Weekend Picks – July 16, 2009

www.leichic.comLei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Now Boarding
What: Bid on rare and collectible vintage surfboards, plus surf art, Hawaiiana, and other surf memorabilia at the once-every-other-year Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction.
When: Friday, viewing from noon to 6, with "Antiques Roadshow" type appraisals. Saturday, viewing 10 to 4, silent auction noon to 4, main live auction begins at 5.
Where: Blaisdell Center
Details: Free viewing, but bidders must purchase a bidding number. Check out the full catalog, bid online and get more info at www.hawaiiansurfauction.com

Split in Two
What: Split Obsession, theHawai'i Kai urban-chic fashion and hip toy emporium opens a second location at Ala Moana Center.
Where: Ala Moana Center, street level (between Pipe Dreams and Trade Secrets).
Details: More info at www.splitobsession.com

State of the Art
Be inspired by more than 200 life-sized charcoal drawings on cotton rag paper by Belgian artist Rinus Van de Velde in his first solo exhibition outside of Europe. Titled RVDV: HI, the show is presented by Interisland Terminal, a new non-profit that aims to bring exhibits to Hawai'i year-round.
When: Today through July 26. Tues. to Sat., noon to 7 p.m., Sun., noon to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 3583 Waialae Avenue (between 11th and 12th avenues), Kaimuki.
Details: Free. For more info visit www.interislandterminal.org

Good, Clean Fun
What: Learn about clean energy and companies in Hawai'i (including food vendors!) that are doing business in eco-friendly and sustainable ways at the Blue Planet Foundation's Hawai'i Powered fest. Bring two incandescent lighbulbs and trade them in for two CFLs.
When: Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront at Aloha Tower.
Details: Free entry. Visit www.hawaiipowered.org for more info.

It's Raining Men

What: Place a bid to win a date with one of 20 hot firefighters or lifeguards at the 7th Annual Burning Down the House auction. A portion of the proceeds go to fight breast cancer. Drink specials all night. Limited space, so get there early.
When: Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Where: Oceans 808, Restaurant Row.
Details: Entry, $10 donation at door. For more info call 808.275.1041 or click here.