Weekend Picks – May 28, 2009

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

Swap Til You Drop
Exchange your old clothes for new-to-you threads and bop to tunes from DJ Cape Cod. Bring your new or gently used clothing, and when the siren sounds you must swap with the person next to you. No fighting, no nudity, and don’t wear anything you can’t part with. Remaining clothes will be donated to H-5, a charity that aids Hawai‘i’s homeless.
When: Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall, downtown Honolulu
Details: Free for 21+ with clothing donation at door, or $5 general admission. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/swapandbop

Deep Secrets
What: What lurks beneath? Take the kids on a free-for-keiki Atlantis Submarines’ tour and see aquatic life that lives 100 feet underwater.

When: 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Waikiki tour times, anytime at Kona and Lahaina tours, today through Sunday.
Waikiki, Kona and Maui
Details: One free child (under three feet and up to 12 years old) per paying adult, $35. Click here for coupon. Proof of Hawai‘i state residency required for kama‘aina offer.

Wine Not?
What: Toast to local comic-turned-winemaker Grant “Lanai” Tabura and sample the new wine he created called “Look Me In The Eye,” plus bid on silent auction items and watch performances by Kaleoaloha Keiki Choir and guitarist Johnny Helm. Proceeds benefit the Kaleoaloha Keiki Choir.
When: Friday, 6 to 8:30 (fundraiser); after party for wine launch 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Honolulu Design Center’s Cupola theater and Amuse wine bar
Details: Fundraiser tickets are $65; includes complimentary $20 Amuse wine card. For more info call 808.779.1397 or visit www.kaleoalohachoir.org. Launch party entry, $10 per person; includes free $10 Amuse wine card.

Soul’d Out
What: Get your tickets early for the sure-to-sell-out John Legend show on September 12 at the Blaisdell.
When: Tickets go on sale Saturday, 10 a.m.
Where: Ticketmaster, or call 877.750.4400.
Details: Prices start at $69.50.

Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow
What: Think globally, dance locally at the kickoff of the PUJA dance collective’s monthly dance party. Check out performers from Switzerland, France and local modern dancer Willow Chang, plus many others. Want to cut a rug yourself? PUJA's also holding workshops for Samba, Jazz, Egyptian belly dance and tango.
When: Saturday, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; dance workshops Saturday through June 14.
Where: The Living Room (formerly Fisherman’s Wharf), 1009 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: Cover, $10. For more info call 808.292.0820 or visit www.willowchang.com

Stretching It
What: Join former pro surfer Rochelle Ballard in a free yoga class with moves from her new DVD, “Surf Into Yoga.”
When: Saturday, 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: Ala Moana Centerstage at 12 p.m.; Lululemon Athletica at 1 p.m.
Details: Free. 1 p.m. class limited to 25 students RSVP required. For more info call 808.946.7220.