Weekend Picks – August 21, 2008


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

Brand New Bag
Celebrate the official debut of SooZou handbags made from recycled sails – and get your hands on one of them at the label’s shopping/launch party. They’re fully handmade, one-of-a-kind and aren’t always in full supply.
Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St., Chinatown
Free, map and other details here

Knock on Wood
www.leichic.comWhat: I Got Wood is a full display of reclaimed and recycled wood blocks, each one designed or painted by a different artist – hardcore graffiti artists, illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, cartoonists, and fine art painters have all taken part.
When: Opening reception Saturday, 6 p.m. Show runs through Sept. 13.
Split Obsession boutique, Koko Marina Shopping Center, Hawaii Kai
Details: Call the boutique, 808.395.3380 or visit www.splitobsession.com

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What: The final summer sale from Fashionista’s Market – it could be months before you can get your shopping fix again. This weekend, on top of the 80 percent off retail prices, tons of items have extra discounts from 10 to 30 percent off.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Cupola Theater, second floor, Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
Details: Admission, $7; $3 for members. To join, visit www.fashionistasmarket.com

Big Fat Greek Festival
What: Souvlaki, gyros, baklava and ouzo. All Greek to you? Enjoy them all, plus live music, and art and gifts for sale.
When: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
Where: McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park
Details: Check www.greekfestivalhawaii.com for more info.

Rock the Boat
What: A three-level floating party on the Ali‘i Kai catamaran, with two bands and three DJs, plus $4 Grey Goose cocktails, and $3 Steinlager Pure.
When: Friday, sails promptly at 9:30 p.m. and returns at 12:30 a.m.
Where: Board at Aloha Tower Pier 5
Details: Tickets are $20 per person, at the door or in advance. Call 808.348.9137 for more info.