Flamingo Pier are launching a new eight week DJ residency at Las Vegas club on K Road. Photo / Supplied

K'Rd's New All-Night Dance Party & Other Fun Things To Do This Weekend

DJ trio Flamingo Pier launch a residency at Las Vegas club, plus last minute ideas for Mother's Day lunch

MUSIC

• Hear from up-and-coming Kiwi band Daffidols in this special performance for NZ Music Month at Morningside Bar 605. Tickets are $10 on the door only. 

• 'Psycho' and 'Better Now' platinum hitmaker Post Malone will perform an arena show at Spark Area on Saturday night - joined by Jaden Smith. Tickets at Livenation.co.nz

•  Waiheke party makers Flamingo Pier are launching a new eight week DJ residency with Frank Booker called For The People at Las Vegas Club on K Road. Over the next seven Saturdays and one Sunday in May/June find a regular spot to dance to their music with DJ residents Frank Booker, Flamingo Pier and bi-weekly guests. An interactive light installation from Angus Muir will also feature inside Las Vegas. The DJ trio Flamingo Pier - Luke Walker, Dominic Jones and Brad Craig - are also launching a regular radio show on Gilles Peterson's Worldwide FM in London to promote New Zealand music. Tickets $10 for early bird, $15 online GA, $20 on the door. Visit at Eventbrite.co.uk

From left; Mr and Mrs Haines on the DJ decks at Odettes and craft beer festival at Morningside Glassworks. Photos / Supplied

ART 

• Allpress Gallery exhibits new work 'Free Snacks At The Airpot Lounge' from artist Claudia Kogachi, recently awarded winner of the prestigious NZPPA, New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (2019). The large-scaled collection explores the artist's Japanese heritage with family portraits and her signature style of thick layers of acrylic colour, creating an arena for her characters' narratives to play out. On until May 24. Browns Mill Building, 8 Drake St, Freemans Bay

• The Auckland Theatre Company continues its season with The Audience from Peter Morgan, screenwriter of The Queen and creator of Netflix’s The Crown. Debuting in 2013, the play delves deep inside Buckingham Palace and the “audience” sessions where the Queen has a weekly one-on-one meetings with her prime minister. From Winston Churchill through to David Cameron, the play witnesses royal wit, candour and explosive passion as we get a closer insight into the politics and scandals that have shaped Elizabeth’s six decades of unwavering rule. The Audience is on at the ASB Waterfront Theatre from 8-23 May. Tickets from Atc.co.nz

• Rialto Cinemas in Newmarket is hosting the annual Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival this month with plenty of inspiring films on the line-up. This Thursday book in for documentary Bauhaus Spirit which celebrates the legacy of Bauhaus design as part of the festival's Art Lovers' Film Night. The advance screening will be introduced by a curator or other expert on the film’s topic. Tickets from $26-$29.40 at Rialto.co.nz

Luke Walker, Dominic Jones, Brad Craig of DJ trio Flamingo Pier. Photo / Supplied

•  Immersive waterfront lighting experience Bright Nights returns this week with a second annual edition of its full-scale lighting experience at Viaduct Harbour. Add a bit of magic to your night and head along. From 6pm until late, 8-12 May. 

• The laughs continue this weekend at the NZ International Comedy FestivalHighlights over the week and weekend include local acts Chris Parker, Leon Wadham, Alice Snedden and Aussie Becky Lucas. Find tickets for all shows at Comedyfestival.co.nz

DINING OUT 

• Satya Chai Lounge's Sammy Akuthota's tiki bar style GG x Flamingo on Karangahape Rd will host a Garage Project Crushed natural wine party this Thursday night, with new releases being poured and snacks from the Chai Lounge. 4pm-11pm. 269 Karangahape Rd

• Get on your dancing shoes for a glamorous evening of dinner and dance at Odettes this Saturday with Jazz legend Nathan Haines. Nathan will join Odettes' in-house DJ Jaimie Webster Haines for a DJ set of disco, soul and house classics with live sax, flute and percussion. Tickets are $150 which includes a glass of Collet champagne on arrival, a three-course Odettes shared menu and entertainment. The menu is gluten-free and can be made vegetarian. Book a table or share a table with others. May 11, 6pm arrival for 6.30 dinner and at first dance 8.30 (3 hour set). Book at reservations@odettes.co.nz 

Luke Walker, Dominic Jones, Brad Craig of DJ trio Flamingo Pier. Photo / Supplied

• Craft beer is taking over Morningside Glassworks on Saturday with 10 brewers set up at the event space including Liberty, Garage Project, Deep Creek, Renaissance, Urbanaut, Behemoth, Bach Brewing, Brothers Beer, Hallertau Brewery and Sawmill. $30 gets you in the door (and includes the first two beers) to try over 50 specialty brews, with food and entertainment. May 11, 12-5pm. Tickets at Eventbrite.co.nz

READ: Where To Find A Pasta & Wine Happy Hour Plus More Dining News In May

• The Hilton’s Bellini Bar is serving Mother’s Day high tea overlooking the Waitemata Harbour with delicious twists on traditional sweet and savoury snacks. All served with New Zealand grown and certified organic Zealong Tea, there are three menus to choose from with add-ons of cocktails or bubbles. $49-79 pp. Book at bellini@hilton.com or 09 978 2036

Flamingo Pier are launching a new eight week DJ residency at Las Vegas club on K Road. Photo / Supplied

•  For a decadent Mother's Day brunch, Jess' Underground Kitchen will host a grazing breakfast at Morningside Glasshouse in support of NZ Breast Cancer research. The event includes silent auctions, take-home goodie bags and spot prizes on the day with proceeds going to Breast Cancer. Sunday 10.30-12pm. Morningside Glasshouse, 18 McDonald Street, Morningside. Tickets by Eventbrite

Eight Restaurant at Cordis Hotel will host fun specials for Mother's Day including a make-your-own mimosa bar with non-alcoholic options, and all Mums will receive a handcrafted chocolate bar at lunch or dinner. 83 Symonds St, Grafton

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