Weekend Picks – June 26, 2008

www.leichic.comLei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Jean Therapy

What: Last minute Fashionista’s Market clearance on all premium denim, and cheap cocktails – $3 mimosas all afternoon. Shop for jeans from Frankie B., True Religion and other brands, and take an additional 10 percent off your entire purchase. Plus, get a sneak peek at the new items to be offered at the upcoming July 20 sale (no buying, just looking!). Spend $200 to get one-hour-early VIP admission to the next sale for first dibs on everything the Fashionistas just scored on their recent buying trip.

When: Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Next Door, 43 Hotel Street (Chinatown), Honolulu

Details: Visit www.fashionistasmarket.com for more info.

When: Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Next Door, 43 Hotel Street (Chinatown), Honolulu
Visit www.fashionistasmarket.com for more info.

No Junk in This Trunk
What: Shasa Emporium’s trunk show featuring the summer 2008 collection from Indah , the line designed by Libby De Santis, a Kaua‘i girl who runs the label from her home in Bali. At the four-hour shopping party, Shasa is serving up complimentary refreshments, a live DJ, discounts off everything in the entire store (even additional markdowns on clearance items), and gifts with purchases made during the party.
When: Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Shasa Emporium , Kahala Mall
Details: Call the boutique for more info, 808.735.5122

 Flavor of the Month
What: The annual three day eat-a-thon at Honolulu Hale is a chance to taste some of the 40 dishes from 13 restaurants that will be serving small plates. There’s also live entertainment, chef cook-offs, a wine tent, and 1,000 newly added seats at umbrella tables.
When:  Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Where:  On the lawn at Honolulu Hale
Details:  Admission is $5, for more info visit www.flavorsofhonolulu.org .

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Paws Celebre
What: The Pet Spot at Ward Warehouse is celebrating its first birthday by giving away more than $10,000 in prizes, including a pure-bred puppy worth up to $2,500. Other giveaways include the “Doggie Decadence” fashion show with dogs in two weight categories (under 70 pounds, and over 70 pounds) competing for “cutest outfit,” judged by audience applause. There’s also the “Is Your Dog A Pig?” contest to see which dog (in each of the weight categories) can wolf down food the fastest. Winners receive a one-year supply of dog food from The Pet Spot. And, all purchases (except food and live animals) in the store are marked down 20 percent all day.
  Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Ward Warehouse – events at the amphitheater and The Pet Spot store
Details: Call the store at 808.591.1990 or find details here.

Active Culture
What: If you’ve never made the drive to La‘ie to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center, maybe this weekend is the time. A new exhibit featuring an all-wood, double-hulled Hawaiian voyaging canoe is unveiled Friday, and Hawai‘i residents get free admission on Saturday afternoon. Kama‘aina get discounts in the gift shop too, and can stay for a free performance by Willie K.When:Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m., admission waived with a Hawai‘i photo ID.
Where: Polynesian Cultural Center, La‘ie
Details: For more info call PCC, 808.293.3333 or visit www.polynesia.com .

Stylin’ Profile
What: Find new ideas for picking the right clothes for your figure and coloring with a “Diva Profile.” Get an analysis of your body type and color type, plus a demo on five-minute makeup from Body and Soul cosmetics – all while sipping champagne and enjoying desserts. And take 15 percent of anything you buy, except makeup.
When:  Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Valerie Joseph boutique, Ward Entertainment Center
Details: Call the store at 808.593.7388 or visit www.valeriejoseph.com.