Friday, January 15, 2010

Surf Discussion Series

Surf Discussion Series is beginning for this year 2010 with guest speaker Duke Boyd!

Chinatown Boardroom is pleased to have Duke Boyd as a speaker for the 3rd Thursday of the month Surf Discussion Series. Duke Boyd is the author of Legends of Surfing: The Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater. This book is a glorious celebration of surfing culture.  Part exquisite picture book and travelogue of the best surfing spots on earth, part biography and reference guidebook, Legends of Surfing profiles over one hundred great surfers, men and women, from throughout the world along with surfing writers, filmmakers, board builders and photographers.  In life stories, and in exclusive interviews, with notable surfers this book offers a rare firsthand look at what it’s like to live to surf.  Boyd is himself a legend of surfing, and has been honored at Legends Day by the California Surf Museum.  He is a surfer, of course, but even better known as co-founder in 1962 of Hang Ten surf-wear, the first surf-wear clothing line. Chinatown Boardroom is honored to have Duke Boyd speak about Legends of Surfing on January 21, 2010. The Surf Discussion Series creates a forum for people to meet and discuss surf related topics including but not limited to, educational discussions & book signings in a casual comfortable atmosphere. 

WHAT: Surf Discussion Series 

WHO: Duke Boyd 

TOPIC: Legends of Surfing & Book Signing

WHERE: Chinatown Boardroom 1160 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96817

Slow Art Friday

Friday, January 15, 2010 marks the first Slow Art Friday, which will be held on the third Friday of every month in the Arts District of Historic Downtown–Chinatown from 5 to 9pm and beyond.
Slow Art Friday celebrates the Opening Nights for art exhibits, and provides special local, organic, and traditional food and drink recipes at neighborhood bars and restaurants throughout the Arts District.
Slow Art Friday is a new monthly event celebrating Honolulu culture in our pedestrian friendly urban core. It is a new, slower paced alternative to First Friday, with artist receptions and opportunities to foster a deep and fulfilling appreciation of the arts. 
Slow Art Friday is also designed to support one-of-a-kind businesses, and to keep dollars in the local economy. 
Slow Art Friday provides an evening for art lovers to view, discuss, and enjoy the Arts District at a slower pace, allowing time and space for thoughtful interaction and meaningful connection. Slow Art Friday seeks to encourage a shift towards slowing down, taking time to enjoy the moment, and fostering deeper connections to art, to people, and to life. It is inspired by the “Slow Movement”, a force that is sweeping the nation in response to the increase of stress, disconnect, and “time poverty” permeating our culture.