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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS OCTOBER

Aside from our lineup of Surfjack experiences, here’s our go-to guide of what’s happening on Oahu this October.

OCTOBER 2

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner
6:30-8:30pm, Waikiki Brewing Company, 831 Queen St., Honolulu
Beer lovers, unite! October marks the beginning of a very special season celebrating one of our favorite beverages: beer. Head to one of Honolulu’s favorite craft breweries for a four-course dinner paired with some of their locally brewed beer. Plus, the Waikiki Brew crew will be releasing their first ever Marzen at the event.  Menu & tickets

OCTOBER 6

Festa Italiana, Passaporto Italiano VIP Experience
6-9pm, 445 Cooke Street, Honolulu
Festa Italiana is Hawaii’s only Italian Street Festival bringing a myriad of authentic Italian and Italian-inspired experiences and flavors to Honolulu’s vibrant Kakaako neighborhood. In addition to the public street festival, the event features a VIP experience called Passaporto Italiano. The street festival’s VIP ticket includes eight food tastings from top-tier Italian chefs and restaurants, six 2-oz. wine pours and one specialty cocktail from Hawaiian Aroma Caffe. Tickets & more info

OCTOBER 11

Courtyard Cinema
6-9pm, IBM Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Head to Ward Village for good food, spectacular shopping options and more. Once a month you can also expect Courtyard Cinema, a free and open to the public event that showcases a selection of Hawaii International Film Festival curated films. In celebration of Honolulu Pride, the film this month is Love Simon, an inspiring story of a 17-year-old boy and two complicated situations that is at once hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. More info

OCTOBER 13

Waimanalo Beach Clean Up With Waikiki Aquarium
8:30-10:30am, Waimanalo Beach Park, 41-741 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo
Help keep Hawaii’s beaches and oceans clean and healthy for all to enjoy. Grab family and friends and join friends and volunteers of the Waikiki Aquarium to remove trash, plastics and other debris from the areas surrounding Waimanalo Beach Park. Trash bags, gloves and other supplies will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your own water and reef-safe sunscreen. More info

OCTOBER 13

Docomomo Hawaii Tour Day
9am-1pm, Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu
Docomomo Hawaii presents its annual architectural walking tour of mid-century gems around Kapiolani Park. You’ll explore public architecture in and around Honolulu’s famous Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, which was heavily redeveloped between 1940 and 1970 to serve the city’s growing resident and tourist populations. We will examine the ways in which architects designed buildings in order to respond to changes in the city, as well as how these building responded to technology, climate, the landscape, and popular modernist aesthetics. Tickets & more info

OCTOBER 19

Island Uprising
8pm, The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. #30, Honolulu
Hawaiian singer songwriter Bo Napoleon headlines this concert featuring island-style sounds. Joining him on stage at one of Honolulu’s favorite music venues is Johnny Suite and AJ Keonalui. Tickets & more info

OCTOBER 20

Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival
11am-6pm, beginning at Magic Island Beach Park and ending at Diamond Head Greens
Support our LGBTQ community at the Pride Parade, which begins on Magic Island at 11am and continues through the heart of Waikiki. Expect tons of the most fabulous floats, amazing music, awesome drag and cos-play costumes and more. Following the parade, the party continues at the Pride Festival at Diamond Head Greens. More info
*plus, don’t miss the Surfjack’s own epic pride pool party on October 27

OCTOBER 27

The 11th Annual Hallowbaloo
5pm, South Hotel St. & Richards St., and other locations, Honolulu
Head to Honolulu’s Chinatown Arts District, Aloha Tower and historic downtown for a spooktacular celebration of music, craft beer, food, art, entertainment and more. At Hawaii’s largest Halloween outdoor craft beer experience, costumes are of course encouraged! More info

OCTOBER 31

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
7:30-9:30pm,The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu
For another year, The ARTS at Marks Garage becomes home of the interactive screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show, hosted by the one and only Tita Titsling (the well-known Moustache Queen of Chinatown) and her band of provocative players. This RHPS experience includes a floor show and the goodest of goodie bags. Oh, and the audience is encouraged to bring it when it comes to costumes. Tickets & more info

opening image from the Surfjack’s 2016 pride pool party

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