Hula & Storytelling with Kumu Malia
Feb
6
to Nov 6

Hula & Storytelling with Kumu Malia

Every Wednesday at da Shop from 10:30-11:00 join us for Kumu Malia Helelaʻs class for hula and storytime! 

This interactive circle-time class is geared towards babies and preschool-aged keiki together with their caregivers. Parents & grandparents, aunties & uncles, nannies & more are all welcome to join their keiki in our safe and uplifting circle. Expect a little bit of dancing, a little bit of storytelling, and a whole lot of fun! 

Drop in, $10 per class, with books read during storytime available for sale. Come a few minutes early to  sign-up and get situated. 

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Poke Workshop + Talk Story with Author/Food Writer Martha Cheng
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Poke Workshop + Talk Story with Author/Food Writer Martha Cheng

Make poke, talk story with author Martha Cheng and take home a copy of her book The Poke Cookbook!

Limited seats. Reserve your ticket here: eventbrite link

Details:

Freelance writer and Honolulu Magazine's dining editor Martha Cheng will lead participants through the fundamentals of the popular Hawai‘i classic, poke. Working out of her recent book, The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish, she will discuss poke’s traditions and history as well as its recent rise in popularity around the world. The workshop will focus on the foundations of developing poke recipes and how to explore delicious variations out of these classic flavors. Participants will prepare both classic poke and try their hand at a modern twist.

The workshop will culminate with a poke tasting and talk story and each participant will receive a copy of Martha’s book as part of the ticket cost.

A Slow Foods / da Shop collaboration.

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From Italy to Hawaii: "Cinematic Connections" with Vera Zambonelli
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

From Italy to Hawaii: "Cinematic Connections" with Vera Zambonelli

Join us for the latest installment of series ‘From Italy to Hawaii’. On May 30, 6:30-7:30pm, hear from Vera Zambonelli (executive director of Hawaii Women in Filmmaking https://www.hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org)

Wine and light refreshments included in ticket price. $5 for members, $7 for non-members.

Sign up here: http://www.friendsofitalyhawaii.org/event-3343051

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TRANSITIONS: a benefit for Honolulu Printmakers
Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

TRANSITIONS: a benefit for Honolulu Printmakers

Transitions: a benefit for Honolulu Printmakers 

Saturday, June 1, 2019 4-9 pm

$25 Ticket price per person (kids come free!)

Click here to buy ticket

NOTE: no paper ticket required, just show up on the 1st and your name will be on the list.

Honolulu Printmakers presents TRANSITIONS A unique, print-centric, family-friendly celebration at the da Shop’s warehouse in Kaimuki to kick off the summer and to raise funds to help us transition into the future.

• Live music with Nick Kurosawa and Aloha Got Soul

• Food & drink from Beyond Burgers, Crepes Hawaii, and Aloha Beer Co.

• Hands-on printmaking fun and activities

• Silent auction featuring merchandise, print-related experiences, prints by

John Buck, Jean Charlot, Satoru Abe, and others

• Premiere of the 12 x 12 print portfolio, with prints from John Koga, Sally

French, Marika Emi, Duncan Dempster, Sam Guerrero, Steven Kean,

John McCaskill, Deborah Nehmad, Matt Okahata, Dieter Runge, Laura

Smith, George Woollard

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Hoanoho: neighborhood of creatives
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Hoanoho: neighborhood of creatives

This coming May 19, E-MERGE will host a panel talk called "HOANOHO: neighborhood of creatives" where leaders can come together to share knowledge, resources and offer support for emerging and established artists.

This panel will inform of who these organizations are and their mission, and most importantly how we can get involved or continue the discussion.

Speakers:

Mark Mitsuda, President of Hawaii Craftsmen, Lala Nuss, Founder of Conscious Concepts, Kimberly Howsley of Association of Hawaii Artists and James Friedman of EL DORADO Casting Lab (Hawaiis first jewelry co-working community).

RSVP HERE

E-MERGE COLLECTIVE

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Almanac for the Beyond - Book Launch
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Almanac for the Beyond - Book Launch

Join us on May 18, from 5 to 7pm, for the Honolulu book launch of Almanac for the Beyond, an edited volume of experimental eco-criticism published by the nonprofit imprint Tropic Editions

Providing a twist on the almanac tradition, this collection of essays, graphs, poems, art works, miscellaneous references, and more critiques the limits of the petroculture imagination, honors the rhythms of nature, and builds capacity for environmental and societal change. 

Editor Jaimey Hamilton Faris and designer Marika Emi will introduce the publication. 

Light snacks and beverages provided; copies of the book will be for sale in shop.

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Knife Skills 102—Mastering the Fundamentals
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Knife Skills 102—Mastering the Fundamentals

Sat, May 18, 2019

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Reserve your spot here: Eventbrite

Chef Grant Sato, award-winning Faculty of the KCC Culinary Department and popular host of “What’s Cooking Hawaii”, will lead this second course in our series of Knife Skills Workshops. Chef Sato will explain the tools of the trade and then take a deep dive into both the basic and advanced knife strokes every chef should be comfortable practicing and mastering. Each attendee will be asked to bring their favorite chef’s knife and a cutting board, and will work through various knife stokes practicing a variety of cutting technique in the class.

Paired with the workshop, and included in the ticket price is Tim Hayward’s Book, Knife, the Culture, Craft and Cult of the Cook’s Knife, which provides not only practical information about knife fluency, but explores the inspiring history of the knife in its many different styles and traditions.

Don’t miss this awesome class in our series!

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Grant Sato was born and raised in Hawaii and is a graduate of Kapiolani Community College with A.S. Degrees in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts. He has been a Chef Instructor in the UH System since 1998, teaching credit and non credit classes in Culinary Arts. His specialties include:T hai, Japanese, and Korean Cuisine, Fruit and vegetable carving, Chocolate Sculpting and in 2000 he won the Francis Davis Award Winner for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Chef Sato has published "An Okinawan Kitchen" cookbook, which will be available for sale at da Shop.

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Dumplings All Day Wong: a Dumpling Workshop with Chef Lee Anne Wong
May
11
4:30 PM16:30

Dumplings All Day Wong: a Dumpling Workshop with Chef Lee Anne Wong

Workshop with Chef Lee Anne Wong (book included)

Sat, May 11, 2019

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

A limited number of tickets available via Eventbrite

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Lee Anne Wong, of Koko Head Café and author of Dumplings All Day Wong, will be leading this first Slow Food Oahu workshop at da Shop: books + curiosities centered around the delights of dumplings.

Join us for an afternoon of dumpling making where we will explore and try our hand at making dumplings with the three major methods: pan-fried, steamed, and boiled. We will pair these methods with various filling ranging from pork and seafood to vegetarian variations, and explore the differences in fresh, verses store bought dough. Participants will have the chance to enjoy the community that forms around filling and shaping dumplings as we learn different filling and folding techniques, and taste test our results at the end of the day together.

Participants will leave with a copy of Lee Anne Wong’s book, Dumplings All Day Wong, and the inspiration to continue exploring at home in dumpling parties of their own.

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Local Anatomy
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Local Anatomy

da Shop is featuring local artist Lauren Trangmar in it’s art corner!
In her latest illustration series “Local Anatomy, ” Lauren takes our local favorites and dissects them in a unique visual resembling a classical textbook form.

Everyone is invited to join us this Friday May 10, 6:00p - 8:00p for some light wine and mingle with Lauren on her art opening.

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Travel Journal workshop with Nikki Oka
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Travel Journal workshop with Nikki Oka

Come and learn about starting your own travel or pocket sketch journal with artist and female solo traveler Nikki Oka! 

In this workshop, we will go over:

  • Assembling a mobile art/journaling kit

  • Different types of journal page layouts

  • Free time for sketching based on prompts

  • Real-life excerpts from Nikki's travel journals written in 2018 while on a solo trip around the world

Please bring your own art supplies (pens, markers) and paper/ a notebook.

Nikki's stickers and Japan travel guide zines will be for sale.

$15 per person. Space limited, reserve your spot here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/travel-journal-workshop-with-nikki-oka-tickets-59979727981


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About Nikki Oka, Organizer of Travel Journal Workshop

Nikki is an avid solo traveler and artist who has been to over 30 countries across five continents in the past three years. She is passionate about sharing stories from all over the world and traveling with a purpose rather than just for leisure. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Manasa Jyothi, a non-profit school for children and adults with special needs in Karnataka, India, where Nikki spent two months volunteering last year. 

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AIGA Designer Dialogue with Jessica Hische, author of "Tomorrow I'll Be Brave"
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

AIGA Designer Dialogue with Jessica Hische, author of "Tomorrow I'll Be Brave"

AIGA Honolulu Chapter presents a Designer Dialogue with Jessica Hische:

Yes, we booked Jessica Hische! No, you aren’t dreaming.

You may know Hische as the lettering artist behind Penguin Drop Caps,the creator of the Should I Work for Free? flowchart, or The New York Times bestselling author behind Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave. We know her as our featured speaker of our next Designer Dialogue event happening Thursday, May 2nd, 6—8 pm at da Shop: books + curiosities in Honolulu. Do we need to say more?

(She’ll be signing books and be available for photos. Cue the phones!)

Event is open to everyone. AIGA members, non-members, and students welcome.

Limited number of tickets available via eventbrite

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Poetry Reading / National Poetry Month Celebration
Apr
27
4:30 PM16:30

Poetry Reading / National Poetry Month Celebration

Join Mixing Innovative Arts and da Shop: books + curiosities for a celebration of National Poetry Month

with poetry readings by:

Susan M. Schultz (author of I want to Write an Honest Sentence, 2019)

Lee A. Tonouchi (winner of the Association of Asian American Studies 2013 Poetry/Prose Book Award)

D. Keali’i Mackenzie (author of From Hunger to Prayer, 2018)

Christy Passion (author of Still Out of Place, 2017)

4:30-6pm | Saturday, April 27, 2019

poetry readings followed by a reception celebrating da Shop’s one-year-anniversary

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Feng Shui "Love & Money" Book Talk with Clear Englebert
Apr
27
10:30 AM10:30

Feng Shui "Love & Money" Book Talk with Clear Englebert

Join us for a talk story with Clear Englebert, author of Bedroom Feng Shui, Feng Shui Demystified, Feng Shui for Hawaii, Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens, Feng Shui for Retail Stores and Feng Shui for Love & Money.

April 27 | 10:30am | free + open to public

Bio of author:

As a teenager Clear was manager of the paperback department for Bookland of Huntsville, Alabama, at their largest store. In 1971, at age 19, he opened his first bookstore in Huntsville, Alabama, A Good Book Store. In 1978, he founded Books as Seeds, and in 1989, Opening Books (a 501c3 library and gift shop.) He managed at Green Apple Books, San Francisco's largest independent bookstore, and at Pearly Gates Natural Foods in Huntsville, and at Ohana O Ka `Aina in Kainaliu, Hawaii.

With decades of experience in retail visual merchandizing, he began a career as a residential interior consultant in Hawaii in 1994. His feng shui practice began there in 1995, and blossomed when he moved to San Francisco in 1996. In February 1999, his feng shui practice was featured on KPIX Channel 5's Evening Magazine and in April 2000 on Mandarin KPST Channel 66's Evening News. He was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle business section, Sunday 12/10/2000, and in the culture section of the Okinawan Times (Japan) 04/21/2001. He returned to Hawaii in February, 2002. He has since been featured in the Pacific Business News, August 16, 2002, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, February 7, 2003 and March 8, 2010, the Hawaii Tribune Herald, February 19, 2003, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, August 16, 2010, and the Big Island Weekly, May 25, 2011.

He's a natural at feng shui; as a Libra-Hare he's astrologically gifted for this work. To his work he brings systems and design skills in organizing, maintenance, and horticulture. He works residential, retail, office, and landscape. Clear's affordable rates have helped him become the most experienced feng shui consultant in Hawaii.

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Hawaii Library Association presents 'Bibliotheca Walleriana' with Danilo Marrone
Apr
20
3:30 PM15:30

Hawaii Library Association presents 'Bibliotheca Walleriana' with Danilo Marrone

Bibliotheca Walleriana, a research presentation by Danilo Marrone

About the Bibliotheca Walleriana:

Bibliotheca Walleriana is the library of Dr. Erik Waller (1875-1955), who amassed a stellar collection of 22,000 books and over 35,000 letters, autographs, and other memorabilia related to the history of medicine and science. Especially noteworthy are letters written by Sir Ernest Shackleton, Baden Powell, C.G. Jung, Charles Darwin, René Descartes, Thomas Edison, Tesla, and even the Marquis de Sade.

Danilo Marrone, a professor at Hawaii Tokai International College, will give an introduction to the Bibliotheca Wallerianabook collection and his immersive experience spending two years going through every book in the collection: http://www.ub.uu.se/bibliotekskataloger-a-till-o///bibliotheca-walleriana/. His talk will also introduce us to the Bibliotheca Walleriana manuscript collection and how a team of librarians at Uppsala University Library spent a decade scanning the entire collection and making it available online for free: http://www.alvin-portal.org/alvin/view.jsf?pid=alvin-record%3A229&dswid=7909. Finally, he will describe his ongoing research with the Bibliotheca Walleriana collections.

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INTRO TO PROJECT DRAWDOWN: reversing climate change
Apr
13
3:00 PM15:00

INTRO TO PROJECT DRAWDOWN: reversing climate change

INTRO TO PROJECT DRAWDOWN

Join us at da Shop on Saturday, April 13 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for Intro to Drawdown, a 2-hour interactive workshop that explains how we can reverse global warming, centered around the book Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, available at da Shop !

Get your $10 ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-project-drawdown-reversing-climate-change-tickets-56525255561

Come learn about Project Drawdown, a comprehensive plan that identifies the one hundred most impactful, substantive solutions to REVERSE Global Warming. 

Through videos, group activities, critical discussions, and contemplation, you’ll discover the latest research on how this is possible and emerge filled with hope and ready for action! 

Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmentalist, visionary and entrepreneur Paul Hawken.

Over the course of 5 years of rigorous scientific research, the Project Drawdown coalition identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming and revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to reverse it by 2050.

Project Drawdown identifies working solutions to reverse global warming. Drawdown empowers participants to take part in turning the tide for the future, leveraging their passions, skills and talents to accelerate and amplify solutions.

Let’s join together in community to see what we can grow!

“To change everything, we need everyone.”

'Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming' will be available for sale at da Shop. Please support local, independent bookstores and buy your copy when you arrive! 

Paul Hawken

Author, entrepreneur, activist. Co-founder of Project Drawdown.

“The single most important thing to do about reversing global warming is to recognize there is no one single thing, that addressing global warming is a way of seeing the world, a way of being in the world, a pathway to understanding that human systems created the problem and thus the cure is within the whole of the system. The most impactful act an individual can do will depend on that person’s life, knowledge, community, influence, relationships, courage. It will be different for everyone. Together, we act and make a difference. It is not about what “I” can do. It is about what we can do. Carbon is an atom (and molecule) that holds hands and collaborates. That is what global warming is telling us to do.”

About our facilitators: Andrea Nandoskar and Ted Bohlen are activists, vision weavers, preservationists, conscious event producers and everyday change makers dedicated to using education to inspire shifts in awareness and behavior. They share a concern for the well-being of the Earth, and the belief that learning about and engaging with Project Drawdown will inspire a shift in our relationship with global warming and inspiration for a path forward to complete reversal by 2050.


The workshop material is provided by the Pachamama Alliance and includes video clips of Paul Hawken. 

Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. Learn more.

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Pathways to Publication: Mirka Hokkanen
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Pathways to Publication: Mirka Hokkanen

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Hawaii presents Pathways to Publication with Mirka Hokkanen, “Carving a Path from Artist to Illustrator, Military Spouse and Mom”

Mirka Hokkanen will share how her determination and life situation led to a career in picture book illustration. Find out what guided her to pursue illustration after 10 years of being a fine artist, tips about being an illustrator that she’s discovered along the way, and more about the illustration technique used in her debut book, FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK, written by Vivian Kirkfield.

Wednesday April 10, 2019

5:30-7:00pm

Free

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Friends of Italy: Climate Change Lecture
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Friends of Italy: Climate Change Lecture

Lecture Series From Italy to Hawaii: Connecting two worlds through art, science and community

Giuseppe Torri, UHM Atmospheric Sciences “Climate Change: Hurricanes in the Mediterranean & Pacific”

da Shop: books + curiosities | 3565 harding ave

Thursday March 28, 6:30-7:30pm

$5 for members | $7 for non-members

complimentary taralli and wine for your aperitif. Bring stuzzichini to share if you’d like.

Register here

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The  Geology of Kaimuki - EnVision Kaimuki Lecture
Mar
23
3:30 PM15:30

The Geology of Kaimuki - EnVision Kaimuki Lecture

EnVision Kaimuki Lecture Series 

The Geology of Kaimuki with Dr. John Sinton

da Shop: books + curiosities | 3565 harding ave 
Saturday March 23, 3:00-5:30pm

Dr. Sinton is a geologist with expertise in the study of submarine and Hawaiian volcanoes. He has been on the faculty of the University of Hawai‘i, Department of Geology and Geophysics (now Earth Sciences) since 1977, where he taught a range of classes, including Hawaiian geology. His specialties include geologic mapping and the study of volcanic rocks, including their chemical composition and age. He is a co-author of the Geologic Map of the State of Hawai‘i.

EnVision Kaimuki - Building the Kaimuki Community by facilitating improvements, supporting a vibrant economy, a pedestrian safe streetscape, meeting the needs for our neighborhood’s future while acknowledging Kaimuki’s history and charm.

Free with RSVP, reserve your spot here: bit.ly/2NPUgHH 

if you have any questions please email: envisionkaimuki@gmail.com

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Four Otters: Children's Book Release Party
Mar
16
10:30 AM10:30

Four Otters: Children's Book Release Party

Book signing with local illustrator Mirka Hokkanen

with storytime and keiki activity

10:30am - 12noon

Join us for a fun morning in da Shop with the new release of Four Otters Toboggan: an animal counting book with beautiful illustrations by artist Mirka Hokkanen. Mirka Hokkanen.

preorder perks:

first 10 to order also receive 12-page activity book

first 20 receive sea otter sticker

Illustrator bio:

Mirka Hokkanen is a printmaker, designer, illustrator and author who grew up in Finland. Her relationship to Finnish nature and her grandmother’s house fostered a sense of curiosity and wonder that continues to fuel her creativity.

Mirka moved to the U.S. in 1998 to attend Rockford College in Illinois (BFA 2002). She received both Master of Arts (2004) and Master of Fine Arts (2006) degrees in printmaking from University of Dallas, TX. Many military moves into her career, she has had the opportunity to be an active part in many art communities, teaching, speaking, and organizing events. Her works continue to be exhibited both nationally and internationally and her first illustrated book, Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book, comes out in March 2019 with Pomegranate Kids. When not creating a menagerie in the studio she takes care of the zoo she has at home: three kids, a cat, a dog and a husband.

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STORIES x SOUP: a HI SOUP community event
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

STORIES x SOUP: a HI SOUP community event

da Shop: books + curiosities and HI SOUP present with chef Dave (Town, kaimuki) an evening of micro-granting and soup eating to fund a literary project from the community!

march 13 | 6pm - 8pm | $15 entry gets you soup, bread, and a vote.

get your ticket here on eventbrite or pay at door the day of

more info about HI SOUP:

HI SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating, supporting, and funding creative projects in Hawaii. For a donation of $15, participants receive soup, bread and a vote. Participants usually hear from three projects ranging from urban agriculture to social entrepreneurship. For this SOUP we’ll focus specific on project related to all things literary! At the event, attendees eat, talk, and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, organizers collect the ballots and the project with the most votes goes home with the money raised to carry out their project. Project winners come back to a future HI SOUP dinners to report on their project’s progress and how they used the community funding. The community grants range between $500 to $1200 dollars. 

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Honolulu Photo Night w/ special guest Daniella Zalcman
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Honolulu Photo Night w/ special guest Daniella Zalcman

Honolulu Photo Night #5 , a night for photographers by photographers

Tuesday, March 12th | 7:00-9:00pm

Along with a group photography slideshow, featured guest Daniella Zalcman will talk about her ongoing project called “Signs of Your Identity” and Women Photograph, an evergreen catalogue of independent photojournalists working to elevate the voices of female + non binary visual storytellers. womenphotograph.com

free + open to the public

for more info email matt@hanahou.com

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"It Takes a Hui" - 'White Tern' talk with author Susan Scott
Mar
9
3:00 PM15:00

"It Takes a Hui" - 'White Tern' talk with author Susan Scott

march 9 | 3:00-4:00pm

It Takes a Hui: How citizen scientists, researchers, government employees, educators, wildlife groups, writers, photographers, tree trimmers, birders, office workers, condo dwellers and others came together to help Hawaii’s White Terns.”

 In 1961, only one pair of white terns (formerly called fairy terns) nested in Honolulu.  Over the decades, these lovely seabirds continued to choose urban Honolulu as a place to raise chicks. Today, at 2,300 and counting, white terns nest throughout the city’s introduced trees, ranging throughout Waikiki, the civic center Manoa and beyond.  In a slide show featuring her latest book, “White Tern, Manu-O-Ku, and Urban Seabird,” (2018, University of Hawaii Press) Scott will share the heartwarming story of people gathering together to protect this cherished seabird.

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Bio:   Since 1987 Susan Scott has written a weekly column called Ocean Watch for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and is the author of nine books about nature in Hawaii.  A former registered nurse, Susan earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Hawaii and is a graduate of the university’s Marine Option Program.  As a long-time volunteer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, she has counted albatrosses on Midway Atoll, tagged crabs on Palmyra Atoll and rescued monk seals and sea turtles at French Frigate Shoals Atoll.

Susan and her physician husband travel to Bangladesh each year to support a free clinic and school they started in 1997 as volunteers with the Aloha Medical Mission.

 



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Sketching Kaimuki: an Illustration Workshop with Brady Evans
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

Sketching Kaimuki: an Illustration Workshop with Brady Evans

Join us for a fun afternoon full of history and art!

In this workshop titled Sketching Kaimuki: Illustrating Stories about your Neighborhood, you'll:

- learn how Kaimuki has evolved into the historic neighborhood it is today

- get tips from illustrator & comic artist Brady Evans while sketching your own story 

- have time to do your very own sketches

Please bring your own pencils and paper/notebook. 

RSVP for the event here on eventbrite (space is limited)

This event is free with a suggested donation of $15, that will go to Brady Evans, Historic Hawaii Foundation, and da Shop: books + curiosities.

Brady's artwork and books will be available for sale. 

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Brady Evans is an illustrator and comic artist born, raised, and working in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. With a strong interest in manga and other forms of sequential imagery and storytelling, Evans' work is often narrative and explores themes that include death, humor, and our place in the natural and supernatural worlds. In 2013-2014 Evans curated the exhibition "Crossing Cultures: The Art of Manga in Hawaii" which showcased the art of twelve Hawaii-based comic artists and writers whose work was influenced by Japanese comics and culture. He received a BFA specializing in drawing from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2012 and is a recipient of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Recognition Award in 2015.

A statewide non-profit organization, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation encourages the preservation of historic buildings, sites and communities significant to the history of Hawai‘i. Founded in 1974 by concerned citizens who saw the need to protect the Islands’ historic and cultural legacy, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has become the driving force of preservation through its core strategies of education, advocacy and assistance. Through partnerships with public, private and non-profit organizations, HHF works to preserve the essential character of Hawai‘i.

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Changemakers: stories, art + architecture
Feb
23
4:00 PM16:00

Changemakers: stories, art + architecture

doors open at 4:00pm

presentations start at 4:30pm

Q&A at 5:30pm

PRESENTATIONS:

Story Map - Kiersten Faulkner, Historic Hawaii Foundation + Todd Tulchin, Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i

The Hawai‘i Capital Historic District Story Map tour incorporates public art, architecture, history and technology sharing information about this special historic neighborhood listed on the Hawai‘i State Register of Historic Places.

88 Block Walks - Adele Balderston

Named for the 88 blocks which comprise the Kaka'ako neighborhood of Honolulu, this ongoing series of walking tours explores themes of gentrification, displacement, urbanization and generational change within Kakaʻako’s cultural, historical and physical landscape. By providing greater public access to archival materials and other diverse histories of the neighborhood, 88 Block Walks aims to remove the lens through which landowners and developers present Kaka‘ako’s narrative to the public and invite the community to create their own. 

Ala Wai Centennial - Sean Connelly

ALA WAI CENTENNIAL (2021/28 to 2121/28) organizes around the idea that local people have a critical and necessary role in shaping the infrastructure of Hawai‘i, not just private developers, corporations, and public agencies. Positioned as a one-hundred year long socially engaged initiative, this worldwide exhibition on the Ala Wai Canal addresses what is urgently lacking across the stakeholders of Waikīkī: a coordinated framework for the ahupua‘a recovery of Hawai‘i’s most urbanized place.

Paradigm Now: The Albizia Project - Joey Valenti

The Albizia Project was founded to develop innovative uses for the prolific invasive albizia tree and support native ecosystem restoration of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Epitaph for a Peach - Slow Food Book Club
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Epitaph for a Peach - Slow Food Book Club

In partnership with Slow Food Oahu we’re holding a book club led by Gwen Harada on the memoir “Epitaph for a Peach.”

BYOB / Potluck

2:00pm - socializing

2:30 - book club discussion

A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative . . . with poetic flair and a sense of humor" (Library Journal).

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Honoring the Child short film showcase
Feb
16
4:00 PM16:00

Honoring the Child short film showcase

a showcase featuring short films that honor a child’s creativity & spirit:

THIN SKIN: & the mana of many
Body Portal Theatre, in collaboration with Mid-Pacific Institute and Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School, came together over 6 weeks to create embodied connections with 70 preschoolers and their families for an art installation performance.

Director: Rob Lau

Outside the Box: Cultivating Future Pollinators

Jasmine Joy of Beelieve Hawaii is a holistic beekeeper, teacher, writer, and activist. Jasmine's mission is to reverse pollinator declines through education, habitat restoration, mindfulness, and a humane honeybee rescue service. Through the Pollinator Program, Jasmine inspires youth to understand the crucial role of pollinators. Initially started on the West Side of Oahu, her goal is to expand her program throughout Hawaii to cultivate future pollinators.

Director: Rob Lau

POW! WOW! Nepal

The Koseli School in Kathmandu is graced by a fine team of international artists that all came together to re-paint the school and transform it into an inspiring place to learn.

The team of creators consisted of Cryptk, Shrine On, Lauren YS, Caratoes, Lauren Napolitano, Jeff Gress, Kai Kaulukukui, Katherine Rutter, IMAGINE, Philip Milic, Jean Philippe Burton, Lindsay Rider, Saadhux, Kosmic 13, Kiran Maharjan, I.effigy, and the Childrens Art Museum of Nepal.

Director: Mikey Inouye 

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Q&A with SheenRu Yong & Spencer Agoston of Body Portal Theatre (THIN SKIN), Jasmine Joy of Beelieve Hawaii (Outside the Box) and filmmaker Rob Lau

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Mastering Stocks & Broths with Rachael Mamane
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Mastering Stocks & Broths with Rachael Mamane

Tickets available here on eventbrite: tickets with Rachael’s book “Mastering Stocks & Broths” included available!

We all know that throwing the remnants of a roast chicken into a pot with a couple of onions, celery and some carrots can make a tasty stock, but what about salt—kosher? Iodized? What happens to the final flavor when you substitute fennel for celery? What is the difference between stock, broth and bone broth? Is bone broth really as healthy as popular nutrition suggests? What's the big deal about using a boxed broth in a pinch? How does stock turn out in a pressure cooker? A slow cooker? An Instapot? If you have ever asked these questions, this class is for you. 

Author Rachael Mamane will tackle these topics and more in her 90-minute workshop, exploring the foundations of stocks and broths in developing culinary fluency. Working out of her James Beard nominated cookbook, Mastering Stocks and Broths, Mamane will discuss the history of stocks and the role of food preservation in managing kitchen and farm waste. She will then move into how to build an expressive flavorful base that is the foundation of so many great dishes. The workshop will finish with a blind tasting, where we'll compare homemade stock with what is found on grocery store shelves, exploring flavor profiles and identifying what to look for in a quality stock. Participants will compose a bouquet garni, an herb bundle, to help encourage their own explorations at home. 



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To Have & To Hold - Valentines POP-UP Market
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

To Have & To Hold - Valentines POP-UP Market

da Shop presents a market for lovers of all kinds

whether it’s a book, art, or handmade treasures, we have something for everyone. Stop by and find a unique gift for yourself, your friends, or special someone!

10 FEB 2019

SUNDAY | pop-up from 10:00AM to 3:00PM, bookstore open from 10:00AM to 6:00PM

3565 Harding Ave.

Welcoming the listed below as our pop-up vendors!
Awattz Dezigns
featuring handmade beaded necklaces, bracelets, and more..

Since 2009, Awattz Dezigns has been produced piece by piece by designer Amanda Watkins.  Inspired by the duality of her personality and the city where she lives, Awattz Dezigns balances a classically edgy aesthetic and a laid back beach vibe.
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Mirka Hokkanen
featuring letter-pressed artwork and illustrations of animals and stories..

Mirka has been a printmaker since 1998. Her speciality lies in capturing animals in handmade prints and playful illustrations. Subtle humor has a way of threading through her work no matter what she is doing. 
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Moloa’a Bay Chocolate
featuring exclusive handmade chocolate grown on Kaua’i..

On a farm overlooking Moloa'a Bay on the north shore of Kaua'i, a family grows and hand-picks harvest to create handcrafted chocolates, coffee, and other products.

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Momo Terrascapes
featuring handcrafting beautiful and playful succulent arrangements in vintage vessels..
 
A mother & son business, offering a modern and natural solution for businesses and individuals who are looking to enhance their living environment.
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Arts Hermetica
featuring letter stamped pendants for couples and otherworldly artworks..

Let’s slow down and savor handmade. Explore other realms, speak truth, take joy in beauty, and find meaning through Elaine’s crafted synthesis.
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Typewriter Poet
featuring freelance poems on vintage cursive typewriter..

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Cultural Animation Film Festival - Oceania on the Reel
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Animation Film Festival - Oceania on the Reel

Oceania on the Reel presents animated films from Oceania featured in the Cultural Animation Film Festival held at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre in 2017 and 2018. 

  • Ola Nā Iwi: Hāloa - Hawaiian 

  • Pua plays the Ukulele- Ua Ho'okani 'o Pua i ka 'Ukulele - Hawaiian

  • A Star and its Reflection- Hawaiian

  • Tales from Nanumea - Tuvaluan

  • Spear - Aboriginal 

  • A Māui Te Tipua - Māui, the Enchanted - Maori

  • Maisa the Chamoru Girl who saves Guåhan - Chamoru

    The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with animators and CAFF organizers.

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