Fun Things To Do This Weekend 13/12/18
See the almighty Wu-Tang Clan live, party with pasta and get Christmas gifts sorted at designer pop-ups
Williams Eatery Pasta Party
Williams Eatery is getting festive Euro-style with a special evening of pasta mains and a glass of Pet-Nat (natural sparkling wine) on arrival. Starters and sides are available, another round is $9 a glass, and jazzy tunes will be provided by DJ Martyn Pepperell. $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to Pillars.
When: Sunday December 16, 5.30pm-11pm Where: G03 85 Daldy St, Wynyard Quarter Tickets: $44 at Eventfinda.co.nz
Mur Mur Pop-up at St Pauls Church
All our favourite local artists and designers in one place — hello Christmas gifts sorted! The Mur Mur one-day pop-up store will feature all things beautiful and handmade from Companion Co Design, Ellen J Hemmings, Fiona Mackay Ceramics, Walk In The Park, Petley (pictured), KLAY, Sherie Muijs, Hera Saabi, Lucinda Barrett and more. St Pauls Church in Devonport will also host The Midnight Baker, Baby, Little & Friday, Crate Kitchen, Coffee Supreme and Fine & Dandy Tea for onsite shopping sustenance. Eftpos is available and there is koha options for food and drink, with profits going to charity, so bring a little cash too.
When: Saturday December 15, 10am-5pm Where: 100B Victoria Rd, Devonport
A Taste of South Pacific
Chef William Mordido (pictured left) of Buko is fitting in one last pop-up for the year, with Brett McGregor. The duo will serve a taste of the South Pacific with a portion of ticket sales going to Women’s Refuge. Guests are invited to bring a gift to put under the tree. Four courses $99 plus $35 for Mills Reef wine matching or $25 Noble and Savage tea matching.
When: Saturday December 15, 7pm Where: 26 Morrow St, Newmarket Tickets: Willpowernz.com
Wu-Tang Clan at The Trusts Arena
All nine members of the Wu-Tang Clan will play their first ever New Zealand show to celebrate 25 years of their groundbreaking debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
When: Friday December 14, 6:30pm-10:30pm Where: 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson
Anno Domini at Auckland Art Gallery
Take the party to the rooftop of the Auckland Art Gallery this weekend with the first of the Anno Domini series kicking off for summer. Plenty of beats all day long, and food and drink onsite.
When: Saturday December 16, 2:30pm-8:30pm Where: Corner Kitchener and Wellesley St Tickets Annodomini.nz
Hera Saabi, Mina & Rachel Mills Pop-up at Ponsonby Central
Spend your Christmas pocket money on locally and ethically made designers. Hera Saabi and Mina have joined together for a special pop-up in Ponsonby Central showing off new Hera Saabi jewels and plenty of clothing from Mina and Rachel Mills.
When: Thursday December 13 – Sunday December 16, from 9am-4pm Where: 136 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
Food Truck Friday at Takutai Square
Forget your lunch on Friday. Street food will be going down at Takutai Square with vendors onsite including Peach’s Hot Chicken, Empanadas "Sabores", Otherside, and Organic Knowledge.
When: Friday December 14, 11am-2pm Where: Between Tyler St & Galway St
The Beths at Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Local favourites The Beths are putting on a special show in Leigh off the back of a world tour across North America and Europe and opening for Bloc Party last month at Spark Arena. This will be the last chance to catch them this year for a while.
When: Saturday December 15, 9:30pm-12am Where: 142 Pakiri Rd, Leigh Tickets: $20 at Undertheradar.co.nz
Hej Hej & The Brim Label Pop-up at St Kevins Arcade
Sort your summer attire at another designer pop-up not to be missed. Hej Hej will present their new summer collection along with hats from The Brim Label.
When: Thursday December 13 – Friday December 14, 10am-6pm Where: 183 Karangahape Rd, Auckland