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

Weekend Picks - November 7, 2013

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Tom Coolery
This week, TOMS launched Marketplace, a virtual showroom for dozens of emerging socially conscious companies, including Hawaii-based The Base Project. The site features six of its PVC pipe bracelets handmade in Namibia with proceeds going back to the artisans and their communities. Click around and you'll find everything from mod wine holders to stylish fixed gear bikes, all for a good cause.
Details: Click here to shop.

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Pretty Hot
Snag a seat at Nordstrom's Beauty Trend Show and check out the season's hottest releases in a high-energy runway show featuring top brands like M.A.C Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Clarisonic and more. Get insider tips from the industry's top experts and score giveaways, raffles, free samples and exclusive gifts with purchase. Plus, book an appointment to test drive your favorite brands after the show.
When: Saturday, November 16. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., program starts at 8 a.m.
Where: Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center
Details: $20 per person, redeemable toward any cosmetics purchase of $20 or more on the day of the event. Visit your favorite cosmetics counter or click here for details.

Number's Up
 This week, 3660 on the Rise launches its November Early Dining Menu, a $38 three-course, prix fixe offering that changes weekly. Up first, hoisin-glazed Kurobuta pork belly, burgundy-braised beef ribs with truffle jus and Grand Marnier panna cotta. Next week, seafood and spinach tortellini in a yuzu butter sauce, catch of the day and a brownie sundae.
When: Tuesdays-Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: 3660 Waialae Ave.
Details: Call (808) 737-1177 to make a reservation.

Lei Chic Watch
Reality Check
The Lylas, a new reality show starring Bruno Mars' four sisters, premieres on WE tv tomorrow. Watch as Jaime, Tahiti, Tiara and Presley move to Los Angeles to pursue their music careers while dealing with the death of their mother (Mars himself does not appear). Sadly, Oceanic Time Warner doesn't carry WE tv on basic cable, though it appears registered subscribers can log in and watch it online.
When and where: Tomorrow on WE tv, check local listings for times.
Details: Click here to watch an extended preview and visit WE tv's show site for more.

Lei Chic Cartoon Networking
Explore what it takes to make an animated film during two free lectures at Kapiolani Community College. Tonight, Kathy Altieri, How to Train Your Dragon's production designer, and Lorna Cook, director of Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron, discuss how to merge story with art, drawing on past work on films like The Lion King and Prince of Egypt. Tomorrow, Altieri returns to explain what went into the making of Dragon and why dramatic edits were made.
When: Tonight and tomorrow, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Kapiolani Community College, Ohia Room 118
Details: Both lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sharon Sussman at (808) 734-9382 or email ssussman@hawaii.edu.

Seeing Red
Red Pineapple celebrates the grand opening of its newly relocated store with an all-day open house celebration filled with discounts, giveaways, tea and chocolate samples, and treats from Tucker & Bevvy and Gourmet Events Hawaii.
Bonus: Mention Lei Chic to score 10 percent off your entire purchase. (For shopping inspiration, check out six new arrivals we spotted earlier this week.)
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Ward Centre


Who: Cole Haan
Deal: 30 percent off your entire purchase in-store and online with its semi-annual Friends & Family sale.
When: Through Tuesday.

Who: SoHa Living, Kahala Mall
Deal: Flash sale with 30 percent off all Christmas decorations (40 percent if you're on the mailing list).
When: Today, 5:30-7:30 p.m.