Weekend Picks – August 6, 2009

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

You Are Where You Eat
What: Try to eat locally for a week – or even just a day. Sign on to Kanu Hawai‘i’s challenge to buy and consume a much locally produced food as possible.
When: Saturday through August 15
Where: Special local food dishes and discounts at restaurants and markets all over the island.
Details: Get all the info and make your pledge here.

Trading Up
What: Check out keiki clothing, furniture and mommy items at up to 60 percent off retail prices at the Cupcake Boutique Mommy Swap Meet consignment shop event. Want to sell your gently used baby and mommy items? Today is the last day to sign on as a seller.
When: Friday, 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Ward Warehouse Kaka‘ako Conference Room, Level 2
Details: Free entry. For more info call 808.780.9288 or click here.

Dancing on Air
What: Watch local aerial acrobatic troupe Samadhi twist and turn on lengths of draped fabric suspended from trees at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. The Jeff Peterson Jazz Trio, vocalists Anita Hall and Venus T., and trumpeter DeShannon Higa will accompany the show.
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 South Hotel Street.
Details: Free. For more info call 808.586.0900 or 808.586.0307.

Sips in the City
What: Sample boutique label organic and biodynamic wines from 27 regions of the world at The Contemporary Museum’s August Moon event. Nibble on bites from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Twist at the Hanohano and the Contemporary Museum Café, and bid on silent auction items to benefit children’s art education at TCM.
When: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Contemporary Museum, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive.
Details: Tickets, $75 and up. Order online here or call 808.237.5210.

A Shore Thing
What: Locally designed, beach-inspired jewelry line MauiDiveGirl Designs by Lisa Lappe offers a buy-one-get-one special every week in August.
When: Starts today.
Where: Shop online here.
Details: Earrings are buy one, get one this week. Enter your choice of free pair at checkout.

Wine Time
What: Win $5,000 just by telling Formaggio what you love about wine in a 60-second video.
When: Today through October 1.
Where: Post your video on You Tube and enter online here.
Details: Winners judged by visitors to www.formaggiowineminute.com. Full details here.