Weekend Picks – May 19, 2011

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Art for the Heart
Almost 20 paintings make an arresting display on the wall, but it's the simple black-and-white text below that will truly inspire you. The artists from the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific survived car and motorcycle accidents, industrial injuries, and spinal trauma, and turned their challenges into colorfully positive paintings. View the work, rarely seen outside of hospital hallways, and chat with the artists. Part of the proceeds from sales will go to the hospital.
When: Tonight, 6 – 8:30 p.m. The artwork will be on display through June 13.
Where: Manifest, 32 N. Hotel St.
Details: Call 808.523.7575 or e-mail brandon@manifesthawaii.com for more information

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Music for a Song
Tune in for a double dose of free Hawaiian concerts. First, Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning vocalist Mailani launches her second CD with a special performance of her new songs. The next day, hele over to Pauahi Street for the music of Na Hoku Hanohano heavyweights Na Palapalai, along with Kupaoa, and Mark Yamanaka. 
When and Where: Mailani's performance is tonight 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Apartment 3, 1750 Kalakaua Ave. The downtown concert starts tomorrow, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Pauahi and Bethel streets.
Details: Read Honolulu Magazine's review of Mailani's album, Aina, here.

Under the Label
Escada, Armani, Manolo Blahnik – Do we have your attention? The Hawaii Opera Theatre's Act II fundraiser means you can snap up scads of gently-used and new designer duds at bargain prices, all while claiming you're just supporting the arts.
When: The sale starts for a select group tomorrow, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The general public is welcome Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 780 S. Beretania St. (across from the Honolulu Police Station).
Details: Call 808.596.7372 for more information.

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Bling it Up
Belly up to the Bauble Bar, a new affordable jewelry website. Find tons of items separated into trends and classics sections, score points toward free goodies with every purchase, and every buy comes with a prepaid return envelope in case you don't love the look. Join today for your own complimentary bauble.
Details: Sign up through this special link to Bauble Bar's website.

A Wheel Deal
Going green will save you some cash this weekend at the Honolulu Zoo. Anyone arriving on bikes will get in free. And don't worry about parking. The city's offering complimentary bicycle valet service.
When: Sunday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: The Honolulu Zoo, 1551 Kapahulu Ave.
Details: Ride in through the Montserrat Ave. gate.

Style Watch
You know that the Devil Wears Prada, but it's worth grabbing your girlfriends and Netflix account for the other top 10 fashion films of all time. Picked by blog Fashion Indie, the list includes two classic Hepburn (Audrey, not Katherine) flicks, model parodies (Blue Steel anyone?), and examinations of '80s couture.
Details: Take a look at the top 10 and 10 alternative suggestions here.

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Slice and Rice
Go from Kitchen Impossible to Top Chef with some delicious summer school classes at Kapiolani Community College. First on the menu, learn to dice like a champion with some basic knife skills or curry your friends' favor with some new Indian recipes guaranteed to spice up your next party.
When: Reserve your spots now for next Saturday's classes. Indian cooking is 8 a.m. – noon. The knife skills class is 1-5 p.m.
Where: Kapiolani Community College,
Details: Fees range from $55 to $65. Call 808.734.9211 for reservations. Click here for the full list of classes on KCC's website.