Fun Things To Do This Weekend 17/05/18
Shop at a pop-up or sample sale or hear from top writers and podcasters this weekend
Y-Our Hands Pop-up Shop
Browse locally made gems from local designers who create their garments ethically using local or reclaimed materials. There will be handmade items and second-hand homewares from the likes of textile artist Areez Katki, homeware curators Babelogue, undergarments from community-minded Nisa, clothes by designer Rachel Mills and jewellery by Hera Saabi.
When: Until Sunday May 20 Where: St Kevins Arcade, City Visit: Y-Ourhands.com
Auckland Writers Festival
It's one of our favourite times of the year: The Auckland Writers Festival is currently presenting its annual literary feast. There are top writers travelling from near and far to be part of the festival, which features plenty of free events, as well as workshops and a stellar gala night. Read Viva’s picks of the programme or listen to our interview with debut novelist Sharlene Teo... and then go and stuff yourself with words.
When: Until Sunday May 20 Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, City Visit: Writersfestival.co.nz
One for the cool kids, Seamless returns to The Tuning Fork with electronic and hip-hop favourites Yoko-Zuna. Along with alt-pop Nakita, hip-hop heavyweights COOL TAN and the experimental My Anatomy.
When: Friday May 18, 7.30pm Where: The Tuning Fork, 42-80 Mahuhu Cres Tickets: Ticketmaster.co.nz
Georgia Alice Sample Sale
It's worth lining up for Georgia Alice's bi-annual sample sale, where you'll have the chance to shop items from previous seasons you missed out on, as well as never-before-seen samples.
When: Friday May 18, 4pm-7pm and Saturday May 19, 9am-12pm Where: St Clements Showroom, 68 France St, Eden Terrace Visit: Georgiaalice.com
No Such Thing As A Fish
Possibly one of the most informative podcasts available, the British series No Such Thing As A Fish has gained massive international popularity thanks to its entertaining presentation of unexpected facts and true stories. It's a great reminder that 'truth is stranger than fiction' and for one night only the researchers behind it are travelling to New Zealand for a live show. If you're a fan of the podcast, or just love a quirky fact, you won't want to miss it.
When: Saturday May 19, 7.30pm Where: Bruce Mason Centre, 1 The Promenade, Takapuna Beach Tickets: $70 from Aucklandlive.co.nz
Biking Bee Adventure
Discover all the spaces making life happy for Auckland's bees with this special biking tour. Visit community gardens and the Auckland Domain — this may be the most wholesome and relaxing ways to spend a Sunday.
When: Sunday May 20, 10am Where: Kingsland Community Orchard, 48B Bond Street, Kingsland Visit: Fortheloveofbees.co.nz
Documentary Edge Festival
The 13th International Documentary Festival is currently entertaining, impressing and informing Wellington, before making its way to Auckland. Be sure to catch The Gospel According to André starring André Leon Talley, the kaftan-wearing, two-metre-tall fashion editor and journalist. The film, by Kate Novack, explores his life hanging out at Andy Warhol’s Factory to his time working as the editor-at-large at US Vogue. Spot cameo appearances from friends and other fashion industry luminaries such as Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford.
When: Until Sunday May 20 in Wellington, May 23 - June 4 in Auckland Where: Various Venues Visit: Docedge.nz
More events to book and look forward to
Auckland Art Fair, May 23-27
Marlon Williams, May 25
2018 Official Music Month Summit, May 26
Moet & Chandon Winemakers Dinner at The Grove, May 28
Regatta Winter Chef Series, May 30
Moet & Chandon Grand Day Brunch, June 9
Cellfish, June 18-24
World Press Photo Exhibition, June 30-July 29
New Zealand International Film Festival, July 19-August 5