Six reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - May 30, 2013

Lei Chic Shop
May Days
Hawaiian May!, a new annual event targeting Japanese tourism and fashion, makes its debut this weekend. Paris Hilton and several Japanese models are scheduled to appear. Tonight's kick-off, a food summit on the edge of Waikiki, is free and open to the public and features more than 20 local food trucks, live music, and a fashion panel. Plus, check out Hawaii Fashion Incubator's pop-up shop featuring 14 local designers and interactive DIYs, like a custom T-shirt station by Allison Izu (select your T-shirt and pocket fabric and she'll sew it on, right on the spot!).
When: Tonight, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Jefferson Elementary School, 324 Kapahulu Ave.
Details: Free admission. The official website is in Japanese, so details for two other free public events are listed below.

  • Tonight and Saturday, 8-9 p.m., DFS Galleria, 1st floor. Two of Japan's top models share fashion tips and personal stories.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, The Royal Hawaiian, Coconut Grove. Watch one lucky couple experience the wedding of their dreams, plus a bridal fashion show produced by Watabe Wedding.

Rise to the Pop
Makkuro Makkuro, one of our favorite pop-ups, takes over The Box Jelly this Sunday. Shop new arrivals, including Mango Luxe's druzy line and petite gold charm necklaces, HonHI Handmade's polymer clay triangle necklaces and bracelets, and a preview of Mixe Medium's newest collection, Spell Bound, an edgy spin on raw crystal and gemstone jewelry.
When: Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Box Jelly, 307A Kamani St.
Details: Free admission. For a sneak peek, visit Makkuro Makkuro on Facebook.

Lei Chic Sweet Talk
The Wine Stop just received a 70-pound shipment of Kaimana lychee grown on the Big Island's Hamakua coast (when word got out, HONOLULU dining editor-slash-lychee addict Martha Cheng immediately ran out to buy some). The verdict: they're deliciously sweet and expected to sell out fast, so go quick! Pick up a bottle of moscato for the perfect summer pairing.
Where: The Wine Stop, 1809 S. King St.
Details: $6.99 per pound, while supplies last.

In Fine Form
Learn how to slim down with easy recipe and diet changes in Macrobiotic Hawaii's Summer Bikini-Ready Body cooking class. Pick up new quick cooking techniques, grocery shopping tips, and healthy, picnic-friendly dishes, all designed to help your body feel and look amazing.
When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Where: CookSpace, Ward Warehouse.
Details: $55 through today, $65 until Saturday. Tickets available online.

Lei Chic Celebrate
Eel of Fortune
Fighting Eel is throwing a launch party tonight to celebrate the opening of its Royal Hawaiian Center store and release of its new summer collection. RSVP with your first and last name to for a chance to win sweet prizes, like a $200 Fighting Eel gift card, jewelry from Padma & Pickles and Kira Hawaii, and more.
When: Tonight, 6:30-10 p.m. with a fashion show at 8 p.m.
Where: The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., 3rd floor.
Details: The first 50 guests score a limited-edition Fighting Eel shirt. Click here for more information.

Sweet Child O' Mind
Can't fathom why Britney Spears would shave her head? Why Lindsay Lohan can't stay out of jail? Why Amanda Bynes is… Amanda Bynes? Fellow former child star Mara Wilson (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda) sheds some light in the article, "7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy." Take a few minutes and click over – it's a great read.