Weekend Picks – Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lei ChicCreate
Art in the Park
Dance crews, live music, spoken poetry, storytellers, and a chance to weave, print, and paint your way through your own art project are among the 27 reasons to stop by The Contemporary Museum today for the free ArtSpree event.
When: Today, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: The Contemporary Museum , 2411 Makiki Heights Dr.
Details: Click here for all the details on TCM's website or call 808.526.1322.

Beers to You
What: 1
60 different small made-to-order dishes get a boost with $1 mugs of draft Asahi beer at Shirokiya's new Yataimura.
When: Now through Wednesday, July 13. 6-10 p.m. daily.
Where: Shirokiya, 2nd floor, Ala Moana Center.

Lei Chic Shop
Sky's the Gimmick
You usually don't need a personal shopper – but what if Cynthia Rowley, Padma Lakshmi, Veronica Webb, Ming Tsai, and Bobby Flay were doing the picking? That's the concept behind just-launched site OpenSky. Pick your mavens, and they'll pick one item a week for you to love at a discounted price. Today, we spotted a twist on hoop earrings, quirky city-themed throw pillows, and syrups guaranteed to give your cocktail a boost.
Details: Check it out at Opensky.com. Get $20 in credit right now when you invite friends to join.

Putting Down Roots
Can the chemicals and learn how to grow your own organic garden and keep pests out. Master gardeners will give you the dirt on any questions, then buy some fresh herbs to take home.
When: Today, 9 am. – noon.
Where: Oahu Urban Garden Center, 955 Kamehameha Highway, Pearl City.
Details: Call 808.453.6050 for more information or check the Urban Garden Center's website.

Lei Chic Anticipate
Coming to a Store Near You
September – Prada adds color to its parfum collection with Candy. The new scent is descibed as an "explosion of joie de vivre.", otherwise known as a  girly mix of caramel, musk, and vanilla notes.
Spring – Victoria Beckham's baby is coming, and we're not talking about her little girl that's due Sunday. Victoria by Victoria Beckham will be more affordable then her couture line, but that still means the 60s-inspired pieces will start at $550.


Who: Fighting Eel
Deal: Sample sale means styles are going for as low as $25. Just make sure you have cash.
When: Today,11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Manifest, 32 N. Hotel St.

Who: Indah
Deal: Sample sale includes not only Indah but Francesca B Designs and Bali home items. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
When: Today, starting at 9 a.m. up Paumalu St. across from the Sunset Beach lifeguard station.

Who: Adore & Therapy, Kahala Mall
Deal: It's sidewalk sale weekend at Kahala Mall. At Adore it means 50 percent off Italian Shoemaker wedges and four full racks of clothing and handbags. At Therapy, snatch up denim for 50 percent off and more.
When: Through Sunday.
Also: More than 35 stores are part of the sidewalk sale including Shasa Emporium, Riches Kahala, and SoHa Living.

Who: CC Doodle, ccdoodle.etsy.com
Deal: Buy three belts, get the fourth free. Message CCDoodle before buying so your price can be altered.
When: Until July 9.

Who: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse
Deal:Grab a tag for a secret deal including 30 percent off entire purchase, 40 percent off dresses, and more at the Christmas in July sale.
When: Today. Eden in Love closes at 9 p.m.
Also: Check out some of the goodies on facebook.