Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events
Weekend Picks - April 10, 2014
What: LSpace Pop Up Shop will be poolside at the Kahala Hotel with REBECCA Beach. Meet designer Monica Wise, get a custom bikini fitting, and score a free keepsake bag with any LSpace purchase. Parking is free with validation.
When: Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: REBECCA Beach, Kahala Hotel and Resort
Details: Email email@example.com for questions or information.
Sing, Drink and Be Merry
What: Luxe karaoke lounge Air Park Karaoke is launching Fahrenheit Fridays, where cocktails and karaoke combine to make your night sing. For the launch, VIP guests who book through HPELive by sending a guest list to info@HPELive.com will receive a complimentary karaoke room for an hour based on availability.
When: Friday, April 11, 8 p.m. to Saturday, April 12, 2 a.m.
Where: 510 Piikoi St., Second Floor
Details: 591-8292 or find out more on Facebook.
We All Spring for Ice Cream
What: Nordstrom Gelato Bar has the perfect mid-shopping-day treat for when you start to feel the springtime heat: fresh new lilikoi and exotic ambrosia (coconut, orange and marshmallows). Just make sure you give yourself time to digest all that gelato before getting back to your dressing room rounds.
When: Open daily 9:30 a.m.—9 p.m. and Sundays 11—7 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom Gelato Bar, Nordstrom Ala Moana
Details: 953-6100, $3.50 for single scoop
What: It’s National Poetry Month, so celebrate by getting your cry on with Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, a collection of thoughts by the likes of Bertolt Brecht, Stephen Fry, J.J. Abrams, and others, on the poems that reduce them to tears. You can also read all the poems, so make sure your tissue box is handy.
When: Published April 1
Where: Buy the book from Amazon.com
Details: Hardcover is $15.19. By Anthony and Ben Holden.
What: We’ve cried, we’ve laughed, we’ve drunk with them—now say goodbye. Tune in to watch the premiere of the final season of Mad Men and try to figure out why anyone could have ever skipped over Jon Hamm in a dating show (must have been the hair). And if you start getting too emotional, there’s always the MTV Movie Awards (<3 u, Conan!).
When: Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m.
Where: AMC network (find your channel here)
No More Funny Business
What: Local improv comedy group Think Fast will have one last blowout show at the downtown venue Loading Zone before it closes. Check out a brand-new improv team, special guests and crowd-favorite acts.
When: Friday, April 11, 8 p.m.
Where: Loading Zone, 47 N. Hotel St.
Details: $8 presale, $10 at the door. Go to thinkfastimprov.com for more information.
On the Run
What: Show some love for the run at Hapalua Half Marathon. These runners are in it for the long haul, with a 13.1 mile track. The best part about being an observer? You just have to cheer. (Hey, that can be cardio, right?)
When: Race starts at 6 a.m.
Where: Starts at the Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki, and ends at Kapiolani Park
Don’t Tax Yourself
What: To distract you from the grimness of tax day, Hard Rock Cafe is having a Sing For Your Supper event, where guests who perform a complete song on Hard Rock Cafe’s live music stage in front of the entire restaurant and with the house band (song selected by you) will receive a free dinner entrée from Hard Rock’s new menu.
When: Tuesday, April 15
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 280 Beachwalk
What: The lookbook for the Kate Moss/Topshop collab is HERE, ladies. Get your eye candy on with Kate’s sultry festival-appropriate style, or poke around the Topshop Kate page to learn more about the model, the collection, and to answer burning questions like, “What Kate are you?”
Details: Collection goes on sale April 30
- H&M's boho/flamenco sustainable fashion line Conscious Exclusive is up and running online. Well, mostly. Many of the stand-out, intricately detailed pieces are already sold out (yup, in one morning), but you can still score items like matador-geous heels and a dreamy silk blend kimono dress.
- The new Roam Hawaii and Escape “mobile marketplace” online pop-up shop has the usual beach babe fare, as well as pieces that will look just as swell surfing the sidewalks of Honolulu, like their dip dye travel totes or gotta-have-it high-waisted detailed biker shorts.
Who: Erica Weiner online
Deal: Spring Cleaning Sale on select necklaces, earrings and bracelets
Who: Owens and Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
Deal: Spring Lanikai pot and succulent sale at $16.50-$24
Who: Cassandra Rull online
Deal: Free shipping with “FREE SHIPPING SPECIAL” code entered at checkout
When: This weekend
Who: Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi Street
Deal: Dresses for $65 each or two for $100
When: while supplies last
Who: Noelani Studios, 66-437 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa
Deal: Noelani Designs anniversary sale in store, 25 percent off online with promo code YOGAYEAR.
When: All day Saturday, April 12
Who: Fighting Eel, 445 Cooke St.
Deal: Sample sale pop-up, everything $30 (cash only). $5 entry fee.
When: Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.