Weekend Picks – September 1, 2011

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Sneak Lei Chic
In school it was all about the three Rs. Now you live for the three Ds – discounts, new designers, and free drinks. You'll find them all at the first ever Lei Chic Mercedes Benz Pop Up Boutique. The LC team has been giddy rifling through snapshots and samples of all the great new clothes, swimsuits, jewelry, and bags that will be going in the two-day event (some have not yet been seen in local stores). Now you can join in the fun with an online preview of our designers you'll shop that day before leaving with a special gift from your favorite boutiques – a pass for 20 percent off for the rest of September.
When: Friday, Sept. 16, 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: The Mercedes Benz of Honolulu Showroom, 818 Kapiolani Blvd.
Details: $5 tickets are sold at the door. Watch Lei Chic.com for updates to our list of designers' specials (and for more on our exclusive shopping pass). Email info@leichic.com for more information.

Screen Passes
Watch the Warriors kick off the season against Colorado in air conditioned comfort on the Windward side. The Koko Marina 8 and Koolau 10 theatres will broadcast the game live so you can skip the crowds, but still cheer from stadium seating.
When: Saturday, kick off is 4:15 p.m.
Where: Koko Marina Theatres, 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy. Koolau 10 Theatres, 47-260 Hui Iwa St.
Details: The game is FREE at Koko Marina; tickets are limited to four per person at the box office, 808.397.6134. Tickets are $6 at Koolau 10, 808.239.0900.

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Baking the Rules
You usually can't take the cake to your games unless you're okay with frosting fumbles. The team at Let them Eat Cupcakes cooked up a tailgating solution with their push pops – LTEC's signature cakes and buttercreams layered in a handy, old-school push pop container with a cap.
When: The push pops go on sale tomorrow. LTEC is open 10 a.m. – whenever they sell out (usually around 2 p.m.)
Where: Let Them Eat Cupcakes, 35 S. Beretania St.
Details: Cookies n cream, german chocolate, and Bailey's pop will be $3 each. (Tip, attack it from the side so you get a little bit of frosting and cake in each bite). Call to reserve yours early, 808.531.CAKE (2253).

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You've Got the Look
Get front row seats to New York's biggest Fashion Week shows without leaving home. Today, Live From the Runway went live on YouTube with previews of the big event. You can catch 30 shows, including Vivienne Tam, Tadashi, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Herve Leger, live online starting Sept. 8.
Details:Start style gazing here. Or to catch the best of the catwalk on your cell, download the Fnetwork or ShopStyle apps.

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Adornable Additions
Strike just the right note with the launch of Melinda-Y-Butler at Philanthropy by Madison & Company. Check out the piano teacher's elegant hammered silver necklaces, wrap bracelets, drop gemstone earrings, and more along with sushi, desserts, and up to 50 percent on Philanthropy clothing.
When: Saturday, 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Philanthropy by Madison & Company Waipio, 94-1235 Ka Uka Blvd.
Details: $1 of ever Melinda-Y-Butler purchase will go to performance group, Honolulu Broadway Babies. Take a look at Melinda's collection now on her facebook page.

Sit, Stay
Something to Bark About
Best friends are welcome at the 55 Pawsh Place's 3rd anniversary. Four-legged pals can sample healthy snacks from businesses such as Lovely Pets, Zuke, and locally-run Raw on Request and Hawaii Doggie Bakery, then go home with gift bags. And if you're good, there will also be some treats for the owners.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: 563 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei
Details: Call 808.674.2055 or check 55 Pawsh Place's facebook page for more information.

The Big Brew-Ha-Ha
Get all hopped up on dinner with 12th Ave. Grill's End of Summer Beer Dinner featuring brews you won't find any other time. Homemade Shinsato pork rings with EKU pilsner, duck confit leg cannoli with house lemon ricotta with a Flying Dog Brewery's Snake Dog IPA, and smoked risotto with braised Maui oxtail and spicy fried Molokai Shrimp paired with Samichlaus beer. 'Nuff said.
When: Monday, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: 12th Ave Grill, 1145C 12th Avenue
Details: $60 per person. Call 808.732.9469 to reserve your space.