Weekend Picks – Saturday, May 05, 2011

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A Lulu of a Gala
Why bother making dinner when you can sup on the fare of 13 top Hawaii chefs? Alan Wong, Roy Yamaguchi, D.K Kodama, Fred DeAngelo of Ola, Goran Streng from Tango and others really get cooking for the Leeward Community College Culinary Arts program’s annual fundraiser. This year the event, called Lulu, focuses on locally grown ingredients. When kanak attacks, dance it off in front of live entertainment or take a stroll through the silent auction.
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala Ike St., Pearl City
Details: Tickets are $125 at the door. Find more information, including the full list of chefs, on LCC’s website. Rummage
Art & Flea Market
To be honest, we have no idea exactly what you’ll find here. But that's the fun of this Saturday scavenger hunt. Search through boxes of vintage books, records, fabrics, and clothes all priced for $20 or less.
When: Today, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Fresh Café, 831 Queen St.
Details: E-mail mishmashshop@gmail.com for more information.

Sip and Chips
When you add jewelry prizes and tasty finger foods, Bingo is no longer just for your grandma. A Cup of Tea offers a buffet of soup, salad, finger sandwiches, and its signature indulgent desserts during its monthly game nights. It's so popular, May and June are already almost sold out.
When: At last check, there were just three spaces left for Sat. May 14. There are a few more for Sat., June 11. Games start at 6 p.m.
Where: 407 Uluniu St. Suite 101, Kailua.
Details: Admission is $36.76 with tax and gratuity included. A Cup of Tea also offers sing-a-long movie nights. For information 808.230.8832 or check out the website.

The Sifting Tides
You love the beach but flying sand leaves you gritting your teeth. Check out the new sandless beach mat from Hammacher Schlemmer. Created out of the same technology the military uses to keep the desert off their backs, two layers of woven polyurethane filter out all those pesky particles.
Details: Miltary-grade technology doesn't come cheap. The price is $69.95 plus shipping and handling. Take a look at it for free on Hammacher Schlemmer's website.


Who: Drift Boutique, 3434 Waialae Ave. Suite 4, Kaimuki
Deal: Score Tiare Hawaii designs for 40 percent off, 10-30 percent off Khush. and 10 percent off machinemachine. Get a Drift puka bangle free with the purchase of a Drift tote, scoop up bikinis selling for $10 a piece, and take $10 off $100 worth of non-sale items.
When: Today, 1-6 p.m.

Who: Divalicious, 850 W. Hind Dr. Suite 111, Aina Haina
Deal: Get 10 percent off one item, 20 percent off two, etc. up to 5 items at 50 percent off regular-priced clothing and handbags.
When: Now until May 14. The store is open Mon. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Also: Ready, set, shop the new merchandise on Divalicious’s facebook page.

Who: Florencia Arias, florenciaarias.com.
Deal: The sale was supposed to end yesterday. But we begged, we’re not ashamed to admit, so Florencia was kind enough to extend her 30 percent-off everything sale, plus free shipping, for Lei Chic’s sake.
When: Today and tomorrow.

Who: Dolce, Ward Center
Deal: 20 percent off all regular priced merchandise.
When: Today. Dolce closes at 9 p.m.

Who: Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi St.
Deal: Buy a full-priced dress or men’s item and receive another piece for 40 percent off. The sale is just the right fit for extra-small shoppers. A slew of samples in tiny sizes are going for $65 each or two for $100.
When: Ends today. Roberta Oaks is open just for this sale until 2 p.m.

Who: So’mace Lifestyle, 1115 Young St.
Deal: 15 percent off Kaypee Soh’s 100-percent linen pillows, 15 percent off leather-wrapped rattan furniture, 10 percent off Soh’s wood furniture and more deals for Kamaaina.
When: Ends Monday. So’mace closes at 3 p.m. today, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday.

Lei ChicSpotted
Ki-ele’s adorable new necklaces with Aloha Hawaii stamped in silver or vemeil.
The Deal: Aloha Hawaii necklaces are exclusively at Red Bamboo, 602 Kailua Rd. #101. Prices range between $50 – $60. Call 808.263.3174 for more information.

Who: She’s Crafty feather earrings
The Deal: Now you can buy your accessories online. Almond Joyce and Chloe Brown have also introduced ear cuffs for the same look, no piercing necessary. Take a look on She’s Crafty’s etsy shop.

Who: Ginger13 Jewelry, www.ginger13.com.
The Deal: Designer Cindy Yokoyama has added a new Wild at Heart collection featuring bold spiked necklaces and earrings. Try it with free shipping and handling for purchases over $100. Enter freeship100.