The West Maui Soroptimists, Lahaina Sunrise Rotary and Lahaina Rotary Club will present the 32nd annual Keiki Halloween Costume Parade on Sunday, Oct. 31. The family-style spectacle begins at 4:30 p.m. along Front Street at Papalaua Street and ends at Banyan Tree Park, where keiki are invited onstage to exhibit cute costumes. Front Street will be closed at 2:30 p.m. and will reopen after the parade at 6 p.m.
Front Street’s human Halloween traffic has been pushed to the curb again, yet this scare tactic isn’t stopping Lahaina shopping centers, bars and restaurants from creating their own “spook-tacles.” The town will no doubt be populated with thousands of colorful creatures celebrating Fright Night.
LahainaTown Action Committee will host two events on Sunday at 744 Front St. within the former Lahaina Store Grille & Oyster Bar location. Teenage students in grades 8 to 12 with proper school ID are invited to “shake their bones” during the “Hallow-Teen Bash 2010” from 6 to 10 p.m. There’s a costume contest, party favors, food and drinks, and rooftop grooving with DJ Zinn.
Begin your Halloween weekend at Maui’s Erotica Slam Poetry & Costume Ball on Thursday, Oct. 28, at Casanova. Creative souls are invited to deliver original, erotic performance poetry of three minutes or less to vie for the $100 prize during this unique and risqué celebration.
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Adults ages 21 and over can head to the basement at 744 Front St. for “Halloween Hell Night” and celebrate with phantom friends, deejays and drink specials from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Cover is $10 at each event. Call 667-9175 to learn more.
Not feeling Lahaina this year? Have no fear—there are plenty of lively, frisky and even a few risqué party atmospheres across the isle.
Start off your haunting weekend with Maui’s Erotica Slam Poetry & Costume Ball on Thursday, Oct. 28, at Casanova. This month’s Maui Slam is a wildly wicked and uninhibited celebration of poetry, dancing and art, with a variety of tortured and creative souls delivering original, erotic performance pieces of three minutes or less to vie for $100. Sign up at the door by 9:30 p.m. to perform. Visit www.mauislam.com'>www.mauislam.com for details.
Experience the thrills of theatrics at Maui OnStage’s 5th Annual Haunted House at the Historic ‘Iao Theater from Friday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30 and 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tours includes the return of the creepy, cool Thriller piece and ‘Iao’s grisly ghosts and zombies. Hearts will fearfully pound to the new “Marchers’ Wives,” ethereal apparitions from the Hawaiian legend, Night Marchers.
The sassy sweethearts of Maui Roller Girls present their family-friendly Halloween mixed scrimmage “Monster Smash” on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. at the Central Maui Boys and Girls Club in Kahului. Learn more at www.mauirollergirls.com'>www.mauirollergirls.com.
On Saturday, Oct. 30, indulge in the glitz and glam of the living dead as the Island Girl Pin-ups present their Zombies & Pin-Ups Halloween Party from 7 p.m. to close at Three’s Bar & Grill in Kihei. “Maui’s hottest Halloween party” includes a Zombie Pin-Up fashion show, the Twisted Hips belly dancers and Maui’s own Elvira. Best costume wins a marvelous Island Girl Pin-Ups package. Visit www.islandgirlpinups.com'>www.islandgirlpinups.com.
Halloween in Pa‘ia was popular last year, and organizers hope to keep the family-oriented events flowing on Oct. 31. Decorated revelers may peruse the store and boutique activities across town, starting at 4 p.m. with trick-or-treating. Organized events end at 8 p.m., but Pa‘ia’s restaurants and bars will remain open for adults looking to prolong spirited evenings.
Instead of getting “decked out” to celebrate, jump on deck and enter the 9th Annual Johnny Baldwin Halloween Shootout 2010, “the largest single day” marlin fishing tournament in Hawai‘i. Contact Rainya Tao, the Halloween Shootout’s marketing director, at 870-9169 or HalloweenShootout@yahoo.com'>HalloweenShootout@yahoo.com.