Weekend Picks – March 10, 2011

Lei Chic See
Art in the Dark
What: What comes out in Hawaii when the sun goes down? Local photographer and artist John Hook has been documenting all of it, and it goes on view to the public this weekend at a new exhibit in Waikiki. Besides the striking photographs, drinks and light pupu, organizers are planning a one-night-only pop-up installation room with a somewhat-secret display. The only hints: it’s part performance space, part interactive display.
When: Friday, 7-11:30 p.m.
Where: Gallery of Hawaii Artists, 1888 Kalakaua Ave., Ste #C312
Details:Check out Hook's preview video here. The installation room is only for those over 18. RSVP as soon as possible to 808.447.8908 or info@galleryofhawaiiartists.com.

Rolling in the Dough
What:A new deal for your lunch break from Pizza in the Raw. The strictly take-and-make pizza joint is offering a rare sampling opportunity: get a ready-baked slice, a salad with homemade dressing, and a drink for $5.75. Test out one of the 10+ flavors so you know which of the “raw” pies you want to take home to make later.
Where:Pizza in the Raw, 3620 Waialae Avenue, Kaimuki
When: The lunch special is available from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. You can pick up raw pizzas after that and on weekends.
Details: Choices include cheese, pepperoni, and specialty that changes daily. Call 808.737.9729 to see what fully-baked flavors are offered.

All Fired Up
What:But if you're jonesing for a slice to go with your early morning microbrew buzz, the V Lounge just launched five new flavors. Pine nuts, smoked mozzarella and prosciutto, capicola – all good reasons to stay up late.
Where: V Lounge 1344 Kona St
When: Pizzas are served Mon. – Sat. 5 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Details: V Lounge only serves pizzas until the dough runs out. Call 808.953.0007 to check

Beach Bootcamp
What: There’s no skipping the workout when you’ve got an MMA fighter in charge. Egan Inoue hosts his free beach bootcamp this weekend. Just bring your workout clothes, some water, and a can to donate to the Hawaii Foodbank.
Where: Ala Moana Beach Park by the lifeguard stand.
When: Saturday, 7 a.m.
Details: Call 808.271.3779 for more information.

Nerves of Steel on Wheels
What: If football is a full-contact sport, roller derby is a full-collision sport. This weekend, the Mods take on the Rockers at the Hawaii Pacific Roller Derby's scrimmage and fundraiser for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Honolulu. Bring your unwanted clothes, kitchenwares, linens, books, CDs and DVDs to donate, then stay out of the derby girls' way on the sidelines.
Where: The Hideaway Club, US Coast Guard Base at Barbers Point, 1 Coral Sea Rd., Kapolei
When: Saturday, 4 p.m.
Details: $5 for military, $7 for everyone else. You must RSVP by today if you aren't military for base clearance. Click here for more info.

A More-Than-Perfect 10
What: The Fashionista's Market just introduced its plus line of saucy halter dresses, sequined tanks and sleek sheaths in sizes 1X-3X for those blessed with Kardashian curves and Beyonce-style bootylicious physiques.
Where: Fashionista's Market, 1185 Bethel St., Chinatown
When: In stock now.
Details: Check out the 12 looks in store now on FM's Facebook page, then call 808.537.1115 to check on your favorite.

Asian Exchange
What: You already know about the arts-and-crafts, and parade. But The 16th annual Honolulu Festival will also feature an anime corner, fireworks, free showings of the movies Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of our Fathers and Bon Dance workshops.
Where: Various locations stretching from Ala Moana and the Convention Center to Waikiki.
When: Throughout the weekend. The parade starts Sunday at 4:30 p.m. with fireworks to follow at 8:30 p.m.
Details: Click here for a list of all the free events. For music to go with the fireworks, tune in to Hawaiian105 KINE from 8:30 – 8:45 p.m. Sunday.