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Pulse Picks: June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

June 11--KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY -- Celebrate the life and legacy of Kamehameha the Great during the annual lei draping ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ali'iolani Hale.

Along with thousands of donated plumeria strung into lei by volunteers, the afternoon will also feature live performances by the Royal Hawaiian Band and other special guests.

417 S. King St. Free. (808) 586-0333,

WILDEST SHOW IN TOWN: The Brothers Cazimero will be accompanied by the cawing of birds and the hooting, screeching and howling of monkeys Wednesday as they kick off the Honolulu Zoo's Wildest Show in Town summer concert series on Wednesday.

Master ukulele teacher Roy Sakuma hosts the concerts, which also include an animal-themed Keiki Koloring Kontest and pre-concert family activities. A brief guided tour will be offered for the first 30 people to sign up each week. Keiki ages 6 through 13 have a chance to win a Kala ukulele, with other ukes (KoAloha, Kamaka, Ko'olau and Kanile'a) given away on select nights.

Upcoming concerts include Kapena (June 18), Sakuma and his Super Keiki (June 25), Rolando Sanchez (July 2), Ohta San with Nando Suan (July 9), Raiatea Helm (July 16), Willie K (July 23, tentative), Ho'okena (July 30), Jimmy Borges and His Jazz All Stars (Aug. 6) and ManoaDNA (Aug. 13).

Gates open at 4:35 p.m., with zoo exhibits closing at 5:30 and the concert starting at 6. Admission is $3 (free for keiki ages 1 and under); plate lunches and snacks will also be available for purchase.

Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave. (808) 926-3191, ext. 114;

HAWAII DUB EXPLOSION: Reggae dub master Dr. Dubenstein and local reggae band Hot Rain take over The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd.

Dr. Dubenstein, the mad scientist of mixing electronic music and reggae dub, has collaborated with groups from around the world, including Steel Pulse and Rebelution.

The show starts at 8 p.m. DJ Delve follows in The Safehouse lounge until 2 a.m.

$15. 21+. (855) 235-2867,

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