Seven reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - July 25, 2013

Lei Chic Shop
Go Halfsies
What's better than a hot new bikini? A hot new bikini at a whopping 50 percent off! Hula-la Boutique is having an end-of-summer blowout and Lei Chic readers are getting major VIP access. Mention this post to score half off the entire store, including flirty, yet totally functional bikinis, breezy cover-ups, maxi dresses, and more! This is the store's biggest sale yet, so snag these great deals before they're gone.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Hula-la Boutique, The Royal Hawaiian
Details: For more information, call the shop at (808) 931-7097.

Lei Chic Alert
Park Place
A heads up for Waikiki shoppers! Royal Hawaiian Center's parking policy is about to change. Starting August 1, if you park in the 10-floor, 600-stall lot, a $10 minimum purchase will be required for validation. Rates themselves will remain the same at one hour of free parking with validation, then $1 per hour for the next three hours.
When: Changes go into effect on August 1.
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Click here for more information.

Olive Spree
Stop by Olive Boutique this Saturday to shop a trunk show by jewelry designer Devin Krista – look for her new textured Fish Scale rings – and score 10 percent off everything in store. Then, head out back to rummage through a gently-used designer clothing sale. Don't forget to refuel! Pastries and mimosas will be served in the a.m. and sushi in the p.m.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Gently-used designer clothing sale ends at 2 p.m. (cash only).
Where: Olive Boutique, 43 Kihapai St.
Details: Check Olive Boutique's Facebook page for updates.

Get a Move On
Homecoming Boutique opens its new location tomorrow. Details are slim (no one's allowed inside until doors officially open) but you can expect a much bigger retail space filled with new merchandise, more fitting rooms, and a brand-new men's section with lines like Komono, Aloha Sunday, and The Critical Slide Society.
Where: 12 S. King St.
When: Tomorrow, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. A grand opening party starts at 6 p.m. with drinks and raffle prizes for clothes, bags, a skateboard, beer coozies, and more.

Lei Chic Shop
Just Say Reyn
Reyn Spooner is holding a massive blowout sale at its Downtown outlet store, Reyn's Rack. Deals are outrageous with $45 Spooner Kloth shirts, $35 for all other shirts, bottoms and sweaters priced at $15, and tees for $10.
When: Tomorrow, 3-6 p.m. (VIP preview), Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m-3 p.m.
Where: Reyn's Rack, 125 Merchant St.
Details: Share a photo off Reyn Spooner's Facebook page for an extra $5 off.

Cream of the Shop
Cool off at Whole Foods Kailua's delicious ice cream social. Sample some of the store's most popular brands and flavors, then learn how to make your own ice cream from scratch thanks to Dabney Gough, marketing supervisor and co-author of the book Sweet Cream & Sugar Cones (editor's note: we own this book and it's fabulous).
When: Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Whole Foods Kailua, 629 Kailua Rd.
Details: The ice cream class is free, but you must RSVP via email to reserve a spot.

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Lei Chic Drink
The Gang's All Beer
Beer enthusiasts dare not miss REAL a gastropub's first REAL Beer Festival. One ticket gets you eight 4-ounce tastings (choose from nearly 70 local, domestic, and imported craft beers) and unlimited food samples from 15 restaurants including Roy's, d.k Steak House, Monkeypod Kitchen, and Town. For the ultimate drinking experience, study these survival tips and recommendations from Biting Commentary.
When: Saturday, 2-6:30 p.m.
Where: Parking lot fronting Consolidated Theaters Ward Stadium 16
Details: $60, advanced tickets available online. Proceeds to benefit the Blue Planet Foundation.