Weekend Picks – July 26, 2012

Lei Chic


Let the Games Begin

What: The 2012 London Olympic Games officially kicks off tomorrow, but soccer (a.k.a. football) is already underway. Can’t wait for NBC’s tape-delayed primetime coverage? Hop online and track updates via Twitter or watch live video streams of all 302 events in 32 sports, not including the opening and closing ceremonies.

Also: Click through galleries of Olympic-inspired fashion and beauty products. Our pick: Butter London’s Heavy Medal collection of gold, silver and bronze polishes.




What: Attention all brides-to-be! The Wedding Cafe’s Wednesday Night Workshops are back. With 12 different workshops focusing on topics like venues, photography, invitations & favors, bridal trends and music & entertainment, planning the perfect wedding has never been more, well, perfect!

When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., August 1-October 10.

Where: Ward Conference Rooms (upstairs from The Wedding Cafe), Ward Warehouse.

Details: $10 for Cake & Catering Trends, all other workshops are free. Click here to view the full schedule and RSVP online or call (808) 591-1005 for more information. Spaces fill up fast, so sign up now!



What: Lei Chic is now on Instagram! Follow our shopping adventures at “leichichawaii.” Our first photo: scouring $30 bins at Fighting Eel’s sample sale. There are still plenty of sizes and styles left, but you’ll have to go now. The sale ends today at 3 p.m.

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Flea the Scene

What: Art & Flea is setting up a big top to celebrate its second anniversary. Enjoy an Otto Cake eating contest, carnival games, fortune tellers and acrobats as you shop the latest handmade and vintage finds from more than 60 local vendors.

When: Tonight, 5-10 p.m.

Where: Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St.

Details: $3 entry fee, $2 if you come dressed like a clown. Goodwill Industries of Hawaii will also be collecting new or gently used items for next month’s Goodwill Goes GLAM event.

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Taste Tests

What: Sample the delicious results of Madre Chocolate’s latest flavor experiments during a free pau hana event. Plus, bring in your favorite drink or cheese and experts will help you find the perfect chocolate pairing.

When: Tomorrow, 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: Madre Chocolate Shop, 20A Kainehe St.

Details: Free and open to the public. For more information, click here or call (808) 377-6440.


Feast for the Eyes

What: Take in a buffet of food-related films this weekend. Slow Food Oahu is screening two films about food sustainability, The Shrimp and Eating Alaska, followed by a Q&A with Eating Alaska producer and local resident Shirley Thompson. Then, if you missed Jiro Dreams of Sushi during its Kahala run or want to see its mouth-watering delights one more time, head to Movie Museum for a Saturday showing.

When, Where, Details: The Shrimp and Eating Alaska, tonight, 6:30-9 p.m. R&D, 691 Auahi St. Free admission with RSVP to slowfoodoahu@yahoo.com. Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Saturday, Noon-9 p.m. various showings. Movie Museum, 3566 Harding Ave., Suite 4. General admission $5, reservations recommended at (808) 735-8771.