Get your Halloween on

Break out your costume and head to Waikiki. Royal Hawaiian Center is home to Halloween activities, including a costume contest 3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Prizes for those deemed most adorable, most creative, most original, best ohana, and grand champion with winners receiving shopping center gift cards. Three-hour parking validation provided for registered participants. Not feeling competitive? There will be balloon twisting and trick or treating from 2-7 p.m. Visit



Full moon celebration

Bishop Museum is honoring the Tsukimi No Kai, the Japanese practice of full-moon viewing  5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 25. There will be an offering, blessing and tea ceremony, plus taiko drumming and food tastings. The planetarium and the Science Adventure Center will be open to guests. Telescopes will be set up by the  Hawaiian Astronomical Society for a closer look at the night sky. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 kids at

Harry Potter mania

Harry Potter has inspired countless children to tackle thick chapter books. The libraries celebrate the young wizard with several events this week.

On Oct. 22, the Kaneohe Library is hosting a free Potter-themed escape room at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. for kids in grades 2-6. Call 233-5676 to register. Then on Oct. 24, it’s the teens’ turn at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. again for kids in grades 7-10.

Or on Oct. 24, head over to the Kalihi-Palama Library for a free screening of  “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 832-3466.