Weekend Picks – September 6, 2012

Lei Chic


On the Plus Side

What: Ever since Lynn Sakutori debuted her petite apparel line, Sakutori, at Nordstrom, she’s been flooded with requests for larger sizes. This weekend, the local designer delivers with the launch of Sakutori’s plus-size line. Some styles, like her keyhole back tunic and tulip hem crop pant, mirror her petite line, while others, like the tuck waist top and slim long pant with wide elastic waistband, are designed specifically to enhance hourglass shapes.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Nordstrom, Encore Department, Ala Moana Center.

Details: Priced under $80, available in sizes 1X-3X.


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A Host of Possibilities

What: You could be the face of one of Hawaii’s most iconic brands by

entering “The Great Hawaiian Host-ess Search.” All you have to do is

upload your photo on Hawaiian Host Inc.’s Facebook page. Get your

friends and family to vote for you. The winner will receive a monetary

gift, a year’s worth of Hawaiian Host chocolates and the chance to be

featured in an advertisement.

When: Entries are now being accepted through October 31.

Details: Open to all legal residents of Hawaii who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. For more information and to enter, click here.


Short Sighted

What: Watch a series of short films created by Hawaii’s up and coming filmmakers at the Ohina Short Film Showcase, including Byte Sized, which follows child prodigies as they hack into the U.S. Department of Defense; Menstral Fury, two college students who channel a Hong Kong martial arts film; and McKinley Horror Story, based on the true story of a murder at McKinley High School.

When: Opens tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday. Click here for showtimes.

Where: Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St.

Details: $15 opening night, $10 general. Click here for more information, then purchase tickets online.

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Swag Bag

What: Stock up on your favorite fall beauty products while scoring serious freebies at Neiman Marcus’ semiannual Beauty Event. Spend $100 in cosmetics or fragrances and get a crocodile-embossed tote filled with luxe samples, including ReVive Moisture Serum Extreme, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and Jo Malone London Blackberry & Bay cologne (a must-have fragrance for fall).

When: Today through Sunday, September 16.

Where: Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center.

Details: Purchases are also eligible for additional gifts from individual cosmetics and fragrance lines.


Farm Fresh

What: As a nod to this weekend’s Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, Halekulani is serving up a special month-long series of locally-sourced dinner menus and wine pairings at all four of its restaurants. Enjoy Kauai shrimp tempura and hibiscus mochi at House Without a Key, braised Big Island red veal with olive mashed potatoes at Orchids, or Niçoise-style tuna, Kona lobster and Surfing Goat Dairy goat cheese sorbet at La Mer. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. Click here for full menus and prices.

When: September 10-September 30.

Where: Halekulani, 2199 Kalia Rd.

Details: For reservations, call (808) 923-2311 or click here.

Night on the Town

Lei Chic’s Guide to First Friday

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Who: Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.

What: The historic theatre is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a free altenative rock concert featuring Sing the Body, The Intire Project, Mike Love, Sabrina and more.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Who: Mojo Barbershop, 1157 Bethel St.

What: Watch barbers (both professional and self-professed) go head-to-head in a talent showcase. Then, help select the winners in three categories: gentleman’s cut, fade and full-head design.

When: 7 p.m.

Also: Enjoy drink specials all night long.

Who: Homecoming, 1191 Bethel St.

What: 75 percent off end-of-summer rack plus group savings – two people get 10 percent off, three get 15 percent, and groups of four or more get 20 percent. Sale items excluded.

Who: The Manifest, 32 N. Hotel St.

What: Retro artist Nick Kuchar showcases new artwork inspired by Hendrick’s Gin while Justin Park, who took top honors at last month’s Most Inspired Bartender Competition, whips up actual Hendrick’s Gin cocktails.

When: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.

What: Sip sparkling wine while you score 40-50 percent off all 2012 bikinis at Posh Pua‘s end-of-summer trunk show.

When: 5-10 p.m.

Also: Buy anything from the trunk show and get 10 percent off everything else in-store.

Who: La Muse, 1156 Nuuanu Ave.

What: Up to 50 percent off all dresses, 30 percent off Acacia swimwear, 40 percent off all other swimwear, hats and jewelry.

Who: Barrio Vintage, 1160 Nuuanu Ave.

What: Students receive 20 percent off with valid ID.

Who: Community, 22 S. Pauahi St.

What: Gaya trunk show with $15-$40 tops, dresses and swimsuits.

When: 5-9 p.m.

Who: Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi St.

What: 10 percent off all new arrivals from Will Leather Goods, Topo Designs, Gemstone Jewels and Kauai Cigars.

When: Until 10 p.m.

Who: MiSh MaSh, 1164 Smith St.

What: $10 rack, $20 fill-a-bag.

When: 5-9 p.m.

Who: Milk & Honey, 1128 Smith St.

What: 50 percent off rack and a raffle giveaway for a $35 Milk & Honey gift card.

When: Until 9:30 p.m.