Weekend Picks – February 9, 2012

Lei Chic Taste
Healthy Sweeting
Treat yourself without desserting your vow to eat better with samples of low-fat, sugar-free, and gluten-free baked goods from local cookbook A Sweet Dash of Aloha. You'll try chocolate-beet cake, gluten-free banana and mango breads, cookies or tasty fruit bars. Then when your mouth isn't full, ask three of the chefs behind the recipes your questions about healthy baking.
When: Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Whole Foods, Kahala Mall near the entrance.
Details: A Sweet Dash of Aloha is $15.95. Purchase five locally-grown fruits and vegetables along with the book during the book signing and you'll take home a free shopping bag.

Under the Silvery Croon
Go Ga Ga and feel like a lady at the Legends in Concert Waikiki’s special Valentine’s Day performance. Swoon to your favorite love ballads by Elton John, Elvis, and other star tribute entertainers over a lobster salad, beef tenderloin and a special bonus – a red rose for every woman in the audience. Then for a sweet finish, melt for Honolulu Cookie Company’s delectable shortbread cookies dressed up in heart shapes for the romantic holiday.
When: Legends in Concert Waikiki is nightly except for Mondays. Dinner is 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 8:15 p.m.Honolulu Cookie Company’s heart-shaped cookies are available through February 14.
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: $140 for the dinner, cocktail and show. $5.95 – $39.95 for Honolulu Cookie Company treats. The first hour of parking is free with validation. Visit www.RoyalHawaiianCenter.com for more information.


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Walk the Catwalk
Fashion Week is here! Fashion Week is here! It kicked off at 4 a.m. Hawaii time with Nicholas K. But most of the heavyweights such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Derek Lam, J. Mendel, MIchael Kors, Tory Burch, Anna Sui and more strut their stuff starting Sunday.
Details: Get a preview of the designer looks in Stylelist's sketch book check the schedule for your favorites, then sit back and watch the fall looks live.

Express Male
A message for Valentine's Day procrastinators: bling it on at Bead It's last-minute gift workshop. All three locations will help guys make handmade necklaces, bracelets, or earrings from the stores' Swarovski crystals and other beads for their loved one. Don't worry, experts will keep an eye on them.
When: Monday, arrive between 5-6:30 p.m. Work takes about 30-40 minutes.
Where: Bead It!'s locations in Kaimuki at 1152 Koko Head Ave., 600 Kailua Rd., and 590 Farrington Hwy. in Kapolei.
Details: Pick up one of Bead It's postcards (with subtle hint phrases such as "Babe, don't forget the Bead It workshop") and he'll receive 15 percent off his creation through Sunday.

Gift Wrappings
Call it style with a fringe benefit. Pick up a scarf at Eden in Love and one will be donated to a teenager battling cancer at Kapiolani Medical Center.
When: Through today, the store closes at 9 p.m.
Where: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse.
Details: Scarves are priced $18 to $24.

Rome if You Want to
Romancing the stone takes on a new meaning when timeless love story Roman Holiday is projected on to the stone walls of The Grand Café’s courtyard. To go with the classic style of Audrey Hepburn, classic dishes such as …
When: Tomorrow, dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the free film beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Grand Café courtyard, 31 N. Pauahi St.
Details: Call 808.531.0001 or go online for reservations.

Just Fur You
Find love on four legs at two special Hawaiian Humane Society adoption events. Saturday the special “speed dating” event ends with professional photos of all who fall in puppy love plus a few special coupons. Sunday, the canine and kitten crew take a tour of the Windward side.
When and Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., The Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mike McKenna’s Windward Ford, 725 Kailua Rd.
Details: All adopted animals will be microchipped, spayed, and vaccinated. You can also get your pet microchipped for $15. Call 808.946.2187 for more information.