The Best Places to Shop and Things to Do This Weekend

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



Flea Smitten

What: Get ready to be spooked—this month’s Art and Flea theme is Monsters Invade Tokyo, which is perfect for Halloween (plus, who doesn’t love a good Japanese monster flick?). Fun dino earrings by Apple Tree Café SF, monster tees from Big Pineapple and edgy jewelry from Munchken Jewelry will be available. Plus, Glossy Hawai‘i will host a Halloween nail-art bar for you to get your pointers in shape before Friday’s festivities.
When: Thursday, Oct. 30, 5­­–10 p.m.
Where: 1020 Auahi St., Building 3
Details: Visit for more information.



Feeling Festive

What: We love getting our film on each year with the Hawai‘i International Film Festival. Something else we love? Freebies. Tomorrow, get the best of both worlds before trick-or-treating—er, you know, as a chaperone—and stop by Ward Centers for a free screening of Hotel Transylvania. This adorable animated flick is about a resort run by Dracula himself for monsters to live it up sans humans … until one sneaks in. Plus, it stars Adam Sandler, who could make us laugh without even trying.
When: Friday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m.
Where: IBM Building Courtyard
Details: Visit for more information on the rest of the festival.




Hey, Jean

What: Denim? Yawnfest. Denim is your go-to for when you’re lounging around the house or working in the yard. If you think you’ve seen denim, think again: Designer Simone Rocha and J Brand have teamed up for a collab that showcases denim like never before. We’re talking frills and sweet pinks. It’s like denim had a (totally girly) makeover.
Where: View the lookbook here.
Details: The pieces will be available Nov. 14 at



Curb Appeal

What: Could there be a more appropriate theme for a Halloween-inspired Eat The Street than Dia De Los Muertos? This year’s event will feature a costume contest every hour, a best taco contest, a fall photo booth and a pumpkin patch for the kids. Oh, and food that’s to die for (duh). We’ll be raking in Il Gelato, Baja Style Mexican, Paul’s Poppers, Uncle’s Kitchen and Cake Works. Talk about so good, it’s scary.
When: Friday, Oct. 31, 4–9 p.m.
Where: 555 South St.
Details: No need to rush back to the neighborhood for trick or treating—kids are welcome to trick or treat at each food truck.




Shoe In

What: It’s Halloween week, so the countdown to the holidays has officially begun. Get a head start on buying your gifts at the Akakura House’s 50-percent-off flash sale today. Everything in the store, including Akakura House’s impressive collection of gorgeous shoes, Get Salty hats, Kahili Creations jewelry, Aloha Sailor wallets and Allison Izu clothing, will be for sale at half the price. Plus, no crazy Black Friday streets to elbow through.
When: Thursday, Oct. 30, 6–10 p.m.
Where: 280 Beachwalk Ave., #103
Details: Pick yourself up some shochu and champagne while you’re there.




What: What: Attention all aspiring makeup artists whose beautifying skills need some sprucing up: Get tips from the experts at two upcoming Hawai‘i Fashion Incubator (HIFI) seminars, featuring professional makeup artist Roque Cozzette. Gearing up for a big day (or just want to learn how to create ethereally pretty looks)? The Bridal Makeup Techniques seminar will be happening Sunday, with Fashion Makeup Techniques on Monday.Just in time for HONOLULU Fashion Week, you’ll get the scoop on the high-fashion industry’s beauty wants and needs. Sounds pretty good to us.
When: Sunday, Nov. 2 and Monday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: HIFI Coop, Suite 2480 at Ward Warehouse
Details: $349 per class. Register online at



Who: Calypso St. Barth, Royal Hawaiian Center
Deal: 25 percent off sweaters, select tees and denim
When: Through Nov. 2

Who: Bamboo Sky
Deal: 50 percent off select Halloween styles
When: Through Halloween

Who: American Apparel, Ala Moana Center
Deal: Up to 90 percent off select Halloween items

Who: American Eagle Outfitters
Deal: Buy one item, get one 50 percent off

Who: River Island
Deal: 20 percent off women’s footwear when you spend $40 on clothing
When: Through Nov. 2

Who: Nasty Gal
Deal: Up to 75 percent off select black and white pieces