Weekend Picks – April 7, 2011

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Mall for Fashion
Make a study of style and cheer on the next generation of fashion designers at Kahala Mall’s Runway Show. For the last two weeks, four teams of students from University of Hawaii and Honolulu Community College have been putting together the looks for a celebrity, professional and mom model. This weekend, they’ll finally strut their stuff in a competition guaranteed to be fierce. Tune in to the music of Mailani and Taimane Gardner, then make the rounds for discounts throughout the mall, bonus Hawaiian Miles, and enter to win airline tickets or a stay at the Kahala Hotel & Resort.
When: Saturday. Musical performances begin at 10:30 a.m. The runway competition is at noon.
Where: Kahala Mall, Center Court
Details: Click here for a full list of discounts and entertainment.

Buying Empower
No need to make up excuses to shop this weekend. Purchase a $10 GIVEandGET ticket from a participating non-profit group, and you can score deals like 20 percent off the dress you've been eyeing at Eden in Love, up to 50 percent off at MisFortune, in addition to discounts and freebies at more than 90 shops and restaurants throughout Ward Centers. 100% of your ticket purchase goes to the non-profits selling the ticket.
When: Tomorrow through Sunday
Where: Throughout Ward Centers
Details: You can buy the tickets until Sunday from community group booths at Ward Centers. Click here for the full list of groups selling GIVEandGET, as well as all the discounts.


Tsunami Fun-raiser
d.k Kodama, Alan Wong, Le Bistro, Hiroshi are among the 24 restaurants giving you a reasons to stop by the With Aloha fundraiser for. Sip the best from Better Brands, Kona Brewing Company, Paradise Beverages and more while you rock to the music from three different stages featuring award-winning musicians (HAPA and Brother Noland anyone?). Proceeds go directly to the Tohoku Hospital, which has been providing food and supplies for families in hard-hit Sendai Region since the March 11 tsunami.
When: Saturday, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Pagoda Restaurant
Details:Tickets are $50 presale, $60 at the door. Click here for the full details.

Dine In
Healthy for One
Drive past the drive through and pick up some home-cooked, healthy dishes for your dinner. Self-taught chef Michi Harris is now offering her Cooking Fresh for you meals in smaller portions. In addition to serving sizes for four adults, Harris now cooks up her delicious low-fat entrees, gourmet salads with homemade dressings, and freshly baked whole grain rolls and breads in single servings.
When: Pick up days are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. Order are taken until noon that day.
Where: Star of the Sea school, 4469 Malia St.
Details: Click here to view the menu and sign up. Call 808.286.6484 or e-mail cookingfreshforyou@gmail.com for more information.

Cleaning House
Lily Lotus is moving and this weekend that means discounts throughout the Kaimuki store. Scoop up the shop’s own cute and comfy bamboo tanks, yoga pants, and embellished Ts for 30 percent off or more. And for after your workout, there’s cases of Padma and Pickles gold wire drop earrings and necklaces, cool cord-and-tumbled stone accessories by Maui Mari, and more.
When: Lily Lotus will close its doors in Kaimuki Monday.
Where: 1127 12th Ave., Kaimuki
Details:Call 808.735.3400 for more information. Lily Lotus plans to open its Kailua location in June.

Scenic Inclination
Get off the couch for a hike up to the Koolaus. This 10-mile journey is not for the faint hearted: it includes beating back some heavy brush and a steep climb to the crest. But the exercise and the view will get your heart thumping.
When: Sunday, 8 a.m.
Where: Meet at Iolani Palace, 364 King St.
Details: $3 donation. Bring your own gear, water and lunch and call 808.422.1048 to reserve your space.

Indah Mood
Time to trade in your beloved but bedraggled romper and tunic for the new brightly-hued bare-backed collection by local favorite designer Indah. Guava Shop is showing off the new Spring Line with a party where the dresses aren’t the only things flowing. Pick up a mango margarita along with some tasty discounts of up to 60 percent on Guava Shop’s older Indah pieces.
When: Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Guava Shop, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa
Details: Call 808.637.9670 for more info.