Weekend Picks – May 1, 2008


Fresh Art
What: New collection of 14 original paintings, plus a surfboard-as-canvas piece and several painted board fins by Heather Brown, the North Shore artist whose star is rising after her work graced the Kokua Festival poster.
Where: Chinatown Boardroom boutique and gallery, 1160 Nuuanu Avenue, Chinatown.
When: The show starts today, but all pieces are for sale, so it ends when they’re all gone or May 31, whichever comes first.
Details: Visit www.chinatownboardroom.com 

Cook Up A Plan
What: Every second Thursday, cook a three-course meal with Chef Elmer Guzman, who worked under Alan Wong at the Canoe House on the Big Island, and is now owner of the comfort-gourmet Poke Stop. Chop, slice, and sauté alongside the chef, then grind on your own creation.
Where: Servco Home and Appliance Showroom, 2841 Pukoloa Street , Mapunapuna.
When: 6-9 p.m., May 8 and every second Thursday, but call to reserve your spot ahead of time.
Details: The dinners are limited to 16 guests, $125 per person. Visit www.gourmetcookinghawaii.com for more info.

Sex, Drinks and Videotape
What: Countdown to the release of the Sex and the City movie on May 30 by watching episodes from seasons 1-6 in chronological order, sipping $3 Skyy cocktails and entering for a chance to win tickets to New York for the movie’s premiere party hosted by Skyy.
Where: Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana Center.
When: 8 p.m. tonight and every Thursday in May.
Details: Visit www.pearlhawaii.com for more info.

Sale Bait
What: Recycle your Tamara Catz clothing by consigning it to the store for their May 30 sample sale – and get a portion of the sales price as a store credit to use toward a new Tamara Catz piece in June.
Where: Tamara Catz boutique, 83 Hana Highway , Paia, Maui.
When: Consign your old Catz stuff anytime now through May 20. The sample sale – featuring previous seasons’ samples, plus the items from the consignment promotion – happens May 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Details: More info at www.tamaracatz.com or call the boutique at 808.579.9184.

More Sail Bait
What: Check out local jewelry line Allirose at a trunk show of her creations and get 15 percent off any purchases.
Where: Split Obsession boutique, Koko Marina Center, Hawaii Kai.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details: Markdowns are all throughout the store – 15 percent off Sweetees, 20 percent off all denim and the sale rack has everything at 60 percent off. More info at www.splitobsession.com