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Weekend Picks - April 18, 2013

Lei Chic**Updated to include new vendor listings**

Green Team
This month, Honolulu Night Market is celebrating Earth Day with a focus on sustainability and healthy living. The night's fashion show, styled by Summer Style Hawaii, features exotic flower and foilage hair designs and stage decor by Paiko and swimwear by San Lorenzo, Kaimana Beachwear, S.tory Standards, and Red Carter. Vendors in the Pinch of Salt warehouse include:

  • Basique Threads – Hawaii debut of Royal Rabbit's soft graphic tees as seen on Pretty Little Liars, with 15 percent off new items, markdowns up to 50 percent off, and $10 and $20 racks.
  • ByChari – new spring/summer collection and $15 sale on Zoe rings.
  • Chief Hawaii – upcycled highwaisted shorts, maxi skirts and overalls, denim vests and jackets, screen-printed bamboo tops and hoodies and URAD by Chief "Towny" and "Country" kids T-shirts.
  • FRM: me2u – gently used and unworn second-hand clothes and accessories from Basique Threads co-owner Laurie Oda and friend Marisa Pang for under $20, and deeply discounted designer pieces.
  • Little Fish Hawaii – freestanding chalkboards and wall-mounted pitbull chalkboards.
  • Miemiko – new rubber stamp sets, letterpress and art prints, gift wrapping and party supplies, plus stationery sets and fill-in-the-blank sentiment tags.
  • Organik – 25 percent off new designs and colors, plus a swag bag giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Panacea Designs – the debut of NOMAD's ethnic-inspired warrior-like pieces (pictured).
  • Treehouse – sleek new cameras and film by Fujifilm, Lomography, and Superheadz, wall-hanging photo strips and mobile-style cables, key rings, and scratch art for keiki.

When: Saturday at 6 p.m. with a fashion show at 9 p.m.
Where: 683 Auahi St. in Kakaako.
Details: Free admission. For information on live performances, food and street vendors, click here.

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Tote-ally Awesome
Bag your perfect summer accessory with a limited-edition shopping tote from Royal Hawaiian Center. Turn in $250 or more in same-day receipts from any of Royal Hawaiian Center's more than 100 merchants or restaurants and score a roomy graphic tote emblazoned with a retro hula girl or colorful hibiscus print. Limit one tote bag per person per day while supplies last.
When: April 27-May 18.
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center. Receipts must be submitted to Guest Services on Level 1 of Building B fronting Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Get free one-hour parking with validation, then $1 per hour for the next three hours. For more information, click here.

Fork It Over
Check out the debut of Honolulu's newest pop-up restaurant, Fork in the Road. Four chefs (Nico Chaize, Greg Moad, and Kaleo Chong of Nico's at Pier 38, and Genius Lounge's Jan Nagasako) will prepare six tantalizing courses, including konbu-cured hamachi carpaccio, pan-seared scallops with yuzu cream, braised pork cheek with bacon cauliflower puree, and chocolate bread pudding with homemade coconut marshmallows.
When: Wednesday with three seatings at 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Where: Harbor View Center, 1129 N. Nimitz Hwy., above Nico's at Pier 38.
Details: $55 pre-sale tickets available online before Tuesday, $60 at the door. Wine pairings available. Full menu here.

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Buys and Shine
Meet Maui-born, New York-based jewelry designer Tiffany Chou at a special trunk show at Fighting Eel Kailua and score 15 percent off everything, including her new Summer Romance collection of signature sea-inspired designs mixed with vintage Swarovski crystals, lemon chrysoprase and rose quartz gemstones.
When: Through 6 p.m. today.
Where: Fighting Eel Kailua, 629 Kailua Rd., Suite 130.

French Connection
Celebrate springtime in Paris with a vintage pop-up shop and French-inspired fashion show by Catherine's Closet while savoring an appetizer and drink special of blue cheese mini soufflés with duck confit, poached pears, and a bing cherry sauce, and your choice of a French 75 or Aperol Spritz cocktail, or sparkling wine. Feel free to dress the part; the best-dressed table wins a bottle of French wine.
When: Saturday at 6 p.m.
Where: Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.
Details: $15 per person. Buy tickets online with more details here.

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Clothes Call
New offerings abound in two Chinatown boutiques. Owens & Co. just added a breezy apparel section (right) filled with sheer, hand-dyed Osei-Duro drawstring tunics, comfy and colorful geometric maze-patterned shift dresses by Australian-based Mister Zimi, and, our favorite, gauzy Ace & Jig tanks with grey and neon orange yarn-dye stripes. Down the block, Roberta Oaks rolled out crisply tailored women's aloha shirts with tabbed sleeves in fun, playful prints ($95 each, sneak a peek here).
Where: Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave., and Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi St.