Weekend Picks – August 12, 2010

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

Drink for the Fish
What: For a rare, one-night-only gathering, Honolulu’s super-star mixologists are teaming up for Re-VeeV the Gulf, a fundraiser featuring VeeV acai vodka cocktails. With thirtyninehotel's Christian Self, TOWN's Dave Power, Nobu Waikiki's Dave Newman and more behind the bar, the drinks are sure to be show-stopping. DJ ESKAE and Grady Gillan will keep everyone moving, and best of all, the bartenders are donating their tips, wages and a portion of the bar sales to the Gulf Oil Spill Relief Fund.
When: Friday, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Thirtyninehotel, 39 North Hotel St., Honolulu
Details: $5 cover, which goes directly to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Relief Fund. For more info, call 808.599.2552. 


Eat, Play, Shop!
What: Grab the girls and head to Kahala Mall and Fashion for a Cause's Eat, Play, Shop event for an afternoon of fun, shopping, and a private screening of the new film Eat, Pray, Love. Indulge in complimentary coffee, sparkling libations, and nibbles of chocolate, biscotti and gelato. Enjoy a live musical performance by Emi Hart and enter to win a ton of fantastic door prizes, including gift certificates to Kahala Mall boutiques and restaurants, and a two-night stay at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Plus, snag a Shopping Journey Pass, good through Sunday for 25 percent off of one item at 17 different Kahala Mall stores.
When: Saturday, August 14, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Where: Consolidated's Kahala Theatres, Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave.
Details: Tickets, $35. All proceeds benefit the Elissa Josephsohn Spirit Fund at Kapi‘olani Women's Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Kahala Mall Management Office and select Kahala Mall boutiques. For more info, call 808.732.7736 or click here.

Open Minded
What: We gave you a sneak peek at the brand new Kai Boutique earlier this week. Now, get first dibs on all of its goodies at the grand opening party. Enjoy free pupu and wine, groove to a live DJ and snag 10 percent off everything in the store.
When: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Kai Boutique, Kailua Movement Studio (above Kimo's Surf Hut), 776 Kailua Rd.
Details: For more info, call 808.262.1933 or visit www.kaiboutiquehi.com

Snap Happy
What: You've seen his amazing North Shore surf photography on everything from credit cards to National Geographic covers. Hit up The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little event to hear Clark Little speak about his techniques, and check out a video presentation of his in-water footage and artwork. Then stick around for a Q&A session and book signing. 
When: Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: UH Manoa Art Building Auditorium
Details: For more info, click here.

What: As a savvy shopper, you know that the letters B-O-G-O actually spell S-A-L-E. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at Fashionista’s Market Boutique’s BOGO event, where you can buy any sale item and get a second sale item for half-off.
When: Now through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fashionista’s Market Boutique, 1185 Bethel St., Chinatown
Details: For more info, call 808.537.1115 or visit www.fashionistasmarket.com

Small Wonders
What: Treat your little one to a little bling of her own at the launch of Ki-ele's new Little Hands jewelry line. The adorable beach bracelets adorned with puka shells and glass beads are specially made for tiny wrists ages 4 and up. While shopping, enjoy pupu and champagne, and enter to win fab prizes.
When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Little Sprouts, 600 Kailua Rd., Ste. 106, Kailua
Details: For more info, call 808.561.5691 or visit www.ki-ele.com.

Ladies Who Lunch
What: Party for a cause at Giovanna's Goddess Gala, a benefit lunch hosted by local artist Giovanna Neuman. Get your fortune read, groove to live Hawaiian music by Simplicity and bid in a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Family Programs Hawai‘i’s Project Visitation, which unites siblings living in separate foster homes.
When: Sunday, August 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 4371 Pu‘upanini Ave., Kahala
Details: $100 (tax deductible). RSVP by August 20. For more info, call 808.521.9531, ext. 224 or visit www.FamilyProgramsHawaii.org