The romantic, rustic themes of Tchaikovsky will sing out when Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra performs some of his most popular works, with the great pianist Olga Kern returning to perform his first piano concerto.
7:30 p.m. June 9, 4 p.m. June 10 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $34-$92 / ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
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Hawaii’s favorite newsman Joe Moore brings his friend, “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak, back to Hawaii for the perform “Dial M for Murder” to benefit Hawaii Theatre.
7 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays / Hawaii Theatre / $25-$75 / hawaiitheatre.com or 528-0506
Latino comedian and musician Franco Escamilla rolls into town with his sarcastic black humor.
8 p.m. July 1 / Hawaii Theatre / $35-$85 / hawaiitheatre.com or 528-0506
Iliza Shlesinger is a bit older since becoming the youngest comic to win “Last Comic Standing,” but still just as snarky. She plays two shows on one night at The Republik.
5 p.m. and 8 p.m. / The Republik / $29.50-$39.50; $104.50 VIP / jointherepublik.com or 941-7469
British heavy-metal band Def Leppard has sold out an Oct. 20 concert and added another. The group hit it big in the ’70s and ’80s and showed its staying power with a chart-topping album this year. Tickets for the Oct. 19 show go on sale at 10 a.m. today.
8 p.m. / $65-$157.50 / Blaisdell Arena / ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
>> Choreographer Minou Lallemand’s “Appalachian Spring” with Chamber Music of Hawaii. 4 p.m. May 27, Paliku Theatre. $35-$45. chambermusichawaii.org or 489-5038
>> Grammy nominated electro-pop duo Little Dragon returns to The Republik. 8 p.m., June 20. $45. jointherepublik.com or 941-7469