Thursday, January 10, 2013

Seven reasons to do something this weekend

Weekend Picks - January 10, 2013

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Photo by David Croxford.

Shop
Bye the Seastar
What:
The bad news - Seastar 8.4.23 closes in five days (owner Nana Fujise says the Waikiki boutique was always meant to be a short-term pop-up experience). The good news - you still have four days to take advantage of its massive moving sale. You'll get 40 percent off all regular-priced merchandise, an additional 40 percent off sale items, and everything, including the fixtures, must go. Look for Seastar to reopen in Manhattan, where Fujise currently lives, but until then, the online shop will remain open for business.
When: Today-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m., closed Monday, Tuesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 423 Nahua St.
Details: Look for even deeper discounts as the closing date nears. Check for updates on Seastar 8.4.23's Facebook page or blog or call (808) 922-8423.

Eat
Fry by Night
What:
Morning Glass Coffee and Cafe's Night Breakfast is back next week and, for the second time, the Manoa eatery is opting for an à la carte, open seating format. Order from a special menu that includes macaroni and cheese pancakes, kim chee fried rice parfaits with pork gravy, a sandwich of pork, honey marmalade, baby arugula and fried egg on ciabatta bread - and don't forget your cereal milk latte.
When: Wednesday, 5:30-8:45 p.m.
Where: Morning Glass Coffee and Cafe, 2955 E. Manoa Rd.
Details: $8-15 per entree. No reservations necessary, first come, first served. Watch for the full menu on Facebook and call (808) 673-0065 for more information.

Lei Chic Read
'Lucky' in Love
What:
We're so excited to see several of our favorite local boutiques and designers in the pages of Lucky! The February issue spotlights Aloha Rag, Barrio Vintage, Community, Collins & 8th, Guava Shop, Fighting Eel, Muumuu Heaven, Owens & Co., Olive Boutique, Somace and Rebecca Beach Kahala (whew!) in its City Guide feature.
Details: Look for Katharine McPhee on the cover when the issue hits newstands or click here to read the feature online.

Shop
The Sample Life
What:
It's that time again. Head down early to Fighting Eel's sample sale to score ridiculously cute outfits at ridiculously low prices (and congratulate them on the Lucky feature). Just remember - cash only and all sales are final.
When: Today and tomorrow, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 9 N. Pauahi St.
Details: For more information, email info@fightingeel.com or call (808) 738-9300.

Watch
Mumbai's the Word
What:
Escape to a world of music, humor and love at Honolulu Museum of Art's 6th Annual Bollywood Film Festival. We can't wait for the opening night film, English Vinglish, the story of an Indian housewife who enrolls in a conversational English class to help her navigate life in New York (spoiler: hijinks ensue).
When: Opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and runs through January 24.
Where: Doris Duke Theatre at Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
Details: Opening night $15 ($12 for museum members), all other films $12 ($10 for museum members). Get the full schedule and buy tickets here.

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A screenshot from English Vinglish.

Attend
Centers of Attention
What:
Enjoy live music, food tents, art displays and more at Discover Kakaako. On our must-see list - a performance by Tufts University a cappella group sQ! in the parking lot fronting Consolidated Theatres, and a fashion show highlighting spring men's and women's looks on the Ward Warehouse stage, featuring the latest arrivals from Basique Threads (watch for Insight and Toi et Moi), Dolce (with Chan Luu and Gypsy 05) and Men's Wearhouse.
When: Saturday, 5-9 p.m. A cappella performance at 6:30 p.m., fashion show at 7 p.m.
Where: Ward Centers.
Details: You can also enter to win a Vegas vacation. Click here for full details.

Donate
Good Riddance
What:
Donate five or more gently-used children's or adult books at Eden in Love and get 20 percent off your entire purchase at the boutique. All donations will be given to Friends of the Library of Hawaii (which is holding a sale January 19-21) to support the state library system.
When: Through tomorrow.
Where: Eden in Love, Ward Warehouse.

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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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