Weekend Picks – January 7, 2010

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

Whip It
What: Watch as the Pacific Roller Derby Girls battle it out on the track against roller girls from across the globe at Hawai‘i Pacific Roller Derby's 2nd annual SK808 Tournament.
When: Saturday, 12 p.m. to sunset
Where: Windward Mall, upper parking deck
Details: $7 pre-sale tickets available here; $10 at the door, $7 with student ID. Free for children under 12 years old. For more info, call 808.235.1143 or click here.

Look Who’s Talking
What: Hawai‘i Slam’s First Thursdays poetry slam moves to a new location this month. Come check out an eventful night of spoken word, live painting, music and more.
When: Tonight. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Fresh Café, 831 Queen St., Honolulu
Details: All ages. $3 before 8:30 p.m., and $5 after. For more info, call 808.688.8055, or click here.

That’s Amore!
What: Preview Le Conseguenze Dell’ Amore, the first film of the Cinematogra’fia series featuring Italian arthouse films. Enjoy Italian appetizers and wine tastings, as well as original artwork by John Brewer.
When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave.
Details: $12. To RSVP, email alfonsos001@hawaii.rr.com. For more info, call 808.224.2642

Moon Over My Grammy
What: Grab your comfiest blankets and hit up the Live From the Lawn Grammy Concert at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. Performers include 2010 Best Hawaiian Music Grammy Award nominees Amy Hanaiali'i, Ho'okena, John Cruz, Dennis Kamakahi, Tia Carrere, and more. Beach mats will be provided and you can purchase food and drinks from Downtown at HiSAM, Land of Organica, India Cafe, and Le Crepe Cafe.
When: Tomorrow, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: 250 S. Hotel Street, Chinatown
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.586.0300.

What’s Cooking
What: Detox all those holiday meals with the “Ready, Set, Renew” cooking class by macrobiotic chef Leslie Ashburn. In the interactive session, you’ll learn about the best foods for digestion and natural immunity. The cooking demo will include Tempeh collard wraps, tahini sauce, vegetarian pho, and pears with blueberry sauce, which you get to sample and bring home the recipes.
When: Sunday, 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Baby Awearness, Manoa Marketplace second floor
Details: $38 per person. For more info and to register, click here.

Hang in There
What: Ditch your boring aerobic classes! Instead, drop into a free Samadhi Hawai‘i aerial class. You’ll build serious core strength as you swing and spin in the air from silk ropes and trapezes.
When: Sunday, 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Where: Boca Hawai‘i, 330 Cooke Street, Honolulu
Details: Free. Walk-ins welcome. For more info, click here.