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What’s on Sat 9 and Sun 10 June 2018

What's on this weekend


The best of what's on this weekend in Auckland for Kids: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018

Our pick of the best weekend events on for families, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand

Saturday Events

Saturday Gallery Club #38 – Ipu Whenua  4 years plus

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The Homestead Galleries, Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson
Saturday 9 June 2018: 10:30am to Noon
https://ceac.org.nz/events
 
Drop-in activities for children (and their families). Held by Stars, Corban Estate  latest Matariki exhibition, celebrates the lives of those who have passed. In celebration of new life, come and learn about Ipu whenua, a traditional process of Māori people which includes burying whenua (placenta of newborns) in a special place.Ages: 4+
 
Cost: Free, all welcome

YouCan For KidsCan

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Pinehurst School, 75 Bush Road, Albany, Auckland
Saturday 9 June 2018: Noon to 4:00pm
YouCan are excited to present a Kiwi fair but with a youth flair. The event will feature a marketplace where youth run businesses participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme. There will be four food trucks; Temaki Truck, Toro Churro, Maidstone Burger and Brooklyn Dogs. Watch Dance and Music Performances will run throughout the day all by kids. There will be activities such as trampolines for everyone to enjoy. This charity fair, raising money for KidsCan.
 
Cost: FREE entry 

 

Saturday Gallery Club #38 – Ipu Whenua

 
Corban Estates Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland
Saturday 9 June 2018: 10:30am to Noon

ceac.org.nz/events

Drop in activities for children aged 4 years plus (and their families). Held by Stars, the latest Matariki exhibition celebrates the lives of those who have passed. In celebration of new life, come and learn about Ipu whenua, a traditional process of Māori people which includes burying whenua (placenta of newborns) in a special place.
 
Cost: FREE family event 
 

Saturday and Sunday Events

 

Secret World of Butterflies

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Opening weekend

Sainsbury Horricks Gallery, Auckland Museum
Saturday 9 June 2018 onwards
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/visit/exhibitions

Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns as new exhibition Secret World of Butterflies takes flight. View thousands of butterflies from the Shannon Collection, on display for the first time. Be amazed by these stunning insects in this family-friendly exhibition that reveals unbelievable butterfly facts and is packed full of interactive activities. Zoom in on nature’s designs or create your own butterfly and unleash it into a magical digital garden.
 
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
 
 

Le French Village – Auckland

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The Cloud and Shed 10, 89 Quay Street, Auckland
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Le Renault French Festival – NZ

LE FRENCH VILLAGE is back this year with more than 70 stalls and a venue twice bigger. Two days full of French FOOD, WINE, FASHION, LANGUAGE, PETANQUE, LIVE CONCERT, RUGBY GAME, TOMBOLA, KIDS CORNER & so much more surprises!
 
Entry: FREE for children; Adults $5 entry per day
 

Saturday and Sunday Events

The Snot-Gobbler

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Te Pou, 44A Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland map
Saturday 9  June 2018: 11:30am and 2:00pm performances
Sunday 10 June 2018: 2:00pm performance

tepoutheatre.nz
 
Like Slime? You’ll love this! A new, family-friendly puppet show from the Chocolate Lantern Theatre Company. Gotten-Gitten Von Schnauzelburger is a miserable old man who can’t stand to hear children happy, so he creates The Snot-Gobbler, a dirty, slimy rag that wipes the smiles from children’s faces. One day the pair wipes the smile from Jasper Petal but Jasper’s sister Rosie is tough and determined and goes on a quest to save the world from slime and misery and also find her brother’s lost smile. Expect lots of fun, slime and laughter! 
 
Tickets: Children $12; Adults $18
 

 

Annie – The Musical

 
Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland
Saturday 9 June 2018: 2:00pm and 7:30pm performances
Sunday 10 June 2018: 2:00pm performance
 
Tickets: Kids $15; Students $20; Senior $25; Adults $30

 

 

Sunday Events

Have a go at Drift Carting Free event

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Lagoon Stadium, 34-46 Lagoon Drive, Panmure, Auckland
Sunday 10 June 2018: Noon to 2:00pm
 
Free have a go drift carting event with Little Drifters.  Suitable for ages 2 to 14 years. Closed toe shoes must be worn.
 
Cost: FREE event

 

 

Free Town Hall Organ Concert Free event

Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland
Sunday 10 June 2018: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
aucklandorgan.org.nz/index.php/diary-dates-2018/
 
The Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust, in association with Auckland Live, presents a free organ concert by Michael Stewart in the Great Hall of the Auckland Town Hall

 

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