Thursday, September 4, 2008

Weekend Picks - September 4, 2008

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

The Stain Event
Dirty Laundry T-shirt exhibit and sale features T-shirts used as a canvas by 25 artists who stained the shirts with everything from basil to Skittles to red dirt and built a graphic design around the stain. See one you like? They’re all for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the local Boys and Girls Club.
When: Opens Friday at 5 p.m.; runs through September 20.
Where: Nu‘uanu Gallery at Marks Garage, 1161 Nu‘uanu Avenue (between Beretania and Pauahi), Chinatown
Details: Call the gallery, 808.536.9828 or visit

Time for Chocolate
To celebrate the launch of its new Lunar Wahine watch with a chocolate-colored dial, Bathys Hawai‘i is hosting a complimentary chocolate tasting tonight. Check out the Kaua‘i-designed watches and sample bites of chocolates from around the world to compare taste, sweetness, and other qualities.

Tonight, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Ben Bridge Timeworks, Ala Moana Center
Tasting is free. Call the store for more details, 808.951-5600. Check out our recent story for more info on the watches.

Surf and Turf
What: Beachhouse executive chef Rodney Uyehara teaches you how to make a three-course dinner including fresh spinach gnocchi, braised veal cheeks, and fresh berry pudding.
When: Saturday, 12 to 3 p.m.
Where: Beachhouse restaurant at the Westin Moana Surfrider.
Details: $99 per person, complimentary valet parking. Advance reservations are a must. Call 808.735.7788 or check
. Classes also offered October 4, November 1 and December 13.

Hawaii Fashion Incubator’s
First Fashion Friday at Aloha Tower

What: Find out how to translate this fall’s trends for Hawai‘i’s weather with an expert fashion panel including Nadine Kam of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wendy Robin of Studio W Cosmetics, and Hugette Montesinos of Disfunkshion Magazine.
When: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Aloha Tower, center atrium
Details:Check out for more info or call 808.528.5700.

Juicy Cowture
What: Nothing like polishing off a weekend with a primo burger. Morton’s special 30th anniversary version (the same recipe the founders created when they started Morton’s) is priced to match the chain’s birth year: $19.78. And, $5 of each purchase goes to the Make A Wish Foundation.
When: Available Sundays only, through September
Where: Morton’s Steakhouse, Ala Moana Center
Details: Call the restaurant, 808.949.1300


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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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