Areez Katki presents a new exhibition at RM Gallery. Photo / Supplied

Areez Katki's New Exhibition & Other Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Plus where to snap up designer clothing at a bargain - we suggest going early

Joanna Mather: Dirty Creatures
A collaboration between writer Joanna Mathers and artist Jean Stewart, Dirty Creatures captures on canvas the underground music stars documented in the book Backstage Passes. The book, by Mathers, is a homage to NZ’s lost live music venues from the 1960s-1990s. The launch will feature the first painting in the series, with Auckland punks from bands like Terrorways, Proud Scum, and No Tag. Music courtesy of Dean Martelli from Terrorways, vinyl and books on sale. October 17, from 6pm. Cross Street Market, 4 Cross St

Areez Katki Exhibition
Textile extraordinaire Areez Katki presents a new exhibition Some Retained Delights with a whimsical collection of hand embodied handkerchiefs. Until October 26. RM Gallery, 3 Samoa House Lane 

Tami Neilson - Southern Fork Americana Fest
We're big fans of multi-award-winning Canadian-born, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson at Viva. Don't miss the powerhouse rocking out with her brother and longtime co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson this weekend as part of the Southern Folk Americana Fest. Tami will be joined by special guest Jenny Mitchell. Sunday October 20. The Tuning Fork. Tickets at

Barrio Fiesta at Annabel's Wine Bar
To celebrate the release of Halcyon Wines Pet-Nat (Gris Noir & Pinot Noir), The Cult Project's Carlo Buenaventura is serving a pop-up menu at Annabel's. The three-course menu is Filipino inspired with a contemporary spin and dished up alongside a glass of the new Pet Nat. $55pp, bookings through Sunday October 20. 277 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

Royal Flush
Kiwi acts SWIDT, High Hoops, and k2k join forces for Royal Flush, a slick seaside gig put on by Red Bull and A Label Called Success. Friday October 18. Mantells on the Water. RSVP for tickets on the door at

Mermaidens at Whammy Bar
Wellington trio Mermaidens' versatile sound has seen them grow into one of the country’s most exciting acts. The band — made up of Abe Hollingsworth, Gussie Larkin and Lily West — released their third album, Look me in the Eye, via Flying Nun last month. Catch Mermaidens (in matching boiler suits) performing at Whammy Bar this weekend - and at Laneway 2020. Saturday October 19. 183 Karangahape Rd, City. Tickets at

Muse Spring Sale
Here's your chance to snap up designer clothing at bargain prices with Muse's annual spring sale. There's 80 per cent reduction on designers like Anine Bing, Cecilie Copenhagen, Victoria Beckham, Maggie Marilyn and more. Friday October 18, 12pm-7pm and Saturday October 19, 10am-4pm. 1 Cascade St, Freemans Bay

Lawrence Arabia at Pah Homestead
Catch James Milne (aka Lawrence Arabia) solo on mahogany piano — and “other things’ according to the bright pink poster — on a seven-date nationwide tour kicking off this weekend at Pah Homestead. Sunday October 20. 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough. Tickets $30 at

Explore colour and scent in this immersive, live exhibition at Solo 6 for Art Week. Created by fragrance artist Samantha Copland the six sensory worlds engage through colour, sound, space and the senses, with perfumes infused with cannabis science. October 17 - 20. Silo 6 96 Jellicoe St. Tickets at

Orphans Kitchen Root to Petal
Leave it to Orphans Kitchen to transform the humble vege into a dish worthy of main course status. We’re keenly anticipating its Root to Petal menu — an exclusively vegan and vegetarian menu on until October 19. It’s $35 pp for two set courses and promises delicious things with spring produce, regardless of any dietary fancies. Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm. Book at

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