Weekend Picks – December 29, 2011

Lei ChicCelebrate
West Side Glory
Ring in the New Year away from the city at the Ko Olina's fireworks display. Watch it from sea on the catamaran cruise, pull up a seat with some delicious bites in the Ihilani's Presidential Suite, rent a cozy cabana for two complete with champagne or pull out a blanket to at the lagoons to see the $100,000 show set to the music of a range of musicians from Bruddah Iz to the Black-Eyed Peas and Journey.
When: The cruise takes off at 10:30 p.m. The fireworks start at midnight.
Where: Ko Olina Resort.
Details: $65 a person for the cruise call 808.679.0079. Cabana prices start at $99 and Presidential Suite seats are $150 at the Ihilani, 808.679.3209. Parking is $20 a car.

In the Bag
The contents are a surprise but you’re guaranteed to grab a deal at Fukubukuro. More than 50 stores will fill a shopping bag full of goodies and offer it for half price. The good luck and prosperity that is supposed to follow is free.
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: For the full list of participating merchants check Ala Moana Center’s website.


Sake and Roll
Satisfy two of your cravings with a sushi sake experience at HASR Wine Co. Dine on bites from Superb Sushi while washing it down with sips from Young's Market, Cherry Co. and Chambers & Chambers.
When: Tonight, 6 p.m.
Where: HASR Wine Co.,
Details: $30 and space is limited. Call 808.535.9463 for reservations.

Lei Chic Drink
Join the Club
The sleek, bold new nightclub The Standard has been open for a few weeks, but this weekend marks its grand opening for late nighters and the new Happy Hour menus for the after work crowd.
When: The grand opening is tomorrow, 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. Happy hour will be Tues. – Fri., 4:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: The old Ocean's space at Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: 21 and over only. Admission to the grand opening is $10. Call 808.529.0010 for more information.

New Gear's Eve
The end of 2011 means big discounts at some of your favorite stops.
ccdoodle – 20 to 40 percent off many items through Sunday.
Fashionista's Market – 50 percent off the entire store, 60 percent off all markdowns through Saturday.
Fighting Eel – An additional 30 percent off sale tie dye pieces through Saturday.
Ginger13 – Clearance sale pieces priced $8 – $25.
Roberta Oaks – 75 percent off the rack, 50 percent off all other Roberta Oaks womens and 20 percent off all mens items through Saturday.
LMS Boutique – 25 percent off all SKINNY rings, Tiare Hawaii, and Donni Charms necklaces through Sunday.

Lei Chic Watch
Fire It Up
Get over your fireworks ban blues with a do-it-yourself display online, send someone a custom explosive message over the London Skyline, or take a world wide tour of New Year's eve shows through a series of webcams.

Chic Up Lines
As we count down to a new year, Racked NY takes a look back at the "most excruciating" sales lines of the year. The photos of the craziness of a Christian Louboutin sale, the launch of Versace at H&M, and last-minute fans trying to get into the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met will help keep you in a good mood next time you have to wait at the grocery store.
Details: Check out the on-the-ground stories by Racked editors here.