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Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Weekend Picks - May 22, 2014


Candle on the Water
What: They best thing about Memorial Day (other than the choke barbecue food at the annual family beach potluck)? Definitely Lantern Floating Hawaii, where all of Oahu comes out to the shore to set lighted lanterns afloat on the ocean a la Tangled in remembrance of loved ones now past. It’s a beautiful, touching can’t miss ceremony.
When: Monday, May 26 at sunset
Where: Ala Moana Beach Park
Details: Check out our article about the event.

Keeping Up with the Kimye

What: Kim may be stretching a few traditional definitions if she gets hitched in white, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Kimye wedding will be the most talked about wedding this year or, like, ever (sorry, Prince William and Kate). You probably didn’t score an invite to Florence for the ceremony, but you can still spend the day watching reruns of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Or, you know, trying to avoid reading anything about the attention-whoring duo (good luck).
When: The wedding is this Saturday, May 24.
Where: Watch reruns of Kim’s show on HuluPlus with a free trial.
Details: FYI, their wedding location cost them almost half a million dollars. Nbd.

Cut Loose
What: Make space in your closet—with The Cut Collective trunk show happening this weekend, you'll need the space. We always love taking a peek into what's up at the local shared workspace/manufacturing hybrid, because the stylish, 100-percent locally designed pieces are always serious must-haves. Not to mention you support independent fashion designers. Talk about cutting a flattering figure.  
When: Saturday, May 24 at 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 192
Details: Preview sale is on Friday, May 23 from 2–4 p.m.

Sky High Fashion

What: Summer’s here and you’re starting to feel the heat, which means, of course, shedding your winter skins for a totally new wardrobe. The best place to start? Ava Sky’s new summer collection is dropping this Friday with flowing silhouettes and bright summertime-appropriate prints. Perfect for beach bumming, mai tai sipping, wave riding and all those other urgent tasks on your summer to-do list.
When: Friday, May 23
Where: avaskyhawaii.com
Details: Visit the Facebook page for updates.

Gotta Catch 'Em All
What: Why do you always go for the con artists? We first fell in love with Frank W. Abagnale, aka the smooth-talking check-forging grafter in Dreamworks' Catch Me If You Can movie. Now, Diamond Head Theatre is putting on a live-action musical inspired by the teenager who stole it all—and lost it all—and charmed us all the way through.
When: Show runs May 23–June 8. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, with Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. on May 31 and June 7.
Where: 520 Makapuu Ave.
Details: $22–$25. Call 733-0274 for more information.

Future Pastimes
What: Jennifer Lawrence. Jennifer Lawrence. Jennifer Lawrence. Need we say anything else to get excited about X-Men: Days of Future Past? Other than the fact that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan are the most awesome/adorable BFFs and we’d support them in anything. Break out the popcorn—it's going to be a geeky weekend.
When: Opens Thursday, May 22 at 10 p.m. in Hawaii
Where: Regal and Consolidated theaters
Details: Drool over this official X-Men site in the meantime. 

Home Sweet Home
What: Home is where the heart is, so shouldn't you give it as much love as possible? Take port at the new Pier 1 Imports location in Kapolei for some decor for your digs. The grand opening this weekend will include a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony, and the first 300 shoppers will receive a free gift. Your crib is about to get some serious TLC.
When: Friday, May 23 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: 4460 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei
Details: Call 674-4350.

Who: Muumuu Heaven
Deal: Free shipping with code “May Offer”
When: Through the end of May

Who: SoHa Living, Kahala Mall
Deal: 30 percent off all jewelry
When: Friday, May 23 to Sunday, May 25

Who: Whole Foods Market, Kailua
Deal: 30 percent off suncare essentials
When: Friday, May 23 to Monday, May 26

Who: J.Crew, Ala Moana Center
Deal: 15 percent off for students who show I.D.

Who: Gap, Ala Moana Center
Deal: 40 percent off regular priced items
When: Ends May 26

Who: Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center
Deal: Up to 40 percent off select brands and styles
When: Through June 1

Who: Need Supply
Deal: 20 percent off sale items with code “EXTRA20”
When: Through May 26

Who: Foley + Corinna
Deal: 25 percent off with code "SUMMER_DAYS"
When: Through June 2

Who: Shoemint
Deal: Up to 60 percent off
When: Ends May 26


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