Fun Things To Do This Weekend 15/02/17
The Fringe Festival, pop-up sales and a Dystopian film festival make for a weekend of eclectic events
Lorna Jane Warehouse Sale
To celebrate the arrival of fitness brand Lorna Jane in New Zealand, they're holding a huge sale where you can nab a bargain on some of their gorgeous active wear. If you need some motivation to stick to those New Years resolutions, this might be it.
When: February 15-17, 9am-5pm Where: ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Epsom Visit: The Facebook event page
Callum Gentleman and Being
Folk musician Callum Gentleman is heading to the United States but is keen to play at his favourite venue, The Wine Cellar, before he flies off. This Friday you can catch him, and the talented artist that is Being, playing a special show where he'll bring his unique take on blues and folk, imbued with layered stories.
When: Friday, February 16, 8pm Where: The Wine Cellar, St Kevins Arcade, K'Rd Tickets: $10 from Undertheradar.co.nz
Tivoli Book Sale
The gallery, cinema and book store that is Waiheke Island's Tivoli is closing and they're rounding things off with a book sale. Most of their intriguing titles will be at least 50 percent off, so it's well worth heading in to grab a sweet deal.
When: February 16-March 3 Where: Tivoli, 2/118 Ocean View Rd, Pendragon Mall, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Visit: Tivolinz.com
Dystopian Film Festival: Privilege
There's always something interesting in the works at Academy Cinemas and right now they're in the middle of their Dystopian Film Festival. This week is Peter Watkins' 1967 film Privilege, which follows a British pop star as he battles with the 'toxic' side of fame.
When: Saturday, February 17, 8.30pm Where: Academy Cinema, 44 Lorne St, City Visit: Academycinemas.co.nz
Shop/Slow Pop-up Store
Pop-up store Shop/Slow fosters the growing demand for slow, ethical fashion. This week-long event at Ponsonby Central will feature nine local designers, makers and artisans in a bid to encourage people to buy well, and buy less. The designer line-up includes Courtney Pellow (pictured above), Blue Blank, who made Kim Kardashian’s “selfie jacket”, neo-gothic androgynous label Jason Lingard, and Wellington-based brand Otsu. It’s a good chance to support local creativity, ethically-made products and to discover the next wave of New Zealand’s emerging fashion talent.
When: February 19-25 Where: Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Rd Visit: The Facebook event
Auckland Fringe Festival
The Auckland Fringe Festival is taking over venues across the city from Tuesday and there are more than a few shows we can’t wait to see. Among them is Ava Diakhaby and Frith Horan’s Cool Behaviour which explores how we came to live in a world where everyone’s trying to “out-perfect” each other. Other highlights include The Polar Bear Chronicles, Buddy and Catacular.
When: February 20-March 4 Where: Various venues Visit: Aucklandfringe.co.nz.
More events to book and look forward to
Splore, February 23-25
Heineken Urban Polo, Feb 24
Volvo Ocean Race, Feb 24-March 18
Bruno Mars, February 27–March 3
Auckland City Limits, March 3
Auckland Arts Festival, March 8-25
Broad-ly Speaking, March 14
Burning Lamb Food, Music and Art Festival, March 10
Anno Domini, March 11
Womad, March 16-18
NZ Coffee Festival, March 24
No Such Thing as a Fish, May 19