Weekend Picks – June 25, 2009


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

Hot Couture
What: A poolside fashion show of summer looks from ShopBlaineAshley.com, sizzling beats by DJ Eskae, and caliente cocktails from Corzo tequila. Plus, nibble on Spanish tapas and get hot-weather beauty tips from Jessica Hoffman.
Tonight, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: RumFire in the Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Avenue.
Details: Free. For more info, click here.

Bag a Bargain
What: Check out Alliway's Gotta Have It Thursday sale and shop with 30 percent off Alliway and Backstreet jewelry plus 20 percent off everything else in the store.
When: Tonight, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Alliway, Ward Warehouse.
Details: Free. For more info call 808.589.1141 or click here.

Follow The Reader
What: Visit Lei Chic at the Honolulu Academy of Art's Art After Dark. The Banyan Courtyard will be transformed into a 1950s-style Waikiki hotel lobby. Lounge with cocktail service from Town restaurant, peruse vintage issues of our sister publication Honolulu Magazine, and browse Lei Chic's online archives.
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Academy of Art, Beretania Street
Details: Free for museum members, $10 for non-members. Click here for more info.

Pawty Time
Pamper your furry pal this weekend.

What: Check out pet spas, treats from Barkaroo Bakery, customized collars and leashes, and enter to win a one-night's stay at Honolulu's luxury boutique, Hotel Renew for you and your pet at the the Pets @ The Plaza fair hosted by Isle Concierge.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: Free. For more info, click here.

Enter your Fido into a furry fashionistas costume parade, silly pet tricks show and "Is Your Dog a Pig" eating contest at Ward Pet Spot's second anniversary party. Stock up on pet essentials with 20 percent off everything in the store and giveaways all day including a puppy.
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Ward Pet Spot, Ward Warehouse and Ward Warehouse amphitheater stage.
Details: For more info, click here or call 808.591.1990.

Heavy Thrifting
What: Cloth Vintage boutique launches its very own line of reconstructed tops and dresses, all one-of-a-kind, at the shop's new monthly Thrift event. Complimentary cocktails and pupus, plus 50 percent off nearly everything in the store.

When: Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Cloth Vintage boutique, 909 Kapi'olani Blvd (at Ward Avenue).
Details: Free. Call the store for more info, 808. 597.9006.

Olive To Shop!
What: Check out local threads at the Night of Local Designers in Kailua. Put on by neighboring boutiques Olive and Flower Child, the event will have mini-trunk shows from designers such as Hippie Chic Belts, jo.jah.jae jewelry and Anje Designs beach-inspired jewelry. Wine and pupus will be served, and guests can take 10 percent off any purchases at Olive.
When: Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Olive boutique, 43 Kihapai Street; and Flower Child, 41 Kihapai Street, Kailua
Details: Free. For more info call 888.263.9919 or click here.

Fuel Up
What: Catch the one-time-only Hawaii screening of FUEL, the documentary film that follows filmmaker and biofuel advocate Josh Tickell across the country as he interviews oil company executives and Midwesterners about to buy a Hummer. His in-depth discussion looks at the pros and cons of sustainable biodiesel fuels over more harmful fossil fuels.
When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Details: Fee $10. For more info call 800.745.3000 or click here.