Thursday, January 7, 2010

Weekend Picks - January 7, 2010
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Whip It
What: Watch as the Pacific Roller Derby Girls battle it out on the track against roller girls from across the globe at Hawai‘i Pacific Roller Derby's 2nd annual SK808 Tournament.
When: Saturday, 12 p.m. to sunset
Where: Windward Mall, upper parking deck
Details: $7 pre-sale tickets available here; $10 at the door, $7 with student ID. Free for children under 12 years old. For more info, call 808.235.1143 or click here.

Look Who’s Talking
What: Hawai‘i Slam’s First Thursdays poetry slam moves to a new location this month. Come check out an eventful night of spoken word, live painting, music and more.
When: Tonight. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Fresh Café, 831 Queen St., Honolulu
Details: All ages. $3 before 8:30 p.m., and $5 after. For more info, call 808.688.8055, or click here.

That’s Amore!
What: Preview Le Conseguenze Dell’ Amore, the first film of the Cinematogra’fia series featuring Italian arthouse films. Enjoy Italian appetizers and wine tastings, as well as original artwork by John Brewer.
When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave.
Details: $12. To RSVP, email For more info, call 808.224.2642

Moon Over My Grammy
What: Grab your comfiest blankets and hit up the Live From the Lawn Grammy Concert at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. Performers include 2010 Best Hawaiian Music Grammy Award nominees Amy Hanaiali'i, Ho'okena, John Cruz, Dennis Kamakahi, Tia Carrere, and more. Beach mats will be provided and you can purchase food and drinks from Downtown at HiSAM, Land of Organica, India Cafe, and Le Crepe Cafe.
When: Tomorrow, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: 250 S. Hotel Street, Chinatown
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.586.0300.

What’s Cooking
What: Detox all those holiday meals with the “Ready, Set, Renew” cooking class by macrobiotic chef Leslie Ashburn. In the interactive session, you’ll learn about the best foods for digestion and natural immunity. The cooking demo will include Tempeh collard wraps, tahini sauce, vegetarian pho, and pears with blueberry sauce, which you get to sample and bring home the recipes.
When: Sunday, 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Baby Awearness, Manoa Marketplace second floor
Details: $38 per person. For more info and to register, click here.

Hang in There
What: Ditch your boring aerobic classes! Instead, drop into a free Samadhi Hawai‘i aerial class. You’ll build serious core strength as you swing and spin in the air from silk ropes and trapezes.
When: Sunday, 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Where: Boca Hawai‘i, 330 Cooke Street, Honolulu
Details: Free. Walk-ins welcome. For more info, click here.

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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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