Weekend Picks – Sept. 8, 2011

Lei ChicSee
Straight from the Art
Two new exhibits will give you more reasons to hang around downtown for pau hana Friday. New pieces collected from galleries and shows from across the state and older art displayed in state offices and buildings find new homes at the Hawaii State Art Museum. Spend some time with the intriguing works, pick up a snack from Downtown@HiSAM or various food trucks, then enjoy award-winning musicians Ledward Kaapana and Eddie Kamae.
When: Tomorrow, 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St.
Details: Read more about the openings on HiSAM's website.

A Happy Pamper
Take your girlfriends for a walk down with style at the 9th Annual Hawai’i Woman Expo. Browse 20 fashion and 30 jewelry boutiques, 25 fitness and wellness booths, then put down your full shopping bags for a massage, manicure or new do by Paul Mitchell the School Honolulu, or dozens of tasty treats. Snag a seat for the beauty demonstrations, Celebrities and Their Pets Fashion Show, or the Hawaii’s Most Beautiful Man Contest, and make sure to enter drawings for a Tempur-pedic Cloud bed, “Perfect Chair” recliner or trip to Vegas before you head home. “It’s a Great Girls Day Out!”
When: Friday, 5 – 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
Details: Admission is $3 but you can score $1 off with a coupon in your Longs Drugs Insert. See the Hawaii Woman Expo’s website for more information.


Lei Chic Eat
A Little Something Eggstra
That crispy, chewy Chinese snack food, the egg puff, is getting a new flavor for one day only. Kent Lee is rolling out his banana puffette this afternoon until it sells out.
When: Puffettes Egg Puff truck opens at 11 a.m.
Where: Ward Ave. near The Sports Authority.
Details: While you're there, don't miss the wasabi for real horseradish flavor without the harsh bite.

We'll Always Have Ferris
You may have seen it NINE times before, but who can resist Ferris Bueller's Day Off on the big screen? Hana Hou Picture Show features Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Grey (pre Dirty Dancing), and Charlie Sheen (pre everything) in the classic film, digitally remastered of course.
When: Monday, 7 and 10 p.m.
Where: Ward 16 Theatres
Details: You can buy tickets online for $14.25 for adults, $11 for children. Vote now for the next classic you want to comeback.

Lei Chic Read

What: A beauty queen bites the big one – now the runner-up is on the hunt for the killer on a rampage in Waikiki! Ms. America and the Offing on Oahu definitely won't make any "must read lists", but the tongue-in-cheek murder mystery is easy on the eyes (and does offer a surprise ending) and it's just 99 cents for Kindle.
Details: Click here to find out how Ms. California was done in by her lipstick. Really.

Lei Chic Shop
South-ern Exposure
Fashion Week starts today and in Hawaii that means Andy South's new collection is finally for sale. Since you've been dreaming about the ultra-sophisticated, ultra-soft chevron-adorned dresses, tops, and coats in shades of grey and black since the preview in March, you'll have a chance to tell him in person how much you adore his line.
When: Tonight, 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Sportswear, Level 1, Neiman Marcus.
Details: Neiman Marcus isn't the only one with big plans for Fashion's Night Out. Click here for its full schedule, here for Ala Moana Center's plans, or here for a glimpse at Fashion Week craziness in New York.

Five-O Frenzy
Cuddle up with thousands of adoring fans at the world premiere of Hawaii Five-O. Catch glimpses of Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, and Grace Park (unless the tall guy in front of you gets in the way) while curling your toes in the sand at Waikiki.
When: Saturday, the bit event starts at 5:30 p.m. The actual screening begins at
Where: Queens Beach, Waikiki
Details: If you skip the premiere you can watch it with the rest of the world Monday, Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. on KGMB.

Lei Chic Laugh
Claws and Effects
Because it's been THAT kind of week, you need a little break with some musical cats.
Details: We suggest playing Lady Gaga's Just Dance for this feline. There are 25 other kitties to purr-use here.