Thursday, August 21, 2008

Weekend Picks - August 21, 2008

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

Brand New Bag
Celebrate the official debut of SooZou handbags made from recycled sails – and get your hands on one of them at the label’s shopping/launch party. They’re fully handmade, one-of-a-kind and aren’t always in full supply.
Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St., Chinatown
Free, map and other details here

Knock on Wood

www.leichic.comWhat: I Got Wood is a full display of reclaimed and recycled wood blocks, each one designed or painted by a different artist – hardcore graffiti artists, illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, cartoonists, and fine art painters have all taken part.
When: Opening reception Saturday, 6 p.m. Show runs through Sept. 13.
Split Obsession boutique, Koko Marina Shopping Center, Hawaii Kai
Details: Call the boutique, 808.395.3380 or visit LISTING --
Best Buys
What: The final summer sale from Fashionista’s Market – it could be months before you can get your shopping fix again. This weekend, on top of the 80 percent off retail prices, tons of items have extra discounts from 10 to 30 percent off.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Cupola Theater, second floor, Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd.
Details: Admission, $7; $3 for members. To join, visit

Big Fat Greek Festival
What: Souvlaki, gyros, baklava and ouzo. All Greek to you? Enjoy them all, plus live music, and art and gifts for sale.
When: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
Where: McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park
Details: Check for more info.

Rock the Boat
What: A three-level floating party on the Ali‘i Kai catamaran, with two bands and three DJs, plus $4 Grey Goose cocktails, and $3 Steinlager Pure.
When: Friday, sails promptly at 9:30 p.m. and returns at 12:30 a.m.
Where: Board at Aloha Tower Pier 5
Details: Tickets are $20 per person, at the door or in advance. Call 808.348.9137 for more info.

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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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