Weekend Picks – May 17, 2012

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Say Good Buy

What: Freshen your wardrobe with summery pieces from Mikinola’s traveling boutique. Pick up a delicate, hand-beaded Tiare Hawaii maxi or sexy MinkPink cropped top, then accessorize with jewelry by Pure Joy Adornments, B.D’Angelo, Nattolee and Yashi.

When: Tomorrow, 3-9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Ala Moana Pacific Center, 1585 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1450.

Details: Preview the looks on Mikinola’s Facebook page.

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Star Chow-er

What: Root for a local boy as he competes to be the next “Food Network Star.” Waimea native, 23-year-old Phillip “Ippy” Aiona, is already making an impression with his Pacific-Italian cuisine, laid-back humor and loud aloha shirts.

When and Where: Sundays, 6 p.m., Food Network.

Details: Read Aiona’s interview with Biting Commentary, then watch the first episode online.

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Love at First Site

What: Elegant, ocean-inspired resort wear can be yours with the click of a mouse. Malie Style’s debut Kai collection is now available online, so you can pick up a stunning blue ombre Waikiki dress without actually driving into Waikiki to get it.

Where: Click here to shop.

Details: Lei Chic featured Malie Style on Hawaii News Now Sunrise this morning. Watch now.

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French Connection

What: If you’re not in an Avenging mood and Battleships just aren’t your thing, catch a movie with culture at Doris Duke Theatre’s Cinematheque Francaise Film Festival. Opening night includes a pre-screening reception with live music and an elegant French buffet by EAT Honolulu.

When: Saturday through the end of the month.

Where: Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. Enter from Kinau St.

Details: $45 reception, $15 opening night film, $12 all other films. Click here to see the schedule, watch trailers and buy tickets.

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Private Eye

What: Score J. Brand’s first-ever ready-to-wear collection at 40 to 60 percent off during its (shh!) private sale. Prices aren’t exactly cheap, but you can still snag an amazing pair of slim-fitting trousers for $150, a nubby pullover sweater for $110 or a classic blush-colored tee for $75.

When: Through tomorrow.

Details: Click here to shop.

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Show and Swell

What: Listen to some of Hawaii’s top musicians while relaxing on the ocean-front lawn of Waikiki Aquarium. This year’s Ke Kani O Ke Kai annual summer concert series includes performances by Jake Shimabukuro, Raiatea Helm, HAPA and Kuana Torres Kahele.

When: Tickets to individual concerts go on sale tomorrow.

Where: Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave.

Details: $45 adults, $15 children ages 7-12. Click here to see the schedule and buy tickets.