Thursday, August 4, 2011

Weekend Picks - August 4, 2011

Lei ChicListen
In Passing
What:
Experience history through the stories of those who lived it at Hawaii's oldest public graveyard. In the first ever Oahu Cemetery Pupu Theatre, storytellers in period dress will bring to life the tales of a Kauai woman's deadly fight to avoid going to Kalaupapa, a fireman watching three of his fellow firefighters die in the attack on December 7, 1941, a detective working on the 1928 kidnap-murder case of 10-year-old Gil Jamieson, and even memories from Queen Liliuokalani's mother-in-law, Mary Dominis.
When: Saturday. Light pupus begin at 6 p.m., the walk is at 6:30.
Where: Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave.
Details: $60 per person. Reservations are required. Call the Mission Houses Museum, 808.447.3914 or click here for more information.

Examine
Get In the Spirit
What:
Rev up for your cemetery walk with a quick trip to Ghostheadfinders.com, a site that scours pictures for proof of paranormal activity. Do you see a face in the fuzzy snapshots taken on Oahu (including at the Mission Houses Museum)?
Details:Click here and start head hunting.

Lei Chic Shop
Cutting the Fishcake
What:
A rare sale at Fishcake means quirky, cool, and always modern items such as lamps, tatami bags, cards, furniture, and accessories are going for 10 to 60 percent off. The only exclusion is art.
When: The sale is on now.
Where: 307c Kamani St.
Details: Start shopping on Fishcake's website.



Sample
Fetch a Sketch
What:
Sips from about 30 different wineries, bites from nine different restaurants, and 25 pieces of art created live are the big draws for the August Moon fundraiser at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Every sketch by top Hawaii artists such as Solomon Enos, Kahi Ching, Jon Murakami, and Sally French will sell for just $25 to help raise money for children's art education programs.
When: Saturday, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: The Honolulu Academy of Arts,
Details: Tickets are $85 online or at the door. To purchase or for more information on the Academy of Arts website.

Lei Chic Mix
A Cereal Contender
What:
You love the sugary slurps at the bottom of the bowl but could do without all that pesky cereal. Famed New York bakery Momofuku Milk Bar's cereal milk mix lets you stir up your own sweet sips.
Details: $5 for the mix that makes 8 cups of milk in Momofuku's online store, BUT shipping and handling is $22.46. If you have 6 cups of cornflakes, an immersion blender, and an hour to kill, make your own with this free recipe.

Lei Chic Drink
Valley Pearls
What:
Sample reds, whites, and ros'e from Napa Valley's Mi Sueno. Learn about the winery that specializes in small batches while dining on appetizers such as nicoise tarts, grilled chicken and brie sandwiches, and alaskan king crab on corn cake with truffle bearnaise.
When: Wednesday, August 10, 6 p.m.
Where: Brasserie du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.
Details: $50 per person. Make your reservation at 808.545.1115 or click here for more information on Brasserie du Vin's website.

Lei Chic Watch
80s On Screen
What:
Do the truffle shuffle down to Ward 16 for the Hana Hou showing of The Goonies, then vote on which classic should hit the big screen in September.
When: Monday, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Where: Ward 16
Details: Tickets are $14.25. Click here to reserve your spot.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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