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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 with Hawaii Center for AI on Generative AI & the Essence of Art

    Akakū Upstairs: Generative AI & the Essence of Art is coming up on Thursday July 18th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm with an engaging evening exploring ...

Akakū Upstairs with Green Wave Productions, Love the Sea & Pu’u Kukui Watershed Preserve

Akakū Upstairs returns on Thursday May 16th with a screening and discussion of the short film, The Green Wave: Maui, which showcases the threats our ...

Akakū Upstairs – AI: Dystopia or Utopia? Screening and Discussion

Our April 18, 2024 event is a philosophical look at the progress and future of AI in our lives. A brief snapshot of where AI ...

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 & ...