Fun Things to Do This Weekend 12/10/2017

Visit a rare sample sale, get stuck into the vege garden, or see a stunning dance show — there's plenty to keep you busy this weekend

Kelmarna Gardens are holding a Spring Plant Sale. Photo / Supplied

1. Kelmarna Plant Sale
Support this inner-city oasis by visiting their Spring Plant Sale, and take away some organic seedlings to get your vege garden looking lush. There will be plants the team have lovingly raised, seeds to sprout yourself, as well as Miller's coffee, home baking, and guided walks around the gardens.
Saturday October 14, 10am-1pm. 12 Hukanui Cres, Herne Bay. Visit

2. Georgia Alice Sample Sale
This Friday, Georgia Alice are set to host one of their rare sample sales, in the foyer of their new offices. This event is always proves popular and is a great chance to get your hands on some samples and enjoy a drink with Georgia herself. Georgia Alice will also be offering customers the chance to try and purchase current season items on the night.
• Friday October 13, 4pm-7pm. Level 2, 132 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace. 

3. Live Well Festival
If you’re looking forward to a healthy and vital summer, don’t miss this weekend’s Live Well Festival which runs from 9am-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday at The Cloud on Queens Wharf, in the city. Start each day at LiveWell with a meditation or yoga empowerment class, join a discussion on what is really in our food, have a free massage, take part in a workshop about mindfulness for emotion, try a pilates or barre class, and learn how to cook healthy delicious food. There is a line-up of top health and wellbeing experts leading the weekend — from Megan May of Little Bird Unbakery, nutrionalist Nellie Piggot, psychologist Dr Chantal Hofsee, Clean Paleo’s Art Green, and Master Chef winner Aaron Brunet — to ensure you stay inspired and motivated. 
• Tickets from $15. To find out more, visit

4. Orchids
Part of the Tempo Dance Festival, Orchids explores the meanings and mythologies associated with the orchid flower, and looks closely at how women at different stages negotiate their lives and relationships. Choreographer Sarah Foster-Sproull has worked with artists, designers and a cast of seven dancers to create a rich visual experience, which explores the female spirit and "secrets of feminine magic".
October 12-13, Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland City. Tickets from $27.50 - visit to book.

5. Everything is Surrounded By Water
This show by Uther Dean has garnered high praise for masterful storytelling and a command of beautifully poetic language. Intriguingly described as an "almost true tale of souls, sadness and cephalopods", the talented performer also has a second show on at The Basement, A Public Airing of Grievances thanks to a special deal, you can catch both for just $30.
• Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave, until October 14. Tickets from

6. Die! Die! Die!
To celebrate the release of their newly released album Charm. Offensive., Die! Die! Die! are embarking on a tour around the country. In Auckland, they're set to play at K'Road's Whammy Bar with Purple Pilgrims and The Beths — a show not to be missed!
 Saturday October 14th, Whammy Bar, 183 Karangahape Rd. Tickets $15 from

7. Auckland Art Gallery Artist Talk: Judy Millar
Currently on display in the Auckland Art Gallery's South Atrium, Judy Millar's huge, specially commissioned work Rock Drop, looks as though it "changes and morphs" depending on where you view it from. This is an amazing chance to hear from one of New Zealand's top artists as she discusses this unique work in a free talk.
 Sunday October 15, 3pm, Auckland Art Gallery's South Atrium, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley St, Auckland City. Visit

8. Lululemon Warehouse Sale
If you wear activewear everywhere, or are a dedicated gym bunny, this one's for you. Lululemon are having a massive warehouse sale where you'll be able to nab some new items for a sweet price. Make sure you get in quick — stock isn't expected to hang around for long.
October 14-15, 
8am-6pm. Shed 10, 89 Quays Street, Queens Wharf.

Things to book and look forward to

Show Me Shorts Film Festival, October 28-November 28
Botanical Bazaar Pop-Up Fresh Factory, Eden Terrace, November 1-5
Lawrence Arabia, Golden Dawn, November 14
Taste of Auckland, Western Springs, November 16-19
Feist, Powerstation, November 25
Angus & Julia Stone, Civic Theatre, December 15
The xx — I See You Tour, Trusts Arena, January 11
Laneway Festival, Albert Park, January 29

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