Fashion, football and the last of the Auckland Arts Festival - If you are stuck for something to do this weekend we have got you covered.
The Britomart Fashion Sessions
Time to put your best foot forward because the Britomart Fashions sessions return this Friday for a full weekend of creativity and opulence.
Showcasing the 2015 Autumn/Winter collections from familiar designers and labels like Zambesi, WORLD, Kathryn Wilson, Trelise Cooper, Taylor and others, the shows will be held at Britomart's Atrium on Takutai in association with Westpac.
Unlike many other fashion shows, every garment that hits the catwalk during Britomart Fashion Sessions will be from the designers' current season.
That means that guests can watch the models strut their stuff then hit the Britomart boutiques to try the collections on for themselves. Check out the website here.
Tickets to the runway shows are available for $55 each from iTicket.
The Tasting Shed Charity Concert
Fancy adding a bit of culture and class to your weekend? The Tasting Shed presents acclaimed soprano Mary Livingston, accompanied by a classical violinist Nick Jones. The performance will also feature Monique Bradley, James Collyer and special guests Tina Cross and Frankie Stevens.
Relax and enjoy performances of classic and modern opera pieces while sipping a glass of vino in the gardens. Ticket proceeds will be donated to the Kia Timata Ano Trust, Womens Refuge West Auckland.
For more information, click here.
Auckland Arts Festival: Fela!
Spectacular and inspiring, The Civic theatre plays host to FELA! The Concert, a show that celebrates the songs of Fela Kuti, the founding father of Afrobeat - a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies.
Along with a backdrop of projected documentary excerpts, the concert reveals a man who was both an incredible artist and a strident human rights activist. An epic performance not to be missed. Tickets start at $35.
Auckland Arts Festival: Electric Swing Circus
Make your way to the Aotea Centre this weekend and expect a daring, live fusion of saucy vintage sounds and stomping electro-beats from this hot UK sextet.
The Electric Swing Circus generates an explosive onstage presence with their powerful combination of dual-vocals, electric double bass, vintage samples, gypsy-jazz guitar, keys, live drums and dirty synths, making for a consistently inventive, sonically varied and impulsively exciting show. Don't miss out!
Tickets start at $29
7th World Chinese Badminton Championships
Fancy something a little different this weekend? Make your way to the Trusts Arena this weekend for NZ's biggest ever International Badminton event.
This amazing tournament leaves Asia for the first time in 7 years and will include a march in of teams, a Kapa Haka performance and traditional Chinese Lion Dance.
Best of all tickets are free.
Witness current NZ top ranked and Commonwealth Games representatives Joe Wu and Kevin Dennerly-Minturn showcasing their talent and athleticism, plus a myriad of provincial and national icons from China and other Asian cities where badminton is their national sport and passion.
For more information, see here.
NRL round 3: Warriors vs Eels
Go the Vodafone Warriors! Our boys will battle it out with the Parramatta Eels this Saturday at Mt Smart Stadium for round 3 of the NRL. Head down and show your support! Game time starts at 5pm. Tickets start at $10. For more information see here.
ASB Premiership: Waitakere United vs Auckland City FC
The ASB Premiership is into its second season following six seasons of New Zealand Football Championship. Waitakere United will go up against Auckland City FC this Saturday for the semi-final of the ASB premiership at Fred Taylor Park. Head down to support your favourite team. Click here for more details.
The Zirka Circus
And finally, looking for something fun to to do with the kids this weekend? The Zirka Circus is coming to Waiuku Primary School in Auckland.
Whether you like action packed daredevil acts, or beautiful, balletic and poetic acts, there is something for everyone in this new show.