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14 Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

By Hana Okada - 13 Sep 2018

14 Splendid Things To Do This Weekend In Auckland

We’re counting down ‘til Friday, and you should start your clocks too because this weekend is set to be a cracker. The first glimpse of spring is bringing everything you could ever wish for, from a spring rooftop bar, foodie pop-ups left, right and centre, to heaps of Sunday sessions to keep the Sunday scaries away. What are you waiting for? It’s time to whip out your diary and get cracking because this weekend is going to need some serious planning to get through all this good stuff! We’re ready for you, weekend!

All Weekend

New Zealand Theatre Month

This month is all things theatre! New Zealand Theatre Month is on, celebrating the diverse, creative and wide-ranging performances of talented New Zealand creators. All throughout the month, catch a whole range of theatre performances across the city. Flick through the programme, and we guarantee you’ll find something that tickles your fancy. Whether it be talented improv, laugh out loud comedy, or a moving piece, this month has incredible theatre on lock.

Where: Various Locations
When: Until 31 September
For more info, click here

Friday 14 September

Kickin’ it on K’Rd Pop Up

This is not a drill. The food truck to follow, Judge Bao, is making a (semi) permanent home on K Road! Judge Bao and the crew will be kickin’ it on K Road for the month of September on select days. Takeaway for a feast at home or snag a seat amongst all of the un-bao-lievable goodness. They’ll be serving up handmade baos, rice bowls and shared plates… expect to come here more than once this month!

Where: 321 Karangahape Road
When: Friday 14 September—Saturday 15 September, 5pm—8:30pm
For more info, click here

Mid-Winter Feast

The Mid-Winter Feast is calling its last rounds at Rothko at Sculptureum, bringing together fabulous food and art following last year’s sold-out success. Hosting four Chefs Series dinners, this two-course shared feasting menu is a delight for both stomach and eyes, and perfectly matched to Sculptureum wines at Rothko. This final month’s mouth-watering feast is designed by Rothko Head Chef Jarrod McGregor, joined by this month’s guest Conor Mertens of Orphans Kitchen. Get there before your dinner starts, enjoy a drink and a guided tour through the beautiful galleries.

Where: Rothko Sculptureum
When: Saturday 14 September
For more info, click here.

Burger Pop-up

Fridays call for burgers! Make Health Nut Kitchen your first stop (let’s be honest, there’ll be multiple) after work on Friday. They’re slingin’ plant-based burger deliciousness all month long. You can get amongst burgers like The Mac Daddy slashed with their legendary mac daddy sauce, a tempeh burger, and even some plant-based, creamy and oh-so-delicious shakes! How’s that for a Friday feed?

Where: Health Nut Kitchen, Auckland CBD
When: Every Friday in September
For more info, click here

The Spring Blossom Rooftop Pop-up

The Glass Goose is back with another pop-up to blow your socks off—this time celebrating the spring! Thought you couldn’t be more excited about leaving winter? This is the cherry (blossom) on top. The Spring Blossom Rooftop pop-up is bringing all things floral and delicious every Friday of the month. Sip on an iconic Cereal Killa freakshake, treat yourself to cookies, doughnuts, candy floss and cake, and you have to try the candy floss wine spritzer and frosé slushies!

Where: The Glass Goose
When: Every Friday Until 5 October
For more info, click here

Saturday 15 September

MR TOMS & Soho Bottomless Brunch

MR TOMS and Soho Wines have teamed up to present their very first, extra fancy bottomless brunch! Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just making it to the weekend with a drool-worthy three course brunch. Treat yourself to bottomless glasses of Soho wine along with your meal, as well as fresh mocktails. People watch the day away at this prime Ponsonby Road spot with a drink in one hand and a delish fork of brunch in the other for the weekend done right.

Where: MR TOMS, Ponsonby
When: Saturday 15 September, 12pm—3pm
For more info, click here

VetCare’s Dog & Grog

Your furry best friend goes anywhere you do, so why not the pub too? Enjoy a pint with your canine bestie by your side at Pocket Bar & Kitchen, bringing dogs big and small together for a little dog party! What’s more, the VetCare team will be there to help you out with any pet-related questions and will even be giving out delish treats and spot prizes! No dog? No worries—head to the bar for a pint anyway and get ready to be in pup heaven.

Where: Pocket Bar & Kitchen, Grey Lynn
When: Saturday 15 September,
For more info, click here.

Crafternoon Tea

What would an Auckland weekend be without a trip to the markets?! This weekend, craft market legends Crafternoon Tea are back at their Kingsland location, bringing together a whole load of artisan shakers and makers. Tick off that birthday present list, treat yourself to some handmade goodies you won’t find anywhere else for a successful morning done and dusted.

Where: Crafternoon Tea Market, Kingsland
When: Saturday 15 September, 10am—2pm
For more info, click here

Sunday 16 September

September Sunday Sessions

MR TOMS is proving Sundays can be just as jam-packed as the rest of the weekend! Every Sunday arvo, they’re hosting some perfect Sunday Sessions. From 4pm, you can get amongst some live tunes from a talented Kiwi singer—this weekend is Micah—along with pizza and cocktail specials to sweeten your Sunday. Say goodbye to the weekend with one last hurrah!

Where: MR TOMS, Ponsonby
When: Sunday 16 September, 4pm—7pm
For more info, click here

Top Dog Film Festival—Matinee

After the absolute sell-out success of the first screening of The Top Dog Film Fest, they’re bringing it back for one last Sunday sesh you can’t miss out on! Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen, from the wild world of wolves to the prime and pampered dog grooming world—the pull on the heartstrings will be big on this one. This cinematic celebration will be filled with delightful dog moments and joy, celebrating our beloved canine companions.

Where: Academy Cinemas, Auckland CBD
When: Sunday 16 September, 2:30pm—4:45pm
For more info, click here

Sunday Jazz in the City

Your wee inner-city oasis is bringing big beats and cool vibes all Sunday long! For 12 weeks, Snickel Lane is transforming into a jazz paradise with live jazz playing in the lane. Grab a bite to eat at one of their eateries, grab a coffee (or a stronger tipple!) and take in the vibes. Inspired by the laneways of Melbourne and Snickelways of York, discover a new Sunday hang out spot this weekend!

Where: Snickel Lane
When: Every Sunday until 18 November
For more info, click here

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