Weekend Picks – March 15, 2012

Lei Chic Hunt
A Reason to Tag A Long
Your stock of cookies is running a little thin (mints). Scout out another batch in Chinatown where 13 businesses will each sell one type of cookie in store. Each box earns you a stamp on a special tic-tac-toe card that's good for special deals at various boutiques such as Super Citizen, Milk & Honey, and Fashionista's Market.  Get tic-tac-toe and you'll gain 10 percent off at Epic, Little Village, JJ Dolans and specials in other hot spots such as Brasserie Du Vin and Dragon Upstairs.
When: Tomorrow, cookies will be sold from 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Various places in the Chinatown Arts District.
Details: Click here for the full list of participating businesses or call (808) 521-1812.

Play the Piper
Kick off your Saint Patrick's Night celebration in true Celtic and kilt style (Marc Jacobs not included). More than 20 musicians from Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii, along with an Irish dance troupe, will make a special appearance in Waikiki. Thirsting for more? Take advantage of happy hour specials at some of Royal Hawaiian Center's more than 20 eateries.
When: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Royal Hawaiian Ave.
Details:Visit the Royal Hawaiian Center's website for full details of the weekend's events.


Bread and Tales
Showdown in Chinatown gets started with a magic eight ball, baguette, and the line "Don't Get Crazy!" See what spontaneous short stories local filmmakers were able to concoct with those required elements and just 48 hours to shoot and edit.
When: Saturday, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the screenings begin at 8:00 p.m.
Where: NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel St.
Details: This is just the first of the challenges leading into the November Championships. See the rules, watch former winners, and more on Showdown in Chinatown's website.

Lei Chic Buy
Glamour Puss
Pounce on the new Hello Kitty collab pieces by L.A.-based jewelry designer Neivz. Just going on the floor today are stacked bow rings and pretty kitty faces as well as flashy multi-finger pieces all done in wood, acrylic, and plexiglass.
Where: LMS Boutique, 2909 Lowrey Ave.
Details: Prices range between $20 and $44. Call (808) 988-4575 for more information.

On the Green
Learn how to create your own kitchen window box or lanai garden with free sowing lessons. You'll walk away with the small pots, topsoil, and everything you need to get planting.
When: Saturday, the 9 a.m. session is almost completely full but there is room in the 1 p.m. session.
Where: Geobunga Outdoor Garden Center, 4299 Lawehana St., Salt Lake.
Details: Call (808) 422-4567 for more information or sign up for this and other workshops on Geobunga's website. Lei Chic

Hops to It
He asked and now everyone can receive the newest Rogue Ale requested by Whole Foods Kahala beer specialist Troy Terorotua (and sporting his image) is on store shelves.
Where: Available only at Whole Foods Hawaii, Kahala Mall.
Details: $5.99. Call (808) 738-0820. HONOLULU Magazine's Martha Cheng enjoyed its citrus flavor and reveals which label didn't make the cut.

Applique Yourself
Turn your old T-shirts into a whole new style with snipping, ties, and embellishments at HiFi's Upcycle Your Tees workshop.
When: Today, 1 – 4 p.m.
Where: Hifi Coop at Ward Warehouse.
Details: $10 for two people. Bring a few shirts and sign up online.