Weekend Picks – September 3, 2009

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

Picture Perfect
What: Local lines Soozou Sailbags and 1979 Swimwear open a design studio/boutique and celebrate with drinks and pupus and a photo exhibit by local shooters Ethan Boone and Daeja Fallas.
When: Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: 1164 Smith Street, Chinatown
Details: Visit www.etownstudios.com for more info.

Fashion's Night Out

What: Ala Moana Center joins the fashion capitals of the world to bring the inaugural Fashion’s Night Out to Honolulu. Organized by Vogue magazine, the one-night event will happen simultaneously in cities across the U.S., as well as in 11 other countries—including Japan, France, Spain, Italy, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. At Fashion’s Night Out at Ala Moana Center you can check out trunk shows, in-store events, cocktail parties, gift-with purchase promotions, product demonstrations, live entertainment, an opportunity to support the Hawai‘i Foodbank, a grand prize vacation for two to Lana‘i, and more.
When: Thursday, September 10, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Stores throughout Ala Moana Center
Details: Click here for the full schedule of happenings

Dress For Less

What: Stop by Valerie Joseph where you can purchase one dress, valued at $45 or more, and get a second dress for just ten cents.
When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Valerie Joseph, Ala Moana Center, Level 1.
Details: Second dress applies to essential dress styles only. For more info, call 808.942.5258.

Suit Yourself
What: Get 35 percent off Letarte's 2009 collection of bohemian chic swimwear and coverups at its flagship boutique on Maui.
When: Sale begins Saturday
Where: 24 Baldwin Ave., Paia
Details: For more info, call 808.579.6022 or visit www.letarteswimwear.com

Photographic Memories
Celebrate the life and work of local photographer Sergio Goes at the Stranger Than Paradise exhibition. View a series of the artist's black-and-white photographs taken for Honolulu Weekly from 2003 to 2004, along with photos from Goes' former students from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
When: Opening reception, Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; exhibition dates, Sept.4 to Oct. 31.
Where: thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St., Chinatown.
Details: For more info, call 808.599.2552.

Perfect your downward facing dog pose by moonlight at Koa Yoga's Full Moon Yoga class.
When: Friday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lanikai Beach, Mokumanu Street access
Details: Bring your own mat, towel and water. $10 donation recommended. Call 808.780.8544 to sign up or for more info.

Reel Time
What: Kick back pool side and enjoy a free showing of Race to Witch Mountain, starring local boy The Rock Dwayne Johnson at the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk hotel.
When: Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: Grand Lanai Pool, 4th Floor, 201 Beachwalk Street, Waikiki.
Details: Free. Snacks, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. For more info, visit www.embassysuiteswaikiki.com.

Strike A Pose
What: Lululemon sponsors free yoga classes at studios all over the island
When: Monday
Where: Yoga studios all over O'ahu
Details: Click here for the full list of participating studios and the schedule of free classes.