Thursday, February 4, 2010

Weekend Picks - February 4, 2010
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Runway Project
What: Want to see Hawaii’s best up-and-coming designers? There might be another Christian Siriano in the bunch at Friday’s fashion show featuring the designs of current UH fashion students. Plus, check out the art show by UH costume collection curator Carol D’Angelo and enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.
When: Friday. Reception begins at 5 p.m., Fashion show starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Lobby gallery at 1132 Bishop St., downtown
Details: Free. For more information visit

Standing Ovation
What: Surfing’s got it’s Pipeline, and stand-up paddling has this weekend’s World Tour professional championship. Watch the SUP pros tear it up at Sunset Beach before they head to France, Tahiti and California to shred up the rest of the world’s waves.
When: The holding period begins on Saturday at 8 a.m.
Where: Sunset Beach, North Shore
Details: Free. For more information click here


Melts In Your Mouth
What: Chocolate’s not just for dessert anymore. Check out other ways to enjoy cocoa flavor at Brasserie Du Vin’s chocolate tasting, where you can sample an appetizer of chocolate-rubbed pork loin with a chocolate demi-glace. Plus taste other chocolates ranging from 50 to 80 percent cacao.
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Where: Brasserie Du Vin, 115 Bethel St., Chinatown
Details: $29 per person plus tax and gratuity, limited seating. Call 808.545.1115 or click here for more information.

Fit To Be Tried
What: Try the low-impact, dance-based fitness class called Nia in weekly free sessions put on by Lululemon Athletica.
When: 5:30 p.m., every Tuesday in February.
Where: Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island
Details: For more info, click here.

LOST, Found
What: Relive your favorite LOST moments with a visit to some of the actual filming locations on the Kualoa Ranch Movie and Ranch Tour. You’ll also get to see locations used in films like Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor and others.
When: Tours are offered daily.
Where: Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kaaawa
Details: Tour is $21. For more info, call 808.237.8515 or visit

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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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