Thursday, November 18, 2010

Weekend Picks - November 18, 2010

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Roll Models

What: Skate down to the Pacific Roller Derby All Stars' fundraiser. Take in a free screening of Whip It, enjoy performances by indie artist Jess Penner and Otto from Otto Cakes, and compete in a female-only arm wrestling contest and roller skate dance off. Interested in the league? Stick around for info on how to get involved.
When: Wednesday, November 24
Where: Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall #10, Honolulu.
Details: For more info, call 808.537.3080.  

Chic For A Cause

What: Enjoy complimentary champagne and pupu, and shop for a cause at the Tory Burch boutique’s grand opening event. Twenty percent of the night’s proceeds will benefit the Women’s Fund of Hawai‘i.
When: Tonight, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Tory Burch, Ala Moana Center
Details: RSVP to 

Out to Munch
What: It’s the last Munch of the year—Apartment 3’s once-a-month cocktail pairing dinner. This time around, enjoy gin concoctions created by mixologist Joey Gottesman while indulging in a three-course menu prepared by executive chef James Lewis.
When: Tonight, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Apartment 3, 1750 Kalakaua Ave., 3rd floor, Honolulu.
Details: $45 per person. For reservations, call 808.955.9300.

If Can, Can
What: Swing by the House of Aria boutique and score 20 percent of all regular priced fashions by bringing in three canned goods to be donated to the Hawai‘i Food Bank’s Hungry for Thanksgiving program.
When: Now through November 23.
Where: House of Aria, 98-450 Kamehameha Hwy., Suite 3, Pearl City.
Cans must be a minimum of eight ounces and contain meat, soup or a full meal. For more info, call 808.626.5982 or visit   

Ready, Aim, Shoot
What: Showdown in Chinatown celebrates its five-year anniversary with a massive party and a challenge to past winners to create a short film in honor of one of their filmmaking idols. The competition is also open to the public and three to five wild cards will be selected to compete. Three winners will split a grand cash prize.
When: Saturday, VIP pre-party, 6 p.m. at Bar 35; screenings begin at 8 p.m. at
Bar 35 and Nextdoor
Where: Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St. and Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St.
Details: $10 for entrance to both venues and four screens. Film entries due Friday at thirtyninehotel between 5 and 7 p.m. For more info, call 808.347.8616.  

The Price is Right
What: Hit up Umeke Market’s full inventory sale and score 20 percent off everything in the store. Then stick around for fabulous giveaways and free samples of its café treats.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Umeke Market Kahala, 4400 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu
Details: For more info, visit

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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