Thursday, January 12, 2012

Weekend Picks - January 12, 2012

Lei Chic Race
Ready to Dare
What:
City scavenger hunt Urban Dare kicks off its seventh year with its inaugural run in Hawaii. Grab a friend and amazing race your way to complete tasks, take pictures, and solve trivia. First pair to cross the finish line wins $300 and a chance to compete for $5,000 in Milwaukee.
When: Saturday, check in begins at 10 a.m., the race starts at noon.
Where: The starting line is at Ala Moana Beach Park, the exact location will be announced today.
Details: $90 entry fee per couple. Bring a cell phone with camera or digital camera. Register or read all the rules on Urban Dare's website.

Eat
Take Five
What:
Take two Andrew Jacksons to Chai's new forty dollar, five-course prix fixe menu. Start with roasted butternut squash and lobster bisque shooter, slide into the fresh ahi katsu with tomato mango salsa wasabi curry sauce and just try to save room for the white chocolate amore truffle.
When: Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday only. Dinner starts at 4 p.m.
Where: Chai's Island Bistro, Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Details: Add wine pairings for $15. Check out the full menu here or call 808.585.0011 for reservations.

Lei Chic See
In Black and White
What: 
Carve out a few hours to absorb the striking monochromatic landscapes of Linda Kane's Na Mahina i Hala exhibit. The two-year body of work (Waahila shown right) brings her experiences in the Mid-West and Hawaii to the walls of downtown Honolulu.
When: Linda Kane's exhibit opens tomorrow. The opening reception with the artist is Friday, February 3.
Where: Andrew Rose Gallery, 1003 Bishop St. #120.
Details: Read more about Kane on the Gallery website or call 808.599.4400 for more information. Photo courtesy: Andrew Rose Gallery.

Shop
The End of the Rainbow-tique
What:
Grab University of Hawaii gear for a little less green at UH 'sRainbow-tique's closing sale on Fort Street Mall. Everything, including Kulanui eats, is at least 30 percent off until the final day.
When: The Rainbowtique downtown closes January 31.
Where: 828 Fort Street Mall in the Oceanit Center.
Details: Call 808.853.4250 for more information.

Lunch
Yuzu Friendly
What:
Two more days left until Nobu stops its holiday lunch hour, meaning after Friday you'll have to let dreams of melt-in-your-mouth slivers of yellowtail with jalapeno sustain you until the restaurant opens for dinner at 5 p.m.
When: The last lunch service is tomorrow,  11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Nobu Waikiki in The Waikiki Parc, 2233 Helumoa Rd.
Details: See the full lunch menu here and call 808.237.6999.

Skate
Mall Wonder
What:
Even if your Olympic figure skating dreams are on ice you can take a turn on blades of glory on the synthetic skating rink that just opened in Windward Mall.
When: 2 - 9 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday through January 26.
Where: Windward Mall.
Details: $10 for adults, $5 for kids includes skate rentals. Cap off the trip with a sip or snack at the new Mocha Java Cafe, a Windward branch of the long-time Ward Centre favorite.

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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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