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Weekend Picks - May 05, 2011


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Eight- Horse Meal
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.

Spa-t Treatment
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
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.

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Beauty and the Beads
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
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 waikikiworm@hawaii.rr.com to reserve your spot.

Metal Intrigue
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.

Tsunami Support
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
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.
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