Weekend Picks – April 1, 2010

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

Whisky Business
What: Enjoy a gourmet dinner paired with premium scotch. Tod Turner, Master of Whisky (a way cooler title than sommelier) will lead you through a meal that includes watermelon salad with Drambuie pomegranate dressing, kalua pig, smoked beef brisket, and a cigar to top it off.
When: Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Where: Formaggio Grill, 305 Hahani Street, Kailua
Details: $69 per guest, includes gratuity. Reservations necessary, space is limited. Call 808.263.2633.

Trash to Treasure
Shop and see UH fashion design students compete to turn recycled trash (plastic bags, soda cans, newspaper and the like) into fabulous garments and accessories.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.
Ward Centre (near Borders)
Voting for the best design is open to the public, and each vote is automatically entered into a drawing to win 1 of 3 $100 Ward Center gift cards. Voting open through April 11. Voting forms available in the mall, next to Borders. Get all the details here.

En Garde

What: Get nine of the girls together and get to the Avant Garde Fashion Show, where tables of 10 get a free bottle of champagne and pupus. Jane Metcalf of JAM Design Concepts will show her Goodwill Hunting Collection and proceeds from auction sales of clothing and jewelry go to a future event sponsoring no-kill animal shelters.
When: Tonight, 10 p.m. to midnight
Where: Oceans 808 Nightclub, Restaurant Row.
Details: No cover charge, free parking. To reserve a table of 10, call 808.382.4531 or click here.

Vietnamese, Please
What: Do you dream of being able to cook something like crispy shrimp and pork imperial rolls or braised short ribs with lemongrass? Learn how (then nibble) with acclaimed San Fran chef Charles Phan.
When: Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Halekulani Hotel, Hau Terrace and Lanai, 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu.
Details: For more info, call 808.545.1115.

She's Going the Distance
What: Jam out to iconic 90’s rock band CAKE.
When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7.)
Where: Pipeline Café, 805 Pohukaina Street, Honolulu
Details: Tickets $33 or $65 for VIP seating, available here.

Cookies Enabled
What: Get your ice cream cookie on this weekend at the new, Wakiki ColdFyyre Cookie Creems location featuring this-weekend-only discounts.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 333 Royal Hawaiian Avenue, Honolulu. Across from Duty Free Shop, visible from Lauula Street.
Details: Get 50 percent off Single Scoop Cones, and 50 cents off Cookie Creems.

You’re a Stud
What: Shop for a new pair of UGGs at their fall line launch and while you shop, have your new pair personalized with studs by an artist.
When: Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Level 2
etails: Call 808.953.9100 for more information.

I Like The Way You Movie
What: Watch The Blind Side in the comfort of your coupe at Aloha Stadium’s second free drive-in movie night.
When: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. (movie begins at dusk)
Where: Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., Aiea
Consessions are open, and space is limited. Directions and information here.