Ima Cuisine's famous hot cross buns are being released on Friday. Photo / Supplied

Fun Things To Do This Weekend 28/02/19

Perk your ears up with a brilliant musical weekend including Eminem, Julia Jacklin and don't miss Cross St's first music festival, plus Ima's famous hot cross buns

Ima Cuisine Hot Cross Buns
We hear Ima's famous custard-cross hot cross buns will have a special first release (only 300!) at 9am this Friday morning. Orders for Easter can be taken from then and buns will be available in-store daily from Monday March 4. Get in quick!
Friday March 1, 9am  Where: 53 Fort St, Auckland City

Ima Cuisine's famous hot cross buns are being released on Friday. Photo / Supplied

Slow Saturdays Market at Trinity Methodist Church
It's a great idea to balance out your wardrobe with a few vintage or second-hand treasures. This weekend you can browse and buy pre-loved clothing at this sustainability-minded market with coffee and tunes onsite. 
When: Saturday, March 2, 10am-3pm   Where: 400 New North Rd, Kingsland

Eminem in Wellington 
Eminem's concert in Wellington is expected to bring record-breaking numbers into the city when the rapper performs his RAPTURE concert on Saturday night.
When: Saturday March 2   Where: Westpac Stadium, Wellington   Tickets:

Cross St Music Festival
K Rd will host a one-day music festival on Cross St not to be missed this Saturday. Hear from a line-up of live bands including hip-hop diva Ladi6, Racing, Marlin's Dreaming from Dunedin, local bands Yukon Era and Créme Jéan and more. Onsite will be food trucks, and the usual Cross Street Market crew setting up with handmade wares. We're excited to hang out all day and party on the street and hope it becomes a regular event. 
When: Saturday March 2, 3pm-10pm   Where: Cross St, Auckland Central   Tickets: $45 at

Breathtaking performer Julia Jacklin will perform at Hollywood Theatre this Friday. Photo / Supplied

Julia Jacklin at Hollywood Theatre 
Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin's second album Crushing arrived last week, and we melted into its beautiful narrative, having first fallen for her rich voice via her debut Don’t Let the Kids Win in 2016. For fans — new or old — you can catch Julia live at the Hollywood Theatre this Friday.
When: Friday March 1   Where: 20 St Georges Rd, Avondale   Tickets:

Round The Bays 
The annual fun run will gear up this Sunday with over 26,000 participants set to lace up their gym shoes. You can walk it too and its all for a good cause of supporting your favourite charity. 
When: Sunday March 3, from 9am   Where: Princes Wharf, Cnr Hobson and Quay Streets

There's still lots to see at the Auckland Fringe Festival. Photo / Supplied

Auckland Fringe Festival 
There's still plenty of fantastic artistic shows and events to see at Auckland Fringe Festival. This weekend will see highlights including photography exhibition Distance Between Beijing and Auckland at Basement Theatre and collaborative dance work Degrees of Separation at Studio One Toi Tū. 
When: Until Sunday March 3   Where: Auckland-wide   Visit:

The Shambles at Mercury Theatre
The Shambles will play their final show at Mercury theatre this Friday. Groove the night away as the band says a farewell and thank you in what's likely an unforgettable set. 
When: Friday March 1, 8pm-11pm   Where: 9 Mercury Lane, Newton   Tickets: From $40 

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