Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekend Picks - Saturday, January 14, 2012

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Double Dragons
Tasty bites and groundbreaking fights are on the menu at Grand Cafe & Bakery's special courtyard showing of the classic and final Bruce Lee flick Enter the Dragon.
When: Tonight. Dinner service starts at 5:30 p.m. The movie begins at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Grand Cafe & Bakery, 31 N. Pauahi St.
Details: Call 808.531.0001 or go online for reservations. Get there early for lion dances, queens and courts, and an 150-foot dragon in the Night in Chinatown Parade that begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends just as Grand Cafe is opening. Then when the movie wraps up the party on the streets continues until 10 p.m.

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Weaving a Tale
Wander and wonder over the silk work of Kyoto-textiles artist Akihiko Izukura dramatically draped throughout the grounds of the Academy Art Center at Linekona and the University of Hawaii. At the opening of his exhibit, Life in Colors of Hawaii, Izukura will demonstrate the unique sun-dyeing technique (meaning no added heat or energy) that he uses on his handwoven fabrics for a beautiful result with zero waste.
When: Academy Art Center's opening ceremony and demonstration is tomorrow, 5 p.m. The installation is open until February 15.
UHM's opening and lecture is Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. and goes until January 27. 
Where: Academy Art Center, 1111 Victoria St.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Commons Gallery, Art Center.
Details: Read more about the exhibit on the Honolulu Academy of Arts website. You can see more of Izukura's work at fishcake, 307c Kamani St. and at a trunk show Monday, 3 - 7 p.m. and Tuesday., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Ilikai,  1777 Ala Moana Blvd., suite 2210. 

The Heat is On
Get your vow to cook more off the back burner and sign up for Williams-Sonoma’s free Healthy in a Hurry technique class on sauté and steaming.
When: Tomorrow, 11 a.m.
Where: Williams-Sonoma, Ala Moana Center.
Details: Reservations are recommended at 808.951.0088. If you miss this, the grill and bake technique class is January 22.

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Mallow in It
It’s difficult to say “Kung Hee Fat Choy” with a mouth full of hand cut marshmallows, but 240 Sweet’s discount makes it worth trying. The January sampler pack includes The Year of the Dragon Crunch (red bean pate de fruit and toasted salted sesame seed crunch coated over a vanilla-and-red bean swirled marshmallow) packed with peanut butter banana and caramel chocolate chip flavors.
Details: $13.25 (s/h included) for the trio, featuring two big puffs in each flavor, with code DRAGON on 240Sweet’s website.

Coming Soon

Various - Mark your calendars and start saving for local designers’ new spring lines. Here are the ballpark dates for the launches. We’ll keep you updated on any changes.
End of JanuaryTiare Hawaii
End of FebruaryGillia
March – Khush
May 6 - Target hopes to hit the collab bullseye (again) with The Shops at Target.  Five stores from across the country will partner with the retailer on 400 exclusive products ranging from clothes to home accessories, candy to dog products. Each line will pop up for six weeks only.

Splash! Hawaii
Deal: Separates starting at $5, regular priced items are 10 percent off, and every purchase comes with a free $10 VIP gift card.
When: Through the weekend.

Who: Banana Republic Factory Store, Waikele Premium Outlets
Deal: 40 percent off everything.
When: Through Monday.

Who: In My Closet, Pearlridge Center and Kahala Mall
Deal: 40 percent off everything in store.
When: Through the weekend.

Who: Urban
Deal: 20 percent off all shoes.
When: Through Sunday.

Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
Deal: Shop Arias’ new pre-spring designs and enter to win a free dress.
When: The drawing is Sunday.

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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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