Weekend Picks – November 15, 2012

Six reasons to do something this weekend

Lei Chic Shop
Good Night
Honolulu Night Market returns with a brand-new lineup of vendors, including Bamboo Sky, Roberta Oaks, Padma & Pickles, Little Dew Drops/Life is Swell, and a special vintage shop from Lindsey Higa and Lan Chung. View the latest men's and women's fashions from Aloha Rag, Andy South, Collins & 8th, La Muse and more in a show styled by Geremy Campos, and feast on delicacies like Miso & Ale's french fries with vanilla soft serve and In4mation's own signature HI Beer.
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.-midnight. Fashion show starts at 9:30 p.m.
Where: 683 Auahi St. Parking is available at 555 South St.
Details: $5 entrance fee, all ages welcome. Click here for details.

Social Butterfly
Lei Chic What:
Scoop up hot holiday fashion trends at R Style Social, an open house event that celebrates Royal Hawaiian Center's latest issue of R Magazine. Pick up a copy along with an R Socialite Pass, then flutter to participating shops and boutiques to accumulate pass stamps, view live models, and score exclusive discounts, like 10 percent off at Aloha Aina Boutique and 50 percent off select items from Mocchin. Turn in your completed pass at the end of the night for a chance to win a $500 or $250 Royal Hawaiian Center gift card.
When: Tomorrow, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center, check-in between bebe and The Apple Store on Level 1 of Building C.
Details: Get one hour of free parking with validation then pay $1 per hour for the next three hours. For a list of participating stores and specials, click here.

Divine Presents
Cottage by the Sea is celebrating its 9th anniversary with an awesome gifting marathon – a total of $1,000 worth of jewelry will be handed out every half hour for five hours. Even if you don't win a prize, you'll still be able to enjoy delicious treats and cocktails, a trunk show featuring owner Jen Sarsuelo's own Tidepool Love line, and 20 to 50 percent off the entire store.
When: Saturday with giveaways between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Where: Cottage by the Sea, Ward Warehouse.
Details: Click here for details.

Lei Chic Meet
A Great Aida
Meet Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp at a special book signing at Williams-Sonoma. Her first-ever cookbook, Keys to the Kitchen, will show you how to set up and stock your kitchen, create easy and delicious meals like Indian burritos with curried cauliflower, and (bonus!) stray from recipes to develop your own creations.
When: Saturday at 12 p.m.
Where: Williams-Sonoma, Ala Moana Center.
Details: Only copies of Keys to the Kitchen purchased at Williams-Sonoma will be signed. Proof of purchase required. For a great (and free) read, visit her website.

Street Walker
Saturday's Arts District Chinatown Makahiki celebration isn't just about fun and games – there's also some serious shopping to be had. Art & Flea is taking over Smith St. with more than 20 local fashion, art and vintage vendors, including Lei Chic favorites like Mango Luxe, Beach 2 City and Doodlipoop, plus a T-shirt decorating booth (bring your own or buy one there).
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Smith St. between Pauahi and Beretania sts.
Details: Free admission, all ages welcome. Park on the street or in one of the municipal lots shown here.

Eat (and Drink)
Lei Chic All Pau
Tonight Cafe Julia launches its pau hana menu. Expect family-style pupu plus a full-service bar that offers beer, wine and cocktails. What better way to relax after a hard day's work than with grilled cheese sandwiches, garlic fries, escargot, Singapore-inspired clams, guava barbecue ribs and grilled lemon pepper shrimp?
When: Wednesdays-Fridays, 4-9 p.m.
Where: Cafe Julia at YWCA, 1040 Richards St.
Details: Plates range in price from $6-$18. A full menu should be posted online soon.