Your guide to what's on this weekend

The best of the weekend and beyond.
Auckland's pride parade on Ponsonby Road. Photo / Scott Yeoman
Auckland's pride parade on Ponsonby Road. Photo / Scott Yeoman

Inner-city boogie

Myers Park is hosting a free day of music, food and craft stalls. Only in its second year, the Myers Park Medley has teamed with the Music in Parks series for live soul, jazz and blues music. Bring the kids as there will be wandering fairies, dancers and puppet performers.

Tomorrow, noon-5pm, Myers Park, Greys Ave, Auckland. Entry is free.

Featured market

It's Seaweek, so Silo Markets is having a marine theme. Hunt through the arts, crafts and vintage clothing at the Saturday market. Following the sea theme, why not then grab a fishy feast at the adjacent Auckland Fish Market?

Today, noon-6pm, Silo Park, corner of Jellicoe St and Beaumont St, Auckland.

Remain in light

One morning the sun fails to rise. In the darkness, small groups of survivors hunt for food, warmth and, above all, light. Their story, Remain in Light, premieres tonight. Described as gripping and strikingly bold, the play explores the visual and spiritual qualities of light in a world of darkness.

Now until March 4, Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna. Tickets $25-$30. See pumphouse.co.nz for details.

Creative rush

Imagine live music, theatre, film and dance all coming together. Rushes aims to be a complete inter-arts experience. Featuring more than 25 performers as well as stunning visual imagery, this doesn't sound like your typical night at the theatre.

Today, 8pm, Lower NZI, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland. Tickets $25-$42.

Clevedon jazz festival

Award-winning jazz musicians Nathan Haines, Kevin Field and Caitlin Smith will provide the soundtrack to a day of boutique wines and tasty food. Pack the picnic blanket for the family-friendly Clevedon Jazz, Wine and Food Festival.

Tomorrow, 10am-7.30pm, Auckland Polo Club, 102 Clevedon-Kawakawa Rd, Clevedon, Auckland. Adult tickets $69, children $10, under-5s free. Gate sales $80. See here for details.

Pride parade

Go bright, go proud and be loud. The Auckland Pride Parade will light up Ponsonby Rd for this fabulous carnival of diversity. Continue the party at the Galatos St party and Studio super-club on K Rd from 10pm.

Today, 7.30pm. The Parade begins at the north end of Ponsonby Rd and ends just past Western Park. Free to watch the parade.

Pet lovers

The Movies in Parks series continues. The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. Find out what happens when The Secret Life of Pets screens under the stars.

Today, 6pm (movie 8.10pm), Sunkist Bay Reserve, corner of First View Ave and Wakelin Rd, Beachlands. See moviesinparks.co.nz for schedule.

Picture this

See some of the world's greatest documentary photography at the exhibition Picturing Asia: Double Take. Featured pictures are by New Zealander Brian Brake, famous for his Monsoon series, and American Steve McCurry, who took the well-known image of a 12-year-old Afghan girl. The Auckland Arts Festival event aims to get people talking about how Asia is "pictured" within an old history of the exotic.

Today, until May 21, 10am-4.30pm, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Titirangi. Entry is free. See aucklandartsfestival.co.nz for the full programme. Festival runs March 8-26.

Floating theatre

Part mime and part surrealist comedy. The country's first ever floating theatre certainly sounds unique. The 30-seat theatre floats on water and shines luminously at night allowing people to watch the show from shore.

March 1-4, 8pm and 9.30pm shows, Saunders Reserve, 26 Saunders Pl, Avondale, Auckland. Tickets $20. See iticket.co.nz for tickets.

Seaweek - farewell godwits

The kuaka (godwits) are making their annual epic journey to Alaska. Give them a wave goodbye at this Seaweek event. There's dozens of events to mark Seaweek, including beach and waterway clean-ups, snorkelling and film festivals. Check the website to get involved.

Tomorrow, 11am-2pm, Ambury Regional Park, Mangere Bridge. Free entry. Seaweek runs from now until March 5. See seaweek.org.nz for events.

Pop-up globe

If you loved it or missed it last time, the Pop-up Globe returns for another season. The replica of Shakespeare's theatre has a bigger stage and will host four new productions: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Henry V, and Othello.

Now until May 14, Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Ellerslie. Tickets from $15 to $165. See popupglobe.co.nz for details.

Plan ahead

Late nights at the zoo

Auckland Zoo is opening late which makes it easy for a visit after work with mates, make it date night or just to enjoy a stroll through the beautiful grounds. Meet a kea, hang out with elephant spider monkeys.

Thursdays until March 9, 5pm-8pm, Auckland Zoo, Motions Rd, Western Springs. Entry $12. See aucklandzoo.co.nz for more details.

Tiritiri's tartan taonga

The warm weather can't last forever, so jump on the ferry for an afternoon of wild music at Tiritiri Matangi Island. OrigiNZ, a 15-piece band, mix up traditional New Zealand and Celtic music while Rob Thorne is a new voice in taonga puoro (traditional Maori musical instruments). Arrive early for a swim or walk and bring a picnic.

March 4, 4pm-6.30pm, Tiritiri Matangi Island. Event ferry leaves Auckland 1pm via Gulf Harbour. Tickets from Auckland $95 and Gulf Harbour $80. See tiritirimatangi.org.nz/concert-2017 for details.

Prohibition party

Party like it's 1920-something. A celebration at Motat, themed on the Roaring 20s, invites party people over the age of 18 to raise a glass, get down to live music, dance the Charleston, swan about among vintage vehicles, and much more.

To find out how much more, check out the Prohibition Party, Saturday, March 4, 7pm-11pm. Motat, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs. Adults $20, students and SuperGold cardholders $15 (plus booking fees). Tickets and further information: motat.org.nz.

- Weekend magazine

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