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Things to Do in June in Hawaii

June in Honolulu is for music lovers, including a piano festival, reggae concerts, a Hawaii Symphony Pops performance, taiko drumming and a 1980 roller-disco musical.


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Xanadu

June 1-17

It’s 1980, and struggling artist Sonny wants to achieve his dream of starting the first roller disco in Venice Beach, Calif. Help comes in the form of Kira, a Greek muse. There’ll be lots of skating and singing in this Diamond Head Theatre musical adapted from the 1980 movie. diamondheadtheatre.com.


photo: thinkstock

22nd Annual Honolulu Pride Parade 

June 2

Head to Kapiolani Park for the annual Pride Parade celebration, featuring food and entertainment, LGBT organizations, keiki activities and more. honoluluprideparade.org.

Pan-Pacific Hoolaulea

June 8

The Pan-Pacific Festival Hoolaulea down Kalakaua Avenue, includes hula halau, Japanese dance, taiko drumming and cultural exhibitions. pan-pacific-festival.com


photo: pan-pacific festival


photo: courtesy paradigm music

Republik Music Festival

June 9

Watch Steel Pulse, Slightly Stoopid, G. Love and more at this reggae festival at the Kakaako Waterfront Park. bampproject.com

Hawaii Symphony Pops Concert 

June 10

This month’s Symphony Pops performance at the Waikiki Shell features soft-rock artist Kenny Loggins. Tickets start at $20. hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org.

Tattoo Honolulu 

June 14 to Jan. 13

Tattooing is an art form. Visit the Honolulu Museum of Art to view the work of 10 tattoo masters through photographs of bodies featuring their pieces. honolulumuseum.org.


photo: courtesy shuzo uemoto

Big Boys and Hawaii MMA Expo

June 15-17

Mixed martial arts fights. Motorcycles. Electronics. This expo at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall is everything a macho guy—or girl—could want.
mmahawaiiexpo.com.


photo: thinkstock

Seventh Annual Aloha International Piano Festival 

June 16-23

Pianists and piano-music lovers, this festival is for you. This year’s lineup includes master classes, a competition and recitals at the Hawaii Convention Center. alohapianofestival.com.

 

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