Ruby is launching their Faux Pas collection with one-on-one styling appointments. Picture / Supplied

Fun Things To Do This Weekend 26/04/18

Visit a food pop-up, treat yourself at a beauty sale or enjoy a styling appointment this weekend

NZ International Comedy Festival
If Auckland seems a little more upbeat, it might be because the NZ International Comedy Festival is taking over venues across the city. Our picks include Scottish comedian Fern Brady (who shared her beauty routine with us), Tom Sainsbury (one of our 'most fabulous' people of 2017), Billy T Nominee Alice Snedden, and Nic Sampson (who you'll hear us chatting to next week). The rest is up to you. Have fun.
When: Until Sunday May 20   Where: Various venues   Tickets:

Fern Brady is one of our picks for the Comedy Festival. Picture / Supplied

READ: Comedian Fern Brady's 'Take No Prisoners' Beauty Routine

Judge Bao Pop-up at Lovebucket
This is your last night to catch Judge Bao's delicious bites at Lovebucket, where they've been popping up for the last couple of weeks. Head in from 4-9pm to taste their exotic, limited edition menu.
When: Friday April 27, 4-9pm   Where: 309 Karangahape Rd, City   Visit:

Lovebucket is hosting Judge Bao in the kitchen this weekend. Picture / Supplied

Luxury Cosmetic Sale
Pop along to Grey Lynn and nab a bargain on top brands including Estée Lauder, Clinique, Tommy Hilfiger, Bobbi Brown, Michael Kors and M.A.C. Please note you must pay by Eftpos Visa and Mastercard (no cash, cheque, Amex or Diners). 
When: Until Sunday April 29, 9am-3pm   Where: The Bank Event Space, 1 Tuarangi Rd, Grey Lynn 

Gatherings x Orphans Kitchen Restaurant Swap
The head chefs of Orphans Kitchen and Christchurch’s Gatherings restaurant have switched kitchens for the week (with the final night on Saturday). The swap between Tom Hishon and Alex Davies is part of their collaborative Root-to-Petal week, where five top restaurants around the country will create entirely plant-based menus.
When: Until Saturday April 28   Where: 118 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn   Visit: to book

Alex Davies from Christchurch's Gatherings taking over Orphans Kitchen. Picture / Supplied

The Labyrinth at Silo Park
Head down to Silo Park for the final film of the season, The Labyrinth, directed by Jim Henson and starring David Bowie. As always, there will be delicious food trucks on site before the final film screening, making it a fitting way to farewell summer.
When: Friday, April 27, 4.30-11pm. Movie starts at 8pm. Where: Silo Park, Cnr of Jellicoe and Beaumont Sts, Wynyard Quarter   Visit:

Styling Appointments with Marina Didovich and Ruby
This Saturday, celebrity stylist Marina Didovich will be visiting Ruby's Newmarket store from Sydney to host one-on-one, half-hour styling appointments. The visit celebrates the release of the brand's new "animal-centric" Faux Pas collection, which Marina worked as the stylist on. Until May 10, $10 from each purchase will also be donated to the SPCA.
When: Saturday April 28   Where: Ruby, 4 Teed St, Newmarket   Cost: $75 (redeemable on full-price Ruby and Liam purchases)   To book: Email

This Saturday, Ruby is launching their latest collection with one-on-one styling appointments. Picture / Supplied

The Nespresso Breakfast with Josh Emett
This weekend, chef Josh Emett, Nespresso and Viva are inviting the most dedicated coffee-lovers to a weekend of bespoke four-course degustation brunches at Ostro. Josh says he’s incorporated coffee into each dish to create a “really, really lovely” menu that makes the most of Nespresso’s range, with a focus on their stronger blends.
Saturday and Sunday April 28 and 29, 9am-10.30am   Where: Ostro Restaurant, 52 Tyler St, City   Visit:

Enjoy a brunch designed by Josh Emett this weekend. Pictures / Anna Kidman

Harvest Festival at Sculptureum
Celebrate Scultureum's latest vineyard harvest with live music, grape stomping, and walks through their beautiful galleries and sculpture gardens. Book lunch at their onsite restaurant or enjoy delicious snacks and platters from 3-5pm.
When: Sunday April 29, 1pm-5pm   Where: Sculptureum, 40 Omaha Flats Rd, Matakana   Tickets:


More events to book and look forward to
Auckland Writers Festival, May 15-20
No Such Thing as a Fish, May 19
Marlon Williams, May 25
Cellfish, June 18-24

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