The Whanganui regional final of the Smokefree Rockquest is at 7pm on Saturday at the Royal Whanganui Opera House. 7pm-10pm. Adults $20, students $10.
Whanganui's iconic paddle steamer the Waimarie will be winched from the river on the high tide at 11.30am Sunday by two vintage steam traction engines at a purpose built temporary slipway at Kowhai Park.
Whanganui's Airini Beautrais reads from and discusses her short story collection Bug Week with journalist and book reviewer Kiran Dass. Sunday, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Sargeant Gallery, 38 Taupō Quay.
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The Wanganui Model Railway and Engineering Society is holding an open day on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm at its clubrooms, 70a Alma Rd. Gold coin entry.
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If you don't fancy going out this weekend check out Sweet Tooth, a made-in-NZ fantasy series on Netflix about a virus pandemic and the mysterious emergence of hybrid babies born part human, part animal.