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Weekend Picks - March 29, 2012


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Music of My Art
Talk about the ultimate bash - the Honolulu Museum of Art is celebrating its 85th birthday with a Hawaiian Music Festival. Slack-key guitarist Jeff Peterson, ukulele duo Herb Ohta Jr. and Bryan Tolentino, and Paahana perform on not one, not two but three separate stages. Between sets, enjoy hula trio Puamana, browse the exhibition Hawaii Art Now and nibble on pupu by Honolulu Museum of Art Cafe chef Mike Nevin.
When: Sunday, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
Details: $45 general admission, $40 for museum members. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Wedding Belles
Look like a million dollars on your special day without raiding your honeymoon fund. Shop at The Wedding Cafe's semiannual gown sale at The Bridal Boutique and you'll save a whopping 40 percent off everything, from your dream designer dress and veil to chic head-to-toe looks for your entire bridal party. You can even score an early wedding gift - for each $100 you spend, you'll be entered to win one of 10 spa/beauty prize packages.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Bridal Boutique, 627 South St.
Details: Want to avoid the rush? Put your favorites on hold now and buy it on Saturday to snag the big savings. Valet services will be provided. Call (808) 597-8893 for more information.

Set Sale
Olive Boutique is putting all of its shoes on sale to make room for new inventory. That means you can pick up a pair of black dv by Dolce Vita gladiator sandals with tassels or Splendid striped espadrilles for 15 percent off.
Where: Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai St., Kailua
Details: A special bonus for sizes 7.5 and up - two styles of dv shoes (flats and booties from a previous season) are 30 percent off. Sneak a peek on Olive Boutique's Facebook page or call (808) 263-9919 for more information.

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Best in Show
Television's in re-runs and you've already seen 21 Jump Street, so liven up your prime time with Hawaii International Film Festival's 2012 Spring Showcase - 34 films available for one week only, including our pick, Liberal Arts, about a 35-year-old divorcee who returns to his alma mater and falls for a bubbly 19-year-old sophomore (written and directed by Josh Radnor a.k.a. Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother).
When: Tickets go on sale to HIFF Ohana members on Monday, April 2, and to the general public on Wednesday, April 4.
Where: Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres & IMAX, 735 Iwilei Rd.
Details: $12 for general, $10 for seniors, students and military, $8 for HIFF Ohana members. Browse the full lineup and purchase tickets here.

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Gilt-y Pleasure
Brian Atwood, the king (okay, one of the kings) of sexy, luxe heels, just released his first-ever handbag collection exclusively on Gilt.com. We adore his cobalt blue suede envelope clutch and miniaudiere hardcase with inlayed enamel. The good news - membership is free. The bad news - each bag can cost anywhere from $1,050 and $1,850.
Where: Join our drool session on Gilt.com. But click fast - they'll only be available through Monday.

Jump, Jive and Wail
It's only Thursday but you're already in weekend mode. Time for happy hour and a night out with Jive Nene, a four-piece band whose funk, soul, blues and R&B sounds will have you cutting loose in no time. Listen to original songs and covers by Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder.
When: Tonight, 9 p.m. to midnight.
Where: theVenue, 1144 Bethel St.
Details: Ages 21 and over. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with a $5 cover after 10 p.m. Can't wait that long? Catch a jam session on YouTube right now.

Rein Free
Hawaii Polo Club's 2012 season gets into swing with two matches, live music and a half-time show. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and come early if you want to snag a spot beneath the ironwood trees. Don't forget to brush up on your polo terminology, so you can chukker out insightful comments during the match.
When: Sunday at 2 p.m. (gates open at 11 a.m.)
Where: Mokuleia Polo Fields, 66-585 Farrington Hwy.
Details: Tickets cost $10 for all-day access, keiki 14 and under are free. Click here for more information.

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Heaven Scent
Swarovski is best known for elegant crystals (and Rockefeller Christmas tree topper), but soon you can sparkle up your vanity with its first-ever fragrance, "Aura." Put on the spritz with fruity and floral notes - think lychee, white tuberose, pink pepper and amber. The bottle's design is inspired by and includes one of the brand's signature crystals.
When: Starting Sunday
Where: In Swarovski boutiques and online at SwarovskiBeauty.com.
Details: $65 for 1 ounce, $100 for 2.6 ounces. Want more shimmer in your makeup bag? Pick up a Crystal Gloss, with pulverized Swarovski crystals in a gleaming faceted compact. Look for equally glam lipsticks in June.
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