Weekend Picks – June 24, 2010

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

Girly Girls
What: Learn to shake, shimmy and roll at Cherry Blossom Cabaret’s Burly-Q Basics and Pin-Up Queen workshops. Get expert tips on vintage-style hair, makeup and poses–then they’ll transform you into a pin-up queen for your very own professional photo shoot.
When: Sunday; Burly-Q Basics, 10 a.m.; Pin-Up Queen, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall (entrance on Chaplain Lane between Bethel St. and Fort Street Mall)
Details: Burly-Q Basics, $30; Pin-Up Queen, $200; $215 for both. Ages 18 and over. For more info, visit www.cherryblossomcabaret.com

A Bunch of Bali Hoo
What: Get a “Bali high” at this month’s ARTafterDARK, celebrating Bali’s annual kite festival. The party comes alive with Balinese art, down-tempo house music by DJ Silvana, and food stations from Town and Downtown.
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St.
Details: $10 general admission, free for Academy members. For more info, visit www.artafterdark.org

Party for Peace
What: Come celebrate the art exhibit “Still Present Pasts” at a grand opening bash. The party, aptly named “If Not Now, When? Art & Music Festival for Peace & Justice,” will include plenty of food and live performances by Paula Fuga, Linus, DJ Eskae and more.
When: Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu
Details: Free. For more info, visit www.cmahawaii.org

She Sells Sea Shells
What: Finally snag that made-in-Hawai‘i Blue Bottle Puka bracelet and the Bright Coral Silk necklace you’ve been eyeing for weeks—at a deep discount! During Ki-ele’s one-time-only Grand Summer Sale, customers receive 45 percent off, plus free shipping.
When: Today through Wednesday, June 30
Where: Ki-ele’s online boutique at www.ki-ele.com
Details: At checkout, enter code KIELESUMMER45. For more info, call 808.561.5691

Vamp It Up
What: Sink your teeth into Nordstrom’s exclusive Eclipse Fashion Collection and Luna beauty collection, inspired by the highly-anticipated release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. With any $50 purchase in Nordstrom’s B.P. section, you can score tickets to the advanced screening on June 29, the day before it opens in theaters.
When: Today until supplies last
Where: Nordstrom B.P. department, Ala Moana Center, Level 2
Details: Limit 4 tickets per customer. For more info, call 808.953.6100

Swap ‘Till You Drop
What: Shop sustainably at Guava Shop and Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation’s Community Clothing Swap.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Guava Shop, 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy., Hale‘iwa
Details: Bring your gently used clothing to Guava shop between now and the event for a swap ticket. Shop-only tickets can also be purchased the day of the event for $3. For more info, call 808.637.9670 or e-mail info@guavahawaii.com

Sail Into Sales
What: Stock up for summer at the Seastar 8.4.23 boutique’s Summer Sail, where select items will be up to 50 percent off.
When: Starts Friday and runs through Tuesday, July 6
Where: Seastar 8.4.23, 423 Nahua St., Waikiki
Details: For more info, call 808.922.8423 or visit www.seastar8423.com