Jewellery designer Jane Dodd's beluga piece.

Explore A Jewellery Exhibition, Eat At New Pop-Ups & More Fun Things This Weekend

Time travel with a sci-fi film and secure a sought-after burger with these local happenings

Peruse Jane Dodd’s new jewellery exhibition

The latest exhibition by contemporary jewellery designer Jane Dodd turns the whimsical and sometimes bizarre world of animalia into wearable art.

Crabby Nonsense by Jane Dodd. Photo / Supplied

The Family — Kingdom is an irreverent collection of 25 intricately crafted pieces that “positions the human species in the animal kingdom”, giving plants and fungi, along with animals, human characteristics; think pāua porpoises, copper cuckoos and crab claws turned into pendants. Jane Dodd, The Family — Kingdom, Masterworks Gallery, Newton, from Saturday.

Flip through some vinyl

Vinyl aficionados and vintage fans should stop by the Auckland Record Fair this Saturday. There will be vendors from around the country, and it’s a great opportunity to discover forgotten favourites or find sounds that are new to you. Saturday November 21, Freemans Bay Hall 9am to 2pm.

Discover some new food favourites

Pack your appetite and head to the Auckland Food Show to see the best of local and international cuisine, wine and beer. ASB Showgrounds. Friday 10am – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Tickets are available to purchase on their website.

Park up at Grey Lynn Festival

This wholesome park-side event returns for another year, focusing on community and sustainability – with food, music and talks about regenerative agriculture. Saturday November 21, 9:30am to 6pm. 

Treat yourself to high tea at The Hilton

The waterfront hotel has launched a new Serendipity High Tea at its popular restaurant Fish – The Hilton’s first foray into the tea arena. The bottomless buffet-style high tea is available Saturdays and Sundays, 12.30pm to 3.30pm. $63pp. The Hilton, 147 Quay St, Auckland. For more information see

Baby G Burger is popping-up again

Possibly the most sought-after burgers in Tāmaki Makaurau right now (and rightly so) this tiny burger business shills their decadently simple cheeseburgers via pop-ups only – making them a hot commodity when they do hold one.


This weekend they’re taking over the courtyard at Clay wine bar on Karangahape Road, so you can wash down your burger with a delicious natural wine. Sunday November 22, 12pm to 4pm. 366 Karangahape Rd.

Check out some film photos

The beloved local photo lab championing the return of film photography, Black And White Box are hosting a community exhibition. ‘From the Archives’ will feature work from 25 local photographers (including friend of Viva, Frances Carter).

Head along and get inspired to put down your phone and pick up a camera again. Allpress Gallery, 8 Drake St, Auckland. Exhibition runs until December 4.

See Back To The Future ... in concert!

We love a live orchestra at a film screening, this weekend you can see time-travelling exploits of Marty McFly, Doc and The Delorian accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Saturday November 21. Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland. Tickets are available for purchase from Ticketmaster.

Enjoy a taste of Italy

To celebrate their festive new 'Variations Italia’ range of Italian-inspired coffee, Nespresso has created Caffè Nespresso, a pop-up espresso bar in the foyer of Westfield Newmarket, near their boutique.

Indulge in a coffee pop-up with Caffe Nespresso. Photo / Supplied

Coffee connoisseurs will get to enjoy complimentary taste of their new range – and a sweet treat. Ends November 22. Level 1 Foyer, Westfield Newmarket, 277 Broadway (entrance cnr Broadway and Mortimer Pass). 

Enjoy a crafty brew in the capital

Craft beer lovers should head along to Beervana. With plenty of new brews (over 300 from 60+ different brewers) and good food to froth over, it’s a great way to support small local businesses and find a new favourite for summer.

November 20-21, Sky stadium. Tickets start at $45 and are available through Ticketek.

Have a sculptural experience

The 2020 Arts Centre Sculpture Festival is on in Christchurch at the leafy city’s historic Arts Centre. The festival showcases sculpture, jewellery and ceramics from 30 local artists across 21 events, and is a great time to invest in the work of local makers. The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch.

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