Weekend Picks – January 26, 2012

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Shin the Know
You've already circled March for the release of their new album, now you can hear the latest hits live at The Shins first concerts in Hawaii. Play dates are April 17 on Oahu and April 18 on Maui. Ticket sell-out dates will be much, much earlier.
When: Tickets are on sale now online, the Blaisdell Box Office, Walmart, and Sports Gear in Windward Mall.
Where: Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Details: Prices range from $35 for the back seats to $45.

Good Bean Fun
Sample the best of locally-grown and locally-made chocolate and visit a cacao farm to check out the root of the whole business at the 3rd Annual Cacao Festival in Haleiwa.
When: Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Haleiwa Farmers’ Market, Kamehameha Highway and JP Leong Bypass.
Details: The festival is free. Tours of the farm are $5 and start at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m.. Call 808.388.9696 for more information.

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South for the Winter
Only one thing could be better than local designer Andy South’s chic slouchy knits and chain-detailed separates – the entire fall line at 25 percent off. Pick up favorites like this cool and comfy pleated knit jacket marked down to $243.75 (originally $325).
Details: Prices are as marked on South’s web store. Watch for his spring collection (we're loving the surprising pops of color we've already seen) coming soon.

On Their Tale
Sure they spout off constantly, but count on the humpback whales to thrill you while you record their behaviors, activity, and all the action to help experts keep track of the endangered species.
When: Saturday, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Various locations on Oahu, Big Island, and Kauai.
Details: Register online now or call 808.397.2651.

The Oscar Goes To..
Use your infallible taste in films to score a free fine dining experience. Pick the Academy Award winners in 24 categories for a chance at a $200 gift certificate to Orchids at the Halekulani.
Details: Fill out your entry form on the Hawaii International Film Festival's website. The Oscars are Sunday, February 26.

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Dream Seams
One-sleeve silk dresses, dramatic asymmetrical caftans, fringed pants, and a bright velvet bikini round out your wish list from Indah’s brand new Dream collection.
Details: The spring line is rolling into stores now. Or go online to see all the looks and don’t miss the chance to scoop up past season designs (including an adorable colorblocked silk sundress) for as low as $30.

When the Sundance Goes Down
Our vote for "fan favorite" at the current indie Sundance Film Festival is the Huffington Post's photo gallery of fashions that should be confined to dark movie theaters.
Details: Don't miss the bear fur hat complete with attached pockets – look number 10 on Stylelist.