Pitstop: 06/08/18

Friday June 8

39th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival
The 39th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival — a celebration of cultural traditions of Hawai‘i, the Pacific Rim and around the world — takes place June 8-10 at various places around Honolulu. Visit the website for a full schedule. (pan-pacific-festival.com)

 Saturday June 9

Mele Mei
Presented by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts, the annual celebration of music and culture, Mele Mei, returns for an eighth year with a full lineup of live performances. Today’s installment features the Pan Pacific Festival Ho‘olaule‘a along Kalakaua Avenue. Visit the website for more information. (melemei.com)

3rd Annual Sea Life Park Makapu‘u Twilight Concert Series
The third annual Sea Life Park Makapu‘u Twilight Concert Series returns when Nathan Aweau, Waipuna, Na Leo Pilimehana and Kimié Miner take the stage at Makapu‘u Meadows. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets and more info online. (sealifeparkhawaii.com/twilightconcert)

North Shore Swim Series
The first race of the Surf n Sea North Shore Swim Series takes place at Sunset Beach. More than 800 swimmers will take to the race as part of the Aloha Salads Summer Sprint. This 1-mile race follows the coast of some of Oahu’s most famous beaches with an exciting finish at Ehukai Beach Park near Pipeline. Register online or check for more information. (northshoreswimseries.com)

The 36th Chamber
DJ Monkey and DJ Jet Boy present Strictly Vinyl – The 36th Chamber at Downbeat Lounge. All-vinyl mixes of Northern Soul, reggae, punk and early funk. Event starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free for those 21 and older. (downbeatdiner.com)

The Elevations & Smokestack Live
Sisters in Soul — The Elevations & Smokestack — team up for a riveting show at Anna O’Brien’s starting at 9:30 p.m. Smokestack, features Mindy Smokestack known for her unique and soulful voice, blending an eclectic sound influenced by artists such as Erykah Badu, Sade and Amy Winehouse. The Elevations are Hawaii’s newest soul music sensation featuring the sweet soul vocals of Kehaulani White, Cheyenne Takeuchi and Aiddy Weisbecker backed by a monster five-piece rhythm and horn section. (theelevations.com)

Hip Hop At The Trops
Legendary Hawaii hip-hop event “Hip Hop At The Trops” returns at its new location, Tropics Ale House Waikiki. Show starts at 9 p.m. Email for more information. (gotriceshow@gmail.com)

Wednesday June 13

Honolulu Zoo’s Wildest Show In Town
The Honolulu Zoo is getting wilder this summer with the Wildest Show in Town, hosted by ukulele teacher Roy Sakuma. Entrance opens at 4:35 p.m., and performance runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Participation fee is $5. This installment features Josh Tatofi. (honoluluzoo.org)

Thursday June 14

Ke Kani O Ke Kai Summer Concert Series
Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium presents its annual Ke Kani O Ke Kai summer concert series featuring live local entertainment under the stars. This installment features Jeff Rasmussen and Robi Kahakalau, Nathan Aweau, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaʻole and Hula Hālau O Kamuela. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and show starts at 7. Tickets and more information can be found online. (bit.ly/KKOKK2018, waikikiaquarium.org/kkokk)