Weekend Picks – December 6, 2012

Seven reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Shop
Swim Pickings
Save big on Acacia Swimwear during a special North Shore trunk show. Along with $20 bins, the line's 2012 collection will be 60 percent off. Plus, shop Kimi & Li Bikini's $25 bins, $35 one-piece swimsuits, $30 fringe and bandeau pieces, and new jewelry by a.wattz.
When: Sunday, 12-3 p.m.
Where: 59-142 Kamehameha Hwy.
Details: Cash only. Click here for details.

Time Fries
Miso & Ale's last pop-up of the year is a homage to fast food. The menu includes fun reinterpretations, like the McShort Rib Sandwich (ribs braised in miso and ale, topped with pickles and a poached egg on a toasted bun), pork belly nuggets and French fries served with vanilla soft serve.
When: Tomorrow, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to close.
Where: TASTE, 667 Auahi St.
Details: Cash only. Dishes range from $3-$12. No reservations – first come, first served.

Pop to It
Lei Chic What:
Makkuro Makkuro's quirky pop-up shop is back with another round of unique new and second-hand finds from local designers and artisans. Reise Kochi, Aron Luangphinith, Ryan Ota and Mango Luxe's Amber Lim return, along with fresh faces Matthew Gonzales, Torie Okemura and OVERVNDER's Mitcho Valenzuela (paracord bracelets, shown right). Torie and Mitcho took part in Makkuro Makkuro's mini pop-up at Honolulu Night Market in September.
When: Tomorrow and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: ii Gallery, 687 Auahi St.
Details: More details on Facebook and Twitter.

Shop (and Eat)
Goodies to Go
Stock up on delicious, locally-crafted food products just in time for the holidays. Greater Goods is the ultimate edible gift pop-up shop featuring gourmet pickles and marmalades from GreenWheel Goods, specialty cheeses from Naked Cow Dairy, gift baskets from Hello Makana, charcuterie and pates from SALT Honolulu's Quinten Frye and Doug Kocol, kaya jam from The Pig & The Lady and more.
When: Saturday, 4-8 p.m.
Where: R&D, 691 Auahi St.

Happy Haulidays
Take a trip to the North Shore for Guava Shop's annual holiday party featuring live music, champagne cocktails and major in-store specials. As for what exactly those specials are – sorry, Santa swore us to secrecy! But we promise, shoppers will be jolly.
When: Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
Where: 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy.
Details: While you're there, pop next door to celebrate Clark Little Gallery's 2-year anniversary. That party takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with music, food, drinks, art/book/calendar signings and a benefit exhibition and auction featuring photography by Kelly Slater. Details here.

Lei Chic
Like a Good Neighbor
An alert for Maui shoppers – Wings Hawaii is celebrating the launch of ARIE Bikinis' newest collection with a special in-store event. Meet Haiku designer Ariana Hornkohl, plus score 20-50 percent off the entire store.
When: Tomorrow, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Wings Hawaii, 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, Maui.

Night on the Town
Lei Chic's Guide to First Friday

Who: The Human Imagination, 1154 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Handcrafted surfboards, art, decals and limited edition T-shirts by the Woolley Brothers on display.
When: 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

Who: La Muse, 1156 Nuuanu Ave.
What: La fete with LOLA air plants and succulents.
When: 5-8 p.m.

Who: Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
What: By Chari trunk show and champagne.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St.
What: Padma & Pickles and Tiare Hawaii trunk shows at 20 percent and 15 percent off respectively.
When: 3-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Who: Community, 22 S. Pauahi St.
What: Kai Luxe jewelry trunk show.
When: 5-9 p.m.

Who: Homecoming, 1191 Bethel St.
What: Gypsy lingerie and Vega jewelry holiday trunk show and sangria.
When: 7-10 p.m.

Who: Barrio Vintage, 1160 Nuuanu Ave.
What: The loft at 1109 Maunakea St. #208 will also be open with hundreds of discounted backstock items.
When: Starting at 5 p.m.

Who: Milk & Honey, 1128 Smith St.
What: Choose a raffle for up to 50 percent off your purchase plus complimentary wine.
When: 6-10 p.m.

Who: Let Them Eat Cupcakes, 35 S. Beretania St.
What: Egg nog, white chocolate peppermint and biscoff (a.k.a. Belgian gingerbread butter) cupcakes, $3.25 each.
When: After 12 p.m.

Who: SoHo Mixed Media Bar, 80 S. Pauahi St.
What: 4th Annual Anti Canvas presents A Showcase of Boardshort Art for Charity with proceeds to benefit Pow Wow Hawaii and Kokua Foundation of Hawaii.
When: 5-9:30 p.m.