Weekend Picks – December 29, 2011
West Side Glory
What: 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
What: 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
What: 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.
Join the Club
What: 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
What: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.
Fire It Up
What: 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
What: 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.