Hula & Storytelling with Kumu Malia
Sep
4
to Sep 2

Hula & Storytelling with Kumu Malia

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10:30-11:00am 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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Friends of Italy presents 'Mediterraneo: Marine explorations'
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Friends of Italy presents 'Mediterraneo: Marine explorations'

Friends of Italy presents a lecture by Dr. Anuschka Faucci.

Tickets include Italian wine and appetizers: http://www.friendsofitalyhawaii.org/event-3453826

Both Italy and Hawaiʻi are surrounded by the sea, influencing greatly their respective cultures and communities. Dr. Faucci will take us on an underwater exploration of Italy, from marine sanctuaries to dolphins, turtles, macro organisms and the UNESCO World Heritage’s Posidonia seagrass. She will present similarities and differences in marine habitats, organisms, and human impacts affecting the shores of Italy and Hawaiʻi.

Dr. Anuschka Faucci was born and raised in Switzerland, but spent most Easter holidays and Summer vacations in Italy, where her father is from. Her Italian father and grandfather instilled the passion for the ocean in her, from sailing, fishing, cooking and eating seafood to the adventurous stories of the past. She studied Biology at the University of Basel (Switzerland), completed a Masters in Marine Biology at the Universitaʻ di Lecce (Italy), and worked as a dive guide around the World, before moving to Hawai‘i in 2000 to pursue a Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She has explored the Pacific on research expeditions, Polynesian voyaging canoes such as the Hōkūleʻa, and taught many students and teachers about the beauty and importance of our oceans in and outside of the classroom. She currently works at the University of Hawaiʻi Leeward Community College as the place-based learning coordinator, inspiring the next generation of scientists and ocean-advocates.

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"Dearest Lenny" Book Release - Author Talk & Signing
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

"Dearest Lenny" Book Release - Author Talk & Signing

Free with RSVP: eventbrite

Join us for an afternoon with author Mari Yoshihara, for the book release of Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro (Oxford University Press, 2019). The book interweaves the account of Leonard Bernstein’s transformation from an American celebrity to a world maestro and an intimate story of his relationships with two Japanese individuals. By tracing the special relationships that crossed the boundaries of status, language, culture, and age, the book illuminates how Bernstein and his music had life-transforming impact on so many around the world. It also sheds light on the making of a global Bernstein amidst the shifting landscape of the music industry and the political economy of the world after WWII.

Reviews of the book: '

The Guardian

NY Journal of Books

About the author:

Mari Yoshihara is a bilingual and bicultural scholar and writer whose life and work are grounded in the United States and Japan. Born in New York City and raised in Tokyo, she earned her BA from the University of Tokyo and PhD from Brown University.

She currently serves as the Editor of American Quarterly, the journal of the American Studies Association.  Professor Yoshihara a team of scholars based both at the University of Hawai‘i and other institutions in Canada, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia in reviewing, editing, and publishing works of cutting-edge scholarship in the field. (https://americanquarterly.org).

Author of Embracing the East and Musicians from a Different Shore: Asians and Asian Americans in Classical Music (Temple University Press, 2007), Yoshihara’s most recent publication is Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro (Oxford University Press, 2019). 

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Book Club: Hippie Food
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Book Club: Hippie Food

Join us for a Greener Reader + Slow Food Oahu book club discussion! Open to the public. BYOB/Potluck - feel free to bring food or drink to share.

Hippie Food: How Back-to-theLanders, Longhairs and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat by Jonathan Kauffman is available for purchase at da Shop. Come snag a copy and join the book club discussion in October!

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Timeline for evening:

6-7pm - arrival, silent reading hour

7-7:30 - introductions and share what people are currently reading

7:30-8:30 - discussion about Hippie Food

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America's Religious Wars - Author Talk + Book Release
Nov
2
3:30 PM15:30

America's Religious Wars - Author Talk + Book Release

Join us for an afternoon centered around the book “America’s Religious Wars” (Yale University Press, 2019) with author Kathleen Sands and guest speakers followed by a reception and book signing. Free and open to public.

“When Americans fight about “religion,” we are also fighting about our conflicting identities, interests, and commitments. Religion-talk has been a ready vehicle for these conflicts because it is built on enduring contradictions within our core political values. The Constitution treats religion as something to be confined behind a wall, but in public communications, the Framers treated religion as the foundation of the American republic. Ever since, Americans have translated disagreements on many other issues into an endless debate about the role of religion in our public life.

Built around a set of compelling narratives—George Washington’s battle with Quaker pacifists; the fight of Mormons and Catholics for equality with Protestants; Teddy Roosevelt’s concept of land versus the Lakota’s concept; the creation-evolution controversy; and the struggle over sexuality—this book shows how religion, throughout American history, has symbolized, but never resolved, our deepest political questions.”


Guest speakers include:

David Stannard, Emeritus Professor of American Studies, UH Mānoa

Hana Kim, Ph,D. Candidate in Political Science, UH Mānoa

Rev. T.J. Fitzgerald, First Unitarian Church, Honolulu

Karen Jolly, Professor of History, UH Mānoa

More about the author - Kathleen Sands is Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department of American Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her work has been published in a wide range of venues, including The American Indian Law Review, Theology and Culture, New Literary History, and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. She is the author of Escape from Paradise: Evil and Tragedy in Feminist Theology and editor of God Forbid: Religion and Sex in American Public Life. She has served on the editorial boards of American Quarterly, the Journal of Law and Religion, and the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.

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WALKABOUT: Invisible Cities
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

WALKABOUT: Invisible Cities

Do you know where you are? Join 88 Block Walks and Hawaii Zine and Book Library (HIZAB) at da Shop: books + curiosities and find out! Part walking tour, part zine-making/counter-mapping workshop, WALKABOUT invites participants to experience the neighborhood in a brand new way—and record the journey in idiosyncratic maps.

We will meet at da Shop at 4pm for a short introduction to psychogeography and counter-mapping techniques, then select a theme for the walk from a bucket of options. Participants can choose from a variety of experimental navigation and field-mapping tools to use during a 45-minute exploration of Kaimuki punctuated by readings from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. The outcome of each excursion will depend heavily on the input of participants as they attempt new methods of interacting with this diverse, historic neighborhood.

The walk will be followed by a meditative zine-making workshop at da Shop, where neighborhood discoveries and observations can be used to repurpose maps as living, fluid poems rather than hard boundaries for immovable structures. Participants will learn various bookbinding techniques and create personal map-zines that reflect the cumulative and personal walkabout experience.

Book included in ticket price. Limited space available.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walkabout-tickets-74050431835

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Civil Beat Book Club - Launch + Mixer
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Civil Beat Book Club - Launch + Mixer

We’re very excited to announce a partnership with Civil Beat on a book club facilitated by Civil Beat reporters and staff, who will hand choose a book and lead a discussion every couple months.

Join us on October 16 from 6pm to 7:30pm for drinks and light pupus and have the opportunity to meet Civil Beat staff, hear more about their books, and buy the featured books at a discount.

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Poetry & Prose: Readings by Joseph Stanton and Kaui Philpotts
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry & Prose: Readings by Joseph Stanton and Kaui Philpotts

Join us for an afternoon of readings featuring the ekphrastic poems in Joseph Stanton’s Moving Pictures and the short stories of Kaui Philpott’s Cane Fires. 2:00pm to 3:30pm on October 13, 2019. Free and open to public.

A description of Kaui Philpott’s Cane Fires:

In the time after World War II when the Hawaiian Islands were still blanketed with fields of sugar cane and pineapple, the myriad of ethnic races living in plantation camps have only just begun to inter-marry in greater numbers. In the midst of these turbulent times on the island of Maui, a hapa-haole family struggles with infidelities, ambitions and passions as long-held social and political norms are about to crash and their way of life will disappear forever. This is a book of short stories where a child learns about betrayal, a young war bride struggles to fit into the rigid plantation system and the past continues to haunt the present.

More about Joseph Stanton’s Moving Pictures:

The author of this impressive collection of poems, Joseph Stanton, is both a scholar and masterful practitioner of ekphrastic poetry. His commitment to the form is evident in Moving Pictures, his third collection of ekphrastic poems. In this volume, Stanton offers poems inspired by both European artists (Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, René Magritte, and others) and American artists (Winslow Homer, Thomas Cole, Edward Hopper, and others). In the section Painting the Corners, there are, among others, poems on Andy Warhol's Baseball, Lisa Dinhofer’s Spring Street Hardball, and the classic photo of Jackie Robinson stealing home. In the final section, Screens in the Dark, Stanton's poems are about movies, including Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Groundhog Day. Like his previous work, this volume shows Stanton's exquisite sense of perception and insight as he indulges readers with new ways of seeing art.

About the readers:

Kaui Philpotts is a writer living in Honolulu. Her previous non-fiction works include Hawaii: A Sense of Place with Mary Philpotts McGrath, Party Hawaii, Floral Traditions at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and Hawaii Country Tables. Cane Fires is her first book of fiction.

Joseph Stanton’s books of poems are Moving Pictures, Things Seen, A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban Oahu, Cardinal Points, Imaginary Museum: Poems on Art, and What the Kite Thinks (co-authored with Makoto Ooka, Wing Tek Lum, and Jean Toyama). His other sorts of books include Looking for Edward Gorey, The Important Books: Children’s Picture Books as Art and Literature, Stan Musial: A Biography, and A Hawaii Anthology. His poems have appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Hawaii Pacific Review, Poetry, Harvard Review, New Letters, Antioch Review, New York Quarterly, and many other journals. He is a Professor Emeritus of Art History and American Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He occasionally teaches poetry workshops such as those he has offered recently at Poets House in New York City and at the Honolulu Museum of Arts. He has lived in Leeward Oahu since the early 1970s.

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Keiki Storytime + Walkabout: "Mapping Sam"
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Keiki Storytime + Walkabout: "Mapping Sam"

Join Adele Balderston (88 Block Walks) and Thad Higa (HIZAB library) for a special storytime of the book “Mapping Sam” by Joyce Hesselberth. After the story, participants will walk around the block and make their own maps to keep.

For young cartographers and explorers aged 8 and under. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Limited space available. Book, storytime and walkabout are included in ticket price.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keiki-walkabout-tickets-74046171091

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FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS pau hana
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS pau hana

A monthly series celebrating book culture, for October 8th we ask you to bring a book that changed your life, a book that was important at a critical time in your life, or one that radically changed the way you think.

BYOB potluck - bring a dish and/or drink to share.

Socializing and book browsing starting at 6pm, show and tell from 6:30-7:30pm.

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Presencing: Living into the Future
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Presencing: Living into the Future

Presencing: Living into the Future 

a transformative workshop co-led by Vanessa Cabrales and Diane O’Neal 

We invite you to join us for an afternoon of collective Presencing. Based on principles from the book Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, presencing is defined as the liminal space between letting go and new understanding, where you *receive the new.* Presencing is described as a critical step in the process of tapping into new, holistic solutions to the problems we encounter as communities and a species. 

During this 3 hour workshop, we will review key themes and passages in Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, engage in open dialogue, and finally, invite an opportunity for an embodied experience of U-theory together - from talking about it, to being it. The goal of this workshop is to give you more resources and experiences to draw upon for living into your future and is intentionally designed for the real-time integration of your learning and synthesis. 

We invite community members from all walks of life and backgrounds who have a deep love for learning and desire personal and collective transformation. How do we invite change that is integrated with our whole being? How do we navigate ambiguity? How can presencing with conceptual tools such as U theory assist us? How can we come together to vision and anchor shared future potentials?

$33 / Ticket price includes 3-hour workshop and the book Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future by Peter M. Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers. 

Limited amount of spots available, reserve your ticket here: http://livingintothefuture.eventbrite.com

Vanessa’s Bio:

Vanessa “Mariposa” Cabrales is a visionary, researcher, culture curator, teacher, meditator, and artist. She is from the Americas. Born in Venezuela to Colombian parents and raised in the United States she explores thresholds and magical realism as gateways to the Ephemeral and the process of Becoming. Her academic work uses an autoethnographic performative methodology to explore ancientist futurism, theorizing this ethos as a way to recognize a planetary dream assisting in the purpose of the human species. She leads the organizational culture at Thriving Community Solutions centered on deep listening and emergence. She has designed and facilitated courses: Emergence: Originality as Sovereignty through The Dragon Institute and co-facilitated Playing with Emergent/ Contemplative Learning through the Transformative Learning Foundation. 

Diane’s Bio:

Diane O’Neal is a multifaceted designer and strategist and the founder of DAOlabs, an experimental social think tank and creative studio. The aim of DAOlabs is to explore alternative solutions within business, culture and the marketplace for the purpose of reinstilling equitable, imaginative and life-affirming values and practices into our communities. After receiving a self-guided degree in visual culture and art from the College of William and Mary in 2007, she has worked extensively in various industries cultivating an understanding of branding, consumer culture theory, and experience design, among other disciplines. As a community organizer and spiritual advocate, she calls for a return of collective awareness in which everything is recognized and honored as sacred. With this awareness, as business leaders, politicians, healers, farmers, craftsmen, teachers, professionals and the like, we will return to collectively creating our world and the policies that dictate it from a space of heart-centered knowing.

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Mele Archipelago - Reading and Open Mic
Sep
21
4:30 PM16:30

Mele Archipelago - Reading and Open Mic

MELE–Archipelago–

Homage to Ștefan Baciu for the Poet's Centennial Anniversary

A Reading and Open Mic for Cutting Edge and Avant-Garde Poetry and Prose

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Featuring:

Yoshiro Sakamoto, an introduction on Ștefan Baciu on his life works and his international literary magazine, MELE–International Poetry Letter

Jean Yamasaki Toyama

Tom Haar

John Zuern

Laura Ruby

Tony Quagliano as read by Laura Ruby

Ștefan Baciu on his wife Mira and Patria, translated by Joel Bradshaw and read by Laura Ruby

Open mic: we invite you to read a poem or short prose passage in the spirit of “Baciu’s MELE spirit which craves for the poetry as Freedom, Truth, Action, and Revolution.” Baciu was a proponent of leading-cutting edge and innovative poetry. This publication and readings hope to fulfil that legacy.

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MELE means “Poetry,” “Song,” or “Praying” in the Hawaiian language, indicating the core of oral literary tradition, essential in the Hawaiian culture. In the name of MELE, Ștefan Baciu sent letters to his friends who were dispersed around the world, in order to recruit their poems and artworks.

Answering his call, poetry, drama plays, visual art such as photography or illustrations, personal messages...diverse and abundant literary works reached Baciu’s hands from all over the globe.

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This publication and presentation is made possible by the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation and the Tony Quagliano International Poetry Fund and the Baciu Cultural Fund, and in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities.

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Keep it Kaimuki Pop-Up Market
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Keep it Kaimuki Pop-Up Market

A pop-up market from 10am to 3pm in our warehouse with hands-on printmaking activities by Honolulu Printmakers (fun for the whole family!).

Featuring local vendors:

BREADSHOP

Instagram: @breadshophnl

Yummy baked treats.


TEN TOMORROW

Instagram: @tentomorrow

www.tentomorrow.com

We are a local women’s clothing brand. Effortlessly chic styles for every day and all Made in Hawaii.

‘awa + ‘ōlena

Instagram: @awa_and_olena

www.awaandolena.com

jewelry, home goods, wellness, natural beauty

Retrospect Designs

Instagram: @Retrospect_Designs

Retrospect-designs.com

Retrospect Designs builds custom furniture, fixtures and decor with a focus on using locally sourced reclaimed materials.

OKAA SAN by Nikki Oka

Instagram: @okaa_san

Quirky but cute stickers, stationery, postcards and zines.

mariko merritt ceramics

Instagram: @heybeachcake

Dots by Mariko. A limited edition collection of small-batch stoneware mugs, bowls and more.

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Back to School Mixer for Hawaii Educators
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Back to School Mixer for Hawaii Educators

On behalf of Achieve3000 and da Shop: books + curiosities, we are excited to invite you to join us for an evening of fun, food, and music to kick off the new school year!

This event is open to all educators, and we encourage you to bring friends and family!

Drop in to da Shop any time between 5:30pm and 7:00pm on September 18th, 2019. Come enjoy some time to connect with fellow educators and celebrate with us!

As always, every day is Teacher Appreciation Day at da Shop, so take advantage of special discounts for educators on all books!

Click on the link below to RSVP.

RSVP here

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"Sharing the Journey" Author Talk & Book Signing
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

"Sharing the Journey" Author Talk & Book Signing

Join us for a morning with May Rosanna Hsi as she talks about her book “My Aha Moments: Sharing the Journey,” a spiritual memoir.

About the book:

“The author’s open, honest sharing of joys and setbacks along a path of searching, sorting out values, and adjusting to marriage will inspire, delight, provoke smiles—and may even serve as guidance to readers as they face their own life-struggles.”

About the Author.

May Rosanna His was born in Canton, China, and was brought up in Hong Kong. After finishing high school at Maryknoll Convent School, she received a bachelor’s degree in English from Holy Names University in Oakland, California, and a Diploma in Education from Durham University in England. She worked in California for several years before moving to Honolulu in 1975 to marry Peter Hsi. Rosanna is active in the National League of American Pen Women, the Alliance Française, the IBDI ballroom dance club, and the Han Cheng Music Association of Hawaii (Chinese chorale). She enjoys travel, walking, being with friends, and especially cherishes time with her children and grandchildren.

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Friends of Italy 'Groundbreaking Research on Cancer' Talk
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

Friends of Italy 'Groundbreaking Research on Cancer' Talk

Angela Bononi, Ph.D., an award-winning postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, will be discussing her groundbreaking research on the link between genetic and environmental factors and cancer. Bononi’s most recent work centers on inherited mutations of a gene called BAP1 and their role in tumor growth.

Her lecture is part of the “From Italy to Hawaii” series presented by Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii and Da Shop. This series features experts from all over Italy who discuss topics that affect both Italy and Hawaii.  

Bononi will also address questions from the audience.

 August 29, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION:

Visit friendsofitalyhawaii.org to register. 

Event page: http://friendsofitalyhawaii.org/event-3453820

ABOUT ANDREA:

Dr. Angela Bononi graduated from the University of Ferrara and for the past six years has been working at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. She will explain how her research in Italy and Hawaii helped her in making a pioneering discovery in the field of cancer prevention, after studying cancer patients in Turkey and the USA who shared a very unique DNA story. In 2017 the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation conferred her the Hogan Lovells Award, recognizing her as the best among early stage investigators working in North America in the field of Medicine, Biosciences and Cognitive Science, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, impactful and honors their country of origin. This summer the magazine “Fortune Italia” featured her among the “40 under 40” Italian talents that we should keep an eye on.

 

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"Cooking in Pono" author talk, book signing, cooking demo + tasting
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

"Cooking in Pono" author talk, book signing, cooking demo + tasting

Moʻolelo Menu...

Moʻolelo (talking story) with author and Lomilomi healer LiAnn Uyeda as she cooks, serving

dishes that are ono (delicious) and stories that are pono (good).

“When the cook is pono, the food is more ono.”

On the menu...

Serving: Chicken Hekka

Moʻolelo: Forgive...What the Heck?

Forgiving is for saving yourself, not the other. When you can be grateful for the trigger to heal yourself, you have the pono within you!

Serving: Garbage Cookies

Moʻolelo: Trash the Pilikia

Pilikia (troubled feelings/thoughts) prevents pono growth for yourself and all around you.

“No one gave us “da manual” for life experiences. Challenges and triggers are gifts for you to grow. Let‘s water, nurture and live in pono.”- LiAnn Uyeda

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Writing Workshop - Formed in Fire: Storysmithing with Passion and Precision
Aug
18
12:30 PM12:30

Writing Workshop - Formed in Fire: Storysmithing with Passion and Precision

Join us for a free writing workshop with teacher Arianne "Tex" Thompson!

Formed in Fire: Storysmithing with Passion and Precision

Should you write three acts or five? 'Save the Cat' or pants a zero-draft? And the $64 question: is there life outside the Hero's Journey?

If you are long on plotting advice and short on certainty, have no fear: there is a process and a story structure that will suit you perfectly - and we are going to find it! Come take a tour of the most common story shapes, discover the logic they are built on, and learn how you can adapt or even abandon them in a way that still satisfies your voice, your vision, and your readers. Forget the formulas, and prepare to take your place at the forge!

BIO

Arianne "Tex" Thompson is a ‘rural fantasy’ author, egregiously enthusiastic speaker, and professional ruckus-raiser. She is the author of Children of the Drought, an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris, as well as an instructor for Writing Workshops Dallas and ‘chief instigator’ of WORD – Writers Organizations ‘Round Dallas. Now she’s blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, catastrophically cheerful one-woman stampede. Find her online at thetexfiles.com and wordwriters.org!

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For the Love of Books
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

For the Love of Books

FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS is an informal monthly gathering centered around creating book culture.

For August 13, we ask you to BYOBB (bring a beverage of your choice and a book off your personal bookshelf to show & tell). Bring anything from art/design books, lesser-known fiction, a journal/notebook, a children’s book, or any book you deem special and worthy of sharing.

Pau hana with us and shop after hours! Event will be from 6:00-8:00pm

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Cook Book Club: featuring "Six Seasons"
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Cook Book Club: featuring "Six Seasons"

Join us for the first Cook Book Club at da Shop, a collaboration with Slow Food O’ahu .

RSVP here (limited space available): http://dashopcookbookclub.eventbrite.com

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We're very excited to announce our first cookbook club gathering, a discussion and potluck led by Molly Pierce and Kristin McAndrews (Slow Food Oahu) inspired by the book Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables, which is available for purchase at da Shop!

when: saturday, august 10 | 5-7pm 

where: da Shop: books + curiosities | 3565 harding ave. kaimuki

parking available in municipal lot across the street 

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Please bring a homemade dish from the book Six Seasons, a bottle of wine if you wish (BYOB), & your own dishes, silverware cups and serving spoons (in an effort to be eco-conscious). 

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Six Seasons  received the James Beard Award for Best Book in Vegetable Focused Cooking and has also been acknowledged as Best Cookbook of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, Food Network Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, USA Today, the Seattle Times and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. 

Joshua McFadden says that his “goal in writing this book was to encourage and energize cooks of all skill levels—that means you—in your efforts at seasonal and local eating” (11). McFadden also encourages shopping at locally sourced food markets. 

More about the author here: https://www.joshuamcfadden.com 

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Trees for Kaimuki w/ EnVision Kaimuki
Jul
27
12:00 AM00:00

Trees for Kaimuki w/ EnVision Kaimuki

Trees for Kaimuki Kickoff Meeting

Saturday July 27 | 10am to 12:00pm

A Tree Filled Kaimuki

Our neighborhood is being supported by the City, Tress for Honolulu’s Future, The Outdoor Circle and Smart Trees Pacific to plant as many of the right trees as possible to improve our pedestrian experience, beautify our business corridor and the community in general by helping to cool our neighborhood. The urban canopy will also help mitigate the increasing warming of the earth.

“What do you EnVision for Kaimuki?“

FREE, RSVP at eventbrite

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Hawaii Regional Cuisine Author Talk & Book Signing
Jul
20
3:30 PM15:30

Hawaii Regional Cuisine Author Talk & Book Signing

Slow Food O’ahu, University of Hawai’i Press & da Shop present an afternoon with author Samuel Hideo Yamashita around the release of his new book, “Hawaii Regional Cuisine”

FREE with RSVP online here

HAWAI‘I REGIONAL CUISINE: The Food Movement That Changed the Way Hawai‘i Eats. by Samuel Hideo Yamashita

The first in‐depth study on the origins, philosophy, develop‐ment, and legacy of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine (HRC), this book is based on interviews with thirty‐six chefs, farmers, retailers, culinary arts educators, and food writers, as well as on nearly everything written about the HRC chefs in the national and local media. Yamashita follows the history of this important regional movement from its origins in 1991 through the following decades, offering a boldly original analysis of its cuisine and impact on the islands.

The founding group of twelve chefs—Sam Choy, Roger Dikon, Mark Ellman, Amy Ferguson Ota, Beverly Gannon, Jean‐Marie Josselin, George Mavrothalassitis, Peter Merriman, Philippe Padovani, Gary Strehl, Alan Wong, and Roy Yamaguchi— grandly announced in August 1991 the establishment of what they called Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine. At the time, they had no idea how dramatically they would change the food scene in the islands. While they each had their own style, their common commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality at their restaurants quickly attracted the interest of journalists writing for national newspapers and magazines.

The book’s final chapters close with a discussion of the leading chefs of the next generation and an assessment of HRC's impact on farming, fishing, ranching, aquaculture, and culinary education in the islands. Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine will satisfy those who are passionate about food and intrigued by changes in local foodways.

Bio of Author: 

Samuel Hideo Yamashita is currently the Henry E. Sheffield Professor of History at Pomona College, where he has taught since 1983. He grew up in Kailua, on the island of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. A Woodrow Wilson Fellowship led to graduate work in history at the University of Michigan and a postdoctoral year at Harvard University.

Long fascinated with food as a historical subject, he has been gathering material for a history of Japanese food since 2009 and has given lectures on the origins and evolution of Japanese cuisine and the “Japanese turn” in fine dining in the United States. Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine is his first book‐length foray into food studies and part of a larger exploration of fusion cuisines along the Pacific Rim.

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Natto Time: talk story + demo with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Natto Time: talk story + demo with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa

$10 tickets available online here: http://nattotime.eventbrite.com

Natto Demonstration

Eien will talk about natto, the fascinating, delicious, and nutritious Japanese fermented soybeans. In Japan, natto is highly regarded as a ‘superfood’ with many health benefits including cardiovascular health, brain function, bone and teeth strength, and improved digestive system. Because the best Japanese natto is not imported, this is a rare opportunity to taste fresh, organic natto, whether you consider yourself a fan or not. The demo includes a tasting of Eien’s own fresh natto as well as a lecture about the production process, history, nutrition information, and both traditional and non-traditional recipes, followed by an audience Q & A.

Testimonial

“Eien's demonstration of natto was very popular at our annual Mochitsuki celebration. Both longtime lovers of natto and foodies exploring a new aspect of fermentation were fascinated by his deep and precise knowledge of natto and its health benefits that he has honed over years of perfecting his natto making. People enjoyed the samples and many commented that they loved learning about a new food.” - Valerie Otani, Mochitsuki Portland Coordinator

Biography

Eien Hunter-Ishikawa is a musician and educator based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a passionate home cook and fermentationist. Born in Japan, Eien grew up in a household with a tradition of gardening, cooking, fermenting, and fishing. One of his earliest childhood fermentation projects was making natto, the Japanese fermented soybeans. Because fresh and delicious natto was hard to find in North America, Eien started making his own in 2010, refining his process for the best flavor, texture, and consistency. Eien has also presented other food-related topics such as Japanese knife sharpening, kimchi making, and bread baking in Portland, Mountain View, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Honolulu. His website’s popular blog includes many of these and other food projects documented.

https://www.eienhunterishikawa.com/blog-archive

https://www.eienhunterishikawa.com/natto-time

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An event co-sponsored by East-West Center 

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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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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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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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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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