Weekend Picks – December 3, 2009

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

Shore Things
What: Hit up the Billabong fashion show for sneak peek at the surf brand’s newest Runway by Billabong and Designer’s Closet collections. Pre-order pieces from the lines, enjoy live music courtesy of team rider DJ Keala Kennelly, get your photo taken with model and team rider Alana Brennan, and snap up free giveaways with every Billabong purchase.
When: Tonight, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: T&C Surf, Ala Moana Center, Level 3, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: For more info, call 808.973.5199 or click here.

Girls' Night Out: All Dolled Up

What: Grab the girls and head to Pearl Ultralounge for Girls' Night Out: All Dolled Up. Enjoy happy hour appetizer and drink specials and free beauty bar treatments from Heaven on Earth Salon and Day Spa, including manicures, massages, brow waxing, mini-makeovers and hair styling. Plus, e
nter to win one of five Lei Chic beauty gift bags, packed with cosmetics and fragrances from M.A.C., Estee Lauder, Marc Jacobs, Essie and more.
When: Tonight! Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Happy hour from 4:30 to 8 p.m., beauty bar from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Ala Moana Center, Ho'
okipa Terrace, Level 3
Details: 21+, free cover all night. For more info, call 808.944.8000 or click here.

Eddie Would Go
What: Hit up the opening ceremony of the 2009 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surf contest. This year, 28 professional surfer invitees will compete for a $98,000 cash grand prize in waves over 20 feet high.
When: Today, at 2 p.m.
Where: Waimea Bay, North Shore
Details: For more information, click here.

Pretty Please
At the Red Carpet Beauty Soiree at Maleana Cosmetics, score a free makeover and discounts on beauty goodies, plus complimentary bubbly and pupu from Wild Tree Catering. Shop the clothing, shoes, accessories, and beauty services from Jessica’s Traveling Boutique, My Deuces, Beautigoddess, and Design 88 Jewelry.
When: Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Maleana Cosmetics, 3705 Waialae Ave., Honolulu
Details: For more info, call 808.737.3663 or click here.

Swap ‘Til You Drop
What: Trade in the duds that you’re over, and pick up some "like new" ones at Guava Shop’s Clothing Swap. Added bonus: a portion of the proceeds benefits the Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Guava Shop, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy., Unit 4-4C, Hale‘iwa Town Center
Details: Bring in your gently used items to Guava Shop, and you’ll get tickets to use on the day of the swap. Or, you can purchase $5 tickets at the door. For more info, call 808.637.9670 or email info@guavahawaii.com.

The Light Stuff
What: Swing by the Honolulu City Light's 25th annual opening night celebration which kicks off the month-long Corridor of Christmas Lights display with an Electric Light Parade, a live performance by Amy Hanaiali'i, festive
holiday wreath and outdoor decoration exhibits, and the traditional lighting of the city's 50-foot tall Christmas tree.
When: Saturday, 4 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Downtown
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.523.4674 or click here.

Get Housed
What: Let your creative and competitive juices loose at Gingerbranifest, Manifest Hawaii's gingerbread house making competition. The winning home will be donated to a local non-profit organization.
When: Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.
Where: Manifest Hawaii, 32 N. Hotel Street
Details: $20 gets you a kit, which includes the basic house, icing, and tools. Each kit is good for a team of 4 people. Bring your own gum drops and creative decorations. For more information click here.