Things to do on the islands

Events are subject to change. Check with respective events venues regarding COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. If you have any events/activities you’d like to share, email them to [email protected] Events are curated.


Virtual: ‘Iconic Shipwrecks’ with Battleship Missouri Memorial

The Battleship Missouri Memorial presents this virtual session with Dr. James Delgado, who has explored iconic shipwrecks and the human stories behind them, noon-1 p.m. June 9. Over a five-decade career, Dr. Delgado has dived, explored and documented many of these lost ships. All proceeds go back into the preservation and restoration of the Mighty Mo. Register.


Kevin Shea

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

“Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Comedy Central’s “Premim Blend” and “Asia Street Comedy” are just a few of the shows comedian Kevin Shea has starred in. He performs, 7 p.m. June 9Tickets.


50th State Fair

Aloha Stadium

99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., Honolulu | 808-483-2500

There’s lots on the lineup with E.K. Fernandez thrill rides, Italy’s Anastasini family and their Amazing Anastasini Circus, Zooperstars!, keiki hula, petting zoo and more, June 9-12, 17-19, 24-26, and July 1-4. Ticket and event information.


Food Truck Friday

Koko Head Elementary School

189 Lunalilo Home Rd., Honolulu | 808-689-9091

Grab dinner for the family, a quick bite or dessert or spend time browsing the retail booths, 5-9 p.m. June 10. Enjoy giveaways throughout the evening. Proceeds benefit Koko Head Elementary School.


After Hours

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

End the week with some pau hana fun, 5:30-9 p.m. June 10. Explore Hawaiian Hall, hear about recent scientific discoveries, engage with cultural practitioners, or simply enjoy food and beverages under the stars on the Great Lawn. Register.


The Vibe: Jazz Night

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu | 808-586-0900

All ages are invited to an evening of live jazz music in the outdoor Sculpture Garden, 6-9 p.m. June 10. Performances by the Dae Han Ensemble and featured artists Melissa Diallo and Gilbert Batangan.


Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Best known as the singer and keyboardist for The Rascals, legendary singer/songwriter Felix Cavaliere’s career spans five decades. The band’s long line of hit songs have truly “defined a generation.” Cavaliere’s Rascals perform two shows nightly, June 10-12Tickets.



The Republik

1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-941-746

The Cannons’ Summer 2022 Tour brings the group to the Republik stage, 8 p.m. June 10Tickets.


King Kamehameha Day Festivities

Various locations

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Kamehameha Day holiday, the perfect year to bring back longstanding traditions. The King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping takes place at Aliiolani Hale, 1-4 p.m. June 10, as organizations present hookupu and halau perform hula. On June 11, the spirit of aloha is shared with residents and visitors as the colorful 105th King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade makes its way from Iolani Palace to Queen Kapiolani Park, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by the King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Queen Kapiolani Park.


Volunteer: World Ocean Month Beach Cleanup

Sherwood Beach Park

41-741 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo

Waikiki Aquarium hosts this cleanup event, 9 a.m.-noon June 11Information and registration.


2022 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe | 808-235-1143

The Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences in association with Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music brings back the first live festival, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 11. Featuring steel guitar masters from Oahu singing and playing Hawaii’s favorite Hawaiian music throughout the day and hands-on steel guitar demonstrations.


Volunteer: Ohana Volunteer Day

Waimea Valley

59-863 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712 | 808-638-5855

You’re in for a fun, educational family activity at Waimea Valley’s Ohana Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 11 and 19. All ages are welcome to this event that’s especially geared towards younger keiki. The event begins with an oli (Hawaiian chant) to set the day’s intent. Gloves and tools will be provided. Space is limited so RSVP by emailing [email protected] or call the number above.


Summer Gift Fair

Ka Makana Alii

91-5431 Kapolei Parkwy., Kapolei | 808-689-9091

Celebrate summer with shopping, good eats and the sounds of contemporary Hawaiian music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 11. Plus enjoy giveaways all afternoon long.


’Kapaemahu’ Book Launch

Na Mea Hawaii

Ward Centre, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu | 808-596-

Bring your keiki to celebrate the official Hawaii launch of the new bilingual keiki book, “Kapaemahu,” by Kumu Hina, Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson. There will be two readings at Na Mea Hawaii at Ward Centre, 10 and 11 a.m. June 11. Readings will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing. Register.

On the same day at 2-3:30 p.m., there will be a reading, discussion and Q&A geared toward adults centered around the erasure and misrepresentation issues that the book addresses. This event will take place at Native Books at Arts & Letters Nuuanu. Register.


Hear Hawaii Workshop

Iolani Palace

364 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-522-0822

In this free workshop conducted by Hear Hawaii, participants will learn about “Na Lani Eha,” also known as the “Royal Four,” along with the different styles of music, instruments and songs played and written by the alii, noon-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. June 11. “Na Lani Eha” was the name given to music create and sung by siblings King Kalakaua, Queen Liliuokalani, Princess Likelike and Prince Leleiohoku. Register.


Rooftop Stargazing

Royal Hawaiian Center

2201 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-922-2299

This free event welcomes all for an up-close and personal look at the moon in the skies above, 7:15-9:15 p.m. June 11. First come, first serve on the fourth floor of Building A.


Moon Walk

Waimea Valley

59-863 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-5858

A community favorite event, the moon walk, returns to Waimea Valley at 8 and 8:30 p.m. June 11. The two evening walks each begin with an oli to set the evening’s intent and a cultural overview at Hale Hoike. Cultural tours will also be available. $10/ages 4 and up; no reservations required. Upcoming dates: July 8, Aug. 5.



The Republik

1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-941-746

Electric Palms presents 4B performing, 10 p.m. June 11Tickets.


‘World of Sharks’ Weekend

Sea Life Park

41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo | 808-259-2500

Sea Life Park celebrates a weekend of “World Oceans, World of Sharks!” that puts the focus on an animal whose existence is essential to the natural order of marine ecosystems, June 11-12. Enjoy educational presentations, characters from Storybook entertainment, keiki hula performances and mermaid sighting, as well as the park’s regular daily presentations and experiences. On June 11, the general public is invited to Kaupo Beach Park (across the street) for a traditional Hawaiian blessing followed by a honu release at 11 a.m.


HSO: Sarah Hicks conducts Gershwin

Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252

Hawaii’s Sarah Hicks conducts the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra for a weekend of Gershwin featuring jazz pianist Aaron Diehl, 7:30-9:30 p.m. June 11-12. The program will also include orchestral suites and music from “Carmen,” “Nabucco” and “Der Rosenkavalier.” Tickets for June 11 and June 12.


Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale

Ward Village

1142 Auahi St., Honolulu | 808-536-4174

Head to the former Pier 1 Imports Store for the 73rd annual booksale, choosing from more than 100,000 books in every category imaginable, June 11-17. Also find CDs, DVDs, comics and manga, plus lots of hard-to-find items, as well as art pieces.


Beach Days Market

Aloha Home Market

340 Uluniu St., Kailua

Get prepped for summer by shopping for made in Hawaii products and supporting local businesses, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 12. Find locally made swimwear, clothing, jewelry, home goods, handcrafted items, art, plus food and live music.


Pusong Filipinx the Market

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Support local Filipinx-owned small businesses and creatives, 1-5 p.m. June 12. This event embraces creativity and empowers Filipino culture and identity, both of which are shared by various vendors offering retail items, food and art. Event is free; museum admission not included. Register.


Mindy Smokestack: Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Known for her deep and expressive contralto vocals and an eclectic mix of musical genres, vocalist Mindy Smokestack pays tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, 6:30 and 9 p.m. June 13. Tickets.


Virtual: ‘EWC Insights: Asia-Pacific Transitions’

The East-West Center Research Program presents a monthly “EWC Insights” seminar that takes a look at environmental, demographic or political and economic transformation reshaping the Asia-Pacific region. This month, Dr. Ryan J. Longman, presents, “The Pacific Drought Knowledge Exchange: Scaling up in the Pacific,” 2-3 p.m. June 15. Learn about the PDKE, its goals, achievements, current projects and its future. Register.


Symphony on the Lanai

Blaisdell Concert Hall Lanai

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu

Enjoy a free performance by the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra as you shop at the Honolulu Farmer’s Market, 6-7:30 p.m. June 15. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the show.


‘Beyond Monet’

Hawaii Convention Center

1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 800-441-0819

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Monet as the impressionist’s lifetime of works transform the Hawaii Convention Center into a whimsical world of color, light and sound — magical! Exhibit runs June 15-July 31Tickets.


Local Comedy Showcase

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Jose Dynamite hosts a lineup of local Hawaii comics, James Mane, Brandi Morgan, Simmone Park and Michael Madsen, 7 p.m. June 15. Tickets.


Volunteer: Hanai Aina Conservation Work Day

Waimea Valley

59-863 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-5855

Waimea Valley welcomes volunteers to help restore the area to its native habitat by clearing invasive species and planting native Hawaiian plants such as lama, wiliwili, koa, ohia lehua and alahe‘e. Restoring upland forests helps protect the watershed and improves water quality. Upcoming Hanai Aina work days are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16, 18. It’s open to ages 12 and up; note that individuals must commit to the entire time. Space is limited so RSVP by emailing [email protected] or call the number above.


Tavana and the Band

Hawaiian Brian’s Social Club

1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-946-1343

Enjoy live music from Tavana and the Band, 7:30 p.m. June 16. Tickets.


Kaimuki Kau Kau Stop & Shop

Aliiolani Elementary School

1470 7th Ave., Honolulu | 808-689-9091

Take it easy at the end of the week and stop by to grab dinner for the family or a meal for yourself, along with supporting local businesses, 5-9 p.m. June 17. Proceeds benefit Aliiolani Elementary School.


‘The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu’ Film Premiere

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

The legend of the four large stones on Waikiki Beach comes to life through archival materials, new historical findings and vivid animation in “The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu.” The film will premiere on the Great Lawn alongside the opening of the accompanying exhibition of the same name, June 17. The exhibit will be open 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by the film screening and Q&A session, 7-9 p.m. The exhibit runs through Oct. 23. Walk-ins will be admitted on a space-available basis. Register.


Juneteenth Black Trivia Night

Box Jelly

1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu

Gather your team of four and test your knowledge of Black trivia to compete for prizes at this COVID-conscious event hosted by The Popolo Project. The grand prize is roundtrip airfare courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, 7-9 p.m. June 17. Register.


Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Get ready for a power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson by Who’s Bad, the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, featuring Jackson’s incredible catalogue of songs, 6:30 and 9 p.m. June 17. Tickets.

The following night, the tribute band presents, “Who’s Bad 20/20: Michael Jackson – The Evolution of Pop,” at 6:30 and 9 p.m. June 18. Tickets.


‘Black Voices Matter’

Manoa Valley Theatre

2833 E. Manoa Rd., Honolulu | 808-988-6131

Celebrate Black arts and culture over two nights through inspiring and thought-provoking poetry, music and comedy, 7:30 p.m. June 17-18. Tickets.


Hawaii Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’

Blaisdell Concert Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252

Audiences will enjoy Oscar-winning composer John William’s music performed live to the film, “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” June 17-19. Punahou alumni Sarah Hicks will conduct the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra in this unique symphonic event. Tickets.


Thunder from Down Under: 2022 World Tour

The Republik

1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-941-7469

Gather your fave girl — or guy — friends for the return of Australia’s Thunder from Down Under on their “Welcome Back” 2022 World Tour. They’ll be performing, 8 p.m. June 17-19. Tickets for June 17, June 18 and June 19.


‘Qualities of Starlight’

The Brad Powell Theatre

The Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Rd., Suite 101, Honolulu | 808-722-6941

The Actors Group presents the Hawaii premiere of “Qualities of Starlight,” written by Gabriel Jason Dean and directed by Alan Shepard, June 17-July 3. Tickets.


Kaimuki Cleanup Festival

Aliiolani Elementary School

1240 7th Ave., Honolulu

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii invites the public to a day of fun, learning and being a part of the solution, 9 a.m. June 18. Preregister for a cleanup throughout Kaimuki and along Palolo Stream or helping with restoration along the bank of the stream. Check in is at 9 a.m., volunteer activities begin 9:30 a.m. and end at noon. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., volunteers can enjoy educational booths with activities, sustainability workshops, giveaways, local vendors, a raffle, food vendors, games and live music featuring John Cruz and Kamaha‘o Haumea-Thronas. Information and registration.


Kuro’s Workshop Bookbinding

Native Books at Arts & Letters

1164 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu | 808-548-5554

Kuro’s Workshop is a modern bookbinding and stationers workshop that helps individuals create their own books, journals and more. They’re holding a Coptic Style Bookbinding session, 10 a.m.-noon June 18. Coptic books are good for journaling and sketching as they lay flat when open. Materials and instruction provided. Register.


Super Saturday

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu | 808-586-0900

All ages are welcome to this free and fun event featuring hands-on art activities and entertainment for all ages, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18.


Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival: ‘Rainbows Across the Pacific’

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Bishop Museum presents a series of curated short films that share the stories of queer Pacific Islanders that will make you “laugh, cry and reconsider what it means to honor culture and traditions without giving up who you are.” Films will be shown on the Great Lawn, rain or shine, and is presented in partnership with the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, 5:30-9 p.m. June 18. Gallery will be open 5:30-6:30 p.m.; film screening will be followed by a Q&A session, 7-9 p.m. Register.


Made with Aloha Gift Fair

Pearlridge Center, Mauka Wing

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-689-9091

Buy local and support local businesses selling jewelry, apparel, baked goods and other edibles, and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 18-19.


Comic Jam Hawaii

Pearlridge Center, Wai Makai Center Court

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

This social event of a dozen local artists, professionals and hobbyists, create collaborative cartoons, illustrations and sketches while talking story, 1-4 p.m. June 19. Keiki and families are invited to participate or just watch these comic masters in action.


Juneteenth Event honoring Ketanji Brown Jackson

Kakaako Waterfront Park

102 Ohe St., Honolulu

Gather the family and grab your picnic gear to celebrate Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first African American woman justice on the Supreme Court, 3-5 p.m. June 19. Hear speeches commemorating the occasion and groove to African American drumming and poetry.


Beat-Lele: An Ukulele Tribute to the Beatles

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Four Beatle-loving musicians make up the group, Beat-Lele, who are also four-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominees. They highlight their passion for the ukulele in this unique tribute to the “Fab Four,” 6:30 and 9 p.m. June 19. Tickets.


Premiere: ‘Big Wave Guardians’

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Adventure Entertainment Americas presents the premiere of “Big Wave Guardians,” a film documenting surfing’s elite watermen as they take on massive swells performing life-and-death rescues, 6 p.m. June 21. Tickets.


He Mele Lahui Hawaii program

Iolani Palace

364 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-522-0822

The He Mele Lahui Hawaii program resumes with live performances by Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning entertainer Kuuipo Kumukahi in the palace’s Imprisonment Room, 9-11 a.m. June 22 (will continue every second and fourth Wednesday of the month). Performances are included with admission to Iolani Palace.


Kealohi International Piano Competition Finals

Blaisdell Concert Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252

Pianists, ages 18-29, competed in the inaugural Kealohi International Piano Competition from June 15. The event’s three finalists will each have the opportunity to perform a full piano concerto with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, 7:30-9:30 p.m. June 22. Tickets.


Through June 25: 2022 Young Artists of Hawaii

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu | 808-586-0900

Young Artists of Hawaii is an annual student art competition and exhibition that recognizes creative excellence among Hawaii’s public and private school students. This year’s award-winning artworks are based on the theme, “What Makes a Great Leader.”


Through June 26: INPEACE’S Exhibit: The Story of Kapa

South Shore Market

1170 Auahi St., Honolulu | 808-591-8411

This interactive science and cultural exhibit offers all ages the opportunity to observe, explore and investigate kapa-making methods. Activity kits will also be available for purchase to continue learning at home. For a hands-on experience with staff, visit 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.


Through June 30: ‘Kanehunamoku: The Hidden Land of Kane’

Honolulu Hale

530 S. King St., Honolulu

Through photographic images and watercolor paintings, the landscape stretching from Malaea to Kaena is shared by photographer Jan Becket and artist Dawn Yoshimura in an effort to preserve the wahipana of Waianae, Kanehunamoku. Open 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.


Through July 17: ‘Pacific Gathering’ Exhibit

East-West Center Gallery

John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Rd., Honolulu | 808-944-7177

Photographs by CHamoru artist and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Manny Crisostomo, are on exhibit in “Pacific Gathering: Photographs and Treasures from the Festival of Pacific Arts, Guam 2016.” The festival, known as FestPAC, stresses the importance of traditional art forms, encourages new forms of artistic expression, promotes the use of Indigenous languages, and celebrates the cultural heritage of Pacific Islanders. Learn more about the festival and view more than 70 of Crisostomo’s photographs (out of more than 50,000) he captured over the festival’s two-week period. Free. Parking on Sundays is usually free. Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday.


Ongoing events:

Every 2nd & 4th Monday: Malama Muliwaiolena Mondays

Waimanalo Camp Ground parking lot

41-741 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo

Join in this volunteer effort with 808 Cleanups to restore a Native Hawaiian cultural site in Waimanalo, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (click on the date for detailed info). The focus is to remove invasive plants along the coastline, as well as remove trash and marine debris as needed. Check out the other volunteer opportunities too!


Every Tuesday-Wednesday to July 26-27: Regal Summer Movie Express

Regal Cinemas at Windward Mall & Kapolei Commons

Bring the family to catch the first show of the day every Tuesday and Wednesday to July 26, for just $2. Movies include “The Lego Movie,” “Trolls” and “The Croods: A New Age.” Download the Regal app to purchase tickets in advance.

The Regal Theater at Kapolei Commons offers the same special every Tuesday and Wednesday through July 26-27. For a movie schedule, click here. Download the Regal app to purchase tickets in advance.


Every Wednesday & Sunday: Farmer’s Market

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe | 808-235-1143

Tuan Farm, Kham Farm, Pomai Kulolo, Manny’s Bake Shop, Akemi’s Fish, Luau Bombs, Aloha Edibles, Da Mochi Guys and many more local vendors sell their goods at Windward Mall’s farmer’s market operated by Plenty of Aloha. The farmer’s market is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays.


Every Friday: Friday Night Fireworks

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Rd., Honolulu | 808-949-4321

Enjoy this more than 30-year-old tradition as the Friday Night Fireworks returns to light up the sky above Waikiki, 8 p.m.


Every Saturday: Take A Twilight Tour

Honolulu Zoo

At the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki | 808-926-3191

If you’ve ever wondered what the zoo is like after visitors have left and the gates have closed, find out on Honolulu Zoo’s Twilight Tours, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Educators lead a two-hour walking tour and explain animal biology and behavior, how animals prepare to sleep while others are waking up, and how the zoo is helping to conserve endangered species. General admission: $25/adult, $20/13 and under, free for 2 and under. Military and kamaaina admission: $20/adult, $15/13 and under, free for 2 and under.


Ongoing Exhibits

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Through July 4: Learn about the history behind the 2,000-year-old indigenous tattoo tradition that carries significance in connecting generations of Samoans and other Polynesians to their identity and heritage. “Tatau: Marks of Polynesia” focuses on the Suluape family and their disciples who are continuing the Samoan tattoo tradition into the modern age. The exhibit also highlights Samoan tattooing implements along with a collection of Hawaiian implements curated by Bishop Museum rarely displayed to the public.

Through Oct. 30: The greatest waterman of his time, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku brought surfing to a global audience in the 1900s, winning his first gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 100 years later, Carissa Kainani Moore brought the first Olympic surfing gold medal home from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (held in 2021) to Hawaii. These two Native Hawaiian gold medalists are featured in an exhibit, “Two Hawaiian Olympic Champions,” highlighting their accomplishments and awards alongside a replica of Kahanamoku’s surfboard and Moore’s winning surfboard used in the Olympic Games.

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adults $24.95, seniors 65+ $21.95, youths 4-17 $16.95. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Through Oct. 31: Ghost Bus experience

Waikiki Beach Marriott

2552 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-922-6611

The Ghost Bus makes its home base in front of the Waikiki Beach Marriott, Monday-Friday, providing all the terror and scary fun prior to Halloween! $15/person 8 years and older, $13/kamaaina and military. Reservations for both locations.



6th Annual World Whale Film Festival

Ocean Vodka Organic Farm & Distillery

4051 Omaopio Rd., Kula  | 808-877-0009

Enjoy films from around the world that raise awareness of environmental conservation and major threats impacting nature and humankind, 5:30 p.m. June 8-9. General admission includes food and beverages, as well as access to films online. Bring a lawn chair. VIP Package also available. Films will be accessible online to ticket holders through June 30. Tickets.


‘Our Lost Years’

Historic Iao Theater

68 N. Market St., Wailuku | 808-242-6969

Hear the stories about the 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II in Lane Nishikawa’s newest documentary feature film in its Maui premiere, 6-9 p.m. June 9. At the end of the film, join a Q&A session with the filmmaker. Tickets.


Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Best known as the singer and keyboardist for The Rascals, legendary singer/songwriter Felix Cavaliere’s career spans five decades. The band’s long line of hit songs have truly “defined a generation.” Cavaliere’s Rascals perform 7:30 p.m. June 9Tickets.


41st Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Various locations in Kapalua

If winemaker dinners, wine tasting seminars and other wine-related events sound appealing, check out the annual festival dedicated to everything wine and the food that best accompanies it, June 9-12. Tickets and information.


Giacopuzzi Piano Duo

ProArts Playhouse

1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Brother and sister duo, Jacopo Giacopuzzi and Maddalena, perform and evening of “four-handed piano duets” covering Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, Ravel, Titov, Borodin and Leo Smit, 7:30 p.m. June 10Tickets.


Makana: ‘Legacies of Hawaii’

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Singer, composer and a master in the Hawaiian slack key guitar tradition, Makana celebrates the release of his new album, “Pulama: Legacies of Hawaii” that honor the broad traditions of Hawaiian music and draw from legends of the Hawaiian music renaissance. Makana performs 7:30 p.m. June 10Tickets.


Pride Celebration Kick-Off

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Aloha Maui Pride, Maui AIDS Foundation and Mancandy Production kick off Pride Month, 8 p.m. June 10. There will be music, arts, performance, giveaways, vendors, Drag Queen Competition, plus local Maui DJs Playwfire Ono, Pash-Sean and DJ Kurt. Tickets.


23rd Annual Taiko Festival Concert

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Zenshin Daiko is a nonprofit organization formed in 1999, dedicated to teaching taiko to children. They will be joined by Maui’s Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra, 7 p.m. June 11Tickets.


Maui Comedy Series – JR Brow

Historic Iao Theater

68 N. Market St., Wailuku | 808-242-6969

Comedy returns to Iao Theater for the first time in two years featuring comedian and musician, JR Brow, who’s been on the Tonight Show, Late Show; Gotham Live and other programs. He will bring the house down, 7:30 p.m. June 11Tickets.


Mr. 83 with Ruff Neck Posse

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Native Hawaiian singer/songwriter and record producer, Curtis Helm, also known as Mr. 83, performs with special gueset Ruff Neck Posse, 8 p.m. June 11Tickets.


‘Healing the Soil, Healing Ourselves!’ Workshop

Laulima Farm

40755 Hana Hwy., Hana | [email protected]

Learn about and explore the concepts, protocols and hands-on preparations based on Master Cho’s Korean Natural Farming system in this two-day workshop, Natural Farming and Regenerative Gardening, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 11-12. Email to RSVP.


Sierra Club Maui Hike

Makena Shoreline, Makena

Hike leader Rob Weltman ([email protected]) takes participants on a moderate, pleasant walk with great views on “fisherman’s trail” along a road, sandy beaches, rocky shoreline and past tidepools to Keoneuli (Black Sand Beach). Meet near the entrance of Polo Beach public parking lot, 8 a.m. June 12. Bring a hiking stick, lots of water, sun protection and snacks. Group limit: 15. Register with your email.


Printmaking Basics Workshop

Hui Noeau Visual Arts

2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao | 808-572-6560

This monthly workshop is open to all levels to learn a printmaking technique and continually ramp up skills with practice. Taught by instructor Tia Brady, noon-4 p.m. June 12. Register. Be sure to check out other art classes and online art classes for keiki at Hui Noeau.


Fast Freddy’s Blues Showcase

ProArts Playhouse

1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

One of Maui’s favorite groups is back — Fast Freddy and Blue Lava Blues Band — along with special guest, Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning blues guitarist Lightnin’ Larry Dupio, 2 p.m. June 12. Tickets.


Camp OnStage Education & Youth Program

IMUA Discovery Garden

2471 Main St., Wailuku | 808-244-7467

Keiki ages 6 to 12 will have the opportunity to develop their theatrical side through vocalization, character development, music, movement, dance and ensemble-building in this fun program, June 13-July 1. Discounts and scholarships are available. Information and registration.


Summer Nature Camp

Laulima Garden Ohana

Haiku | 209-259-3017

This summer camp hosted by Laulima Garden Ohana for keiki ages 1-12 will have them learning about herb foraging and plant dyeing taught by credentialed Waldorf educators and camp counselors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 14-17. Kids will also have fun with crafts, songs, games, tree climbing, fort-building, gardening, music and lots more. Register.


John Cruz performs

ProArts Playhouse

1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning artist, John Cruz, performs a series of Acoustic Soul 25th Anniversary Concerts, featuring all the songs from his smash album, “Acoustic Soul,” 7:30 p.m. June 15, 22Tickets.


Virtual: ‘Rally for the Reefs’ Webinar

Hawaii’s Division of Aquatic Resources has described Maalaea Bay’s reef degradation as “a case study in total system collapse.” Monitored since 1999, less than eight percent of the bay’s coral cover remains. In this presentation sponsored by Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, learn about the steps being proposed to save Maalaea’s reefs, as well as steps that have been taken, 5:30 p.m. June 16. Register.


The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute – Who’s Bad

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

The tribute group, Who’s Bad, celebrates pop music’s king, Michael Jackson, with a power-packed performance featuring Jackson’s incredible catalogue of songs, 8 p.m. June 16Tickets.


‘The Boys in the Band’ Staged Reading

ProArts Playhouse

1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, the award-winning play by Mart Crowley will be performed as a stage reading, June 16-17. The play revolves around a group of gay men who gather for a birthday party in New York City, and was considered groundbreaking work for its portrayal of gay life. Tickets.


Maoli Performs

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Glenn Awong is lead singer, songwriter and founder of Maoli, credited with over 21 #1 regional island reggae hits. Maoli fuses elements of country, r&b, soul, acoustic, rock & roll, and reggae into its music, winning i-Heart’s Island Music Awards’ Album of The Year and a Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Reggae Album of the Year. Maoli performs, 6:30 p.m. June 17. Tickets.


Ekolu, Kapena & Redmelo

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Enjoy an evening of reggae and smooth isle sounds, 7 p.m. June 17. Tickets.


Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Hoolaulea

671 Front St., Lahaina

The seaside town of Lahaina celebrates its Kamehameha Day festivities with a colorful pa‘u parade at 9:45 a.m. on Front St. on June 18. The hoolaulea will take place at Lahaina Banyan Tree Park with Hawaiian music, hula and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Virtual: Afternoon with the Author

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

A child of parents who were incarcerated at the Santa Anita Assembly Center in Arcadia, California and at the War Relocation Authority camp in Heart Mountain, Wyoming, during World War II, author Susan H. Kamei provides a narrative history of Japanese Americans before, during and after their WWII incarceration via Zoom, 1:30 p.m. June 18. Register.


Kaina Kountry Performs

ProArts Playhouse

1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Enjoy a night of country music with Maui’s favorite, Kaina Kountry, 7:30 p.m. June 18. Tickets.


NUE (Na Ukulele Ekolu)

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Bryan Tolentino on tenor ukulele, Halehaku Seabury on baritone ukulele, and Kama Hopkins on base ukulele, make up the group NUE; all three are Na Hoku Hanohano award winners! It was their collective love for and talent playing the ukulele that brought them together. They perform 7:30 p.m. June 18. Tickets.

The trio will also host a free ukulele workshop at 5-6 p.m. June 18, for beginners to advanced. Bring your own ukulele! Pre-registration is required.


Through June 18: ‘O Kalani’ exhibit

Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

In a partnership with the Honolulu Museum of Art, an exhibit featuring two prominent contemporary Kanaka Maoli artists — Sean Kekamakupa‘aikapono Ka‘onohiokalani Lee Loy Browne and Imaikalani Kalahele — comes to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. “O Kalani” translates to “from the heavens” and references “the Hawaiian view of a relationship with the divine and also acknowledges the names of both artists.” There are 15 sculptural works by Browne and nine newly created paintings by Kalahele in the exhibition. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Maui Street Market

150 Hana Hwy., Kahului

Located next to the former 24-Hour Fitness, Maui’s newest “Food Truck Hub” is presented by the nonprofit Maui Food Technology Center dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs and revitalizing the community of Kahului. It’s open seven days a week with varied hours depending on individual food trucks. Dubbed “eat the street, Maui style,” the market features a gathering of food trucks offering lots of ono food and aloha in one place. Free parking available.


Every Tuesday & Thursday: Summer Aquari-OM Yoga Classes for a Cause

Maui Ocean Center

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-270-7000

Maui Ocean Center brings back its popular yoga sessions for a total of 16 sessions in the months of June and July. Classes are at 5 p.m. and will continue twice a week. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Tickets are $30 for visitors; $25 for kamaaina. $5 from each ticket will be donated to MOC Marine Institute to support coral rehabilitation and sea turtle rescue. Tickets.


Every Wednesday: Weed and Pot Club

Maui Nui Botanical Garden

150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului | 808-249-2798

This volunteer gardening group works with native plants, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Help the botanical garden thrive through weeding and propagation, and come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire. No registration required.


Every Friday: Friday Night is Art Night in LahainaTown

Front St., Lahaina

Meet the artists behind the works at Friday Night is Art Night featuring new artwork and live music at various galleries along Front St. and Dickenson St. Hours vary by gallery, but the event continues to 8 p.m. The Baldwin Home Museum, the oldest house standing on the island, is also open 5-8 p.m. for 20-minute candlelit tours limited to five people. $7/adult; $5/seniors, Hawaii residents, military and veterans; free for kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult.


Every Friday & Saturday: Lahaina Art Show

Lahaina Cannery Mall

1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-661-5304

Stop by the Lahaina Arts Society Art Show on the grass lawn at Lahaina Cannery Mall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See the works of local Maui artists, plus enjoy demonstrations.


Every Friday & 3rd Saturday: Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge

Halewalu Rd., Wailuku

Hawaii Land Trust welcomes volunteers to join their ohana with the saying that “no effort is too small” in its core mission of “protecting and stewarding the lands that sustain Hawaii.” Help with restoration and conservation projects, land stewardship at Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge, June 10, 17, 18 (8 a.m.-noon every Friday, and 8-11 a.m. every third Saturday). Fill out a volunteer waiver form; contact James Crowe, [email protected], with questions.


Every Saturday: Maui Swap Meet

University of Hawaii Maui College parking lot

310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 808-244-3100

Find bargains on T-shirts, jewelry, apparel, fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables and more from up to 200 vendors at the Maui Swap Meet, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Also enjoy lots to nibble on while browsing or pick up a lunch entree. Nuts, candies, drinks and shave ice too!


Every Saturday: Volunteer at Honokowai Valley

Maui Cultural Lands | 808-276-5593

With a mission to stabilize, protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources, Maui Cultural Lands is a grassroots land trust organization encouraging volunteers to join the effort to restore Honokowai Valley. Meet at the Puukolii Sugar Cane Train parking lot at 9 a.m. Contact MCL for information by calling the number above or emailing [email protected]


Every Sunday: Maui Sunday Market

Kahului Shopping Center

65 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 888-948-6382

The Maui Food Technology Center presents this fun weekly event for the family filled with lots of food, live entertainment and weekly prizes, 4-8 p.m., next to 808 Gymnastics Center.


Virtual performances: ‘Live @ the MACC’

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Enjoy a series of live performances from the comfort of home via the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website featuring some of Hawaii’s best performers. Hear the music from artists such as Nathan Aweau, Hookena, Henry Kapono, Makena, Jeff Peterson and many more.


Hawaii Island

King Kamehameha Day Lei Draping

King Kamehameha Statue

Wailoa River State Recreation Area, Downtown Hilo

King Kamehameha’s statue will be draped with lei, 5 p.m. June 10. The next day, June 11, the Royal Order of Kamehameha Ekahi Heiau O Mamalahoa Royal procession takes place from Moku Ola to the statue, 9 a.m.


A Musical Evening with Nick Wong


75-5591 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona | 808-938-7376

Known for his easy blend of songwriting, smooth vocals and guitar, Hawaii-based singer/songwriter, musician and producer Nick Wong performs 7 p.m. June 10. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets.


Lei Hulu (Feather Lei) Demonstration

Volcano Art Center Gallery

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Join Robert Beebe and Momi Szirom as they demonstrate the intricacies of feather lei making, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10-11. Both received teaching certificates from Kumu (teacher) Doreen Henderson. Free; park entrance fees apply.


5th Annual Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival

Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona | 808-331-8265

This three-day event features cultural groups, fashion, fireknife competition, hula performances and a Taste of Pacific & Asia event, June 10-12. Free events include the Wearable Arts Exhibit & Pop-Up Shops two workshops. Full program and ticket info.


Palace Pride Shorts Showcase

Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Enjoy a full program of short films from around the world that showcase a range of perspectives from the LGBTQ+ community, June 10-14. Tickets.


North Kohala Kamehameha Day Celebration

King Kamehameha Statue

54-3897 Akoni Pule Hwy., Kapaau

The birthplace of King Kamehameha I begins June 11 with an 8 a.m. blessing, hula and lei draping at the original statue of Kamehameha. At 9 a.m. a traditional pa‘u parade makes its way from Kohala High and Elementary School to Kamehameha Park. There will be no hoolaulea this year.


King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade & Hoolaulea

Along Alii Dr., Historic Kailua Village, Kailua-Kona

In this 150th year of celebrating King Kamehameha Day, communities throughout the state gather to honor the great warrior, diplomat and leader, King Kamehameha I, also known as Kamehameha the Great, who united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810. Kailua-Kona brings back its parade after a two-year hiatus with pa‘u riders, floats, marching bands, equestrian units and more, 9 a.m. June 11. After the parade from 11:30 a.m., enjoy the King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea at Hulihee Palace with vendors selling crafts, apparel, and lots of food, plus live music and cultural demonstrations.


Artisan Market

Kona Commons

74-5444 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona | 808-203-2240

This monthly fair held every second Saturday of the month features local crafters and makers selling gifts, art, crafts, edibles and more, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 11.


World Ocean Day

Kalakaua Park

150 Kalakaua St., Hilo

The Downtown Hilo Museum Square kicks off it 1st Annual World Ocean Day event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11. The event aims to bring awareness to sustainable management of the worlds’ oceans and highlights ocean conservation education and, most of all, action. Enjoy keiki activities, informational booths, live radio broadcast from KWXX and more. Museum Square is a collective composed of the East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hawaii Science and Technology Museum, Mokupapapa Discovery Center, and the Pacific Tsunami Museum with the goal of uplifting the downtown Hilo community.


Under the Moon Run

At Saddle Rd. and Mauna Kea Access Rd.

This run on June 11 offers all runners a distance option. The 200K takes off at 2 p.m.; 100k and 100K Relay at 5 p.m.; 50K and 50K Relay at 10 p.m.; and 25K at 11:55 p.m. Two different check in points and times. Registration closes June 10. Information and registration.


Home Herbalist Workshop

Volcano Art Center

Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Learn about the germ-fighting abilities of plants and herbs, and discover how to use them, as well as watch how to make salves, syrups, tinctures, citrus cleaners, hand sanitizers and more from scratch, 9-11 a.m. June 11. Heather Penfield will show students how to make effective home remedies. Register.


Jazz in the Forest

Volcano Art Center

Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano Village | 808-967-8222

Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner for the 2021 Jazz Album of the Year, Maggie Herron, fellow performer Paul Lindbergh, presents a jazz concert in the forest, 5:30 p.m. June 11Ticket purchase includes a free copy of the artist’s 2020 album, “Renditions.”


Volunteer: Stewardship at the Summit

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-985-6011

Join Stewardship at the Summit to help remove invasive, non-native plant species, 9 a.m.-noon, June 11, 17, 25. The moderate, one-mile roundtrip hike departs from Kilauea Visitor Center over rough, uneven terrain with up to a 400-foot elevation change. Wear hiking shoes, long pants and a hat; bring rain gear, snacks and water. Gloves and loppers will be provided. Park fee applies. For info, email Paul and Jane Field at [email protected], otherwise, meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Groups should contact Kupono McDaniel at 808-985-6015. No registration required.


King Kamehameha’s Awesome Athletes Inclusive Canoe Race

Hilo Bayfront Beach Park

1273 Kamehemeha Ave., Hilo

This event is a partnership between The Arc of Hilo, OSMD Hawaii (Operation Sammy Muscular Dystrophy) and inclusive canoe club Ohana Waa Laulima in which all share a vision to host a safe and inclusive paddling event for individuals with disabilities in an activity with cultural and historical significance. Cheer on these Awesome Athletes, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 12.


Kokua Kailua

Historic Kailua Village

Along Alii Drive

Shop, dine and buy local as island vendors set up booths along Alii Drive, 1-6 p.m. June 12, making for a pleasant afternoon stroll. Find all sorts of handcrafted items and meet the maker behind the product.


Through June 19: ‘Clue’ On Stage

Aloha Theatre

79-7384 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kainaliu | 808-322-9924

If you’ve played the board game, then you know the cast of characters and their goings on within Boddy Manor. Tickets are on sale for the production of the cult classic “whodunnit” film, “Clue.” Tickets.


Through June 26: Honoring King Kamehameha

Volcano Art Center Gallery

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

June 11, 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the holiday dedicated to King Kamehameha the Great. The special day was decreed by royal proclamation in 1871 by King Kamehameha V, the grandson of Kamehameha I, to not just honor his grandfather’s legacy, but to honor the father of the nation of Hawaii. A reception will be held for participating artists, 2-4 p.m. June 11. In celebration of this occasion, Volcano Art Center located in the national park showcases works of art in a juried exhibition. Gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.


Glass Mosaic Workshop

Volcano Art Center

Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Expert mosaic artist Michael Reeder teaches participants the basics of mosaic art on a 9” x 9” wood template on which participants will create their own design in a three-session workshop, 10 a.m.-noon June 12, 19 and 26. Info and registration.


‘Perceiving Place: Sanctuary in Spaces of Conflict’

Donkey Mill Art Center

78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa | 808-322-3362

In conjunction with the current exhibition, “Puuhonua,” artists Nanci Amaka and Reem Bassous take a deep dive into each other’s work and will share insights into their own experiences, 5:30-7 p.m. June 16. Registration required: in-person or virtual.


Jacaranda Summer Paint-N-Sip

VFW Auxiliary Post 12122

74-5543 Kaiwi St., Kailua-Kona | 808-331-2425

Nonprofit Get Ready Hawaii ensures the youth of Hawaii are ready for life’s challenges, and this month they partner with VFW Auxiliary Post 12122 for a fun paint-n-sip event, 6-9 p.m. June 16. Participants will create a custom painting based on an image. $35 admission includes painting supplies and pupu; beverages purchased from the bar support VFW. Tickets.


Lauhala Demonstration

Volcano Art Center Gallery

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy a free, hands-on lauhala workshop with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17.


Augie T

Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Comedian Augie T celebrates 30 years of comedy on his Laugh with Aloha Tour as he performs two shows, 7 and 9 p.m. June 17. Tickets.


Makana presents a Father’s Day Concert

Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Makana performs songs from his newest album, “Pulama: Legacies of Hawaii,” as well as past favorites in a special Father’s Day concert, 4 p.m. June 19. Tickets.


Wacky Music Class

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

The Youth Arts Series offers a class led by Carol Walker in which students will play, experiment with and even make their own unusual musical instruments, ranging from ocarinas to bamboo shakers to water xylophones, 1-2 p.m. June 28, 30 and July 5, 7, 12, 14. All will learn basic principles behind the science of sound and compose their own tunes. At the conclusion, students will perform their own compositions for family and friends. Deadline to register is 4 p.m. June 17.


Through July 2: ‘Puuhonua’ exhibit

Donkey Mill Art Center

78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa | 808-322-3362

This exhibit reflects on puuhonua — places and people of peace and safety — with contributing artists exploring concepts of refuge, sanctuary and healing, and their interpretations of its meaning through sculptures, paintings, drawings, digital illustrations, fiber arts, and book arts. “Puuhonua encourages viewers to reflect on their own places of refuge — whether they are literal places or people — or an energy, action, idea or state of mind,” said Mina Elison, exhibition curator. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.


Through July 29: ‘After Life: A Wood Sculpture Exhibition’

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

Every part of a tree’s life is critical to ecosystems, wildlife, humans. This exhibit, curated by Andrzej Kramarz, offers a look at the “second life” of trees interpreted by sculptors. Artists include Henry Bianchini, Patrick Daniel Sarsfield, Daniel Sheinfeld Rodriguez, Randy Takaki and Lonny Tomono. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Ongoing events:

Every Monday: Niaulani Rain Forest Tour

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Immerse yourself in a native Hawaiian rainforest on a weekly guided tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Niaulani is one of Kilauea’s last old-growth koa and ohia rainforests. You’ll learn about its significance, continual threats, how native species are different from their colonizing ancestors, uses of Hawaiian flora and more. Tour takes place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Reservations aren’t required but are appreciated for groups of five or more. Donations are appreciated. Custom tours are also available.


Place orders every Monday: East Hawaii Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Komohana Research & Extension Center

875 Komohana St., Hilo, HI 96720 | 808-969-8203

Populate your garden with native plants, succulents, perennials, seed starts and more. Plants are only available for pick up 10-11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Komohana Research & Extension Center in Hilo, and orders must be placed by 10 p.m. the previous Monday. All orders are to be placed via email only to [email protected]; no drop-in sales are permitted. Cash only.


Virtual performances: ‘Live from the Empty Palace’

Hilo’s Palace Theater

If you’re ever in the mood to listen to local performers doing their thing plain and simple, head to Hilo’s Palace Theater website, which gives artists the open space to perform a variety of music — Hawaiian, Hawaiian reggae, psychedelic jazz funk, folk, country and much more. The acoustics are perfect, and the focus is the artist in their element.



Kauai Humane Society’s Book Tales

Kauai Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-632-0610

Book Tales is a win-win for all involved — children improve their reading skills and build confidence while shelter pets get socialized and used to human interaction. The shelter has some books available, but kids are welcome to bring their favorites from home. Children, 7-13 years old, must be accompanied by a parent. Adoptable cats and kittens are ready for your stories anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. June 10, 24 (every second and fourth Friday of the month). Event is free, but donations are appreciated. Register.


Through June 10: ‘Washed Up’ A Marine Debris Art Show

Kauai Society of Artists

Kukui Grove Center, 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-2782

An inspiring look as artists give nets, plastics, glass and more a second life. The Kauai Society of Artists and Surfrider Foundation present their 4th annual Marine Debris Art Show, “Washed Up.” Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Thursday, noon-7 p.m. Friday.


Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Church of the Pacific

4520 Kapaka St., Princeville | 808-635-4314

Fine, handmade items are available at this monthly event, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11. Browse among wood and bone carvings, silver and gold jewelry made with shells, Hawaiian print fabric quilts, bathmats, island photography, painting and more.


150th King Kamehameha Ohana Day Celebration

Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort (formerly Kauai Marriott)

3610 Rice St., Lihue

The event kicks off with the Special Protocol Procession of the 2022 King’s Court and hookupu, then enjoy live entertainment with Da Braddah’s, multi-Na Hoku Hanohano award winners Ei Nei, and Mike Kaawa and friends, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11. Cultural activities for the family too!


Kauai Made

Kukui Grove Shopping Center

2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-7784

Find gift items, crafts, edibles and more by featured Kauai Made members, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 11.


Downtown Lihue Night Market

Kress and Rice Streets, Lihue

More than 50 local vendors are featured at this monthly event in the heart of Lihue, 4-8 p.m. June 11. Find locally made crafts and gifts, baked goods, food trucks, live entertainment and more.


Bikes on Rice

Kalena Park

4210 Malama St., Lihue

Bikes on Rice is a fun, casual and family-friendly activity that takes place every second Saturday of the month. Rides start and end at Kalena Park; meet at 4:30 p.m., finish by 6:15 p.m. Bring water, a flat repair kit and a helmet for kids under 16. Coming up on June 11.


Visit a place of peace and reflection

Lawai International Center

Visit the website for driving directions | 808-639-5952

Lawai International Center opens to the public at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. June 12 and 26. Within its tranquil gardens, individuals can find peace, solitude and view the 88 shrines. Enjoy a brief video, a casual talk story session and walk the path at this community-supported sanctuary. Reserve a spot by calling or texting the number above or email [email protected] Private appointments are also available.

The center also holds a monthly Community Caring Day during which time volunteers are welcome to take part in nurturing the center’s grounds. The next opportunity is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 2. Bring gloves, light hand weeders, clippers, sickles and rakes only if you have them, otherwise tools will be provided. Lunch is also provided for volunteers.


Small Biz Talks

Alakoko Shop

2976 Kress St., Lihue

Join an open discussion with expert Robbie Melton from the Hawaii Small Business Development Center about starting or expanding a business, or if you have any questions related to small business, 3:30-5 p.m. June 15. Register.


Paint Paina

Alakoko Shop

2976 Kress St., Lihue | 808-378-4733

Bring out your inner creative, 5-7 p.m. June 15, with a painting session guided by local artist Bethany Coma, who is also the program artist for Mo‘olelo Murals. Easels, canvases, aprons and paint, as well as light refreshments will be provided for this fundraising event for Kamawaelualani Corp. Tickets.


Obon 2022 Celebration

Kauai Soto Zen Temple

1-3500 Kaumualii Hwy., Hanapepe | 808-335-3521

In-person Obon events return this year, starting with the Kauai Soto Zen Temple Obon celebration on the Garden Isle! They invite the public to honor loved ones, “to remember a time of joy, a time when families gather, and experience this joyous celebration!” Join their time-honored Obon celebration open to folks of all faiths, June 15-19. Events include a temple memorial service, exhibits, activities, bon dance workshops, taiko drum performance, food, games booths and more.


Kauai Art Festival

Eyes Wide Open Production Studios/Theater

3285 Waapa Rd., Lihue | 808-431-4711

This festival brings together and showcases artists and their work in various disciplines: music, dance, art, spoken word, film, photography, pottery, sculpture and more, June 17-26. Also enjoy arts and crafts, food trucks and a farmers market.


Old Koloa Town Market

Historic Old Koloa Town courtyard

5330 Koloa Rd., Koloa

More than 30 Kauai artisans, photographers, small businesses, food trucks, food vendors, musicians and more gather at the Old Koloa Town Market next to the monkeypod tree to share the culture, art, sounds and flavors of the Garden Isle, 4-8 p.m. June 18.


Kauai Autocross

Vidinha Stadium

Hoolako St., Lihue |

It’s the only place on the island where you can test your car’s limits! Lot opens 7 a.m., tech inspections at 8 a.m., driver’s meeting at 9 a.m., June 19. Register.


Through June 29: ‘The Art of Kapa – A Tradition Almost Lost’ exhibit

Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St., Lihue | 808-245-6931

Kauai Museum presents an exhibit of its treasured collection of kapa. Tours are available at 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Ongoing events:

Volunteer Daily: Field Trip Program

Kauai Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-442-1102

Provide a break for a shelter dog and get a four-legged companion with this program that pairs humans and dogs for a day out! Head out 10 a.m.-noon and return before 5 p.m.; there is a late fee for late returns. Check out the dog-friendly adventure options on Kauai, plus find out the details on the KHS website.


Every Monday: Monday Pau Hana Market

Kukui Grove Center parking lot

3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-7784

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market supports Kauai’s farmers, 3-5:30 p.m. Pick up farm fresh produce, fruits and flowers, as well as value-added Kauai Grown farm and food products. Located in front of the former Sports Authority.


Every Wednesday: Free yoga in the Garden

National Tropical Botanical Garden

South Shore Visitor Center, 4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

Bring a mat, mask and water for a socially distanced yoga session with Naomi 10 a.m. at the South Shore Visitor Center located across from Spouting Horn; check in at 9:45 a.m. Take part in gentle yoga while listening to Spouting Horn in the distance.


Every Wednesday: Makai Music & Art Festival

Princeville Makai Golf Club, makai lawn fronting Ka Haku Rd.

4080 Lei O Papa Rd., Princeville

Find handmade jewelry, crafts and art from local vendors and enjoy live entertainment from some of the best musicians on Kauai at this weekly event, 1-5 p.m.


Every Wednesday: Kauai Culinary Market

The Shops at Kukuiula

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa | 808-742-9545

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market, 3:30-6 p.m., features fresh culinary offerings from some of the island’s newest chefs, chef demonstrations, live contemporary Hawaiian music, a beer and wine garden, gourmet farmer’s market and vendors selling Kauai-grown and made packaged edibles.


Every Thursday: Aloha Market

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, food, jewelry, clothing, art, household accessories and more at this weekly market featuring more than 20 local vendors at the National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There’s also a hula show at 12:30 p.m.


Every Thursday: Hale Puna Farmers Market

Hale Puna under the giant monkeypod tree

9567 Huakai Rd., Waimea |

At Hale Puna Farmers Market, you’ll not only find fresh products such as mango, papaya, ulu, lime, noni, eggs, pesto, basil, sugarcane and more, but by purchasing items, you’re supporting the farm school interns from Ke Kula Niihau, the restoration of the historic Gulick Rowell Mission House that will become a community center for the west side communities of Kauai, and so much more. Food stamps/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons accepted. Buy fresh, 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Every Friday: Aloha Friday Art Night

Along Kress St., Lihue

Island artists put their passion on display, 2-6 p.m., along Kress Street. Whether they’re inspired by the beauty of Kauai, by the places they’ve been to or their cultural roots, these artists share their talents with the local community on creative, colorful murals.


Every Sunday: Plant Swap Sundays

Alakoko Shop

2976 Kress St., Lihue | 808-652-7133

Looking for a plant to purchase for your home or to sell because you have potted plant babies you’d like to share with others? Stop by Alakoko Shop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for Plant Swap Sundays. If you’d like to sell plants, contact Krystal at the number above or email [email protected]

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