Fun Things To Do This Weekend 14/12/17

Tick off some Christmas shopping or find something to take your mind off the busy season

Hand-knits by Areez Katki. Picture / Supplied

1. Maryse Skincare, Godmother and Areez Katki Pop-up
Browse through natural beauty products, handmade garments, accessories and homeware at this special pop-up. Beauty specialist Maryse O'Donnell will be offering her range of hand-blended oils and botanically-based skincare, while embroidery artist Areez Katki will have hand-knitted summer clothing, scarves and cushions. He has also collaborated with clothing and textile designer Kirsty Cameron and these embroidered hats will be available alongside her range, Godmother Projects, which includes wrap dresses, visors and beach scarves.
2nd Floor, Cnr of Ponsonby Rd and Tole St. Friday December 15, 3pm-7pm. Saturday 16 and Sunday 17, 10am-6pm. Cash only

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2. Paper Pirates Exhibition
Paper Pirates have been gathering submissions for their photography exhibition from the public with the mission of "getting photos off people's phones and computers and onto the wall". The results will be shown for one night only, with guests invited to pick their favourite off the wall to take home with them.
• Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland St, Central City. Monday December 18, 7pm 

3. Muck Floral Summer Salon: Illuminations
Artists Alana Wilson and Ryder Jones will be showing their works in Muck General Store store this weekend. There will be locally made ornaments, gifts, and one-of-a-kind pieced by the talented sculptural artists — drop by if you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone special (yourself included).
Muck General Store, 35C Surrey Cres, Grey Lynn. Opening tonight, 6pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm

Comedians Laura Daniel and Joseph Morre star in Two Hearts. Picture / Supplied

4. Mr Pigu Visits Checks 
The owner of clothing brand TENBOX, Mr Pigu, is visiting menswear store Checks for a special party tomorrow night. He's come all the way from Tokyo to see New Zealand, and the Checks team are keen to show him a good time. There will be drinks, music, and t-shirts released on the night.
7 High St, Central City. Friday December 15 from 7pm

5. Miss June and October 
Punk rockers Miss June are playing at Golden Dawn this Friday, alongside songwriter October (Emma Logan), whose set to release some new music. It's sure to be a fun, energetic night, and a good chance to enjoy the venue before it closes its doors early next year.
Golden Dawn: Tavern of Power, 134 Ponsonby Rd. Friday December 15, 8pm. Tickets $10 on the door

READ: My Generation: Musician Emma Logan, aka October

6. Six Worlds of WOW Exhibition
Fifty garments from the 2017 World of Wearable Arts show will arrive in Nelson for a mind-blowing exhibition, which opens on Friday. There's also work from WOW's permanent collection on show, making for an inspiring collection of top design from all over the world.
 The National WOW Museum, 1 Cadillac Way, Annesbrook, Nelson. From Friday December 8. Visit

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7. Two Hearts: Auckland World Tour
The all-singing, all-dancing comedy duo Laura Daniel and Joseph Moore (stars of Funny Girls, Jono & Ben, and 7 Days) have combined their wit with all the trimmings of a pop concert, and the result is not to be missed. There will be confetti, costume changes, and catchy tunes, all wrapped up in one energetic and creative show. 
 Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Central City. Until December 16. Tickets $25-$35 from

Joe Sheehan's new work for Dislocation. Picture / Supplied

8. Joe Sheehan: Dislocation
Made up of cast rocks, and sleek technology-inspired sculptures, Joe Sheehan's latest exhibition is currently showing at Tim Melville gallery. Alongside the sculptures, there are photographs of dark rock, which give the illusion of looking into space. Joe says he's intrigued by the way people use tools and objects in their daily lives."I like to take things that are familiar and render them strange by re-making them in stone and then handing them back to the viewer," he says.
Tim Melville Gallery, 4 Winchester St, Grey Lynn, Auckland. Visit

Hand-knits by Areez Katki. Picture / Supplied

Things to book and look forward to
Wondergarden, December 31
Lupe Fiasco, January 19
One Love Festival, January 27-28
St Jerome's Laneway Festival, January 29
Auckland Arts Festival, March 8-25
Burning Lamb Music and Art Festival, March 10

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