Weekend Picks – June 12, 2008

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

www.leichic.comFather Time
You need a gift for Dad, stat – and one that’s better than another aloha shirt or grill tools set. A couple great ideas… 

1.  Take him to Gourmet Cooking Hawaii’s Father’s Day Culinary Party with Chef Elmer Guzman, tonight from 6-8. He’ll cook a three-course meal side-by-side with Chef Elmer – the menu includes steamed clams, prime rib and bread pudding for dessert. Call 808.735.7788 for more info or to book a spot.

2.  A nice bottle of scotch from Wine By Numbers. Take Dad to an in-store tasting Friday from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday from 3-6 p.m. and let him sip Glenmorangie, Macallan, and others, and pick a bottle he likes to take home. Call the store for more info, 808.671.1120 or www.winebynumbers.com
When: Before Sunday.

Hot Diggity Dog
What: Free Hot Dog Day at Hot Dog on a Stick. Just show up and get one of their famous corn dogs on a stick. Limit one per person.
When: Friday, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Windward Mall, upper level, next to Fantastic Sams
Details: Call the mall office for more info, 808.235.1143

Cocoa Moco
What: The Masters of Chocolate is a one-day chocolate fantasy, with tastings from specialty chocolate makers in the morning, an afternoon children’s storytelling tea, and a grand chocolate-themed dinner (dark chocolate and sea salt crusted beef strip loin, anyone?).
When: Sunday, tastings begin at 10 a.m., tea at 3 p.m., and the dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Halekulani, Waikiki
Details: Call for more info and reservations, 808.931.5040

Rock Around the Shop
What: Major clearance sale at Rockabella boutique – only one rack is not on sale, everything else is 50 percent off or more. There’s even a whole rack of denim for $50 each (for jeans that are regularly $150-$275).
When: Today through June 24
Where: Rockabella, 510 Pi‘ikoi Street, second floor
Details: Call the store for more info, 808.597.8715 

Bag a Bargain
What: Local label Kealopiko’s summer liquidation sale. Items from the newest line, Ku 2008, will be available, plus all past lines will be sold for up to 40 percent off.
When: Saturday, 10a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: University of Hawai‘i Hawaiian Studies building, room 207, 2645 Dole Street.
Details: Email kealopiko@gmail.com for more info.

The Body is a Wonderland
What: Bodies the Exhibition opens, featuring real, whole and partial human body specimens that have been preserved and plasticized.
When: Begins Saturday
Where: Ala Moana Center, exhibit space faces Kapi‘olani, next to Nordstrom
Details: Buy tickets online and get more info at www.bodiestheexhibition.com