Weekend Picks – April 23, 2009

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

Itsy Bitsy Bikinis
Stock up on swimwear at the Brazillian Show Room’s Sidewalk Sale/Bikini Fashion Show. Snag bikinis and clothing discounted up to 60 percent, enjoy pupu and Brazilian cocktails and check out the fashion show for the latest styles from Banco de Areia, Blue Man and the Brazillian Show Room’s own in-house line.
When: Friday, sale from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., cocktails and pupus at 7, fashion show at 8.
Brazilian Show Room, 3588 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki.
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.735.7537.

Chick Flicks
Lululemon Athletica presents Lunafest, a festival of short films by female filmmakers in celebration of the talents and stories of women. 100 percent of all proceeds benefit Women’s Fund of Hawai‘i and the Breast Cancer Fund.
When: Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lululemon Athletica, Ala Moana Center
Details: Tickets are $10. For more info, call 808.946.7220 or click here.

Birthday Bash
Join in on all the food, fashion and fun at Tamara Catz’s four-year anniversary Party. Check out a tango dance and the designer’s new summer ’09 collection, while enjoying pupus, drinks and live music.
When: Saturday, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Tamara Catz boutique, 83 Hana Highway, Paia, Maui.
Free. For more info, call 808.579.9184.

Feast of the East
What: Sample over 40 different wines and dine with O’ahu’s finest restaurants at the third annual Taste of East O’ahu. Participating restaurants, such as Assaggio, Blue Water Grill, Chai’s Island Bistro, 3660 On the Rise and Michel’s will be serving up menu favorites, including seafood pastas, salads and tasty meat dishes. There will be a silent auction, live jazz and an ancient hula show.

When: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Calvary by the Sea Lutheran church grounds, 5339 Kalaniana’ole Hwy.
Details: Tickets are $60, children ages 11-16 are $30, and under 11, free. Includes all food and drink. For more info, call 808.551.3117 or 808.377.5477 or visit www.tasteofeastoahu.org

Get Shorty
What: Meet designer Allison Izu and discover the newest styles of her petite denim line at the Spring Collection trunk show. Buy a pair and get a free tank top, plus 15 percent off Split Obsession merchandise.
When: Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Split Obsession, Koko Marina Shopping Center
Details: For more info, For more info, visit www.splitobsession.com

Brews Worthy
What: The brew-ha-ha on the Big Island this weekend is the Ka’u Coffee Festival, a three-day event including cupping demonstrations, recipe contests, coffee farm tours, live music, and even a Miss KaOu Coffee pageant.

When: Friday through Sunday. For the full schedule, click here
Locations around Pahala, Big Island
For more info, click here.