Weekend Picks - Saturday, April 30, 2011
World Tai Chi Day
What: The one-legged king pigeon pose you're pulling in yoga isn't doing it for you anymore. Make it a slow park Saturday with a free Tai Chi and Qigong (pronounced Chi-Goong) session. Hop in any time and don't worry - you'll be able to keep up.
When: Today, 1 - 3 p.m.
Where: Kapiolani Park, near the Diamond Head tennis courts. Also, 7-9 a.m. at the Chinese Cultural Plaza, 100 N. Beretania St.
Details: Wear loose clothes and bring water. Call 808.681.4320 with any questions on the Kapiolani Park event.
Ciao, Ciao Mein
What: It's last call for the award-winning Italian/Chinese fusion restaurant. For its final night, Ciao Mein's giving away a bittersweet extra with its dishes - one of the eateries long-secret recipes to try at home.
When: Breakfast is 6 - 11:30 a.m. Doors close for good after dinner, 6 - 10 p.m.
Where: The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, 2424 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Call 808.923.1234 ext. 59 for one of the few reservations left.
The Royal Tea-ment
What: Treat your mom like a queen with Neiman Marcus' Mother's Day high tea. Indulge in meyer lemon madeleines, hazelnut macaroons, and macadamia nut scones with lilikoi butter. That is if you have room after the beef tenderloin with carmelized onions and gorgonzola cheese or a cremini mushroom stuffed with ratatouille.
When: Sunday, May 8, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center.
Details: $50 a person includes a special favor. There is only space for about 40 at this just-announced event. Call 808.951.3428 for reservations.
Auction for Japan
What: Snatch up all the deals you can in just an hour at The Wedding Cafe's silent auction. Goodies from TWC's favorite vendors include $2,500 off flowers, $1,000 off a DJ company, and manicure, facial and massage gift certificates (great for even non-brides-to-be). All proceeds go to the Red Cross.
When: Wednesday, May 4. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Wedding Cafe, Ward Warehouse.
Details: Find the full list of auction items on The Wedding Cafe's website.
What: UH sports on the go? There's an app for that. The new ESPN 1420 app means you won't be stuck listening to your car radio when the Bows go to bat against Fresno State tonight.
Details: Click here to check it out.
Who: Bamboo Sky, 401 Kamakee St. and 159 Kaiulani Ave.
Deal: Up to 30 percent off various items throughout the stores to celebrate Bamboo's 5th anniversary.
When: Now through Sunday. Ward is open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. today, noon - 5 p.m. tomorrow. Waikiki is open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. today, noon - 6 p.m. tomorrow.
Also: Check out the newest arrivals on Bamboo Sky's website.
Who: Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai St., Kailua
Deal: Grab a mimosa and take 10 percent off everything at the Weekend Before Mother's Day sale. Picture yourself giving mom a snapshot for her big day with $10 photo booth prints.
When: Today, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Also: Check out other goodies on Olive Boutique's new website.
Who: Bliss Boutique Event, the Parish of St. Clement's parish hall, 1515 Wilder Ave.
Deal: Take an additional 40 percent off Bliss fashions. You can also browse jewelry by Lia Sophia, Pampered Chef housewares, indulge in a $1 a minute massage, or try a mini makeover, all while snacking on free Panya cupcakes.
When: Today, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Also: Bring a new or gently used book for kindergarten-2nd grade students, and receive a Bliss coupon for $5 off a $50 purchase.
Who: Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
Deal: Owens & Co. has one item you can buy guilt free. Check out the cute recycled-canvas bag designed by Isla Schmidt of So'mace. All proceeds from the $30 tote will go to Direct Relief International's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Response.
When: As long as supplies last. The bags are also sold at So'mace Lifestyle, 1115 Young St.
Who: San Lorenzo Kailua, 130 Kailua Rd. Ste. 113
Deal: Score up to 80 percent off clearance items. Some bikini tops and bottoms are priced for just $10. You'll also get a free gift at check out, and a free bikini piece if you spend more than $100.
When: Today and tomorrow, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Also: 15 percent off everything on San Lorenzo's online store with code SLPRO11.
Who: Catherine Weitzman jewelry, catherineweitzman.com
Deal: Buy $100 or more of Weitzman's nature-inspired pendants, earrings or bracelets (believe us, it's easy to do), and you'll score a free pair of mini-stud earrings.
When: Now until Wednesday, May 4. Enter MOM11 at check out.
Deal: Take 20 percent off all of Noelani's natural stone, gold-filled and sterling silver pieces.
When: Now until May 8. Enter IlovemyMom at check out.
Who: Local designer Christy Chung, ccdoodle.etsy.com
Deal: 20 percent off all her colorful hand-sewn vintage fabric ccdoodle clutches. Each is one of a kind, so scoop up your favorite now.
When: Now until May 7.
Wings Hawaii unveils its summer line and the second issue of its Inspire magazine Sunday. 4-8 p.m., 375 W. Kuiaha Rd #22a, Haiku, Maui.
Mark your calendar - Bath & Body Works first Hawaii store opens Monday, 9:30 a.m. at Ala Moana Center.