Things to Do in June in Hawaii
From kids’ piano competitions and theater performances to wine festivals and steak-cooking classes, June offers hands-on activities for everyone.
Summer Drama Adventure
June 6–July 1
Keep the kids occupied (and happy) this summer with Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s four-week morning program. Kids ages 7 to 12 work with professional theater staff to create original stories and unique characters to bring to life on the Tenney Theatre stage. htyweb.org.
Kapalua Wine and Food Festival
This year marks three decades for Hawaii’s most prestigious celebration of fine wine and culinary excellence. kapalua.com.
Universal Show Queen Pageant
This cross-gender beauty and talent competition, to be held at the Hawaii Convention Center, promises to be a lively one. Come support the contestants as they don elaborate costumes and perform complicated numbers for their shots at the crown. hawaiiconvention.com.
Aloha International Piano Festival
World-renowned concert pianists take over the Hawaii Convention Center this week. In addition to a free festival concert, fans can also take in workshops. alohapianofestival.com.
BLT Steak Cooking Series
Learn how to grill a steak at this monthly private cooking class held at Trump International Hotel and led by BLT Steak chef Johan Svensson. $65. 683-7440.
Destiny, by IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre
This multimedia production combines dance, video and the spoken word with enchanting musical scores. Tickets from $25 to $65. hawaiitheatre.com.
Akatsuki no Utage
On Father’s Day, take Dad to a taiko drum recital, put on by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. It fuses Eisa and Karate styles with traditional folk and modern rock music influences. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.