Thursday, July 24, 2008

Weekend Picks - July 24, 2008

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

Clothes Make The Man
What: UH grad Dan Weaver, who advanced through three rounds of Project Runway interviews in 2007, debuts his latest collection and throws an after party. Order the pieces you like, as well as T-shirts and accessories online after the show.
Friday, doors open at 8; show starts at 9; after-party begins at 10
Details: Tickets for both show and after-party are $15, standing room only is $7, at
The Loft, 115 N. Hotel Street (between Maunakea and River streets), Chinatown

The Deadbeat Club
What: The Deadbeats perform their jazzy, hip-hop, vibey sound every week. Stay for the second set, in case the breakdancers show up. Listen to song clips here.
When: Wednesdays. Doors open at 8, show starts at 10.
Where: Jazz Minds Cafe, 1661 Kapi'olani Blvd. (makai side, near Atkinson)
Details: Free before 9. After that, $5.

Blame it on Rio
What: Markdowns on all bikinis at the sidewalk sale at Brazilian Showroom. Forty percent off everything outside, 20 percent off everything inside.
When: Saturday and Sunday, all day
Brazilian Showroom, 3588 Waialae Avenue, Kaimuki
Details: Call the store at 808. 735-7537  or visit

Bride and Joy
What: Free evening workshops for brides-to-be covering all aspects of wedding planning, from hair and makeup to photos to reception locations. One-day classes to learn glassblowing techniques and make your own drinking tumblers, paperweights and other pieces.
When: Wednesdays starting July 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kaka'ako Conference Room at Ward Warehouse
Details: Check

Ruff and Ready
What: Sale on locally made Shaka Dog dog collars for online purchases only. Buy three and get a fourth free.
When: Through Sunday
Details: View styles and place orders online at

Tattoo You
What: Body Art Xposed at Honolulu Design Center showcases local tattoo artists' work. Stick around for live music, DJs and $5 cocktails.
When: Friday, beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Cupola Theater, second floor Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapi'olani Blvd.
Details: Call 808.237.5462 or check 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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