October 1

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Tuesday October 1
The Buddy Walk
Kakaako Waterfront Park, pre-registration deadline is Oct. 1, event takes place Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. walk, 11 a.m. entertainment, $12, children 2 and under are free. Down syndrome Ohana of Hawaii holds a Buddy Walk. The walk also features live/local entertainment, continental breakfast, raffles and prizes, and more. The goal of DSOH is to provide a safe and nurturing environment and to foster socialization among peers and with adults. (dsohawaii.com)

2013 Hawaii International Youth Arts Festival
Hawaii Theatre, 3-5 p.m., free.The afternoon features Chinese schools and organizations, the Pacific Buddhist Academy Taiko Drummers, as well as Maryknoll students performing hula and Tahition and more. Arianne Yago, a junior at Maryknoll, sings. (loryn.guiffre@maryknollschool.org)

Connect!Kids Tuesday
Pearlridge Center, Oct. 1 (Uptown Center Court) and Oct. 15 (Downtown Center Court), 10:30 a.m., free. Offering a wide variety of different activities for keiki. Oct. 1 features Stevo the Clown and Oct. 15 is a Gymboree Play and Music time. (488-0981, pearlridgeonline.com)

The Monkey King
Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, through Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. and Sun., $8-$10. Explore the history and culture of China as you discover the superpowers and humorous mischief of Monkey, a hero in the classic Chinese story, “The Journey to the West (Xiyouji).” (524-KIDS, discoverycenterhawaii.org)

Auditions for Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble
Contact for location, auditions through Oct. 1, appointment and cost. The Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble seeks experienced singers to sing with them. Clear voices with good intonation and music-reading skills required. High sopranos, altos, tenors and basses needed. (hawaiivocalarts.com, maestrotim1@gmail.com

Bacardi Oakheart Iron Server Invitational Challenge
The Republik, Oct. 1 and 8, 6 p.m. lounge doors open, free before 8:30 p.m., $5 after. The Bacardi Oakheart Iron Server Challenge format covers all the basic knowledge and skills that every great server needs. All competitors must be nominated by their peers. (hello@jointherepublik.com)

Dole Plantation Haunted House
Dole Plantation, open daily Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $7-$13. Dole Plantation features three attractions: a haunted house featuring 13 unlucky plantation curses, a fright-filled train ride through fields of pineapple and a frightening maze that may have no escape. Fright nights at the haunted house, maze and train take place: Oct. 4-5, Oct. 11-12, Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-26 from 7 to 11 p.m. (dole-plantation.com)

In The Beginning
Gallery of Hawaii Artists (GoHA), through Dec. 20, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., free. GoHA announces “In The Beginning,” an exhibition of a major photography project by artist Willy Branlund. (galleryofhawaiiartists.com)

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Community Gallery, runs through Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-4 .m. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., free. MEDIUM 3 is a showcase of three Japanese American contemporary artists representing three generations: Seikichi “Chick” Takara, Yukio Ozaki and David Kiyabu. (945-7633, info@jcch.com)

Talents and Passions
Honolulu Hale third floor gallery, Oct. 1-29, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free. The exhibit features art by and for people with disabilities or limited mobility of all ages and skill levels. The show lends featured artists “accessible aloha” – access to share the breath of life – with you. Talents and Passions hopes to launch or expand the art careers of people renewing their lives through art. (cocpwdhawaii.com)

Talents and Passions
Honolulu Hale, Oct. 1-29, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., contact for cost. The Chamber of Commerce for Persons with Disabilities – Hawaii along with the City & County of Honolulu proudly presents an opportunity for artists to display their talents and passions. (cocpwdhawaii@gmail.com)

The Best in Watercolor
The ARTS at Marks Garage, Oct. 1-24, Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m., free. Hawaii Watercolor Society’s “The Best in Watercolor” open exhibit showcases over 60 exciting works from artists throughout the United States and Hawaii. An awards reception and meet the artists takes place 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10. (hawaiiwatercolorsociety.org, 585-3055)