Fun Things to do This Weekend 13/10/16

There are plenty of gardening, shopping, music, and art events to keep you occupied this weekend


Kelmarna Gardens. Picture / Guy Coombes

1. In the market for some new plants? Kelmarna Gardens will hold its first ever plant sale this Saturday, where you can pick up locally grown seedlings to begin your summer vegetable garden. There is also a Plan Your Summer Garden workshop from 11am, for only $5.
— 12 Hukanui Cres, Ponsonby.

2. Head to designer Beth Ellery's bi-annual workroom sale on Sunday, where there will be samples, seconds, end of line stock – with nothing over $200.
— 116 Asquith Ave, Mount Albert, Auckland, Sunday October 16, 2-5pm.

3. Online boutique Clash has opened a pop-up store – head along this weekend and shop pieces from brands like Fred Perry, Cheap Monday, Neuw, Dr Martens and Lazy Oaf.
— 35 High St, Auckland.

4. After a new spot to get your musical fix? Look no further than REC, a record store by day and music club by night. DJs Connor Nestor and Samuel Harmony have teamed up to give their love of music a home in Britomart. The opening weekend line-up features Scuba Diva, Cut Off Your Hands and more.
— 38 Customs St East, Auckland.

5. Visit well-known contemporary jeweller Warwick Freeman's new exhibition Just Monkeys. However, don't expect jewellery as the focus is on household objects – think door handles, candle holders, paper weights and book ends, created out of unusual materials such as petrified lava flows, pig tusks, marble, stone, basalt and tin.
— Anna Miles Gallery, 10/ 30 Upper Queen St, Auckland, Until November 5.

6. Head along to a group exhibition for the official launch of Colours, with artists coming together to support local non-profit organisations and charities through the sales of their art. The exhibition will feature work by Andrew J. Steel, Flox, Sam Mathers, Nick Von K, Miranda Brown, Stephen Bradbourne and more, with music and beverages from 4pm.
— Sapphire Room, Ponsonby Central, October 14, from 9am.

7. Be brought up to date on the latest health products and trends at the BePure Live Well Festival. Head along for inspiring classes and demos on fitness, nutrition, healthy living and lots more - including workshops with Dr Libby.
— The Cloud, Queens Wharf, Auckland, October 15-16.

8. Experience the sounds, sights, and tastes of Indian culture at the Auckland Diwali Festivaltaking over Aotea Square, Aotea Centre and Queen St from noon to 9pm each day.
— Auckland central, October 15-16.

9. Our tummies are rumbling in anticipation of this weekend’s Otahuhu Ethnic Food Festival. The Saturday event will feature music from the likes of Che Fu, Onehunga hip-hop crew SWIDT and DJ Sir-Vere, and more than 100 stalls, ranging from keke pua’a (pork buns) from local heroes Pinati’s to Wise Boy Burgers’ vegan burgers and fries.
Great South Rd, Otahuhu, Saturday 10am-4pm.

10. One of our favourite annual events, ArtDego, celebrates its fifth birthday at Auckland Art Gallery on Sunday, with the likes of Dariush Lolaiy, Hayden McMillan and Kyle Street pairing with some of our top artists including Ronnie van Hout and Sarah Smuts-Kennedy to create a five-course food and art experience. The birthday celebrations kick off tonight at mini food-art festival streetARTdego between 5pm-9pm in Khartoum Pl.
— Tickets for Sunday are $195 at gatherandhunt.co.nz

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