Clear your calendar as this weekend is going to be jam-packed. Make some room for working off the week on idyllic Waiheke, get amongst the goods at a vintage pop-up, sweat it out alongside your friends, combine culture and comfort for a premiere, and eat your heart out as Auckland Restaurant Month is in full swing.
Here are some of the things that you can get up to this weekend...
Barre And Bubbles
If making fitness fun is a struggle you can relate to, then barre and bubbles provides the solution in spades. A Friday evening in the Koukoulee studio on Waiheke Island is offering Barre (apparently popular with Victoria’s Secret models) followed by a rewarding glass of Mudbrick bubbles. Don’t let not being a chia-sipping bendy ballerina put you off this class though, as Barre is a gentle mix of Pilates, ballet moves, and yoga.
The most sustainable clothes are ones already made! Head along to this vintage pop-up event to celebrate the opening of Doug’s new studio–an embroidery business that uses organic thread and second-hand blank pieces, so the clothing really is your canvas. Trusted by the legends at Crushes and done by hand in Auckland, you could design yourself some pretty sick apparel here. Snap up some true treasures as Percy’s Vintage will also be there, and keep yourself refreshed with drinks from Urbanaut Brewing & Merito Coffee.
Partner up with a pal and head to the sweaty besties fitness launch party for their free workout at Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen. There’ll be giveaways and small nibbles provided, and you’ll be able to buy coffee and protein smoothies to refuel. They’re offering sessions of HIIT, bums & tums, Pilates, and a full body burn to work off those weekend treats. Make sure to RSVP to this as it’s one not to miss.
Auckland Theatre Company On Screen
If you’ve had a hectic week and fancy settling in at home for the weekend, then let the theatre come to you with the online premiere of the studio adapted play, The Master Builder, by famed playwright Henrik Ibsen. This innovative post COVID format means you can get your culture fix from the comfort of your couch by viewing this production on YouTube when it premieres at 7:30pm on Saturday.
Auckland Restaurant Month
It's what we've all been waiting for, a true foodies dream — Auckland's annual Restaurant Month is back for its 10th year and we can't wait to wrap our chops around it. Throughout this month restaurants all over the city are hosting events, running deals, showcasing special menus and collaborating to create edible masterpieces. Indulge at some of the best eateries in the CBD for as little as $15. With over 175 special menu offers, you better put your tastebuds to work pronto.
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