element Group, Halloween at the Hyatt has long been the party for those into dressing up. No costume is too creative, and this year, hroes and villains are invited to battle it out for the best costume, with the winner receiving $1,000 in cash. Other prizes include a roundtrip ticket to Las Vegas (room, meals and transportation) for the second place winner and $500 in cash and prizes for third place.



Halloween Beer & Costume Party

Friday, Oct. 31, 9 p.m.
Honolulu Beerworks, 328 Cooke St.

Want to celebrate Halloween away from the crowds with an ice cold beer? Join us at Honolulu Beerworks where we’ll be having a Halloween costume contest. Prizes go to first, second and third place. Check-in is at 9 p.m., judging at 9:45 p.m., and the winners are announced at 10 p.m. So come down and grab a pint or two for a Halloween pau hana.



Gotham City Masquerade Block Party

Friday, Oct. 31, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
M Nightclub and Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd.
21+, $15, free admission until midnight
More information and tickets at: flavorous.com/mnlhnl

Restaurant Row’s third annual Halloween block party promises to be one of the major hot spots on Halloween night, with free admission til midnight, a big costume contest with a combined total of $1,000 in cash prizes, plus the Batman theme. Limited eye masks will be provided for early guests.



Haunted Honey

Friday, Oct. 31, 10 p.m.
1215, 1215 Hopaka St.
Free, 18+
More information and tickets available at: facebook.com

Racesauce presents Haunted Honey, a Halloween version of Honey with a $500 costume contest. DJ Strkly Bzness will provide the beats so if you’re 18 or over, head on over to get your fix of hip-hop, twerk house and club bangers for no cover!



Halloween in Eden. A Cancer Benefit

Friday, Oct. 31, 10 p.m.
The Honolulu Ridge, 3280 Round Top Drive
More information and tickets available at: facebook.com/1215hawaii

Party at the most exclusive spot in Honolulu and celebrate the sexiest Halloween party this year. Tickets are limited but those lucky enough to get one will enjoy music by Coop D’Ville, fire dancers, open bar access all night long and a chance to win cash and prizes for the best Adam & Eve costume. Free shuttle service is provided so feel free to party hard knowing you’ll get home safely.

For more information about the party or shuttle services please call 808-636-1823 or email info@core808.com


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Revenge of the Synth with Psyko Punkz

Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel St.
18+, $20 presale
More information and tickets available at: eventbrite.com

Diamond Collective, Nextdoor &amp and Odin Works present Revenge of the Synth, featuring headlining electronic hardstyle duo Psyko Punkz. It’s a Star Wars-themed Halloween party with two areas of music, a Star Wars costume contest and discounted entry if you come in Star Wars attire.



American Hulaween Story

Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave.
More information and tickets at: hulas.com

Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand in Waikiki will be the destination for Halloween party goers all over Hawaii and beyond! This year’s theme is American Hulaween Story based on the terrifyingly addictive FX series “American Horror Story”. Don’t miss your chance to win over $2000 in cash and prizes to the best costumes of the night.


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HIFF Halloween Night Film: ‘What We Do In The Shadows’

Friday, Oct. 31, screening starts at 8 p.m.
Regal Dole Cannery Stadium & IMAX, 735 B Iwilei Road
$12 GA, $10 students, seniors and military
More information and tickets at: program.hiff.org

If something more low-key is your style, or if you want to start the night off with a movie, check out the Hawaii premiere of New Zealand vampire mockumentary, “What We Do in the Shadows.”

The plot: Atypical bloodsuckers Viago (379 years old), Deacon (183 years old), Vladislav (862 years old), and Peter (8,000 years old) have chosen to share a flat in Wellington, New Zealand. Unfortunately for them, it’s hard to make new friends due to their constant thirst for blood. Without any mortal chums left to invite them in to all of the hip establishments around town, they’ve lost touch with the current social scene. Can these creatures of the night put aside their differences as roommates and adapt to modern society?



Hardcore Horror: Halloween Costume Concert

Friday, Oct. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Anna O’Briens, 2440 S. Beretania St.
21+, free
More information at: Facebook

Anna O’Briens transforms into a haunted bar with a horror-themed night featuring a costume contest and live punk/hardcore music from Corrupt Absolute, Anti-Matter and The Quintessentials, each playing a Misfits song in their sets.



Thriller Halloween

Friday, Oct. 31, 10 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe Waikiki, 280 Beach Walk
For tickets and more information visit: flavorus.com

Flash and Blaise present THRILLER Halloween at Hard Rock Cafe Waikiki for the largest costume contest in Honolulu. Dress up and enter for your chance to win over $3000 in cash and prizes! Rock out to special guest Red Bull DJ Graham Funke and DJ Delve and sip on $6 New Amsterdam Vodka and Kinky Cocktails and $5 Coors Light all night!


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Tiki’s Halloween Bash

Friday, Oct. 31, 10 p.m.
Tiki’s Grill & Bar, 2570 Kalakaua Avenue
$5 advanced purchase, $10 day-of, $20 at-the-door
For tickets and more information visit: eventbrite.com

Join us at Tiki’s for our biggest and longest running party! Get the best seats for fun over Waikiki’s massive Halloween block party. We offer 3 hours of FREE valet parking so purchase your tickets today!



Halloween in Waikiki

Friday, Oct. 31, Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki, all night
Bar and club cover charges vary

Thousands of people converge on Waikiki just to walk the streets in costume and partake in the festive atmosphere on Halloween night. Various bars and clubs along the strip will be throwing their own Halloween parties.


Haunted Houses

HH2014_600Dr. Carnage’s House of Horrors

7 p.m.-closing (varies between 11 p.m.-1 a.m.)
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 & Nov 1
Windward Mall theater parking structure
$15 presale; $22 fastpass

The Scream Team returns to present “Dr. Carnage’s House of Horrors,” a gruesome reality of one man’s transformation from mild-mannered doctor to an obsessed nightmare creator. With never before seen special effects and props, this is their biggest and best haunted attraction leaving you screaming in fear at every turn.

For more details visit: scream808.com


Haunted Plantation: Obake’s Revenge

7-11 p.m.
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
Hawaii’s Plantation Village
94-695 Waipahu St.
$15 GA; $20 fastpass; $30 VIP front of line access

This year, evil resides over the Haunted Plantation plagued by stories of the Oni, a demon conjured by forbidden love, and the Doll Maker, a soul-less man creating dolls from the dried flesh of dead children.

Don’t be fooled into a false sense of security by the hordes of visitors, as this plantation is truly haunted. The attraction transforms 60 actors into the undead and unholy and is not recommended for children under 13. Even those under 16 years old need adult supervision.

The Haunted Plantation is open for 10 nights only.



10683475_10152668694629183_2839409432185705333_oHaunted Hawaii Ghost Stories

Tours: 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Hawaii’s Plantation Village
94-695 Waipahu St.
$13 general admission

During the day, Hawaii’s Plantation Village serves as an outdoor museum full of history and stories of life on the sugar plantation, but for six nights, visitors can reserve a spot to hear the dark tales of the spirits inhabiting the village. There are only two hour-long walking tours each night with 30 spots each, so be sure to get your tickets early.



Plantation Ghost Hunt

Tours:7 p.m. or 9 p.m.
Oct. 13, 16, 20, 23
Hawaii’s Plantation Village
94-695 Waipahu St.
$20 (reservations required)

Have a secret passion for the paranormal? Make a reservation to join the Haunted Plantation Ghost Hunt that runs for four nights only. Each tour can accommodate 20 people and will equip them with professional paranormal investigation equipment like EVPs and voice boxes. Feel free to bring your own equipment and cameras to record roaming spirits.

The tours are two hours long, allowing ghost hunters ample time to explore the plantation grounds. The group will be separated into two smaller groups taking turns on each half of the plantation.

To make a reservation call Jeffrey Higa at 808-677-0110.


nightmares liveNightmare at Dole Plantation 2

Fri & Sat 7-11 p.m.;
Sun 7-10 p.m.
Oct. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31
Dole Plantation
64-1550 Kamehameha Highway

Nightmares Live presents Nightmare at Dole Plantation 2 with long mazes, in-your-face terror, live actors, top-notch props and costumes, intense audio, horror movie set design and more.

There are four haunted attractions including the Trail of Terror, Collrophobia, Haunted Train Ride: Tales from Beyond the Grave, and Warehouse 31 Gretchen’s Revenge.

For more information visit: hauntedhousehawaii.com/


GeneralSavagesZombieUprising-POSTER1General Savage’s Zombie Uprising

7:30-10:30 p.m.
Oct. 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 & Nov. 1
Extreme Paintball Field
96-1041 Midway St., Kapolei
$12 pre-sale (12 and over)

Fight back against General Savage’s Zombie Uprising at the Hawaii Extreme Paintball field in Kapolei. This outdoor haunted attraction will feature “The Zombie Killing Field,” where guests will have the opportunity to shoot paintballs at General Savage’s army of Zombies.

This one-of-a-kind interactive experience is is sure to bring out your inner survivor pumping adrenaline from both fear and fun.



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Spookapalooza 2014

Departures: 7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Oct. 24, 25
The Hawaiian Railway Society train yard
91-1001 Renton Road, Ewa Beach
$5 fares (cash only)

The Hawaiian Railway Society presents its 2014 Halloween fundraiser, a 20-minute train ride filled with chilling ghost stories. Passengers must be 3 years or older and arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time.

Reservations are required by calling 808-681-5461 or visiting the office. For more information visit: hawaiianrailway.com


10325523_804756829569341_5015704038711394805_nSheraton Princess Kaʻiulani Hotel Haunted House

3-8 p.m.
Oct. 28, 29, 30
Sheraton Princess Kaʻiulani Hotel
120 Kaiulani Ave.
Ainahau Lobby Area 1st floor
Donations welcome, proceeds benefit Aloha United Way
Parking validation – $5

This yearʻs theme is “Fright Night at the Cinema,” where guests walk through increasingly terrifying scenes from movies that start off kid-friendly and escalate. Movies include, “The Addams Family,” “Tales from the Crypt,” “The Walking Dead,” “Saw,” “The Ring/Grudge” and “IT.” As the terror level rises, children will have a chance to exit leaving only the truly horrific for adults to enjoy.

For more information call 808-753-3261.