Haute Weekend Happenings

The Good Table

Spend a dime. Benefit a dozen. It’s officially fund-raising month in Oahu and this weekend is all about supporting the good cause. Toast with “mocktails” to Mothers Against Drunk Driving at a Prohibition-themed party, enjoy the view at a Lanikai beachfront home with the Friends of the Contemporary Museum and dine at your favorite eatery for Meals of Wheels.

Thursday, Oct. 7: The Good Table

The Good Table is a unique synchronized dining event taking place at dozens of Oahu’s most popular restaurants including Alan Wong’s, Michel’s, Orchids, Roy’s, and Town. Even lounges and bars like Apartment 3, Dukes and the Mai Tai Bar are getting involved. There’s something for everyone and all proceeds directly support Lanakila Meals on Wheels, Hawaii’s largest and only island-wide meal provider to the senior set. Purchase a table for your group of four or six. Tables range from $200 to $2,500. Part of the fun of The Good Table is picking a category, buying a table and your name goes literally into a fishbowl to be matched randomly with a restaurant in your chosen category. In 2009, proceeds from pre-purchased tables provided 6,400 meals to those in need. All it takes is one fun and sure-to-be-fantastic meal to help so many.

For information on buying a table and participating restaurants, visit www.thegoodtablehawaii.org or call 531-0555.

The Contemporary Museum grounds.

Friday, Oct. 8: Friends of the Contemporary Museum

The aim of the Friends of The Contemporary Museum is to increase public awareness and provide support for the museum. The group does so through a variety of activities and events. And this Friday, friends and guests are invited to a very special tour of a beachfront Lanikai home and the art of TCM board member, Elizabeth Rice Grossman and Dr. Richard Grossman. Sip wine and savor appetizers by the award-winning and Kailua-bred Formaggio Grille. The elegant evening is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Contemporary Museum efforts and is open to members and guests.

For more information call 808.728.6002.

The Cab Hawaii

Saturday, Oct. 9: A MADD Cab Affair

Psst, what’s the password? Beginning Saturday at 6 p.m., the Hawaii Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will celebrate its 25th anniversary by staging A MADD Cab Affair. The unique event is held at a secret location to which guests arrive and return home by cab. This is probably one of the busiest times for taxis in Hawaii and only the cab driver will know the secret event destination. The theme however is pre-revealed. It’s 1925, Prohibition and the night of a secret speakeasy party like no other. Slip a doll a few bucks for a bootleg beer, wine, cocktails or “mocktails.” At 7 p.m. enjoy dinner over jazzy entertainment by Jim Howard on piano, Darryl Pellegrini on drums, Steve Jones on bass, and songstress Ginai on vocals. The Rum Runner table for 10 is $10,000, the Bootlegger is $5,000, the Speakeasy Proprietor is $2,500 and the Home Brewer individual ticket goes for $250. The event supports MADD’s ongoing efforts to increase the public awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving and the importance of arranging safe rides home.

For more information please visit http://maddhawaii.ning.com/.