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Weekend Picks - September 30, 2010


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

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What: It’s Kanu Hawai‘i’s Eat Local Challenge week. If you’re fresh out of ideas for how to cook those local turnips, let vegan macrobiotic chef Leslie Ashburn guide you through some tasty, nutritious and locally sourced meals.
When: Friday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pan American MOA, 3520 Nu‘uanu Pali Dr.
$40 Kanu Hawai‘i members, $45 general. RSVP to 808.398.2695 or email leslie@macrobiotichawaii.com

Here’s the Skinny
What: Some things in life are best fat (your wallet) and others not so much (your middle). Get the best of both worlds with Fitness HI and personal trainer Ryan Pang, who is offering all first time clients 35 percent off personal training sessions, just for mentioning Lei Chic.
When: Now through the month of October 2010.
Where: Fitness HI is a mobile personal training service, which means Pang comes to you and brings everything you’ll need for an awesome workout.
Details: First session must be scheduled before October 18, 2010. Maximum purchase of 8 sessions. Best of all you’ll have money left over to go buy those new, smaller jeans. For more info, call 808.389.9099, email ryan@fitnesshi.com, follow Pang on twitter @fitnessHI or visit www.fitnesshi.com

The Screen Scene
What: Fall is here, and for film buffs, that means The Hawaii International Film Festival is back! Get your tickets now for this annual celebration of all things cinema. This year’s event will feature 214 films from 42 countries, including locally made films Ecila and One Kine Day.
When: Tickets go on sale today for HIFF members; on Monday for the general public. Festival runs October 14 to 24 at various locations.
Where: Buy tickets at www.hiff.org
Details: $12 general tickets, $10 for students/seniors/military. Various discounts available for HIFF members. For more information, call 808.792.1577 or visit www.hiff.org

Fallin’ for Fashion
What: Sure it’s still 90 degrees and humid here, but if you’re feelling the itch to shop for some new fall fashions head over to Kailua for Olive Boutique’s Fall Party. Scope out the new fall looks, and peruse La‘a‘kea's Jewelry Trunk Show while enjoying pupus and wine. Plus everything in the store except jewelry is 10 percent off.  
When: Saturday, October 2, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Olive Boutique 43 Kihapai St., Kailua
Details:New arrivals from Splendid, Alternative Apparel, Willow and Clay, and Saint Grace. For more info, call 808.263.9919.

Face Time
What: Halloween’s right around the corner, but get a head start this weekend at Ka Restaurant and Lounge's Taboo: Masque party. Wear a mask for half off cover, and enjoy $4 Kai vodka drinks all night.
When: Friday, 9:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.
Where: Ka Restaurant and Lounge, Ward Centre
Details: $12 cover, $6 if you come in a mask before 11 p.m., more info here

Bohemian Rhapsody
What: Snag the latest belt styles and accessories from Lei Chic favorite CC Doodle at First Fridays’s newest sidewalk sale, The Nouveau Gypsy: A Bohemian Night Market. Get henna tattoos, check out artwork from Stephanie Bolton and Ian Haight, watch Shakti Dance Movement perform and groove to live Eastern European gypsy music by Streetlight Cadence.
When: Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Chinatown Courtyard, 1126 Smith St.
Details: Free admission. For more info, call 808.262.9630
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