JUNE COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Changing of the king’s guard

Nightly 5:30 pm

See the best in the world’s exhibition drill; the King’s guard performs every night at the front gate of the King’s Village Shopping Center in Waikiki. Call 944-6855 or visit www.kingsvillage.com.

“THE GRADUATE”

Wed Thu Fri & Sat Thru Jun 12
Call for times

Comedy/Drama Adapted by Terry Johnson, at the Manoa Valley Theatre. Call 988-6131.

ALOHA FRIDAY KING’S JUBILEE
& FIREWORKS

Fridays June 3, 10, 17, 24

Every Friday night, at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, our Super Pool becomes the perfect tropical stage for Hawaiian entertainment and a beachfront fireworks show. The color and pageantry of Hawaii’s monarchy are brought to life in this regal tribute to King David Kalakaua, featuring the music, song and dance of the Polynesian Islands and the exciting Samoan Fire Knife Dance. Call Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa at 949-4321.

50TH STATE FAIR

June 3-5, 9-12, 17-19Fri. 6pm-midnight, Sat./Sun. 12 pm-midnight.

Lots of food, games, a midway of E.K. Fernandez rides, and booths. Running four consecutive weekends at the Aloha Stadium parking lot. Call Honolulu Jaycees at 682-5767.

HAWAII’S 28TH NA HOKU HANO-HANO AWARDS

Fri June 3

Presented by the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts, the Na Hoku Hano-hano Awards is Hawaii’s version of the Grammy Music Awards held at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. 5 p.m. reception, 6 pm dinner & 7:30 pm program. For more information call the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts at 235-9424.

HAWAII’S PLANTATION VILLAGE CELEBRATES O-BON

Sat June 46-10 pm.

O-bon will be commemorated in Hawaii’s Plantation Village at Waipahu Cultural Garden Park with food booths, craft and entertainment. Free admission and parking. Call 677-0110.

13TH ANNUAL POW WOW

Sat & Sun June 4 & 510 am to 6 pm

The Intertribal Council of Hawaii will host 13th Annual Pow Wow at Kapiolani Park. Native American dancing, drumming, singing, arts and crafts and food. Free. For more information call Bill Tiger at 545-2119.

BRUNCH ON THE BEACH

Sun June 59 am to 1:30 pm

Once a month, crews transform Kalakaua Avenue into a charming Hawaiian outdoor cafe with Astro-turf, tables, chairs and bright blue umbrellas. Enjoy the best Hawaiian entertainment and brunch delicacies at incredibly low prices on the beach in Waikiki.

HALL OF FAME CONCERT

Tue June 77 pm

Show features Harry Soria, Pa‘ahana, Nina Keali‘iwahamana, Genoa Keawe, Hawea Waia’u and Son, Mahi and Gaye Beamer, Gary Aiko, among many others. Call 528-0506.

26TH ANNUAL PAN-PACIFIC FESTIVAL

Fri- Sun June 10-12Afternoons

Annual event is a cross-cultural exchange between the people of Hawaii, Japan, Mainland USA and other Pan-Pacific regions. “Taiko” drums from different regions of Japan, along with performances by local and Japanese hula dancers. Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center Fountain Courtyard. Free. Call Eric Ishizuka or Joe Sonoda at 926-8177, ext 260.

MISS HAWAII 2005

Fri June 10

Girls from all over Hawaii compete for Miss Hawaii. The titleholder will go on to compete for Miss America in Atlantic City, Hilton Hawaiian Village. Call Todd Oshiro at 536-5522.

89TH KING KAMEHAMEHA PARADE

Sat June 11

The colorful floral floats, glamorous Pau riders, outstanding marching bands traverse the streets of Honolulu beginning at King and Richards Streets, Punchbowl Street, onto Ala Moana Boulevard, merging into Kalakaua Avenue, ending at the Queen Kapiolani Park. Call 586-0333.

SESAME STREET LIVE

June 16-26

Elmo and the gang from television’s “Sesame Street” return to Honolulu for summer thrills with the colorful song-and-dance spectacle, “Elmo’s Coloring Book”. Blaisdell Concert Hall. Show times are: June 16 at 7 pm; June 17, 23 and 24 at 10:30 am and 7 pm June 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 10:30 am to 2 pm. Call Ticketmaster at 591-2211.

50 YEARS OF JAPANESE POSTERS

Daily Opens Jun 21

The Honolulu Academy of Arts presents an exhibition of Japanese poster art from a private Italian collection. Presented in three rotations. For more information call 532-8700.

PRESERVING NATIVE OBJECTS

Wed Jun 222 pm

The care of indigenous/native items can present special challenges, often raising questions about the spiritual and cultural nature of the items. For more information call 956-8246.

14TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HONOLULU

Fri-Sun June 24-26

Hawaii’s largest outdoor food, wine, and entertainment festival Many of Hawaii’s top restaurants will participate. Educational activities, cooking demonstrations, and non-stop local entertainment. Scrip is sold for tasting portions. Friday, 5 to10 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 10 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm at the Honolulu Civic Center grounds adjacent to Honolulu Hale. Call Easter Seals Hawaii at 536-1015.

32ND KING KAMEHAMEHA HULA COMPETITION

Fri & Sat June 24 & 25

Int’l cultural event which features dance schools from the continental U.S., Hawaii and Japan. Dancers compete in both traditional and contemporary hula styles. Categories include male groups, female groups, combined groups, kupuna wahine (senior women) and individual chanters. Colorful event featuring as many as 500 dancers accompanied by live music by the best of island musicians. Call Keahi Allen at 536-6540.

PAWS ON THE PATH JUNE HIKE

Sat June 25

Hiking club for people and their dogs. A volunteer from the Hawaiian Humane Society leads the hike on Manana Trail. This trail has a good view of Pearl Harbor and is partly sunny, partly shady. We will hike up for about an hour and then turn around. Bring a snack and water for people and dogs. Call Kelli Nitahara 946-2187, ext 217.

THE ART OF HAWAII

Daily Thru June 25

View several works by various artists in a range of styles, materials, and techniques that celebrate the history of Hawaii. Hawaii State Art Museum. Call 586-0900.

SUNSET AT THE BEACH

Sat & Sun June 25 & 264 to 9 pm

Picnic on the beach as the sun sets and the moon rises while listening to the sounds of Island Rhythms starting at 5 pm and watching classic films under the stars at 7 pm, Queen’s Surf Beach. Taste spectacular dishes from Waikiki’s leading restaurants. Call 923-1094.

VOCAL MASTERWORKS FESTIVAL

Sat & Sun June 25 & 26
Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 4 pm

Culminating performances of this weeklong festival of voices and instruments. Singers from throughout perform the masterwork “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Held at Mystical Rose Oratory, Chamin-ade University. of Honolulu. Call Janine Myers at 386-4753.

24 HOUR CHALLENGE

Sat & Sun June 25 & 26

This race will be a regional qualifier for the USARA National Championships. Be prepared to challenge all of your adventure racing skills. It will consist of hiking and trekking, orienteering and navigation, kayaking, ropes, mountain biking, an environmental sensitivity project and a mystery team builder. It will be completely self-supported in a 2, 3 or 4 person team format and will last approximately 18-24 hours. Camp Mokuleia on the North Shore of Oahu. Registration: $150 per person. 4 person teams must be coed. Call Adventure Race Hawaii at 591-9839.

WAIKIKI AQUARIUM SUMMER CONCERT

Tues June 28Sunset

Na Hoku award-winning Na Palapalai, with dancers from one of Hawaii’s most renowned hula halau, Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu. The oceanside concert will also feature food booths, entry to Aquarium exhibits and other fun. Call Waikiki Aquarium Development Office at 923-9741, ext. 3.

OBON DANCE & FESTIVAL

Fri July 16:30-10pm

The season of remembrance of those that passed on, celebrated with special services and festivals. Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji, 45-520 Keaahala Rd. Call 247-2661.

TEMPLE 1 COMET COLLISION COUNTDOWN

Sun July 37:52 pm Exactly

On Jan. 12 NASA sent up a space probe, which on July 3 at 7:52 p.m. Hawaii time should collide with Comet Tempel 1, as they attempt to collect information that reveals answers to the formation and evolution of our solar system. The dramatic impact will be visible over Hawaii skies giving us the best seat in the planet for this celestial event. Call Shaun Chillingworth at 848-4171.

3RD OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION AT ALOHA TOWER

Sun July 3Evening

Celebrate our independence day with your whole family with live entertainment on multiple stages, a fashion show, an appearance by the ladies of Ms. West Oahu, cotton candy & popcorn, face & hair painting, balloon artist, and a dazzling fireworks finale at 8:45 pm at Aloha Tower Marketplace. For more information call Guest Services Kiosk at