Weekend Picks - July 22, 2010
Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.
Flea For All
What: Check out Art & Flea, which promises to be possibly the coolest flea market ever. At this urban-inspired shopping event, you can browse merch from local designers, artists and photographers like MaruMaru, Unleash Studios, Grady Gillin and more. Plus, scoop up cool retro collectibles like vintage cameras and music equipment. Stay for the after-party, with drink specials and live performances from Shopping List, Persian Excursion, Narwhal and DJ Capecod.
When: Tonight. Market, 5 to 9 p.m.; after party, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Fresh Café, 831 Queen St., Honolulu
Details: Free before 9 p.m., $6 after. For more info, call 808.222.4118.
Here Comes the Bride
What: You said yes! So now what? Don’t get overwhelmed with the details of wedding planning! Make just one stop to the Hawaii Bridal Expo, where savvy brides-to-be can scope out hundreds of Hawai‘i’s top wedding pros, including gown designers, photographers, DJ’s, cake vendors and more. Plus, get the scoop on bridal trends with daily fashion shows and enter to win fabulous giveaways, and find everything you need to make that trip down the aisle a breeze. Also, be sure to swing by the Lei Chic booth to enter to win great prizes, including a two-night stay at the Outrigger Luana Waikiki!
When: Friday, 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu
Details: Present this email at the box office before noon on Saturday and Sunday, and you’ll get one free entry with the purchase of a regularly priced ticket. For more info, and to download your free wedding planner, visit www.bridesclub.com.
Local Kine Grinds
What: Your taste buds will have a field day at the Hawaii State Farm Fair, where you can feast on ono grinds like burgers from North Shore Cattle Company, fresh cheese from Naked Cow Dairy, roasted corn from Kahuku farms, spicy garlic chicken from Da Spot and much more. Shop for fresh local produce and other Hawai‘i-made products, and be sure to check out the cooking demos, plant sale, watermelon eating contest, celebrity cook-offs and live music.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu
Details: $7 adults; $3 children. Includes admission to all museum attractions. Free parking shuttle from Honolulu Community College. For more info, click here.
Shop, Sip, Repeat
What: You love shopping. You love cocktails. You love your girlfriends. Put ‘em all together for Girl Shop, where you can browse sale racks from House of Aria, Ginger 13 and Jessica’s Traveling Boutique, and score happy hour specials like $3 cocktails and $5 pupus.
When: Tonight. Happy hour, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; sale, 6 to 9 p.m.; dancing until 2 a.m.
Where: Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana Center
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.944.8000 or click here.
Beauty and the Beach
What: Customize your own beach bracelet at the Ki-ele trunk show. Designer Marylea Conrad can make your sterling silver bangle just how you like it – mix and match puka shells, coral, freshwater pearls, glass beads and cute charms. She’ll even size it to fit your wrist perfectly. Also, scope out her popular beach-inspired earrings and necklaces.
When: Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Valerie Joseph Boutique, Ala Moana Center
Details: For more info, call 808.942.5258.
What: It’s a party in Chinatown! Come celebrate Kumu Kahua Theatre’s annual Kala-Bash fundraiser, with cocktails and food from The Chart House, Murphy’s, Du Vin, Side Street Inn and more. Cruise the silent auction, enter to win door prizes, and talk story with the theatre’s actors, directors and designers. Dare we say they put the fun in fundraiser?
When: Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: The park outside Kumu Kahua Theatre at 46 Merchant St., Chinatown
Details: $40, which includes food. All proceeds go to Kumu Kahua Theatre. For more info and to purchase tickets, call 808.536.4222.
What: Attention foodies – you love your farmers markets, so get the dirt on where it all comes from at the “Who’s Your Farmer?” Day at Kahala Mall and Whole Foods Market. Check out cooking demos, local food booths and a cook-off between TOWN’s Chef Ed Kenney and Ma‘o Farms’ Farmer Gary Maunakea Forth. Plus, meet filmmaker Robert Bates, director of “Ingredients Hawaii,” an upcoming documentary about the local food movement.
When: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Whole Foods Market, and throughout Kahala Mall
Details: Free. For more info, click here.
Rock Solid Deals
What: Score 50 percent off dresses, tops and more at Glam Rok, the designer resale boutique that stocks trendy labels like Bebe, Juicy Couture and True Religion. Mention Lei Chic at checkout, and they'll hook you up with an extra 10 percent off regularly priced items.
When: Now through the end of July
Where: Glam Rok boutique, 449 Kapahulu Ave., Suite 104, Honolulu
Details: For more info, call 808.732.6278 or click here.