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AKAKŪ UPSTAIRS

Elevating Community & Conversation

 Akakū Upstairs is a public engagement event in our upstairs Suite 205. By featuring a variety of intimate events with speakers, screenings, panels, and workshops we seek to ʻelevate community & conversationʻ, we hope youʻll join in!

Akakū hosts a salon every Third Thursday of the month, admission is free, however, we have limited seating, so reservations are required. Please RSVP with the links below in each event listing.

To view past salons visit HERE.

Akakū Upstairs: Regenerative Education Centersʻ Eddy Garcia & Guests Screening & Discussion

    Our March 21, 2024 event features a talk story with Eddy Garcia of Regenerative Educations Centers , Eddy will show video of his work ...

POV American Documentary ʻWisdom Gone Wildʻ Screening & Discussion

  Kicking off our 2024 screening event season, Akakū will screen a documentary from PBSʻs well known American Documentary POV (Point of View) film program, ...

Akakū Upstairs: Cultural Mural Artists John ʻPrime Hina & Noble Richardson Screening & Discussion

    Our November 16, 2023 event features a talk story with Cultural Muralists & Educators John ʻPrime Hina of 808Urban and DearLoveStory with Mauiʻs Noble ...

Akakū Upstairs: Producer, Director & Water Cinematographer Jace Panebianco Screening & Discussion

  Our October 19, 2023 event features a talk story with Producer, Director & Water Cinematographer, Jace Panebianco. Jace transitioned from a professional windsurfer to ...

Akakū Upstairs: KAPU: Sacred Hawaiian Burials Film Screening with Q&A

  Our September 21, 2023 event features a full screening of the movie ʻKAPU: Sacred Hawaiian Burialsʻ, a documentary by Hawaii Island filmmaker, Keoni Alvarez. ...

Akakū Upstairs: The Shaka Movie Screening with Q&A

  Our July 20th, 2023 event features a full screening of the movie ʻShaka: a Story of Alohaʻ, which explores the origin, meanings and uses ...

Akakū Upstairs: Sunflowers, Sustainability & Self Sufficiency

  Our June 15, 2023 event will deep dive into the ʻcircular economyʻ in Hawaii with screenings, examples and discussion! Joining us are Bob & ...

Akakū Upstairs with the Creators & Animator of ʻThe Peek A Bowsʻ: Keiki Place-Based Series

April 26, 2023- Our May 18, 2023 event welcomes the local creators of the animated keiki series, The Peek-a-Bows! Join us for an inspiring screening ...

Akakū Upstairs with Ethnographic Documentarian Sarah Betcher: ʻShowcasing the Essence of Cultureʻ

April 4, 2023- Our April 20, 2023 event welcomes ethnographic documentarian, SARAH BETCHER. She will screen video segments of her work both in Alaska and ...

Akakū Upstairs with Kawika Hoke & Team for ʻMoku Mokuʻ Screening & Discussion

March 8, 2023- Our March 16, 2023 event features Kawika Hoke, writer/UPM of local comedy series ʻMoku Mokuʻ. He will be joined by members of ...