Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - September 26, 2013
What: We're breaking from the norm to bring you a Weekend Pick that you can do right now. If you didn't catch it on television (or even if you did), you'll want to watch Jimmy Fallon challenge *swoon* Joseph Gordon-Levitt and comedian Stephen Merchant to an epic lip sync battle. The video has already racked up more than two million views on YouTube in the past two days.
Details: Discover what all the hilarity is about here.
What: Don't miss the debut of Freshly Baked, a monthly bake sale and themed competition where participants bake tasty treats using a mandatory local ingredient. Entries are judged by taste, creativity, originality and presentation. This month's ingredient: Waiola Water.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St.
Details: $3 admission, includes voting tickets for your top three favorites. Click here for more.
What: Honolulu Gourmet Foods, a long-time Kapiolani Community College Farmer's Market vendor, recently opened a store in Waikiki. The bright, welcoming shop is stocked with its own signature salad dressings, healthy grab-and-go fare and other local munchies from Madre Chocolates, Kahuku Farms, Reppun Waianu Valley Taro Loi and Farm, and more.
Where: Pacific Beach Hotel, 2490 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: Open daily, 6 a.m.-10 p.m., validated parking with a $20 purchase. Click here for more.
Bride and Joy
What: Shop jewelry designer Melinda Y. Butler's newest offerings at a trunk show just outside Super Citizen. The appearance is part of a special mall-wide bridal event featuring wedding vendors, tastings, live entertainment, in-store specials and more (though you don't need to be a bride to wear her elegant designs!).
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Kahala Mall
Praise the Bar
What: Enjoy a night of bourbon and chocolate with five premium pairings at the hands of a whiskey expert, plus an intimate factory tour. Designated driver recommended.
When: Tomorrow, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: 315 Uluniu St., Suite 203.
Details: $60 per person. Purchase tickets online or call (808) 262-6789 for more information.
Several local stores are having major sales this weekend.
What: Lily Lotus is holding another fabulous one-day warehouse sale. Scoop up signature activewear and luxury bamboo separates for up to 75 percent off and, for the first time, tunic and dresses in the sample bins.
When: Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Lily Lotus' headquarters, 3160 Waialae Ave. (not the Kailua boutique).
Details: Cash only, all sales final.
What: Mahina only has a store-wide sale once a year and this weekend is it. Shop 20 percent off all merchandise in-store and online with the code ONCE2013.
When: In-store sale happens tomorrow-Sunday. Online sale is ongoing through next Friday, October 4.
Where: All Mahina stores and online.
Slink or Swim
What: San Lorenzo is holding a store-wide blowout sale at its Ala Moana store. Everything will be marked up to 80 percent off with tops and bottoms starting at $10 and bikini sets starting at $20. New arrivals from San Lorenzo Bikinis, Mikoh, Acacia, Indah and Tiare Hawaii will also be on sale and purchases over $100 come with a free gift.
When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: San Lorenzo, Ala Moana Center.
Details: First five shoppers also get a gift and anyone can enter to win two VIP tickets and a meet-and-greet with The Green via Instagram. Details here.
Sedona celebrates the grand opening of its new, 2,000-square-foot location this Saturday with free mini readings, massages, tote bags, refreshments and door prizes every half hour. A portion of the day's proceeds will benefit the Hawaii Foodbank. Saturday, noon-9 p.m., Ward Center.
Who: Fighting Eel, all locations
Deal: 20 percent off all jewelry (right), all sales final.
When: Today through Sunday.
Who: Nina Kuna
Deal: 15 percent off everything in her Etsy shop with the code SUMMEREND2013.
When: Through Sunday.
Deal: 25 percent off any item online with the code 0747.
When: Through Sunday.
Deal: Extra 30 percent off final sale items in-store and online with the code SHOPNOW.
When: Through Monday.
Deal: 30 percent off regular-priced items online.
When: Through Tuesday.
Deal: Semi-annual clearance sale - take an additonal 20 percent off already reduced clearance (up to 60 percent off) items in-store and online.
Who: Cole Haan
Deal: Up to 50 percent off all ballet flats online.
When: Through tomorrow.