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Weekend Picks - February 12, 2009



Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Turning Japanese
Taste the new Echigo Stout beer, plus other Japanese brews like Sapporo, Kirin Light, Orion, and Echigo Koshihikari. Both Echigos are just $5 a bottle, or pick any three to make a tasting sampler for $5.
When: Tonight, 9 p.m. to midnight
Where: Doraku Sushi, Royal Hawaiian Center
Details: Four hours free parking with validation. Call 808.922.3323 for more info.

Free Wine & Chocolate Pairing

What: Learn the proper way to smell and taste wine and how to pair it with foods or desserts at Kailua's Oeno Winemaking. Free wine tastings of a variety of reds and whites, plus nibble on sweets and snacks, then decide which wine you want to make. Mention Lei Chic and get $35 off any wine purchase.

When: Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oeno Winemaking, 26 Hoolai Street (next to Blockbuster), Kailua
Details: All tastings are complimentary. Call 808.263.6366 for more info.


Home Cool Home
What: Check out the Euro-cool indoor-outdoor furniture from JANUS et Cie, including pieces from the Dedon collection. There's also semi-precious stone jewelry from Ani Young and Adove to browse, and champagne, chocolate and pupus to nibble on.
When: Tonight, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Pacific Home, 420 Ward Avenue
Details: Click here for more info.

Run With It
What: Two left feet? Learn proper running form and technique at a free coaching session, then meet up with the free running club to torch off the V-Day chocolate calories.
When: Coaching workshop, tonight, 6:30 p.m.; free group run, Saturdays 8:30 a.m.
Where: Workshop at lululemon store, Ala Moana Center; group run at Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island
Details: Free. Click here for more info.

Sea of Love
What: Waikiki Aquarium's Seaduction Dinner, a private affair for just 36 couples to dine in the galleries. Valet parking, champagne reception and a three-course meal catered by Ginniberries.
When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki
Details: $300 per couple, all inclusive. Call 808.440.9015 for reservations.

Whole Bottles
What: Two wine tastings a day, every day through Saturday. Sip samples of Champagnes, ports, big reds, light whites and everything in between. Buy six bottles and get a 20 percent discount too.
When: Today through Saturday
Where: Whole Foods, Kahala Mall
Details: Call the store at 808.738.0820 for more info.

A Mid-Week Night's Dream
What: Check out a fashion show of local designers from the Hawaii Fashion Incubator, then shop their booths at the monthly Night Market.
When: Wednesday, February 18, 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront, Aloha Tower Marketplace
Details: Call 808.545.5900 for more info.

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