Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - April 24, 2014
Jenna Sato's 2013 collection, photos by Tommy Shih
What: Get lost in the dreamworld of UH Manoa's Senior Fashion Show. Students have been working all year on their collections, with the big showcase including two unique categories: Reinvented Culture and Rational Science. Work it!
When: Sunday, April 27, silent auction starts at 4:30 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m.
Where: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Details: Last we checked, only two $50 VIP tickets remained. Snag them by emailing email@example.com. See more of last year's designs here, read about our 2013 featured designers, and learn more about the 2014 show on the official Facebook page.
What: Eden in Love is turning 4 years old—but doesn't look a day over 40 (months). Celebrate with a birthday pop-up in Ward Warehouse, where you can score free gifts when you spend certain amounts of dough. Show up wearing your favorite EIL attire to get special deals (one item = 10 percent off, two items = 20 percent off, three items = 30 percent off).
When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: Ward Warehouse, near the food court
Details: Learn more here.
What: A Wit & Wonder pop-up takes over the first level of Nordstrom for the next few months with local art by Heather Brown, Ki-ele jewelry and tons of toys, accessories and home goods.
When: Opens today, through mid-June
Where: Nordstrom, first floor by the escalator, Ala Moana Center
This (B)old House
What: Spring cleaning? Please. More like spring decorating. Start fresh by getting your hands dirty at the Home, Garden & DIY Show, where vendors will give you all sorts of ideas for landscaping and home improvement. Who needs a man to do it for you, amirite?!
When: This Friday, 5–9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
Details: Free admission. Contact Jade Chun at 228-2246 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Behind the Burqa
What: We're obsessed with I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan, a book of oral poetry by Afghan women. The two-line poems convey everything from war to love in unconventional formats that make your heart sink and sing, accompanied by photographs.
When: Published April 1
Where: Available through amazon.com
Details: Translated by poet Eliza Griswold, with photos by Seamus Murphy.
What: We've got just the motivation to help awaken your inner yogi: a Hot Yogi Green Gear giveaway package stuffed with Lily Lotus shorts, an Icebreaker tank, a microfiber yoga towel by JadeYoga and an Elite Hot Hybrid mat by Kulae.
When: Enter through April 30, 8:59 p.m. HST
Where: Online at yogajournal.com
Details: Products normally add up to $263—that's a big deal.
Off the Wall
What: Hawaii Future, an exhibition of artworks by UH Manoa art students, presented by The Art History Club, will open this Friday with a reception. Check out how the next generation sees our Islands.
When: Friday, April 25, 6–8 p.m.
Where: The Box Jelly, 307A Kamani St.
Details: Follow The Art History Club on Facebook.
What: In a world of crime and ex-cons, an undercover cop must save the city from corruption. On top of all the anticipated ass-kicking, Brick Mansions is the final film Paul Walker completed before his untimely death in November of last year, so we'll be watching his performance, touted as one of his best, with tissues in-hand.
When: Opens Friday
Where: Consolidated and Regal Theatres
Details: Proceeds will benefit Walker's charity, Reach Out Worldwide.
What: Greenroom Hawaii, the gallery and boutique that celebrates Hawaiian surf culture, is expanding into a second location. Find surf art and apparel, jewelry and accessories while you munch on light snacks and sip cocktails. There will be some limited edition items for sale, and when you make a purchase, a free tote is all yours.
When: Saturday, April 26, 6–9 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, next to Lawson Station
Details: Free. 931-8908, email@example.com
What: Enjoy a night of styling, shopping and refreshments at J.Crew to benefit the YWCA of Oahu. When you spend $150 or more, you'll automatically get 15 percent off your purchase.
When: Friday, April 25, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: J.Crew, Ala Moana Center
Details: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
That's So Fetch
What: Undoubtedly the most-quoted movie in our collection (You go, Glen Coco!), Mean Girls turns 10 next Wednesday. Here are 10 little-known facts about the film from director Mark Waters. Plus, a look at who sat with whom on set. Don't forget to wear pink and enjoy some mocktails while you judge—I mean, watch.
When: Mean Girls premiered in the US on Wednesday, April 30, 2004
Where: Available on Netflix
Details: She doesn't even go here!
Deal: 20 percent off select shoe styles
When: Through today, April 24
Who: 19th & Whimsy
Deal: Flash sale through 9th & Elm
When: Through Sunday, April 27
Who: Muumuu Heaven, 767 Kailua Road
Deal: 20 percent off big quilts, dresses, Eke bags, Bee Aloha tees, homewares and more; 50 percent off soy candles; plus a 70-percent-off sale rack
When: Through tomorrow, April 25
Deal: 20 percent off online with code "EARTH20KIELE"
When: Through Sunday, April 27
Who: Foley + Corinna
Deal: Extra 50 percent off sale merchandise with code "fc_springclean"
When: Through April 29
Deal: 30 percent off select items with code "GOSHOP"
When: Through April 27, 5:59 p.m. HST
Deal: Extra 30 percent off sale with code "SPRING"
When: Through tonight, 5:59 p.m. HST
Who: Tory Burch
Deal: 25 percent off sitewide with code "FRIENDLY"
When: Through Monday, April 28
Deal: 50 percent off select merchandise
When: From 5 to 9 a.m. HST
Who: Forward by Elyse Walker
Deal: Up to 50 percent off
Who: Emma Kuo
Deal: 30 percent off sitewide with code "SPRING14"
When: Through April 30
Deal: Free ground shipping through the end of the month, plus 50 percent off select prints through tomorrow, April 25
Deal: Up to 90 percent off
Who: Kurt Geiger
Deal: Markdowns on select items
Who: 7 For All Mankind
Deal: Up to 60 percent off
Who: The Dreslyn
Deal: 25 percent off sitewide with code "WITHBENEFITS"
Deal: 14 percent off almost everything when you sign up for their mailing list
When: Discount valid through April 27