Bonus, Fix & Fogg are shouting the first ten slices at their toast pop-up! Photo / Supplied

An Unmissable Peanut Butter Pop-Up Plus More Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Fix & Fogg are coming to town, plus celebrate Record Store Day this weekend

THEATRE

• Grace Bentley is bursting onto the Auckland theatre scene with her debut solo show Woman of Citrus at the Basement Theatre. The zesty work is made up of movement, rhyming words, and character comedy, and focuses on Ghanaian-Pakeha Grace's mixed-race heritage and growing up in the small town of Kerikeri. The show is said to open up conversations on cultural appropriation in New Zealand and leave audiences feeling empowered. Also, the stage will be covered in lush greenery. When: On now until Saturday April 20   Tickets: Basementtheatre.co.nz

Bonus, Fix & Fogg are shouting the first ten slices at their toast pop-up! Photo / Supplied

MUSIC 

• The New Zealand music industry will band together this weekend in support of Christchurch. The You Are Us concerts taking place in Auckland this Saturday at Spark Arena (Christchurch on April 17) will donate all proceeds from ticket sales to Our People, Our City fund which was set up by the Christchurch Foundation helping those affected by the Christchurch terror attacks. Those who snapped up sold out tickets will see Anika Moa, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop, Hollie Smith, Marlon Williams, Six60, Stan Walker, Teeks and more. When: Saturday April 13   Where: Spark Arena   Tickets: Ticketmaster.co.nz

• Philadelphia-based critically acclaimed musician Kurt Vile will rock two shows at The Powerstation, with an additional show added at The Tuning Fork on Friday. You had to be in quick though, both have sold out! 

• Crate diggers will want to get along to Marbecks' epic Record Store Day with exclusive deals, vinyl specials and discounts in store. DJs and bands including Green Grove, Crap Date, Lucky Boy, and Lortcon & Sand will be onsite playing tunes. When: Saturday April 13   Where: Shop 22, Queens Arcade, 34 Queen St

Flying Out is going all out for Record Store Day too, with extended hours, even more records in the store, album releases and a line-up of live music on an outdoor stage on the Pitt Street Methodist steps. Don't miss an early DJ set form The Beths, fresh back from a Europe tour, followed by Vincent H.L, Echo, and Ounce. Beverages will be provided by Fentimans NZ. When: Saturday 13 April, 9am-6pm   Where: Flying Out, 80 Pitt Street   Tickets: Free

• And don't miss a rad line-up of live music at Holiday Record's underground carpark in celebration of Record Store Day. Nathan Haines, Daily J and Mini Simmons will perform at the event, and there will be in-store discounts, giveaways and drinks onsite. When: Saturday, April 13   Where: 111 Wellesley St West, City

SHOP 

• Mosy over to Kingsland for Slow Saturdays Clothing Market featuring preloved clothes, music and more. Bring friends, a tote bag, and a keep cup for coffee. Cash only. When: Saturday April 13, 10am-3pm    Where: Trinity Methodist Church, 400 New North Rd

Wellington brewers Black Dog will host an exclusive Auckland tasting event at Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen next week. Photo / Supplied

• Pick up some new pieces for autumnal dressing at local favourites Hej Hej Clothing Pop-up at Endemic World in Ponsonby. When: Monday April 8 – Sunday April 14 , 10am-5pm  Where: 62 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

FILM

• Make the most of our local venus and venture to Hollywood Avondale this weekend. The old-style cinema will show films including Blue Velvet on Thursday and E.T the Extra-Terrestrial and Planes, Trains & Automobiles on Sunday.  Where: 20 St Georges Rd, Avondale

• Join Breaking Boundaries and Central City Library for a mini-documentary festival TransLATE that explores what it means to be Queer on screen and whether our screens are "dominated by Eurocentric perspectives of queer milestones". Entry is by donation with free copies of the latest Central City Library zine available and free vegan ice cream. All donations will go back to future events from Breaking Boundaries who are a non-profit creative arts organisation that works to uplift, empower and cultivate queer and trans creative talent. When: Sunday April 14, 6:30pm-9pm   Where: Auckland Libraries, 44-46 Lorne St

FOOD 

Pick up new pieces for autumnal dressing at Hej Hej's pop-up. Photo / Supplied

• Just what we feel like now it's starting to get chilly, Miso-Ra will be setting up a pop-up on Friday night at New Leaf's Grey Lynn kombucha taproom. Enjoy hot soupy noodles with a variety of high-quality kombucha on offer. 
When: Friday April 12, 5pm-9pm   Where: 37 Crummer Rd, Grey Lynn 

•  Wellington peanut butter maestros Fix & Fogg are bringing their cult Eva St window to Auckland for the first time ever this weekend. Don't miss heading along to the Duck Island Ice Cream store in Ponsonby for an incredible array of topped toasts. Bonus, the first 10 slices each day will be free. When: Friday April 12 –  Sunday April 14, 8:30am-11:30am   Where: 1/182 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

BOOK IN 

Miso-Ra will pop up at New Leaf's Grey Lynn kombucha taproom on Friday night. Photo / Supplied

• Top dogs on Cuba St, Wellington brewers Black Dog will host an exclusive Auckland tasting event at Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen. In a first for the brand, Black Dog’s Adrian Klemp and brewer, Dan Lord will take guests through a tasting session to try out the latest Experimental Range, the annual fresh hop, Hopboxer, and three new Cuba Street small batch beers. Plus, platters and pizzas will be available. The new Experimental Range is now available on tap from Black Dog’s Cuba St brewery and at selected bars nationwide. When: Wednesday April 17   Where: 7 Sale St, Freemans Bay    Tickets: $10 at Eventfinda.co.nz

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