Weekend Picks – April 28, 2011

Lei Chic Celebrate
: You're ready to call in sick Friday. The diagnosis – exhaustion from your royal wedding fever. Tonight, pack your tiara and your best catty comments (what will Elton John wear to Westminster Abbey?) and head down to Apartment3 to watch William and Kate walk down in style.  Nosh on English-inspired delicacies and cocktails while gazing at the live broadcast of the ceremony. 
When: Tonight. It all starts in Britain and Apartment3 at 11 p.m. You can also watch the wedding online on YouTube.
Where: Century Center, 1750 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Start the night earlier with Apartment3's Japanese-inspired Munch cocktail-pairing dinner at 7 p.m. A portion of proceeds will go to the Red Cross. Call 808.955.9300 for more information on Munch or the royal wedding party to follow.

Go Out with a Slang
: If you hear London calling but don't understand a word, the British to American Translator & Dictionary can help even septics keep up with the wedding commentary.
Details: Click here to start translating. Warning: saying phrases aloud may make you sound like a wanker.

Cleansing the Palace
Visit Hawaii's royal past for free at Iolani Palace's Kamaaina Sunday. Make sure to take note of the newly unveiled music room. Experts spent years recreating the drapes, carpet, and restorng the furniture so the room looks like it did in the days of King David Kalakaua.
When: Sunday. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., guided tours leave every 15 minutes. 2:30 – 4 p.m., audio tours are offered every 10 minutes.
Where: Iolani Palace, corner of King Street and Richard Street.
Details: Tickets are first come, first served. Bring your driver's license or other proof of residency.

Dress Up
Runway Hit
When you're tired of your closet's old reliables, pump it up with a senior moment. Seven up-and-c0ming designers will send their collections down the catwalk at The University of Hawaii at Manoa's senior fashion show.
When: Sunday. There are limited tickets left for the noon show only.
Where: East West Center, 1601 East-West Rd.
Details: Tickets are $25. A few will be for sale at tonight's Art & Flea at the Fresh Cafe. Otherwise, you'll have to roll the dice at the door Sunday afternoon.

Clearing the Wares
Jessica's Traveling Boutique is about to make the big trip to the Big Apple. Swing by to say goodbye to Jessica O'Neill, and scoop up fashions for 20-75 percent off. Jewelry and bags are 20 percent off when you buy three or more.
When: Tonight , 4:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana.
Details: Also on tap for the free Girls Night Out event, House of Aria, makeup with Flaunt by Christine Gardner, and healthy eating tips from Hawaii's Fittest nutritionist Jake Woolley.

Make a Dish
Peace Cafe's celebrating its first birthday with delicious treats, live music, and a new photo exhibit to feed your soul. The vegan restaurant's unveiling a new installment from The Analog Sunshine Recorders, local photographers who capture unconventional images of life with their low-tech, homemade cameras.
When: Opening reception is tomorrow, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Peace Cafe, 2239 S. King St.
Details: Call 808.951.7555 for more information or check out Peace Cafe's menu on its website.

Rhythm of the Night
The Honolulu Academy of Arts is rapping up April by kicking it old school with Art after Dark. Tune-in to musical performances, dance troupes, and B-boy stylings and tear into dishes like buttermilk biscuits topped with Kula strawberries and tarragon whipped cream.
When: Tomorrow, 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St.
Details: Admission for non-members is $10. Find more information on the Honolulu Academy of Arts website.

Manoa on Your Mind
Journey into Manoa's past and right into seven of its most distinctive homes with Malama O Manoa's self-guided tour. You'll also learn about more than 20 other historic houses and sites along the one-and-a-half mile walk. The popular tour won't be offered again until 2013.
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Park on the Punahou campus and follow the signs to the registration tent on McKinley Street.
Details: Admission is $30. Print out a registration form from Malama O Manoa's website. E-mail mohalaway@hawaii.rr.com or call 808.947.7400 for more information.