Weekend Picks – May 12, 2011
One Noir Round
What: You missed happy hour all week, now say bonsoir to Brasserie Du Vin's new late night. The French cafe is launching Noir with a discounted menu for your evening munchies. On tap, tasty tidbits like escargot for half price and fresh cucumber, black pepper and gin martinis.
When: Every Saturday, 9 p.m. – midnight
Where: Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.
Details: Call 808.545.1115 for the weekly dessert and wine specials.
What: You won't need a tent and don't worry about being pitchy for the campy outdoor film screenings at the Ko Olina. Put on your best poodle skirt for Grease, the sing-a-long version. Saturday, it's The Princess Bride, just as you wish.
When: Films start at sunset. Grease is Friday, The Princess Bride Saturday.
Where: Ko Olina, Ulua Lagoon (the fourth one). Free parking starts at 5 p.m. at the lagoon and the nearby marina. Click here for a map.
Details: Admission is $10 and make sure to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Buy tickets or view the trailers (so you can stop saying "Hello, My name is Inigo Montoya" yourself) on the Hawaii International Film Festival's website.
What: Friday night is barbeque night at Tango Market. Chef Goran Streng fires up the grill and a special menu including hoisin ribs, ginger lemongrass shrimp, teri chicken, steak and all the upscale fixings for your outdoor dining pleasure.
When: Tomorrow, 4-9 p.m.
Where: Tango Market, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Ward Center
Details: Call 808.596.4888 for more information.
And the Cho Goes On
What: Catch the world premiere of Margaret Cho's new film Cho Dependent. The comedienne mixes her impersonations and raw humor with music, tapping into the talents of Fiona Apple, Ani DiFranco and others to create the songs with laugh-along lyrics.
When: Sunday, 8 p.m. A light reception begins at 7 p.m.
Where: Doris Duke Theatre, The Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St.
Details: The $15 tickets are selling fast. Cho's work caps off the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival which features 13 movies, each paired with a short film, beginning tonight. Buy tickets and see a full listing of films on the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation's website.
So You Think You Can't Dance
What: If your best move is the "bob up and down", pick up some easy steps in 45 minutes flat at National Dance Week workshops. Experts will walk you through house, hip hop, jazz and even African dancing just before an evening jam where the only rule is freestyle all the way.
When: Sunday. Workshops begin at noon. The jam is at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St.
Details: Workshops are $15. Check out the full schedule here.
Fall for Forever
What: Your go-to spot for chic on the cheap has just given New York fashion insiders a peek at the goodies coming this fall. Forever 21's latest looks are a little boho, a little vintage, and a punch of punk.
Details: Click here to start web-window shopping
What: Those reward cards are great for deals, that is when they aren't lost in your wallet or buried somewhere on your kitchen counter. Turn your phone into the ultimate organizer with the free Key Ring app. Scan each card and the app will pull up the barcodes for your cashier to scan at the register.
Details: Search Key Ring on your iPhone or Android.