Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: October 6 – October 12, 2021

ByDavid M. Conte

Oct 7, 2021

Photo: Courtesy of Waimānalo Country Farms

Take amazing selfies

The whole month of october

Two farms open their fields for photo shoots. At the Waimānalo Country Farms Drive-Thru Harvest Festival, head to the pumpkin patch for a little pumpkin picking, snap photos in the sunflower patch, watch the farm animals, and visit the farm stand for pumpkin accessories, fall decorations, snacks and fresh produce — and, Saturdays and Sundays, corn on the cob and lowland boil. In Kapolei, Aloun Farms offers daily selfie sessions in its sunflower fields, or book a morning time slot with a professional photographer for the perfect fall portrait. — BT, CY

Waimānalo Country Farms: Tuesday through Sunday, through Sunday, November 21 Reservations required, first car at 9:00 a.m., last car at 4:41 p.m.-225 Lupe St., Waimānalo, (808) 306-4381,, @waimanalocountryfarms

Aloun Farms: Every day until October 31, professional sessions take place between 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., time slots for selfies are available between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei,, @alounfarmshawaii

SEE ALSO: In Waimānalo, sunflowers are grilled and sprinkled with cheese

Hawaii Book and Music Festival

Until November 4

The festival’s partnership with the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa began last year and, with pandemic precautions in place, is repeated this year, with the theme “Hawai’i 2.0 — Model for the planet? Fans of books and music have gathered at the Civic Center in Honolulu for 14 years for the annual festival, which this year promises a vibrant program of Hawaiian culture and expert panels on sustainability, wellness, l innovation and other vital issues for Hawai’i. The free event continues with daily programs until Thursday, November 4. Check out the sessions with pioneer “Donut Economist” Kate Raworth (Thursday, October 7); American poet laureate Joy Harjo (Saturday 23 October); Sara Ackerman from Hawaii; and a strong harvest of over 30 local authors. — RD

Groove by the pool with Anuhea and her friends

Thursday October 9, 6 p.m.

Buy your tickets now for Anuhea’s next dinner concert under the stars at Waikīkī Beachcomber by Outrigger. The Black and White Night is a fundraiser for the singer’s Aloha Always Foundation, which awards scholarships to Hawaiian students pursuing graduate studies. With Anuhea and her group, the evening will also include a performance by Keahi Delovio. Dinner by Blue Water Shrimp and Seafood will be available for purchase. Dress in black and white and enter to win prizes. — BT

Tickets sold in sets, for tables, cabanas or socially distanced lounges, available on

SEE ALSO: This Local Radio Show Streams Vintage Hawaiian Music Across The Globe

Photo: Courtesy of Ward Village

Friends of the Library of Hawai’i moving sale

Until October 17

Ward Village’s pop-up bookstore is moving, right across the street, but that means markdowns this weekend. Everything in the old Pier 1 Home Goods space is now 25% off, including books, CDs, records, comics, DVDs, artwork and more. Friends of the Hawai’i Library get an additional 10% discount on Sundays. The bookstore will close in its current location on October 17 and reopen two days later in the former Sedona space of the Ward Center where it will operate until June 2022. — CY

Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. 1142 Auahi Street,

Kelly Hu AE Networks Lifetime Photo List

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Catch Kelly Hu in List of a life

Sunday October 10, 8 p.m.

Grab the popcorn and make yourself comfortable to watch Kelly Hu show off her acting skills alongside Shannen Doherty and Grey’s Anatomyby Sylvia Kwan in her new feature film List of a life. The Kamehameha school graduate plays Brenda Lee, a woman whose diagnosis of breast cancer prompted her to track down the daughter she gave up for adoption decades ago. Together, they create a to-do list for Brenda and set out to complete it, uncovering the ultimate reason for Brenda to fight for her life along the way. — BT

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