Thursday, May 22, 2008

Weekend Picks - May 22, 2008
 Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.


She’s Gotta Have It

What: The first monthly Gotta Have It sale at Alliway in Ward Warehouse, every last Thursday of the month. Free pupus and drinks, plus discounts on just about everything in the store. Get an extra 20 percent off the clearance rack, which is already marked down 40 to 80 percent.

When: Today, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Alliway, Ward Warehouse
Call 808.589.1141 or visit

Pearls Gone Wild
Social Wahines monthly all-women networking event with free pupus and champagne.
When: Tonight, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Tahiti Pearl Market, 1001 Bishop Street. Validated Parking in the American Saving Bank tower garage.
Details: Cover is $10 and proceeds benefit the Women’s Fund of Hawaii. RSVP to


Buying Time
What: Bamboo Sky just restocked with lots of new arrivals from LA, and it’s all on sale this weekend. The whole store is marked down 20 to 40 percent, and if you spend $100, you get $10 towards your next purchase.
When: Friday through Monday
Where: Bamboo Sky, 401 Kamakee Street
Details: Call 808.591.8003 or visit

Chew the Fat
What: Hank’s Haute Dogs just unveiled their latest diet-buster, the Fat Boy. It’s a Vienna hot dog wrapped in thick-cut smoked bacon, then deep fried, and served in a bun with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Top it off with Hank’s new dessert that debuts Friday, Gand Good Crème Brulee, a special recipe from Gale Gand, the nationally acclaimed pastry chef.
When: The Fat Boy is on the menu today. Try the dessert at Hank’s Haute Friday Nights, when Hank’s is open til 9.
Where: Hank’s Haute Dogs, 324 Coral Street , Honolulu
Details: Call 808.532.HANK(4265) or visit


Swim After Dark
What: Hanuama Bay is open until 10 p.m. this Saturday and every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Rent a waterproof flashlight from the snorkel hut and swim out to see the nocturnal marine life that comes out after dark – different kinds of fish, eels and other invertebrates.
When: Saturday until 10 p.m.
Where: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Details: Call 808.397.5840 or visit Hanauma Bay’s website for more info.

Jean Pool
What: Fashionista’s Market denim sale with big discounts on True Religion, Frankie B, Paige, Joes, Seven for all Mankind and other premium denim brands. Plus, up to 75 percent off dresses tops, handbags and jewelry.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S. Beretania Street
Details: $3 admission for members, $7 for non-members. More info at

Third Day’s A Charm
What: Fighting Eel’s Chinatown showroom is now open Saturdays, in addition to regular hours on Thursdays and Fridays.
When: Every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 47 N. Hotel Street , Chinatown
Details: Call 808.524.1472 or visit


Get Carried Away
What: Sex and the City themed fashion show featuring looks that follow the style of Carrie, Miranda, Samatha and Charlotte. Afterward, enjoy free pink mimosas at The Place and deals and discounts at other Ward Warehouse stores.
When: Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Ward Warehouse Amphitheater and The Place boutique
Details: Get admission to the show and the cocktail hour with Ward Warehouse’s “Friends in the City” pass. It’s $15 and gets you discounts all week at Ward Warehouse merchants, entry to in-store events throughout the week, plus admission to a private Sex and the City movie screening on Friday May 30. All proceeds benefit The Life Foundation. Call The Place for more info, 808.593.7522.

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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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