Weekend Picks – September 16, 2010

Lei ChicLei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events.

Derby Does Dallas
What: Cheer on the local ladies of Pacific Roller Derby’s All-Star team as they take on the Dallas Derby Devils. Bring beach chairs or blankets to sit on, and get ready to witness some hard-hitting action from Hawai‘i's toughest rollergirls.
When: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Kamiloiki Community Park, corner of Hawaii Kai Drive and Lunalilo Home Road
Details: Free. For more info, visit www.pacificrollerderby.com.
Photo courtesy of Eric Alcantara 2010.

The Wahine Forum
What: Meet top Hawaii businesswomen and get insider tips on achieving career success at The Wahine Forum presented by Hawaii Business magazine and The Junior League of Honolulu. You’ll get expert advice and hear real-life success stories at workshops like “Trailblazin’ Titas: Women Succeeding in Male-Dominated Fields,” “Keys to the C-Suite,” “Web-Wise Wahines” and “Negotiation: What Women Need to Know.” You’ll also learn how to bring values into your organization, how to leap into a new career path, and even how to makeover your office workspace.
When: Tuesday, October 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Waikiki, Maui Ballroom
Details: For the full program schedule, click here. To register, click here.

Still Remembered
What: Even if you had never met Sergio Goes, you were most likely touched by his amazing photos that were published in many Hawai‘i publications. Celebrate the life and work of the late photographer at the Sergio Goes: The Seer and the Spectacle exhibition, where you’ll see a varied body of work, including some never-before-exhibited photos. Also enjoy pupu and wine from Wine The Experience.
When: Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Peggy Chun Gallery, 1161 Nu‘uanu Ave.
Details: For more info, call 808.545.4810.

What: It’s only six months until St. Patty’s day, and people just can’t wait. So celebrate “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” with some of Honoulu’s most beloved Irish pubs. On Friday, hit up the block party outside of Murphy’s, with musical performances by Murray Thorne and the Doolin Rakes, and pop into O’Toole’s for the Guinness Toast Contest. Or hop on the trolley, hosted by Anna’s, for an Irish pub bar crawl. On Saturday, head back to O’Toole’s for a whiskey tasting event, more music and Irish whiskey specials.
When: Friday, block party from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday events from 4:30 p.m. until closing
Where: O’Toole’s Irish Pub and Murphy’s Irish Pub, both on Nu‘uanu Ave. at Merchant St. in downtown; Anna’s, 2440 S. Beretania St., Honolulu
Details: Events are free. Pub crawl is $10. To reserve a pub crawl spot, call Anna’s at 808.946.5190. Whiskey tasting is $15 to $45 dollars. For more info and tasting reservations, call 808.223.3997.

In High Spirits
What: You’re itching to craft cocktails with ingredients beyond the cheap mix you got on sale at the grocery store. So check out The Art of the Cocktail, where world-famous mixologists like Dale DeGroff, Julie Reiner and Tony Abou-Ganim will lead you through the complexities of gin, tequila, and more in informal seminars. You’ll get hands-on experience and learn expert techniques, plus, expect plenty of tastings, demos, discussions, mingling and more.
When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Rd., Waikiki
Details: $40 to $125 per person per event; $160 for five-seminar package. Hotel room discounts also available. Advance reservations required. For more info and reservations, call 808.931.5040 or click here.

Good Taste
What: Head to the 11th annual Ko Olina Taste at Kapolei for drool-worthy food, wine and beer from more than 30 of O‘ahu’s best restaurants—Soul Patrol, The Alley, Indigo, Formaggio Grill, Hana Sushi and more. Plus, with musical performances by Anuhea, Sean Na‘auao, eight0eight and Darin Leong, fireworks, dance performances, and a kid zone for your rugrats, you’ve got a Saturday night that’s hard to beat.
When: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Ko Olina Resort and Marina, 92-1480 Ali‘inui Dr., Kapolei
Details: $75 pre-sale; $90 at the door; $35 children ages 7 to12. For tickets, call 808.545.2772 or visit www.hawaiisbesttickets.com. For more info, visit www.tasteatkapolei.com.

Swap ‘Til You Drop
What: Done with those maternity jeans? Junior too big for his onesies? Clear out your family’s closets for the Mom & Baby Clothing Swap, and trade them in for some “new” items from fellow moms. Also enjoy pupu, sweet spirits, and 10 percent off anything in the store.
When: Requisite advance clothing drop-off period runs this Sunday through September 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Event is Thursday, September 30, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Baby Awearness/Hot Mama Maternity, Manoa Market Place, 2nd Fl., 2572 Woodlawn Dr., Ste. 5-209
Details: If you don’t do an advance clothing drop-off, you may participate in the event for a $10 donation that benefits Mary Jane Home. For more info, call 808.988.0010 or visit www.babyawearness.com.

Free Form
What: Long, lean muscle. Sounds like something you’d love to have, right? But your wallet is also long and lean after that Labor Day shopping spree, so check out the free Pilates classes at Applied Movement. Every Saturday you can try out Pilates with Reduced Effort, a class designed to be gentler than other workouts, at no cost.
When: Saturdays through October 2, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Applied Movement, 1258 Kaimale St., 2nd Fl., Honolulu
Details: Free. BYO mat and towel. For more info, call 808.457.9834 or visit www.appliedmovement.com.