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

Weekend Picks – February 13, 2014

If You Build It, They Will Come
What: Help create a new public, indoor gathering space in Kakaako for all your studying, creating, working and thinking needs. Renowned architectural firm Atelier Bow-Wow will design the project, called Kakaako Agora.
When: Through March 16
Details: Minimum $1 pledge toward the $15,000 goal. Fund the Kickstarter here.

Lei ChicWardrobe Update
Splash! Hawaii now carries Organik women’s micromodal boyfriend tees and organic cotton tees at its Ala Moana Center store.

To Dye For
What: Fishcake’s newest exhibit features ceramics by Cory Lum, hand-sewn wares by Donna Miyashiro and textiles by Darius Homayounpour, all infused with indigo, either local or imported.
When: Artists reception tonight, 6–8 p.m. Exhibit runs through March 22
Where: 307C Kamani St.
Details: Click here for more.

The Life Aquatic
What: Help the Waikiki Aquarium and UH Manoa’s Department of Botany separate native algae from invasive algae, which is damaging to the ocean ecosystem. Coffee and snacks will be provided to volunteers who don’t mind getting wet.
When: Saturday, February 15, 9–11 a.m. Check in at 8:45 a.m.
Where: Meet behind the Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave., at the banyan tree by the back fence.
Details: Bring sunscreen, swimwear, a towel, water and snorkel gear. Call 440-9020 or email volunteer@ waquarium.org to sign up. Learn more here.

Lei ChicEat
Sugar Rush
What: Whether you have a sweetheart or not this Valentine’s Day doesn’t affect your sweet tooth. Regal Bakery goes lovey dovey with heart-shaped, filled donuts dipped in chocolate, and ring donuts with chocolate-dipped strawberries in the center.
When: Tomorrow
Where: 3040 Ualena St.
Details: While supplies last.

Ale Yeah!
What: Chef Chris Okuhara will bring his culinary venture, Miso & Ale, to Cocina Hawaii for a One Night Stand pop-up collab with Chef Quinten Frye, featuring an a la carte menu (five bucks says the “surprise, surprise!” is chitlins). There will also be a limited amount of event T-shirts for sale.
When: Friday, February 14, 6 p.m. until closing
Where: 327 Keawe St.
Details: First come, first served. BYOB welcome; see the menu here.

Get Ripped
What: Get a free trucker hat or men’s T-shirt when you spend at least $40 on HIC’s new Rip Curl products.
When: Through February 23, or until supplies last
Where: Ala Moana, Waikiki, Kailua, Pearl Ridge, Mililani, Waimea, Lahaina and Maui Mall stores
Details: More info here.


Who: Lily Lotus, 609 Kailua Road, #102
Deal: 15 percent off all jewelry, in-store and online
When: Until tomorrow

Who: The Cut Collective, 2800 Woodlawn Drive
What: A Valentine’s Day Flash Sale
When: Tomorrow, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Who: Eden in Love Boutique, Ward Warehouse
Deal: $18 for a 6-pack of heart macarons by Cake Works
When: Through tomorrow

Who: Florencia Arias
Deal: Up to 50 percent off entire stock online
When: Through Sunday