Weekend Picks – June 16, 2011

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Tasty Licks
Feast on pipikaula and poke by Yama's Fish Market in front of the flying fingers of ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro. Tonight's the first of five summer concerts at the Waikiki Aquarium. Next up on the outdoor stage are Olomana, Amy Hanaialii, Na Palapalai with Mailani, and the Brothers Cazimero.
When: Tonight and every other Thursday through August 11. Doors open at 5 p.m., the concert begins at 7 p.m.
Where: Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Bring your own chairs or blankets. Outside food is not allowed. Tickets are $45 or $185 for all five concerts. Call 808.550.TIKS to purchase or click here for the full concert schedule. 

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Out of the Box
You usually just wrestle it into your trash can. But several dozen local artists have turned pizza boxes into slice of life creations. Catch the big reveal complete with snacks by J.J. Dolan's, prizes, and live music.
When: Tomorrow, 7 p.m.
Where: Mercury Bar, 1154 Ft. Street Mall
Details: If you're hungry for more, stop by J.J. Dolan's and reserve your spot in next Friday's pizza eating contest, June 24 at 5:15 p.m.

Message on a Bottle
So our ten dad's day gifts didn't quite float your boat. If you're still fishing for ideas, pick up a bottle of Gentleman Jack whiskey and engrave it with a special message for free. Just try not to get wrecked on complimentary samples of Jack Daniel's new honey whiskey and single barrel bottles.
When & Where: Fujioka's in Mililani, tomorrow, 5 – 8 p.m. Fujioka's in Market City, Saturday, 3 – 6 p.m.
Details: Fujioka's is also offering Crown Royal tastings and sale prices tomorrow in Market City, 4 – 7 p.m. and Saturday in Mililani, 3 – 5 p.m.

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Summer Cool
Florencia Arias released her new summer collection and along with her sexy body-skimming styles, you'll now find flirty shorts in playful prints and new uber-flattering tunics in beachy orange and eye-popping purple.
Details: Click here to start shopping on Arias' website.

How To Tofu
Trim the fat from your favorite dishes at Down to Earth's free vegetarian cooking classes. Tofu katsu, vegetarian loco moco, and vegan mac salad are on the menu in the Pearlridge location. Kailua cooks will sample a meatless meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, and summer veggies.
When & Where: Pearlridge – Monday, 5:30 p.m. at 98-131 Kaonohi St. Kailua – Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. at 201 Hamakua Dr.
Details: Click here for a full schedule of free classes at all locations.

Art of the Family 
Sunday is family day (i.e. free admission) at Honolulu Academy of Arts. In addition to the works usually on display, you can view vintage surf memorabilia, meet surf legend Randy Rarick, and go fish for a chance to win a free koi.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St.
Details: Click here for more information on the Academy of Arts website.

Twisted Sisters
Sometimes you love them, other times you want to kill them. Two new novels cover both ends of the sister spectrum. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan sinks you into the emotionally explosive gathering of three generations of women at their annual beach retreat. Sister, Rosamund Lupton's debut that's already a best-seller in England, puts you on the trail with a woman investigating her sister's so-called suicide. Every review promises a thrilling and unexpected ending.
Details: Get more from the New York Times reviews of Maine and Sister.

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Hot Shops
Those summer trades didn't refresh your wardrobe, so draw inspiration from Style.com's compilation of 11 designers', stylists', and models' "must-haves" for the summer.
Details: Click here and don't stop until you've seen Glorinha Paranagua's clean bamboo clutch, Delfina's striking shoulder dusters, and Vitra's playful owl clock.