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LCA Kupuna Luncheon, La’ie

Polynesian Cultural Center 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Hawaii

Open to La’ie Community Association Kupuna only. Test screening at PCC IMAX Theater, 8:45-9:55am, Luncheon and Entertainment 10am-12noon, PCC The Terrace. Contact Verla Moore for information.

Free

IEC / Remedy Spa Hawaii, Waikiki

Royal Hawaiian Hotel 2259 Kalākaua Ave., Honolulu, HI, United States

Open to Remedy Spa Hawaii guests only.

Free

POSTPONED: Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Maui

Old Lahaina Prison, Maui 187 Prison Street, Lahaina, United States

Due to the Lahaina fire, this event has been postponed until further notice. Please support Maui's people in their time of need. We suggest donating at https://hawaiiancouncil.org as this is a low-overhead, matching funds donor location. #MauiStrong

Free

POSTPONED: Hawai’i National Guard, Honolulu

Hawai’i National Guard 91-1227 Enterprise Ave, Kapolei, United States

Due to the Lahaina fire, this event has been postponed until further notice. Please support Maui’s people in their time of need. We suggest donating at https://hawaiiancouncil.org as this is a low-overhead, matching funds donor location. #MauiStrong For Hawaii National Guard persons only. Contact Zandra O. Fox, CMSgt.

Free

Anna O’Brien’s, Honolulu

Anna O'Brien's 2440 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI, United States

Open to the Public, first-come basis. No-host drinks, test screening (70 mins), survey & discussion with the filmmaker.

Free

HCCNC, San Francisco, CA

Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Nor Cal 840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Open to the public. Sponsored by Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Northern California (HCCNC). Test screening (70 mins), survey & discussion with the filmmaker. Tickets at EventBrite.

Free

J-SEI, Emeryville, CA

J-SEI 1285 66th Street, Emeryville, CA, United States

Open to the public. Presented by J-SEI. Test screening (70 mins), survey & discussion with the filmmaker. Tickets at EventBrite.

Free

HCCNC, San Jose, CA

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin N. 5th Street, San Jose, CA, United States

Open to the public. Presented by Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Northern California (HCCNC). Test screening (70 mins), survey & discussion with the filmmaker. Book tickets at EventBrite.

Free

Ka Makana Swim Club, Ewa Beach

Ka Makana at Hoakalei Community Association 91-1410 Keoneula Blvd, Ewa Beach, HI

Open to the public. Join us under the stars at Hoakalei Community Association Swim Club Lawn. 5:30pm Shaka crafts, 6:30pm screening (70-mins), survey and discussion with the filmmakers.

Free

Osteostrong, Hawai’i Kai

Osteostrong, Hawaii Kai 6700 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Honolulu, HI, United States

Open to members & their families. Reserve seats by clipboard form at the facility. 4:30pm doors, 5pm Screening (70-mins), 6:10pm Exit Survey & Q&A Discussion with the filmmakers.

Free

The Garden, Kailua

The Garden 44 Kainehe Street, Kailua, HI

Join us for cocktails/food for purchase, a free test screening of the 70-min "Shaka, A Story of Aloha" documentary, and a short exit survey and Q/A discussion with the filmmakers. (Ticket Reservations TBD).

Free

Financial Executives International, Honolulu

Anthology Marketing Group 1003 Bishop St., Pauahi Tower, 8th flr., Honolulu, HI, United States

By Invitation Only. FEI members & Anthology staff only. Test screening, survey & discussion with the filmmaker. Contact Vivian Yasaunaga.

Free

Celebration of Life for Lillian Yajima, Honolulu

Hale Pulama Mau Auditorium at Kuakini LTC 347 N Kuakini St., Honolulu, HI, United States

BY INVITATION ONLY, friends and family will celebrate the life of Lillian Yajima beginning at 2pm (welcoming remarks and activities) followed by a 3-5pm test screening and discussion with filmmakers.

Free

Neutra Office Building, Silver Lake, CA

Richard Neutra Office Building 2379 Glendale Boulevard, Silver Lake, CA, United States

Open to the public. Free test screening. Reservations required Get Free Eventbrite Tickets » 5:30 doors, 6pm screening, 7:15pm survey instruction/bathroom break, 7:20-8:00pm discussion with filmmaker(s).

Free

Gardena Buddhist Church

Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 166th Street, Gardena, CA, United States

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Join us for a test screening of the Shaka Film where you can be among the first to watch and give feedback. SIGN UP and order BENTO DINNERS! $18/ea. Must be ordered by Reserve Seats & Order Bentos »  Also featuring BAKED GOODS & SHAKA MERCH Sale! 3:30pm Doors, 4:00pm Welcome, […]

Back Home in Lahaina Restaurant

Back Home in Lahaina Restaurant 519 E. Carson Street, Carson, CA, United States

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, Buffet Dinner ($25.50/person pay at the door) and FREE Test Screening of "Shaka, A Story of Aloha." RESERVATION REQUIRED via Eventbrite » 5:30pm Doors, 5:30pm Buffet Dinner, 6:30pm Test Screening (70-min feature film), 7:45pm Exit Survey & Q&A with Filmmaker.

North High Torrance Polynesian Club

North High Torrance 3620 W 182nd Street, Torrance, United States

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FREE. Limited seating, RESERVATION REQUIRED via Google Reservations Form » 5:00pm Doors, 5:30pm Hula Performance & Introduction, 5:45pm Screening (70-min feature film), 7:00pm Exit Survey & Q&A with Filmmaker.

First United Methodist Church, HNL

First United Methodist Church, HNL 1020 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI, United States

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FREE. Limited seating, reserve by calling the office at 808-522-9555 or Pastor Kim Houff at 808-522-9558 or email Sandi Brekke at sbrekkefirstumchonolulu.org. 1:30pm Gathering & Snacks, 2:00pm screening (73 mins.), 3:15pm wrap up, 4pm end.

Punahou School

Punahou School, Luke Lecture Hall 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI, United States

OPEN TO PUNAHOU CASE ACCELERATOR STUDENTS, FREE. Limited seating, Contact Mr. Mark Loughridge for access. Luke Lecture Hall, Wo International Center, Punahou School 4:00-5:30pm: Introduction, 74-min screening, 15-min Q&A with the filmmaker.

Polynesian Cultural Center, Lā’ie

Polynesian Cultural Center 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Hawaii

Screening hosting by Polynesian Cultural Center. Reservations TBD.