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Weekend Picks - Saturday, March 31, 2012


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Ace in the Whole
Good news for those of you who couldn't snag a spot to the sneak peek of Whole Foods Market's new Kailua store last week. We scored tickets to the guided tour and block party on April 15, and like your cool best friend, we're passing them along. Two lucky winners will be among the first to see the store's special features, like the wine and draft beer bar, and sample some of the store's all-natural, organic products.
When: Enter to win by April 12 for the party on April 15.
Where: Whole Foods Market, 629 Kailua Rd.
Details: Click here to enter.

The Perfect Pair
Step back from the colored jean craze and check out J Brand's six-piece denim and leather capsule collection, exclusively on ShopBop.com. You'll find signature clean lines and impeccable fit mixed with tough leather trim and patchwork detail. Our pick: the pieced leather capri jeans (think "Audrey Hepburn meets biker gang chic"). Prices range from $235 for the 811 Ankle Skinny Patch Jeans to $445 for a two-toned Denim and Leather Jacket.
Where: Shop the collection here.

Lei ChicSomething Wicked This Way Comes
Travel to Oz, frolick in Strawberry Fields and laugh until you're Blue in the face when season tickets to Broadway in Hawaii go on sale. Spend as little as $120 (if you don't mind nosebleed seats) to watch the Hawaii debuts of Wicked, Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles and Blue Man Group. No trip to the Big Apple necessary.
When: Season tickets go on sale Monday for Wicked (December to January run), Rain (eight shows in May) and Blue Man Group (eight shows in June).
Where: Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave.
Details: Buy season tickets here.

Necessary Ruffness
It's been a while since you've taken your pooch to the groomer, let alone gotten him anywhere near soap and water. Lucky for you, Cocojor Dog Emporium & Spaw is offering a free grooming class, so you can learn how to brush, comb and clean your canine between (infrequent) visits.
When: Sunday, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Cocojor Dog Emporium & Spaw, 975 Kapiolani Blvd.
Details: Call (808) 592-DOGS(3647) to reserve a seat.

Keep Your Drool
HONOLULU Magazine's food and culture editor Martha Cheng has been busy unearthing some great culinary gems on the neighbor islands. Find out which 50's-style diner bowled her over with its fish and chips, or where to get one of Maui's best burgers.
Details: Click here to read Cheng's "Biting Commentary" blog.

Ward Centers
Deal: Buy a $10 GIVEandGET ticket and receive exclusive discounts to more than 90 shops and restaurants (like 20 percent off at Eden in Love and Basique Threads).
When: Through Sunday
Also: Spend more than $100 and receive a free tote bag.

Who: Roberta Oaks Hawaii, 19 N. Pauahi St.
Deal: 20 percent off your online purchase of $100 or more with the code EASTER. Offer good through April 8.

Who: Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St. (downtown) and 629 Kailua Rd. Suite 130 (Kailua)
Deal: Spend $75, get 10 percent off; spend $150, get 15 percent off; spend $300, get 20 percent off; spend $400, get 25 percent off. Excludes jewelry.
When: Through today at the downtown store and tomorrow at the Kailua store.

Who: ASOS.com
Deal: For 24 hours only, score 60 percent off "cult to cool" labels like McQ by Alexander McQueen, Halston Heritage, French Connection and Elizabeth and James.
When: Start shopping tonight at 10 p.m. Hawaii time (or 9 p.m. if you like them on Facebook).
Also: Get 20 percent off all ASOS brand items (or 40 percent off hidden "Happy" items) until Tuesday at 10 p.m.
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