Weekend Picks – June 10, 2010

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

Drink It All In
At Cocktails & Couture, sift through the summer sale rack at Jessica’s Traveling Boutique, imbibe complimentary drinks designed by mixologist Joey Gottesman at the Fresh Bar and sample a new cupcake line by Shimmer & Lace.
When: Tonight, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Fresh Café, 831 Queen St., Kaka‘ako
Details: For more info, call 808.688.8055 or visit www.freshcafehi.com

What: Check out “While You Were Sleeping (the city was awake)” – the new exhibit of nightlife photography and video by blogger and columnist Christa “Super CW” Wittmier, thirtyninehotel’s Grady Gillian, The Drop Shadows’ Joseph Pa‘ahana, Honozooloo’s Aaron Yoshino and musician Alex Delapena. Curated by museum employee, arts promoter and Black Square frontman Joshua “Josh86” Hancock.
When: Exhibit runs through Wednesday, June 30. Café open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday 12 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Contemporary Museum Café, 2411 Makiki Heights Dr.
Details: For more info, call 808.526.1322 or visit www.tcmhi.org

Hip-Hop To It
What: Hit up APEX 2010, a hip-hop showcase that includes B-boy, MC and blackbook battles, live art, musical performances, a silent auction and free makeovers. Auction proceeds benefit the Mighty4 Arts Foundation Hawaii.
When: Saturday, 4:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Fresh Café, 831 Queen St., Kaka‘ako
Details: $10 presale, $12 at the door. For more info, call 808.688.8055 or click here

Get Up, Stand Up
What: Join stand-up paddling water warriors at Battle of the Paddle Hawai‘i, a weekend-long festival celebrating the sport. The activities will include races, demos, a poolside screening of Blue Crush and an autograph session with surf icon Gerry Lopez and Roxy team riders.
When: Festival, Saturday and Sunday. Autograph session, 6:30 p.m. and movie, 8 pm, Saturday
Where: Festival, Duke Kahanamoku Beach at Fort DeRussy Beach Park. Autograph session and movie, Outrigger Reef on the Beach
Details: For more info, click here. For special hotel room rates, click here

What: Get a little history and a high dose of drama with the theatrical version of The Hilo Massacre. Based on the violent reaction to labor union workers’ peaceful demonstration on Big Island in 1938, this theatrical debut fuses historical events with stories from the workers, police and politicians of the time.
When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Sunday June 20.
Where: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 42 Merchant St., Honolulu
Details: $13 general admission, $5 students. For more info, call 808.536.4441 or visit www.kumukahua.org

Not-So-Lazy Sunday
What: Relax, rejuvenate and do a little good at Yoga Sangha Sunday with Lululemon Athletica. The proceeds from this beachside all-levels yoga class benefit a different local charity each month.
When: Sunday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Waikiki Beach, between Walls and Queens, across from Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand
Details: Donations gratefully accepted. For more info, call 808.946.7220 or click here