Find the country’s best artisan chocolatiers and coffee roasters at the Chocolate and Coffee show. Photo / Supplied

Fun Things To Do This Weekend 04/10/18

Go all-out indulgent this weekend with the best of artisan chocolate and coffee, street food dishes and all you can eat oysters and wine

The Chocolate and Coffee Show at The Cloud
The Chocolate and Coffee Show will return in October with over 80 exhibitors of the country’s best artisan chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and other tasty treat makers at The Cloud. Enjoy live demonstrations, masterclasses and samples galore. 
When:  Saturday October 6 – Sunday October 7, 9am-5pm   Where: Queens Wharf, 89 Quay St  Tickets: GA $17.50 Masterclasses $45. Book at

The Chills have a new album and are about to kick off their nationwide tour. Photo / Supplied

The Chills with Tiny Ruins at Galatos
The Chills will perform their new album Snow Bound, as part of a large national tour this Saturday. Even better, folk favourites Tiny Ruins will be opening the much-anticipated gig. 
When: Saturday October 6, 6:30pm-12am   Where: 17 Galatos St, Newton   Tickets: $50

Holy Shucks! The Oyster and Wine Festival at Matakana Country Park is this weekend. Photo / Supplied

The Oyster and Wine Festival at Matakana Country Park
Seafood lovers won’t want to miss out on The Oyster and Wine Festival at Matakana Country Park. Mahurangi Harbour oysters will be served with local wine, plus there'll be entertainment and the popular shucking competition. 
When: Sunday October 7, 10am-4pm   Where: 1151 Leigh Rd, Matakana   Tickets: Adults $39.50 including an event glass, first glass of wine or beer and 2 oysters. VIP and children tickets available. Book at

Korean Food Night in Glenfield
End your weekend on a buzz by heading along to the huge outdoor Korean street food market on Sunday night. The weekly Glenfield Night Market will come alive with 15 Korean food and groceries stalls. Find traditional dishes like Bulgogi, Korean spicy chicken, and dumpling soup, and fusion dishes such as the crowd favourite kimchi burger from Tiger Burger. 
When: Sunday October 7, 5.30pm-11.00pm   Where:  Glenfield Mall, Downing St

The Teskey Brothers at Mercury Theatre 
Warm up your Saturday night with the sweet Motown-inspired soul and blues sound of The Teskey Brothers. Performing their debut album Half Mile Harvest, it's the second visit for the musical four-man act to New Zealand this year. 
When: Saturday October 6, 7pm   Where: 9 Mercury Lane, Newton

South East Asian Vegan Feast at The Tasting Shed 
Kumeu’s The Tasting Shed will spice things up plant style with a six-course menu inspired by the diverse vegan cuisine of South East Asia. 
When: Wednesday October 3 – Thursday October 4, 6.30pm   Where: 609 State Highway 16, Kumeu   Tickets: $70 pp. Book at

Gow Langsford Gallery will hold a special art pop-up in Ponsonby Central. Photo / Supplied

Gow Langsford Gallery Ponsonby Pop-Up
Take a stroll around Ponsonby Central in your lunch break or straight after work and find some beautiful art to browse at the pop-up art gallery curated by Gow Langsford Gallery. 
When: Friday October 5, 10am-6pm   Where: 136 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby 

Paper Planes at The Basement
Join a girl in her bedroom, with a dog and a few puppets too, in this intriguing-sounding one woman show written by Aaron Richardson and directed by Cole Jenkins. 
When: Tuesday October 2 – Saturday October 6, 6:30pm   Where: Lower Grey's Ave, Auckland CBD     Tickets: $18-$22

Find double-cut hot chips at the Street Kai Food Festival at Britomart’s Takutai Square. Photo / Supplied

Street Kai Food Festival at Britomart’s Takutai Square
Britomart’s Takutai Square will transform into the Street Kai food festival on Saturday. The line-up of food trucks and street stalls includes The Rolling Pin, Double Dutch Fries (pictured), Peach’s Hot Chicken, Wise Boys Burgers, Temaki Truck and Judge Bao. Nearby eateries are also involved, with Mexico, Ebisu, Miann, Orleans and Espresso Workshop serving special street-food dishes for the occasion. On-site will be an outdoor bar and bean bag seating.
When: Saturday October 4, 11am-9pm   Where: Takutai Square, Britomart 

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