Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events
Weekend Picks - May 15, 2014
Operation Market Garden
What: Local stores and designers will be stationed in Kakaako this weekend for Honolulu Night Market, ready to invade your summer wardrobe with style. If you haven’t yet, check out the new warehouse location, with more space than ever to hold an army of booths for chic clothes and delicious food. Pick your plunder from sellers such as gypsy jewelry-makers Thread & Stone, retro retailer Barrio Vintage or beachy brand Gillia. Hooah!
When: Saturday, May 17, 6–11 p.m.
Where: 449 Cooke St.
Details: Learn more here.
Lonely Island in the Sun
What: Our favorite vacation from the week, Saturday Night Live, will be taking its summer holiday after this weekend’s finale featuring one of our favorite alums, funny hunk Andy Samberg. It’ll be nice to bask in the Samberg shine again—after all, we owe some of our fondest SNL memories to those digital shorts from The Lonely Island, the comedy trio Samberg co-founded. You’ll always be our golden boy, Andy.
When: Saturday, May 17, 10:30 p.m.
Details: Remember The Lonely Island's first digital short? It was the super bizarre "Lettuce."
What: Your boyfriend's ready to nerd out seeing Godzilla and Rodan battling in epic 2014 technology. But what will really do it for you is spotting Hawaii's very own Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower getting crushed in Big G’s path before he stomps over to NYC. That, and getting some silver screen time of Walter White. (We <3 to hate you, WW!)
When: Godzilla opens today in Regal and Conslidated theaters
Details: Don’t worry, East Coast friends: New York officials say they would def survive a real-life Godzilla attack. Phew.
What: This year’s annual American Cancer Society Hope Gala will be themed “Midnight in Tokyo” and will feature all things Land of the Rising Sun. We’re talking an ornate night of the Orient, with sake tasting, candy art, silent auctions, delicious food and live entertainment. It’s a steep $300 for individual tickets, but proceeds support research and services provided by the American Cancer Society.
When: Saturday, May 17, 5–9 p.m.
Where: Hawaii State Art Museum
Details: Vintage Japanese or aloha attire. Learn more here.
What: Not only are bikes our favorite cosmopolitan accessory, they’re super handy when it comes to getting us from point A to point B—as long as it’s on-island. But while you won't be able to ride your two-wheeler to your fave overseas cities, you can still get inspired by urbanites abroad in photography book New York Bike Style by Sam Polcer and David Byrne, showcasing hipster cyclists in the Big Apple.
When: Published on April 21
Where: Available at barnesandnoble.com.
Arts and Recreation
What: Our idea of a good time? How about shopping, eating and relaxing in one fell swoop? Seventy-five artisans and artists will be presenting their wares this weekend, with pieces including jewelry, clothing, ceramics, woodwork and fine arts at the Waikiki Artfest. Spend the day supporting local creatives, enjoying music and sampling some of the food available at the event.
When: Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Kapiolani Park
Mochi Ado About Nothing
What: The Big Island: land of volcanoes, black sand beaches ... and Two Ladies Kitchen mochi. At least, that’s always first on our itinerary. Now, Oahu-dwelling sweet tooths like us are in for a real treat: Two Ladies mochi is available in Honolulu to benefit the Taiko Arts Center’s classes, workshops, scholarships, programs and more. And just think how much you can buy with the money you saved on a plane ticket! These go like hot cakes but if this weekend sells out, you can always order online for their next date, June 17.
Where: Pick up and sales at Eisa Festival at KCC, 4303 Diamond Head Road
When: Saturday, May 17, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Details: $10 for box of 3–5 strawberry mochi, $8 for box of 6 assorted mochi and manju. Find more information here.
Show Du Jour
What: Foux du Fafa! Foux du fa fa fa fa … ok, so our French could use some serious help. Maybe the Cinematheque Francaise Film Festival will help. It’s the last night to get your French film fix so don’t miss the glorious belle Catherine Deneuve in Elle s’en va, a drama about one woman’s struggle with family, financial problems and love. Be ready for some déjà vu, with references to classic French films and directors.
When: Friday, May 16 at 1 p.m.
Where: Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kinau St.
Details: $10 for tickets. Call 532-8700 for more information.
We’re All Mad Here
What: Alice is all grown up for the Cherry Blossom Cabaret Alice in Chinatown: Through the Looking Glass burlesque show, happening this June. In the meantime, get a sneak peek down the rabbit hole with their teaser party this weekend. They’ll be performing pieces from the upcoming show, in addition to other acts. There will also be special guests. No word yet on if the Queen of Hearts will be there chopping off heads.
Where: NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel St.
When: Saturday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m.
Details: $8 in an Alice and Wonderland costume, $10 general admission. 21+. Email email@example.com for tickets and more information.
Who: Dolce, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
Deal: 40 to 65 percent off select styles and brands
When: Until supplies run out
Who: Soriya Swim at 59-284 Kamehameha Highway
Deal: Trunk show with prices starting at $12
When: Friday, May 16, 2–5 p.m. and Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Who: Neiman Marcus
Deal: Up to 40 percent off
When: Until May 13
Who: Saks Off 5th
Deal: Extra 50 percent off your order with the code FFSAVINGS
When: Through May 20
Deal: 50 percent off spring styles
When: Ends May 20
Who: Calvin Klein
Deal: Extra 30 percent off sale section
When: Through May 31
Who: Dion Lee
Deal: 20 percent off current season and 20 percent off sale items
When: End Sunday
Who: American Apparel
Deal: 30 percent off with the code FRIENDLY
When: Until May 18
Who: Lord and Taylor
Deal: 25 to 40 percent off handbags
Deal: 25 percent off $100 or more with the code ICON
When: Until May 18
Deal: 25 percent off shoes and accessories