Fun Things To Do This Weekend 30/08/18
Catch the last runways of Fashion Week, unmissable designer pop-ups, and K Rd's biggest music event of the year
The Others Way
If throbbing catwalk soundtracks are doing your head in, then make a break for The Others Way going down across K Rd on Friday night. The much-anticipated Auckland music festival returns for its fourth year running and this year’s line-up features the best of local indie, electronica, hip-hop and pop. More than 40 acts will perform including The Beths, Die! Die! Die!, High Beams, Estere, and Purple Pilgrims, at venues such as Galatos, Whammy, Neck of the Woods and Cross St Markets. With so much on offer it's best to pick and choose what you’d like to see, eavesdrop in on what’s being hyped by cool festival-goers and try out a few random acts along the way.
When: Friday August 31 Where: Various venues Tickets: Undertheradar.co.nz
Mrs. Krishnan's Party
It's the final weekend to catch this joyous, heart-warming play about Mrs Krishnan and her family. Theatre review called it “hilarious, touching and rewarding.”
When: Now until Sunday September 2 Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen St Visit: Qtheatre.co.nz
Trio Designer Pop-up at Ponsonby Central
Jason Lingard, Cathy Pope Jewellery and Kate of Arcadia will join forces at a special pop up during Fashion Week at Ponsonby Central. The designers will have their latest collections available and best sellers from previous seasons, sale and sample stock. Plus, they will likely be onsite throughout the week for a chance to get first-hand advice on how to wear them best.
When: Monday August 27 – Sunday September 2, from 10am Where: Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Rd
Crazy Rich Asians
This much-anticipated and charming romcom is adapted from Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel and follows a poor girl who finds her Prince Charming and then enters the glitzy world of Singapore elite.
When: In cinemas from Thursday August 30 Where: Nationwide cinemas
Zambesi Public Runway Show at NZFW
For the first time ever, Zambesi is opening their fashion week runway show to the public to present their SS18/19 men and women collection on the weekend.
When: Saturday September 1, 8:30pm-9:30pm Where: ANZ Viaduct Events Center Tickets: iticket.co.nz
Whiskey Masterclass at Annabel's
If you want that weekend buzz to hang on a little longer, book into Three Lamps favourite bar Annabel's for an appreciation of whiskey masterclass and tasting with a selection of seven Glenfiddich whiskies.
When: Monday September 3, 6pm Where: 277 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby Tickets: $30 each email@example.com
Sons of Zion at The Powerstation
The reggae, rock, dub and funk six-piece crew Sons of Zion will take the Powerstation stage on Friday night as part of their seven-date nationwide tour.
When: Friday August 31, 8pm-11pm Where: 33 Mount Eden Rd, Eden Terrace Tickets: Ticketmaster.co.nz
iD Presented by Otago Polytechnic & Dunedin NZ at NZFW
The showcase of iD Dunedin at this year's Fashion Week marks the first time the strong pool of southern talent will take a national fashion stage altogether. Showing Saturday will be past collections from iD Dunedin Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer Awards including Wilbur Hsu, Ariane Ilagan and April Gourdie, presented alongside collections from top Dunedin designers, including NOM*d, Twenty-Seven Names, MAAIKE, Darlene Gore, Tanya Carlson and Mild-Red.
When: Saturday September 1, 4pm Where: The Studio, ANZ Viaduct Events Center
Designer Sample Sale
More of our favourite local designers will be coming together this week for a sample sale not to be missed. Find beautiful garments from Harman Grubisa, Wynn Hamlyn, Paris Georgia and Maggie Marylin. Eftpos and cash accepted.
When: Saturday September 1 – Sunday September 2, 10am-5pm Where: Ground Floor 20 Beaumont St, Freemans Bay
Cinema Italiano Festival
The annual Italian film festival kicks off this week, and this year's third edition promises to be the biggest and best yet. The Bridgeway cinema will screen contemporary and old classics for over a week to bring a slice of European sunshine to dreary Auckland days. Buona visione!
When: Thursday August 30 – Thursday September 13 Where: 122 Queen St, Northcote Visit: Cinemaitalianonz.com
Hej Hej Pop up at Endemic World
Local clothing label Hej-hej (pronounced “hey-hey”) has a knack for designing instant classics and their range is made from 100 per cent linen. The brand was created by friends Alice Isles and Kirsten Judd, who manage a long-distance working relationship from their respective bases of Auckland and Shanghai. This week the brand will have a special pop up at Endemic World.
When: Thursday 30 August – Sunday September 2 Where: 62 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn Visit: Hej-hej.co