Womb Womb Room - LISTEN / TELL
Mar
8
to May 5

Womb Womb Room - LISTEN / TELL

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

A curated nook by ARCH Hawai'i located in the back of The Hub designed to host the art of sitting, listening and telling story wth sound and silence by oneself or with others.

The space will be available for interviews, podcast listening and recording sound featuring storytellers, creatives and artists diving deeper TO MAKE WRONG / RIGHT / NOW. When the space is not in use, it will be open for patrons to sit, listen, contemplate and tell in their own intimate way.

This is an ongoing event from March 8th - May 3rd

Varied Dates & Times, Monday - Sunday

Hub ticket required for admission.

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HB19 Capitol District Way Finding Experience
Mar
11
to May 3

HB19 Capitol District Way Finding Experience

HB19 is offering a way-finding, self-guided walking tour of the Hawaii Capital Historic District, listed with National Register of Historic Places.

It is a unique opportunity to experience the three participating exhibition sites in the district – Hawaii State Art Museum, YWCA Laniakea and Ali'iolani Hale – and expand the adventure to nine other sites throughout the district.

Printed maps and fun treasure hunting activities for keiki can be found at the three HB19 tour locations: Hawaii State Art Museum, YWCA Laniakea and Ali'iolani Hale.

This is an ongoing event from March 11 - May 3.

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

FREE self-guided anytime tours and weekly scheduled docent led tours available.

See a map and read more about each location here.

Call Teri Skillman at 539-4995 to reserve a spot.

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SaVAge K'lub Headquarters Kommunity K'lub:  acti.VA.tions
Mar
18
to May 2

SaVAge K'lub Headquarters Kommunity K'lub: acti.VA.tions

  • SaVAge K'lub Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

The SaVAge K’lub invites local artists to contribute to the SaVAge HQ as part of the 2019 Honolulu Biennial, only aroha-love to offer and a space for you to take over and do the do. The SK HQ can be used for Cult.VA.tions, FAB.rications, Acti.VA.tions..a place to meet, host, talk story, workshop, create work, perform and play.  Ongoing studio take overs by interested local & visiting Pacifika artists.  

This is an ongoing event from March 18 - May 2.

Click here to learn more.

Times and dates vary.

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Art + Design + Architecture Panel presented by AHL
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Art + Design + Architecture Panel presented by AHL

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

Historic Future: At the Intersection of Past and Present. Leading practitioners in art, fashion, design, and architecture share their insights into how history honors and inspires modern, progressive works of the future. Moderated by AHL President and CEO, Bettina Mehnert. Inspiring public discussion and networking for artists, architects and designers.

Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.
Email marketing@ahl.design to RSVP.

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SPRING BREAK: Hip Hop Alchemy/Making Wrongs Right/Turning Hewa Into Pono
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

SPRING BREAK: Hip Hop Alchemy/Making Wrongs Right/Turning Hewa Into Pono

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

SPRING BREAK Workshop led by Punahele and Illnomadic, participants will use music as a tool to address issues and cause change. Through creative hip hop writing, we will examine historical events, as well as the present-day results of the actions taken by individuals in and around Ali’iolani Hale before, during, and after the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Documenting resistance through mele. Making Hewa into Pono. Addressing the difficult realities of the betrayal of settlers against a country who showed them nothing but aloha.

Sponsored by the Honolulu Biennial and the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. Limited to 50 students. 
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The Story of Everything - Hawai'i Theatre Center
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Story of Everything - Hawai'i Theatre Center

UMEKE UMBRELLA:

“The Story of Everything” (TSOE) is a creation story in epic poem format written by Kealoha, Hawai‘i’s poet laurate, founder of the famed HawaiiSlam and MIT nuclear physics graduate. Executive producer Engaging the Senses Foundation presents the one-time only filmed live performance at the Hawai‘i Theatre Center on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. 

Drawing from sources as diverse as the Big Bang theory, genetics, one ohana, mālama honua and the Kumulipo – the 18th-century Hawaiian creation oli, TSOE condenses 13.7 billion years into a multimedia show combining science, poetry, storytelling, movement, music, visual art and chant.  

Kealoha draws upon the talents of supremely accomplished indigenous artists Kau‘i Kanaka‘ole, master of the ‘aiha‘a style of hula and oli; Grammy-nominated ukulele virtuoso and composer Taimane; Quadraphonix, a Hawai‘i-based freeform world beat band; aerial dancers Jamie Nakama and Jory Horn; the hip-hop artistry of Jonathan Clarke Sypert; and the visual art of Solomon Enos, whose work has been exhibited in museums internationally. 

 

Additional support for this performance has been provided by Hawai‘i Pacific University and Chaminade University with tickets for their students. Other grants of support provided by The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the Leonard & Rose Freeman Family Fund of the Hawai‘I Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Engaging the Senses Foundation.  

 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.storyofeverything.org

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Soundshop: Beats, Rhymes, DJ and Dance Workshop
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Soundshop: Beats, Rhymes, DJ and Dance Workshop

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

Join us for this hip hop workshop, where guests will practice their beat-making, lyric writing/performing, deejaying, and multiple styles of dance (breaking, popping, hip hop dance). Presented by local artists, activists and educators Illnomadic, Punahele, Ohtoro, Leanskee, Dr. Keith Cross, Cedric Clinton, Rukka, and HiJack.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Screening & Community Discussion: The Discourse
Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

Screening & Community Discussion: The Discourse

REEL / NIGHTS:

The Discourse is an experimental documentary mixtape by artist and filmmaker Lala Openi, which gathers evidence of the collective consciousness through nuanced voicings and spoken history. Engage in a discussion on what is critically relevant for our collective condition as a community, as creators, as people and as a society.

Watch The Discourse trailer here.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Breath of Life Sound Bath with Lucie Lynch
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Breath of Life Sound Bath with Lucie Lynch

PAU HANA / MEDLEY:

Join international singer/songwriter, vocal shaman and sound weaver Lucie Lynch for a transformative sound journey. Lynch will create an ambiance of peace and ease with many instruments, including a gong, ocean drum, crystal singing bowls, vocals, and chimes.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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FREE ADMISSION - Prince Kuhio Day
Mar
26
11:00 AM11:00

FREE ADMISSION - Prince Kuhio Day

In honor and recognition of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole Day, Honolulu Biennial 2019 is offering FREE entrance to everyone at The Hub location all day from 11 am - 6 pm.

Kuhio authored the first Hawaii Statehood bill in 1919. He also won passage of the Hawaiian Homes Act, creating the Hawaiian Homes Commission and settled aside 200,000 acres (810 km2) of land for Hawaiian homesteaders.

Bring your family and friends down to experience contemporary art connected by the Pacific

TO MAKE / WRONG / RIGHT / NOW.

This event is FREE. No RSVP needed.

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Round Table: Public Love
Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

Round Table: Public Love

STORY / TELL:

Morgan Thorson, choreographic mix-master and dance-maker based in Minneapolis sits with Taylour Chang, Director of Doris Duke Theatre at Honolulu Museum of Art and Asad Jafri, Shangri La's Associate Curator of Programs to discuss the role of audience engagement in the practices and production of art work. How is audience considered? How do they envision audience: spectators, witnesses, viewers, collaborators? What is "a state of engagement?" What forms of connection are imagined or realized?

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Native Women in Law Talk Story ~ Kuleana beyond a law degree
Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

Native Women in Law Talk Story ~ Kuleana beyond a law degree

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

The Judiciary and the Judiciary History Center celebrate Women's History Month by focusing on Women in Law in Hawaiʻi.

Join us for a talk story session with Native Hawaiian lawyers -- Camille Kalama, Kapua Sproat, and Malia Akutagawa -- who rely on their legal degrees to inform the work that they do in the Native Hawaiian Community.

Sponsored by the Hawaiʻi State Judiciary and the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center.

Free and open to the public but RSVP is required.

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Panel: Mana Moana with Visesio Siasau , Auli'i Mitchell and Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer
Mar
27
4:00 PM16:00

Panel: Mana Moana with Visesio Siasau , Auli'i Mitchell and Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer

STORY / TELL:

A collaborative discussion of Pacific Island-based art forms and applied indigenous knowledge with visiting artist Visesio Siasau from Tonga along with Kumu Hula Auli'i Mitchell and Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer, Director of Indigenous Studies at University of Hawai'i West O'ahu.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Panel: No hea mai ʻoe?
Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

Panel: No hea mai ʻoe?

STORY / TELL:

Live music, awa and panel discussion presented by Ka Waiwai Collective with a focus on indigenous curation and place-making. The panel will feature story-tellers, cultural practitioners, aina-based educators, and place-makers of Hawaiʻi – a cross-section of individuals from diverse cultures that focus their work on community healing and empowerment.


This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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A Call to the Ancestors: Indigenous Poetics of Understanding
Mar
29
4:00 PM16:00

A Call to the Ancestors: Indigenous Poetics of Understanding

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

A Call to the Ancestors: Indigenous Poetics of Understanding is an interactive poetry workshop hosted by writer, spoken word artist and poet Sashily K where the audience will break apart and recite two poems by indigenous authors. Guests will then participate in an experiential exercise called "Exquisite Corpse" where each will engage in language to find/discover/share his or her cultural, family and self-reflective roots.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Nā Wāhine Koa: A Dramatic Reading and Discussion hosted by Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Nā Wāhine Koa: A Dramatic Reading and Discussion hosted by Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua

STORY / TELL:

This performance is drawn from the recently published oral history Nā Wāhine Koa: Hawaiian Women for Sovereignty and Demilitarization. The book documents the political lives of four wāhine koa (courageous women) and leaders in Hawaiian movements of aloha ‘āina: Moanike‘ala Akaka, Maxine Kahaulelio, Terrilee Keko‘olani-Raymond, and Loretta Ritte. They narrate the ways they came into activism and talk about what enabled them to sustain their involvement for more than four decades. All four of these warriors emerged as movement organizers in the 1970s, and each touched the Kaho‘olawe struggle during this period.

While their lives and political work took different paths in the ensuing decades—whether holding public office, organizing Hawaiian homesteaders, or building international demilitarization alliances—they all maintained strong commitments to Hawaiian and related, broader causes for peace, justice and environmental health well into their golden years. For this performance, four women will read excerpts, weaving together these women’s narratives to create a powerful sense of aloha ‘āina and ea. The dramatic reading will be followed by a discussion with the editor Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua.


This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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DisPrognosis: Collective Performance and Dialogue-drawing Workshop
Mar
30
4:00 PM16:00

DisPrognosis: Collective Performance and Dialogue-drawing Workshop

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

Artists Tiong Ang and Marcha van den Hurk (the Netherlands) create an experiential space through a work process/intervention/performance/workshop/collective happening and live enactment of cultural identity that seems to distantly mark a what-could-have-been situation. Co-presented by Koan Jeff Baysa and The ARTS at Marks Garage.


This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Counter Hegemonic: Hip Hop's Alchemical Connection to Revolutionary Movements in Hawai'i and Around the World
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Counter Hegemonic: Hip Hop's Alchemical Connection to Revolutionary Movements in Hawai'i and Around the World

RIGTH / NOW POP-UP:

Hip Hop performance and panel discussion featuring kanaka maoli and local artists, activists and educators Illnomadic, Punahele, Paniolo Prince and Queen Maile, Super Groupers, Imai Winchester, Dr. Keith Cross, Rukka, Cedric Clinton and Mr. Kapu, Leanski.

Open to the public.
Purchase tickets, here.
$10 General
Under 18 Free

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Keiki Artful Experience by Art Explorium: Paper Landscape Sculptures – Gone Wild!
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Keiki Artful Experience by Art Explorium: Paper Landscape Sculptures – Gone Wild!

KEIKI / KINE:

Join Art Explorium for a wacky Sunday afternoon at the Foster Botanical Garden. Create some textural botanical rubbings using oil pastels, then fold, twist, curl, roll, weave, crinkle, cut, and glue to transfer our wildest imagination into a 3-d paper landscape. This workshop is inspired by Biennial artist, Leland Miyano. Instructor April Sham works with the Honolulu Museum of Art School and is a member of the Honolulu Printmakers.

Register here
$10 per child (Age 5 and up)
Pre-registration required

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Convergence Dance Theatre Presents:  "Out of the Closet"
Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Convergence Dance Theatre Presents: "Out of the Closet"

PAU HANA / MEDLEY:

Convergence Dance Theatre fills the halls with elegant frocks and ephemeral forms--creating and responding to their surroundings. Come see the environment transformed with flowing and fleeting performances by an array of powerful dancers as they invite the audience into their charming and at times fierce vignettes. Moving bodies, bold embellishments and the spontaneity of improvised dancing are sure to inspire!

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Waiwai: Regenerative Relationships
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Waiwai: Regenerative Relationships

STORY / TELL:

Panel Talk Story with Waiwai Collective Co-Founders Mahinapoepoe Duarte, Keoni Lee and Jamie Makasobe. Talk story about indigenous enterprise models taking shape in Hawai'i. The inspirations, challenges and importance of creative economic transformation from the roots

This event is free with RSVP, or a Hub ticket.

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All public program guests will have access to the 19,000 sq ft contemporary art exhibition at The HB19 Hub space along with information on the other (10) HB19 sites around Honolulu open to public March 8th - May 5th!!

Reserve your seat and attend HB19 Hub public programming @ Honolulu Box Office:

- FREE Public Programming Event RSVP

- HB19 Hub Pass (1-day)

- All-Access Pass - Unlimited entry into Honolulu Biennial Hub in Ward Village (the former Famous Footwear located at 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. in Ward Village), Foster Botanical Garden, Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art between March 9th-May 5th, 2019!!

FREE Parking at Ward Village parking garage.

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Eunoia: A Night of Poetry and Music
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Eunoia: A Night of Poetry and Music

PAU HANA / MEDLEY:

Eunoia is a night of music and spoken word poetry featuring musician Malia Johnson and poet Maggie Odom. It attempts to push beyond the conventional standards of the two art forms and find the intersection between them, while simultaneously making literary art more accessible and current. Eunoia explores topics varying from love to mental illness to social activism, all from the unique perspective of young artists.

This event is free with RSVP, or a Hub ticket.

RSVP at honoluluboxoffice.com


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All public program guests will have access to the 19,000 sq ft contemporary art exhibition at The HB19 Hub space along with information on the other (10) HB19 sites around Honolulu open to public March 8th - May 5th!!

Reserve your seat and attend HB19 Hub public programming @ Honolulu Box Office:

- FREE Public Programming Event RSVP

- HB19 Hub Pass (1-day)

- All-Access Pass - Unlimited entry into Honolulu Biennial Hub in Ward Village (the former Famous Footwear located at 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. in Ward Village), Foster Botanical Garden, Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art between March 9th-May 5th, 2019!!

FREE Parking at Ward Village parking garage.

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First Friday @ HiSAM featuring Honolulu Biennial 2019 Artists
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday @ HiSAM featuring Honolulu Biennial 2019 Artists

First Friday @ HiSAM featuring Honolulu Biennial 2019 artists Bernice Akamine, Abraham Cruzvillegas, ʻĪmaikalani Kalāhele, Janet Lilo, Mata Aho Collective

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! All museum galleries will be open.

This is the same night as the free Art at the Capitol event across the street at the Hawaii State Capitol building!

6:00 - 9:00 PM, ground floor and second floor of the No 1. Capitol District building (250 South Hotel St., corner of Richards and S. Hotel). Second Floor - Museum Galleries All museum galleries will be open, including the "I Love Art" hands-on activity room.

6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Slow Art Day tour Take a slow, thoughtful guided tour with museum guide and artist Emily McIlroy! Try different strategies for experiencing artwork and see what happens when you spend several minutes studying the same piece and discussing it in a group. Meet at the second floor visitors desk. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

An additional Slow Art Day tour is scheduled for Saturday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m. Ground Floor - HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x Mori 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. weaving demonstrations by Gaye Chan, opening reception for display of artworks for sale by Japanese stained glass artists), pop-up shops, and live music (performers to be announced).

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Civil Cafe: #BeingMicronesian In Hawaii
Apr
6
4:00 PM16:00

Civil Cafe: #BeingMicronesian In Hawaii

STORY / TELL:

As part of the 2019 Honolulu Biennial, Civil Beat is hosting a panel discussion at the Biennial HUB, a Civil Cafe called #BeingMicronesian In Hawaii.

The theme for the 2019 Biennial is Making Wrong / Right / Now and despite Hawaii's reputation as a racial and ethnic melting pot, many Micronesian residents face discrimination, both online and in person. The event will delve into what that looks like and what's being done about it.

We Are Oceania will be providing cultural experiences such as dance, arts and traditional crafts.

Panelists includes: Sha Ongelungel, Dr. Joakim Jojo Peter, Arsima Muller. Moderated by Civil Beat reporter, Anita Hofschneider.

The panel discussion will run from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Activities will take place before and after panel discussion.

The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.

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Film Screening & Talk Story: Down Here on the Sidewalk in Waikīkī
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening & Talk Story: Down Here on the Sidewalk in Waikīkī

REEL / NIGHTS:

Down On the Sidewalk in Waikīkī is a narrative short film inspired by a collection of poetry published posthumously featuring the work of Hawaiian poet Wayne Kaumualii Westlake (1947-84).

As a loose adaptation of his work, this short narrative film seeks to carry forward Wayne Kaumualii Westlake’s voice and perspective, sharing the depth and breadth of his poetry through the magic of cinema. Starring HB19 artists Imaikalani Kalahele.

Directed and Produced by Native Hawaiian filmmaker Justyn Ah-Chong.

Admission is $10 General, Under 18 FREE.

Purchase your ticket at honoluluboxoffice.com.

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FORGIVENESS: Tales of The Three Monks & Local Lore
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

FORGIVENESS: Tales of The Three Monks & Local Lore

STORY / TELL:

FORGIVENESS: Storytelling & multi-media by Local Storyteller Jeff Gere.

Tales of Forgiveness: The Tales of the Three Monks (Japanese & Vietnamese Folktales), An Arabian Night Tale (shadow puppet tale commenting on Iraq War), and Forgiveness Tale From Waianae.

Gere shares various tales of forgiveness through live storytelling enhanced with video projections, collage imagery, & an audio bed.

This event is free and 18+ for ADULT CONTENT.

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KEIKI Artful Experience By Art Explorium: Mini Felted Geodes
Apr
7
2:30 PM14:30

KEIKI Artful Experience By Art Explorium: Mini Felted Geodes

Mini Felted Geodes: Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Chenta Laury

In partnership with the Honolulu Biennial, Art Explorium will wet felt mini geodes inspired by the work of Biennial artist, Chenta Laury, originally from O’ahu, she is now a Maui-based artist and educator. This workshop will be led by instructor Wendy Ikeda, an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist.


Pre-registration required. $10 per child (Age 7 and up; ages 5 and 6 OK with participating adult).

Register at artexplorium.org

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Irreverent Soirée brought to you by Dear Boss Babes
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Irreverent Soirée brought to you by Dear Boss Babes

A live-recorded podcast; "Irreverent" is a closed circle gathering for women only, where we will explore & share our stories of and with 'irreverence'. Dear Boss Babes hosts HB Executive Director Kat Tuider & guests in a magic-space, a circle held for and by women. A space to shed the protective layer we carry in life so that we can laugh, play, and connect in a deeper way with our own #female and other #babes.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Lucie and The Perfect Wave LIVE Concert
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Lucie and The Perfect Wave LIVE Concert

PAU HANA / MEDLEY:

Featuring locally-based international touring singer/songwriter Lucie Lynch, slack-key guitarist Michael Tanenbaum, eclectic electric guitar player Nick Gertsson, Blake McMillen on fretless bass,the Honolulu-based band combines the talents of four unique musicians to create a truly original sound. Lucie & The Perfect Wave fuses delicious slack-key soundscapes, searing electric guitar riffs and intricately textured basslines with Lucie’s powerful vocals to transport audiences to cosmic dimensions.

Admission is $10 ticket & Kids under 18 FREE.

Purchase your tickets at honoluluboxoffice.com

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Keiki Artful Experience by Art Imporium: Ceramic Monsters
Apr
13
1:30 PM13:30

Keiki Artful Experience by Art Imporium: Ceramic Monsters

Ceramic Monsters: Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Solomon Enos

In this workshop students will learn the fundamentals of ceramics to create their own ceramic monster sculptures inspired by the techniques of HB19 artist Solomon Enos. After using a variety of tools to sculpt their pieces, the students will decorate their work with colorful underglazes. Their pieces will then be fired and ready for pick up in approximately 2 weeks at Art Explorium. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation.


Pre-registration required. $15 per child.

Register at artexplorium.org

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REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI‘I
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI‘I

REEL / NIGHTS:

A series (6) of short doc (8-9 minutes each) of Hawai‘i’s top women filmmakers.

The subjects—Connie M. Florez (Indie film producer), Ciara Leinaʻala Lacy (Made in Hawaiʻi Grand Jury winner for OUT OF STATE), Jeannette Paulson-Hereniko (Producer, THE LAND HAS EYES, and founding director of HIFF), Victoria Keith (Camerawoman and news producer, THE SAND ISLAND STORY), Anne Misawa (Cinematographer, UH Mānoa ACM Professor) Heather Haunani Giugni (Producer, FAMILY INGREDIENTS, Founder of ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai‘i)—represent pioneering filmmakers as they recount their role, philosophy, challenges and triumphs in building the Hawai‘i film industry and telling unique local stories through a camera lens.

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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Jewels of Creativity:  An interactive demonstrations & discussion
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Jewels of Creativity: An interactive demonstrations & discussion

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

A unique demonstration & discussion about the local jewelry making industry, its challenges and inspirations by local experts in the field. Live demonstrations of hand wax carvings, 3D design and printing. Concept of an island based jewelry design incubator. Providing services, resources, tools, equipment , studio space with over 30 years of jewelry design/industry experience. For the jewelry design entrepreneur building a creative based life and or community members looking to expand their creative horizons.

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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TRANSPARENCY: Plastic Awareness Screening & Discussion
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

TRANSPARENCY: Plastic Awareness Screening & Discussion

REEL / NIGHTS:

TRANSPARENCY is a performance art video which aims to represent the struggle experienced by marine life due to the abundance of plastic waste in the world’s oceans. This work features original movement and music by local pianist, Monika Haar, and was produced along with her visual artist parents, Yoko & Tom Haar.

The eight-minute video will be followed by a panel discussion on plastic, as well as the importance of supporting creative ways to express environmental issues during this time when our global landscape is at great risk.

Rafael Bergstrom (Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii)

Paul Lecomte (Ben Lecomte The Swim)

Savannah Alder (We Are WorthyMoana Lani Festival)

Abbey Seitz (Hawaii FEAST)

Monika Haar (Performing Artist)


This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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SaVAge K'lub Headquarters: Pacific Northwest Coast Chapter Take Over
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

SaVAge K'lub Headquarters: Pacific Northwest Coast Chapter Take Over

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

Pop-in by visiting artist from the Pacific Northwest, Māhealani Waiwaiole-Hā’upunuimaki’eki’e, and Dani Liu-Meredith.

A writing cypher to faciltate process/develop/decolonize/debrief through poetry, lived experiences brought to life, unspoken words and thoughts. Artists will guide participants with prompts to assist in their focus, short timed writes, and the opportunity to share amongst one another. Once complete they will have the opportunity to transfer their final writes on to parchment paper and seal them with wax as a way to remember their experience within the vessel of SaVAge K'lub.

Free and open to the public.

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Hale Ali'iōlani Kama'aina Open House
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Hale Ali'iōlani Kama'aina Open House

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

The Judiciary History Center hosts a kamaʻaina open house to give local families an opportunity to see the special Honolulu Biennial installation of Bernice Akamine’s poignant artwork. Kalo (2015–present) is an installation of eighty-seven taro plants with pōhaku (stone) representing the corm of the plant and leaves made of newsprint representing each page of the Kūʻe Anti-Annexation Petitions of 1897. Capitol District Treasure Map Walking Tours will be offered as well to all in attendance throughout the day!

Kamaʻaina Day at Aliʻiōlani Hale, Sponsored by the Honolulu Biennial and the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center. Come visit the Judiciary History Center, see Bernice Akamine’s Kalo exhibit, take the downtown walking tour and find the answers to the treasure hunt!


This event is FREE and open to the public.

FREE parking after 4pm at metered stalls in front of Post Office & Judiciary Building.

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Performance by Mark Kadota: ‘Umia ka hanu (Hold the breath)
Mar
16
4:30 PM16:30

Performance by Mark Kadota: ‘Umia ka hanu (Hold the breath)

STORY / TELL:

Created by local artist Mark Kadota, this title of this performance is a traditional Hawaiian proverb that means to be patient; don’t give up too easily. Through spoken word, live sound installations, video projections and dance movement, this performance is a vehicle to reflect on our current environment, our interior landscapes and how we choose to interpret them.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Screening & Talk: NEXUS Gold Mandala Project
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Screening & Talk: NEXUS Gold Mandala Project

REEL / NIGHTS:

Screening and Talk - NEXUS - Gold Mandala Project 

Gold Mandala Project presents NEXUS, a meditative journey towards alchemical wholeness, transforming pain into beauty. This 11-minute art film was shot at Nanakuli caves and incorporates meditative dance choreography set to original music (piano and vocals) amidst a sea soundscape.  Followed by a talk story with Gold Mandala Project: Joy Agner, Andrew Binkley and Emily Lau, moderated by artist Nanci Amaka.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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SaVAge K'lub / Chamorro Chapter Take Over
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

SaVAge K'lub / Chamorro Chapter Take Over

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

Hafa Brown, Who do you think you are? Drop in and out anytime.

Pop-in by surprise visiting artist Roquin-Jon Quichocho Siongco and Roldy Aguero Ablao. Hang out and flow with a revolving door of artist talks, weaving workshops, screen printing, customizing interesting objects, interactive saVAge experience and consensual saVAging.

Free and open to the public.

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ImpactART: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

ImpactART: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

UMEKE UMBRELLA:

Impact Hub HNL announces the first ImpactART show of 2019 featuring visual artist Boz Schurr. Known for her colorful murals throughout various O‘ahu neighborhoods, Schurr’s show titled “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden,” is a new body of work that focuses on the ‘sunset side’ of living with mental illness. The work seeks to explore the duality that exists within a mind that operates outside what is considered functional, healthy or normal. Schurr's previous work has explored the rainbows (the up's) of thinking differently, while this current collection embraces the rain (the down's).

Free and open to the public.

For further information on Boz Schurr, please go to the website at bozschurr.com
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Sound Medicine presented by Om and Roam
Mar
15
5:00 PM17:00

Sound Medicine presented by Om and Roam

PAU HANA / MEDLEY:

A performance and exploration of sound healing presented by Om and Roam with local sound healers. An immersive medley of gongs, crystals, Tibetan bowls, rain drums, didgeridoo and chimes will create a rejuvenating space for participants to enjoy a restorative experience.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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HIFF Courtyard Cinema Night
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

HIFF Courtyard Cinema Night

The Hawaii International Film Festival and Ward Village proudly co-present:

FREE monthly screening series, COURTYARD CINEMA. Since 2014 HIFF and Ward Village have been bringing top notch films, special guests, and fun activities to the Honolulu community with this amazing program.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more info, check out wardvillage.com

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Traditional Chamorro Weaving Workshop with Artist James Bamba
Mar
14
4:00 PM16:00

Traditional Chamorro Weaving Workshop with Artist James Bamba

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

Experience the ancient, long-lived art of Chamorro weaving with pandanus leaf. Hosted by HB19 artist and traditional Chamorro weaver James Bamba.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Artist Talk with Bernice Akamine and Noelani Arista
Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk with Bernice Akamine and Noelani Arista

STORY / TELL:

Native Hawaiian scholar, historian, educator, and writer Noelani Arista will sit down with HB19 artist, Hawai‘i Island cultural practitioner, sculptor and installation artist Bernice Akamine for a discussion of her installation and its significance to the historical narrative of place.


This event is free, but RSVP is required.
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SaVAge K'lub Headquarters FABRICATING FAREWELL
Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

SaVAge K'lub Headquarters FABRICATING FAREWELL

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

SaVAge K'lub / High Tea

SaVAge K'lub / FABRICATING FAREWELL: Hang out and flow at SaVAge K'lub HQ for the last day of the SaVAge's offical time on island. A revolving door of artist talks, weaving workshops, screen printing, customizing interesting objects, interactive saVAge experience and consensual saVAging.

HB19 Visiting Artists:

Jaimie Waititi

Jermaine Dean

Numa Mackenzie

Pati Tyrell 

Rosanna Raymond

Free and open to the public.

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SaVAge K'lub Headquarters Open Studio: acti.VA.tions
Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

SaVAge K'lub Headquarters Open Studio: acti.VA.tions

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

SaVAge K'lub / High Tea
Pop-in, hang out and flow with a revolving door of artist talks, weaving workshops, screen printing, customizing interesting objects, interactive saVAge experience and consensual saVAging.

A selection of mamaki, olena and ginger teas will be served througout the day along with medicinal conversations and edible bites.

HB19 Visiting Artists:

Jaimie Waititi

Jermaine Dean

Numa Mackenzie

Pati Tyrell 

Rosanna Raymond

Free and open to the public.

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SaVAge K'lub Headquarters - Black Creatives Aotearoa
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

SaVAge K'lub Headquarters - Black Creatives Aotearoa

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

Black Creatives Aotearoa (BCA) will be hosting an evening of intersecting diasporas with creatives of African and/or Caribbean descent from Aotearoa for one night only!

The colonial past remains proximate. Connect & exchange with Dione Joseph, director and dramaturge of JK Productions: He Korero Ngā Tahi, a collective of cosmopolitan artists established in 2017. JK Productions is a platform for developing diverse theatre and other artistic work in Auckland, New Zealand and exchanging with local community for the first time in Hawai'i. 

Free and open to the public but RSVP is required.

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Artist Talk hosted by The Association of Hawai'i Artists
Mar
11
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Talk hosted by The Association of Hawai'i Artists

STORY / TELL:

The Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) - Wahi Pana: Sense of Place

Wahi Pana: Sense of Place will expand the eyes of kama’aina, kanaka ma’oli and malihini alike as they rediscover familiar locales through different eyes, learn new history, and nourish a sense of curiosity and respect for places not yet seen.

Facilitated by Kamaka Pili, kanaka ma'oli, Aloha Authentic talk show host, KHON2 reporter.

Speakers: ‘Uncle Joe’ kanaka ma’oli from Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, Kimberly Howsley President of Association of Hawaii Artists and Dawn Yoshimura, AHA member, kama’aina and show designer of Wahi Pana: Sense of Place.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Fiber Workshop by HB19 artists, Mata Aho Collective
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Fiber Workshop by HB19 artists, Mata Aho Collective

  • The Hub at Wrd Village - Kīpuka by Nā Mea Hawaiʻi (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

Co-create with fiber alongside four Māori women artists who will share with guests their practice of collective authorship. The Mata Aho Collective is composed of Erena Baker (Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa Rangātira), Sarah Hudson (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe), Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), and Terri Te Tau (Rangitāne ki Wairarapa).

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Climate Change Communication + Comedy with Visiting Scholar
Mar
10
to Mar 15

Climate Change Communication + Comedy with Visiting Scholar

  • University of Hawaii Manoa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Aloha Sustainability Community, 

Join us for a series of workshops and performances with Peterson Toscano--a visiting scholar with the UH System Office of Sustainability.  Peterson in an accomplished performance artist, LGBTQ activist, scholar and the host of "Citizen's Climate Radio" podcast.  Here is a piece about one of his recent campus residencies to give you a sense of what he has to offer!

We will laugh and get creative as Peterson takes us through comedic lectures and workshops that playfully explore the serious topics of diversity, inclusion and climate change.  

The full schedule can be viewed at  hawaii.edu/sustainability/events

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Dear Boss Babes x Honolulu Biennial ‘19 Panel
Mar
10
2:15 PM14:15

Dear Boss Babes x Honolulu Biennial ‘19 Panel

#artoo:  An Exploration of Gender in Power & Art – Dear Boss Babes Talk Story.

A live-recorded podcast talk-story about what it has meant to be a woman in the world of art and activism with HB19 artists Rosanna Raymond and Bernice Akamine alongside Nina Tonga, HB19 Curator, and Tatiana Kalani Young, PhD. University of Hawai’i. Moderated by Dear Boss Babes co-hosts Ashley Lukens & Jasmine Slovak.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.

Free parking available at Ward Village Shops

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Honolulu Biennial Symposium – Day 2
Mar
10
11:30 AM11:30

Honolulu Biennial Symposium – Day 2

The Honolulu Biennial 2019 introduces a two-day Symposium March 9-10, 2019 during the opening week at the Hub at Ward Village. The lineup will feature HB19 artists and curators, moderated by thought leaders of the Pacific and contemporary art world. Symposium topics will include indigenous knowledge, collective practice, the arts in climate communication, cultural colonialism and social justice.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Engaging the Senses Foundation presents a preview performance of The Story of Everything by Kealoha, Hawaiʻi’s Poet Laureate and a MIT Nuclear Physics graduate. The Story of Everything is a creation story of human origin, drawing from sources as diverse as the Big Bang theory, genetics, one ohana, mālama honua and the Kumulipo – the 18th-century Hawaiian creation oli. This epic poem, written by Kealoha, condenses 13.7 billion years into a multimedia show combining science, poetry, storytelling, movement, music, visual art and chanting. Engaging the Senses Foundation is pleased to present, produce and film the one-time-only live performance of The Story of Everything on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Hawai’i Theatre Center. The full show features Kealoha along with song and music by Taimane Gardner and the Quadraphonix, oli by Kau‘i Kanaka‘ole, dance by Jamie Nakama, Jory Horn and Jonathan Clarke Sypert and art projections by Solomon Enos

12:00 - 12:45 p.m. The Golden Hibiscus is a $10,000 cash prize is awarded to one HB19 participating artist by a jury composed of Fumio Nanjo, Christine Y. Kim, Konrad Ng and Isabella Ellaheh Hughes.   

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. On Sacred Ground – Native Hawaiian Artists on Arts, Justice and the Environment. Artists Bernice Akamine, Kapulani Landgraf, and Maika’i Tubbs hold a conversation about the arts, social justice, and the environment. Moderated by Reuben Roqueñi, director of National Artist Fellowships, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. This panel will delve into tactics Native Hawaiian artists are taking up to push back on centuries of cultural colonialism, identity, genealogical and cultural reckoning and its contemporary manifestations. Their work prompts civic discourse, revealing the complexities around Native natural resources, sacred sites, sovereignty, and historical injustice. The panel will run counter to theories of conflict based on economic or environmental cost-benefit analysis, which do not fully capture the dynamics of cultural resistance, complicating the relationship between Native Hawaiians and non-Native peoples approach to stewardship and homeland.

2:15-3:15 p.m. #artoo:  An Exploration of Gender in Power & Art – Dear Boss Babes Talk Story. A live-recorded podcast talk-story about what it has meant to be a woman in the world of art and activism with HB19 artists Rosanna Raymond and Bernice Akamine alongside Nina Tonga, HB19 Curator, and Tatiana Kalani Young, PhD. University of Hawai’i. Moderated by Dear Boss Babes co-hosts Ashley Lukens & Jasmine Slovak.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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SaVAge K'lub Headquarters: Tautai Mixer
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

SaVAge K'lub Headquarters: Tautai Mixer

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

The name Tautai draws on the Samoan word for navigator. Tautai is New Zealand’s leading Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust and will be taking over SaVAge K'lub for a one-night-only mixer with some of Oceania’s leading artists.  

Courtney Sina Meredith, Director of Tautai will be hosting the evening gathering and talk story.  

Pupus, Libations, Facilitations & Awa Sensations.

The SaVAge K’lub presents 21st century South Sea savagery through the re-occupying of a storefront in Chinatown, Honolulu. 

Reusing, reframing, remaking, repurposing all things available with as little waste as possible!!

HB19 Visiting Artists:

Jaimie Waititi

Jermaine Dean

Numa Mackenzie

Pati Tyrell 

Rosanna Raymond

Free and open to the public but RSVP required.
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Mar
9
3:00 PM15:00

Walk-through of the Honolulu Biennial at Honolulu Museum of Art

  • Honolulu Museum of Art Exhibition Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This gallery walkthrough focuses on the Honolulu Biennial HoMA artists and will be led by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Director of National Artist Fellowships Reuben Tomás Roqueñi, along with HoMA Director of Curatorial Affairs Healoha Johnston 

This event is free with museum admission, but RSVP is required.

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SaVAge K'lub Headquarters Open Studio: acti.VA.tions
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

SaVAge K'lub Headquarters Open Studio: acti.VA.tions

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

The SaVAge K’lub presents 21st century South Sea savagery through the re-occupying of a storefront in Chinatown, Honolulu. Turing a once vacant space into a multi-media / multi-dimensional art studio like no place else in the Oceania. Influencing art and culture through the interfacing of time and space, deploying weavers of words, rare anecdotalists, myth makers, hip shakers, fabricators to institute non cannibalistic cognitive consumption of the other. The SaVAge K’lub comes together to celebrate all forms of art and culture, collaborating to acti.VA.te people and things. Interactive open studio visits where visitors take part in in t-shirt printing, regalia making, fiber working amongst 2D, 3D, sound, movement and digital art forms.

Free and open to the public.

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Honolulu Biennial Symposium – Day 1
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Honolulu Biennial Symposium – Day 1

The Honolulu Biennial 2019 introduces a two-day Symposium March 9-10, 2019 during the opening week at the Hub at Ward Village. The lineup will feature HB19 artists and curators, moderated by thought leaders of the Pacific and contemporary art world. Symposium topics will include indigenous knowledge, collective practice, the arts in climate communication, cultural colonialism and social justice.

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Opening remarks by Fumio Nanjo, Director of the Mori Art Museum and Inaugural Curatorial Director of Honolulu Biennial 2017, followed by a speech by Soichiro Fukutake, Chairman of the Board of the Fukutake Foundation and Founder of Benesse Art Site Naoshima.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Making Rope: Indigenous knowledge and collective practice. Panel discussion with HB19 artists Mata Aho Collection, Florence Jaukae Kamel and Corey Taum. Moderated by Nina Tonga, HB19 Curator.

1:30-2:30 p.m. Artist Talk with DAKOgamay. An intimate and lively talk story with HB19 artists Martha Atienza and Jake Atienza, moderated by Matthew Lynch, University of Hawai'i Systems Sustainability Coordinator. Learn more about the power of art and expression as a unique and important approach to climate communication and climate action. 

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.
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Honolulu Biennial Opening Party
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Honolulu Biennial Opening Party

TO MAKE WRONG / RIGHT / NOW...

Come explore contemporary art connected by the Pacific from 47 artists and art collectives from around the globe!
Honolulu Biennial 2019, the international contemporary art exhibition that brings together artists from Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, Asia and the Americas, will run from March 8 – May 5, 2019 at over ten locations throughout Honolulu.

The official kick-off of the two month citywide art exhibition begins with the Opening pARTy happening Friday, March 8th 5p-10p at The Hub (Old Famous Footwear - Ward Village)!!

Featuring....

HULA by Halau Mele

POETRY by Imaikalani Kalahele

EXPERIENTIAL ART by HB19 Maori artist collective SaVAge K'lub

NEW GENRE PERFORMANCE by visiting artist and singer Aku-Matu aka Allison Warden

FASHION SHOW featuring works by HB19 artists Florence Jaukae Kamel

LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE by singer/songwriter IZIK along with Lina Robins-Tamure, Deandre Brackensick, Evan Khay and spoken word by William Nu'utupu.

RHYTHMS by DJ Riana Tittahbyte and DJ Jon Santos

MC Rayton Lamay as the Host with the Most!!


GRINDS by The Pig and the Lady / Kakaako Kitchen / Rocket Coffee

LIBATIONS by Aloha Beer Company & Events International

EARLY BIRD TICKET SALES ARE FOR A LIMITED TIME. PURCHASE NOW, TICKET PRICES INCREASE MARCH 4TH!!

HOW TO GET TO THE PARTY:
Lyft Code:
'HB19'
20% off 2 rides for existing Lyft riders
OR
'HONOLULUBIENNIAL'
Up to $20 in credit for new Lyft riders

Free Self Parking @ Ward Village (See Map):
- Ohana Hale Marketplace Parking Lot
- Ward Warehouse Garage & Open Lot
- Ward Village Shops Parking Garage
- On-Site $7 Valet Service at Ward Center Parking Garage

Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com
($20 family pass - 2 adults & kids under 18 free, $15 for singles, $10 for students/kupuna).

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Lisa Reihana, Biennials, Triennials and the Conversation of Decolonization
Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

Lisa Reihana, Biennials, Triennials and the Conversation of Decolonization

This panel brings together Nina Tonga, curator Pacific Art at Te Papa and curator of the Honolulu Biennial 2019, along with Julia Nagam and Heather Igloliorte, who are chairs of the Indigenous Advisory Circle at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, to consider the role of biennials and triennials in the process of decolonizing museums and arts institutions. The conversation will center on Lisa Reihana's iPOV [infected], which has traveled extensively in exhibitions and on the bi/triennial circuit, and how indigenous curatorial perspectives are asserting new measures of art as they redefine curatorial priorities. This discussion will be moderated by HoMA Director of Curatorial Affairs Healoha Johnston.

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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Volunteers Needed for Bernice Akamine Procession and Installation of "Kalo"
Mar
5
8:30 AM08:30

Volunteers Needed for Bernice Akamine Procession and Installation of "Kalo"

March 5, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (volunteers arrive at 8:30 am)

ʻIolani Palace to Aliʻiolani Hale

Project Description

Join HB19 Artist Bernice Akamine in the installation of Kalo, an 87-piece installation composed of paper and volcanic stone. The work, which honors Queen Liliuokalani, addresses our kuleana to care for the land and kalo, our elder sibling, which connects us genealogically to Papa, Earth Mother, and Wakea, Sky Father. On this occasion, the work also serves to bring the people to their Queen, reminding us all to stand for all that is left to be done and all that should not be lost. Once a chant has signaled the start of the procession, 87 volunteers will carry one kalo plant each and walk this across the road and place it in its dedicated position in the final installation inside Aliʻiolani Hale. A second chant will mark the close of the installation once all plants have been placed.

Sign-Up

To volunteer in this momentous occasion, please sign-up directly HERE. For questions, please contact Yvonne Manipon, HBF Volunteer Coordinator, at yvonne@honolulubiennial.org

Arrival

Volunteers must arrive to ʻIolani Palace on March 5, 2019 by 8:30 a.m. and check in at the HBF Tent located inside the Palace gates on the ewa lawn. The program will be completed by noon. Metered parking available in surrounding area. Paid parking available at Aliʻi Place Parking Garage.

Attire and Other Information

Volunteers are encouraged to wear aloha attire, comfortable shoes, wear sunscreen and bring water. A volunteer waiver will be required.

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Capitol District Outdoor Walk and Workshop with Mat Kubo
Mar
4
5:30 PM17:30

Capitol District Outdoor Walk and Workshop with Mat Kubo

Starting at ‘Iolani Palace
364 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Ending at Kawaiahaʻo Church
957 Punchbowl St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Explore historical spaces on a walk with HB19 artist Mat Kubo. In this immersive outdoor workshop, story and relationship to place will be explored through structural surfaces, stone work and historic plaques in Honolulu’s Capitol District as Mat Kubo guides participants through the art of rubbing using graphite on velum paper. The walk will start at ‘Iolani Palace, visit the Kamehameha Statue, and end at Kawaiahaʻo Church.

Free and open to all ages.
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Leland Miyano Canoe Project at Foster Botanical Garden
Jan
22
to Mar 5

Leland Miyano Canoe Project at Foster Botanical Garden

Join local artist Leland Miyano for a creative journey as he builds a new commission for the 2019 Honolulu Biennial! Nestled within Foster Botanical Garden, Leland will be constructing a double-hulled canoe composed of invasive botanicals and other found materials, to be collected from Ho'omaluhia Garden in Kaneohe. We invite creative hands and minds to participate in the following activities:

Part One: GATHERING

January 22- 25, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (days and times to be confirmed)

Miyano need 20+ volunteers per day for 3-4 days for the gathering of the botanical materials at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. Volunteers will help drag the materials to the road, organize the cuttings and load trucks on the Ho'omaluhia side while a smaller number of volunteers will help receive and unload at the Foster Botanical Garden (approximately three truck loads per day for three days).

Pickup trucks, flat beds, and vehicles with racks needed! Volunteers should be willing to work with their hands and enjoy getting dirty. This will be an educational and fun community project. It is a great opportunity to learn how to identify some of our more prominent invasive trees.


Part 2: THE BUILD

January 26 - March 5, 2019 | Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Volunteers with an interest in contemporary artwork, sustainability, island ecosystems, voyaging and plants are invited to sign up or drop in to join Miyano as he creates a canoe from found materials. Bend branches into the shape of a canoe hull, construct rigging out ti lei or simply come offer to teach, talk, or share your cultural and sustainability knowledge with volunteers at the site while they work.

All are welcome and no experience is required. Volunteers with special skills – including ti leaf-making, knowledge of plants, culture, sustainability and voyaging – are especially welcome. Donations of deveined, frozen ti leaves needed.

For further details or to sign up, please contact HB19 Volunteer Coordinator Yvonne Manipon directly: yvonne@honolulubiennial.org / 808-228-6462

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