Don't miss all the jazzy funk of Connan Mockasin at the Crystal Palace on Friday night. Photo / Supplied

Fun Things To Do This Weekend 28/03/19

Find great music all weekend long and a festival dedicated entirely to feijoa lovers

MUSIC

Connan Mockasin's JassBusters at Crystal Palace
Local psych-pop singer Connan Mockasin will perform his latest album Jassbusters, with a few special warmups before he takes the stage. The show feature a screening of episode one of Bostyn N Dobsyn (the six-part TV series Connan has created), a live performance by the act the Jassbusters who are featured in Bosytn N Dobsyn, and a live performance by Connan Mockasin. 
When: Friday March 29, doors from 7pm   Where: 475 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden 

Finn Andrews Concert Chamber at the Auckland Town Hall 
Finn Andrews, of The Veils, is back home to New Zealand (believed to be permanently for now) for a country-wide tour throughout March and April to celebrate the release of his debut solo album One Piece At A TimeFinn will perform all shows live on piano, and for most is accompanied by live band and strings players. If you're in Auckland, don't miss your chance to hear the talented singer and songwriter at his most intimate show yet at the Auckland Town Hall on Saturday. 
When: Saturday March 30   Where: Queen St, Auckland  Tickets: Ticketmaster.co.nz

Teeks & APO at the Auckland Town Hall
Rising star soul singer Teeks will headline his first New Zealand show with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at Auckland Town Hall. Those lucky to have a ticket to his sold-out show will hear unreleased songs from his debut album out later this year. Read more about the talented 25-year-old when he spoke with Viva.
When: Thursday March 28    Where: Queen St, Auckland  Tickets: Sold out Ticketmaster.co.nz.

ART 

The Pacific Sisters, Art After Hours: F'Rock Da Base! at the Auckland Art Gallery. Photo / Supplied

Art After Hours: F’Rock Da Base at the Auckland Art Gallery 
Join the Auckland Art Gallery this Thursday night for a one-night-only takeover from the Pacific Sisters, Art After Hours: F'Rock Da Base!. The Pacific Sisters is a collective of Pacific and Māori fashion designers, artists, performers, and musicians that electrified 1990s Auckland. The event will have Māori and Pasifika music, fashion, spoken word and activism while you explore the gallery at night. Highlights include a Mega-Freestyle-Frock-Action-Finale where you can meet the sisters in full costume and the F’Rocking fashion finale where over 30 designers F’Rock the Gallery, using its multiple levels as their runway. Food trucks and a bar will be on site, plus entry to all exhibitions and pop-up art talks.
When: Thursday March 28, 6pm-10pm   Where: Wellesley St E, Auckland Tickets: $25 at Aucklandartgallery.com

DINING OUT 

Burger Burger 
Burger Burger is celebrating five whopping years of serving Aucklanders tasty burgers with a four-week long party from this week until April 15. Look out on the menu for special menu items — this week will be the Giant Birthday Burger feast for four — as well as special offers, and giveaways to keep tabs on via Burger Burger’s social media. Bonus, Burger Burger restaurants are confirmed for Christchurch and Mt Maunganui opening in May.
When: Until Monday April 15   Where: Burger Burger Auckland locations; Ponsonby, Newmarket or Takapuna   Visit: Burgerburger.co.nz

Feijoa lovers unite! This fruity festival is dedicated entirely to you. Photo / Supplied

Feijoa Festival at The PumpHouse Theatre 
If you’re a lover of feijoas, this festival is for you. Taking place at Takapuna’s PumpHouse theatre, The Feijoa Festival will have feijoa-infused food stalls, Lothlorien’s feijoa wine, live music, and a feijoa forest dance floor. The fruity fun will continue at Mac's Brew Bar Takapuna with fire dancers, live bands and DJ sets.
When: Saturday March 30   Where: Killarney Park, Takapuna  Tickets: Theticketfairy.com

FILM 

Get Out & Us Double Feature at Academy Cinema
Settle in bravely for a double film screening from the director behind Academy Award-winning horror film, Get Out. The Academy Cinema will show Jordan Peele's Get Out followed by Us, another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced.
When: Saturday March 30, 5pm-9:15pm   Where: 44 Lorne Street, Auckland   Tickets:  $12-$15.50 at Academycinemas.co.nz

BOOK IN

Mercy Hospice Walk 
Mercy Hospice will hold a 3km fundraising walk at the Auckland Domain next weekend to raise funds to run services of home care. Sure to be a fun day out, along with showing your support, music, entertainment, and food stalls will be on offer. Tickets are $55 per adult and one child walks free with every paying adult. Register for your tickets and receive event entry, a t-shirt, training plans, and a goody bag. In addition, sponsor Barfoot and Thompson have generously agreed to match funds raised from any event ticket purchased plus donations given to Mercy Hospice on the day for Christchurch.
When: Sunday April 7, registration at 1pm and walk at 2pm    Where: Auckland Domain, Park Rd, Grafton   Tickets: Mercyhospice.org.nz

Marlon Williams, Teeks, Anika Moa, Dave Dobbyn and more of New Zealand's top musicians will perform to raise funds for Christchurch in April. Photo / Supplied

You Are Us / Aroha Nui Concert Event for Christchurch 
The New Zealand music industry is presenting two concerts events to raise funds for victims and families of the Christchurch mosque shooting. You Are Us / Aroha Nui will take place in Auckland (April 13 at Spark Arena) and Christchurch (April 17 at Christchurch Stadium) and donate all proceeds from ticket sales to Our People, Our City fund which was set up by the Christchurch Foundation helping those affected by the Christchurch terror attacks. The event will bring together some New Zealand’s most well-known artists to perform including Anika Moa, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop, Hollie Smith, Marlon Williams, Six60, Stan Walker, Teeks and more. A full announcement will be made prior to the event.
When: Saturday April 13 in Auckland and Wednesday April 17 in Christchurch   Where: Auckland (Spark Arena) and Christchurch (Christchurch Stadium) Tickets: Adults $79 and children $39. Tickets for the Auckland show are on sale March 28 from 12pm, at Ticketmaster.co.nz. Christchurch tickets are on sale March 29 from 12pm from Ticketek.co.nz

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