I was worried this was going to be a quiet week then I went back over my notes and it’s ended up being the longest post I’ve written yet…
The Kingsland Karnival is on! There is a whole range of stuff happening throughout the week. Exhibitions, heritage walks, food, drinks and parties. On Saturday there will be a Family Fun Day in Nixon Park with music, markets and family friendly activities from 12-6pm. That turns into a party up in the village from 5pm onwards.
The Auckland Conversations series continues, and this week Damon Salesa, Associate Professor at the Centre for Pacific Studies at The University of Auckland will discuss ‘Rethinking Pacific Auckland’. This will be a discussion about rethinking misunderstandings of this “target population”. It’s on on Thursday, 1pm-2.30pm in the Limelight Room at Aotea Centre.
Labourites might be interested to know it’s the Waitakere LEC Breakfast and Wine Auction on Saturday. The event starts at 9.30am, with food served at 10am and the Auction on at 10.30am. David Shearer will also be making a speech. Tickets are $25 and if you’re keen you need to RSVP to Jake the LEC chair email@example.com .
The Auckland Festival Family Day is happening on Sunday and looks like it will be A LOT of fun. Every wanted to learn the Thriller Haka from Boy (I have)? Head along to one of the workshops and take part in the flashmob at 3pm in Aotea Sq. There will be music in the morning and clowning performances throughout the day. Not to mention dance classes, poi making and flag decorating. Some of the workshops you need to sign up to online. There’s still time to enjoy the rest of the festival offerings if you haven’t been along to anything yet.
Angels and Aristocrats is a new (free) exhibition opening on Saturday at the Auckland Art Gallery. It’s a collection of European art sourced from New Zealand’s public galleries. It’s based on the book of the same name written by Senior Curator Mary Kisler who will be holding a Curator’s talk at 1pm on Sunday.
Music in Parks is going to be ending soon, but there are still a few more shows to enjoy. This weekend on Sunday, Sherpa is playing with Urban Tramper and The Leers from 2pm-5pm in Grey Lynn Park.
There is a Housing Forum happening on Thursday 12.30pm-3.30pm to discuss how Auckland’s housing situation affect people with disabilities.
Aaaaannnnnd……Last but not least, Neighbour’s Day is on this weekend, so check out what’s happening in your area or set something up yourself and meet your local community.