Talented musician Nadia Reid is touring the country from this weekend. Photo / Supplied

Fun Things To Do This Weekend 28/06/18

There are plenty of gigs, films and festivals to keep you busy throughout the weekend

Nadia Reid  New Zealand Tour
Don’t miss your chance to see Nadia Reid on tour for the final time this year before the singer-songwriter gets to work on her third album. Following a world-tour opening for Ryan Adams, a 2018 Taite Music Prize, and her 2017 release, Preservation, nabbing the No. 2 spot in Mojo Magazine’s album of the year list, Nadia will treat the country to her talents this month. Tickets to the Auckland gig have been snapped up, but there are still some available for Wellington, Hamilton, Napier, Whanganui and more.
Until Friday July 20   Where: Various venues   Visit: Undertheradar.co.nz

Super Hugh-Man
This show is described as "a musical love letter to the great Wolverine and Broadway star, Hugh Jackman" and how he helped one young man through some tough times, when he felt like an outsider who didn't belong. Directed by Jennifer Ward-Lealand and starring Rutene Spooner, it combines kapa haka, dance, music and comedy. 
 Until Saturday June 30, 7.30pm   Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, City   Visit: Qtheatre.co.nz

Maori Film Week
From this Saturday, venues across Auckland are hosting short films, docos, features and exhibitions as part of He Wiki Kiriata Māori, Maori Film Week. With a theme of 'Maori futurism', click here to full the full programme of films with so many genres on offer, there's bound to be plenty that catches your eye. 
When: Saturday June 30-Sunday July 8   Where: Venues across Auckland   Visit: Kiaora.tv

Matariki Festival
There's so much happening across Auckland for Matariki that it's hard to know where to start. Light installations, theatre, performances, exhibitions, street food markets and a kite day only begin to scratch the surface. Peruse the full programme and start planning a month of activities.
Saturday June 30-Sunday July 22   Where: Various venues   Visit: Matarikifestival.org.nz

Auckland's Harbour Bridge will be lit up for Matariki Festival. Photo / Malay Nayak

GABS Beer, Cider and Food Festival
Taste the best and most interesting drops our top craft beer makers have to offer at GABS (The Great Australasian Beer 'Spectapular') this weekend. Many breweries have created a beer especially for the event, plus there will be plenty of food and entertainment on site as well. 
Saturday June 30, 2pm-5pm or 6.30pm-11pm   Where: ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom   Visit: Gabsfestival.com

READ: The Collective Working to Support Women in the Beer Industry

'The Boys and the Bulls' by Nikolai Linares is one of the top entrants into this year's prize. Photo / Nikolai Linares

World Press Photo Exhibition
This ever-popular showcase returns to Smith & Caughey's giving you the chance to take in some of the world's most outstanding photojournalism, all at once. It makes for an amazing visual representation of the world's biggest news stories, as well as some you may have missed. Be sure to put aside enough time, as this isn't one you'll want to view in a rush. 
Where: Smith & Caughey's 253-261 Queen Street, City   When: Saturday June 30-Sunday July 29   Visit: Worldpressphoto.co.nz

More events to book and look forward to

Auckland Fried Chicken Festival, July 12
Auckland Zinefest, July 15
Kendrick Lamar, July 19-20
Auckland Food Show, July 26-29
New Zealand International Film Festival, July 19-August 5
Wellington On A Plate, August 10-26
Wolf Alice, September 20

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