Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - May 8, 2014
What: Yeah, yeah, you’ve seen Hawaii … but you haven’t seen it like this. The Eyes of Hawaii Photography Club is hosting its eighth annual photography exhibit showcasing images like the one above at the Hawaii State Library. Rediscover the Hawaii we’re all lucky to live in through these photographers’ eyes, and maybe get inspired to go snap a few pics yourself. After all, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Where: Hawaii State Library, 478 S. King St.
When: Exhibit on display until May 29. Library hours are Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday 10a.m.–5 p.m., Monday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Details: Visit the Eyes of Hawaii exhibit Facebook page for details or call 586-3520.
Be a Boss
What: Sophia Amoruso, founder, CEO and empress of online fashion empire Nasty Gal, has a new book out, appropriately named #Girlboss. Pick up a copy online to read the incredible, inspiring story behind one ultra-chic, unconventional woman's meteoric rise to success after a past of dumpster-diving and eBay-ing. Even better? You'll get a $25-off Nasty Gal promo code on orders of $75 or more when you order the book. And first dibs on using the soon-to-be-everywhere term “girlboss” about yourself.
Details: The book is $23.95.
What: What’s Mother’s Day without a gorgeous brunch celebrating the first-ever and foremost lady in your life? Check out Food and Dining Editor Martha Cheng’s roundup of the best places in Honolulu to celebrate this special Sunday.
Where: Read about it in Biting Commentary.
Details: Better make it special this year—it’s the 100-year anniversary of Mother’s Day, which was established in 1914.
What: Mom’s gotten tons of presents from you throughout the years: cute bags, classy jewelry, sensible beauty products. So why is her favorite still that macaroni picture that you made for her in grade school? Moms are suckers for the homemade. Luckily, CHAI Studio’s DIY card and bag workshop falls on the perfect day for you to whip up a one-of-a-kind super-special gift for her using their block prints that just scream personalized. Think of it as the macaroni picture of adults.
Where: CHAI Studio, Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd.
When: Sunday, May 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Details: Workshops are $5, bags $29 and cards $2. For more details call 536-4543.
Rack Your Brain
What: Got a few undiscovered talents in your pocket? Racked.com is holding its second annual Racked Young Guns to search for the country's best up-and-coming designers. So if you have a super talented jewelry/clothing/accessories next-big-It designer hiding in your closet, submit their name in the contest—the fashion world wants to know about them! The winner will be picked by a panel of fashion industry experts and Racked will be presenting the entire process on its site. Ready, set, style!
When: Nominations accepted through Tuesday, May 20
Details: Nominees must be based in the United State and be 35 years or older, unless their collection is less than two years old.
What: Showtime, our favorite guilty pleasure go-to, is at it again with Penny Dreadful. A dark Victorian-era drama in the style of a psychological thriller, the show stars all those characters we love to fear from some of literature's greatest spook-tacular masterpieces: Frankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Grey and Dracula. You're promised the requisite gore and blood that any vampire- and monster-filled fest should have and—because it's Showtime—a good amount of raunch.
When: Show premieres on May 11 at 10 p.m.
Details: Check out Showtime’s free preview available May 9-11.
What: Immerse yourself in beauty with this week's Tour + Tea series at Honolulu Museum of Art. Following the theme Emotions in Art, the docent will lead you on a tour exploring everything from the love in Mary Cassatt's The Child's Caress to the hate in Cain Slaying Abel. The tour will be topped off with a discussion in the cafe over a glass of iced tea. It's the perfect refreshment for your mind, body and soul.
Where: Honolulu Museum of Art
When: Sunday, May 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Details: Free with museum admission. Admission is $10 for adults and free for members and children 17 and under. Get details at honolulumuseum.org.
Hearts and Crafts
What: Moms are basically the OG DIY-ers—they were crafting before it was cool. So what better way to celebrate her day than to take her down to the Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center's mini craft fair? As an extra bonus, there will also be prize wheel giveaways from Star 101.9 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Mom’s happy, and you have a chance to score prizes? We call that a win-win.
Where: Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, 46-047 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe
When: Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Details: Visit kaneohebayshoppingcenter.com for more information.
What: Feeling lost in the Rat Race? Thank god for the weekend. This weekend you can join the folks at the Yogarden Hawaii Music Festival for a day of live music, gardening, permaculture, nutrition classes and, of course, yoga, to rediscover your spiritual center, get your body in line, and learn a few new things about life and the world around you. It’s almost enough to get you ready to face Monday.
Where: Green Rows Farm, 41-739 Mooiki St., Waimanalo
When: Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Details: To purchase tickets, visit yogardenhawaii.com.
Get a Clue
What: For the mom with a sense of humor and a passion for P.I.s, skip brunch and go for Dave and Buster's whodunnit Mother's Day Mystery Theater. A three-course lunch and a three-act comedic thriller will make her feel just like Jessica Fletcher (we know she's a Murder, She Wrote fan), and the fact that you're there playing sidekick to her sleuth will be the best Mother's Day gift of all.
Where: Dave and Buster's, 1030 Auahi St.
When: Sunday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m.
Details: $52 per person. For details, call 589-2215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of De-Lights
What: Halekulani and Hawaii Theatre pair up for their annual gala fundraiser, themed "We'll always have Paris," after Casablanca couple Rick and Ilsa's nostalgic rendezvous. The evening will include a Marrakech-style market on the Halekulani lawn, Rick's Cafe Americain in the ballroom, a luxe Moroccan-French dinner and, of course, jazz musical stylings. Tickets start at a hefty $500, but you can always do the budget version at your own gin joint (aka apartment) with some take-out Moroccan fusion and a Casablanca on-demand screening. Here's looking at you, kid.
Where: Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Road, (844) 288-8022
When: Saturday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Details: Tickets start at $500. Visit hawaiitheatre.com for more info.
Who: Global Village, 539 Kailua Road, 262-8183
Deal: 25 percent off the entire store
When: Thursday, May 8 to Sunday May 11, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Who: Kira Hawaii
Deal: 20 percent off jewelry on their online shop (use code: MOMLOVE at checkout) and at their Pearlridge Uptown kiosk, near Charlotte Russe.
When: Until Sunday, May 11
Who: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse
Deal: Buy a Bring Me in Slouchy and get a free scarf
Who: Saks Fifth Avenue
Deal: Up to 40 percent off in Sneak Peek Sale
When: Friday, May 9
Deal: Up to 70 percent off Mother’s Day gifts
Who: Barnes and Noble online
Deal: Up to 50 percent off items for Mother’s Day
Who: Blue Nile
Deal: 25 percent off select jewelry
When: Through Friday, May 9
Who: Cole Haan, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 30 percent off sandals and 50 percent off handbags and wallets
When: Until Sunday, May 11
Who: Calypso St. Barth, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 20 percent off when you bring in a dress, skirt or shirt to donate to Clothes 4 Souls
When: Until May 20
Who: Divalicious, Aina Haina Shopping Center
Deal: 20 percent off regularly priced clothing. Also, receive a free watch when you spend $150.
When: Until Sunday, May 11