Thursday, December 31, 2009

Weekend Picks - December 31, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Boom Boom Pow
What: Pick your favorite viewing spot in Waikiki, get cozy, pop some bubbly, and watch the largest New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the state. Tune into KCCN FM 100 for the musical simulcast.
When: Tonight. Starts five minutes before midnight.
Where: Waikiki Beach
Details: For more info, call 808.923.1094.

Oceanfront Studio 54 New Year's Eve Party
Countdown to the new year 70's style at RumFire and The Edge of Waikiki's Oceanfront Studio 54 Party. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display and watch as giant disco balls drop from the rooftop. Don your best disco gear for the 70's costume contest, boogie poolside to DJ Betty and DJ Shaun G., and check out the face painting and body art stations, as well as performances by the Bacardi Cabaret Girls and the Studio 54 Boys. Plus, head to the Lei Chic Giveaway Booth where you can enter to win a ton of fantastic prizes, including a 2-night stay at the Sheraton Waikiki, gift certificates to RumFire, The Edge of Waikiki, Azure at the Royal Hawaiian, and Twist at Hanohano,
Fashionista's Market, Abhasa Spa, Blanc Salon, Spa Khakara, and more.
When: Tonight! Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Where: RumFire and The Edge of Waikiki, Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: 21+, $35 pre-sale tickets available here, $45 at the door. VIP packages with bottle service tables available. For more info, call 808.922.4422 or click here.

Snag select bottles of wine at cost and everything else at 15 percent off at Wine By Number's New Year's Blowout Sale.
15 percent discount available now to New Year's eve, wine bottles at cost available now, while supplies last.
Ka Uka Center in Waipio Gentry, 94-1234 Ka Uka Blvd., Waipahu.
For more info, call 808.671.1120 or click here.

Om Sweet Om
A beach yoga session under the light of the full moon, courtesy of Koa Yoga.
Tonight, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Lanikai Beach, Mokumanu St. Beach Access
Free. $10 donation recommended. Bring your own mat, towel and water. For more info, call 808.780.8544 or click here.

Everybody Dance Now
If your New Year’s resolutions include learning something new, getting into shape, or both, then check out this free intro to salsa class by Salsa No Ka Oi. No partner or experience necessary! The local Latin dance instructors will teach you the basics in just an hour.
Sunday, 6 to 7 p.m.
Dream to Dance Studio, 661 Auahi St., Suite 201
For more info, call 808.779.7970 or click here.

Pretty, Please
At the Red Carpet Beauty Soiree at Maleana Cosmetics, score a free makeover and discounts on beauty goodies, plus complimentary bubbly and pupu from Wild Tree Catering. Shop the clothing, shoes, accessories, and beauty services from Jessica’s Traveling Boutique, My Deuces, Beautigoddess, and Design 88 Jewelry.
When: Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Maleana Cosmetics, 3705 Waialae Ave., Honolulu
For more info, call 808.737.3663 or click here.

What’s Cooking
Learn to make a great Japanese Dashi and tempura with Chef Hiroshi. In this first class of a four-part cooking series, you’ll enjoy great food and talk story with the Chef, plus, the session includes a scrumptious four course dinner.
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m.
Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas, Restaurant Row
$45 per person. By reservation only. Call 808.553.4476 or email For more info, click here.

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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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