Six reasons to do something this weekend
Weekend Picks - March 7, 2013
What: Sip and save when Discover Kakaako launches Half-y Hour. Check in at the Yelp tent to pick up a map and coupon sheet, then hit participating stores like Eden in Love, Hifi and THEFACESHOP to score a whopping 50 percent off any regular-priced item while sampling PINNACLE Vodka cocktails like Tropical Creme Soda and Baked Apple. Plus, catch a live demo and fashion show by Twisted Cuts, a liquor and beer garden hosted by REAL a gastropub, and more.
When: Saturday, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Ward Centers.
Details: Click here for a full schedule of live music and activities.
Look and Key
What: Unlock amazing deals and freebies at Kahala Mall's Unlock Your Style event. Be among the first 250 shoppers to check in at Center Court and receive a key that grants you gifts and up to 70 percent off at more than 30 stores, plus access to a VIP lounge and a live prize giveaway. Trend sessions will be conducted every 30 minutes at Center Court to highlight the latest in fashion, makeup, brows, and hair. Be there at 1 p.m. to see how HONOLULU Magazine's very own fashion editors style key pieces in different ways.
When: Saturday, 12-3 p.m.
Where: Kahala Mall.
Details: Earn four HawaiianMiles for every dollar when you spend $75 or more at any store, restaurant, or at the theater, plus enter to win a roundtrip for two to the West Coast. Details here.
What: Learn how Pixar's first-ever female protagonist was created when Brenda Chapman, creator/writer/director of the Academy Award-winning animated movie Brave, presents "Story to Script/Script to Story," part of a New Arts Lecture at Kapiolani Community College.
When: Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Kapiolani Community College, Ohia Building, Room 118 (map).
Details: Free admission, RSVP via email here.
What: Starting today, score 10 percent off all Ava Sky as the Spring 2013 collection hits the floor. Look for one-shouldered caftans, flowing maxis and beautifully draped capes in new Interlock prints and soft tie-dyes.
When: Through Sunday.
Where: Fighting Eel Downtown, 1133 Bethel St., and Kailua, 629 Kailua Rd., Suite 130.
Details: View the lookbook here.
What: Celebrate the grand opening of Downbeat Lounge, a 1,000-square-foot expansion adjacent to Downbeat Diner, featuring a brand-new bar and music stage. Go early for free drinks and pupu, then stay for live music by Sweet Corn and Peanut and ANIMAL MOTHER.
When: Saturday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Downbeat Lounge, 40 N. Hotel St.
Details: No cover, ages 21 and over welcome. Details here.
Bags of Tricks
What: Shop Roberta Oaks' newest additions, just into her shop this week. First up, a machine washable cotton beach bag done in Oaks' signature playful prints with contrasting lining, front pocket and wide shoulder strap for extra comfort. Second, pick up fun button packs featuring Oaks' logo, and Hawaii and Aloha-themed designs.
Where: Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi St., and online.
Details: Bags $42.50 each; buttons $11.95 for set of 5.