Community Events

Kualoa/Hakipu`u Canoe Festival - April 14th, 2012 - Oahu

E Malama I Ke Kai Fundraiser - Kindly respond by March 9th, 2012 - Oahu

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Malama Haloa Weekend - February 25 & 26, 2012 - Waipao, He`eia Ko`olaupoko, Oahu
Na Mea Hawaii - February 2012

When did the old ways become a new idea?
There was a time when these ideas didnʻt seem controversial, or daring, or even difficult to obtain. Native Books/Nā Mea Hawaiʻi still believes and loves these old ways, and in this short month of February, we want you to share our love of them! We invite you to enjoy some delicious chocolate made on the islands, to help support an artist as they journey with us, and sit down and listen to Aunty Mahealani provide perspective.

Chocolate in the Hale
2-4 pm Saturday, Feb. 11

Colins Kawai, of Choco Leʻa is a catering in chocolate company, specializing in gourmet dark chocolate truffles made fresh in Hawaiʻi. Choco Leʻa has been featured in Star-Advertiserʻs Five Things We Love, the Hawaiʻi Modern Luxury Magazine, and the Hawaiʻi Wedding Magazine. Their one goal is to create the most delicious chocolates in the world. As chocolate purists, they strive to us natural and wholesome ingredients, and avoid all things artificial. A portion of your sale will go to charities that support peace, along with women and childrenʻs needs.

Poetry Reading and Author Signing
2-4pm Sunday Feb. 12

Tinfish Press and Susan Schultz join us for an afternoon of poetry, reading, and reflection. Tinfishʻs latest monthly chapbooks join this eclectric press' library of thoughtful, unique publications. Local authors and publishers in a brick and mortor bookstore - people might think we are talking about a revolution.


two eyes Gallery Opening
two eyes, a creative space at 687 Auahi Street in Kakaʻako for indigenous and international conceptual art, is pleased to announce the opening of their doors. Kanaka maoli artist/sculptor/poet and activist Imaikalani Kalahele is two eyes first showcased artist. His show “Us Guys Do Dis: E maiz I” runs from January 27th thru February 26th. Gallery hours are from 11am to 6pm, Tuesday thru Sunday.two eyes is a 600 sq.ft. creative space that will be used for exhibitions as well as collaborative projects initiated by Interisland Terminal and the Native Hawaiian arts community. “This space is for conceptual, experimental art,” comments Maile Meyer, one of the organizers. She adds, “creative people need space for self-expression, we want to give artists the room to do what they want.”

Knowledge in Motion
Sunday, Feb 19

Knowledge in Motion community awareness events focus on educating the entire family. KIM aims to unify the collective visions of all participants towards a sustainable future for Keiki o ka Aina by gathering friends, families, kupuna, mentors, leaders, and organizations. We offer different forms of knowledge or `ike by providing a space for environmental and cultural organizations, artists, crafters, musicians, chefs, and farmers to share their work with us and help activate their new `ike.
Join Knowledge in Motion at the Ampitheatre and inside Native Books/Nā Mea Hawaiʻi for this day of education and 

Around Town: The Annexation Debate
Feb 23 - 24Author and playwright, Victoria Kneubuhl's second play of the Mai Poina trilogy opens at the end of the month. The Annexation Debate presents the facts and differing perspectives regarding the issues surrounding the 1898 annexation of Hawai`i to the United States. As with Mai Poina, Hawaiian scholars will be on hand after the performances to discuss issues raised by the play.Performances will be at the Judiciary History Center courtroom at Ali`iōlani Hale at 7 pm, and on Sunday at 2 pm.
Seating is limited in the courtroom, so call for your reservation ASAP. Admission is free, but you must have a reservation! Call 534-8880.

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