Thursday, February 24, 2011

Weekend Picks - February 24, 2011

Lei Chic See
Shooting the Curl
What: Spend an evening in the waves without getting your hair wet at the grand opening of the Clark Little Art Gallery. Graze on snacks while you gaze at his stunning surf shots. On the way out, snap up striking aluminum prints for under $200, or his work on a Hurley t-shirt for under $30.
When: Saturday, 5 - 9 p.m.
Where: Clark Little Gallery, Haleiwa Town Center, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy.
Details: Little will be on hand for book signings. For more information, call 808.626.5319

The Ultimate Sweet Spot
What: Toss the M&Ms, there's a new stop for your sweet tooth this weekend. The first ever Hawaii Chocolate Festival brings together the most luscious locally produced confections including Padovani Chocolates, mousse, Maui lavender fudge sauce, and even chocolate vodka and beer. Then browse eye candy such as chocolate pearls, chocolate orchids, and even an indulgent spa experience. No need to feel guilty, the entire event is a fundraiser for Halau O Na Pua Kukui.
When: Saturday, noon - 5 p.m.
Where: Dole Cannery Shops, 650 Iwilei Rd.
Details: Admission is $20 presale, $25 at the door. Click here for all the events

Impulse Buy
Hair Dos
What: The weekend's a time to let your hair down, by putting it up. Guava Shop on the North Shore has super cute hair ties that won't snag your locks and look more stylish around your wrist than that rubber band. While you're there, check out the new items by Fluxus, the surprisingly easy pieces from tattooed Project Runway winner Jeffery Sebelia.
Where: Guava Shop, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy in the Haleiwa Town Center.
Details: The hair ties are 3 for $5. Call 808.637.9670

Give Back

The Bella the Ball
What: Donate dresses, shoes, jewelry, or style help to high school students in need this prom season with the Bella Project.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd. There will also be a boutique March 5, at Mililani High School, 95-1200 Meheula Pkwy.
Details: Teens must have a valid high school ID. You can bring donations to the event, or to any Hawaii Self Storage year round. Call 808.271.0644 or click here for more information or to volunteer.

Parking Lot Picnic
What: The ultimate street food fest returns. Organizers of the second Eat the Street Event promise almost double the number of food trucks, and more parking in its new Kakaako location.
When: Tomorrow, 5 - 9 p.m.
Where: 555 South St.
Details: Click here for a full list of vendors.

Dine & Donate
Bargain Breakfast
What: Dive into a short stack for a good cause. Tuesday is National Pancake Day, which means free flapjacks at IHOP and a chance to give to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.
When: Tuesday, March 1, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: All International House of Pancakes
Details: Click here for locations

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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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