Weekend Picks - May 05, 2011
Eight- Horse Meal
What: Start Sunday with brunch and end it with a battle (not between you and mom) at the Hawaii Polo Club's Mother's Day event. Sip a guava mimosa seaside and dive into the buffet featuring filet mignon, seafood, an omelet station and freshly baked pastries. Then pull up a ringside seat for the first international match of the season as Hawaii's team takes on China.
When: Sunday. The buffet starts at 11 a.m. The polo match starts at 2 p.m.
Where: Mokuleia Polo Fields, 66-585 Farrington Hwy.
Details: $47 covers the buffet and admission to the match. Call 808.637.PONY for reservations by tomorrow. Don't forget to take along our list of dos and don'ts for your polo party.
What: A freshening facial. A luxurious pedicure. A whirlpool soak just feet away from the waves in Waikiki. Anyway you slice it, the Moana Lani Spa's lemon-scented Mother's Inspiration package is the perfect gift for mom. Add on a special complimentary gift and kamaaina discount, and you have the perfect excuse to go along.
When: Make reservations now for a visit tomorrow - May 9.
Where: Moana Lani Spa is in the historic Moana Surfrider, 2365 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: The package is $195.50 plus tax and fees. Gift cards are also available. Call 808.237.2535 for reservations and mention Lei Chic Mother's Inspiration.
The See Spot
What: The big "O" gets movie house treatment at bambuTwo's screening of Orgasm, Inc. The documentary takes a humorous, fascinating, and, we hate to say, probing look at the competition between pharmaceutical companies to create a female viagra.
When: Monday, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Venue, 1144 Bethel St.
Details: Cocktail service (including $3.50 martinis) will be available. Call 808.528.1144 for more information.
Beauty and the Beads
What: Before you hit the street for the Cinco de Mayo block party, do it up Indian style at Chai Studios. Seven local jewelry lines and a few from India will be on display. If the free champagne doesn't make you bubbly, the complimentary makeover and 20 percent discount on Chai's chic tunics will.
When: Tonight, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: 675 Auahi St.
Details: For a preview and some fascinating facts about some of the materials used in the jewelry, Chai has a whole album of goodies on its facebook page.
Worms of Endearment
What: Start your own composting system with this how-to workshop by The Board of Water Supply and Waikiki Worm Company. You'll receive your own mini-bin and starter colony of worms, leaving you with no reason to try and wriggle out of going green.
When: Saturday, 9:40 a.m. - noon
Where: The BWS Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St.
Details: $30 covers the cost of all supplies. Get there 15 minutes early for a free tour of the BWS's low-water xeriscape garden. Call 808.945.9676 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
What: All that glitters is no longer just gold at Rockabella Jewels. The Maui-based jewelry line is now offering most of its beachy bangles, earrings and necklaces in your choice of silver, 14k-fill or 14k gold. Right now, everything is 10 percent off with free shipping throughout Hawaii.
When: The sale ends Saturday.
Details: Start shopping on Rockabella's website.
What: Donating is as easy as a click of a button. "Like" Ala Moana Center on facebook this month and AMC will give $1 to the Hawaii Chapter of the American Red Cross. If you're already a friend, post "@AlaMoanaCenter will donate $1 to American Red Cross Japan Relief for each new Facebook Fan 5/2-5/31, "Like" us: http://ad.vu/927b". Take a print out of that to customer service for a free tote, while supplies last.
When: The Hope for Japan fundraiser lasts until the end of May.
Details: For more information, visit AMC's facebook page.
Phone it in
What: You must say, that iPhone photo of your bestie crashed out in the corner of Downbeat Diner is a work of art. For less than $30, Printstagram will turn your best snapshots into a high-quality collage suitable for framing. Or create 250 mini labels for a real stick-or-treat.
Details: Take a look at examples on Printstagram's website. You will also need the free photo-effect app instagram, downloadable from the Apple Store.