Honolulu Calendar: The Best Events and Things to Do on O‘ahu in June 2022

Cheer on adaptive surfers, mālama historic sites in Kailua, catch live music at the Waikīkī Shell and laugh it up with Atsuko Okatsuka.


Editor’s Note: We recommend checking social media channels and websites for any last-minute changes with events in Honolulu. The Atsuko Okatsuka event was updated on June 29, 2022.


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Photo: Tommy Pierucki



2022 Hawai‘i Adaptive Surfing Championships

June 8–11 | times vary

Waikīkī is the first stop on the inaugural Adaptive Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour. Competition classes include wave skiing, for surfers who ride their boards in a sitting position; blind/no vision, for those who are legally blind or otherwise visually impaired; and below the knee standing, for wave riders with below-the-knee amputations or lower limb deficiencies. Cheer on your favorite athletes from the beach near the Duke statue.


Free to watch. Queen’s Surf Break, accessurf.org/2022hasc





Atsuko Presents The Intruder

July 1 | 7 p.m.

Laugh it up with Atsuko Okatsuka. The comedian, writer and actor extraordinaire—you might have caught her entertaining the audience on The Late Late Show with James Corden—brings her zany quips, dance moves and hopefully her hilarious grandmother to Honolulu for one night only.


$15–$25. HB Social Club, atsukolive.com




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June 26 | 6:30 p.m.

Indie pop act AJR—the letters are the first initials of its members, brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met—brings its OK Orchestra tour to Honolulu. AJR’s song “The Good Part” went viral on TikTok during the pandemic (with lyrics “can we skip to the good part,” it’s easy to see why). Expect to hear such hits from the multi-instrumentalists as “Sober Up,” “Bang!” and their latest single, “Record Player,” recorded with fellow indie pop band Daisy the Great.


$40.50–$256. Waikīkī Shell, ticketmaster.com



The 2022 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Saturday, June 11. hawaiiansteelguitarfestival.com




Photo: Courtesy of Windward YMCA



Ulupō Heiau and Kawainui Fishpond Community Workday

June 11 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Give some TLC to historic sites Ulupō Heiau and Kawainui Marsh. All ages are welcome, and preregistration is recommended. You’ll get a little muddy in the lo‘i patch, so dress accordingly.


Free. Windward YMCA, ymcahonolulu.org




Architectural Walking Tours

June 11 and 25 | 9–11:30 a.m.

Gain a new perspective on historic buildings around downtown Honolulu with help from an architect or architectural historian. Sites of note include St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Washington Place, Kawaiaha‘o Church, Ali‘iolani Hale and more. Registration is required.


$20. AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture, aiahonolulu.org





The Sunshine Boys

June 16–26 | 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Longtime pals and frequent co-stars Joe Moore and Pat Sajak return to the stage for this Neil Simon tale of The Sunshine Boys, a once successful vaudevillian duo no longer on speaking terms who reunite for a TV special. Something else to look forward to: Moore’s son Bryce will make his professional stage debut as part of the supporting cast.


$20–$75. Hawai‘i Theatre Center, hawaiitheatre.com




Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra



Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

June 17–18, 7:30–9:30 p.m. | June 19, 4–6 p.m.

Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra brings this classic to life, performing the John Williams score live, with the music set to scenes on the big screen of the Rebel Alliance taking on the Galactic Empire and Luke Skywalker mastering the Force. Unforgettable, this show will be.


$42–$82. Blaisdell Concert Hall, myhso.org



This story originally appeared as “June Picks” in the June 2022 issue of HONOLULU Magazine. Get your copy at shop.honolulumagazine.com and subscribe to the print and digital editions now.


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