Weekend Picks – October 23, 2008


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

Costume Drama
Hawai‘i Fashion Incubator debuts the Art of Fashion showcase, with multimedia artwork inspired by the UH Costume Collection exhibit. Heavy pupus, wine and vodka bar. Proceeds benefit the UH costume collection.

When: Tonight, 6 to 10 p.m.
Aloha Tower Marketplace, second floor
Details: Tickets, $10 at the door. More details at www.hawaiifashion.org

Fine Vining
The Honolulu Wine Festival offers tasting plates from Stage, Sansei, Vino, Hanohano Room, and wines from R.Field, SWAM and others. Plus watch a celebrity wine tasting competition with master sommelier Roberto Viernes, and catch live entertainment from Iona Dance Company. All to benefit Lupus Hawai‘i.
When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Waikiki, Hawai‘i Ballroom
Details: Visit www.lupushawaii.org for more info and to buy tickets, or purchase them at HASR Wine Company,31 N. Pauahi Street, Chinatown, www.hasrwineco.com. $150 per person.

Lights, Camera, Fashion!

What: The premier of Macy’s Passport: Fashion Cinema, a feature-length film that’s a documentary of the famous HIV/AIDS benefits in SanFrancisco and Los Angeles. Champagne reception before the film screens. Proceeds benefit Life Foundation.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Dole Cannery theater
Details: More info here, tickets are $25 and available in advance by calling 808.945.5894

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

What: Monthly cocktail pairing dinner offers five courses all with matching drinks and a Beatles theme. A Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds cocktail kicks off the first course, and the meal wraps up with a dessert inspired by Yellow Submarine and Strawberry Fields Forever.
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Where: E & O Trading Company, Ward Center

Details: Make reservations at 808.591.9555. $65 per person.

Y Not?
What: Get pampered with mini spa treatments like massages, eyebrow shapings, manicures, and makeovers at Downtown Decadence, a fundraiser for the YWCA. Sip cocktails and nibble pupus from the soon-to-be-reopened YWCA cafe.
When: Tonight, 5:30 to 8
Where: YWCA, 1040 Richards Street, downtown
Details: Call 808.538.7061 for details.

Monster Bash
Costume party at the lounge at Nobu. Best costume of the night wins a grand prize, and the first 75 inthe door receive gift bags.
When: Saturday, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Nobu, Waikiki Parc Hotel, 2233 Helumoa Road

Details: Call 808.237.6999 for more info

See Your Wardrobe in Black & White

What: Mark your calendar for a Lei Chic event next Thursday. Head to Club Monaco and put together a chic outfit in the store for a chance to win $250. Plus enjoy chocolate martinis from Three Olives, cupcakes from Hokulani Bakery and view black and white photography from local artist Eric Wehner. The best part? Take 15 percent off everything you buy at the event.
When: Next week Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Club Monaco, Ala Moana Center
Details: Call 808.941.4277 for more info.