6 Jolly Things To Do This Weekend
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
What: A full day with family can drive you crazy, so you’ll be thanking us for this excuse to get away from your loved ones and take a peek at the Secret Record Store vinyl pop-up at Downbeat Lounge on Saturday. Browse albums for sale that range from Latin jazz to punk rock to Motown soul to reggae, listen to live DJ selections and have a cocktail at this post-Christmas, wind-down sesh, and you may just start feeling a little merrier again.
When: Saturday, Dec. 26, 2–8 p.m.
Where: Downbeat Lounge, 42 N. Hotel St.
Details: No cover. All ages welcome.
Say It Light
What: Christmas is all about the lights. I mean, suburban dads spend hours and oodles of money trying to make their houses the lightshow talk of the town. (Unless they are the geniuses behind this house, they’ve got a long way to go.) That’s why we’re all about celebrating the season in a totally light-tastic way at Bishop Museum’s Laser Holidays show, where laser lights dance under the museum’s planetarium dome to the tune of holiday music classics. Who says Christmas has to end on Dec. 26? We say make it last with this fun event.
When: Saturday, Dec. 26, 7 p.m.
Where: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.
Details: $10. Book your tickets here.
A Killer Plot
What: Take a break from all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens buzz and head to Doris Duke Theatre to catch The Assassin, legendary Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s first film in eight years. Leading lady Shu Qi always kills it as a kick-ass main character, so her role as a skilled assassin tasked with killing an important politician (who happens to be her former lover) is sure to be striking. Plus, we’re loving the ambience: Check out the trailer for a taste of the lush and epic Tang Dynasty setting. Still need convincing? Hsiao-hsien took home the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for the picture.
When: Sunday, Dec. 27, 4 p.m.
Where: Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kīna‘u St.
Details: $10. Book your tickets here.
Trend For Yourself
What: Black lips. Knee-high boots. Naked dresses. Love ’ em or hate ’ em, 2015 had some seriously memorable fashion moments, so we can’t wait to see what the next year holds. The experts at Refinery29 have got their eyes on the future as well, with a slew of predictions for the coming 12 months that have got us both nodding our heads (plus-size models for sure) and balking in disbelief (granny shoes? Really? Please no!).
Details: Looks like we’ll have to stop avoiding Snapchat and finally figure out how it all works.
That’s A Wrap
What: You’ve put so much thought into your gifts—one your sister won’t want to return, one your dad will actually understand and one your best friend won’t have already gotten for herself—that you totally forgot about the wrap. Never fear, MORI is here. Swing by the Ward Village shop to get your parcel gussied up for $6–$14, depending on the size. Choose from an exclusive, perfectly on-brand rustic MORI gift wrap or traditional wraps, and get a free letterpress tag from local Jiwa Jiwa Press. Christmas game: strong.
When: Today, noon–10 p.m. and tomorrow, noon–6 p.m.
Where: MORI, Ward Village Shops
Details: Super behind schedule with your shopping? Double up and snag your gifts in-store. The MORI team whipped up an adorable gift guide to give you some ideas.
Run For It
What: You just spent a whole week of shopping, baking, eating sweets, opening presents and generally being as consumerist and gluttonous as you could. Hey, it’s Christmas! No judgments. But, maybe this is a good time to throw in an event for a good cause this weekend? Here’s your chance: The Water For the World Run is happening on Saturday and raises awareness about global access to clean water. The short, 5K course is a scenic route around Kapi‘olani Park that ends with a finish line and—get this!—150-foot water slide.
When: Saturday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m.
Where: 2805 Monsarrat Ave.
Details: Call 785-5400 for more information.
Deal: 30 percent off candles, throws and mugs
Who: Calypso St. Barth, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 40 percent off sweaters, cold-weather accessories and fur
Who: Forever 21, Ala Moana Center
Deal: Up to 75 percent off select items
Deal: Up to 50 percent off select items
Deal: 15 percent off entire purchase
When: Through Thursday
Who: Kate Spade New York, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 25 percent off all sale items