Thursday, May 21, 2009

Weekend Picks - May 21, 2009
Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Get INTO A Deal
Chinatown's INTO boutique is closing its doors, and their entire inventory of cute and kitschy one-of-a-kind finds, jewelry, bags and home accessories is all marked down 30 percent.
When: Now through July 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 40 N. Hotel St., Chinatown
Details: Call 808.735.1812 or 808.536.2211

A Cake Walk
What: Head to Cake Works for a special night of desserts, jazz and a tasting of local coffees with local brew expert Shaun Steiman, author of The Hawai‘i Coffee Book.

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Cake Works, 2820 South King St.
Details: Tickets are $40 for dessert bar, coffees and jazz; limited seating available. For more info call 808.946.4333

Deals for Wheels
What: Purchase a $10 dining pass that gets you 20 percent off your total food purchase at dining spots like Tiki’s, The Willows, Red Ginger and California Beach Rock ‘N Sushi. The fundraiser, organized by Divas Doing Good and the National Association of Catering Executives-Hawai‘i , benefits Meals on Wheels.
When: Sunday through May 31
Details: Pick up your dining pass at The Wedding Café, Ward Warehouse, or go to

Foodie Paradise
What: At the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Paradise, sample tasting plates from 21 different chefs, including Hale Aina award-winners Chai Chaowasaree and Yves Garnier. Plus, check out fashion shows from Mamo Howell and Fighting Eel, and sip creations from cocktail mixologist and New York bar owner Julie Reiner.
When: Thursday through Sunday
Where: Ko Olina Resort
Details: Call 808.722.9892 or visit

Party Tie
What: A new twist on tying one on over the weekend: the “Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down” necktie party with local DJs Mr. Nick and Mark Chittom. Wear yours in the most fashionable way possible.
When: Saturday, 9 p.m.
Where: thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel Street
Details: No cover. For more info call 808.599.2552

Face the Music
What: Help keep The Honolulu Symphony going and head to the Symphony Fair, its first fundraiser. Touch instruments at the “musical petting zoo,” listen to various school orchestras from all over O‘ahu and stay tuned for an evening concert by jazz sax man Dave Koz.
When: Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Waikiki Shell
Details: Adults $5 and children under 12 free. For more info visit

Fashion Plates
What: Try on the new merch from Jessica's Traveling Boutique while you nibble pupus and get wine tasting tips from an expert sommelier.
When: Thursday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Simply Grape wine shop, 841 Bishop St.
Details: Free. For more info call 808.258.8034

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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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