Thursday, February 28, 2013

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - February 28, 2013

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Flicks of the Trade
What:
Catch, not one, but four movies this weekend without ever opening your wallet. University of Hawaii at Manoa offers two screenings of Skyfall tomorrow night along with 25-cent Subway sandwiches, snacks and drinks. At the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu Festival is hosting a film festival showcasing three Japanese-language films: Light Up Nippon, Quartet and Haru's Journey (trailers and synopses here).
When and where: UH Movie Night - tomorrow, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Campus Center Ballroom, details here. Honolulu Festival Film Festival - Saturday and Sunday, various times, Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd Floor.

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Slink or Swim
What:
Snag a designer bikini for as little as $20 at San Lorenzo Bikinis' spring blowout sale in Kailua. Suits, coverups, accessories and more from stylish, beachy brands like San Lorenzo Bikinis, Acacia, VIX, Mikoh Swimwear and Indah will be slashed up to 80 percent. The first five shoppers each day also get a special goodie bag.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: San Lorenzo Bikinis, 130 Kailua Rd., Suite 101-A.
Details: For more deals and details, check San Lorenzo's event page or call (808) 262-3211.

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Petal to the Medal
What:
Petal & Piper designer Wendy Fragale has been churning out fresh new designs since we featured her foldover clutches last month. Don't miss handpainted pouches and eye-catching totes in bold chevron, stripes and fish designs, just into Olive Boutique. Another fun addition: sleek, stamped Petal & Piper labels sewn onto the front of each bag.
Where: Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai St.

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Mommy Gear-est
What:
Expecting and new moms can still score major markdowns on inventory from dearly departed Makana Mother & Baby. A sizable selection of swimwear, apparel, workout gear, belly bands and bottle warmers are on sale at Baby Awearness and nothing is priced over $40.
Where: Baby Awearness, 2752 Woodlawn Dr., Suite 5-209.

Volunteer
Clean Sweep
What:
Before we get to our guide, consider this new First Friday initiative if you're still out and about in the wee hours of the morning. Once the frenzy subsides, volunteers will spend about an hour picking up litter and make the neighborhood presentable for Saturday business. Supplies, including trash bags, gloves, brooms and safety vests, will be provided.
When: Saturday at 2:30 a.m.
Where: Meet at Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St.

Night on the Town
Lei Chic's Guide to First Friday


Who: Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St.
What: Padma & Pickles trunk show all 15 percent off plus double stamps all day.
When: 4-9 p.m. Drinks served until 8 p.m.

Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Posh Pua trunk show with 20 percent off the spring collection and 40 percent off 2012 collections plus giveaways and drinks. Buy anything from the trunk show and get 10 percent off your entire purchase.
When: 5-9:30 p.m.

Who: Community, 22 S. Pauahi St.
What: Live in-store art show by Hundo plus sales, giveaways and refreshments.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Hawaii Watercolor Society’s annual exhibit and sale with musical guest Sean Cleland playing acoustic originals.
When: 5-10 p.m.

Who: Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA), Hotel St. between Maunakea Ave. and Smith St.
What: Steamroller vs. Woodblocks, a live printmaking demonstration by local artists and visiting printmakers using a full-scale steamroller and experimental materials like local fruits and vegetables.
When: 7:30-10 p.m.

Who: Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St.
What: Balinese Night, a cultural celebration featuring food, music, dancing and children's activities plus a screening of the award-winning documentary Where Heaven Meets Hell.
When: 6-9 p.m. Galleries close at 8:45 p.m.

Who: Loading Zone, 47 N. Hotel St.
What: Bollywood First Friday, free henna tattoos, belly dance performances, Lemongrass Cafe samples, and featured artists Heather Chapman and Kahanu Fung, $2 cover.
When: 6-11 p.m.

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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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