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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, June 8, 2001

What's up!

CONCERTS: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

AT&T Wildest Show in Town, the annual series of Wednesday concerts in the Honolulu Zoo, continues June 13 with the tropical pop, soft rock and light jazz of Coconut Joe. New features include 'ukulele giveaways, special guided tours for up to 30 people each night, a kids coloring contest and a trivia contest. Gates open at 4:35 p.m. for picnicking; show starts at 6 p.m. Free, although donations will be accepted. 926-3191.

PAGEANT: June 15

Ten young women, left, pictured with reigning queen Billie Takaki, will vie for the title of Miss Hawaii during the scholarship pageant at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. 7:30 p.m. June 15; to be televised live on KFVE-Channel 5. $35. 988-8088.


The Kaimuki-Kapahulu-Waikiki trolley, known as Our Neighborhood Trolley, offers unlimited free rides 6 a.m.-10 p.m. June 16. The usual fare is $1; there are 11 stops, including Market City Shopping Center. 566-7466 or www.co.honolulu.hi.us/dts/trolley.htm

COMEDY: June 17

Island comic Frank DeLima offers a Father's Day show at Dot's in Wahiawa, 130 Mango St. Brunch begins at 11 a.m.; DeLima performs at 12:30 p.m. June 17. $19 general, $12 for kids 4-10; $16, $10 advance; free for kids under 4. 622-4115.


A Korea Cultural Festival will be hosted by the Honolulu Academy of Arts to celebrate the opening of a newly renovated gallery space dedicated to Korean art. Activities include dancing, story-singing, music and a calligraphy demonstration. 1-5 p.m. June 17. Free. 532-8700.

CONCERTS: June 20-23

The Hawai'i Guitar Festival 2001 brings Greek-born Antigoni Goni, considered one the best female guitarists of her generation; jazz guitar great Gene Bertoncini; 'ukulele master Lyle Ritz; and festival artistic director Byron Yasui, University of Hawai'i-Manoa music professor and accomplished composer and bassist, for concerts on O'ahu and Kaua'i. On Kaua'i: 7 p.m. June 20, Kaua'i Community College Theatre, featuring Goni, Bertoncini and Ritz, $12 general, $10 students, seniors, KCC faculty and staff. At UH-Manoa's Orvis Auditorium: 8 p.m. June 21, Ritz and Yasui; 8 p.m. June 22, Bertoncini and Yasui, 8 p.m. June 23, Goni — each concert is $15 general, $13 students, seniors, UH-Manoa faculty and staff, available at the UH Campus Center Ticket Office or charge by phone at 956-6878, www.outreach.hawaii.edu

HULA: June 22-23

The 28th annual King Kamehameha Hula Competition, featuring hula halau from across the state and beyond, takes place at the Blaisdell Arena. 6 p.m. June 22, 1 p.m. June 23. $10.25, $9.25 and $8.25 reserved seating; $7.25 general admission upper level; tickets on sale June 18 at 10 a.m. at the NBC box office (cash and checks only). 591-2211, 586-0333, 526-4400 (Ticket Plus).


The annual Taste of Honolulu, right, celebrating its 10th year, offers food, wine and entertainment on the grounds of the civic center next to Honolulu Hale. Among the restaurants scheduled to participate in the benefit for Easter Seals Hawai'i are 3660 on the Rise, Blue Tropix, Brew Moon, Chai's Island Bistro, Ciao Mein, The Colony, Canoe's at the 'Ilikai, Dixie Grill, Eastern Garden, Gordon Biersch, Iva's Place, Kaka'ako Kitchen, Kevin's Two Boots, Marian's Island Wide Catering, Musashi, Planet Hollywood, Portlock, Prince Court, Sam Choy's Diamond Head, Tony Roma's, Uncle Lani's Poi Pub and Eatery and The Willows. 5-10 p.m. June 22, noon-10 p.m. June 23, noon-7 p.m. June 24. $3 admission, free for seniors and kids under 12; pre-event packages — $21 for $25 worth of scrip, or $44 for $50 worth of scrip and two admission tickets — must be ordered by June 8. 536-1015 or www.EasterSealsHawaii.org. The Honolulu Advertiser is a sponsor of the event.

CONCERT: June 28

The Brothers Cazimero kick off the annual series of concerts at the Waikiki Aquarium, titled Ke Kani O Ke Kai 2001. 7 p.m. June 28 (doors open at 6 p.m.). Other performers will be Jerry Santos and Olomana July 12; Keola Beamer July 26; and Col÷n Aug. 2. $18 general, free for kids 12 and under; $13 for aquarium members. 923-9741.

CONCERTS: June 29-30

Trout Fishing in America — guitarist/vocalist Ezra Idlet and bassist/vocalist Keith Grimwood — brings its folk pop sounds in a concerts at the University of Hawai'i's Orvis Auditorium. 7 p.m. June 29-30. $20 family special (free for one child 12 and younger when accompanied by two paying adults), $10 general, $4 children 12 and younger. 956-6878.

CONCERT: June 30

Jolina Magdangal, one of the Philippines' top entertainers, will perform a concert with special guest FortÚ at the Blaisdell Arena. 7 p.m. June 30. $15-$45, at the box office, Ticket Plus outlets (526-4400), 591-2211 or tickets.com


The Fourth of July is cause for celebration at several sites around the island:

  • Aloha Tower Marketplace plans a fireworks display from 8:45 p.m. July 3. Free. 566-2337.
  • The annual event at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, will include crafts, new products, entertainment, food, keiki activities and a fireworks display. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 4. Fireworks go off about 8:15 p.m. Free. 438-4480.
  • Ala Moana Center's fireworks go off at about 8:30 p.m. July 4 off Magic Island. Free. 955-9517.
  • In Kailua, the annual fireworks display begins at 8 p.m. July 4 off Kailua Beach. There's also a parade, 10 a.m.-noon along Kainalu Drive. Free. 261-2727.


Delirious? — yes, with a question mark — the Christian rockers from Britain, left, offer a concert at the Waikiki Shell with guest singer Brian Houston. 6 p.m. July 8 (doors open at 5 p.m.). $35 pool reserved, $25 terrace reserved, $25 lawn for one adult and one child; at Blaisdell box office and Ticket Plus outlets. 671-2711.


  • Jerry Santos and Olomana, July 12, Waikiki Aquarium
  • BayFest, featuring Sister Hazel, Marine Corps Base Hawai'i, Kane'ohe Bay, July 13-15
  • Hawai'i International Jazz Festival, July 19-22, Blaisdell Concert Hall
  • Prince Lot Hula Festival, July 21, Moanalua Gardens
  • Keola Beamer, July 26, Waikiki Aquarium
  • Shanghai Children's Palace Art Troupe, July 28-29, Blaisdell Concert Hall
  • Patti Smith, Aug. 1, World Cafe
  • Colon, Aug. 2, Waikiki Aquarium
  • Hawai'i State Farm Fair, Aug. 3-5, 10-12 16-19, Aloha Stadium parking lot
  • Aloha Festivals celebration on O'ahu, Sept. 14-23
  • Destiny's Child, Sept. 21, 23, Blaisdell Arena
  • 'Ohina Short Film Showcase, Sept. 28-30, Honolulu Academy of Arts theater
  • Marcel Marceau, Blaisdell Concert Hall, Nov. 1-2
  • Hawaii International Film Festival, Nov. 2-11