Thursday, July 16, 2009

Weekend Picks - July 16, 2009

www.leichic.comLei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Now Boarding
What: Bid on rare and collectible vintage surfboards, plus surf art, Hawaiiana, and other surf memorabilia at the once-every-other-year Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction.
When: Friday, viewing from noon to 6, with "Antiques Roadshow" type appraisals. Saturday, viewing 10 to 4, silent auction noon to 4, main live auction begins at 5.
Where: Blaisdell Center
Details: Free viewing, but bidders must purchase a bidding number. Check out the full catalog, bid online and get more info at

Split in Two
What: Split Obsession, theHawai'i Kai urban-chic fashion and hip toy emporium opens a second location at Ala Moana Center.
Where: Ala Moana Center, street level (between Pipe Dreams and Trade Secrets).
Details: More info at

State of the Art
Be inspired by more than 200 life-sized charcoal drawings on cotton rag paper by Belgian artist Rinus Van de Velde in his first solo exhibition outside of Europe. Titled RVDV: HI, the show is presented by Interisland Terminal, a new non-profit that aims to bring exhibits to Hawai'i year-round.
When: Today through July 26. Tues. to Sat., noon to 7 p.m., Sun., noon to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 3583 Waialae Avenue (between 11th and 12th avenues), Kaimuki.
Details: Free. For more info visit

Good, Clean Fun
What: Learn about clean energy and companies in Hawai'i (including food vendors!) that are doing business in eco-friendly and sustainable ways at the Blue Planet Foundation's Hawai'i Powered fest. Bring two incandescent lighbulbs and trade them in for two CFLs.
When: Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront at Aloha Tower.
Details: Free entry. Visit for more info.

It's Raining Men

What: Place a bid to win a date with one of 20 hot firefighters or lifeguards at the 7th Annual Burning Down the House auction. A portion of the proceeds go to fight breast cancer. Drink specials all night. Limited space, so get there early.
When: Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Where: Oceans 808, Restaurant Row.
Details: Entry, $10 donation at door. For more info call 808.275.1041 or 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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