7 Reasons to Get out

June 2008
Wine & Dine
June 26-29

Give your taste buds something to talk about at the 27th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. Gather with world renowned chefs and sommeliers for fabulous foodie events, including wine tastings, cooking classes and a grand gala dinner centered around seafood.

June 7

Celebrate Kamehameha Day at this morning’s floral parade. Check out the enormous lei, some up to 13 feet long, draped over the King Street statue of Kamehameha or catch all the colorful floats, pau riders and marching bands at any point along the parade route from downtown Honolulu to Kapiolani Park.

June 14-July 20

Can grownups still play with Legos? New York-based Nathan Sawaya thinks so. He doesn’t just play with the building blocks, he makes “brick art” with them. See eight of his original sculptures and watch as he creates a ninth live at Uptown Pearlridge Center. Inspired families can also build their own works of brick art in the weekend play area. www.brickart.com.

Rhythm Nation
June 7 and 8

Dance fans will enjoy “Puja: An Offering in Dance” at Windward Community College’s Paliku Theater. The showcase features a variety of international dances, such as Egyptian belly dance and Argentine tango. For tickets, call 292-0820 or visit www.willowchang.com.
Home Run
June 13-15

Stay on top of the latest home design and décor offerings at the 31st annual Home and Garden show at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. The coolest new landscaping products and services will be on display at the show, which highlights outdoor living and entertaining. For more information, call 945-3594.

June 17

Support our state’s greatest musicians at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. The event, which celebrates 30 years of distinction as the largest annual entertainment event of its kind, honors the best in local music. For ticket information, visit www.nahokuhanohano.org

Shop On
June 21

Need another reason to shop? Macy’s hosts its Community Shopping fundraiser today. The all-day shopping event will benefit Bishop Museum’s community programs. Purchase a $10 ticket from an in-store volunteer at any Oahu Macy’s while enjoying special discounts and samples throughout the store. June 21