Hula & Storytelling with Kumu Malia
Nov
21
to Mar 6

Hula & Storytelling with Kumu Malia

Kumu Malia will be continuing to hold Hula & Storytelling every Wednesday until Dec 19th. She will be taking a break from Dec 20th thru Jan 31st.

Classes will resume Wednesday February 6, 2019.

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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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.

HI SOUP is taking entry submissions for possible projects to get funded, so if you have an idea for a literary-related project that you want to enter, we encourage you to apply here: google link

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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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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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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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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Changemakers - Stories, Art & Architecture
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Changemakers - Stories, Art & Architecture

da Shop: books + curiosities presents

a panel of place-based storytellers, artists, & architects around the theme of acknowledging the past while looking forward into the future to create change

Doors open at 4:00pm | Program: 4:30-5:30pm | Q&A: 5:30pm

PRESENTATIONS

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

88 Block Walks - Adele Balderston

Ala Wai Centennial - Sean Connelly

Paradigm Now: The Albizia Project - Joey Valenti

free & open to the public

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Friends of Italy presents: Land That Connects Hearts
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Friends of Italy presents: Land That Connects Hearts

thursday, January 31, 6:30-7:30

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

Gigi Cocquio, Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha, “Land That Connects Hearts”

Gigi will share his reflections about his life of service towards community self-reliance and peacemaking in Italy, on the Waianae Coast, and beyond.

$5 for members | $7 for non-members

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


*Registration link: get tickets

About the speaker: Gigi Cocquio was born in the small village of Uggiate (Italy) and served as a Catholic priest in the Philippines, working with the people in Tondo, the largest squatter community in Asia. After being deported from the Philippines by President Marcos in 1976, Gigi came to Hawai‘i and became involved in the Leprosy community of Hale Mohalu. In 1979, he founded Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha, with the mission of “creating peaceful communities in harmony with nature, through the eyes, hands and hearts of the children.” Together with the children of our community, Hoa ʻĀina helps to rediscover Hawaiian culture as well as the love for the land, for each other, and for the world. The Farm is a place where dreams have become a reality, by developing a barren piece of land into an educational resource center. Gigi will share his reflections about his life of service towards community self-reliance and peace-making in Italy, on the Waiʻanae Coast, and beyond.

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Frog and Toad: A Story Time Celebrating Friendship!
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Frog and Toad: A Story Time Celebrating Friendship!

Frog and Toad: A Story Time Celebrating Friendship!

Sunday, January 27 @ 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a special treat! Local educators Lauren Inouye and Carol Takamine will present an interactive story time featuring Frog and Toad, two of the most beloved children's literature characters. Come ready to laugh and learn about how the joys and trials of life are always more fun with a best friend at your side!

Frog and Toad books as well as other stories about friendship now available for purchase at da Shop.

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Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

Knife Skills 101 Workshop with Mark Noguchi (Slow Food Oahu)

Slow Food Oahu presents: Knife Skills 101 + Family Meal with Chef Mark Noguchi

TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT

Knife Skills 101

Join Chef Mark Noguchi as he leads workshop participants through the basic knife skills everyone should be comfortable with in the kitchen. This workshop will cover an introduction to knife care and sharpening, grip, technique and safety protocols, the basics of slicing and chopping common ingredients, and then put it all to work in helping to prep the family meal for the event: Chef Gooch’s favorite stir fry!

Bring 1-2 of your favorite knifes, and Chef “Gooch” will show you how to put it to better use.

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SOUNDING SPACE: a workshop for creatives
Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

SOUNDING SPACE: a workshop for creatives

sounding space: aligning with values | a 3-part workshop series 

A workshop for creatives, artists, designers, change makers. A sounding space where you can be heard, refine ideas, and workshop projects and ideas.

$10 donation at the door or $25 for all 3 workshops 

Please bring to the first class: notebook/writing utensils, idea for what you want to work on (whether it be a specific project or identifying a blockage you want to work on), an open mind.

Click here to reserve your spot (walk-ins also welcome as capacity allows)

January 20th, 4:00-6:00pm

1. VALUES (alignment) 

exercise to identify and align with values. 

READING. Go over spine chapter of Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit (book available for purchase at da Shop).

INTERACTIVE. workshop on ethos of self, essence of project 


February 17th, 4:00-6:00pm 

2. INTEGRATION (time + space)

Ideation / deep dive into practice in March.

READING. TBD. 

CONNECTIVE. Discussion: what is coming up for you, holding you back, what are you struggling with. Gentle “workshopping” of ideas/sketches or works in progress. 

create your own SOUL ASSIGNMENT.  Push through to create. 

March 17th, 4:00-6:00pm

3. TRANSFORMATION (alchemical resonance) 

Through aligning with values, showing up for the creative / spiritual practice, and utilizing time and space, what comes through? - Writing reflection for self. 

READING.  Share out of reflections. 

WORKSHOP / REFLECTION. 

Show completed project/work. Constructive critique and written reflections from fellow creatives in safe space.

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E-MERGE collective is a not-for-profit here to support, collaborate, and redefine how the community interacts w/ hawaii’s makers & creatives. https://www.e-mergecollective.com


h/d research design institute is a brand new entity devoted to redefining social infrastructure through identifying +  applying values in personal and public spheres. h/d reimagines possibilities for the future where art, design, architecture, and ideas cross-pollinate.

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MAGA new book release + signing // Tinfish Press
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

MAGA new book release + signing // Tinfish Press

Join us for the brand new book release of MAGA by Timothy Dyke (Tinfish Press). The publication date and release party on January 20, 2019, conincide with the second anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.

01/20/19 | 1:00-2:30pm | da Shop: books + curiosities

Featuring Timothy Dyke & Susan Schultz with “The Viewpoint is Presumption” - doctored tweets from Poetry Dispatches: https://www.dispatchespoetrywars.com/


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In  MAGA, Timothy Dyke achieves a procedural feat, unspooling the MAGA acronym into an unpredictable, raucous ride where realpolitik meets art on Alchemy Avenue in Alabama and where it’s possible to “Make / America Gyrate Again.” In a book thick with social criticism, Dyke spins language through the political rock tumbler and out pops a searing anthem against unremitting grift in an age of creeping authoritarianism. This is poetry that refuses to accept the status quo with all its Attorneys General, “masculinity addiction,” and ethical atrophy. This is a poetic plea for a refreshed ethical metric.
— Jules Boykoff

The poems in Timothy Dyke’s  MAGA  are tragically hilarious, measuredly intimate, addictive, and positively grim. Dyke is a poet-magician who repeatedly chips away at the acronym so skillfully you almost forget that it stood for anything.  MAGA  reminds me that art is our only hope or, at the very least, a hopeful departure.
— Jaimie Gusman

 
Excerpt

My ass gives attitude.
Maybe attitude goes
awry more as guys age.

Many axes give aggressive
men access. Go assault
my aging grandmother,

asshole. My air gets annexed.
Metaphor alert. Go away.
My angels got annulled.

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THE GIFT OF CALLIGRAPHY - WORKSHOP in HONOLULU
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

THE GIFT OF CALLIGRAPHY - WORKSHOP in HONOLULU

THE GIFT OF CALLIGRAPHY - WORKSHOP & BOOK SIGNING at da Shop

January 19, Saturday, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm -
ticketed WORKSHOP | click HERE to reserve your spot while openings last

A very special workshop and book signing in Honolulu, in conjunction with the recent publication of "The Gift of Calligraphy: A Modern Approach to Hand Lettering with 25 Projects to Give and to Keep". This 2 hour workshop is designed for complete beginners. Inspire and immerse yourself in the elegant art of calligraphy. The focus will be on learning to hold the pen and making a mark, and less about perfection. You will be amazed at how meditative the process of practicing can be.

Each person will receive a personalized calligraphy kit which includes black and white ink, calligraphy pen (a wooden holder and nib) a practice book black and white paper, a signed copy of The Gift of Calligraphy book and lots of inspiration to continue your practice on your own.

12:00pm-2:00pm - FREE book signing with the author | click HERE for more info

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The Gift of Calligraphy ~ now available at da Shop
by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

An easy-to-follow guide to learning the art of calligraphy, with 25 gorgeously photographed projects that use calligraphy to make beautiful gifts and home décor. Calligraphy and hand lettering have surged in popularity as people rediscover traditional handicrafts as a creative outlet and way to relax. Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, calligraphy teacher and author of Belle Calligraphy, brings her signature modern style to this traditional craft. Projects are all accompanied by clear step-by-step photography and inspiring shots of the finished pieces.

About the artist: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

With over 15 years of experience, she has been commissioned for bespoke wedding invitations, editorial features, and licensed products, exhibiting her elegant and playful signature style for a range of clients. Her work has appeared in Martha Stewart Weddings, Sunset Magazine, Victoria, Better Homes and Gardens, and Brides, and has been featured on Design*Sponge, Besotted, Brooklyn Bride, Oh Happy Day, Snippet & Ink, Sunday Suppers, and Style Me Pretty.

Drawing inspiration from her botanical engravings, vintage alphabet specimens, and her numerous travels abroad, Maybelle has been known to journey to Paris for just the right calligraphy nib. Her love of ephemera and faraway places inspired a few collaborations such as “Belle Calligraphy Kit” published in 2015 is a calligraphy kit based on the materials and supplies that she has designed for her workshops. She developed "Calligraphy in the 21st Century", a popular San Francisco workshop booked months in advance, as a way to share her passion with the creative community. She has taught her workshop in Brisbane, Honolulu, Jaipur, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Portland, Sydney and Tokyo. "The Gift of Calligraphy" is her second publication.

Maybelle is from Kaneohe and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and twins.

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 Chinese New Year's Celebration + Book Signing of 'Remembering Shanghai'
Jan
13
10:30 AM10:30

Chinese New Year's Celebration + Book Signing of 'Remembering Shanghai'

Sunday, January 13, 2019

10:30am - arrival | 1930s Shanghai slideshow | shop bookstore + pop-up of Mozaic designs

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. - new year's blessing | kung fu exhibition | lion dance interactive performed by Chinese Lion Dance Association  

11:30 a.m. - Shanghai memoir book presentation with Claire Chao, followed by Q+A

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Live Chinese calligraphy by Ina Chang

12:00 p.m. onwards - book signing | talk story | children's activities/storytime

subject to change

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Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels ~ now available at da Shop
by Claire Chao and Isabel Sun Chao

True stories of glamour, drama, and tragedy told through five generations of a Shanghai family from the last days of imperial rule to the Cultural Revolution. Also included are 160 sumptuous images of rarely-published historical illustrations from private collections, original watercolors by two artists, and the authors’ own family photographs.

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“A multi-generational epic ... written to make Chinese traditions easily accessible.” —John Berger, Honolulu Star Advertiser

“This insightful memoir provides personal details that [serve] as living history to better understand China today and yesterday.” —Dr. William Zanella, associate professor of Asian history (ret.), Honolulu, HI

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Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Young Hawai'i Filmmakers Showcase - Oceania on the Reel

For January, Oceania on the Reel focuses on young Hawai'i film makers in collaboration with the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities, Hawai'i History Day, Hawai'i Women in Filmmaking, and the Cultural Animation Film Festival.

Films cover a range of topics from Japanese service during WWII, to social anxiety and dress codes in school.  

Event starts at 11:00am, free + open to public



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Pathways to Publication: The Penguins Made Me Do It! featuring Kirsten Carlson
Jan
9
5:30 PM17:30

Pathways to Publication: The Penguins Made Me Do It! featuring Kirsten Carlson

Wednesday, January 9th

5:30-7:00pm | da Shop: books + curiosities | free

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators presents “How my passion for science and art led to a career as an illustrator & writer of children’s stories.”

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Hawaii

hawaii.scbwi.org

About Kirsten Carlson

Her quest to communicate the beauty and wonder of nature has thus far resulted in the publication of three picture books, one activity book and most recently a feature in a children’s magazine about her project in Antarctica. Kirsten blends her skills as scientist, artist, designer, photographer, illustrator and writer to create her stories. Her presentation will reveal the dreams, goals, milestones and challenges she’s faced—tips useful for anyone pursuing a children’s literature career. She and her husband, two cats, and two dogs live on the island of Oahu in Kaiula, Hawaii. Visit Kirsten’s website: www.kirstencarlson.net

KIRSTE
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Winter story time w/ Christin Lozano
Jan
5
11:00 AM11:00

Winter story time w/ Christin Lozano

Winter story time w/ Christin Lozano
Saturday, January 5 @ 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a magical time exploring the wonderful season of winter and bears with Christin Lozano, Kaimuki librarian and author of Island Toes (Bess Press). A simple craft to follow the reading. For children ages birth through 8.

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 "Coast to Coast on a Tandem" Talk Story + Book Signing
Jan
3
5:30 PM17:30

"Coast to Coast on a Tandem" Talk Story + Book Signing

Hawaii Bicycling League and da Shop: books + curiosities present a night celebrating bicycle adventures!

Meet Tracy and Peter Flucke who traveled on a tandem bicycle for 4,362 miles across the Northern Tier of the United States as chronicled in their book "Coast to Coast on a Tandem: Our Adventure Crossing the USA on a Bicycle Built for Two."

Doors at 5:30, 6:00pm talk begins.

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Loyalty Pau Hana - Music, Beer & Gift Wrapping
Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

Loyalty Pau Hana - Music, Beer & Gift Wrapping

Join us from 5:00-8:00pm on December 17th for a special Monday Pau Hana—Loyalty members only! If you aren’t already a loyalty member it’s easy and free to sign up! Just make a purchase and ask to fill out our loyalty card.

As a way of saying thank you for supporting independent and local bookstores, we’re offering an exclusive shopping night with music by DJ Swinging Bananas (KTUH), beer, and free gift wrapping with $30 purchase.

Please join us! We hope to see you there!

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Musical Story Time with Ukulele Hale
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Musical Story Time with Ukulele Hale

Musical Story Time with Ukulele Hale
Sunday, December 16 @ 11:00 a.m.

In collaboration with our Kaimuki neighbor Jody Kamisato of Ukulele Hale, let's get into the pidgin spirit of the holidays! Featuring Bess Press's "Numbah One Day of Christmas," this story time hour is for children ages birth thru 99. Come prepared to have a merry time singing, reading, and ho-ho-ho-ing your way through the twelve Hawaiian days of Christmas.

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Urban Sketchers presents 'Sketch Event at da Shop'
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Urban Sketchers presents 'Sketch Event at da Shop'

Urban Sketchers (USk) is a nonprofit organization that promotes location drawing and connects sketchers around the world. We are the O‘ahu chapter of USk.

web: oahu.urbansketchers.org | e: uskoahu@gmail.com

Meeting point: at the store entrance. The urban sketchers admins will be wearing orange shirts.

Cost: Free (although you'll see plenty of tempting books and games!).

What to expect: An informal get-together for sketchers of all experience levels. Open to the public.

What to bring: Art supplies of your choice.

Schedule: Please arrive early for a short overview of the space by our hosts! Unstructured sketching to follow until an 11:30 a.m. show-and-tell session at the meeting point.

Vehicle Parking: Free street parking and municipal lot parking (fee).

Event will be held regardless of weather.

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Slow Food Oahu - Slow Books Launch Party
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Slow Food Oahu - Slow Books Launch Party

Calling all foodies, book lovers, gardeners, growers, and literary/culinary enthusiasts!

Slow Food and da Shop have teamed up to celebrate food, farming, and books that inspire us. Join us for refreshments and talk story!

Attendees at this launch partnership celebration will receive:

  • special pricing on the Slow Food Book Club books for 2019

  • Holiday Gift Giving ideas

  • first chance to sign up for Mark Noguchi’s January Knife Skills Workshop (paired with an excellent book on the Knife, it would be a great gift for the foodie in your life!)

  • chance to meet the Slow Food Board

  • Slow Food Swag

  • talk to and buy from local vendors like Oahu Fresh (da Shop is now a CSA location!), Sweet land dairy, Local I’a, and more

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An Hour of Code with Keiki Coding
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

An Hour of Code with Keiki Coding

Join us Saturday Dec 8th for an Hour of Code with Keiki Coding!

Time: 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm
Place: da Shop, Bess Press, 3565 Harding Avenue, Kaimukī

Learn how to code and create video games while bringing the history and stories of Hawai’i to life with an Hour of Code and Keiki Coding! 

The Keiki Coding program is created by Professional Animators, Cultural Practitioners, Artists, and Game Designers to take Keiki on a journey which help them to not only understand more of the world around them, but to also Learn the skills and logic of becoming a video game coder! Total beginners will learn core skills. Experienced kids will learn new techniques and increase their coding skill & proficiency.

Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

Hour of Code with Keiki Coding is open to all ages from 5 to 18. First come first serve laptops are available so feel free to bring your own just in case!

See you there!

Sponsored by: Twiddle Productions Inc. and Bess Press.

www.twiddleproductions.com

For more info contact  info@twiddleproductions.com

International Hour of Code:  https://hourofcode.com/us

Keiki Coding: http://www.twiddleproductions.com/education.html

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Deuxmers Publishing Literary Launch Party (Poetry, Photography, Dance)
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Deuxmers Publishing Literary Launch Party (Poetry, Photography, Dance)

da Shop presents an evening of poetry, photography and dance

Saturday, December 1
5:00pm to 7:00pm

celebrating three of Deuxmers Publishing’s newest books:

Peggy Ferris (photography)
Dreaming of Iona (photography)
Keep the Change: selected poems from the Turkish Second New (poetry)

. . .

5:30pm poetry reading followed by a dance performance by Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre and light refreshments.

Limited edition (50) of Dreaming of Iona books, special broadside with each purchase of Keep the Change (while supplies last), Photography print showcase from Peggy Ferris (photo prints available) & other Deuxmers titles will be available

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more about the books:

Keep the Change: selected poems from the Turkish Second New

Second New is a conceptual poetry movement that emerged in Turkey in the 1950's and continued into the 70's. It is conceptual in the sense that the poetry was developed independently without any manifesto, rules or guidelines and that the name “Second New” was coined afterwards, but in principle the works shared an avant-garde style with characteristics described as personal, obscure and abstract. The core poets, in no particular order, are İlhan Berk, Turgut Uyar, Edip Cansever, Cemal Süreya, Ece Ayhan, Ülkü Tamer and Sezai Karakoç. 

Keep the Change is a short collection of selected poems for only three of the poets, Cemal Süreya, Turgut Uyar and İlhan Berk as a tiny slice of the poems of the Second New, nevertheless, it is representative of the style and stands as a complete piece of derivative work while staying close to the originals.

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Dreaming of IONA

A collection of candid images from various IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre events in Honolulu,
captured on film between 2006 and 2017 by Omer Kursat

A creative and rare glimpse into the backstage moments of IONA dancers, crew and  volunteers … beautifully captured through the mind and lens of Omer Kursat

— Cheryl Flaharty, IONA Founder and Artistic Director

. . .

Peggy Ferris

The story of this collection of photographs started at a garage sale upon acquiring a rusted index card box containing medium-format negatives. They belonged to Peggy Ferris, a journalist and a photographer who started her career in California and eventually journeyed to and settled in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. After her death, the negatives were inherited by her cousin, who some years later placed them in a garage sale in Honolulu.

The tin box was a treasure chest full of visually captivating images from a bygone era, unleashing a dormant stream of magical, fossilized memories. What might have been lost forever was thankfully captured on film by Ferris, a highly gifted yet unknown photographer with a tremendously keen eye.  

The photographs depict historical scenes in California, at various Santa Clara County locations such as Angels Camp, Austin Corners, Alma College and Aldercroft Heights, as well as a few glimpses of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The collection also includes portraits of a broad range of subjects, including Ferris herself, all of which are included in the first part of the book. The second part consists of a set of particularly fascinating images that portray the members of Roadrunner Productions, a theater troupe formed by Stanford University graduates.

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Honolulu Photography Night
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Honolulu Photography Night

Honolulu Photography Night #4

for photographers by photographers

featuring Wayne Levin as guest speaker

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7pm to 9pm

for info about the group slideshow, email:

matt@hanahou.com

da Shop | 3565 Harding Ave | street parking available, free after 6

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Keep it Kaimuki Holiday Market Pop-Up @ da Shop warehouse
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

Keep it Kaimuki Holiday Market Pop-Up @ da Shop warehouse

Pop-Up @ da Shop
Small Business Saturday
📌 November 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We are excited to invite you to our very first POP-UP @ da Shop, a holiday market that features locally-made and locally-loved gifts. This holiday market will take place in the warehouse space adjacent to the book shop on Small Business Saturday (SBS), November 24th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

🚗 Parking available in lots between 11th Ave and Koko Head Ave
and at the Kaimuki Library parking lot (2 blocks away from da Shop)

Welcoming the listed below as our pop-up vendors!
MA.GA.NDA
MA.GA.NDA, meaning "beautiful," began as a serendipitous project inspired by the beauty of femininity. Featuring jewelry that provides light and minimalist pleasure. All pieces are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind for dressing up or casual accents.
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Amy Lee Calligraphy
offering personalized calligraphy for cards and gift tags. Bring your address book and stamps (we'll have stamps available, too) and get a head start on your holiday gift list
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Thad Higa of Tiny Zine Hawaii
featuring handmade art and literary zines, prints, and experimental journals
.
Formidably Impressed and Lux + Alder (of Jiwa Jiwa Press)
featuring letterpress cards, gift tags, and all natural wax candles
.
Things Japanese by Arlyne Morikawa
(shibori scarves, kasuri ornaments, kimono fabric & hand-stitched cards)
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Brady Evans, artist and printmaker
selling hand-made and self-published comics, storybooks, zines, art prints, and stickers
.
Chloé Selarque of Jahier Studio
selling hand-embroidered textile goods inspired by Hawaiian landscape and the Hokule’a.
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Minny Lee, bookmaker + photographer
selling hand-made books and books published by Datz Press
.
Lauren May of Fine Spells
hand carved ceramic mamas and other decorated accessories

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Thanksgiving Story Time
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Thanksgiving Story Time

Thanksgiving Story Time
📌 Saturday, November 17
@ 11:00 a.m.


Join Aunty Dimpna at da Shop for a keiki circle story time, where we will share stories about family, thankfulness and maybe even a turkey or two. Simple craft to follow the reading. Geared for ages birth through 8, but all ages welcome.

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HPR Gen Listen Warehouse Party: 'Ae Love Aloha
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

HPR Gen Listen Warehouse Party: 'Ae Love Aloha

HPR Gen Listen presents 'Ae Love Aloha 
Friday, November 9
7:00pm-11:00pm

Join us for a very special tropical warehouse party featuring Roger Bong of Aloha Got Soul with a mix of Hawaii  70s and 80s music, exotica ,funk &disco beats.  
There will be dancing, pupus, exotic libations and local brews paired with the best of Bess Press' pacific island titles. 

Bring your pidgin to da max for a night that harkens back to simpler, groovier and more wild times.

Ticket includes drinks and food. 

$25 Hawai'i Public Radio/Gen Listen members,
$35 non-Hawai'i Public Radio/Gen Listen members. Become a member here!

 get your tickets now! before they sell out.

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Book Club Mixer for Book Lovers
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Book Club Mixer for Book Lovers

Book Club Mixer for Book Lovers
Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00-8:00pm 

Ever wonder what book clubs are out there, and how to join one? 
Hear a handful of local book clubs speak to their motivation and experiences in  starting their club
and what picks are coming up so you can potentially join in on the reading fun!   

Free + Open to public 

 

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Halloween Storytime!
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Halloween Storytime!

Weekend Story Time Series
 - Halloween Edition-  
 Sunday, October 28th @ 11:00 a.m.
'Room on the Broom' and other stories read by
Dave DeLuca, owner of da Shop: books + curiosities
. . . 
Ghouls and goblins ages birth through 8 are invited this Sunday to a spooktacular time celebrating Halloween. Costumes encouraged, and we will pass out non-candy treats after the reading. Halloween and autumn-themed books also available for purchase!  

 

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Resting Places Art Opening, Bookmaking Activity + Lecture
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Resting Places Art Opening, Bookmaking Activity + Lecture

Join us for the opening of Resting Places: Artists Book Exhibit inside da Shop: books + curiosities.

Artists explore concepts of what “resting places” mean—whether it be a cemetery, a garden, a bed, a sunset—in the form of a book.

1:00-2:00pm - Artist reception

1:45-2:45 - Make your own book! (Hands-on workshop led by Turning the Page)

3:00-4:00 - “Art of Death” Lecture by historian and author Nanette Napoleon, an expert on cemeteries

. . .

Come see these unique books and make a book to take home for yourself!

FREE + OPEN TO PUBLIC

Turning the Page is a collective of 25+ creative artists who use the book form for their artistic expression. TTP gathers once a month to share ideas and and techniques. For more information contact Honolulu Printmakers

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