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Giant Robot Hawai'i 2019 - June 14 and June 15

  Giant Robot Hawai'i is back for 2019!Giant Robot Hawai’i starts with a Giant Robot Store​ preview table at Hawaii Zine Fest 2019 Saturday, June 8th at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako​. Giant Robot Hawai’i continues with an art show at ARS Cafe Gallery​ on Friday, June 14 with Eric Nakamura Lucas Chueh​ and Yoskay Yamamoto in attendance. The Giant Robot Hawai’i gallery show will feature works by Luke Chueh, Yoskay Yamamoto, Lisa Kogawa, Huntz Liu, Deth P. Sun, and more!Giant Robot Hawai'i then concludes on Saturday, June 15 with a Giant Robot x Umi Toys Hawai’i tent with Eric, Luke, and Yoskay at Street Grindz Honolulu Night + Market in Our Kaka‘ako / SALT at Our Kaka‘ako. You might not...

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Candidate Interview - Vote June 2, 2019

ERIC NAKAMURA SMALL BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE(TERM: 4 YEARS) 1) Talk about your relationship to West LA and how it informed your decision to run? I’m born and raised in West LA and I currently own Giant Robot Store and GR2 Gallery on Sawtelle Blvd since 2001 and 2003. I also co-edited and published a print magazine also called Giant Robot out of a garage on Federal Avenue until 2010. This magazine was available at newsstands, bookstores, and boutiques around the world. I also attended the Japanese Institute of Sawtelle and the West LA Buddhist Temple. After being asked to run by plenty of great locals, I was elected in 2016 to the WLASNC, became a Vice Chair and also chaired the...

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Tales of the Council

I've been writing about my experiences in the Neighborhood Council. Here's the last three entries. (Look who voted in 2016 Ako Castuera Robert Sato Nathan Ota and JT Steiny)   The Rules! (May 28, 2019) Ever watch a meeting? They're super boring and what makes them even worse are the strange rules that get used. You've seen courtroom dramas and although those are often far fetched compared to how slow a real court case may be, they are using "Roberts Rules." We use them in the Neighborhood Council. I used to think NC meetings were inefficient and at the least off-putting. The words "Motion to..." and "I second that motion" sound like we should be wearing white wigs and be clothed like Benjamin Franklin. All...

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Wonderfull: Through High and Low - Giorgiko Solo Exhibition

Welcome to the wonderful world of Giorgiko, the collaborative brain-child of husband-and-wife artists Darren and Trisha Inouye.  “Wonderfull” is an exploration of human nature through the childlike characters who inhabit the Giorgiko universe. The characters embody feelings of desire, fear, insecurity, and love common to humankind. Through high and low, they long for good and hope to one day grasp it, as we all do. Wonderfull: Through High and Low Solo Exhibition by Giorgiko Reception: Sat June 22nd 6:30 - 10pm  Duration: June 22nd - July 10th, 2019

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