There's lots of cool Zine art and fun shows to keep you entertained this weekend. Photo / @aucklandzinefest

Fun Things To Do This Weekend 12/07/18

Spooky and fun ideas to celebrate Friday the 13th and well into the weekend...

Ponsonby Mid-Winter Market
Ponsonby Central's Sapphire Room (found up the stairs) is holding a market full of locally designed homewares, fashion, jewellery and skincare this weekend. Children can be entertained with face painting while you shop and enjoy the food and wine available.
Sunday July 15, 10am - 3pm Where: Ponsonby Central, 136-146 Ponsonby Rd

Local textile and clothing label KLAY will be in a special pop-up at Penny Sage. Photo / @klay_nz

KLAY Pop-Up at Penny Sage
Penny Sage is excited to have a pop-up of local clothing, textiles and cushions from KLAY in their studio space this Saturday. Pop along for a special chance to see their full range on display to browse and buy –– including new items for the event.
When: Saturday July 14, 10am - 4pm Where: Kirk St, Grey Lynn Visit:  @pennysage /

Matariki Festival
The Matariki festivities continue this weekend so don't miss out on the chance to see light installations, theatre, performances, exhibitions and street food markets.
When: Saturday June 30 - Sunday July 22   Where: Various venues   Visit:

Stellar at Smales Farm
Winter is about to get lit with the annual after-dark outing STELLAR on Auckland's North Shore. Go after sundown to walk the magical pathways of interactive light installations designed by local light extraordinaire Angus Muir.
When: Friday July 13 - Sunday July 15   When: 72 Taharoto Rd, Smales Farm, Takapuna   Visit:

Live Reel at The Basement Theatre
What would Jodie Foster do this weekend? She would go see a live script reading of Silence of the Lambs at Basement Theatre. The always hilarious crew of talented actors will be holding a special spooky edition of Live Reel on Friday the 13th reading the script (for the first time) of the American horror-thriller film. It's a free event but koha is cool.
When: Friday July 13, 10.30pm   Where: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave. Visit:

Experience the entertaining and a little naughty Stimmung Choir at Q Theatre. Photo / @qtheatre

Stimmung Choir at Q Theatre 
For choral singing that's a bit naughty––think contemporary with a few swear words thrown in––comes Stimmung Choir. It's the third concert series from a crew of 30 singers, who this time around will be performing original music from their forthcoming debut album Our Lady of the Flowers. They're joined by special guests Priya Sami (Trip Pony), comedian Chris Parker and more. 
When: Thursday July 19 - Friday July 20, 9pm   Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen St   Visit:

Remuera Bastille Day
French up your weekend at the Remuera Bastille Day celebrations. In the neighbourhood will be a French food market, stalls from local retailers, music and street entertainment and plenty of fun activities for children including a bouncy castle, face painting and balloons. Don your beret and join the family fun day.
When: Saturday July 14, 11am - 3pm   Where: Remuera Community Centre, 77 Green Lane East 

Browse the coolest of local Zine makers at Zine Fest this weekend. Photo / @aucklandzinefest

Auckland Zinefest
Auckland Zinefest is back for another year and will once again take over the Auckland Art Gallery to showcase the best locally made publications. The event is free to attend but remember to bring cash for stall holders.
When: Sunday July 15, 11am - 4pm   Where: Auckland Art Gallery, North Atrium   Visit:

New Zealand songstress Kimbra has finally returned home (after winning two Grammies and performing with Beck) and you can see her perform her new album Primal Heart this Friday night.
When: Friday July 13   Where: The Powerstation, 33 Mount Eden Rd, Eden Terrace   Visit:

Joshua Hedley
The talented country singer is back for his fourth visit, this time to perform his first headline show with a full band. Rolling Stone magazine dubbed Hedly a voice that could "sing a phonebook". 
When: Sunday July 15, 7pm   Where: The Tuning Fork, 42-80 Mahuhu Cres   Visit:

More events to book and look forward to
Kendrick Lamar, July 19-20
Tash Sultana, July 24
SG Lewis, July 24 
Auckland Food Show, July 26-29
New Zealand International Film Festival, July 19-August 5
American Express Restaurant Month, August 1-31
Tami Neilson, August 4
Wellington On A Plate, August 10-26
Wolf Alice, September 20

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