Weekend Picks – July 5, 2012

Lei Chic


One-Stop Pop

What: Celebrate the launch of Hawaii Fashion Incubator‘s month-long pop-up shop, featuring 16 local designers and Hifi members like 1979 swimwear, Organik apparel and Salty Girl jewelry.

When: Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. The shop will be open through August 11.

Where: Surf Line Hawaii, 411 Puuhale Rd.

Details: To RSVP for the launch party, email SummerH@JamsWorld.com or call (808) 847-5985.


It’s a Toss-Up

What: Forget Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and pull up a bar stool for J.J. Dolan’s 4th Annual Pizza Eating Contest, where you’ll find out how many slices of pizza Honolulu’s hungriest men (and possibly women) can eat in 10 minutes. Joey Chestnut, shut your pie hole.

When: Tomorrow, 5:15 p.m.

Where: J.J. Dolan’s, 1147 Bethel St.

Details: To sign up for the contest, stop by J.J. Dolan’s or call (808) 537-4992.

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Frock the Runway

What: Check out House of Aria’s latest summer styles in a fun summer fashion show, while enjoying appetizers from Rakuen Lounge and giveaways from Yashi, Natto Lee Jewelry and more. Swag bags will be given to the first 25 shoppers.

When: Saturday, 6-9 p.m.

Where: House of Aria, 1140 Bethel St.

Details: Admission is free, but you must RSVP by emailing shop@houseofariaboutique.com.


Merry Men

What: You know all about Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but what about Da Six Menehune? Meet them and other local-style fairy tale characters when “Happily Eva After,” the third installment of Lisa Matsumoto’s humorous “Once Upon One Time” trilogy, opens at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. Performances run through July 22.

Where: Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Details: $27 adult, $22 discount, $13 ages 17 and under. Click here to buy tickets.

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Roam on the Range

What: Shop fresh, local produce, meet Hawaii’s up-and-coming farmers and sample locally-made products at the 50th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair. Also worth a drive up the Windward coast – yummy food truck grinds at Eat the Street’s Farm Fair edition and 50 percent off Kualoa Ranch’s experience tours (like its famous movie sites).

When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaaawa.

Details: $5 adults, free for children and students with valid ID.


Shopping Block

What: Enjoy delicious street food, taiko drum performances, bon dance and shopping at Moiliili Summer Festival. Look for LMS Boutique‘s booth, where you can score great deals on summer outfits by Dear Creatures, Lush, Mai Tai and more.

When: Saturday, 3:30-10:30 p.m.

Where: Varsity Building parking lot, 1110 University Ave.

Details: Free parking available at select lots in University of Hawaii at Manoa. Click here for details.

Night on the Town

Lei Chic’s Guide to First Friday

Lei ChicWho: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.

What: Take a whopping 85 percent off past seasons and samples, 50 percent off select jewelry, paw through $10 bins, and buy one regular-priced item and get one sale item free.

When: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Who: Fashionista’s Market, 1185 Bethel St.

What: Shop Lynn Jean Designs’ new summer jewelry collection then indulge in a pop-up bake shop by Dani Chu, featuring $5 white chocolate dipped tarts, red velvet whoopies, cheesecake brownies and more.

When: 5-9 p.m.

Who: Mojo Barbershop, 1157 Bethel St.

What: Browse limited clothing, accessories and special collaborations from Maiden Hell, Hrd Lck, and Oni Motorworks, plus beer and cigar specials.

When: 7-10 p.m.

Who: Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi St.

What: Shop Be Bliss’ jewelry trunk show at 20 percent off.

When: 5-10 p.m.

Who: Fighting Eel Downtown, 1133 Bethel St.

What: Pearl.Love and Jana Lam trunk shows.

When: 4-9:30 p.m.

Also: Buy anything from the trunk shows and get 10 percent off your entire purchase.

Who: Barrio Vintage, 1160 Nuuanu Ave.

What: Brand “new” vintage apparel, shoes and accessories throughout the entire store.

Who: Art Treasures Gallery, 1136 Nuuanu Ave.

What: Dax & Zan Jewelry trunk show.

Who: MiSh MaSh, 1164 Smith St.

What: 25 percent off anything over $20 when you mention First Friday Sale and $20 fill-a-bag from the treasure boxes.

Also: Live music by Rain Tears and Travel Kyoto.