Weekend Pick – January 31, 2013

Lei Chic's guide to First Friday

Lei Chic
(L-R) Mango Luxe at FM Boutique, Beer Cheese cupcake at Let Them Eat Cupcakes, Justin Park at Manifest.


Who: FM Boutique, 1185 Bethel St.
What: Mango Luxe trunk show with wine, light nibbles and free gift with purchase.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Nele K trunk show and sample sale at 10-50 percent off.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Community, 22 S. Pauahi St.
What: Organik Clothing's spring/summer collection launch party with 20 percent off the new Making Waves collection, art show by cartoonist Drew Toonz, Deschutes Brewery beer and Moscow Mule signature cocktails.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Gaya trunk show, Florencia Arias sample sale and complimentary wine.
When: 5-10 p.m.

Who: Homecoming, 1191 Bethel St.
What: Bring friends to score group savings – two people get 10 percent off, three get 15 percent off, and four or more get 20 percent off, plus free drinks.
When: Until 10 p.m.

Who: Barrio Vintage, 1160 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Hundreds of new items from Bradley's recent buying trip hit the floor, plus meet the artist behind Barrio's current art show, Dana Kaarina.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Catherine's Closet Vintage Boutique, 125 Merchant St.
What: Red and pink party with vintage items, including one-of-a-kind lingerie and sleepwear, available for Valentine's Day. Red and pink cocktails will be served.
When: 5-7 p.m.


Who: Let Them Eat Cupcakes, 35 S. Beretania St.
What: Raspberry Yuzu, Twinkie and Beer Cheese with bacon/cheddar/cream cheese frosting.
When: $3.25 each, pick up after noon. Call (808) 531-2253 to place an order.

Who: bambuTwo Cafe + Martini Lounge, 1144 Bethel St.
What: Happy hour specials, DJ Mortadelah spins at 8 p.m. No cover.
When: 4-7 p.m. and 11 p.m.-2 a.m.

Who: Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St.
What: Happy hour specials, DJs Rhombus, KSM and Anarch. No cover.
When: Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Happy hour deals until 8 p.m.

Who: Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.
What: Happy hour specials.
When: 4-6 p.m.

Who: HASR Bistro, 31 N. Pauahi St.
What: Live music in the courtyard, drink specials, late night small plate/appetizer menu.
When: 7-11 p.m.


Who: The Human Imagination, 1154 Nuuanu Ave.
What: "9 on the Wall" photography exhibit featuring work by Allen Ying, John John Florence, Kanoa Zimmerman, Ken Goto, Lenard Smith, Mike Coots, Sagan Lockhart, Zak Noyle and Contrast Magazine contributors.
When: 5-11 p.m.

Who: Andrew Rose Gallery, 1003 Bishop St., Ground Floor
What: Artist talk and reception with Andrew Rose showcasing his newest exhibition, AETHER.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St.
What: Live opera performances by the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio of Hawaii Opera Theatre on the second floor.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St.
What: Learn to play Hanafuda with Hanafuda Hawaii founder Helen Nakano. Special sets available for purchase and signing.
When: 5-9 p.m.

Who: Downbeat Lounge, 40 N. Hotel St.
What: Check out Downbeat's newest venue, Downbeat Lounge, soft opening tonight adjacent to Downbeat Diner. No cover.
When: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Who: Manifest, 32 N. Hotel St.
What: Live jazz with the Quiet Band, DJs Jon C and Good Company, "Bones and Bitter" art exhibit by Justin Park.
When: 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Who: The Dragon Upstairs, 1038 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Live jazz-funk-soul with the Chris Yeh Quartet followed by the Jason Gay Trio.
When: 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Who: SoHo Mixed Media Bar, 80 S. Pauahi St.
What: Aerial artists from Power Aerial Productions, fashion show with MESwimwear by Meegan Elizabeth, art, photo galleries and live DJs.
When: Shows start at 9:30 p.m.
Also: No cover until 9 p.m., $10 cover until 2 a.m.

Who: Chinatown Courtyard, 1126 Smith St.
What: Secret Beer Garden benefiting The ARTS at Marks Garage, Shop Bop & Grind with music by DJ Mr. Nick and food by Cafe 888, Chinatown Artist Loft inhabitants open their galleries to the public. Click here for a full list of artists and vendors.
When: 5-10 p.m.