We're paws-ing all our plans for Garage Project's SPCA fundraiser Pints For Pooches. Photo / Supplied

A Dog-Beer Walk & Other Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Plus, a pop group takes over Basement Theatre and breakfast sammies are on the menu

Pints For Pooches 
The good lads of Garage Project will donate kegs to venues in Wellington and Auckland this weekend for the return of Pints For Pooches. The annual fundraiser where you and your furry friend take pitstops between walkable venues to drink pints and hang out with other cool doggos. Wellington walkies starts at Golding's Free Dive and Auckland in Garage Project's Kingsland headquarters before moving to 605 Morningside Drinkery. Saturday July 13  

Foals at Auckland Town Hall
Following their secret set on Glastonbury's Park stage (the area soon shut down due to a massive fan turnout), UK indie rockers Foals are heading to our shores for two sold-out shows at Auckland Town Hall. Those quick enough to nab tickets will hear from quartets latest Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) album. Plus L.A. indie rockers Warpaint on Saturday night. Friday July 12 – Saturday July 13. Queen St, City

We're paws-ing all our plans for Garage Project's SPCA fundraiser Pints For Pooches. Photo / Supplied

Power at Basement Theatre
A defiant four women-act will defend their unashamed love of pop music at the Basement Theatre this month, with a tribute to an all-time fave, UK pop sensation Little Mix. Expect dance routines, lip-syncing, and personal stories of heartbreak. Tuesday July 16 – Saturday July 20, from 8pm. Lower Greys Ave, Auckland. Tickets $20 - $28 at Basementtheatre.co.nz

Say good morning to breakfast sammies by Forest Pop-up at Kokako on Saturday. Photo / Supplied

Forest Pop-up at Kokako
Skip the Saturday snooze as plant-based Forest Pop-up's serves a special brekky at Kokako this month. The event has aptly been called 'Good Morning' with a menu featuring breakfast sammies, freshly squeezed Kelmarna OJ and Kokako coffee. Creator and chef Plabita Florence's locally sourced and minimal waste ethos were introduced to us last month, as part of her Forest Thursdays pop-up dinner series at Midnight Baker. Saturday July 13, 9am-12pm. 9 Charles St, Mt Eden. Tickets $15 (includes sandwich and drink) at Eventbrite.co.nz

Bailey Wiley EP Release Tour 
Kiwi R&B star Bailey Wiley is on fire right now. The singer/songwriter dropped her self-titled EP last month — including the track Sugar with Melodownz we've had on repeat since — and is about to kick off a release tour, including Auckland's Galatos this weekend. Friday July 12, 8pm-11pm. 17 Galatos St, Auckland. Tickets $30 - $50 at Undertheradar.co.nz

Te Korakora on Federal
A free music festival is taking over Federal Street for one night only on Friday. Rug up under the Matariki stars with live music from Troy Kingi & The Upperclass, and Moana and the Tribe, along with kapa haka and an original waiata commissioned for the festival. Food trucks and a Matariki activity area will also be set up. Friday 12 July, 5-10pm. Federal Street. For more events, visit Elementalfestival.co.nz

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