Six reasons to do something this weekend
Weekend Picks - May 16, 2013
What: This month, Honolulu Night Market celebrates its love for Kakaako with five "neighborbood" activities - Makkuro Makkuro pop-up at R&D, Youth Roots and Justice art and poetry battle at 808 Urban, video and photography show from Mid Pacific Institute's graduating class, interactive drawing demo and bar at Lana Lane, and The Pig and the Lady pop-up at Taste. Plus, explore the Pinch of Salt Warehouse for new finds from Xoelle, Indigio Elixirs, Freshionable, Get Salty, Pualani Hawaii, Illest, Dahn Yoga & Health Centers, Florencia Arias, Bamboo Sky, Tiff & Shauna's Pre-Loved Stuff, Padma & Pickles, Jana Lam, Birdie Girls Creations, Foto Fix, B.E.A.D.S. HI, and House of Aria.
When: Saturday, 6-11 p.m. Fashion show at 8 p.m. styled by Tyson Joines featuring looks from I AM., Bamboo Sky, Basique Threads, and Alexander Wang.
Where: 683 Auahi St.
Details: Free admission. For information on live performances, food and street vendors, click here.
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Slip Into This
What: Snag some new summer sandals at Island Slipper's second retail store, now open at Royal Hawaiian Center. The brand-new 2,000-square-foot space is filled with more than 80 styles of stylish yet comfy footwear, like animal print beach slippers, braided raffia wedges, and batik-and-suede-accented rubber slippers, all made in Hawaii.
Where: Island Slipper, Royal Hawaiian Center, Level 2, Building A.
Details: Get free one-hour parking with validation, then pay $1 per hour for the next three hours. For more information, visit www.RoyalHawaiianCenter.com.
What: Watch some of the island's best improv performers in action when Laughtrack Theater Company stages its first show at a brand-new location on Smith St. The night is also a send-off as one of its founding members heads off to Chicago's famed Second City.
When: Tuesday, doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Creative, 1116 Smith St.
Details: $10 admission. Tickets will go on sale 30 minutes prior to showtime. For more information, call (808) 384-3362 or click here.
Queen of Spade
What: Great news! Technical difficulties have prompted Kate Spade to extend its surprise sale for one more day. Enter your email address and zip code to access items marked up to 75 percent off, including an Anchors Away pendant for $39 and a royal blue gingham tote for $69 (left), plus $5 shipping. Just don't get your hopes up for apparel - at this point, sizes are extremely limited.
When: Sale ends at 8:59 p.m. today.
Details: Click here to shop.
What: Meet Kailua artist Lauren Roth tonight at a solo show and reception hosted by Muumuu Heaven. Enjoy drinks and pupu while perusing Roth's brand-new artwork, handpainted trucker hats and whimsical prints.
When: Tonight, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Muumuu Heaven, 767 Kailua Rd., Suite 100.
Details: Updates and a preview are posted on Roth's Yellow Bird Bohemia Facebook page.
What: Forget Times Square. On Monday morning, you'll be able to watch Today broadcast live right here in Honolulu (crews are already in town filming segments for the show). The catch? Due to the time difference, it'll happen ridiculously early in the morning. The broadcast takes place at The Royal Hawaiian and you need to be a hotel guest to access designated filming areas (special kamaaina rates here), though anyone can view the live broadcast from the beach. Highlights include appearances by Jack Johnson and Jake Shimabukuro, a luau and canoe ride with all five anchors.
When: Monday, 1-4 a.m.
Where: The Royal Hawaiian, 2259 Kalakaua Ave. The resort will be closed to the public, so in order to view the broadcast, non-guests need to walk through the public beach access between The Royal Hawaiian and Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Parking tickets will not be validated.
Details: View Today's special Facebook event page here.