Weekend Picks – October 9, 2008


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

Out of the Closet
Trade your old clothes for new-to-you items at the island’s biggest closet swap. Take your stuff to Wedding Cafe first, get credits for what you donate, and use those credits to “shop” the closets of hundreds of others. Come early and have brunch first.

When: Sunday, brunch 9:30; swapping at 11.
Where: Luana Hills Country Club, 770 Auloa Road, Kailua
Details: Tickets are $25 for brunch and swap, $5 for swap only. Advance purchase required. Clothes must be dropped off by Saturday at Wedding Cafe Ward Warehouse to receive swap shopping credits. Call
808.591.1005 for more info.

Flick Start
What: The annual Hawai‘i International Film Festival starts its 11-day run of film screenings. Read a synopsis of each film and line up your schedule with the downloadable program guide.

When: Tonight through Oct. 19
Regal Dole Cannery theaters
Details: Visit www.hiff.org for schedule, programs and ticket information.

Shrimpin’ Ain’t Easy
What: Decide for yourself which shrimp truck is the best – they’ll all be parked in one place and offering sample-size plates at the Taste of the North Shore Shrimp Trucks. Also on the menu: salads, sides, coffee and desserts from Turtle Bay Resort.
When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: All trucks are parked at Kuilima Point
Details: Tickets are $35. Call 808.293.6000 or click here for more info.

Marry Rich
What: Twenty celebrity wedding looks replicated on the runway at Style Secrets for Posh Weddings. Take inspiration for your big day and get inside how-tos from a team of wedding experts.
When: Sunday, 7 p.m.
Where: Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio
Details: Tickets are $15, including drinks and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP to 808.591.1005

Follow the Jewels
What: All Maui-made Rockabella Jewels are 50 percent off for online orders.
When: Through October 31
Where: Online at www.rockabellajewels.com

Buzz Off

What: Try drinking the ancient elixir, learn about kava’s effects and history, and jam to live music from eight local acts at the Kava Festival.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: McCarthy Mall, UH-Manoa
Details: Free. More info at www.kavafestival.org