Weekend Picks – November 12, 2009

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

Such A Tease
What: Sign up for the Burly-Q Basics workshop taught by members of the Cherry Blossom Cabaret troupe. Along with a little burlesque history, you'll learn a choreographed dance and strip tease, and how to make your own pasties and feather hair clip (which you get to keep).
When: Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Mercury, 1154 Fort Street Mall, Chinatown (corner of Bethel and Chaplain)
Details: $30. Pre-registration preferred. For more info, email lolalovecbc@yahoo.com or click here.

Get on Board
What: Watch the best surfers in the world rip it up at the men’s Reef Hawaiian Pro and the women’s Vans Hawaiian Pro, the first contests in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series.
When: The event kicked off this morning, and will continue over the best four days of surf, now through Nov. 23
Where: Ali‘i beach, Hale‘iwa
Details: For more info, visit www.triplecrownofsurfing.com

Here’s the Deal
What: Start your holiday shopping early, and save some cash, with a Diva Days shopping pass. The $10 pass scores you 20% off your total purchases at more than 20 local boutiques, including Alliway, Cloth Hawai'i, and Fashionista’s Market. Ticket sales benefit Hawaii’s Cherry Blossom Festival.
When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Buy your pass at the Wedding Café, Ward Warehouse.
Details: For more info, call 808.591.1005 or click here.

I’m on a Boat
What: Why party on land? Head to sea with the stylish set on the Firewater Moonlight Yacht Party. The three-level catamaran will set sail with Grey Goose and Heineken drink specials, DJ’s, and live music from 82 Fifty and Friends of Adam.
When: Friday, boarding from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.; sailing until 1:30 a. m.
Where: Ali‘i Kai Catamaran, Aloha Tower, Pier 5
Details: 21+. $25 presale, $30 door. For more info, visit www.firewaterevents.com

Birthday Bash
What: Celebrate Olive boutique's first birthday with 20 percent off purchases all day (excludes jewelry). Check out the latest offerings from local jewelry line Jo Jah Jae, enjoy live music, and snack on yummy cupcakes and pupus.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., food served at 6 p.m.
Where: 43 Kihapai St., Kailua
Details: For more info, call 808.263.9919 or visit www.iheartolive.com

Face Time
What: Wanna apply your makeup like a pro? At Smashbox Cosmetic’s “Meet the Pros” cocktail reception, Lead Artists Lori Taylor and Hank Hoffman will share beauty insider tips and tricks, all while you sip free cocktails and get first dibs on the latest must-have products.
When: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom Cosmetics, Ala Moana Center, Level 2
Details: To reserve your spot, call 808.953.6100 and ask for the Smashbox counter.

Art Me Up
What: Hit up the Hawai'i's Modern Masters gallery event at Luxury Row and check out exhibits by award-winning local artists displayed throughout the center's high-end boutiques. Featured works include paintings, mixed media sculptures, ceramics, and photography by Rick Mills, Jaisy Hanlon, Scott Fitzel, Daven Hee and more.  
When: Opening reception with artists, tonight, 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibits open today through Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 2100 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
Details: For more info, call 808.971.9011 or click here