Fun Things to Do This Weekend 30/03/17

From 4 Days of Fashion in the City to films and shopping, get out and about this weekend with these great activities


Dress for Success Designer Fashion Sale. Picture / Supplied.

1. Dress for Success Designer Fashion Sale
Don’t miss this annual fashion sale event where you can purchase designer and vintage clothing and accessories, all while supporting Auckland’s Dress for Success charity. There will be clothing (sizes 6-16+) and accessories priced at $10, $20, $40 and $60, with some special items priced individually.
— The Sapphire Room at Ponsonby Central, March 30, from 5pm-8.30pm. Visit Facebook.com

2. Beauty and the Beast
Disney’s remake of the 1991 animated classic, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is in cinemas around the country from today. Read our interview with the film's costume designer Jacqueline Durran, and enter our competition to win a Beauty and the Beast inspired gown valued at $2000.

3. Silo Park Dog Day Afternoon
Dog owners take note: Get your pet ready for a special outing on Sunday afternoon at Silo Park, where there will be a dog agility course and a vet from VetCare Grey Lynn answering questions from 1-4pm. There will also be drinks and street food for humans to enjoy from 12-6pm.
 Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Central, April 2Visit Silopark.co.nz

4. Silent Cinema Under the Stars
Head to Chancery Square for a free screening of the Oscar-winning film The Artist in the outdoor courtyard. There will be live music from The Callum Passells Trio starting at 5.30pm, with the movie following at 7:45pm.
 — Chancery Sq, 1 Chancery St, Auckland Central. 
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5. Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival
Plan a road trip to Tauranga to see Paradox Inside, a new exhibition at the Tauranga Art Gallery featuring more than 22 works by Banksy - part of the Tauranga Street Art Festival.
 — March 28-June 15. Visit Taurangastreetartfestival.nz

6. Walk the Walk: A History of Fashion in the City
As part of the Heart of the City's 4 Days of Fashion in the City, the NZ Fashion Museum delves into local fashion history with this event. This is a dynamic experience that includes an exhibition inside Smith & Caughey’s historic Lippincott Room, two free fashion shows and guided walking tours of historic fashion spots around the city.
 Smith & Caughey's 253-261 Queen St, Auckland Central. Visit Heartofthecity.co.nz

7. Ingrid Starnes' Runway Presentation 
Fashion designer Ingrid Starnes will take over O’Connell St on Friday night, to showcase her latest winter collection – think dusty pastel hues, subtle prints and sweeping silk gowns, with items available to buy from her nearby boutique after the show.
 O’Connell St, Auckland Central, March 31, starting at 7pm. Visit Heartofthecity.co.nz 

8. The Last Friday in March
An exclusive free fashion show at Smith & Caughey's Queen St will showcase the best of the iconic department store's winter offerings and include a special appearance by famous transgender model Andreja Pejic.
— Smith & Caughey's Queen St, Auckland Central, March 31, starting at 12.15pm. 

9. Celebrate Spring With Coach and Moochi Beauty Sessions
Also as part of the 4 Days of Fashion in the City event, jet-setting Australian blogger Carmen Hamilton of Chronicles of Her will make two in-store appearances Coach and Moochi, sharing her styling tips.
— 80 Queen St, Auckland Central, March 31; Moochi, 14 Vulcan Lane, Auckland Central, April 1
READ: Blogger Carmen Hamilton's Beauty Routine

10. Hyperreal: Imagining the Future of Fashion
This exhibition of fashion photography and film explores the line between fantasy and reality, and features images from local fashion photographers including Adam Custins and James K. Lowe. 
 Silo 6, cnr Jellicoe and Beaumont Sts, Auckland Central, March 30-April 4. Visit Eventfinda.co.nz

LOOKING AHEAD
Events later in the month to book and look forward to

2017 NZ International Comedy Festival, April 27 - May 21
Book your tickets now to the NZ International Comedy Festival which will spread laughter across Auckland with more than 100 entertaining shows. 

Wanderlust 108, April 29
Wanderlust 108 will return to Western Springs Lakeside Park this April, featuring a 5km run, followed by a 75-minute yoga flow session and a 30-minute guided meditation session to finish off. 

Tassel Me This, April 11-15
Returning to Auckland for its second season is this comical, contemporary dance and theatre show created by Shani Dickins and Jessie McCall; held across five fun-filled nights at The Basement theatre.

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