Weekend Picks – June 23, 2011

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Runway Hits
Friday night cocktails and Saturday brunch get an infusion of fab from three local designers. Matt Bruening and Andy South kick it off at Nextdoor with a late night glimpse at their Summer/Fall 2011 collections. Then roll out of bed in time for eggs benedict with filet mignon and a look at Acid Dolls' new Nautical or Nice line at the debut of Wolfgang's Steakhouse's Last Saturday Fashion Shows.
When: The Matt Bruening and Andy South event is tomorrow, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St. The fashion show starts at 10:30 p.m.
Last Saturday Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in the Royal Hawaiian Center. Acid Dolls' show starts at 12:30 p.m.
Details: Tickets at Nextdoor are $10, $20 for VIP on Nextdoor's website.
Brunch at Wolfgang's is $35, call 808.922.3600 for reservations.

Reason to Paws
Sip champagne, vy for raffle prices, and snap up clothes and jewelry for 20 percent off at Global Village's fundraiser for the Pets to Vets program. P2V matches veterans with animal companionship during rehabilitation and therapy.
When: Tonight, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Global Village, 539 Kailua Rd.
Details: $5 entry fee goes to P2V. First 40 guests receive a free gift. Call 808.262.8183 for more information.

Lei Chic Dress Up
Bridal Waves
You have something borrowed covered (to pay for your big day), now learn how to dress up your something old with something vintage. Find fascinators and gloves from Catherine's Closet, estate pieces from Mellow's Antiques, and a special buy-two-get-the-third-half-off deal on La Vie Parisienne jewelry made from 1920s molds. Bridezillas will be placated with free mimosas and cupcakes by Cake Couture.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Mellow's Antiques, Davies Pacific Center at 841 Bishop St., Suite 156
Details: Space is limited. RSVP to 808.533.6333 or shop@mellowantiques.com.

Tune In
Man is from Mars
So he's no NKOTB, but Roosevelt High School's chart-topping graduate Bruno Mars will get his time with Matt and Ann as this week's star of the Today Show Summer Concert Series.
When: Tomorrow, 7 – 9 a.m.
Where: Tape delayed from New York's Rockefeller Plaza on NBC.

Work It, Bon It
Think of it as the predecessor to the Electric Slide but in a circle and with better music. Bon Dance season is just starting and you have two chances this weekend to jump into the age-old Japanese tradition with friendly strangers to help you pick up the moves.
When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Wahiawa Hongwanji, 1067 California Ave. 808.622.4320.
6:30 – 10:00 p.m. at Honpa Hongwanji, 1727 Pali Hwy., 808.522.9200.
Details: Check the full season calendar on bondance.com.

Lei Chic Dig
How Does Your Garden Grow
The potted plant on your living room table is crying for help. Farmer Jason Leue will show you how to move it to the great outdoors with this hands-on workshop in his organic garden.
When: Saturday, 2:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: Ailani Gardens, 85-1373 Waianae Valley Rd.
Details: $10. Register at 808.696.7616 or ailanigardens@gmail.com. And check out Ailani's program for fresh produce pick up every week. br>

On the Funny
Laugh out loud without repercussion at this month’s Under the Moon movie nights at Ko Olina. Catch Steve Martin getting out of numerous slapsticky situations in The Pink Panther 2, then play “where is that scene shot” trivia with the Hawaii-filmed 50 First Dates.
When: The Pink Panther 2 is tomorrow, 50 First Dates is Saturday. Movies start at sundown.
Where: Ko Olina’s Ulua Lagoon, number 4.
Details: Buy your $10 tickets from sponsor Hawaii International Film Festival on its website.