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POSTED: Thursday, September 03, 2009

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Watch a movie under the stars on Saturday with Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk's Moonlight Mele offering of “;Race to Witch Mountain.”; The 8 p.m. movie is free, but space at the poolside venue is limited. For more information, visit http://www.EmbassySuitesWaikiki.com.

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“;There's No Secrets This Year,”; by Silversun Pickups (www.myspace.com/silversunpickups)

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Who was the real Cleopatra? Find out at 7:30 tonight at a free lecture at the Academy of Arts' Doris Duke Theatre.

 

Volunteers gather goodies for troops

Christmas is nearly four months away, but it's not too early to think about sending a little holiday aloha to the troops overseas.

The Aloha Holiday Care Package Collection Drive will kick off its care package campaign from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Windward Mall.

Operation Homefront hopes to collect enough local goodies to put together 500 care packages.

Requested items include Kona coffee, mochi crunch, macadamia nuts, crack seed, cuttlefish, University of Hawaii clothing, Hawaii-themed calendars and slippers.

Operation Homefront will send packages for free to specific friends or family members serving overseas, if donors supply names and APO addresses.

For more information, call 235-1143 or see www.windwardmall.com.

 

Credit union artifacts wanted

Calling all pack rats. Clean out your file cabinet and you could win $500.

The Hawaii Central Credit Union, founded in 1937, is looking for the oldest dated credit union document that anyone can scrounge up. Member statements, receipts, newsletters or similar documents will be accepted.

Applications must be submitted by tomorrow. Entry forms and information are available at credit union branches or at www.hccu.info.

The winner will be announce on Sept. 12 at Kahala Mall.

 

Disney animator to talk about 'Bolt'

Kapiolani Community College will host an animation arts lecture featuring Renato dos Anjos, the animation supervisor for Disney Animation Studio. His credits include “;Bolt,”; “;Surf's Up”; and “;Open Season,”; as well as “;Polar Express”; and “;The Haunted Mansion.”;

Before working for Disney Animation, dos Anjos was an animator at Sony Animation and Sony Imageworks.

The free lecture will focus on the making of “;Bolt,”; with a question-and-answer session to follow. It will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Ohia 118. For more information, contact Sharon Sussman at 734-9382 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

STYLE FILE

'Logger's daughter' returns

Terry Nokell returns to Louis Pohl Gallery tomorrow night for “;Fashion-Facing-Fashion,”; a showcase of her diverse work, including clay masks, silver jewelry and original fashions.

The designer from the Pacific Northwest is best known as “;the logger's daughter”; for having grown up around her father's windmill and logging business, while quietly pursuing her own interest to create, first with needle and thread, then pottery.

Combining her two passions, she makes all her ceramic buttons by hand.

Her trunk show will be on view from 4 to 9 p.m., with the mask exhibit continuing through Sept. 26.

She'll also be at Silver Moon Emporium in Haleiwa, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13.

Louis Pohl Gallery is at 1111 Nuuanu Ave.

 

Sales to benefit opera

“;Act 2: A Fashion Reprise”; returns for “;Another Chance for Fashion,”; shopping for gently used designer and casual wear at a great price.

This time, the event will take place at First Friday, on the ground level of The Arts at Mark's Garage downtown, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sales will benefit the Hawaii Opera Theatre.

There will be jewelry, evening wear, casual attire and accessories for men and women, some with their original tags.

For more information, call HOT at 596-7372 ext. 203.

 

Waikele outlets cut prices

Waikele Premium Outlets will host its Labor Day Weekend Sale tomorrow through Monday with extra savings off discounted prices for those still shopping for back-to-school and fall attire.

Extended hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

While there, check out new stores Tommy Bahama, True Religion and the Zales Outlet, as well as some of the special promotions below:

» Carter's: Get a limited edition Carter's diaper bag for $10 with any $50 or more purchase today through Monday. Enjoy a 50 percent-off sale on baby items. Earn a $10 gift check with each $25 you spend now through Sept. 13 (see store for details). Also, sales of a limited-edition plush toy for $4 will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
» MaxMara: Spring-summer clearance collections are 60 to 80 percent off outlet price tomorrow through Monday, and 20 to 30 percent off select fall-winter pieces.
» Nine West: Sandal collection 50 to 70 percent off; $14.99 clearance items available as well.
» Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store: Save 15 percent off your purchase when you try on any denim bottoms during the store's Fall Denim Try-On Event through Sept. 9.
» Sunglass Hut: Semi-Annual Designer Sale features 30 to 50 percent off select styles. Also, 50 percent off select clearance items.

For a complete list of offers, see www.premiumoutlets.com/waikele

 

Sale features size 6 shoes

If you wear a size 6 shoe, head over to Stuart Weitzman, where size 6 sample shoes and sandals are being offered at $109, and boots at $179. Most styles are from the fall collection, which generally start at $300.

 

Urban Nomad liquidating

No more “;sky is falling”; promises. After more than a decade of New York dreams, Frieda Hulse is packing up her shop, Urban Nomad, and will have a liquidation sale from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at 1023 Smith St.

Shop, then hop over to the Party at Manifest in your new threads. DJs Marika, Douggie, Jami and Eskae will be spinning until 2 a.m.

 

WHAT'S IN STORE

Shorts fabric is recycled plastic

With people searching for more ways to live green, Crazy Shirts wants to help by launching a stylish board shorts line using recycled plastic.

The fabric mimics typical board shorts fabric, but it's made with roughly seven 16-ounce recycled plastic bottles, offering a secondary use for the discarded bottles. The synthetic material is converted into 100 percent polyester polyethylene teraphthalate microfiber.

The $45 men's short features a Velcro-less fly for comfort, as well as hidden side mesh pocket with key fob, logo grommets and drawstring.

The $46 women's version is reversible and has a back pocket with logo grommets and an elastic key fob, as well as a Velcro-closure fly.

Kids sizes are $20 and all are available at Hawaii retail locations or online at www.CrazyShirts.com.

 

BEAUTY SPOT

Choi creates new nail lacquers

M.A.C's front row-ready nail lacquer is hitting the boutiques in time for New York Fashion Week, marking a collaboration between nail guru Jin Soon Choi, who's worked with designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Matthew Williamson and Doo.Ri, as well as photographers Steven Meisel, Irving Penn and Annie Leibovitz.

The collection includes an Underlacquer and Overlacquer to strengthen nails, and six opaque shades: Cool Reserve; For Fun; Dance All Night; Rich, Dark, Delicious; Dry Martini; and Beyond Jealous. Choi said she feels particularly strongly about the latter two—a khaki olive and blackened blue green, respectively—which she feels will be the colors for fall 2009.

Choi was also determined to create a polish with enough texture and color that one coat of polish was enough to serve the typical woman who doesn't have time to sit around and wait for multiple coats to dry.

Each lacquer is $12.

 

HOME & GARDEN

Garden hosts fall plant sale

Whether you're wanting to spruce up your home or add ornamental or edible plants to your garden, the fall plant sale at Wahiawa Botanical Garden should have something for everyone, including an urban farm environment with rabbits, chickens and vermiculture.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 19. Call 537-1708.

 

New guide covers botanical gardens

Garden enthusiasts can look for “;A Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Botanical Gardens,”; now on bookshelves for about $8.95.

Released by Mutual Publishing and written by Kevin Whitton, editor of FreeSurf magazine, the guide offers detailed information about 35 gardens across Hawaii and includes full-color photographs.