Weekend Picks – April 15, 2010

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

Surf Gala-rie
What: The Green Room, a new urban surf-inspired art gallery, opens in Waikiki. Opening night gala events include free pupus, music by local singer-songwriter David Tamaoka and local indie rock band Linus, plus art demos and signings by Heather Brown, Clark Little and Sho Watanabe.
When: Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.
Where: 2350 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki.
Details: Music events start at 5:30 p.m., art demos and signing at 8:30 p.m. For more information call 808.924.4404. Image courtesy: www.heatherbrownart.com.

Cabaret in Wonderland
What: Alice in Wonderland takes a naughty twist in VarieTease: Alice in Chinatown, a burlesque show by the Cherry Blossom Cabaret. Watch Alice chase the White Rabbit to local haunts like 39 Hotel, Mercury Bar and SoHo.
When: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave., Chinatown
Details: Age 18 or older suggested. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 in advance from www.brownpapertickets.com. For more info, click here.

Gourmet Twofer
What: BOGO free on a meal at Stage restaurant to celebrate the eatery’s third birthday.
When: Now through Saturday, April 24
Where: Stage, 2nd floor, Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Details: Discount for food items only. Reservations encouraged, call 808.237.5429.

Make Them LOL
What: You can laugh or be laughed at during the stand-up open mic night at Laughtrack Theater. Featuring new talent and local comedy celebs.
When: Tonight, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Where: Laughtrack Theater, 1123 Bethel St., Chinatown
Details: Sign up early for a spot on the stage. For more details, email info@laughtracktheater.com or call 808.384.3362.

Pimp Your Ride
What: Get biking gear for steals and deals at the annual Island Triathalon & Bike Swap Meet. A percentage of the earnings benefits the Kamehameha Schools triathalon club.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: St. Mark's Church, 539 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu
Details: To just go in and buy, $5 entry. Have stuff to sell? Call ahead and get a table for $10 ($5 to set up a bike). To reserve a table or for more info, call 808.732.7227.