Death of a Cyclist is screening as part of the Voyage Du Noir Festival. Photo / Supplied

Fun Things To Do This Weekend 31/05/18

With film and photography festivals and winter pop-ups, there's plenty to see and do this weekend

Regatta Winter Chef Series
Regatta Bar’s first instalment of their Winter Chef Series takes place tonight, with guests making their way through six courses matched to wines from Kahurangi Estate. Dishes include scallop ravioli, glazed quail and a ‘ginger kiss’ dessert (complete with white chocolate, lychee creme and mandarin sorbet).
When: Thursday May 31, 7pm   Where: Regatta Bar and Eatery, The Strand, Takapuna   Tickets: $125 from

Tuck into six wine-matched courses at Regatta's Winter Chef Series. Photo / Supplied

Scratch A Cenotaph
A far cry from the hipster ceramics movement, Peter Hawksby’s sculptural creations are textured, idiosyncratic and enigmatic. The familiar face behind beloved St Kevins Arcade cafe Alleluyah for 20 years, Peter has also been something of a cult figure in New Zealand ceramics since the late 1970s and 80s. After the closure of Alleluyah in 2015, he returned to his sculpting roots and his latest exhibition, Scratch A Cenotaph, is now showing at Anna Miles Gallery. The pieces are each related to important people in Peter’s life — cenotaph meaning an empty monument created to honour people whose remains are elsewhere, and many of the nuanced works contain reworked components of Peter’s creations from the late 1970s.
When: Until Friday June 8   Where: Anna Miles Gallery, 10/30 Upper Queen St, City   Visit:

P & P, 2018 by Peter Hawkesby. Photo / Supplied

Voyage Du Noir Festival
Academy Cinemas have rightly decided that this freezing winter weather is the perfect setting for their festival of global film noir, which is taking place until mid-July. The films have been carefully selected, with the intention being to showcase some of the genre's most thought-provoking films, as well as those influenced by avante garde movements.
Until Sunday July 8   Where: Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, City   Visit:

Auckland Festival of Photography
This annual festival kicks off today, showcasing emerging and established photographers in exhibitions held across Auckland. There are artist talks and shows to suit every taste — browse the full programme and find a few to enjoy. 
Until Friday June 22   Where: Galleries and venues across Auckland   Visit:

Design Your Own Doughnut
This Friday is International Doughnut Day and Custom Lane are celebrating with a 'design your own doughnut' pop-up. Head along and decorate a treat from Doornuts with your favourite flavour of icing and delicious toppings and mark this special day in style. 
When: Friday June 1, 8am-2pm   Where: Custom Lane, 8 Customs Street East, City   Visit:

Advanced Style
Admire the eye-catching style of seven New Yorkers whose vibrancy and glamour will be inspiring, no matter what your age. The documentary is based on Ari Seth Cohen's style blog and will be held in Mission Bay Pavilion's cosy Ecoya Winter Garden pop-up, where you'll be treated to a drink on arrival, a picnic box and popcorn.
When: Friday June 1, 6.30pm  Where: Mission Bay Pavilion, 44 Tamaki Dr, Mission Bay   To book: Email

More events to book and look forward to
Moet & Chandon Grand Day Brunch, June 9

Pacific Dance Festival, June 12-23
Cellfish, June 13-24
Winetopia, June 22-23
World Press Photo Exhibition, June 30-July 29
New Zealand International Film Festival, July 19-August 5

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