One of the things I’ve been yearning for is a co-working space. They can be a place to meet remote workers, or a space for businesses to share office space. There’s something about seeing the same people every day, and as someone who spends a lot of time working from home, I yearn for that!
Which is why I’m interested in the Changemakers Community co-working space, Hilo’s first co-working space at the 1922 Pacific Building in downtown Hilo. This building has been an office space, former hotel, VA hospital, and held political rallies at its front.
Things are changing for the Big Island!
Here are a few things happening on Hawaiʻi Island this week. This is by no means an all-encompassing list, but a few ideas of what’s happening on the Big Island:
- Thurs-Sun March 31-April 2: The Prom at East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo. Thurs-Sat at 7 and Sunday at 3. Tix are $23 general admission. A musical comedy that follows a troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theatre stars as they swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high-school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.
- Fri March 31: Silent Movie Night, 7pm at Palace Theater in Hilo. Tix are $12 general admission or $15 at the door. A night featuring timeless comedy short films.
- Tues April 4: Taco Tuesday Comedy Show, 6:30-8:30pm at Kona Elk’s Lodge. 2 tacos are $8. Comedy from 7-8:30pm followed by an open mic.
- Thurs April 6: Chamber of Commerce x HawCC Culinary Program Business After-Hours, 5:30-7:30pm at HawCC Dining Hall. This is next week, but all foodies should buy tickets before this event sells out! Culinary students will have pupus, dishes, and malasadas prepared for you! Network & enjoy delicious food. Tix are $20 for Chamber members & $30 for non-members.
- Sat April 1: Bruddah Kuz Youth ʻJammʻ at Pāhoa Recreation Center. 11am-6pm. Live music, food, makahiki festivities, and craft vendors. Drug & alcohol free event.
- Fri March 31: The Tastes of Vietnam cooking class at The Spoon Shop in Kona. 5:30-8pm.
- Sat April 1: Naʻau 5-Course Pop-Up Dinner at Whitehaven Farm in Pepeʻekeo. 5:30pm. This is a 5-course menu by Chef Brian Hirata, a 2023 and 2022 James Beard Foundation Award Semi-Finalist. $139 per person.
- Sat April 1: The Tastes of Vietnam cooking class at The Spoon Shop in Kona. 1-3:30pm.
- Sat April 1: Kona Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship, 10am at Konawaena High School. Spectator tix are $12 adults & $6 for children 6-10.
- Sun April 2: Auditions for local variety show A Night of Island Stars, 12-3pm at Palace Theater in Hilo. Contestants will perform on May 13th & the winner, who will be selected live by a panel of judges, is awarded the grand prize of $1,000. The theme is Glam Up! Family friendly acts no more than 5-min long. Solo & group performances welcome.
- The Pacific Tsunami Museum is looking for volunteer docents to help educate museum visitors about the tsunami history of Hawaiʻi.
What did I miss? And, what else do you want to know about the Big Island? Let me know what you think → email@example.com.
I’ll see you next Wednesday.