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Thursday, May 23, 2019·6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.·Honolulu BeerWorks

News And Brews: Pau Hana With Civil Beat Reporters

Join us at Honolulu BeerWorks for a meet-and-greet with Civil Beat reporters and staff, including our D.C. reporter, Nick Grube, who will be ready to talk story about crime, politics and the Kealoha case.

This no-host pau hana will be located in the outside beer garden. Light pupus will be provided. Honolulu BeerWorks is generously providing event attendees with 15% off their tabs. Cheers!

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please reserve your spot in advance.  

Friday, May 17, 2019·5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.·Ka Waiwai, 1110 University Ave. Honolulu, HI 96826

Hawaii Storytellers: Incarceration

Honolulu Civil Beat, in partnership with Hawaii Arts Alliance, and Waiwai Collective, brings you an evening of stories told by our fellow community members on the theme of incarceration. This event will be hosted by reporter, Nick Grube.

Storytellers include: Ken Lawson, Jamee Miller, Matthew Taufetee, Malia Peters, Lani Waiau and Michele Navarro Ishiki.

Purchase your tickets here.


Friday, May 10, 2019·6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.·Doris Duke Theatre

Anote Tong in Conversation + Anote’s Ark

In partnership with Doris Duke Theater, join us for a keynote address by His Excellency, Anote Tong, former President of The Republic of Kiribati, and a moderated conversation to discuss how sea level rise affects our Pacific Island communities and how Pacific Islanders can lead the way in addressing current issues of climate change. The talk will be moderated by Honolulu Civil Beat’s Nathan Eagle and is presented in conjunction with a screening of Anote’s Arkdirected by Matthieu Rytz.

Purchase your tickets here.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019·12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.·Hawaii State Capitol Building, Room 329

Civil Cafe: Legislative Wrap-Up

On Wednesday, May 8, Civil Beat hosts Civil Cafe: Legislative Wrap-Up 2019.

Chad Blair, Civil Beat’s opinion and politics editor, will moderate a panel discussing what happened in the 2019 legislative session. Panelists TBD.

This event is free and open to the public but please reserve your seat.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019·4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.·Hawaiian Airlines' Lunchbox Cafeteria

Civil Cafe: Pricing Carbon

The bulk of Hawaii’s emissions come from the electricity and transportation sectors — driving, flying and shipping in goods and tourists from thousands of miles away.

Civil Beat is partnering with the Sustainability Business Forum to bring you a Civil Cafe panel discussion on pricing carbon emissions.

The discussion will be moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and opinion editor, Chad Blair.

Panelists include Makenna Coffman, Rep. Nicole Lowen, Julius Fischer and Nathan Eagle.

This event is free and open to the public but please reserve your spot.


Friday, April 12, 2019·3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.·Old Stadium Park

Volunteer Week: Give Back To Old Stadium Park

Join a few of our staff and volunteers from other organizations at Old Stadium Park for a couple hours of beautification projects as part of Kanu Hawaii’s Volunteer Week.

Look for us and the #CBWavemaker that day! If you have a CB shirt, now’s the time to rock it.

Sign up with Kanu Hawaii.

Saturday, April 6, 2019·4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.·The Biennial HUB - 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.

Civil Cafe: #BeingMicronesian

As part of the 2019 Honolulu Biennial, Civil Beat is hosting a panel discussion at the Biennial HUB, a Civil Cafe called #BeingMicronesian In Hawaii. The theme for the 2019 Biennial is Making Wrong / Right / Now and despite Hawaii’s reputation as a racial and ethnic melting pot, many Micronesian residents face discrimination, both online and in person. The event will delve into what that looks like and what’s being done about it.


We Are Oceania is enriching the event with traditional crafts, attire and dance and da Shop will have a pop-up shop with a selection of Micronesian literature.

This event is free and open to the public but please save your seat!

Saturday, March 30, 2019·9:30 AM - 10:30 AM·Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, Lecture Room

Conversation And Coffee In Kaneohe

We’re bringing a few Civil Beat reporters and coffee in the Wavemaker van to Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens in Kaneohe to meet our readers in Windward Oahu.

Share your community’s concerns, what you’re enjoying about our coverage and what you’d like to see improved in 2019. You can hop in the bright orange Wavemaker van to record your concerns on camera with our multimedia team. 

Arrive at 9:15 a.m. and meet us in the Lecture Room next to the Visitor’s Center.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot in advance here

Tuesday, March 12, 2019·6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.·Square Barrels

Trivia: All The News That’s Fit To Quiz!


Honolulu Civil Beat is partnering with Trivia Hawaii for a fresh night of news-themed trivia.

Learn more and sign up here.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019·12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.·Hawaii State Capitol Building, room 329

Civil Cafe: Legislative Update

Civil Beat hosts Civil Cafe: Legislative Update 2019. Chad Blair, Civil Beat’s opinion and politics editor, will moderate a panel discussing updates on the 2019 legislative session. Come learn what bills are still alive and what the final two months of this year’s legislative session may look like.

Panelists include — Sen. Lorraine Inouye, Rep. Chris Lee, Blake Oshiro from Capitol Consultants of Hawaii and Kealii Lopez from the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

Reserve your seat here.