Weekend Picks – June 3, 2010

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

Local Kine Grinds
What: Feast on a gourmet, 3-course meal using all-local ingredients at 12th Avenue Grill’s Eat Local prix fixe dinner. A sampling of the choices: moi filet with Wailua asparagus pudding, Maui Cattle Company NY striploin, Kauai shrimp, and a vanilla bean gelato sundae. Best of all, 15 percent of the sales will go the Life Foundation in Hawai‘i.
When: Monday, June 7. First seating 5:30 and 6 p.m., second seating 7:30 and 8 p.m.
Where: 12th Avenue Grill, 1145C 12th Ave., Kaimuki
Details: $37 plus tax and tip. Add $15 for optional wine pairings. To reserve your spot, call 808.732.9469.
Image courtesy of 12th Avenue Grill

Pick Your Passion
The Kapalua Spa announces the “Pick Your Passion” special – a choice of one of the spa’s signature treatments. Unwind with the Kapalua Experience Massage, a customized 50-minute massage to soothe muscle tension and promote relaxation. Or, indulge in the Kapalua Experience Facial, a customized 50-minute treatment using the highest quality blend of sea-inspired ingredients. After your pampering, take advantage of the resort’s 30,000 square foot oceanside facility and state of the art fitness center.
Now through June 30, 2010
Where: Kapalua Spa, Kapalua Resort, Maui
Treatments must be booked in advance. $115 for 50 minutes. For spa details, visit Kapalua Spa. For reservations, call 866.941.5772 or 808.665.8282.

Sale Into Summer
Scoop up hard-to-find-in-Hawai‘i pieces at Jessica’s Traveling Boutique. You’ll find clothing, handbags and jewelry straight from NYC – brands like BB Dakota, Bobi, Costa Blanca and Nissi denim.
When & Where: Friday, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hapa Grill, 590 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei
Details: For more info, click here

For Those About to Shop
At this month’s Rock Shop, score limited-edition swimwear and clothing by the newly-launched Lions n Tigers, reconstructed handbags from Genuine Guava, $10 prints from photographer Daeja Fallas, and CLOTH Vintage’s $20 fill-a-bag.
When: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Coral Loft, 1033a Smith St., Chinatown
Details: Free. For more info, email rockshophawaii@gmail.com

Yo, Mama
It’s a sweet soiree at tonight’s Hot Mama networking event. Enjoy spirits and locally-made treats (such as Ono Pops) while you mix and mingle with other mamas. Bring your favorite dessert recipe, and they’ll be scanned into a Hot Mama Network digital cookbook. Plus, score 10 percent off everything in the store.
When: Tonight, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Hot Mama Maternity, Manoa Marketplace, 2572 Woodlawn Ave.
Details: Free. For more info, click here

Lawn Party
Now at Bishop Museum’s Moonlight Mele on the Lawn, you can order a gourmet picnic basket for two – filled with goodies like gourmet wraps, fruit, veggies, and cookies with an optional bottle of wine. Then sit back and enjoy the concert by John Cruz, Kaukahi, Ledward Ka‘apana and Tau Dance Theatre, with aerial performances by Samadhi Hawai‘i.
When: Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu
Details: $20 in advance, $25 day-of, $15 museum members and military. Picnic baskets available pre-sale only. For more info, call 808.847.3511 or click here