New Zealand pop duo Broods bring their Don't Feed The Pop Monster tour to Auckland's Town Hall. Photo / Supplied

Music Gigs, Fried Chicken Festivities & Other Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Plus a new photography exhibition debuts at Flying Fish Studios


•  Get peachy with New Zealand pop duo Broods as siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott perform a long-awaited show for fans at the Town Hall as part of the Don't Feed The Pop Monster tour. Tickets from  

• Dig out your cowboy boots — country music's biggest star Kacey Musgraves will perform her Grammy-winning fourth album, Golden Hour, at Spark Arena on Saturday night. Tickets from  

•  The second For The People DJ night at Las Vegas Club will make you dance this Saturday as part of Flamingo Pier's eight week DJ residency. Tickets $10 for early bird, $15 online GA, $20 on the door. Visit at

There's fried chicken galore at the Auckland Fried Chicken Festival this weekend. Photo / Supplied


• Auckland's Fried Chicken Festival returns this weekend to Shed 10 for even more fried goodness. Held over two days Saturday May 18-19 and in a choice of day or evening sessions, street food vendors include Peach's Hot Chicken, Temaki Truck, Judge Bao and brews from Behemoth. Restaurants Mexico, Lowbrow and The Coop will have pop-up kitchens. 89 Quay St

•  Ampersand Eatery will host ‘The Outstanding Food Producers Winner Dinner’ this Sunday from 6pm featuring a collaborative chef menu over four courses. $125pp at


New Zealand photographer Petra Leary debuts a new aerial photography exhibition at Flying Fish. Photo / Petra Leary

•  New Zealand photographer Petra Leary debuts a new aerial photography exhibition at Flying Fish. Flight Series is a collection of bird’s eye aerial photographs of basketball courts and is Peatra's second solo photography show. 230 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

•  The Auckland Writers Festival has plenty of literary treats in-store for the weekend. Highlights include Jeff Tweedy of Chicago alt-rock band Wilco on the release of his first memoir Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) on Friday night (8.45pm-10pm). Plus executive editor of The New York TimesJill Abramson on Saturday night (5.30pm-6.30pm). Tickets from  

Shop menswear at Parlour Stores St Kevins Arcade pop-up shop. Photo / Supplied


• Local jewellery brand Hera Saabi will have a range of treasures available in-store at Ovna Ovich this Saturday with drinks by Aotea Made. 11-4pm. 203 K Rd. 

 Parlour Store is holding a pop-up store until Sunday May 19 in St Kevin's Arcade debuting the Spicy House range. 183 Karangahape Rd, CBD

  Local label Harris Tapper will hold a sample sale this Saturday selling all samples to date. The collaborative pop-up will be joined by An Organised Life's Beck Wadworth who will be selling most of her wardrobe. Nothing will be priced over $200 with a range of sizes available. 10am-4pm. Harris Tapper HQ, Suite 8, Level 2, 58 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn

Browse for gems at Junk & Disorderly's Market Day this Saturday, 10am-2pm. Stallholders include bamboo straws from ECO IQ, pet wear from Snorty & Shorty and jewellery from Audrey Loves Ruby. 164 Balmoral Rd, Mt Eden

• Dig the crates at Freemans Bay annual Record Fair Day at Freemans Bay Community Hall. 9am-2:30pm. 52 Hepburn St, Ponsonby

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