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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.

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Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

June 9–12

This year marks three decades for Hawaii’s most prestigious celebration of fine wine and culinary excellence. kapalua.com.






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Universal Show Queen Pageant

June 11

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.


Photo: Courtesy Aloha Piano Festival





Aloha International Piano Festival

June 11–18

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.





Photo: Courtesy BLT Steak




BLT Steak Cooking Series

June 18

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.




Photo: Carl Hefner




Destiny, by IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre

June 18–19

This multimedia production combines dance, video and the spoken word with enchanting musical scores. Tickets from $25 to $65. hawaiitheatre.com.





Photo: Akatsuki no Utage



Akatsuki no Utage

June 19

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 tickets@rmdhawaii.org.





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