Weekend Picks – September 4, 2008


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

The Stain Event
Dirty Laundry T-shirt exhibit and sale features T-shirts used as a canvas by 25 artists who stained the shirts with everything from basil to Skittles to red dirt and built a graphic design around the stain. See one you like? They’re all for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the local Boys and Girls Club.
When: Opens Friday at 5 p.m.; runs through September 20.
Where: Nu‘uanu Gallery at Marks Garage, 1161 Nu‘uanu Avenue (between Beretania and Pauahi), Chinatown
Details: Call the gallery, 808.536.9828 or visit www.dirtydirtylaundry.com

Time for Chocolate
To celebrate the launch of its new Lunar Wahine watch with a chocolate-colored dial, Bathys Hawai‘i is hosting a complimentary chocolate tasting tonight. Check out the Kaua‘i-designed watches and sample bites of chocolates from around the world to compare taste, sweetness, and other qualities.

Tonight, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Ben Bridge Timeworks, Ala Moana Center
Tasting is free. Call the store for more details, 808.951-5600. Check out our recent story for more info on the watches.

Surf and Turf
What: Beachhouse executive chef Rodney Uyehara teaches you how to make a three-course dinner including fresh spinach gnocchi, braised veal cheeks, and fresh berry pudding.
When: Saturday, 12 to 3 p.m.
Where: Beachhouse restaurant at the Westin Moana Surfrider.
Details: $99 per person, complimentary valet parking. Advance reservations are a must. Call 808.735.7788 or check www.gourmetcookinghawaii.com
. Classes also offered October 4, November 1 and December 13.

Hawaii Fashion Incubator’s
First Fashion Friday at Aloha Tower

What: Find out how to translate this fall’s trends for Hawai‘i’s weather with an expert fashion panel including Nadine Kam of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wendy Robin of Studio W Cosmetics, and Hugette Montesinos of Disfunkshion Magazine.
When: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Aloha Tower, center atrium
Details:Check out www.alohatower.com for more info or call 808.528.5700.

Juicy Cowture
What: Nothing like polishing off a weekend with a primo burger. Morton’s special 30th anniversary version (the same recipe the founders created when they started Morton’s) is priced to match the chain’s birth year: $19.78. And, $5 of each purchase goes to the Make A Wish Foundation.
When: Available Sundays only, through September
Where: Morton’s Steakhouse, Ala Moana Center
Details: Call the restaurant, 808.949.1300