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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.

Mahalo for support from:

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 his team to discuss production/filmmaking in Hawaii and cultural representation. Event includes a the new re-cut screening of their first episode. Akakū Upstairs is a public engagement event to “Elevate…

Akakū Upstairs with Sissy Lake-Farm and Kelly McHugh-White of STBA

Feb. 3, 2022- Our February 16, 2023 event features Naomi “Sissy” Lake-Farm, Executive Director of the Maui Historical Society/Hale Hō’ike’ike at the Bailey House. She will be joined by Kelly McHugh-White of Maui Public Art Corps. Both women have been active in the Wailuku Town revitalization movement through the SMALL TOWN * BIG ART initiative.…

Akakū Upstairs Presents: Storytelling, Songwriting, & Performance with Karrie O’Neill

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March 12, 2020
Karrie O'Neill presents an Akakū Showcase of storytelling, songwriting, and musical performance

Akakū Upstairs Presents: Preventative Care Children’s Dentistry

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March 5, 2020
Dr. Cally Adams of Cally L. Adams, DDS. LLC presents, "Preventative Care Children's Dentistry"

Akakū Upstairs Presents: Shallow Water Blackout- Freediving & Spearfishing Safety

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February 27, 2020
Benjamin Zyon from Free Dive Hawaii presents, "Shallow Water Blackout: Freediving & Spearfishing Safety"

Akakū Upstairs Presents: Hotel Wailuku

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February 13, 2020
Jonathan Starr and Helen Nielsen present, "Hotel Wailuku: A new kamʻaina hotel for Wailuku Town"

Akakū Upstairs Presents: The Dance/Drama of the Ryukyuan Royal Court

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February 6, 2020
Cheryl Nakasone Sensei & Wendy Tamashiro of Jimpu Kai Maui present, “The Dance/Drama of the Ryukyuan Royal Court: Shuri-Style Kumiwudui” on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 6PM.

Akakū Upstairs Presents: Pesticide Free Maui- No Panic, Let’s Go Organic!

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January 30, 2020
Autumn Ness with Beyond Pesticides Hawaii presents, "No Panic, Let's Go Organic!"

Akakū’s First Community Listening Post

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January 23, 2020
Join Akakū in a community discussion on how best we can serve through new initiatives.

Akakū Upstairs Presents: I.M.Power- Empowering Self & Others Through Self-Defense

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January 16, 2020
Presenter Tasha Ina Church with ElleLiveAction presents, "I.M.Power: Empowering Self & Others Through Self-Defense"