Weekend Picks – February 26, 2009


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

Bellini of the Ball
Free bellini cocktails, special discounts on jewelry from the 1940s and 50s and other vintage finds at the new Cloth Vintage shop's Friday Finale event called Baubles, Brooches and Bellinis.
When: Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Cloth Vintage Boutique, 909 Kapi‘olani Blvd. (at Ward Avenue).
Details: For more info, call 808.597.9006 

Passage to India
What: The first Art After Dark of 2009 celebrates Taj Mahal-era India and the current exhibit of miniature paintings and other works of art created for the emperors of India during that time. Plus, check out the Wikipedia Loves Art museum scavenger hunt and photography contest that could land one of your photos on Wikipedia as an article illustration.

When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Honolulu Academy of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street
Details: Free for members, $10 for non-members. Call 808.532.6099 for more info or click here for more info.

That's How You Roll
What: Eat up with Emperor rolls − tuna, salmon, crab, shrimp, scallop and avocado with a panko crust −for $6 (normally $13.75) and mojitos for $5.
When: Tonight, 9 p.m. to midnight
Where: Doraku Sushi, Royal Hawaiian Center, 3rd floor
Details: Free validated parking. Call 808.922.3323 for more info.

Weekend Sale-ing
Bag a bargain at these big sales.

What: The launch of local jewelry line Kiele at Alliway's Gotta Have It Thursday sale, shop with 25 percent off the entire store, and sign up for Alliway's new loyalty card for free items and discounts.
When: Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Alliway, Ward Warehouse
Details: Call 808.637.8401 for more info.

What: The latest location for the Fashionista's Market, with up to 80 percent off retail prices for dresses, tops and designer denim.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m to 2 p.m.
Where: Japanese Cultural Center, 5th floor, 2454 S. Beretania Street
Details: Check www.fashionistasmarket.com for more info.

What: Guava martinis and 25 percent off everything in the store, including bikinis, dresses, and beauty and skin care products.
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Guava Shop, Hale‘iwa Town Center (across from Kua ‘Aina burgers), Hale‘iwa
Details: Call 808.637.9670 for more info.

Seen on the Scene
What: Celebrate six years of photoblogging the after-dark scene with Honolulu Nightlife Diaries author Christa Wittmier (aka Super CW). Pick up a limited-edition Photoface T-shirt from The Organik that commemorates the occasion.
When: Friday, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Where: Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana Center
Details: Click here for more info.

Prom Queens
What: Annual sale of gently used prom dresses, jewelry and accessories to benefit the Domestic Violence Action Center.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Mililani Shopping Center, 95-390 Kuahelani Avenue
Details: Call 808.447.3534 for more info or to donate.

Salad Days
What: Bored with mixed greens and vinaigrette for lunch every day? Check out new ways to make salads and dressings more flavorful and interesting at a one-time class at Kapi‘olani Community College.
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Kapi‘olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road
Details: $65 enrollment fee. Call 808.734.9211 to register.

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Girls Night Out

What: Celebrate Girls Day at Pearl Ultralounge's All Dolled Up event with a mini-treatments and product samples at the beauty bar, a Marciano fashion show and gift bags and giveaways all night.
When: Tuesday, March 3, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana Center

Details: Call 808.944.8000 for more info.


Dine for a Cause
What: Go out to eat on Wednesday night at an O‘ahu Dines restaurant and a portion of your check is donated to Life Foundation, to help fight HIV and AIDS in Hawai‘i.
When: Wednesday, March 4
Where: Restaurants all over O‘ahu
Details: Check www.oahudines.org for a full list of restaurants and more info.