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AlohaTrace: Crowdsourcing COVID-19 Information Daily

Aloha Trace

AlohaTrace is a collaborative effort between several public and private organizations in Hawaii to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by crowdsourcing local data on positive cases, pending test results and those simply exhibiting various symptoms. Answer six anonymous, confidential questions once a day to help provide near real-time data to research organizations and Hawaii … Continue reading AlohaTrace: Crowdsourcing COVID-19 Information Daily

June 28 – July 10: Pride Inside

Pride Inside UK

In 2020, in many countries across the world, simply standing up for LGBTI+ rights means living with the threat of daily discrimination, attacks or even killings. Every year, Pride celebrations mark progress made on LGBTI+ rights, but also serve as a reminder of how far there is to go. Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, ParaPride, … Continue reading June 28 – July 10: Pride Inside

Electronic Frontier Foundation: 30th Anniversary Livestream

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation for their 30th Anniversary Livestream on Friday, July 10th and celebrate three decades of defending Internet freedom! The lineup is filled with interactive fun. Stop in to check out a variety of online rights discussions, entertainment, and an EFF30 Fireside Chat—the first of a year-long series on the past, present, and … Continue reading Electronic Frontier Foundation: 30th Anniversary Livestream

How You Can Help

Many community efforts in Hawai‘i have been launched during the COVID-19 crisis. Hawaii Business offers their regularly updated list of ways You Can Help. • Participate in a Survey about COVID-19’s Impacts on Businesses • Fight COVID-19 By Answering 6 Confidential Questions Online • Donate to Local Food Banks to Feed Families in Need • … Continue reading How You Can Help

The Arts at Marks Garage Sale!

Arts At Marks Garage 1159 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu

On Saturday, July 11, the city of Honolulu will hold a pilot “open street” event on Hotel Street in Chinatown, modeled after the recent success of Waikīkī's popular Kalākaua Avenue “open street” Sundays. From 4 to 9 p.m., Hotel Street will be closed to all vehicles from River Street to Richards Street so people can … Continue reading The Arts at Marks Garage Sale!

Through July 30: Hawaiʻi Public Radio Presents Blue Note Virtually Live

Hawaii Public Radio

A new radio series from HPR and Blue Note Hawaii showcasing local music talent on HPR-1. Hawaiʻi Public Radio Presents Blue Note: Virtually Live features performances recorded live on the Blue Note Hawaii stage, along with backstage interviews with the artists. The show is hosted by Marco Olivari, General Manager at Blue Note Hawaii. The … Continue reading Through July 30: Hawaiʻi Public Radio Presents Blue Note Virtually Live

Pre-Order “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage”

The road to making same-sex unions legal was much longer than many know. In this seminal work, Sasha Issenberg takes us back to Hawaii in the 1990s, when that state's courts first started grappling with the question, through the emergence of the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 that raised marriage to a national issue, … Continue reading Pre-Order “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage”

Through August 4: Welcome To Chechnya

HBO

From Academy Award-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson) comes Welcome to Chechnya, a powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya. With unfettered access and a … Continue reading Through August 4: Welcome To Chechnya

ONLINE: Daily live COVID-19 Care Conversation

Star Advertiser Online

Join COVID-19 Care Conversation sponsored by the Hawaii Executive Collaborative, live every day at 10:30 a.m. Yunji de Nies and Ryan Kalei Tsuji discuss the latest news, resources and community concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii. Watch and comment on the Star Advertiser's Facebook page.

Bacchus Monday Night Trivia

Bacchus Waikiki 408 Lewers St, Honolulu

Join us for Waikiki's Most Outstanding Trivia Night! Our next Trivia Night is Monday, July 13th. The theme will be: YELLOW. Let's see what happens! Teams compete in rounds of general knowledge trivia. There's always a twist and unexpected turn at Bacchus Trivia Night. This event is LIVE and in person and starts at 7PM. … Continue reading Bacchus Monday Night Trivia

Pride Media #Pride365

Pride Media

Pride is more than just a festival we celebrate one month out of the year. As Pride Media (The Advocate, Out, Pride.com, Plus, and Out Traveler) looks ahead to celebrating at home, the LGBTQ community’s strength is more important than ever. After all, it’s always someone’s first Pride. Pride is a symbol of freedom, hope, equality, protest, … Continue reading Pride Media #Pride365

Through August 31: Hawaiʻi Women & Girls Video Storytelling Initiative

Hawaii Women in Filmmaking

Hawaii Women In Filmmaking is calling for submissions for short videos that capture women and girls’ struggles and dreams for a gender-responsive recovery plan for COVID-19. The videos need to be focused primarily on the needs and perspectives of women, girls, femme-identified and nonbinary people, women of color, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and immigrant women … Continue reading Through August 31: Hawaiʻi Women & Girls Video Storytelling Initiative

July 31: HAPA’s Kuleana Academy Application Deadline

Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action Kapa`a

The Kuleana Academy is a four-month leadership development and non-partisan candidate training program hosted by the Hawaiʻi Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA) in partnership with other leading public interest organizations in Hawai‘i. The Kuleana Academy is designed to educate and train grassroots leaders who have a desire to serve in public office, as community organizers, or on Hawaiʻi's Boards … Continue reading July 31: HAPA’s Kuleana Academy Application Deadline

Hula’s 46th Anniversary

Hula's Bar & Lei Stand 134 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu

"Still Here, Still Queer, In Interesting Times" Hula's Bar & Lei Stand is celebrating their 46th Anniversary on July 15th, and they want to celebrate with YOU! Hula's is open and ready to serve up a delicious experience, so get ready for this historic event. Make your reservations at https://hulas.com/RESERVATIONS

Civil Beat 2020 Legislative Recap

Civil Beat

Grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and sit down with Civil Beat politics and opinion editor Chad Blair and reporter Blaze Lovell as they recap and answer your questions about the 2020 legislative session, which adjourns on July 10th. This online event will be held on Zoom and will not be recorded. Please RSVP to … Continue reading Civil Beat 2020 Legislative Recap

Ongoing: Civil Beat IDEAS Call for Submissions

Civil Beat

Civil Beat welcomes submissions for its IDEAS section on any topics that impact life in Hawaii – from economic recovery and policy reform, to innovations in education, ideas for increased self-sustainability, and approaches to advancing equality, justice and resilience across the islands. "Bring us your best thinking and let’s start a conversation that inspires action, … Continue reading Ongoing: Civil Beat IDEAS Call for Submissions

30 Americans at Honolulu Museum of Art

Honolulu Museum of Art 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu

Honolulu Museum of Art presents the celebrated exhibition 30 Americans, featuring works by 30 contemporary artists connected through their African-American cultural history. The exhibition includes some of the most recognized and influential figures in the art world from the past four decades such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Bradford, Nick Cave, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, … Continue reading 30 Americans at Honolulu Museum of Art

Through July 24: Applications accepted for PIC Media Fund

Pacific Islanders in Communications

The Media Fund is PIC's (Pacific Islanders in Communications) standing funding initiative, which provides funds for single non-fiction projects about the indigenous Pacific Islander experience for three critical phases of production: Research and Development (R&D), Production, and Post-production. Projects applying to the Media Fund must be intended for national public television broadcast, and therefore must … Continue reading Through July 24: Applications accepted for PIC Media Fund

Every Other Friday: HiSAM From Home

@hawaiistateartmuseum

Looking for a personal concert in your living room for Friday Pau Hana? A performer will do a takeover of the Hawaii State Art Museum's Instagram account (@HawaiiStateArtMuseum) every other Friday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. https://www.instagram.com/hawaiistateartmuseum/

July 28-30: HawaiiBusiness Leadership Conference

Hawaii Business

This year's Leadership Conference will span three days, with optional morning and afternoon sessions, July 28-30, 2020. Dive into this 3-day conference where local leaders discuss how to forge a new path for Hawaiʻi in this post-pandemic world. FEATURED SESSIONS Leadership Skills for Today and Tomorrow Wayfind Through Layers of Decision Making Purpose-Driven, Human-Centric Biz Tech eXtreme Leadership … Continue reading July 28-30: HawaiiBusiness Leadership Conference

July 31 – August 12: Honolulu Rainbow [Virtual] Film Festival

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

Get ready for the 31st Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. For the first time ever, the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival is going virtual, with exciting short films from around the world, plus a special talk-story on homeless LGBT youth – all for free! #HRFF31 has an amazing collection of short films to share with you this … Continue reading July 31 – August 12: Honolulu Rainbow [Virtual] Film Festival

Aug. 7 – 14: HIFF @ Home Summer Fest presented by Halekulani

Hawaii International Film Festival

The Hawaii International Film Festival's first-ever summer mini-festival will be entirely online, and HIFF has invested in a new streaming platform to ensure the best quality presentation and user experience for their film hungry audiences to watch the latest award-winning films fresh from the film festival circuit. From award-winning films like the senior gay love … Continue reading Aug. 7 – 14: HIFF @ Home Summer Fest presented by Halekulani

Kama’aina: Film Screening and Talk Story on LGBT Youth & Houselessness in Hawaii

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

Inspired by the film Kamaʻāina, which tells the story of a queer 16 year old girl from Waiʻanae kicked out of her home, the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival is proud to host a free film streaming and timely community conversation about LGBTQ youth and houselessness in Hawaii. Join the filmmaker, the young Waiʻanae actor who … Continue reading Kama’aina: Film Screening and Talk Story on LGBT Youth & Houselessness in Hawaii

Premiere: The Laramie Project

Aloha Theatre 79-7384 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kainaliu

This powerful drama by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project examines the impact of the death of Matthew Shepherd, brutally beaten and left to die simply because he was gay. It is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. … Continue reading Premiere: The Laramie Project