Thursday, August 26, 2010

Weekend Picks - August 26, 2010

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

Star Quality
What: Wanna be a TV star? Hit up the Hawaii Five-O open casting call. The CBS show is looking for U.S. citizens ages 18 and over of all types and ethnicities. Bring a headshot and resume if you have one, although no prior experience is necessary.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Aloha Tower Marketplace, 2nd Floor, 1 Aloha Tower Dr.
Details: $2 validated parking.
Image courtesy: CBS

Flea For All
What: Art + Flea, the new monthly vintage, DIY goods and arts extravaganza is back for its sophomore run. Stock up on quirky goodies from Sassy Lassy, Catwings Couture, Mish-Mash, Jeremy Strength, Jeannie Randall and more. Stay for live bands Aaron McMullen, The Behaviorists, Aesthete and Cell Empathy. Stay even later for the New Gear Dance Party with DJs Cape Cod and Kowaikowai.
When: Tonight, 5 to 11 p.m.
Where: Fresh Café, 831 Queen St.
Details: $1 admission before 8 p.m., $6 after. For more info, visit

Going Off Like A Prom Dress
What: Celebrate Chinatown hotspot The Manifest’s one-year anniversary by throwing on a little formal attire and getting down at its prom-themed party. Expect a disco ball, prom photo set-up, prom king and queen crowning, balloons and jams by DJs Delve, Jon C and Sssoulution.
When: Tonight, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: The Manifest, 32 N. Hotel St., Chinatown
Details: Free. For more info, call 808.523.7575 or visit

Rage For the Machine
What: Local designer Shannon Hiramoto’s line of cute Machine Machine dresses are a staple at the Split Obsession boutique. Hiramoto will make her first in-store appearance for a Machine Machine trunk show, where you can shop even more styles than usual and score a free gift with purchase.
When: Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Split Obsession, Ala Moana Center
Details: For more info, call 808.951.8480 or visit

It’s All Greek To Me
What: Flaky pastries, rotisserie meat, ouzo and raucous dancing? Sounds like the annual Greek Festival. Enjoy eats from the Olive Tree Café and libations from The Greek Taverna, entertainment by Nisiotes Dancers, a screening of an aerial tour of Greece and more.
When: Saturday, 12 to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 to 8 p.m.
Where: McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park
Details: $3 general admission. For more info, call 808.521.7220 or visit

Free Weights
What: Work off all of those glasses of sugar-loaded summer sangria at the Applied Movement fitness studio’s day of free classes. The line-up includes rock climbing, all-levels yoga, Vinyasa Flow and more.
When: Saturday, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Applied Movement, 1258 Kamaile St., 2nd Floor, Honolulu
Details: For more info, call 808.457.9834 or e-mail For a description of the classes, click here

Moving On-line
What: Before Alliway moves its boutique online, score in-store deals like 40 percent off of Alliway signature jewelry and other accessories, such as stationery, cards, journals and recycled bags. Stock up now before the store closes its doors in a few weeks.
When: Now through the end of August
Where: Alliway, Ward Warehouse
Details: For more info, call 808.589.1141

Mango a Go-Go
What: Watch Hawai‘i’s top chefs battle it out at Tree to Table — A Mango Throw Down, then judge the delicious results for yourself. Culinary hotshots like Roy Yamaguchi and Side Street Inn’s Colin Nishida will serve up their best mango dishes, like fire-roasted duck breast with mango and toasted almond ragout, lollipop lamb chops with curried mango couscous, and more. Plus, each dish comes with a wine pairing.
When: Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Moana Surfrider, 2365 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
Details: $75 pre-sale through today, $85 at the door. Benefits the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. For tickets and info, call 808.923.2861 or visit

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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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