A super-sized edition of Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Weekend Picks - July 5, 2013

Editor's note: Hope you had a great Fourth! We're taking tomorrow off, so we packed two days' worth of Weekend Picks into one. See you Monday!

Lei Chic Drink
Cheers Leaders
This month, HONOLULU Magazine is teaming up with some of the bars highlighted in our July feature, "Best Bars: The Outdoor Edition," to offer drink and pupu specials throughout the month. Mention HONOLULU Magazine to unlock delicious deals like 20 percent off small plates at Waiolu Ocean View Lounge, two Spiked High Tea Experiences at RumFire for the price of one, and a $6 Shochu Sunset with vodka, strawberries, and fresh basil at Doraku.
Details: Weekly specials will run throughout the month (with a few lasting all month long!). Click here for details.

The Mo' The Merrier
Stop by Moiliili Summer Fest for a night of shopping, food, live music and entertainment. Retail vendors include Jana Lam, Basique Threads, Community, Cottage by the Sea, Eden in Love, LMS Boutique, Quince, and Wishing Bridge. Plus, don't miss a bon dance, farm-to-table demos, and food from Il Gelato, Guava Smoked, Onda Pasta, Karai Crab, and more.
When: Tomorrow, 5-10:30 p.m.
Where: 1100 University Ave. in the old Varsity Theatre parking lot.
Details: Free admission. Free parking is available at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with shuttle service. Get more information plus full schedule and vendor list here.

Lei Chic Silver (Screen) Surfer
Catch new and classic surf films from all over the world at the 6th Annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival. The action kicks off tomorrow with an opening night reception and screening of The Heart and the Sea.
When: Opening night reception takes place tomorrow at 6 p.m. Movies run through August 1.
Where: Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
Details: $15 general, $12 museum members on opening and closing nights, $10 general, $8 museum members for all other showings. Festival flash passes available. Full movie listing and schedule here.

Grin and Beer It
A heads up for beer-loving foodies. Every Monday in July, 12th Ave Grill will offer a special dish to accompany one of Big Island Brewhaus' craft beers. The dish for this coming Monday is still in the works, but it'll be paired with the alcohol- and hops-heavy Overboard IPA.
When: Every Monday through July 29.
Where: 12th Ave Grill, 1145C 12th Ave.
Details: Approximately $12 small plates, $27 main courses, $18 per 22 oz. bottle. View the full schedule of beers here.

Night on the Town
Lei Chic's Guide to First Friday

Who: Barrio Vintage's Chinatown Loft, 1109 Maunakea St. #208
What: Vintage clothing and jewelry marked 50-75 percent off.
When: 6 p.m.

Who: Downbeat Lounge, 42 N. Hotel St.
What: Club Underground with DJ Ross Jackson and DJ Syn, plus $4 Fireball and Red Stripe specials, ages 21 and over, no cover.
When: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Who: Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St.
What: Trunk show with Gillia and Emily Blue at 10 percent off, custom orders for Tahitian Pearls by Padma & Pickles, and 20 percent off all clothing storewide.
When: 1-9 p.m.

Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Grand opening of Paula Rath's art exhibit featuring fashion-themed watercolors, acrylics, and monoprints.
When: 5-9 p.m.

Who: The Human Imagination, 1154 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Grand opening of Only Fools Trip on What is Behind Them, an installation of screen prints and sculptures by artist AJ Feducia. The exhibit runs through July 31.
When: 6 p.m.

Wardrobe (and Other) Updates

  • Gypsy made a set of adorable star print undies exclusively for Planet Blue, $39. Pick one up here.
  • Technically, the name "Cronut," a croissant-donut hybrid, has been trademarked by New York's Dominique Ansel Bakery. So what should Regal Bakery call its own soon-to-be-released version? Post your ideas on the bakery's Facebook page by Wednesday and you could win two dozen of them plus a $50 gift certificate. (We vote for "Croodle.")
  • Otto Cake is now open in Kaimuki. Read about the move on Biting Commentary. 1127 12th Ave.
  • Kona Brewing Company was named Hawaii's most iconic beer by Thrillist. View all 50 picks in a super cool map here.

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Show Times
On the Big Island, Hualalai Resort is celebrating summer with a series of pop-up shops and trunk shows. The biggest is a Sol Angeles pop-up at Seaside Beach boutique (pictured above), featuring a summer capsule collection of T-shirts designed exclusively for resort, plus men's women's and children's apparel, swimwear, and accessories. Other events include designer appearances and trunk shows by Jemma Sands, Lem Lem, Letarte and more.
When: Sol Angeles pop-up runs through August 31. Designer appearances and trunk shows vary. Click here for a full schedule and here for designer profiles.
Where: Hualalai Resort, 100 Kaupulehu Dr. in Kailua-Kona.