Thursday, June 24, 2010

Weekend Picks - June 24, 2010

Lei ChicLei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Girly Girls
What: Learn to shake, shimmy and roll at Cherry Blossom Cabaret’s Burly-Q Basics and Pin-Up Queen workshops. Get expert tips on vintage-style hair, makeup and poses–then they’ll transform you into a pin-up queen for your very own professional photo shoot.
When: Sunday; Burly-Q Basics, 10 a.m.; Pin-Up Queen, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall (entrance on Chaplain Lane between Bethel St. and Fort Street Mall)
Details: Burly-Q Basics, $30; Pin-Up Queen, $200; $215 for both. Ages 18 and over. For more info, visit

A Bunch of Bali Hoo
What: Get a “Bali high” at this month’s ARTafterDARK, celebrating Bali’s annual kite festival. The party comes alive with Balinese art, down-tempo house music by DJ Silvana, and food stations from Town and Downtown.
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St.
Details: $10 general admission, free for Academy members. For more info, visit

Party for Peace
What: Come celebrate the art exhibit “Still Present Pasts” at a grand opening bash. The party, aptly named “If Not Now, When? Art & Music Festival for Peace & Justice,” will include plenty of food and live performances by Paula Fuga, Linus, DJ Eskae and more.
When: Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu
Details: Free. For more info, visit

She Sells Sea Shells
What: Finally snag that made-in-Hawai‘i Blue Bottle Puka bracelet and the Bright Coral Silk necklace you’ve been eyeing for weeks—at a deep discount! During Ki-ele’s one-time-only Grand Summer Sale, customers receive 45 percent off, plus free shipping.
When: Today through Wednesday, June 30
Where: Ki-ele’s online boutique at
Details: At checkout, enter code KIELESUMMER45. For more info, call 808.561.5691

Vamp It Up
What: Sink your teeth into Nordstrom’s exclusive Eclipse Fashion Collection and Luna beauty collection, inspired by the highly-anticipated release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. With any $50 purchase in Nordstrom’s B.P. section, you can score tickets to the advanced screening on June 29, the day before it opens in theaters.
When: Today until supplies last
Where: Nordstrom B.P. department, Ala Moana Center, Level 2
Details: Limit 4 tickets per customer. For more info, call 808.953.6100

Swap ‘Till You Drop
What: Shop sustainably at Guava Shop and Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation’s Community Clothing Swap.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Guava Shop, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy., Hale‘iwa
Details: Bring your gently used clothing to Guava shop between now and the event for a swap ticket. Shop-only tickets can also be purchased the day of the event for $3. For more info, call 808.637.9670 or e-mail

Sail Into Sales
What: Stock up for summer at the Seastar 8.4.23 boutique’s Summer Sail, where select items will be up to 50 percent off.
When: Starts Friday and runs through Tuesday, July 6
Where: Seastar 8.4.23, 423 Nahua St., Waikiki
Details: For more info, call 808.922.8423 or visit

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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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