Fun Things To Do This Weekend 26/10/17
Sip on some craft beer, catch a short film, or head along to a gig or food festival this weekend
1. Panhead Craft Beer Pop-up
The creative brewers at Panhead, Mike Neilsen and Josh Drake, are bringing some of their special, signature beers to Auckland for the summer with a pop-up at the viaduct. "Wellington’s been a great place for us to grow but Panhead is more proudly boutique bogan than anything, and that’s a nationwide phenomenon" says Mike. "Although our tasting room will be up and running at the brewery soon, Aucklanders haven't had the chance to see what we’re about up close." Until now. Alongside some unique beers, there will be barbecue-style food, as well as a pinball machine and pool table, and even beer cocktails.
• Panhead Pop-up, 204 Quay St, Auckland Viaduct. Open 11.30am–late Wednesday to Sunday
2. Braids for Boobs
October, the big-fundraising month for the Breast Cancer Foundation, is coming to an end, but before it does Loxy’s Hair Boutique in Ponsonby has come up with a fun Braids for Boobs event. Head in between 10am and 3pm on Sunday, and for $40 you can get a bun or braid styled, with all proceeds donated. Last year, this small business raised $2000 for the foundation, this year they hope to double it.
• Loxy's Hair Boutique, 4 Ponsonby Rd. Sunday October 28, 10-3pm.
3. Show Me Shorts Film Festival
If you prefer your films to the point, then check out New Zealand’s International Short Film Festival. Kicking off on Saturday with its opening night party, awards ceremony and screening of all winning films in one go. This year's line-up features, family ties, psychic predictions, a kosher butcher in disguise, Game of Thrones stars, and the unexpected delight of eating avocado on toast. Dress movie-star glam.
• The Civic, Corner of Queen and Wellesley St, 8pm Saturday October 28. Tickets are $29 and includes entry to the official after party.
4. Henrietta Harris at Melanie Rogers Gallery
Home grown and internationally successful artist Henrietta Harris is showcasing her recent paintings from the "Fixed It" series at the Melanie Rogers Galley from this week onwards. Don’t miss your chance to see her beautiful paintings up close.
• 444 Karangahape Rd, until November 4
The biggest Mexican festival in New Zealand. Come prepared for authentic Mexican cuisine, dance, arts and crafts, make-up artists, contests, a Day of the Dead Altar Exhibition, workshops and much more.
• ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Epsom. Saturday October 28, 11am–7pm. Tickets are $16.25, children $12
6. Sandringham Street Festival + Te Atatu Night Market
The Sandringham Street Festival is back again celebrating its local community with fantastic food, entertainment and market stalls. There's plenty on offer to make great gifts and remember to bring a good appetite to make your way through some of the 60 handpicked vendors on site from favourtie local restaurants. Plus head West on Friday night for the Te Atatu Night Market, with market stalls, DJs, workshops and a "Spooky Pageant" for kids. There's also a great food line-up, including Judge Bao, Puha and Pakeha, Got Pasta and more.
• Sandringham Village, 597 Sandringham Rd, Saturday October 28, 9am–4pm.
7. The Very Vintage Day out
If you're a lover of all things vintage, don't miss The Very Vintage Day on this weekend. This year's two-day full programme includes live bands, dancers, a vintage car display, fashion shows and a high tea. Plus, there are over 80 vendors on site selling a huge range of vintage products, including Indigo records - it's your chance to grab that specific vinyl at bargain prices.
• Shed 10 Queens Wharf, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
8. Fine Homes of Devonport Tour
Calling all architecture and interior design lovers! This Friday, ten of Devonport's most stunning homes will be open for one day only. This very rare invitation is made possible by home owners generously opening their doors. All ticket sales will be donated to four worthy charities.
• Devonport, 9.30am–4.30pm. Tickets are $60 from Eventfinda
9. The Factory Markets
For the funkiest boutique haul, head to the North Shore this Sunday for the Factory Markets. Vintage clothing, jewellery, eclectic homewares, pet clothes and more will be on offer alongside seriously good eats such as Temaki, dumplings, double Dutch fires, bao and kraken crumpets to fuel your shopping appetite.
• 31 Arrenway Drive, Albany, 10am–2pm
Things to book and look forward to
Botanical Bazaar Pop-Up, Fresh Factory, Eden Terrace, November 1-5
Chivas Whisky Pop-up, Secret Location, November 8-22
Whammy Fest, St Kevin's Arcade, November 11-14
Lawrence Arabia, Golden Dawn, November 14
Taste of Auckland, Western Springs, November 16-19
Feist, Powerstation, November 25
Angus & Julia Stone, Civic Theatre, December 15
The xx — I See You Tour, Trusts Arena, January 11
Laneway Festival, Albert Park, January 29