Friday, October 5, 2012

Sponsored Edition: Dancing with the Stars

Lei Chic The anticipation: building. The crowd: restless. Girls: totally fainting.

The curtains pull away, the spotlights focus and behold, a young, dashing Elvis Presley stands right before your eyes. (Well, the next best thing, anyway.)

It doesn't get any better than this.

Actually, it does. Because when you spend your night at Royal Hawaiian Center, you get much more than excitement, live music and a whole lotta hip action. There's a full lineup of memorable moments that can last until the wee hours of the morning if you're up for it (and yes, yes you are).

First, round up your girlfriends and make reservations for Legends in Concert Waikiki's Rock-A-Hula show. Opt for the VIP dinner and start your night in a swanky lounge, sipping mai tais and nibbling on hors d'oeuvres while you snag a photo op with the hunk of burning love himself. Then, take a seat stage-side and tuck into a four-course meal of Maine lobster and salad, steak, salmon and gooey molten chocolate cake.

After that, sit back and get All Shook Up as dopplegangers for Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Elton John pull off chart-topping performances. Fair warning: gyrating hips and flashy suits abound in this show; swooning and screaming are definitely encouraged.

Lei Chic Once the show ends, you'll shake hands and take photos with the stars themselves out in the lobby... and yes, feel free to ask Michael Jackson if his nose is real or fake. (We won't tell you his answer, but let's just say it'll blow your mind.)

Not ready to call it a night just yet? Head over to Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar for late night happy hour, where you'll throw back cocktails and plates of calamari, bruschetta, pomodoro covered meatballs, pizza and more, all for just $7 each.

With a night this amazing, you'll leave saying:

Thank you. Thank you, very much.

Legends in Concert's Rock-A-Hula show takes place every Tuesday through Sunday at 8:15 p.m. at Royal Hawaiian Center. Keiki and kamaaina specials available. Come to the show this month dressed as your favorite Legend to save even more. For full details and ticket information, click here. Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar's late night happy hour is available Thursday through Sunday, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

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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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