Weekend Picks – April 9, 2009

www.leichic.comLei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

The Reel Deal
What: Today is the last day to check out offerings from the Hawaii International Film Festival's 12th Annual Spring Showcase. We'll be watching: Ghajini, the hugely popular Hindi take on the American film, Memento, and Treeless Mountain, the critically acclaimed Korean tale of two young sisters struggling to find their way without the mother that abandoned them.
When: Today, various times.
Where: Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18, 735B Iwilei Road
Details: Tickets are $10 for general and $9 for students, seniors, children and military. For more info call 808.550.8457 or visit www.hiff.org.

Fight Club
A free seminar on women’s self-defense basics. Learn personal safety techniques from black belt martial arts instructor Reiki Ho. Leave feeling safer, smarter, and kind of like a badass.
When: Tonight, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: lululemon athletica, Ala Moana Center
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.946.7220, email alamoana-store@lululemon.com or click here.

Windward Pau Hana

What: Work been slow lately? Cut out early and head to Formaggio Grill, where happy hour starts early (3 p.m.!) with house-selected $3 beers, $4 wines by the glass, $5 martinis, and $6 tapas.
When: Daily, 3 to 6 p.m.
Where: Formaggio Grill, 305 Hahani Street, Kailua
Details: Call 808.263.2633 for more info.

Got Your Number
The one year anniversary celebration of Wine by Numbers, a local wine boutique filled with unusual and hard-to-find labels. Each bottle is assigned a numerical rating based on sweetness and dryness, so it’s simple to find something you’ll love. On Saturday, come in for wine, food, door prizes, store specials and free stuff.
When: Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Wine By Numbers, 94-1235 Ka Uka Blvd., Waipahu
Call the store at 808.671.1120 or make your reservations here

Hair Necessities
What: Ulupono Academy, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, hosts its annual Cut-A-Thon fundraiser. Get a haircut for charity, and enjoy food, a detox station, and music from four local DJ's. Seven different causes will benefit: Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Cancer Schmancer, City of Hope, Food for Africa, Andrew Gomez Foundation and Pancreatic Foundation.

When: Monday, April 13, 6 to 9 p.m.
1123 11th Ave. #102, Kaimuki
Details: Haircuts are $10 if done by a student and $20 if done by a professional. For more info call 808.734.7007 or visit www.uluponoacademy.com.

Taste of Paradise
What: Head north for the Taste of Waialua to taste and sample all the products produced at the Waialua Sugar Mill. Try the locally grown chocolate, coffee from the Old Sugar Mill Brand, and pastries from Waialua Bakery.

When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Waialua Sugar Mill
Details: Free. Call 808.637.2624 or check www.tasteofwaialua.com for more info.