Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - August 8, 2013
Eel of Fortune
What: Consider this the sale of the season - Fighting Eel, Ava Sky, and Tiare Hawaii will be holding a massive sample sale in the Pinch of Salt warehouse this weekend. Yes, you'll want to go early (be prepared for a massive line) and yes, you'll want to stuff your purse with cash to cover both your purchase and the $5 entrance fee.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Pinch of Salt, 683 Auahi St.
Details: Check Fighting Eel's Facebook page for updates.
What: Do your stomach a favor and enter HONOLULU Magazine's Great Restaurant Giveaway. To celebrate the release of our 2014 All-Island Restaurant Guide, we're offering dinner for two to, not one, but seven of our favorite restaurants, including Arancino at The Kahala, Chef Chai, and HASR Bistro. Did we mention there are two winners? The other gets tickets to the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival's closing event at Ko Olina.
Details: Enter by August 31. Click here to enter.
Also: But wait, there's more! Capture one of the 100 Best Dishes and Drinks from our August issue, hashtag it #HN100Best, and share it on Instagram, Twitter, or Vine, and you could win smaller restaurant gift certificates throughout the month.
What: This month, Discover Kakaako fuses film and fashion. Enjoy an outdoor screening of the 1961 Elvis movie Blue Hawaii, then head to the main stage for a fashion show featuring Hifi Coop's emerging local designers, like Peace of Paradise Creations, Allison Izu, and Rumi Murakami. Plus, preview upcoming events for Hawaii Fashion Month and take advantage of Half-y Hour's 50-percent-off deals and free signature cocktails at participating merchants.
When: Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Movie at 6:30 p.m., fashion show at 8:15 p.m.
Where: Ward Centers
Details: For a full schedule, click here.
Flash in the Panya
What: Panya Bistro & Bakery opens its brand-new Ward restaurant tomorrow. The eatery moved from Ala Moana Center to Hokua to take advantage of a larger 3,200-square-foot space that fits a kitchen, bake shop, and spacious patio for outdoor dining. You'll still be able to enjoy happy hour from 4-6 p.m., an extensive menu (now with daily specials), and a mouth-watering pastry case. Look for high tea service and free Wifi down the road.
When: Opens tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. Regular hours are 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, and 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
Where: 1288 Ala Moana Blvd. #116, next to Tango Contemporary Cafe.
Land of Mod
What: Kaimuki vintage boutique, Mod Vintage, officially closes up shop tomorrow night. Owner Silvana Alfonso is moving back to Italy and she'll selling everything for a whopping $5 each. Just make sure to stop by the ATM first - Alfonso is taking cash only.
When: Today and tomorrow, 12:30-6 p.m.
Where: Mod Vintage, 1154 Koko Head Ave.
What: Just in time for the back-to-school season, In4mation is offering a limited run of Jansport backpacks featuring a stitched crossbones logo, leather bottom, and matching leather zipper strap.
Where: The Human Imagination, 1154 Nuuanu Ave., In4mation, Pearlridge Center, and online.
Who: Kate Spade New York
Deal: Its surprise online sale just got extended, so you have a few more hours to score up to 75 percent off bags, clothes, jewelry, and shoes, with $5 shipping (email address and zip code required).
When: Sale ends at 5:59 p.m. today.
Who: Ann Taylor
Deal: 40 percent off everything in-store and online with the code TRENDS40 (email address and zip code required).
Issa 'Bout Time
What: We first told you about Banana Republic's collaboration with Issa back in April. Now, the collection is finally shoppable in stores and online. Take your pick of Issa's signature wrap dresses in a mix of solids - like a repliKate engagement dress - and animal-inspired prints, colorblocked tops and cardigans, chunky, neutral jewelry, and bright tights, all between $22.50-$150.
Details: Click here to shop.
Raise the Barbie
What: We're majorly obsessed with Mattel's first-ever Coach Barbie, stylishly dressed in a mini Tattersall trench, Tristen sandals, and, best of all, a Classic Duffle red handbag made with the same glove-tanned leather as the original. It even comes with its own dust bag (we're not that jealous).
Details: $95. The doll is already sold out on Coach's website, but you can try your luck here.
What a Night
What: As we gear up for another Honolulu Night Market, we'd like to announce the winners from our past two giveaways. Drumroll please...
Don't forget to stop by Lei Chic's booth in the Pinch of Salt warehouse next Saturday, August 17, for a chance to win another exclusive giveaway from an all-new local designer. Details coming next week!
Editor's note: Like to sleep in on the weekends? Us too, which is why Lei Chic will no longer publish a Saturday edition of Weekend Picks. Instead, you'll find event details, sales notices, fun links, and, of course, your need-to-know pop culture updates in our Thursday roundups.