Fun Things To Do This Weekend 09/08/18
Cheese toasties, art exhibitions and Celine Dion—this weekend is grilling up one hella good line-up
The Great New Zealand Toastie Tour
The Great New Zealand Toastie Tour melts its way onto menus this month with 20 cafes and food outlets serving up their signature cheese toastie with help from McClure’s Pickles and Coffee Supreme. The Fed’s going with gruyere, swiss and pickles and Devonport’s Vondel is satisfying vegans with plant-based cheese and vegan pastrami. Easy, cheesy, beautiful.
When: Until the end of August Where: 20 cafes and food outlets across New Zealand Visit: Coffeesupreme.com
Maureen Lauder Exhibition
For her new exhibition Flat-Pack Whakapapa, Maureen Lander has created three installations exploring the connection between whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving). The artist will give an artist talk this Saturday ahead of the exhibition opening at 4pm.
When: Saturday August 11 – Sunday November 18, 3pm Where: Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi Visit: Teuru.org.nz
Power Jacket Exhibition at Lake House Arts
In contrast to Melania Trump, with messages only for a good cause. The show includes a range of female creatives who have created a jacket design to commemorate the upcoming 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand. 50 per cent of the gallery takings will go towards Women's Refuge New Zealand.
When: Tuesday August 7 – Friday August 24 Where: Lake House Arts, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna Visit: Lakehousearts.org.nz
The Supper Club
For a Gatsby-inspired night out Everybody’s and Imperial Lane will transform into a pop-up speakeasy this American Express Restaurant Month. The Supper Club event will have jazz music, burlesque and dancing, with drinks and canapes provided and the option of a seated supper. Your most glamorous 1920s outfit is encouraged.
When: Saturday August 11, 7.30pm until late Where: 7 Fort Ln, CBD Tickets: $40-$90 at Iticket.co.nz
Celine Dion at Spark Arena
Hearts will go on all weekend as Celine Dion performs at Spark Arena for three nights. Iconic.
When: Saturday August 11 – Tuesday August 14, 6:30pm Where: Spark Arena, Mahuhu Cres Tickets: Ticketmaster.co.nz
Sibs at Basement
The hilarious Chirs Parker and real-life sibling Liv Parker will bravely test the limits of their sibling bond live onstage in a not to be missed comedy gig at the Basement.
When: Tuesday August 7 – Saturday August 11, 8pm Where: The Basement, Lower Greys Ave Tickets: Iticket.co.nz
Michael Willoughby Exhibition
The intricately structured drawings of 20 years of Michael Willoughby's work will be on display in a debut solo exhibition at The Gifford Gallery.
When: Saturday August 11 – Sunday August 26, 11am Where: 27a Poronui Street, Mt Eden, Auckland Visit: Thegiffordgallery.com
Calling all design buffs: Semi-Permanent is celebrating 15 years and is bringing together 50 of the best international and local creatives from around the world for events and talks across three days. Don't miss hearing The Gentlewoman's game-changing editor-in-chief Penny Martin speak on Saturday.
When: Thursday August 9 – Saturday August 11, from 7am Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive Tickets: Semipermanent.com
Stella Brennan Exhibition at Trish Clark Gallery
Trish Clark Gallery is hosting a solo exhibition of a new body of work by mixed media artsit Stella Brennan.
When: Sunday August 5 – Saturday September 8 Where: 1 Bowen Avenue Visit: Trishclark.co.nz
Let's Talk About It
Using music, spoken word, raps and personal stories, young people will share their challenges with mental health at Corban Estate Arts Centre this Thursday. Audiences are told to expect confronting accounts but will leave feeling uplifted by the openness and courage on display. Free entry with refreshments.
When: Thursday August 9, 7pm - 9pm Where: Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson Visit: Ceac.org.nz
More events to book and look forward to
American Express Restaurant Month, August 1-31
Wellington On A Plate, August 10-26
LATE #MeToo, August 15
Katy Perry, August 20
Queens of the Stone Age, August 23
Chicago, August 25
Bob Dylan, August 26
An Evening With Jane Fonda, August 30
McQueen Documentary, September 6
Wolf Alice, September 20
Fabric-A-Brac, September 29
Oyster & Wine Festival Matakana, October 7