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

Weekend Picks - May 1, 2014

Photo: Odeelo Dayondon

Thirsty Thursdays
What: Thursday is THE WORST. Think about it—the week is bearable until Wednesday, but at least then, it's Hump Day. Thursday is the last big hurdle before Friday, aka the weekend and your salvation, but, starting tonight, you can get the party going a day early. Star 101.9 and eleven44 have teamed up to bring you Cheeky! A Champagne Affair, which comes with complimentary tapas and wine, shopping and massages every Thursday night.
When: Thursdays. Happy Hour is 5–7 p.m. with special events and demos from 6–8 p.m. and DJs spinning from 7–9 p.m. Maleko hosts from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Where: eleven44, 1144 Bishop St.
Details: No cover, 21+ only. Tonight's event includes a makeup demo by Motives Cosmetics at 6 p.m.

A Happy Home
What: Abode need brightening? HomeWorld will be hosting award-winning designer Angelo Surmelis (of Rate My Space, 24 Hour Design and TLC fame) in "How To Style Your Home Like A Pro" seminars. From dim dens to kitschy kitchens, learn how to go from glum to glam and take the decor in your digs to a whole new level. Surmelis will be participating in a meet-and-greet and Q&A and promoting his angelo:HOME galleries, which are also chock-full of style ideas and products to make any room in your house sparkle for any type of budget. Home, super sweet home.
When: May 3, 10–11:30 a.m. at Pearlridge location and 2–3:30 p.m. at Honolulu location
Where: HomeWorld Pearlridge is located at 98-107 Kamehameha Highway, Aiea, 488-1065; HomeWorld Honolulu is at 702 Beretania St., 543-5300
Details: Find more info at homeworld.com.

South of the Runway
What: Local fashion icon Ari South will join guest moderator Camaron Miyamoto of UH Manoa's LGBT Student Services for an evening talk, vendor fair and meet-and-greet. Learn about South's early life and what "Free to Be" means to her, and shop from Eden in Love, Nebulous Clothing, UH and Josa Jewelry.
When: Friday, May 2, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the talk and reopen at 6:30 p.m. for the remainder of the evening.
Where: Campus Center Ballroom, third floor, UH Manoa
Details: There will also be a raffle and free photo booth. Space is limited, so arrive early.

Give a Little
What: Ward Centers' Give and Get weekend kicks off tomorrow. Pick up a passport at the information and service counter and receive exclusive offers from more than 85 shops and restaurants, plus you can enter to win a $100 gift card, spin the prize wheel, and get free Menchie's frozen yogurt when you spend at least $100 during the weekend (save your receipts!).
When: Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4
Where: Ward Centers
Details: Passports are $5. For details, visit wardcenters.com.

A Tall Order
What: Our top pick for First Friday? Two words: Cake Tumblers. Let Them Eat Cupcakes has outdone itself with tiramisu tumblers (including house-made marscapone) that we are dying to get our mouths on. DYING.
When: Tomorrow, May 2, starting from noon
Where: Let Them Eat Cupcakes, 35 S. Beretania St.
Details: Pre-orders strongly recommended: 531-2253. Other First Friday flavors include strawberry margarita cupcakes ($3.75) and chili chocolate cupcakes ($3.50).

Scrub It Out
What: You never know what goes into those facial scrubs at Longs. Learn how to make your own masks and scrubs out of herbal and edible materials (you know, in case some gets in your mouth and you don't know the number for Poison Control) in this workshop taught by herbalist Deanna Rose. You'll even get to take home a couple jars of your creations.
When: Sunday, May 4, 3–6 p.m.
Where: Manoa. Register for exact location details.
Details: $40. Registration required here. For more info, call (617) 775-4548 or email deanna@indigoelixirs.com.

Mom's the Word
What: A Mother's Day trunk show at Super Citizen will feature Mango Luxe and Graziella Capponi Designs so you can pick the perfect gift for the perfect woman.
When: Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Super Citizen, Kahala Mall
Details: When you spend $125 or more at the mall between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. this Saturday, you'll receive a $10-off coupon to use at California Pizza Kitchen.

Photo: Chris Burkhardt

Horsing Around
What: If the Kentucky Derby is known for anything (other than horses, duh), it's hats. And who better to comment on the extravagant head coverings than former ice-skating Olympians-turned-style commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir?
When: Saturday, May 3 (View schedule here)
Where: NBC, channel 8, or live online
Details: Check out some of Weir's best outfits from the Sochi Olympics.

Retreat & Revive
What: Start the month off right with facials, massages, Pilates, healthy appetizers and cold pressed juices on this day of wellness from Essential Skin and Body. Say it with me—Goosfraba.
When: Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m–2 p.m.
Where: Kukui Plaza Garden Pergola, 55 S. Kukui St.
Details: $20. Please RSVP to eskinandbody@gmail.com.

Idol Worship
What: TIME's list of the most influential people in the world is now up and includes everyone from Beyoncé and Pharrell to Vladimir Putin and Edward Snowden. Unfortunately they overlooked us—again—but there's always next year.
When: Online now, or subscribe to TIME here.
Where: time.com/time100-2014
Details: Even if you don't know who these people are, chances are you'll know some of the authors behind the picks—take a look.

Wardrobe Upgrade
What: Face it—you love shopping. We all do. But what's even better than blowing all your hard-earned money on retail therapy? Blowing no money, and getting all the clothes. Asos is giving away free clothes for an entire year—all you have to do is enter via Facebook.
When: Through May 11, 6 p.m. HST
Where: ASOS on Facebook
Details: $3,600 worth of clothes … it just might be enough.

For the Kids
What: Today's your last chance to enter to win an adorable Bitty Bambu dress and Tidepool Love bracelet for the fashionable keiki in your life. Follow @bittybambu, @tidepoollove and @kristycopperfield on Instagram and comment on the giveaway photo with three tagged friends who would also want to win. The randomly selected winner will be announced first thing Friday.
When: Today only. Winner announced Friday, May 2 on Instagram.
Where: Bitty Bambu's Instagram
Details: A $200 value.

A Real Gem
What: Padma and Pickles joins Hawaii Calligraphy for a trunk show at Owens & Co. All gemstone jewelry is 15 percent off, plus there's a pearl bar to make your own Tahitian pearl jewelry.
When: Through tomorrow, May 2.
Where: Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
Details: 531-4300.

Crowning Achievement
What: May Day is Lei Day, but we're gonna rock these flowers all month. Learn how to make your own floral crown this weekend to make your head smell amazing.
When: Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Global Village, 539 Kailua Road, Kailua
Details: Call 262-8183 to learn more, or check out Global Village on Facebook.

Safe Bet
What: Pick up a scratch card at any Face Shop Hawaii location to find out how much you can save on your purchase—10, 20, 30, 50 or 100 percent, or receive a free gift. It's like Vegas, only without the airfare or debauchery.
When: Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, May 11
Where: The Face Shop Hawaii
Details: Cards must be used that day.

Oaky Dokey
What: She designs hot prints, she runs a boutique, she plays music—Roberta Oaks does it all. Come jam with her tonight while she's got her DJ hat on.
When: Tonight, 7–8 p.m.
Where: Downbeat Lounge, 42 N. Hotel St.
Details: Already Sweaty and The Bougies perform after Oaks until 10 p.m.


Who: Kate Spade, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 25 percent off wallets and select small leather goods

Who: Muumuu Heaven
Deal: Free shipping with code "FREESHIPPING"

Who: HIC – Hawaiian Island Creations (all except Haleiwa location)
Deal: Buy one, get one 50 percent off regularly priced O'Neill items

Who: Juicy Couture
Deal: 40 percent off earrings and rings

Who: Cinnamon Girl, all locations
Deal: 20 percent off when you buy a mother-and-daughter dress set
When: Through Mother's Day, May 11

Who: Global Village, 539 Kailua Road
Deal: 20 percent off select floral dresses and tops
When: Today only

Who: Rebecca Taylor
Deal: Up to 60 percent off select styles

Who: Nina Kuna Designs
Deal: 15 percent off with code "MNKO2014"

Who: Ava Sky
Deal: 25 percent off select spring styles

Who: White House Black Market, Ala Moana Center
Deal: 20 percent off
When: Through Sunday, May 4

Who: FM Boutique
Deal: 40 percent off, including sale items, with code "BOOM"

Who: Malie Organics
Deal: 25 percent off with code "MAY"
When: Today only

Who: Basique Threads
Deal: Free shipping on orders over $50 with code "freeship50"

Who: Jana Lam
Deal: 25 percent off with code "MOMMASNEWBAG"