Weekend Picks – July 2, 2009


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

Otto Focus
What: Rock musician and single-name cheesecake baker Otto opens his own dessert shop this weekend in Chinatown. His Otto Cakes, which are served in coffee shops and cafes around town, have earned him a sort of cult following. The cake comes in 86 flavors (Otto is the bassist for band The 86 List) including Key Lime, Neapolitan, Chocolate Chocolate Chip and the original, plain New York cheesecake.
When: Grand opening party Friday, 5 p.m.
Where: 1160 Smith St. (between Beretania and Pauahi Streets), Chinatown.
Details: Free entry. Cheesecake is $5 per slice or $30 for a whole 10-inch cheesecake.

Movie By Moonlight
What: Watch the classic 80s flick "Top Gun" poolside on the Grand Lanai at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk. Sip cocktails and enjoy pupus from the Pakini Bar during the show, the first in a series of free summer movies to be shown on the 10-foot by 14-foot screen on the hotel's pool deck.
Friday, 8 p.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel, 201 Beachwalk St., Waikiki.
Free. Limited space available, so be there early. For more info call 808.921.2345 or click here.

Race for Life
What: Go for a spin during the indoor cycling fundraiser Anne Keating Cycle 4 Life, which raises money and awareness for the National Bone Marrow Registry. Join an endurance spinning class for one, two, three or four hours, then enjoy a German beer tasting from The Wine Stop, pupus from Pasta Basta, a silent auction and giveaways.
When: Saturday, cycle class 7 to 11 a.m.; after-party 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Honolulu Club, 932 Ward Avenue
Details: Free. To reserve your bike or for more info call 808.543.3970.

Manga Cum Laude
What: Head to Fishcake furniture store for “Kawaii-Kowai,” a showcase of five local artists’ work inspired by the Japanese comic book artform known as manga. Light pupus and refreshments will be served.
When: Tonight, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Fishcake, 307-C Kamani St., Honolulu
Details: Free. Call the store for more info, 808. 593.1231.

Wolf's In Cheap Clothing
What: It might be the priciest resto in Waikiki for dinner, but the happy hour prices at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse are some of the lowest. Sip on beers for $4, house wines for $6, and martinis for $7. Hungry? Pupus (like the sirloin mini-burgers) are just $5 to $7.
When: Daily, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Royal Hawaiian Center, Level 3 (above The Cheesecake Factory).
Details: Call 808.922.3600 for more info.