Weekend Picks – March 25, 2010

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

Vinyl Haven
What: Love old records? This weekend you can buy ‘em or swap ‘em at the first-ever island record swap. While you’re there, vibe on some local DJ’s spinning.
When: Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.
Where: Fresh Café, 831 Queen St.
Details: Check out the vendors and deets here.

Shopper's Paradise

What: Shop 'till you drop during Ala Moana Center's week long Shop A Le'a event. Take advantage of the 100 plus shopping and dining special offers, gift with purchase deals, product exclusives, and in-store trunks shows and events. Get your groove on under the stars at a free live Shopping Serenades concert by Amy Hanaiali'i, tonight from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Nordstrom wing. Plus, check out Centerstage for a ton of ultra-cool happenings, including live musical entertainment, beauty and cooking demonstrations, and the Ala Moana Magazine Spring Fashion Show. While there, enter to win a Spa Giveaway to Getaway, which includes roundtrip airfare for two, 5-days accomodations at the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa, spa treatments, and a $500 American Express gift card.
When: Now through Sunday, March 28
Where: Ala Moana Center
Details: For complete Shop A Le'a details and a list of participating stores and restaurants, click here.

Tea’d Off

What: Forget coffee, tea is for you. If a swank cuppa of passionfruit, bamboo, lemon and pineapple sounds good, you’ll want hit up the Pacific Place herbal tea class where you can learn to mix your own.
When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Pacific Place Tea Garden, Ala Moana Center, Level 3
Details: Come early, space is limited. Attendees receive 10% off tea or coffee purchased afterwards. For more information, call (808) 375-0268.

Silent? Groovy
What: The new retro? Movies. Take in a showing of the classic silent “City Lights” with Charlie Chaplain, munch on pupus or just pound some free popcorn.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Brasserie du Vin, 1115 Bethel Street, Honolulu
Details: For more info, call 808.545.1115.

Sing for Aria
What: Snag styles for spring at the special House of Aria boutique sale featuring designers like Junk Food, 03 Everly and Lush Clothing.
When: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Neal Blaisdell Center, Maui Room.
etails: See the event flyer on the House of Aria website or get a sneak peek of the Spring selectionon the Facebook page.

Rock the Casbah
What: Art After Dark this weekend celebrates the Persian New Year – your chance to eat, drink and take in the arts of the Islamic world.
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu.
Details: For a full listing of events and cuisine, see the event website


Be Jeweled
What: With $3 drinky-drinks you’ll have plenty of scratch to score ultra-fab Ginger 13 jewelry at Pearl Ultra lounge’s Ready To Wear event. Also features items for sale from Jessica's Traveling Boutique and Fashionista's Market.
When: Tonight 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Ala Moana Center, Ho'okipa Terrace
Details: For more info, call 808.944.8000 or click here.