Category: Events

Guy Kawasaki Offers ‘Straight Talk’

Guy Kawasaki Offers ‘Straight Talk’

Guy Kawasaki, renowned and Hawaii-born author, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, will be speaking in Honolulu on Monday. Kawasaki will be the featured guest for “Straight Talk Pau Hana,” a speaker series presented by Hawaiian Island Ministries. The “Straight Talk” events focus on “what counts in business and life,” and offer...

Day of Action in Hawaii on Sept. 27

Day of Action in Hawaii on Sept. 27

Olin Lagon of the “island-style activism” portal Kanu Hawaii is putting out the call for locals to volunteer for a day of service on Sept. 27, part of the national Service Nation initiative. “Kanu Hawaii wants to help make Hawaii the number one state in volunteers per capita, and make...

Startup Weekend, Island Style

Startup Weekend, Island Style

A bunch of geeks. An apartment. And 48 hours. Sid Savara and Shawn Drost are putting out the call to web developers, programmers, designers, and business gurus to imagine, plan, build, and launch an internet startup in one weekend.  Participants will come together on Friday, Sept. 19, and will come...

Laughtrack Theater Opens Friday

Laughtrack Theater Opens Friday

Laughtrack Theater, Honolulu’s first theater space dedicated exclusively to performing and teaching improvisation, is celebrating its grand opening on Friday. The brainchild of Shannon Winpenny and Kim Potter, Laughtrack Theater is located at 1123 Bethel Street, across from Hawaii Theatre.  Winpenny, a Honolulu native, cut her teeth in Chicago with...

Roz Savage Rows to Hawaii

Roz Savage Rows to Hawaii

Roz Savage Arrives in Hawaii from hawaii on Vimeo. After 99 days at sea, including an unlikely encounter with another unlikely vessel, solo rower Roz Savage arrived at Waikiki Yacht Harbor yesterday. Her historic ocean crossing was celebrated by a crowd of friends, supporters, and reporters… and, in fact, her...

Workshop to Explore Apple’s iPhone

Workshop to Explore Apple’s iPhone

Apple’s immensely popular iPhone will be the focus of tonight’s Web Weavers Workshop, a regular series focused on web development organized by HMAUS and the Pacific New Media program at the University of Hawaii. iPhone expert Rich Warren (21 Century Systems Inc.) will talk about what the iPhone can do,...

Bytemarks Lunch Coming Up

Bytemarks Lunch Coming Up

Local ubergeek Burt Lum‘s monthly “Bytemarks” geek lunch has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at Don Quijote (a.k.a. Holiday Mart) on Kaheka Street near Ala Moana Center. The “Bytemarks” lunch used to be held in downtown Honolulu. But now that Burt’s day job has moved him...

Worldwide Photo Walk in Honolulu

Worldwide Photo Walk in Honolulu

Scott Kelby, editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine and president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, is organizing a “Worldwide Photo Walk” this Saturday covering over 100 cities around the globe. Thanks to local organizer Hub Grosswendt, the Honolulu photo walk will come together at Ala Moana Beach...

“LOST” Open Casting Call Tomorrow

“LOST” Open Casting Call Tomorrow

Production on the fifth season of ABC’s hit television series “LOST” begins this weekend, and the creators of the show are looking for talent right here in Hawaii. They’re holding their first “open casting call” tomorrow at Ala Wai Elementary School. They’re looking for all shapes and sizes, though fluency...

Fire!

Fire!

My middle child, Zac, had just grumbled that he was bored. He was rolling around on the floor, lamenting that his little brother Alex was off doing his own thing in the next room, when the noisy bunch of kids in the driveway (which included his big sister Katie) suddenly...

Molly Holzschlag at Pacific New Media

Molly Holzschlag at Pacific New Media

Molly E. Holzschlag — well-known Web standards advocate, instructor, and author — is returning to Honolulu this week to lead workshops for Pacific New Media. On Friday, she’ll give a free public lecture titled “Browsers, Web Standards, and IE8” in Krauss Hall at 7 p.m. Those looking for more intensive...

Obama Comes Home

Obama Comes Home

Rush transcript of Barack Obama’s remarks to Hawaii at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park: Aloha! First of all, everybody who doesn’t know, this is Michelle Obama. My partner, my love, and the person who knocks sense into me every once in a while. First I want to thank… Mayor Mufi Hanneman....

Tweet-Up with Seesmic’s Sukhjit

Tweet-Up with Seesmic’s Sukhjit

If you’re not on Twitter, you may not have heard: a member of the Seesmic team is in Honolulu, and several local geeks are turning out to welcome her and enjoy some terrific tech talkstory. Sukhjit, who hosts the Seesmic video show “Unboxing,” will be at the Aloha Tower Marketplace...

‘So Sari!’ Art Party This Friday

‘So Sari!’ Art Party This Friday

This month’s Art After Dark is not to be missed. On Friday, the Honolulu Academy of Arts presents “So Sari! Bollywood Nights.” The soundtrack to the evening will be provided by New York’s famed D.J. Rekha, and E&O Trading Company will provide some flavor. You can wander the courtyards of...

Get Ready to Celebrate Palolo Pride

Get Ready to Celebrate Palolo Pride

How well do you know Palolo Valley? I’d wager you don’t know it half as well as its neighbors, Manoa, Kaimuki and Kahala. Once filled with farms, then home to a rock quarry and even a World War II airfield, today’s Palolo is a country-style neighborhood in the middle of...

Rediscover Makiki at ‘Sunset in the Park’

Rediscover Makiki at ‘Sunset in the Park’

Makiki is one of Honolulu’s most densely populated neighborhoods, making Makiki District Park a green jewel in a crowd of high-rises and busy streets. We used to live a block away, and the park was a life saver for our young family. Plenty of people used the park, and its...

‘Orchids for Everyone’ This Weekend

‘Orchids for Everyone’ This Weekend

For orchid lovers, there’s only one place to be this weekend: the Kaimuki Orchid Society‘s annual orchids show, “Orchids For Everyone.” Kalani High School’s gymnasium and cafeteria will be bursting with color with exotic orchid exhibits, oshibana art, bonsai plant displays and ikebana arrangements. This year’s show also features a...

Mermaids and More at Art Spree

Mermaids and More at Art Spree

This Saturday brings the “Art Spree” at The Contemporary Museum” in Makiki. In addition to great art, demonstrations, and hands-on crafts for kids, there’ll be live performances… including two shows by Mermaids Hawaii in the museum’s reflecting pool. Other performers include Ringmaster-MC See of Ong King Arts Center, Wally Amos...

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Honolulu’s best bargain for book buffs has begun! The Friends of the Library annual book sale at McKinley High School runs through Sunday, July 6 (though they’re taking July 3 and 4 off). It’s an unmatched literary treasure trove — refreshed daily — of used and out-of-circulation books… often including...

Supporters Seek to Save the Parade

Supporters Seek to Save the Parade

the Aloha Festivals floral parade has delighted locals and visitors alike for more than 60 years. But the loss of Hawaiian Airlines’ title sponsorship means the annual tradition is in jeopardy. Some Waikiki residents and businesses have been known to be annoyed at the number of parades that come down...