Weekend Picks – July 7, 2011

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Wave Reviews
There is no reason to be board when you can paddle into 22 great films. The Honolulu Surf Film Festival launches tomorrow with free beer, music and the Hawaii premiere of Innersection, a series of vignettes put together by more than 13 pro surfers. Slide in Saturday afternoon for the tale of two Aussies Surfing 50 States or catch the evening showing of Leave a Message, the stories of six women surfers (four from Hawaii) who changed the face of the sport.
When: Tomorrow through July 31.
Where: Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Details: Tickets are $15 for the opening and closing screenings, $10 for all other films. Check the complete schedule and buy tickets on the Academy of Arts website.

On the Rocks n Roll
$5 cocktails always make you want to dance. No fear, tonight pau hana gets pumped up with the launch of The Cellar event featuring $5 pupu, live music, and an open floor for your happy hour feet.
When: Tonight. Happy hour at Stage is 5 – 7 p.m. The music at Cupola is 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd.
Details: Valet parking is available. The featured band for The Cellar's inaugural event is Wasabi.

City Sleekers
Miami's South Beach comes to the south shore with new boutique Collins & 8th. The doors just opened yesterday, beckoning shoppers into the ultra-modern, white-walled space stocked with Jeffrey Campbell wedges, geometric-printed Mara Hoffman dresses, floaty Joie tops, Dolce Vita and more.
When: Tues. – Sat. noon to 8:30 p.m., Sun. noon – 6 p.m.
Where: 560 Pensacola St., just past The Wedding Ring Shop.
Details: Check out Collins & 8th's lookbook on its website.

Lei Chic Test
Check Your A-Hemlines
Before you check out make sure your outfit isn't falling short with the "Am I Wearing a Dress?" flowchart. Answer probing questions (Did I dry it on high heat? Is it from Forever 21?) to ensure you're not making too much of what's actually a tunic. If you are, at least you can laugh about it.
Details: Click here to put your look to the test. If you do decide to add a bottom, you might want to check with "Am I Wearing Pants?"

Fetch a Sketch
She started with tattoos but Kandi Everett's art couldn't be contained to just needle and ink. Her new one-woman show features 165 striking sketches, each completed in three minutes or less, that capture the spirit of each of her nude models.
When: Tonight. The opening reception is 6 – 8 p.m. You can view her art through August 20.
Where: Fishcake, 307C Kamani St.
Details: Call 808.593.1231 for more information.

Lei Chic Buy
Wares in Waikiki
Aloha Aina Boutique welcomes Tiare Hawaii and Noelani Designs for the store's first trunk show. Sip champagne as you shop both full summer collections (we suggest Noelani's colorful, sleek feather earrings and Tiare's plunging-front drawstring embroidered tunics) and take 10 percent off featured pieces. Each purchase qualifies you for a free Tiare dress or Noelani earring.
When: Tomorrow, 1 – 7 p.m.
Where: Aloha Aina Boutique, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
Details: One hour of parking is free with validation.

Slam Dunk
Powerful poetry, soulful spins, and live painting are all in the mix for First Thursday's slam poetry competition. Be inspired by national champion Carlos Robson then rock the open mic for your chance at the $100 prize.
When: Tonight, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St.
Details: $3 admission before 8:30 p.m., $5 after. Get more information from Hawaii Slam's website or call 808.387.9664.