Weekend Picks – January 8, 2009


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

The King of All Meals
What: A menu of Elvis’s favorite foods, accompanied by Elvis tunes and movies, all in honor of what would have been the King’s 74th birthday. Chow down on a fried banana, bacon and peanut butter sandwich, meatloaf and grits, and sweet potato pie.
When: Today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: MAC 24-7 at the Hilton Waikiki/Prince Kuhio, 2500 Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki
Details: Call 808.922.0811 for more info.

Pick A Card
What: Don’t leave all your Christmas gift cards tucked away until they expire. Trade your cards for ones from your favorite stores, buy gift cards at a discount or sell your cards for cash.
When: Anytime
Where: Online at www.giftcardrescue.com

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When Cool Was King
What: Glam it up at the Honolulu Academy of Art’s annual Starlight Ball charity gala to raise funds for the academy’s Art to Go outreach program. Sponsored by PRADA, the ball is a step back to the days of Rat Pack-era Las Vegas when Frank, Dean, Sammy and the boys ruled the Strip.
When: Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Academy of Art
Details: Tickets $85, more info and online ordering here. Or call 808.532.6099.

Go With The Flow
What: Weekly classes on the art of feng shui with author and expert Clear Englebert. Learn about chi energy, empowered positions, and applying the concepts to both the interior and exterior of your home. Read Lei Chic’s story on Englebert’s book here.
When: Classes start tomorrow, January 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 and run through February 13.
Where: Kapi‘olani Community College, Manono Building, Room 104.
Details: $15 per session, registration is required. Call 808.732.9211 or visit www.fungshway.com

Birthday Bonus
What: The Kahala Resort turns 45 and offers $45 champagne dinner menus at Hoku’s and Plumeria Café. In the spa, book a 90-minute treatment and choose any of the 30-minute treatment enhancements for just 45 cents.
When: Through January
Where: The Kahala Resort
Details: Call 808.739.8888 or visit www.kahalaresort.com