Weekend Picks – August 9, 2012

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View from the Shop

What: Basique Threads is blending the best of both worlds at its Ordinary People Art Show. Shop stylish trunk shows by Panacea and Vice Classics while you peruse the latest works by eight local artists, including Kimie Wong and Adam Jung, on display throughout the store.

When: Tomorrow, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Basique Threads, Ward Warehouse.

Details: Enjoy free pupu, wine and giveaways.


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Vacay the Premises

What: Summer may be winding down, but when it comes to vacations, you’re just getting started, thanks to HONOLULU Magazine’s Staycation Giveaway. Just fill out this short form and you could win two go! airlines tickets to Maui, a Budget rental car, and a three-day, two-night stay at Aston Kaanapali Shores Resort (which includes a free room upgrade, parking, late checkout, two free cocktails and a $50 restaurant credit).

When: Entries must be submitted by August 14. Click here to enter.


Space Out

What: View as many as 80 meteors per hour when the Perseid meteor shower hits its peak this weekend. No telescope or binoculars necessary; just head to a remote spot, set up a lawn chair and start scanning the night sky.

When: Late Saturday into early Sunday and late Sunday into early Monday.

Details: According to Bishop Museum astronomy experts, meteors will likely originate in the eastern sky, where the constellation, Perseus, rises.

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Hot Latin Bites

What: Take a seat at Baja Style Food Truck’s three-day pop-up restaurant and send your taste buds on a trip to Spain with a six-course tapas menu that includes tamales filled with corn truffle and smoked chicken, smoked ahi wrapped in a poblano chile and slow-baked goat (don’t judge; it’s pretty darn tasty). Wash it down with all-you-can-drink aguas frescas made with fresh fruit.

When: Tonight-Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Auahi Business Center, 683 Auahi St.

Details: $75 tickets can be purchased online here. Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Hawaii.


Trail Gazer

What: If you’re up for hiking six miles along the base of the Koolau, join Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club members as they navigate their way between the Wilson and Pali tunnels. You’ll be rewarded with lush scenery, old house sites and stunning views of Windward Oahu. Pack a lunch and enjoy it next to a lovely waterfall.

When and Where: Saturday. Meeting places – 8 a.m. mauka of Iolani Palace; 8:30 a.m. Burger King, 45-630 Kamehameha Hwy.; 9 a.m. Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden trailhead, 45-680 Luluku Rd.

Details: $3 suggested donation. For more information, email coordinator Dayle Turner.


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Night at the Museums

What: For the first time ever, Two Museums and a Royal Palace are teaming up for an exciting night of exhibits, live entertainment, food and more. Take advantage of free shuttles to view a Planetarium show at Bishop Museum, hop over to Honolulu Museum of Art for an outdoor film screening and living art gallery, then end the night with a first-ever second-floor evening tour of Iolani Palace and a visit to the Barracks beer garden.

When: Tomorrow, 5-10 p.m.

Details: $10 admission to all three locations, $5 children 4-12, free wth valid membership card. Click here for a full schedule of events.