Weekend Picks – December 8, 2011
Santa's Cause is Coming to Town
What: If holiday shopping has cut into your beauty sleep, head to the All Decked Out event and present yourself with a mini makeover, brow waxing, or mini massage for $10 each or a full-body spray tan for $20. Donate a new, unwrapped toy and receive a free treatment with your complimetnary mimosas and pupu. Since all proceeds go to the Lokahi Project, you can indulge without feeling guilty.
When: Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Kailua Medical Arts Building, 407 Uluniu St, Suite 100
Details:All proceeds will go to the Lokahi Giving Project. For more information call 808.261.1303 or visit Fringe Salon's Facebook page.
Dark Side of the Moon
What: Wake up early (or stay up late) to catch the last lunar eclipse of the year, The moon will go red or disappear completely as it moves into the earth's shadow.
When: Early Saturday morning, the partial eclipse begins at 2:45 a.m. and will be at its peak at about 4:15 a.m.
Details: Get the lowdown on The Bishop Museum's website.
The Real Scoop
What: No more teas-ing, The Pacific Place's signature SorbeTeas and gelatos are now packed for your own freezer. Vanilla Hojicha Green Tea Gelato, Acai White Tea Sorbet, Hibiscus Orange Tisane Sorbet – 'Nuff said.
Where: Whole Foods, Kahala Mall.
Details: $6.99 a pint. Check out all the non-dairy, low-sugar sorbets and creamy gelato flavors on The Pacific Place's website. While you're at Whole Foods, for the first time you can grab fresh, local eggs and Maui-made Mauicello, a valley isle version of the classic Italian lemon liqueur for $27.99.
Nice Piece of Glass
What: Buy unique handcrafted ceramics and glass by University of Hawaii students during their two-day sale.
When: Tomorrow and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: UH Manoa's Commons Art Gallery.
Details: Prices start at four to five dollars. Go to UH Manoa Dept. of Art and Art History's website for more information.
What: Daily walks are out of the question, so build a home for the ultimate low-maintenance pet – you don't even have to feed them – at the Living Art Marine Center's first 'Opae Ula (small freshwater shrimp) workshop.
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Where: Living Art Marine Center, 3239 Ualena St.
Details: Cost starts at $35 depending on the size you choose for your shrimp habitat. To register and for more information visit Living Art Marine Center's website or call 808.841.8080.
What: If your secret shopping skills failed in the initial Missoni-induced mob at in September, prove your mission wasn't impossible by making a run at a restocking of the designer line at Target.
Details: When we checked, accessories and most small housewares were sold out. Those craving Missoni poufs are in luck – they're on clearance in store and on Target.com.
Visit to the North Shore
What: Pick up a Christmas present at Guava Shop and you'll score a raffle ticket that could win you $100 gift certificate or other treats, and that's in addition to the free wine, beer, coffee, and live music.
When: Good with purchases made through Saturday. The raffle drawing and complimentary drinks are during the Holiday Shindig Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Guava Shop, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy.
Details: Get more information on Guava's Facebook page. If you can't make it down, the shop's own line of woven-leather clutches is now for sale online.