"Los Cantores De Bayamon" with Mariano Cotto, troubadour from Puerto Rico, 7 p.m. to midnight June 6, and 7 to 11 p.m. June 8, United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii Inc. No host bar. Puerto Rican food for sale. Music and dancing. Cost: $10 per night (advance); $15 per night (at-the-door). Tickets at 682-5101 or 847-2751. Also performing for free, noon to 1 p.m. June 6, Tamarind Park; and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 8, Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Hawaii Guitar Festival '97 presents B.B. Shawn, Jake Shimabukuro and Tracey Terada, 8 p.m. June 7, Orvis Auditorium. Tickets: $10-$12. Advance tickets at 956-3836.
"Creative Ticket for Student Success" featuring Tony Conjugacion, Tau Dance Theater, the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Young Suzuki Violinists, and an ukulele performance by Superintendent Herman Aizawa, 7:30 p.m. June 7, Hawaii Theatre Center. Three elementary schools will be honored and the winner of the 1997 Alfred Preis Award will be recognized. Tickets: $4-$25. Call 942-4708.
"Yakumo-goto and the Japanese Spirit," a lecture and performance on a two-string koto instrument, 2 to 3 p.m. June 8, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Weinberg Building, Room 102. Hideki Kubota will give a brief explanation of the instrument; and Kyoko Kubota and Hiroko Inoue will perform. Free. Validated parking available for $2. Information at 945-7633.
Luther College Concert Band, conducted by Frederick Nyline, performs 7 p.m. June 9, Calvary By the Sea Lutheran Church. Offering.
"Mood Indigo" dinner/guitar performance series by the University of Hawaii-Manoa Summer Session, presents poached Salmon Chive Dumplings and Wokked Jumbo Shrimp with Dragon Fire Sauce along with international guitar stylings, 6:30 p.m. June 11 and July 2 at Indigo Restaurant. Tickets are $65.
The first concert features Ricardo Cobo of Colombia and jazz guitarist John Pisano. The July event showcases virtuoso Carlos Barbosa-Lima of Brazil and former isle resident Jeff Linsky.
To reserve, mail checks made to: UH Summer Session, P.O. Box 11450, Honolulu 96820-0450, Attention: Alan Hunley.
The Chemical Brothers, 7:30 p.m. June 12, Nimitz Hall. Tickets: $18. Call 536-4255 or 545-4000.
Sixteenth annual Maui Chamber Music Festival (formerly known as the Kapalua Music Festival), June 12-15. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Festival opens with "Basically Brahms" concert, June 12, Sacred Hearts Church at Kapalua, Maui; "Cameron Memorial Concert" featuring the music of Mozart, Paganini and Schubert, June 13, at the Sacred Hearts Church; "Tangos to Classics," June 14, Seabury Hall; and "Encore!" 4:30 p.m. June 15.
On June 14, there also will be an open dress rehearsal from 2 to 4:30 p.m.; a guitar workshop with Kevin Gallagher at 4:30 p.m.; and a catered dinner from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a pre-concert lecture.
On June 15, children can enjoy a complimentary concert at 2:30 p.m. in Seabury Hall. Adults may also attend the concert for a nominal fee. Following "Encore!" there will be a catered picnic.
Limited seating. Tickets: $15-$112. To purchase tickets write to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center Box Office, P.O. Box 338, Kahului, Hawaii 96732, or call 1-808-242-7469. For information call Marie Gammie at 1-808-244-1189.
Auditions for the Hawaii Youth Symphony Association's top three orchestras for the 1997-98 season are scheduled for June 7 and 8. Call 941-9706.
Guitar workshops with jazz guitarist John Pisano, 1-4 p.m. June 13; and with classical guitarist Ricardo Cobo, 1-4 p.m. June 14, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Music Building, Room 36. Cost: $30 per workshop; $50 both workshops. Register at 956-7221.