Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend Picks - April 10, 2008

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

A Sweet Meal
What: Pacific Place Tea Garden at Ala Moana Center hosts a free class on pairing tea and chocolate. Taste green tea match latte chocolate with green teas, dark chocolates with oolong teas, plus enjoy a complimentary jasmine pot de crème. Dessert for brunch! 
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.
Where: Pacific Place Tea Garden, third level, Ala Moana Center
Details: Free. Call 808.375.0268 for more info

Green Style on the Garden Isle
The Hawaii Fashion Incubator heads to Kauai for a three-day event showcasing the eco-chic work of local fashion designers, with cocktail parties, panel discussions and a fashion show and sample sale.
When: Events each day, this Friday to Sunday
Where: Sheraton Kauai in Poipu and Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihue
Details: Click here for more info or visit
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A Steal on Fighting Eel
What: A major s ale on Fighting Eel dresses and Ginger 13 jewelry. Nothing costs more than $40.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Maui Beach Hotel, Elleaire Ballroom
Details: $5 entry. Call 808.524.1472 or visit for more info.

The Reel Thing
What: More of a screening room than a movie theater, the intimate Movie Museum shows a unique schedule of flicks on a wall-size screen you watch from one of their 19 leather recliners. The experience is a step up from your living room, but more comfortable and homey than the multiplex. The Oscar-nominated There Will Be Blood is showing tonight and Saturday, and next week, another Oscar nominee, Juno, is showing Friday and Monday. The best part: bring your own snacks!
When: Every week, Thursday through Monday
Where: Movie Museum, 3566 Harding Avenue, Kaimuki
Details: $5 admission. Call 735-8771 for info and reservations.

The Big Reveal
What: Watch the best entries in the monthly Showdown in Chinatown short film contest as they are judged by a rotating panel that includes UH film professors, cast and crew of Lost and local media personalities. Crowd response figures into each film’s score.
When: Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: Next Door, 43 N. Hotel Street
Details: $10 entry. Visit or call 808.548.6398 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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