Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lei Chic's guide to First Friday

Weekend Pick - January 31, 2013

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(L-R) Mango Luxe at FM Boutique, Beer Cheese cupcake at Let Them Eat Cupcakes, Justin Park at Manifest.


Who: FM Boutique, 1185 Bethel St.
What: Mango Luxe trunk show with wine, light nibbles and free gift with purchase.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Owens & Co., 1152 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Nele K trunk show and sample sale at 10-50 percent off.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Community, 22 S. Pauahi St.
What: Organik Clothing's spring/summer collection launch party with 20 percent off the new Making Waves collection, art show by cartoonist Drew Toonz, Deschutes Brewery beer and Moscow Mule signature cocktails.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Florencia Arias, 1161 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Gaya trunk show, Florencia Arias sample sale and complimentary wine.
When: 5-10 p.m.

Who: Homecoming, 1191 Bethel St.
What: Bring friends to score group savings - two people get 10 percent off, three get 15 percent off, and four or more get 20 percent off, plus free drinks.
When: Until 10 p.m.

Who: Barrio Vintage, 1160 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Hundreds of new items from Bradley's recent buying trip hit the floor, plus meet the artist behind Barrio's current art show, Dana Kaarina.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Catherine's Closet Vintage Boutique, 125 Merchant St.
What: Red and pink party with vintage items, including one-of-a-kind lingerie and sleepwear, available for Valentine's Day. Red and pink cocktails will be served.
When: 5-7 p.m.


Who: Let Them Eat Cupcakes, 35 S. Beretania St.
What: Raspberry Yuzu, Twinkie and Beer Cheese with bacon/cheddar/cream cheese frosting.
When: $3.25 each, pick up after noon. Call (808) 531-2253 to place an order.

Who: bambuTwo Cafe + Martini Lounge, 1144 Bethel St.
What: Happy hour specials, DJ Mortadelah spins at 8 p.m. No cover.
When: 4-7 p.m. and 11 p.m.-2 a.m.

Who: Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St.
What: Happy hour specials, DJs Rhombus, KSM and Anarch. No cover.
When: Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Happy hour deals until 8 p.m.

Who: Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.
What: Happy hour specials.
When: 4-6 p.m.

Who: HASR Bistro, 31 N. Pauahi St.
What: Live music in the courtyard, drink specials, late night small plate/appetizer menu.
When: 7-11 p.m.


Who: The Human Imagination, 1154 Nuuanu Ave.
What: "9 on the Wall" photography exhibit featuring work by Allen Ying, John John Florence, Kanoa Zimmerman, Ken Goto, Lenard Smith, Mike Coots, Sagan Lockhart, Zak Noyle and Contrast Magazine contributors.
When: 5-11 p.m.

Who: Andrew Rose Gallery, 1003 Bishop St., Ground Floor
What: Artist talk and reception with Andrew Rose showcasing his newest exhibition, AETHER.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St.
What: Live opera performances by the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio of Hawaii Opera Theatre on the second floor.
When: 6-9 p.m.

Who: Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St.
What: Learn to play Hanafuda with Hanafuda Hawaii founder Helen Nakano. Special sets available for purchase and signing.
When: 5-9 p.m.

Who: Downbeat Lounge, 40 N. Hotel St.
What: Check out Downbeat's newest venue, Downbeat Lounge, soft opening tonight adjacent to Downbeat Diner. No cover.
When: 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Who: Manifest, 32 N. Hotel St.
What: Live jazz with the Quiet Band, DJs Jon C and Good Company, "Bones and Bitter" art exhibit by Justin Park.
When: 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Who: The Dragon Upstairs, 1038 Nuuanu Ave.
What: Live jazz-funk-soul with the Chris Yeh Quartet followed by the Jason Gay Trio.
When: 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Who: SoHo Mixed Media Bar, 80 S. Pauahi St.
What: Aerial artists from Power Aerial Productions, fashion show with MESwimwear by Meegan Elizabeth, art, photo galleries and live DJs.
When: Shows start at 9:30 p.m.
Also: No cover until 9 p.m., $10 cover until 2 a.m.

Who: Chinatown Courtyard, 1126 Smith St.
What: Secret Beer Garden benefiting The ARTS at Marks Garage, Shop Bop & Grind with music by DJ Mr. Nick and food by Cafe 888, Chinatown Artist Loft inhabitants open their galleries to the public. Click here for a full list of artists and vendors.
When: 5-10 p.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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