Weekend Picks – May 8, 2008

www.leichic.comLei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Mom’s The Word
What: You still haven’t found a worthy Mother’s Day offering for mom, have you? Better get on it.
When: The next two days
Details: Some last minute suggestions from our file of favorites: Locally made, all-natural soaps, a year’s supply of coffee, beer, or wine; a massage in her own home or in a spa, or a personal assistant or organizer for a day. If you’re springing for jewelry, just tailor your choice to her taste: precious metals, shimmery pearls, or something matching for the two of you.

www.leichic.comPaint the Town
What: Iona Contemporary Dance Theater brings back Paint By Numbers – an edgy show first performed in 2005 that’s not for the, ahem, paint of heart. Ten gallons of washable paint and 10 dancers take to a blank white stage and backdrop to become human paintbrushes and palettes. By the end, both dancers and the canvas are colored and splattered.  
Where: The Cupola, Honolulu Design Center , 1250 Kapiolani Blvd.
When:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. Also performed next weekend, May 16-18.
Details: Tickets are $35-$45 through Hawaii Theater, www.hawaiitheater.com or 808.528.0506.  View video of the 2005 show here. More info at www.iona360.com

The Gift of Health
A chance to try a Pilates class for free, plus enjoy a free mini-massage and mini-facial. Nutrition tips and healthy snacks will be offered, and local jewelry line Alohananda will be showing unique new pieces. 
Where: Health in Harmony Pilates and Wellness Studio, 26 Hoolai Street, Kailua
When: Saturday, 10:30 to 2:30
Details: RSVP to reserve your class spot and massage, 808.277.7641

Steak New Ground
What: The filet mignon tasting menu for two at d.k. Steakhouse lets you compare juicy notes on Kobe beef and a classically aged American steak. The meal includes an eight-ounce cut of each type of filet, plus a one-pound baked potato, sautéed veggies, steakhouse salads and bread pudding dessert.
Where: d.k. Steakhouse, Waikiki Beach Marriott
When: Through the end of May
Details: $80 per person, call 808.931.6280

A Reel Piece of Work
What: See three movies that impressed at last year’s Cannes and other big film festivals, including Irina Park starring Mick Jagger ex Marianne Faithfull, director Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park, and the Palme d’Or winning 4 Months, Three Weeks, Two Days.
Where: The Doris Duke Theater at Honolulu Academy of Arts.
When: Screenings are held at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., check here for complete showtimes and descriptions.
Details: Admission is $7 with discounts for seniors, students, military and Academy members. Call 808.532.8768 for more info.