Weekend Picks – July 10, 2008


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

Follow the Waves

What: Tonight and tomorrow are the last nights to see “Surfwise,” the documentary film that follows the life of the surfing Paskowitz family. Stanford-educated Doc Paskowitz, his wife and nine children were known in the 60s and 70s for the camper they lived in and the surf schools they ran on California beaches, but the film reveals that their seemingly simple life was rife with complications.

When: Today and Friday, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where: Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Academy of Arts

Details: Tickets are $7, or $5 for museum members. Get more info on the film at www.surfwisefilm.com.

Spree Bargain
What: A full day of free music and dance performances plus hands-on art activities at The Contemporary Museum’s ArtSpree. Check out synchronized swimming by Mermaids Hawai‘i, acrobatic demonstrations by Samadhi, and listen to live music in the galleries.
When: Saturday, 10 to 4
Where: The Contemporary Museum, Makiki Heights. Park at Punahou School and ride the free shuttle to the museum.
Details:Visit www.tcmhi.org or call 808.521.1322

Up The Tempo
What: Listen to local band Tempo Valley's vibey, plush jazz sound.
When: 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Jazz Minds Cafe, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd.
Details: Listen to songs here. Call Jazz Minds Cafe for info on their show, 808.945.0800.

Escape to Lana‘i
What: Lanai vacations are going cheap this summer. Both Four Seasons resorts on the island just launched a kama‘aina special – $229 a night for The Lodge at Koele, and $269 a night for Manele Bay ( regular prices are around $450 a night). The special includes a dining credit of $50 per day per room.
When: Now through September 30.
Details: Visit www.fourseasons.com/lanai for more info.

Prepare to Rock
What: Chris Rock performs his “No Apologies” stand-up show in Honolulu.
When: Saturday July 26; tickets go on sale this Saturday at 9 a.m.
Where: Blaisdell Auditorium
Details: Seats are $35 – $65, through Ticketmaster.

Photo Opportunity
What: Ala Moana Center’s new Club Monaco store (which opens tomorrow) throws a public party to unveil “See the World in Black and White,” their in-store exhibit of iconic Hawai‘i images from local photographers. Browse the photos while you shop for clothes and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
When: Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. The photo exhibit will be displayed through July.
Where: Club Monaco, Third level, Nordstrom Wing, Ala Moana Center
Details: Call Ala Moana Center for more info, 808.955.9517.