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Weekend Picks - January 20, 2011


Lei Chic The Wong Way to Eat Local
What: There's farm-to-table dining, and then there's bringing the farmer to the table too. Reserve a spot now for chef Alan Wong's upcoming Farmer Series Dinner, when he hosts Richard and June Ha, owners of Hamakua Springs Country Farms, for a menu of local produce, Kona lobster and more.
When: Wednesday, January 26, 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Alan Wong’s Honolulu, 1857 S. King St., 3rd floor.
Details: Prix fixe menu is $80/person, $110 with wine pairings. To make a reservation, call 808.949.2526. For more info on participating farmers and their products, visit www.alanwongs.com

Pimp My Bride

What: Find your perfect aisle style at the Hawaii Bridal Expo. With more than 180 of Hawaii’s leading wedding pros exhibiting, planning your big day will be a piece of cake. Check out jewelry from Pacific Diamonds, wedding gowns from Princess Brides, and taste samples from the Islands’ top caterers. Then, pop by The Lei Chic Lounge for a mini-massage and enter to win one of our spa packages, shopping sprees, and beauty baskets. As a bridal bonus, snag 2-for-1 admission with this coupon .
When: Friday, 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Avenue.
Details: For more info visit www.bridesclub.com


How Does Your Garden Grow?
What: A workshop that teaches you to beautifully landscape your yard using edible plants. Lettuces instead of ferns? Herbs instead of weeds? Learn how to make your yard pretty delicious. 
When: Saturday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Green House Sustainable Learning Center, 220 Pakohana Street
Details: Class fee is $20. For more info, call 808.524.8427 or visit www.thegreenhousehawaii.com

Boutique Birthdays
What: Two local shops turn 1 year old this weekend: consignment store Tara's Secret Closet on King Street, and Acid Dolls at Royal Hawaiian Center. Both are offering cocktails and pupus and special sale prices.
When: Tara's Secret Closet on Saturday 6 to 9 p.m.; Acid Dolls on Sunday 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Tara's Secret Closet: 2013 S. King Street; Acid Dolls, Royal Hawaiian Center, Level 3, B-303.

Details: More info on Tara's Secret Closet: www.fashionwithacause.com. More info on Acid Dolls: www.aciddolls.com

Going Gaga
What: Get the meat dress out of the fridge, and start practicing the hair bow with hair. Apartment 3 is calling all little monsters to bring their best Gaga look. Firebird Photography will be acting as paparazzi for the night.
When: Saturday, doors open at 9.
Where: Apartment 3, third floor Century Center, 1750 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Cover $10. More info at www.apartmentthree.com
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