Weekend Picks - May 31, 2012



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Lei Chic Buy
Don't Miss(oni) Out
What:
Missoni and Havaianas are back with a second colorful collaboration. The pattern-filled, eco-friendly footwear isn't supposed to go on sale until June, but select pairs have already made their way online. Just get your credit card out now - the first collection sold out in less than 24 hours.
Where: Available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Havaianas.com.
Details: $70 and up. Each pair comes in a chic black-and-white Missoni signature zig-zag bag.

Gaze
Massive Transit
What:
Next week Venus will cross over the sun and, lucky for you, Hawaii is one of the few places where you can see the transit in its entirety. To help you enjoy this astronomical event, the Institute for Astronomy will hand out free solar viewers around Oahu. But don't forget, or else you'll have to wait another 105 years.
When: Tuesday, 12:10-6:45 p.m.
Where: Queen's Beach, Waikiki; Pacific Aviation Museum, Ford Island; Ko Olina Resort near Lagoon 4; and Institute for Astronomy, UH-Manoa.
Details: For more information, click here or call (808) 956-6235.

Lei ChicWatch
Shakespeare in the Dark
What:
Catch the Hawaii premiere of Coriolanus, Hollywood's take on the Shakespearean play. Even if you're not a fan of iambic pentameter, you'll be mesmerized by Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler and Vanessa Redgrave as they battle over a gritty militaristic city embroiled in political conflict.
When: Today at 12:30, 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m., Saturday at 12, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 and 9 p.m.
Where: Movie Museum, 3566 Harding Ave. Suite 4.
Details: $5 general admission. Call (808) 735-8771 for more information.

Enjoy
Grow It All
What:
Check out town's lush new makeover. The Kaimuki eatery is now home to a floral installation of living plants, handmade vessels and natural sculptures, courtesy of Zorabella Florals. Enjoy its natural beauty at the opening reception or stop by for dinner anytime in June.
When: Tomorrow, 10 p.m.-midnight.
Where: town, 3435 Waialae Ave.
Details: For more information, visit town's website.

Lei ChicBuy
Lash Mob
What:
Two of our favorite Lei Chic finds have joined forces! For the next three days, you can pick up three Lash Card packs of 10 for $20.97 on SneakPeeq, and wave goodbye to clumpy spider lashes and messy mascara smears.
When: Through Saturday.
Details: In order to get the SneakPeeq deal, you'll need to sign up for an account. New members get a $10 credit and the more you "peeq" at prices, the more rewards you get.

Race
A La Kart
What:
Go full speed ahead at the first-ever Race to the Grinds with seven hours of food trucks, street vendors, prizes and adrenaline-pumping electric kart races.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Podium Raceway, 91-1085 Lexington St., Building 1844.
Details: Military get 20 percent off with ID. For more information, call (808) 682-7223.

Night on the Town
Lei Chic's Guide to First Friday

Lei ChicWho:
Roberta Oaks, 19 N. Pauahi St.
Details: Urban artist Remi Mead's solo art show features female character portraits and adorable stuffed bunnies.
When: 5-10 p.m.

Who: Let Them Eat Cupcakes, 35 S. Beretania St.
Details: Come early to nab the First Friday flavors - Black Forest, a cherry-chocolate cake topped with vanilla buttercream, and Lychee, with lychee jelly filling and cream cheese frosting.
When: 12-9 p.m. or until cupcakes run out.
Also: Call (808) 531-2253 to place a phone order.

Who: Fashionista's Market, 1185 Bethel St.
Details: Pick up pop art-inspired, hand-painted mesh hats by German Cardona from 7-10 p.m., and swoon over mint chocolate, oreo and strawberry cheesecake cake pops by Shara's Sweets from 5-9 p.m. Enter to win 12 cake pops by "liking" this Facebook post by 6 p.m. today.
Also: Tomorrow and Saturday - buy one regular item, get another 50 percent off, 10 percent off new arrivals and free gift with purchases over $150. Excludes local designers and MBFC (My Best Friend's Closet consignment items).

Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
Details: New arrivals from Mikinola, $20 bins and markdowns, 10-50 percent off Florencia Arias clothing, 20 percent off all jewelry. Get an extra 10, 20 or 30 percent off in a lottery drawing when you spend more than $100.
When: 5-10 p.m.

Who: La Muse, 1156 Nuuanu Ave.
Details: Live mannequins from The Cherry Blossom Cabaret.
When: 8-10 p.m.
Also: 10-30 percent off select jewelry and swimwear.

Who: Fighting Eel Downtown, 1133 Bethel St.
Details: Indi Ocean jewelry trunk show.
When: 4-9:30 p.m.
Also: Buy anything from the trunk show and get 10 percent off your entire purchase.
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