Fun Things To Do This Weekend 29/03/2018
Keep busy with an exhibition, music festival, Easter treat-making or vintage shopping
Wonders of the World Lego Exhibition
If a trip around the world isn't on the cards anytime soon, you can satiate your appetite for sight-seeing with Lego versions of the world's greatest wonders. 'Certified Lego professional' Ryan McNaught (known as Brickman) has created the sculptures, some of which you'll be invited to help build alongside him.
When: Friday March 30-Sunday May 13 Where: The Auckland Domain, Parnell Tickets: Available from Ticketek.co.nz
The Basement Tapes
When clearing out the basement of her late grandmother, a girl discovers a set of tapes full of secrets and memories which bring to light questions of perspective and truth. Through recordings and live performance, you'll be drawn into the story and find yourself asking what's real, and who you can trust.
When: Until Saturday March 31, 8pm Where: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave, City Tickets: $20-$25 from Basementtheatre.co.nz
Decorate Your Own Easter Doughnut
If you're feeling a little artistic this Easter weekend and want something different than an egg, head along to Doornuts' kitchen and decorate your own delicious treat. They'll have bright icing and sweet toppings galore to get creative with.
When: Saturday March 31, 1am-1pm Where: Doornuts, 321 Karangahape Rd, City Tickets: $5 in store
Plastic China Documentary
See the effects of plastic waste on the lives of two families in small-town China, who are the world's top importers of plastic. While it might be easy to block out what happens when you throw something away, this film shows the impact our consumer culture is having on the globe.
When: Saturday March 31, 2pm Where: Academy Cinema, 44 Lorne St, City Tickets: $13 from Eventfinda.co.nz
Bay of Islands Music Festival
Spend your long weekend grooving to a line-up of blues, funk, soul and roots music in the Bay of Islands. Drawcards include Jimmy Cliff, Tami Neilson, Katchafire, Teeks, Louis Baker and Rob Ruha, plus food, wine, craft beer and plenty of activities happening off the main stage.
When: Saturday March 31, 1pm Where: Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Tau Henare Dr, Waitangi, Paihia Tickets: $120 from Boimusicfestival.co.nz
Carboot Sale (without the cars)
Grab yourself a second-hand treasure or one-of-a-kind trinket from one of the stalls set up at Silo Park this weekend. There will also be food from Kraken Crumpets, The Temaki Truck and Nom Nom Food Trailer as well as DJs and drinks from the Silo Park Bar.
When: Sunday April 1, 12pm-4pm Where: Beaumont Street & Jellicoe Sts, Auckland Visit: Silopark.co.nz
More events to book and look forward to
Gin Jubilee, April 4-14
Crosstown Burger Spot, April 6
Caitlin Smith, April 7
Agatha Christie Film Series, April 7-28
Halsey, April 19
Tiki Taane, April 20
Fresh Hop, April 21
NZ International Comedy Festival, April 26-May 20
Auckland Writers Festival, May 15-20
No Such Thing as a Fish, May 19
Marlon Williams, May 25
Cellfish, June 18-24