Category: Events

Sunday is Mom’s Day with Moms In Hawaii

Mother’s Day is more than two weeks away, but it’s never too early to celebrate moms. Or, in the case of Sunday’s “Mom-o-Rama,” to give a bunch of mothers a chance to get together and enjoy themselves. The “Mom-o-Rama” is a partnership between Moms in Hawaii, founded by friend and super-mom...

Earth Day at UH Manoa 2014

Earth Day Celebrated Across the State

Tomorrow is Earth Day, a global day to champion environmental causes that has been around for more than 40 years. It’s one of the world’s largest secular holidays, and one that should have a great deal of resonance in Hawaii. Perhaps not surprisingly, college campuses are often where Earth Day celebrations converge. At...

Grow Hawaiian Festival

Festival Features Native Plants, Sustainable Living

This week brings Earth Day, and this weekend brings the 8th annual Grow Hawaiian Festival at Bishop Museum. The free event features native Hawaiian culture and native plants, and teaches families about conservation and sustainability. The festival got its start over a decade ago on the Big Island, hosted at the...

Paonangisi Beach by Phillip Capper

Science Cafe to Explore Pacific Island Plants and People

This month’s Honolulu Science Cafe will feature a prominent Honolulu botanist who will talk about the plants and the people of the island nation of Vanuatu. Tom Ranker is a professor and the chairman of the botany department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He joined UH in 2008, after an...

Fahrenheit 73 on Islandfunder

‘Fahrenheit 73’ Campaigns to Cool Classrooms

Although the official start of summer is still more than a month away, the weather is already turning warm. And while sunny days are great for tourists and tans, they pose a challenge to Hawaii students who struggle to study through streams of sweat. Hawaii’s famously good weather means that Hawaii school...

Travel2Change Hawaii

Travel2Change Aims to Change Travel for Good

Tourism has an enormous impact on Hawaii. That impact includes $11.4 billion in visitor spending, $1 billion in tax revenue, and more than 150,000 jobs. But that impact also has considerable downsides, in Hawaii as it does everywhere else in the world: Damage to the environment, only aggravated by guide books that send...

The Humble Hooligans

Humble Hooligans Hit Honolulu Next Week

I confess, my very limited awareness of indie Irish music begins and ends with the local Celtic rock band Doolin’ Rakes, and that’s only because I’m a fan of founder and guitarist Jamie Winpenny, who is both a talented musician and a talented writer. But I do know what I like, and...

Domain Night Flyer by Aisis Chen

Domain-Name-Hoarders-Unite.com

Hello, my name is Ryan, and I’m addicted to domain names. It started innocently enough. I had a silly idea for a startup. Obviously, I had to come up with a clever name, and a clever name that wasn’t already taken. When I found that SillyIdeaforaStartup.com was available, obviously I...

Institute for Astronomy Open House

New Exhibits Join Favorites at Astronomy Open House

One of my favorite geeky, family-friendly events is coming this weekend: the annual Open House hosted by the UH Institute for Astronomy. Parents, kids, and fans of space and science of any age are invited to visit the institute in Manoa Valley on Sunday, where they will find dozens of exhibits, hands-on activities...

‘Iolani Fair a Fantastic Foodie Festival

In Hawaii, the food can make or break an event. So the menu is one key way that the upcoming 24th annual ‘Iolani School Fair sets itself above the usual carnival fare. The dishes being served up at the fair, which runs April 10 & 11 at the ‘Iolani School campus,...

Wetware Wednesday to Celebrate Dev League Grads

This month’s Wetware Wednesday networking mixer for software developers will celebrate Honolulu’s newest certified software developers. The evening’s featured guests will be the latest 22 students (half of them women) of Dev League, a programming bootcamp founded by Russel Cheng and Jason Sewell. The bootcamp offers an intensive, full-time 12-week program...

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con

Planned Comic Con in September is ‘Amazing’

My geek cred was challenged this week when a coworker of mine asked what I thought about Comic-Con coming to Hawaii, and I had to confess that I didn’t know anything about it. As it turns out, there is a new comic book convention coming to the islands in September, and...

Pixar Sculptor to Speak at Kapiolani Community College

You’d have to have a heart of stone to not love the films from Pixar. From their groundbreaking animated blockbuster “Toy Story” in 1995, every major film the studio has released has been a hit, and most of them critically acclaimed as well, with Pixar movies earning 26 Academy Awards...

Q&A: Trivia Hawaii with Remy Zane

Do you excel at Trivial Pursuit? Have you fancied yourself a contender for “Jepoardy”? If random facts and clever riddles are constantly rattling around in your brain, you need to check out Trivia Hawaii. There are events at least four times a week, they’re free to join, and you can...

New Hawaii Drone Club Forming

Like many geeks, I’m a little obsessed with drones. I still haven’t worked up the nerve to fly one, let alone buy one, but I’ve been tracking the explosion of consumer quadcopters closely. This week brings the first meeting of the Hawaii Drone Club, a new local club for multi-rotor...

Ivory Tower

Nerd Spring Break Coming to Kakaako

While students at the University of Hawaii are likely planning to relax their minds as much as possible this week, a free film series is being presented to those who want to exercise their brains instead. “Nerd Spring Break” begins tomorrow and runs through Wednesday, hosted by Interisland Terminal at Kakaako Agora....

Business Pitch Event Serves Up ‘Chopsticks and Optics’

The first “Pupus & Pitches” event of the year is coming up on Tuesday. And if the combination of food and startup talk isn’t irresistible enough, the theme of the evening is “Chopsticks and Optics.” Hosted by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii at ProtoHUB Honolulu, the event will feature our...

Photo Courtesy Hawaii Academy of Science/Ross D. Hamamura

State Science Fair Convenes on Monday

Some of the brightest young minds in Hawaii will prove their mettle at the 58th annual Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair, the signature annual event of the Hawaii Academy of Science. The state fair, staged at the Hawaii Convention Center, includes only 500 of the top students from the more...

2015 Koolau Writers Workshop

Island Writers to Gather in Kaneohe

Tomorrow is the deadline to register for the 18th annual Koolau Writers Workshop, hosted at the Hawaii Loa Campus of Hawaii Pacific University in Kaneohe. If you’re a writer, or imagine yourself becoming one, it’s worth checking out. Writers’ events are surprisingly scarce in Hawaii. The well-known Maui Writers Conference...

Deep Impact

Space Water Stories Served at Science Cafe

In the perennial search for life beyond our planet, most stargazers and scientists are looking for something far simpler than spaceships or radio signals. Water — that magical combination of hydrogen and oxygen — is considered one of the critical ingredients to supporting alien life. Just this week, new studies have...