Thursday, May 1, 2008

Weekend Picks - May 1, 2008

Fresh Art
What: New collection of 14 original paintings, plus a surfboard-as-canvas piece and several painted board fins by Heather Brown, the North Shore artist whose star is rising after her work graced the Kokua Festival poster.
Where: Chinatown Boardroom boutique and gallery, 1160 Nuuanu Avenue, Chinatown.
When: The show starts today, but all pieces are for sale, so it ends when they’re all gone or May 31, whichever comes first.
Details: Visit 

Cook Up A Plan
What: Every second Thursday, cook a three-course meal with Chef Elmer Guzman, who worked under Alan Wong at the Canoe House on the Big Island, and is now owner of the comfort-gourmet Poke Stop. Chop, slice, and sauté alongside the chef, then grind on your own creation.
Where: Servco Home and Appliance Showroom, 2841 Pukoloa Street , Mapunapuna.
When: 6-9 p.m., May 8 and every second Thursday, but call to reserve your spot ahead of time.
Details: The dinners are limited to 16 guests, $125 per person. Visit for more info.

Sex, Drinks and Videotape
What: Countdown to the release of the Sex and the City movie on May 30 by watching episodes from seasons 1-6 in chronological order, sipping $3 Skyy cocktails and entering for a chance to win tickets to New York for the movie’s premiere party hosted by Skyy.
Where: Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana Center.
When: 8 p.m. tonight and every Thursday in May.
Details: Visit for more info.

Sale Bait
What: Recycle your Tamara Catz clothing by consigning it to the store for their May 30 sample sale – and get a portion of the sales price as a store credit to use toward a new Tamara Catz piece in June.
Where: Tamara Catz boutique, 83 Hana Highway , Paia, Maui.
When: Consign your old Catz stuff anytime now through May 20. The sample sale – featuring previous seasons’ samples, plus the items from the consignment promotion – happens May 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Details: More info at or call the boutique at 808.579.9184.

More Sail Bait
What: Check out local jewelry line Allirose at a trunk show of her creations and get 15 percent off any purchases.
Where: Split Obsession boutique, Koko Marina Center, Hawaii Kai.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details: Markdowns are all throughout the store – 15 percent off Sweetees, 20 percent off all denim and the sale rack has everything at 60 percent off. More info at

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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