A Sit Down With Adele, A Beatles Doco & More Fun Things For The Weekend
Tune in to a concert meets tell-all mash-up and discover a delightful pop-up of Ethiopian fare
Jessica Roberts (Rekha Sharma), the probing Star Ledger reporter, wants to unpick what really happened when New Jersey’s state champion women’s high school soccer team were stranded in the Ontario wilderness for two years following a fateful plane crash. The answer — Lord of the Flies-like governance (hunting of peers included) and cannibalism — and its trauma is a wound still freshly preserved in amber for the now middle-aged protagonists (an all-star cast including Melanie Lynskey and Christina Ricci) of this horror drama, who are trying to live their lives as normal as possible. Available to watch on Neon.
Adele: One Night Only
In this live-recorded concert meets Oprah tell-all mash-up, the acclaimed British singer, sits down with the American host in her rose garden in the wake of the release of her new album, 30, for a heartbreaking candid discussion about heartbreak, divorce and the ballads that mark her latest project. Watch on TVNZ 2 and OnDemand on Monday, November 22, at 7.30pm.
The Beatles: Get Back
Peter Jackson’s passion project, the three-part documentary on the famous-four rock band, complete with restored footage, recording sessions and a focus on the making of their 1970 album, Let It Be, is here. Expect to see their rooftop concert on Savile Row, and their last live performance as a group. Available to watch on Disney Plus from Thursday, November 25.
Bricolage Vintage Store
Like kids locked out of a candy store, we’ve been crushing on Bricolage, a new interior design studio at 100 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead. Bricolage opened a week before lockdown but that hasn’t stopped curious passers-by from admiring the restored mid-century chairs, flamboyant Kelly Wearstler wallpapers and fabrics, and Hollywood Regency side tables beautifully presented inside. Owners and interior designers Sarah Chapman and Toshi Dallimore met after returning from stints in London, and bonded over their love of vintage design.
“I’m obsessed by the 1930s,” says Sarah. “The elegance of the era, the craftsmanship, the longevity.” From the spacious corner store they provide their interior design service, stock bespoke cushions and curtains and help customers seek out their ideal vintage or antique piece. When they’re not sourcing furniture from Europe, you’ll find them scouring the country for historical pieces to restore. Whanganui is a particular treasure trove, as it’s renowned for its quality textiles and Arts and Crafts designs. “We’ve always felt that spaces are just collections of stories,” says Sarah. “Interesting things with a history are a great way to add warmth to your home.” Bricolage.co.nz
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2021 at Govett-Brewster
Cinephiles should explore the NZIFF at the Len Lye Cinema from November 19 to December 5, with a considered programme ranging from Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Memoria, a beautiful fantasy drama about a Scottish woman (Tilda Swinton) who begins to hear sounds no one else can, to Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America.
My Mother's Kitchen
Usually a catering only enterprise, luckily for us My Mother's Kitchen has had the opportunity to operate a pop-up of sorts in Britomart bar Xuxu during level 3, serving up delicious Ethiopian food. Pickups are available on Thursday and Friday, with orders made in advance. Founder Yeshi Desta creates two different flavoursome meals each week, one vegan and the other including meat, and each offering includes plenty of injera to mop up every last bit.
Opera on the Harbour
Opera on the Harbour is coming to Wynyard Quarter next year in a collaboration between MediaWorks, NZ Opera, Oceania (NW Group) and The Show Biz. Opera lovers — and lovers, more generally — will delight in the inaugural programme, scheduled fittingly for Valentine’s weekend. Expect literal fireworks, too. February 11 to 13 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from $79 from Ticketek.co.nz.