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

Weekend Picks - September 19, 2013

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Photo: Amanda Cramer Photography

Super Fun Night
Maya Bella Boutique's 1st anniversary party is next Saturday, but you need to RSVP by this Saturday to score your very own birthday gift (hint: it involves some awesome store discounts). If you miss the deadline, you can still get a glam makeover by Motives Cosmetics, nibble on custom candy and desserts, and hit the open bar and photo booth.
When: Saturday, September 28, 6-10:30 p.m.
Where: Maya Bella Boutique, 111 Hekili St. #108
Details: Free admission, full details on Facebook. RSVP here and call (808) 262-3300 for more information.

Hail to the Chef
Stop by Executive Chef Hawaii's Kailua store to score 25 percent off all regular-priced items in a rare flash, pre-holiday sale.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: Executive Chef Hawaii, 629 Kailua Rd. Suite 200
Details: Call (808) 888-4874 for more information.

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Snag a ticket now to one of the hottest food events in town! This year, HONOLULU Magazine's Hale Aina Awards gala features gourmet plates from nine winners, including sous vide mahi mahi with roasted shiitake mushroom orzo and lobster black bean cream from Nico's at Pier 38, Prima's baby carrots, winter squash, taleggio and rosemary, and Vintage Cave's caramelized white chocolate pudding with macadamia nuts, raspberries and cacao – not to mention hosted wine, beer and cocktails, and live entertainment.
When: Sunday, November 10, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Royal Hawaiian
Details: $100 per person. Full menu and tickets available here.

Grill Seeker
12th Ave Grill's new location doesn't officially open until October 1, but the restaurant is already breaking it in with two "sneak peek" events hosted by Vintage Wine Cellar.

  • Bourbon tasting: Enjoy nearly 20 different bourbons, including premium, small batch and flavored bourbons, plus heavy pupu. Tonight, 6-8 p.m., $50 per person.
  • Donnafugata Wine Dinner: Indulge in a multi-course dinner by executive chef Jason Schoonover paired with luscious wines from the award-winning, Sicily-based winery. Wednesday, $80 per person.

Where: 1120 12th Ave.
Details: Call Vintage Wine Cellar at (808) 523-9463 for reservations.

All Washed Up
Six local organizations are teaming up for a massive beach cleanup and after-party along West Oahu. Choose one of four different beaches to beautify, then celebrate a job well done with a free concert by B.E.T. and Awa, vendors, education, games, giveaways, food and more.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30-11:30 a.m. cleanup, noon-3 p.m. concert
Where: Cleanups take place at Nanakuli, Maili, Pokai Bay or Makaha beach parks with the afterparty at Maili Beach Park.
Details: All ages welcome, more information here.

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Just for Six
ki-ele is celebrating its 6th birthday with two special events. Hop online to score 15 percent off everything today with the code HAPPY6THKIELE, then check out a special fall trunk show at Nordstrom this weekend to view new, exclusive items and place your order for a custom bangle or necklace.
When and Where: ki-ele's birthday sale ends at midnight tonight [link]. Trunk show takes place Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Nordstrom, Level 2 in Fashion Jewelry, Ala Moana Center.

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Who: Rebecca Beach Studio, 1120 12th Ave., 3rd Floor
Deal: 30-75 percent off all bikinis, including Acacia, LSpace, Letarte and Melissa Odabash.
When: Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Who: Ginger13
Deal: Jewelry starting at $10 online.
When: Through Sunday.

Who: Kate Spade
Deal: Up to 75 percent off in this surprise online sale plus $5 ground shipping.
When: Through 5:59 p.m. today.

Who: J.Crew
Deal: 25 percent off everything in-store and online with the code SHOPFALL.
When: Through Wednesday.

Who: FM Boutique, 1185 Bethel St.
Deal: Buy one item, get another item of the same category for 50 percent off.
When: Through Saturday.