Indulge in some comfort food at Ampersand Eatery this Sunday night. Picture / Fiona Goodall

Fun Things To Do This Weekend 12/04/18

Swap advice with a stranger, head to a food and music festival or enjoy a night of comfort food this weekend

The Watercooler
This storytelling event is always hilarious, dramatic, memorable, or a combination of all the above. They have a knack for picking the most talented performers around, who are asked to deliver a tale (true or embellished) on the monthly theme. April's is 'Best Served Cold' with Cindy Jang, Chase Madsen and Katie Longbottom appearing alongside their brilliant host Donna Brookbanks.
Thursday April 12, 8.30pm   Where: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave, City   Tickets: $12 from

Huawei P20 Fed St Festival
This Friday night, Federal St will play host to the Huawei P20 Fed Street Festival, which will see top musicians performing and delicious food stalls popping up to mark the launch of their new smartphone. SWIDT, JessB, Kings, Sachi and more will be taking the stage, while the likes of Spice Alley, MASU, Depot, Huami and Fed Deli will offer tempting food.
When: Friday April 13, 4pm-10pm   Where: Federal St, City   Visit:

Swap some advice with a stranger at Satellites' Fortune Cookie Cart. Picture / Julie Zhu

READ: On The Menu: Federal St's Food & Music Festival

The Fortune Cookie Cart
There’s a one-of-a-kind fortune cookie cart travelling around Auckland’s markets, appearing in Henderson, New Lynn and Otara within the next week or two. As part of the public art series Satellites, The Fortune Cookie Cart asks you to answer one of their questions with a nugget of wisdom which will be given to a stranger, and you’ll receive a cookie containing a note of advice in return.
Saturday April 15, 4pm-6pm   Where: EcoWest Festival, Big Screen Cuisine, Falls Park, Alderman Dr, Henderson  Visit:

Pore over stock from Two Foxes styling at their annual warehouse sale. Picture / Supplied

Two Foxes Stock Sale
Styling and event hire company Two Foxes have a yearly stock sale to clear some of the snazzy things they have and make way for new items. They'll be taking cash for their selection of chairs, rugs, cushions, vases, lighting and more (please note there are no holds or early access).
When: Sunday April 15, 10am-12pm   Where: Ponsonby Community Centre, Freda Stark Hall, 20 Ponsonby Terrace, Ponsonby   Visit: The Facebook event

The Fortune Cookie Cart will be at EcoWest's open-air cinema this weekend. Picture / Julie Zhu

Sunday Nights at Ampersand
The cold weather is well and truly here and to mark this, Ampersand Eatery is putting on a special comfort food menu each Sunday. Enjoy fresh bread, roast beef with red wine jus and horseradish creme, yorkshire puddings, roast vegetables and wrap things up with a rhubarb and apple crumble. They're planning to open some special wines and create a cosy evening for all to enjoy.
When: Sunday April 15, from 6pm   Where: Ampersand Eatery, 228 Orakei Road, Orakei   Tickets: $19-$44 from

JessB will be performing this Friday at Federal St's music festival. Picture / Babiche Martens

The Castle at Brother's Beer
Sit back for this classic Aussie flick with a tasty brew in hand and thank yourself for the ultimate Sunday treat. Brothers Beer often host movie nights in their City Works Depot outpost — follow along on Facebook for updates.
When: Sunday April 15, 8pm-10pm   Where: Brothers Beer, City Works Depot, 90 Wellesley St West, City   Visit: The Facebook event

More events to book and look forward to
Halsey, April 19
Tiki Taane, April 20
Fresh Hop, April 21
NZ International Comedy Festival, April 26-May 20
Brunch Degustation with Josh Emett & Nespresso, April 28-29
Auckland Writers Festival, May 15-20
No Such Thing as a Fish, May 19
Marlon Williams, May 25
Cellfish, June 18-24

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