Thursday, February 14, 2013

Seven reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - February 14, 2013

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Raise your glass to the first-ever Hawaii Cocktail Week; nine tantalizing days of workshops, tasting rooms, parties and dinner pairings featuring some of the best libations you'll ever experience. Be sure to stop by the Hawaii Cocktail Week Bacardi Bar at Honolulu Night Market Saturday night and sip free craft cocktails by top mixologists Joey Gottesman and Maria Burke. Then head down to V Lounge for Late Night Bite - cocktail specials and a custom menu by Prima's Aker Briceno and Lindsey Ozawa.
When and Where: Bacardi Bar at Night Market takes place Saturday, 7-9 p.m., at 683 Auahi St. with Late Night Bite to follow, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., at 1344 Kona St. Events will be held through February 24 at various locations.
Details: Other events include a 209 Gin Mix-Off Bartender Showcase, a class on how to liven your cocktails with fresh chiles and spices, and a reverse cocktail pairing with Southern Wine and Spirits of Hawaii and William Chen of Beachhouse at the Moana. Click here for a full list and to buy tickets.

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Saturday Night Life
Speaking of Honolulu Night Market, there's no cover at this month's block party. The theme, ArtRageous, is a nod to Pow Wow Hawaii; the fashion show, styled by Lindsey Higa, features looks by Fighting Eel and Ava Sky; and Pinch of Salt vendors include Allison Izu, Aloha Sand Company, Andy South, Avant Pop Hi (right), Barrio Vintage, Calvin and Susie, Coradorables, Crappy Kids, Ecolicious, Eden in Love, Fluro Swimwear, Genuine Guava, Little Circles Everywhere, Mango Luxe, Nueve Salon and Spa, Noteworthy, Ocean Dreams Hawaii, Schaper Hawaii and Treehouse.
When: Saturday, 6-11 p.m. Fashion show at 8:30 p.m.
Where: 683 Auahi St.
Details: Click here for more information.

Single Files
Tonight, you'll be enjoying the company of someone special, but first, you have to meet him. So head down to Pint and Jigger for Singled Out, an evening of matchmaking games, prizes, his-and-her beer specials and dishes like homemade fettuccine with quail egg yolk and Parmesan foam. The catch: you need to wear a mask a la Zorro, not Jason (don't worry, they've got extras).
When: Tonight at 8 p.m.
Where: Pint and Jigger, 1936 S. King St., Suite 101.
Details: Click here for the Facebook event page.

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Make a Dash Decision
In five days, registration closes for one of the muddiest, most challenging, dare we say craziest obstacle races in town. The Warrior Dash is a 5K trek littered with barricades, trenches, barbed wire, fire pits and more (we're totally serious). Why you'll want to run it: sheer awesomeness, bragging rights and the live music, beer and Warrior helmets that follow.
When: Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday for the race, February 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Dillingham Ranch, 68-540 Farrington Hwy.
Details: $100 plus fees, $10 per car. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Click for details and register here.

Ace of Spade
Kate Spade Saturday, the much-anticipated laid-back younger sister to Kate Spade New York, debuts today with a pop-up shop on For one week, shoppers will be able to snag casual, utilitarian designs before the brand officially launches next month. Just beware: shipping to Hawaii costs a bundle.
When: Opens today at 11 a.m.

Creature Comforts
If you're interested in the new movie Beautiful Creatures, stop by Let Them Eat Cupcakes today, buy a cupcake and mention the movie. They'll hand you a free pass for two to the premiere, perfect for a last-minute Valentine's Day gift.
Where: Let Them Eat Cupcakes, 35 S. Beretania St.

Valentine's Day Sales

Who: Allison Izu
Deal: 40 percent off everything online and at Honolulu Night Market, new arrivals included.
When: Through Monday.

Who: Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi St.
Deal: 10 percent off Roberta Oaks, Topo Designs and Will Leather Goods bags, and jewelry by Be Bliss, Elije and Salty Girl.
Also: Free gift with any Roberta Oaks or Kai Fragrance purchase.
When: Until 6 p.m.

Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
Deal: 10 percent off everything, up to 60 percent off sale items.
When: Until 6 p.m.

Who: The Butik, 1067 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite A-3
Deal: 10-20 percent off your purchase, depending on which heart you pick.
When: Through 7 p.m.

Who: Cottage by the Sea, Ward Warehouse
Deal: 15 percent off all Tidepool Love jewelry.
When: Through Sunday.

Who: J.Crew Factory
Deal: Extra 30 percent off everything online with the code XOFACTORY.
When: Through Sunday.

Deal: Up to 30 percent off online with the code VDAYSURPRISE.
When: Today only.

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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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