Weekend Picks – September 9, 2010

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

Book ‘Em, Danno
What: Catch the world premiere of the new Hawaii Five-O at Sunset on the Beach. Score a spot on the sand early, grab some local grinds, and then watch as stars Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan, Alex O’Loughlin and Grace Park roll in.
When: Monday, September 13. Live entertainment, 5 p.m; red carpet arrivals, 6 p.m.; premiere, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sunset on the Beach, Queen’s Beach, Waikiki
Details: Free. For more info, click here

Ten Finger Discount
What: Nails La Vie is celebrating its one-year anniversary by offering 20 percent off all services this month – which means $12 basic manicures, for example. You better book ‘em fast.
When: Now through October 9
Where: Nails La Vie, 4346 Waialae Ave., Kahala
Details: For more info and to book an appointment, call 808.734.1957 or click here 

Passion for Fashion
What: Celebrate the start of the fall fashion season at Fashion’s Night Out, the global shopping extravaganza hosted locally by Ala Moana Center. Watch runway shows at Centerstage, shop trunk shows, snag gift-with-purchase offers from retailers like Betsey Johnson, Folli Follie and Island Edge, and enjoy cocktail receptions at luxury stores like Fendi, Gucci and Miu Miu.
When: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Details: Free. For more details click here

Culture Club
What: You love wine. You love Indian food. So enjoy them together as Wine the Experience and India Café team up for a 3-course wine pairing dinner. They’ll take you through each course, pairing the perfect wine with zesty Indian dishes.
When: Monday, September 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Wine the Experience, 1016 Kapahulu Ave. Suite 1, Honolulu
Details: $30. To reserve your spot, call 808.738.0738

Fringe Benefits
What: Step out of the mainstream at the Fringe Festival, a celebration of performing arts. Expect an evening of variety-show-like events, such as cabaret, improv comedy, dance, music, and live theater, from 20-plus performers.
When: Saturday, doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Simultaneous events at The Venue, 1144 Bethel St.; The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave.; and Laugh Track Theater, 1123 Bethel St.
Details: Ages 21+. $10 cover. For more info, email Cyrina@CyrinaHadad.com

Shopper's Delight
Swing by Neiman Marcus during Fashion's Night Out for a ton of cool fashion and shopping exclusives. Watch UH, HCC and KCC fashion students compete in Project Trend, a styling challenge – the winner gets to design a NM window display. Check out a Fall 2010 Stuart Weitzman trunk show and snag a free tote bag stuffed with goodies by spending $100 in cosmetics or fragrances.
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; Project Trend competition, 7 p.m.; Beauty Event ongoing through Sept. 19
Where: Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center
Details: For more info, call 808.951.8887

Out to Brunch

What: Sunday mornings are just made for mimosas. So slip on a sundress and a fancy hat, and head to A Morning of Music, an outdoor champagne brunch. Enjoy music from Makana, the Honolulu Symphony and more, hit up the dessert bar from Cake Envy, and enter to win prize giveaways, all for a good cause – proceeds benefit Sounding Joy Music Therapy.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Mission Houses Museum of Hawaii, 553 S. King St., Honolulu
Details: Tickets start at $65. For more info, call 808.593.2620 or click here