Weekend Picks – May 14, 2009

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

Burger Kings
Create and name your own special burger at Burgers On The Edge, and get entered for a chance to win $200 plus free burgers for a year. The Burger Genius contest is judged by a panel of local celebs and the winner also gets their sandwich on the restaurant’s permanent menu.
When: Now through May 31
Where: Burgers On The Edge, 890 Kapahulu Avenue (in the Safeway Center).
Details: Enter online at www.burgersontheedge.com or by visiting the restaurant. For more info email info@burgersontheedge.com or call 808.479.4790

Airborne Art
What: Watch the Samadhi Hawai‘i aerialist troupe, whose performances are similar to Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics, at their annual fundraiser held at ArtZone, a private home that’s been converted to a theater-in-the-round space. Both the troupe’s pros and their students will be performing.

When: Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m.
ArtZone, 3245 Pali Highway
Details: $20 admission. For more info, call 808.595.6591 or check out www.samadhihawaii.com

Hair Affair
What: Get a free treatment from the luxe Euro hair product line Kerastase.
When: Wednesday, May 20
Where: J Salon, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd. (in the IBM building).
Details: Click here to print your invitation and call J Salon for an appointment at 808.550.4441.

Shopping That's A Stretch
What: Check out new merch from Jessica’s Traveling Boutique at a one time sale at HI-Performance Pilates.
When: Saturday, 12:30 to 4:30
Where: HI-Performance Pilates studio, Hee Hing Plaza, 449 Kapahulu Avenue
Details: Call 808.783.6858 for more info.

Hit The Books
What: Celebrate Hawai‘i’s talented writers and musicians at the 4th annual Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Listen to live local music (Jake Shimabukuro performs), plus storytellers, keiki crafts and food booths.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds, 530 South King Street
Details: Free. For more info visit www.hawaiibookandmusicfestival.org