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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, June 2, 2006

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Advertiser Staff


An evening of exotica is in store as Honu Festival 2006 showcases "The Forbidden World of Don Tiki," a concert of jungle jazz and the Don Tiki Dancers. Lopaka Colon, Willow Chang and Sherry Shaoling also perform. The festival features food and drinks and telescopes, too, for a closer look at the night sky. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 advance, $35 at the gate.

6:30 p.m. June 10 / Turtle Bay Resort, West Lawn / 550-8457


You got to move it, move it at the Kulcha Klash Music Festival featuring Ky-Mani Marley, Mr. Vegas, Baby Cham and Kimball Collins along with more than 15 local bands, 20 DJs, and six Playgirls. Oh, and don't forget Da FlowRider Summer Series Contest. Tickets for this 18-and-older music bash are $18 presale, $20 the week of the event and $25 at the door.

8 p.m.-4 a.m. June 10 / Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park / (877) 71-GROOVE, 674-9283, ext. 102


It's music among the menagerie at the Wildest Show in Town. The annual summer family concert series kicks off in mid-June with Ernie Cruz Jr. Subsequent Wednesday concerts feature Melveen Leed, Rocky Brown, Makana, Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawaii, Manoa DNA, Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson, Holunape, Jimmy Borges and the Surfaris through Aug. 16. Each week there will be a drawing for an 'ukulele. Admission is $2, which benefits the zoo's renovations to the Sumatran tiger Exhibit.

4:35 p.m. June 14 / Honolulu Zoo / 926-3191


Bishop Museum's Moonlight Mele on the Lawn concert series is back this summer for more Island tunes under the night sky. Presented by Bank of Hawaii, the concerts kick off with the harmonies of Na Palapalai and pianist Aaron J. Sala. On July 26, the headliner will be 'ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, with the always-entertaining Makaha Sons closing out the series on Aug. 15. Admission is $15 general, $10 museum members and Bank of Hawaii customers and employees, and $5 ages 4-12.

6 p.m. June 15 / Bishop Museum / 847-8290


The Hawaii International Jazz Festival presents a night of hapa-haole sounds and Hawaiian swing through Mele No Ka Oi. Entertainment includes Brittni Paiva, Gabe Baltazar, Kawika Kahiapo, Mihana Souza, Scotty Ho'oheno, John Kolivas, Brickwood Galuteria and Aaron Aranita. Tickets are $25 general, with discounts for seniors, military and students.

7:30 p.m. June 16 / Paliku Theatre / 235-7433


Hip-hop emcee Talib Kweli returns for a concert, courtesy of Dig Lifestyles and Echelon Entertainment. A widely respected rapper, the Brooklyn native's critically acclaimed albums include "Right About Now," "The Beautiful Struggle" and "Quality." Tickets are $32 advance and $40 at the door for this 18-and-older concert.

9 p.m. June 17 / Pipeline Cafe / 589-1999


Get ready to graze Taste of Honolulu is coming back. In its 15th year (can you believe it?), the annual event will feature bites from restaurants (Brew Moon, Shanghai Bistro, Da Spot and 20 others), wines from around the world, a beer garden, sake tasting, keiki activities and entertainment. Admission is $4 general, $2 those 65 and older, and free for 12 and younger. The festival is a benefit for Easter Seals Hawai'i.

5:30-10 p.m. June 23, noon-10 p.m. June 24 and noon-7 p.m. June 25 / Honolulu civic center grounds / www.taste808.com


It's a weekend of local and international halau dancing in traditional and contemporary styles at the 33rd annual King Kamehameha Hula Competition. Nineteen halau from California, Japan, Hawai'i, Maui and O'ahu will compete in the male groups, female groups and combined groups divisions. Tickets are $8.50, $10, $12 and $20.

6 p.m. June 23 and 1 p.m. June 24 / Blaisdell Arena / www.hulacomp.com


Comics from Comedy Central's Premium Blend stop in Hawai'i as part of The Slackers Comedy Tour. The show is from the producers of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Tickets are $26 general and $60 VIP, for 18 and older.

7:30 p.m. June 30 and 6 and 8:30 p.m. July 1 / Pipeline Cafe / (877) 750-4400