Weekend Picks - February 12, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.
What: 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.
Where: 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.
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.