Veuve Clicquot has a cosy rooftop pop-up at Seven. Photo / Supplied

A Champagne & Fondue Pop-Up Plus Other Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Don't miss all the gigs too — there's Leisure, Mini Simmons and a music fundraiser at Galatos

Veuve Clicquot Pop-up at Seven
Veuve Clicquot is giving Aucklanders a taste of its annual winter Clicquot in the Snow festival in Queenstown with an alpine pop-up at rooftop bar Seven. Grab a snuggly throw, a glass of Champagne and marshmallow chocolate fondue. The pop-up is on level seven at Seafarers. Now until August 19. 6pm-10pm, Tuesday-Saturday. 52 Tyler St, Auckland CBD

Mini Simmons at Galatos
Don’t miss the shaking hips, hair and handclaps from Auckland rock ‘n’ rollers Mini Simmons’ headline show at Galatos this month. The four silk shirt donned fellas are celebrating the release of their debut self-titled album with a nationwide tour which should hopefully get a little wild. Friday July 26. 17 Galatos St, Auckland. Tickets at

Eastern Refuge Society Music Fundraiser 
A gig for a good cause? We’re in. For Refuge Appeal Month this July a fundraising gig is being thrown at Galatos to raise money for Eastern Refuge Society, which provides refuge and support for women and children. The funky line-up includes hip-hop star Jess B, Hang Loose, Being, Imugi, Half. Queen, PollyHill, Na Noise and more. Saturday July 27. 17 Galatos St, Auckland. Tickets at

The annual New Zealand International Film Festival continues this weekend with highlights including comedy Brittany Runs A Marathon and the premiere of NZ-directed dark comedic thriller Come To Daddy starring Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan and Madeleine Sami. Thursday July 18 – Sunday August 11. For the full programme and to book tickets, visit

Dusty Crates Record Pop-up at Conch
Conch is bringing back its love of records with the first in a series of pop-ups with records from Dusty Crates on this Saturday. The kitchen and bar will be open while you browse. Saturday July 27, 2pm – 5pm. 115A Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019
Catch the final days of the prestigious annual World Press Photo Exhibition, showcasing award-winning images from around the globe, at Smith & Caughey's. On now until July 28. 253-261 Queen St, Auckland CBD

Hapunan will have a food pop-up at Urbanaut Brewery. Photo / Supplied

Urbanaut Brewery
Some of our favourite food trucks will be stopping by Urbanaut Brewery over the weekend. Miso-ra will serve their warming ramen on Friday night from 5pm and Hapunan will have their signature Filipino cuisine on Saturday afternoon. Beers are guaranteed. Friday July 26 – Saturday July 27597 New North Rd, Kingsland

Bloc Winter Night Market
Designers, makers and food producers will set up shop at Bloc for a special winter night market. Bloc will also special discounts from collaborators A&C Homestore, BoConcept, Città, and Father Rabbit. Tea, wine and beer will keep you toasty. Thursday July 25, 5-9pm. 20 Normanby Rd, Mt Eden

Leisure at The Powestation 
Auckland five-piece Leisure return after two and a half years since their banging self-titled debut with Twister, their awaited second album, to be unleashed in full grooving glory at The Powersation for fans this weekend. Friday July 26, 8pm. Powerstation, 33 Mount Eden Road, Eden Terrace. Tickets $49.50 at

Drax Project at Auckland Town Hall
Wellington pop band Drax Project returns this weekend to play a headline show at Auckland's Town Hall. The group has been busy rubbing shoulders with international popstars recently, including Hailee Steinfeld — who appears on the international version of the band's debut hit Woke Up Late — and touring around Europe with Camilla Cabello. Saturday July 27, 7pm-11pm. 301 – 317 Queen St, Auckland CBD. Tickets at

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