7 Fun Things to Do this Weekend 07/04/16

From films to floral styling, these events are worth getting out of bed for this weekend


Julian Dennison plays Ricky Baker in Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Picture / Supplied.

1. Get your vintage fix and head to Alexandra Park Raceway for the Very Vintage Day Out. Be sure to check out the competition for Miss Pin Up 2016 and take a rummage through the vintage stalls. There will also be live music, high tea and various workshops throughout the day.
— Cnr Greenlane West Rd and Manukau Rd, Greenlane, Auckland, Saturday April 9

2. There's a sample sale at Flying Fish Studios this weekend, where there will be 50 per cent off all last season clothing from Black Box Boutique, as well as a vintage section with clothing from the likes of Rick Owens and Alexander Wang. The sale starts at 4pm on Friday so you can get in early before the weekend rush.
— 230 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, April 8-10

3. Spend Sunday morning getting creative with Lucy Houghton of Lu Diamond Flowers — she will be hosting a floral styling workshop at Dunnottar Hall in Westmere. The workshop covers creating both a container arrangement and floral wreath, with expert advice on composition, texture and colour along the way.
 —  175 Garnet Road, Westmere, April 10

4. Hawkins Theatre have two great New Zealand films screening this weekend: Mahana, a tale of rivalry between two sheep-shearing families set on the east coast of New Zealand, and Taika Waititi's new film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which follows the adventures of a rebellious city kid and his foster uncle.
— 13 Ray Small Dr, Papakura

5. If you’re a Queenstown local, or just lucky enough to be taking a trip to the picturesque city, check out one of these great restaurants.

6. Dancers Raina Peterson and Govind Pillai will be performing at Q Theatre this Friday and Saturday night. Titled In Plain Sanskrit, the show explores the relationship between classical Indian dancing, in which both dancers are trained, and contemporary dance.
— 305 Queen St, Auckland CBD, April 8-9

7. Artist Martin Poppelwell is currently showing an installation, titled Storage Problem at Objectspace in Ponsonby. In collaboration with architect Ben Daly and photographer Derek Henderson, the exhibition surveys how an artist’s work accumulates over time and explores the realignment of different bodies into new combinations. 
— 8 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland, March 5 - April 16

Read our April culture guide for more events on around the country this month

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