An exhibition of NZ music photography, From the Pit, is now on display at Flying Out record store, and Q Theatre. Pictured is Aldous Harding. Photo / Reuben Raj

Music Month Kicks Off & Other Fun Things To Do This Weekend

A new music photography exhibition celebrates Kiwi musicians, & don't miss the creative high at Auckland's Art fair


• An exhibition of NZ music photography, From the Pit, is now on display at Flying Out record store, and Q Theatre throughout New Zealand Music Month. From the Pit features Kiwi musicians captured by some of the best music photographers in the country including Aldous Harding, Tami Neilson, Hollie Smith and Ladi6. Entry to the exhibition at both locations is free with prints from the exhibition available to buy. Flying Out, 80 Pitt Street and Q Theatre, 305 Queen St

• The grunge and glam poster art of the punk and new wave era takes centre stage in a new exhibition, Inner City Punk and New Wave Poster Art 1977-81, at the Ellen Melville Centre. 2 Freyberg Place

Sally Gabori at The Vivian seen at the Auckland Art Fair last year. Photo / Supplied

• For a dose of creative inspiration, look no further than The Auckland Art Fair. The four-day annual event brings over 40 galleries and 150 artists under one roof at The Cloud on Auckland's waterfront. There's also children's workshops, artists talks and treats from bakers Daily Bread onsite. Tickets at

• Internationally renowned Scottish artist Rachel Maclean will show for the first time in New Zealand her iconic film Please, Sir... at St Kevin's Arcade on Karangahape Road. The event is brought to Auckland by the Gus Fisher Gallery and is a short film not to miss. Tonight until Thursday, May 30. 


• In celebration of the 50 years since David Bowie’s Space Oddity was released, thin white duke fans can group together this weekend at A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour at Aotea Centre. The worldwide tour is headed by Bowie’s musical director and longest serving band member Mike Garson, will feature world-class musicians who have performed with David over a period of more than 40 years including Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Mark Plati and drummer John Lee. Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr. Tickets at


 Fill up on laughs at the NZ International Comedy Festival kicking off this week. Highlights over the weekend include dark themed comedy from Aussie newcomer Demi Lardner and hard-to-beat homegrown Guy WilliamsFind tickets for all shows at


• Plant-based pop-up Forest is serving dinner every Thursday until 20 June at The Midnight Baker - the first one is this Thursday night (May 2). The six courses will use ingredients sourced from local urban farms and foraged from around the city. Chef Plabita Florence says dishes will be a little unfamiliar — Choko with feijoa vinegar, kumara greens and pickled rosemary flowers, and toasted acorn coffee all appear on the menu. A selection of inventive fermented drinks will also be available. $85 at 

• Bring an appetite to Ponsonby Central to check out newly opened Olas Arepas for authentic Mexican and gluten-free filled arepas and Hidden Village for Asian street food. 136-146 Ponsonby Rd

Plant-based pop-up Forest is serving dinner every Thursday until 20 June at The Midnight Baker. Photo / Suppled


• Swing by Ponsonby Central this weekend for ethical clothing from labels Roam & Loom and Kindnessproject and new season range from Jason Lingard fashion and Cafoutche NZ. Plus candles from Flame in Vintage. 136-146 Ponsonby Rd

Shop to support ovarian cancer research this weekend with Witchery’s White Shirt Campaign. Photo / Supplied

• Add a good cause to your shopping list this weekend by getting involved in Witchery’s White Shirt Campaign. In the lead up to World Ovarian Cancer Day and White Shirt Day next Wednesday (May 8) the brand's White Shirt campaign donates 100 per cent of gross proceeds from the annual White Shirt edit to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, helping to fund much-needed research into the early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer. To date over 12 million dollars has been raised but with statistics - one Kiwi woman dies every 48 hours from ovarian cancer and with no early detection test available (and no cure), ovarian cancer has a significantly lower survival rate than breast and cervical cancer - there is still more to be done. Don't forget to wear your white shirt next Wednesday. Visit to find your closest store or shop online. 

Morningside Glasshouse will hold a fashion and design market this weekend. Photo / Supplied

• Stuck for Mother's Day gifts? This Sunday Morningside Glasshouse will hold a market of ideas including jewellery, ceramics, fashion, accessories and more from local makers. May 5,10am - 2pm. 5 McDonald Street, Morningside

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