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Weekend Picks - April 30, 2009


Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Art Me Up
What: Check out local painting, photography, sculpture, glass and metal artwork at the Third Annual Hawaii Artist Exhibition. Hundreds of local artists entered the juried competition, and 27 were selected for the show.
When: Artists Reception and Artwalk, Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. Exhibition continues through May 28.
Where: Bethel Street Gallery, 1140 Bethel Street, Chinatown.
Details: For more info, call 808.524.3552.

Under the Gym-fluence
What: Get a good workout, for a great cause, at the YMCA’s Group X-athon. This all-day fitness fundraising event features dozens of classes, including TRX Boot Camp, Turbo Kick, Yoga, Pilates, Muy Thai, Hulaerobics, a Family Obstacle Course and more. Proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong Communities Annual Support Campaign.
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Nu‘uanu YMCA, 1441 Pali Highway
Details: $25 donation for 8 hours of continuous classes. For more info, call 808.541.5243

Provision Quest
What: Get your tickets now to schmooze, sip cocktails, and sample gourmet dishes at next weekend’s L‘ulu event, the Leeward Culinary Arts Gala. Alan Wong, Chai Chaowasaree, Roy Yamaguchi and many other culinary greats will work alongside LCC culinary students and instructors to raise funds for the Culinary Arts Program. There will also be entertainment and a silent auction.
When: Saturday, May 9, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Leeward Community College
Details: For more info and to purchase tickets, call 808.455.0300 or 808.455.0298

To Market, To Market
What: Shop the deals and steals at Fashionista’s Market Mini Spring Clearance Sale. Snag designer denim like Frankie B., Paige and Rich & Skinny for $68 or less, and check out new merchandise discounted an additional 10 to 50 percent off.
When: Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Hawai‘i Ballroom, Neal S. Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave.
Details: Free. For more info, visit www.fashionistasmarket.com

Tiny Baubles

What: Snap up gorgeous, one-of-a-kind jewelry priced 10 to 30 percent off at the Katrina Cordova Designs Trunk Show. Also enjoy gourmet tea from Tea Forte, and a free gift-with-purchase when you spend $200. Shop before noon for the early bird discount of an extra 10 percent off.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Lily Lotus Boutique, 1127 12th Ave., Kaimuki
Details: For more info, call 808.735.3400 or visit www.lilylotus.com

Get the Thrift
What: Hit up the grand-opening party for Sassy Seconds, Maui’s newest hip, high-end consignment boutique, and check out the shop’s fantastic selection of gently-used designer clothing and housewares, along with the latest styles from co-owner Julie Stone’s eco-friendly Posh Pua bikini line. Enjoy champagne, cocktails and pupu and make an appointment to bring in your own items to sell.
When: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Paia Train Depot, 381 B Baldwin Ave.
Details: For more info, call 808.780.2011 or visit www.sassy2nds.com

Heart to Art
What: Shop for a cause this Friday at J.Crew, where 10 percent of the entire day’s profits will benefit the Honolulu Academy of Arts’ education programs. In the store, view student artwork from the Academy’s youth programs, including paintings, sculptures, woven textiles and more.
When: Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: J.Crew-on-the-island, Ala Moana Center
Details: For more info, call 808.532.8720 or visit www.honoluluacademy.org

Olive It On Sale
What: The entire store is 10 percent off at Olive Boutique’s second annual Girls Night Out event. Shop, enjoy pupu and wine from Oeno Wines, and check out BecomeClean beauty products and a jo.jah.jae trunk show.
When: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: 43 Kihapai Street, Kailua
Details: For more info, call 808.263.9919 or visit www.iheartolive.com
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