Weekend Picks - April 19, 2012


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Save the Date
Score rare savings at two local boutiques. Tomorrow, Owens & Co. celebrates its first birthday with 20 percent off everything in store, Otto Cake cheesecake and trunk shows by Justine Jones, a.wattz and Gem Parfait. Then hop over to Kailua where Earth Day at Muumuu Heaven means several racks at 20-70 percent off, including Kilo Kuli (far left) and Lady Liberty.
When & Where:
Owens & Co. - Tomorrow, 6-10 p.m., 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
Muumuu Heaven - Tomorrow-Sunday, 767 Kailua Rd. Suite 100.
Details: Visit Owens & Co. on Facebook or call (808) 531-4300 for more information. If you can't stop by Muumuu Heaven, snag 20 percent off everything online with the code SHOPATHOME.

April Showers
Stay up late to catch the Lyrid Meteor Shower. Since the moon isn't very visible this weekend, you may be able to spot up to 20 meteors per hour during the shower's peak.
When: Saturday night into Sunday morning. Start watching just after midnight.
Where: Meteors will appear first in the northeast then move overhead.
Details: You may be able to spot them as early as Friday. Get some help from the experts at Bishop Museum and use their telescope (weather permitting). Admission is $6 and you must be seated by 7:45 p.m. Call (808) 848-4168 or click here to reserve a spot.

Lei ChicSoul Surfer
You may have heard her songs on Grey's Anatomy or One Tree Hill, but now you can catch indie singer-songwriter Meiko live at an intimate concert on the North Shore.
When: Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: Surfer, The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy.
Details: Tickets are $25 online or at Local Motion surf shops. Tip: Before the show, grab a Pupukea Lychee Martini or reduced-calorie Skinny Lilikoi Chi Chi at the newly-renovated Lobby Lounge.

Fast Comic Standing
Try not to keel over with laughter as you watch Laughtrack Theater's recent graduates perform improv comedy as crewmembers of the HMS Floppy Baby.
When: Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave.
Details: Tickets are $12. Call (808) 384-3362 to make a reservation or visit Laughtrack Theater's Web site for more information.

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For Shore
Clean up the clutter along Oahu's scenic east coast with Sustainable Coastlines' Earth Day Makapuu Beach Cleanup 2012. Then celebrate a job well done at Sea Life Park with live music by Honokaa Jazz Band and Mike Love, free hot dogs and kalua pig sliders, games and more.
When: Sunday. Cleanup starts at 9:30 a.m., party from noon-4 p.m.
Where: Meet at Makapuu Beach Park.
Details: Everything from gloves, trash bags, sunscreen and water will be provided. Volunteers pay just $5 to enter Sea Life Park.

Love Thy Neighbor(hood)
Show your support for the Windward side at the "I Love Kailua!" block party. Enjoy more than two dozen restaurants and food vendors, like Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop and Crepes No Ka Oi, more than 50 artists and handcrafters, and nonstop live entertainment.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Kailua Rd. from Hahani St. to Kuulei Rd.
Details: You'll need to get a $3 commemorative button before you can buy any food. All proceeds go to the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle.

Feeling a little overwhelmed? We've mapped out a few stops for you:

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Where: Fighting Eel Kailua, 629 Kailua Rd., Suite 130.
Details: Check out the newest designs from three local jewelry lines. Yashi: colorful drop stone earrings (above left) and delicate gold-filled hand chains; Nattolee: friendship bracelets with chain details; and Noelani Designs: mother of pearl heart earrings and necklaces. Show your "I Love Kailua!" commemorative button to snag a 10 percent discount.

Where: Island Treasures Art Gallery, 602 Kailua Rd., Suite 103.
Details: Simply Sparkle Designs trunk show. Don't miss Tracie Isara's asymmetrical beach earrings (above center) with refreshingly unique combinations of coral, shells, stones and geometric chains.

Where: Midori Jewelry's booth, fronting The Salvation Army, 638 Kailua Rd.
Details: Now's your chance to snag the previously sold-out "O Ke Kai" collection (above right), featuring shells encased in gold and sterling silver, mixed with freshwater pearls and gemstones.
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