Weekend Picks – November 13, 2008


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

Present Perfect
More than 10 local boutiques and designers are taking part in Soiree a la Mode, where you can snap up gifts from Katrina Cordova jewelry, Maui beauty product line Pala‘au, Makana Mother and Baby, Kona boutique Eden, and lots more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
When: Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Cupola Theater, second floor, Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
Details: Check www.soireealamode.com for more info.

Goodbye Moto
What: Got a new iPhone? take your old cellphones and rechargable batteries for free and environmentally friendly disposal at the Sony Expo. While you're there, check out the new gadgets and enter to win a 40-inch LCD TV.

When: Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom.
Details: Call 808.834.6611 for more info.

Beauty Queens
What: The documentary film “Beauty: In the Eyes of the Beheld” shows the blessings and the curses of being a beautiful girl, through the eyes of several real women. The screening is part of the Girl Fest Hawai‘i Film Festival.
When: Friday, 4 p.m.
Where: Arts at Marks, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Chinatown
Details: Admission $5, more info at www.girlfesthawaii.org.

Music that Grows on You
What: Listen to original music from L.Records, a North Shore solar/wind powered production studio. Dance all night, and take home a biodegradable download card that when planted grows into an array of wildflowers.
When: Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel Street, Chinatown
Details: Call 808.599.2552 for more info.