Fun Things To Do This Weekend 25/10/18
Get set for an active weekend to see out October with a glowtastic bike rave, an art walking tour, and high fashion sale madness
Greatest Friend Pop-up at Miss Crabb
Angela Winter Means will bring her special vintage wares to Miss Crabb this weekend. The summer line-up includes vintage cotton, antique linen, feminine prints and pastel garments.
When: 27 - 28 October, 11-5pm Where: Miss Crabb, 41 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Tk Store $50 Sale
Score yourself a stylish bargain – or several – at tk's popular annual $50 sale. Head to the Ponsonby store to hunt through all of the year's samples, seconds and end of line garments to find one-offs and last sizes left across clothing, jewellery, shoes and belts.
When: Saturday October 27, 10am- 1pm Where: 50 Brown St, Ponsonby
Muse Pop-up Spring Sale
Find special samples, last chance buys and previous season looks from labels including DVF, Harris Tapper, Victoria Beckham, Tibi, Missoni, Theory, Rebecca Taylor and more.
When: Friday October 26, 1pm-7pm, Saturday October 27, 10am-4pm Where: 1 Cascade St, Freemans Bay
Pink Star Walk
Pink Star Walks, which raises money to fight breast cancer, is on this weekend. Step out with friends to support a good cause, with 5km or 10km walks being held in Auckland this Saturday. With a theme of “Do it for the ones you love,” the aim this year is to boost the sum donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation’s research and awareness work. Pre-event entertainment including games and spot prizes start at 4.15pm at The Domain's Wintergarden, and walkers will set off at 5pm.
When: Saturday October 27 Where: Wintergarden Rd, Parnell Register: Pinkstarwalk.co.nz/auckland
The Auckland Grammar School Art House tour
The Auckland Grammar School Art House tour is a chance to see (and buy) 44 works of art by renowned and emerging New Zealand artists, and to nosy inside some of the most interesting and elegant houses in central Auckland. Eight homes are hosting the art tour this Saturday, ranging from an Italian modernist-style Parnell pad designed by Andrew Patterson, to an iconic 1920s Gummer & Ford home at the Balmoral-St Andrews Rd intersection and a renovated double-brick cottage in Remuera. Artists with work for sale include Karl Maugham, Judy Millar, Max Gimblett, Guy Harkness (pictured) and photographer Mark Smith. All funds go to the Auckland Grammar School Academic Endowment Fund.
When: Saturday October 27, 10am-4pm Where: 55-85 Mountain Rd, Epsom Visit: Arthousetour.co.nz
Princess Chelsea at Hollywood Cinema Avondale
Up-and-coming Auckland singer Princess Chelsea will perform tracks including her 2011 YouTube hit 'Cigarette Duet' and brand new material at Hollywood Cinema Avondale.
When: Friday October 26, 7pm-11pm Where: 20 St. Georges Road Avondale, Avondale Tickets: Undertheradar.co.nz
ASB Auckland Marathon
Aucklanders will hit the pavement to run the city this Sunday at the annual ASB Auckland Marathon. Have you signed up? There's still entries left for runs ranging from 2.2km to the massive 42km.
When: Sunday October 28 Register: Aucklandmarathon.co.nz
Tiny Ruins at Galatos
Catch NZ’s alterna-folk darlings, Tiny Ruins tomorrow night on their first NZ full band tour since the announcement of their new record Olympic Girls is to come out in the New Year. Sometimes likened to Nick Drake or Mazzy Star, the singer songwriter Hollie Fullbrook’s voice and guitar work evades cliché, and lyrically one of a kind with stories laced with a dark humour has garnered fans the world over including the magnanimous David Lynch.
When: Thursday October 31 Where: Galatos,17 Galatos St Tickets: Undertheradar.co.nz
The Open Book Clearance Sale
It's hard to beat curling up with a good book on a relaxing weekend. Score a few book bargains at The Open Book's clearance sale to see you through to summer. Find 1500 secondhand books all priced at $5 each or five for $10. Tunes and filter coffee will keep you buzzed while hunting.
When: Saturday October 27, 10am-5pm Where: 201 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
Sneaker release at Checks Downtown
Checks downtown are celebrating a one year anniversary with a collaboration with Slovakian footwear brand Novesta. Check out the new high top sneakers which will be drop in store on Friday night. The debut kicks feature a suede upper, black sole and comes in bright pink and orange set for summer.
When: Available from Friday 26 October, event at 7pm Where: Checks Downtown, Unit 3B, 3/7 High St Visit: @checksdowntown
Mex Festival at ASB Showgrounds
If you're up for the biggest fiesta in Auckland, then head along to Mexican Festival at ASB Showgrounds for traditional eats and drinks, food masterclasses, Mexican folk dance, arts and crafts and plenty more. There's also a chilli eating competition, if you dare.
When: Saturday October 27, (family time) 12pm-5pm, (amigos time) 5pm-10pm Where: Pavillion 6, 217 Green Lane West, Greenlane
Bike Rave Auckland
Bust out the glow sticks and wheels this weekend, as Auckland's Bike Rave takes off on its glowing night right around the city. Don wild outfits and get set to spin with party tunes. A pre-party will kick off at Silo Park from 6.30pm and then it's a 7km ride around the city cycle loop that includes the Te Ara i Whiti pink path and the waterfront, in time for sundown.
When: Friday October 26, 6:30pm-10pm Where: Meet at Silo Park, Corner Beaumont St and Jellicoe St Tickets: $10 GA, $5 for Bike Auckland members Register: Bikeraveakl.eventbrite.com