Weekend Picks – July 8, 2010

Lei ChicLei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Get Stoked
What: Check out Doris Duke Theatre’s third annual Surf Film Festival, a collection of 10 highly-anticipated premieres, with an opening-night screening of Lost Prophets: Search for the Collective. Plus, free beer from Kona Brewing Company, free wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, music by Dr. Zaius and cuisine from Da Spot.
When: Opening night Friday at 6 p.m.; film starts at 7:30 p.m. Runs through July 31
Where: Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Details: $12 general admission; $10 Academy members. Buy a $55 festival pass for the chance to win a Wade Tokoro surfboard. Purchase tickets here. For more info, call 808.532.8700 or click here

Let's Do Lunch
The best things in life are free – especially when it’s a free lunch. And even more so when it’s a reward for shopping! This weekend only, present your Ward Centers receipts totaling $100 or more, and get a Free Lunch ReWARD – a $10 dining certificate to use at Big City Diner, Brian’s Hawaiian Kitchen, Kakaako Kitchen, Korean BBQ Express, Old Spaghetti Factory, Taco Del Mar, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, or ZPizza. Shoppers, eat your heart out.
When: Friday, July 9 through Sunday, July 11, while supplies last
Where: Ward Centers. Redemption counters at Island Slipper and Crazy Shirts
Details: For more info, call 808.591.8411 or visit www.wardcenters.com

Ladies Who Brunch
Dig in to Brasserie Du Vin's newly launched Saturday brunch menu and enjoy the French eatery's delicious take on classics like eggs Benedict and French toast.
Every Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St., Honolulu.
For more info, call 808.545.1115.

Shop ‘Til You Pop
What: Snag vintage apparel, accessories, home décor, and more at Pop Cloth – the new monthly pop-up boutique from CLOTH Hawaii. Enjoy wine specials from Amuse Wine Bar and live performances from Amber Ohai and Alex Oasay.
When: Wednesday, July 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Design Center’s Ice Bar, 1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Honolulu
Details: For more info, click here

Eat Fresh
What: Swing by Whole Foods Market where the culinary instructors from Kapi‘olani Community College will be giving cooking tips and whipping up delicious sample dishes from their new cookbook, A DASH of Aloha: Healthy Hawai‘i Cuisine and Lifestyle. Today's recipe: Asian-style lettuce wraps stuffed with fresh veggies, tofu, garlic, ginger, Boca burger meat, and waterchestnuts. Yum.
When: Starts today, 4 p.m.; continues every Thursday in July
Where: Whole Foods Market, Kahala Mall
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.738.0820.

Off The Wall
What: Support emerging local artists at the Technicolor Dreams: Visions from Vibrant Minds art show – a collection of groovy works inspired by the lyrics of the Bee Gees and life in Hawai‘i. Snag your own masterpiece in the silent auction, and enjoy raffle giveaways, pupus and drinks.
When: Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Ong King Art Center, 184 N. King St., Chinatown
Details: Free. For more info, click here