For an infectious slice of indie-pop don't miss The Beths at K Rd's Neck of The Woods. Photo / Supplied

Fun Things To Do This Weekend 13/08/18

Indulge in the best of craft chocolate, get funky at The Beths gig and don't miss the La Bohème Opera

The Beths at Neck of The Woods 
For an infectious slice of indie-pop don't miss The Beths performing their debut album Future Me Hates Me at Neck of The Woods this Thursday. 
When: Thursday September 13, 7pm   Where: 155B Karangahape Rd, Auckland City Tickets: Undertheradar.co.nz

Indie Book Fair at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
Te Uru's event in Tiriangi is not to be missed for small batch book lovers and to support local creatives. The book fair stocks independent design, handmade publications, artists books, catalogues and this year's participants include Art Space, Baker Douglas, Compound Press, Inky Palms, and Object Space. There's also a free button badge making stall, where you can browse vintage art magazines to create your own badge to take home. 
When: Sunday September 16, 11am-3pm   Where: 420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi  Visit: Facebook.com/events

Indulge in the best of craft chocolate post-weekend at Ponsonby's central week-long pop up. Photo / Supplied

Craft Chocolate Pop-up at Ponsonby Central 
Keep those weekend feelings sweet at Ponsonby Central’s pop-up courtesy of Wellington’s chocolate curators The Chocolate Bar. Taste and buy the best of local craft chocolate and return in the evenings for ticketed tasting events where chocolate will be paired with Eight Thirty coffee, Fine and Dandy Tea and Six-Barrel Soda. The makers will be on site to meet and share free daytime talks and new chocolate maker, Foundry Chocolate, will have a tasting premiere.
When: Monday September 17 – Sunday September 23  Where: 136-146 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby    Visit: Thechocolatebar.nz for information and tickets. 

Me and My Sister Tell Each Other Everything at Basement Theatre 
A perfect reason for a night out with your sibling, be sure to book your seat at the uncompromising sister drama at the Basement Theatre, which premiers Uther Dean's critically-acclaimed new play. 
When: Tuesday September 11 – Saturday September 15, 8pm   Where: Lower Greys Ave, Auckland CBD   Tickets:  $18 - $25 at  Basementtheatre.co.nz

The Jassy Dean Trust will host a charity dinner with fireside chats at Waiheke’s Tantalus Estate Vineyard. Photo / Supplied

Jassy Dean Trust Charity Dinner at Waiheke’s Tantalus Estate Vineyard 
The Jassy Dean Trust will host a dinner at Waiheke’s Tantalus Estate Vineyard this weekend to raise funds for the health of local children. The evening includes a welcoming drink, four-course meal and fireside chats with actors Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Michael Hurst. A silent auction will take bids on locally made wine, art and jewellery, and a three-night stay at luxury Wanaka accommodation the Villa South Pacific. 
When: Saturday September 15, 6.30pm   Where: 70-72 Onetangi Road, Onetangi  Tickets: $150 Eventbrite.co.nz   

Australian pop star Amy Shark will play at The Powerstation. Photo / Supplied

Amy Shark at The Powerstation 
Australian pop star Amy Shark returns to New Zealand to perform her forthcoming debut album Love Monster which features hit single 'Adore'. Check out our interview with the singer-songwriter in July.
When: Thursday September 13, from 8pm   Where: 33 Mount Eden Rd, Eden Terrace   Tickets: $60 Ticketmaster.co.nz

Shop New Levi's at Karen Walker
We’re taken by this latest offering from Levi’s of denim separates under its Made & Crafted line, focusing on retaining elements of the past and building on its legacy of updating classic styles using modern techniques and finishings. You can shop the collection exclusively at Playpark by Karen Walker (menswear available from selected Barkers stores).
When: Available in-store now   Where: Karen Walker stores city-wide    Visit: Karenwalker.com

La Bohème Opera at ASB Theatre 
Put a date in your diary to see NZ Opera's rendition of Puccini's Italian masterpiece La Bohème, produced by Jacqueline Coats. La bohème will feature some of the best young local singers in the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus alongside the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Whether you're an opera newbie or connoisseur, La bohème is set to remind what it means to be alive and in love. 
When: Thursday September 13 – Sunday September 23   Where:  Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr   Tickets: Ticketmaster.co.nz

Clooney's dish of langoustine, leek, lady finger banana from the 256 Menu. Photo / Supplied

Design your degustation at Clooney 
For the month of September diners at Clooney can craft their own degustation menu from 256 options (16 dishes across four courses). The break away from a traditional set degustation menu means customers can create a menu to suit exact preferences and enjoy fine dining at value by having total control. All dishes are created by head chef Nobu Lee, using 100 per cent locally sourced produce.
When: Until the end of September, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday dinner and Friday lunchtime bookings   Where: 33 Sale St, Freemans Bay   Visit: Clooney.co.nz 

Kate Small exhibition at Anna Miles Gallery
Artist Kate Small’s exhibition Backyard Oasis has just opened at Anna Miles Gallery. Her works draw in the viewer, providing an uneasy vignette via their sparse edges and purposeful focal point. She has an eye for ordinary social interactions and an appreciation for the mastery of paint as a medium, displayed in works that are at once remarkably detailed and pared back, complemented by her wonderful use of colour.
When: Wednesday September 12 – Friday October 5    Where: 10/30 Upper Queen St, Auckland City   Visit: Annamilesgallery.com

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