Weekend Picks – May 22, 2008

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


She’s Gotta Have It

What: The first monthly Gotta Have It sale at Alliway in Ward Warehouse, every last Thursday of the month. Free pupus and drinks, plus discounts on just about everything in the store. Get an extra 20 percent off the clearance rack, which is already marked down 40 to 80 percent.

When: Today, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Alliway, Ward Warehouse
Call 808.589.1141 or visit www.alliway.com

Pearls Gone Wild
Social Wahines monthly all-women networking event with free pupus and champagne.
When: Tonight, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Tahiti Pearl Market, 1001 Bishop Street. Validated Parking in the American Saving Bank tower garage.
Details: Cover is $10 and proceeds benefit the Women’s Fund of Hawaii. RSVP to www.socialwahines.com/rsvp


Buying Time
What: Bamboo Sky just restocked with lots of new arrivals from LA, and it’s all on sale this weekend. The whole store is marked down 20 to 40 percent, and if you spend $100, you get $10 towards your next purchase.
When: Friday through Monday
Where: Bamboo Sky, 401 Kamakee Street
Details: Call 808.591.8003 or visit www.myspace.com/bamboosky

Chew the Fat
What: Hank’s Haute Dogs just unveiled their latest diet-buster, the Fat Boy. It’s a Vienna hot dog wrapped in thick-cut smoked bacon, then deep fried, and served in a bun with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Top it off with Hank’s new dessert that debuts Friday, Gand Good Crème Brulee, a special recipe from Gale Gand, the nationally acclaimed pastry chef.
When: The Fat Boy is on the menu today. Try the dessert at Hank’s Haute Friday Nights, when Hank’s is open til 9.
Where: Hank’s Haute Dogs, 324 Coral Street , Honolulu
Details: Call 808.532.HANK(4265) or visit www.hankshautedogs.com


Swim After Dark
What: Hanuama Bay is open until 10 p.m. this Saturday and every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Rent a waterproof flashlight from the snorkel hut and swim out to see the nocturnal marine life that comes out after dark – different kinds of fish, eels and other invertebrates.
When: Saturday until 10 p.m.
Where: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Details: Call 808.397.5840 or visit Hanauma Bay’s website for more info.

Jean Pool
What: Fashionista’s Market denim sale with big discounts on True Religion, Frankie B, Paige, Joes, Seven for all Mankind and other premium denim brands. Plus, up to 75 percent off dresses tops, handbags and jewelry.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S. Beretania Street
Details: $3 admission for members, $7 for non-members. More info at www.fashionistasmarket.com

Third Day’s A Charm
What: Fighting Eel’s Chinatown showroom is now open Saturdays, in addition to regular hours on Thursdays and Fridays.
When: Every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 47 N. Hotel Street , Chinatown
Details: Call 808.524.1472 or visit www.fightingeel.com


Get Carried Away
What: Sex and the City themed fashion show featuring looks that follow the style of Carrie, Miranda, Samatha and Charlotte. Afterward, enjoy free pink mimosas at The Place and deals and discounts at other Ward Warehouse stores.
When: Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Ward Warehouse Amphitheater and The Place boutique
Details: Get admission to the show and the cocktail hour with Ward Warehouse’s “Friends in the City” pass. It’s $15 and gets you discounts all week at Ward Warehouse merchants, entry to in-store events throughout the week, plus admission to a private Sex and the City movie screening on Friday May 30. All proceeds benefit The Life Foundation. Call The Place for more info, 808.593.7522.