Weekend Picks – June 17, 2010

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

Sale Into Summer
What: Get ready for some serious shopping! Fashionista’s Market presents Summer Shop, where they’ll bring out racks filled with fabulous finds in clothing and accessories, plus sale items and merchandise previews. Stick around for cocktails and dancing. The first 15 ladies to spend $100 or more will receive two free tickets to The Ultimate Girls Night Out, where they’ll be treated to a screening of Twilight Saga: Eclipse on July 3.
When: Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., then dancing ‘til 2 a.m.
Where: Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana Center
Details: For more info, click here

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
What: Mingle with world-renowned winemakers, master sommeliers, celebrated chefs and industry insiders for a long weekend of culinary excitement at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. A taste of what’s to come: daily culinary exhibitions and secrets from renowned chefs, interactive wine tastings and tours, and evening galas under the stars. The exceptional cuisine, unique wines and breathtaking location make this the most prestigious festival of its kind in Hawai‘i.
When: June 24 to 27, 2010
Where: Kapalua Resort, Maui
Details: 4-day event pass includes all seminars, tastings, and culinary events. Single event tickets also available a la carte. Kama‘aina pricing ends June 18, so call 808.665.9160 today or click here.


Don’t You Know I’m Loco?
What: Waikiki Beach Walk’s Ultimate Loco Moco Smackdown event pits participating eateries’ eggy, beefy creations against one another – and you’re the judge. Watch as five local celebrities challenge each other to a blindfolded loco moco-eating contest, then vote for your fave on Twitter and Facebook.
When: Kick-off event is Saturday, 11 a.m. Contest runs through July 10.
Where: Cheeseburger Restaurant, Waikiki Beach Walk, 226 Lewers St.
Details: For more info, click here

Slow Down
What: Slow Art Fridays go back to the roots of what First Fridays were all about—the art. Casually stroll through The Arts District while enjoying the company of artists, organic food, wine and live music.
When: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Pauahi Street at Nu‘uanu Ave., next to Marks Garage
Details: Bike valet available. For more info, call 808.521.2903 or e-mail rich@artsatmarks.com

Hey Ladies
What: The Ladies of the '80s III concert, featuring Expose, Klymaxx, Lisa Lisa and JJFad, will bring your high-waisted white jean cut-offs back in style for one night only.
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave.
Details: $45 to $100. For more info, click here

Wine and Grind
What: Bring your carnivorous taste buds to “Local Plate Favorites,” a meat-and-wine pairing good enough to postpone your Father’s Day celebration to Tuesday. Aside from the main meats, lots of pupu will accompany the feast.
When: Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Wine the Experience, 1016 Kapahulu Ave., Ste. 1
Details: $30. To reserve a spot, call 808.738.0738. For more info, visit www.winetheexperience.com