Things to Do in June

It’s summer! Catch an outdoor concert, bond with your pets and eat doughnuts.

June is National Adopt a Cat month. Take home a new furry friend from the Hawaiian Humane Society for $65 (unless you’re 60 or older, in which case it’s free).


24th Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

Photo: courtesy Private Collection

June 4–9

Films, documentaries and animation will be shown at this film festival at the Doris Duke Theatre. It’s one of the longest running LGBT film festivals in the U.S.

Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor

June 6–August 18

This exhibit features 63 pieces of intricately designed Japanese armor by 30 master craftsmen spanning the 13th to 20th centuries. Gaze upon full suits of armor, helmets, facemasks, swords, daggers, rifles and more.

National Doughnut Day

June 7

No one really needs an excuse to go to Regal Bakery, but in case you’re looking for a bonafide one, today is the day. The only dilemma is which flavors to order.

Aloha International Piano Festival

June 15–22

This festival celebrates all things piano, including workshops featuring internationally recognized pianists, youth competitions and, of course, several concerts.

Photo: courtesy paul kolnik

Blue Man Group

June 18–23

They’re blue, they’re funny; they even play music. Witness the phenomenon that is the Blue Man Group performance at the Neal S. Blaisdell concert hall. Tickets, $40 to $85.

photo: courtesy waikiki aquarium

Ke Kani o ke Kai

June 13, 27

For live music, featuring John Cruz on June 13 and Halau I Ka Wekiu, KuMZ and Manu Boyd and Friends on the 27th, and food from Kani Ka Pila Grille and Hog Island BBQ, head down to the Waikiki Aquarium lawn for its Thursday-evening summer concert series. Tickets are $45 for adults and $15 for children.

Heaven Forbid!

June 20–30

Don’t miss this comedy at Hawaii Theatre featuring Joe Moore and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress, Patty Duke. The two play rebellious seniors in a New Jersey retirement home who just don’t want to grow old.

Photo: courtesy ESPN 1420


Third Annual ESPN 1420 Sports Festival

June 29

If you love sports, head to the Neal S. Blaisdell exhibition hall for this free, family-friendly festival featuring demos by local athletic organization and health and fitness booths.






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