Thursday, January 20, 2011

Weekend Picks - January 20, 2011

Lei Chic The Wong Way to Eat Local
What: There's farm-to-table dining, and then there's bringing the farmer to the table too. Reserve a spot now for chef Alan Wong's upcoming Farmer Series Dinner, when he hosts Richard and June Ha, owners of Hamakua Springs Country Farms, for a menu of local produce, Kona lobster and more.
When: Wednesday, January 26, 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Alan Wong’s Honolulu, 1857 S. King St., 3rd floor.
Details: Prix fixe menu is $80/person, $110 with wine pairings. To make a reservation, call 808.949.2526. For more info on participating farmers and their products, visit

Pimp My Bride

What: Find your perfect aisle style at the Hawaii Bridal Expo. With more than 180 of Hawaii’s leading wedding pros exhibiting, planning your big day will be a piece of cake. Check out jewelry from Pacific Diamonds, wedding gowns from Princess Brides, and taste samples from the Islands’ top caterers. Then, pop by The Lei Chic Lounge for a mini-massage and enter to win one of our spa packages, shopping sprees, and beauty baskets. As a bridal bonus, snag 2-for-1 admission with this coupon .
When: Friday, 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Avenue.
Details: For more info visit


How Does Your Garden Grow?
What: A workshop that teaches you to beautifully landscape your yard using edible plants. Lettuces instead of ferns? Herbs instead of weeds? Learn how to make your yard pretty delicious. 
When: Saturday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Green House Sustainable Learning Center, 220 Pakohana Street
Details: Class fee is $20. For more info, call 808.524.8427 or visit

Boutique Birthdays
What: Two local shops turn 1 year old this weekend: consignment store Tara's Secret Closet on King Street, and Acid Dolls at Royal Hawaiian Center. Both are offering cocktails and pupus and special sale prices.
When: Tara's Secret Closet on Saturday 6 to 9 p.m.; Acid Dolls on Sunday 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Tara's Secret Closet: 2013 S. King Street; Acid Dolls, Royal Hawaiian Center, Level 3, B-303.

Details: More info on Tara's Secret Closet: More info on Acid Dolls:

Going Gaga
What: Get the meat dress out of the fridge, and start practicing the hair bow with hair. Apartment 3 is calling all little monsters to bring their best Gaga look. Firebird Photography will be acting as paparazzi for the night.
When: Saturday, doors open at 9.
Where: Apartment 3, third floor Century Center, 1750 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Cover $10. 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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