Weekend Picks – September 10, 2009

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

A-List Advice
What: Get tips and answers to your fashion questions at the Hawai
'i Woman Expo. Kathryn Drury-Wagner, author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu, leads the panel “The A-Team: Local Stylistas Slay Your Toughest Fashion Problems.” On the panel is Alyson Helwagen, founder of Lei Chic, Allison Kim-Czerniak , designer of Alliway jewelry, Alyssa Fung, owner of Fashionista’s market, and Allison Izu, designer of her namesake petite denim line.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.
Where: Blaisdell Center, Expo Main Stage
Details: Admission $3. More info at www.hawaiiwomanexpo.com

Fashion's Night Out

What: Shop tonight at Ala Moana Center and get in on champagne receptions, special deals, gifts with purchase, and exclusive items. Plus, enter to win a weekend for two at the Four Seasons Lana‘i, a $250 shopping spree and a VIP girls’ night at Pearl.
When: Tonight, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Stores throughout Ala Moana Center
Details: Head to the information tables in front of Louis Vuitton on the mall level to get a full event guide and enter the prize drawing. Click here for the full schedule of happenings.

Nail It
What: Get pampered at the newly opened Nails La Vie salon which uses natural, chemical-free Zoya products. Enjoy a free gift with any manicure or pedicure purchase through Sept. 30.
When: Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 3436 Waialae Ave., Suite 4D, Kahala (across from Aloha Gas Station)
Details: For more info, call 808.734.1957

Rock n' Reel
What: Dig up your leather pants, grab some popcorn and check out Interisland Terminal's Turn It Up To 11 event, a presentation of international films celebrating rock n' roll, including Anvil! The Story of Anvil!, We Are Wizards, Ladies and Gentelmen, the Fabulous Stains, and Electric Dragon, 80,000.
When: Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13
Where: Consolidated Kahala Theatres, Kahala Mall
Details: Click here for a full schedule of showings.

Taste of Paradise
What: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ko Olina Taste of Kapolei, the all-you-can-eat sunset event benefitting the Rotary Club of Kapolei Charities. Indulge in cuisine from more than 30 top restaurants including Sam Choy's, Formaggio, Top of Waikiki, Indigo, Gordon Biersch, Haleiwa Joe's, and Hapa Grill, desserts from Cake Envy and Menchie's Yogurt, and fine wine, beer and spirits provided by HASR Wine Co., Barefoot Wine, Anheuser-Busch, Bacardi USA, Grey Goose and more. Enjoy entertainment from Nohelani Cypriano and George Kuo, along with a silent auction, farmer's market and fireworks display.
When: Saturday, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Ko Olina Resort and Marina, Ulua Lagoon 4
Details: Tickets are $75 for adults, $35 for children 7 to 12 years old, and can be purchased online at www.hawaiisbesttickets.com or by phone at 808.545.2772, and other select locations. For more info, click here.

Cook Up A Winner
What: Cooking experts from Whole Foods prepare their own recipes using local ingredients live for shoppers and a panel of judges including Honolulu Advertiser food writer Wanda Adams and KCC cooking instructor Frank Leake. Shoppers can take home the recipe and preparation tips.
When: Saturday, 2 p.m.
Where: Whole Foods Kahala Mall
Details: visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/honolulu or call 808.738.0820.