Weekend Picks – April 10, 2008


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

A Sweet Meal
What: Pacific Place Tea Garden at Ala Moana Center hosts a free class on pairing tea and chocolate. Taste green tea match latte chocolate with green teas, dark chocolates with oolong teas, plus enjoy a complimentary jasmine pot de crème. Dessert for brunch! 
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.
Where: Pacific Place Tea Garden, third level, Ala Moana Center
Details: Free. Call 808.375.0268 for more info

Green Style on the Garden Isle
The Hawaii Fashion Incubator heads to Kauai for a three-day event showcasing the eco-chic work of local fashion designers, with cocktail parties, panel discussions and a fashion show and sample sale.
When: Events each day, this Friday to Sunday
Where: Sheraton Kauai in Poipu and Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihue
Details: Click here for more info or visit www.hawaiifashion.org
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A Steal on Fighting Eel
What: A major s ale on Fighting Eel dresses and Ginger 13 jewelry. Nothing costs more than $40.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Maui Beach Hotel, Elleaire Ballroom
Details: $5 entry. Call 808.524.1472 or visit www.fightingeel.com/events for more info.

The Reel Thing
What: More of a screening room than a movie theater, the intimate Movie Museum shows a unique schedule of flicks on a wall-size screen you watch from one of their 19 leather recliners. The experience is a step up from your living room, but more comfortable and homey than the multiplex. The Oscar-nominated There Will Be Blood is showing tonight and Saturday, and next week, another Oscar nominee, Juno, is showing Friday and Monday. The best part: bring your own snacks!
When: Every week, Thursday through Monday
Where: Movie Museum, 3566 Harding Avenue, Kaimuki
Details: $5 admission. Call 735-8771 for info and reservations.

The Big Reveal
What: Watch the best entries in the monthly Showdown in Chinatown short film contest as they are judged by a rotating panel that includes UH film professors, cast and crew of Lost and local media personalities. Crowd response figures into each film’s score.
When: Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: Next Door, 43 N. Hotel Street
Details: $10 entry. Visit www.showdowninchinatown.com or call 808.548.6398 for more info.