Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend Picks - April 24, 2008

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

Green House Effect
What: The Earth Day celebration at Pacific Home is a crash course in greening up your house. Take in the photo exhibit of the Good Home on Maui , Hawaii ’s first LEED Gold certified residence. Pacific Home did the interiors and the house’s builder, Shane Jackson of Towne Island Homes will be discussing the eco-elements that make the home especially environmentally friendly. Plus, see the work of three artists working with sustainable materials. North Shore photographer Clark Little’s wave photos will be displayed in frames made from recycled 

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jalousie window frames, local sculptor Chris Reiner will bedisplaying sculptures made from items he finds on the street, and get the first peek at Pacific Home’s new, exclusive Heavenly Home line of reclaimed furniture from Mu‘umu‘u Heaven designer Deb Mascia.
When: Tonight, 5:30 to 7:30
Where: Pacific Home, 420 Ward Avenue
Details: Call 808.596.9338 or get more info here.

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Art After Dark: Conserve E(art)h
What:
This month’s Art After Dark at the Honolulu Academy of Arts is the last chance to see The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan, and to take a mini- tour explaining the conservation of Bhutanese thangkas (tapestries). Check out the lounge inside the geodome installation and the works by local artists made of recycled materials. Sip cocktails mixed with the locally-made, organic Ocean vodka, including a special take on a Bloody Mary with Big Island grown spirulina.
When: Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Honolulu Academy of Arts
Details: Free for members. $10 for non-members. Call 808.532.8700 or visit www.artafterdark.org
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You Say It’s Your Birthday
What: The second anniversary sale at Bamboo Sky means the whole store is marked down: 10 percent off new arrivals from Collective Clothing, Veronica M., Lovestitch, Indah, Roberta Oaks, Lani and other labels, 20 percent off all denim, shoes and accessories, 30 percent off T-bags, Sweetees and other brands, plus a special sale rack of items starting at $20.
When: Friday through Sunday
Where: 401 Kamakee St. (across from Nordstrom Rack),
Details: Call 808.591.8003 or visit www.myspace.com/bamboosky

The Sample Life
What: Sample sales on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday featuring Paul Frank, Small Paul, the local label Indah, Lucy Love, Salinas and numerous surf lines.
When & Where: Sunday, 11-4 under the tent in front of Global Village at the I Love Kailua town party; Monday 9-1 at Kapiolani Community College; Wednesday 9-1 at Leeward Community College.
Details: Call Global Village for details on Sunday’s sale, 808.262.8183.

Bag a Bargain
What: Shasa Emporium now has durable totes to use to carry away your purchases. Buy one for $8 and get 10 percent off your purchase.
When: Starting this weekend while the bag supply lasts.
Where: Shasa Emporium, Kahala Mall
Details: Call the store at 808.735.5122 or visit www.shasaemporium.com

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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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