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What's up this weekend?

Thursday 5th February 2015

Our guide of where to go, what to see and a couple of other things to spend the weekend catching up on.


Emily Edrosa/photo by Keva Rands.

The Fold 100th issue party: Pocket gig guide The Fold is celebrating its 100th issue tonight with a show at Auckland's Whammy Bar. The lineup includes PCP EaglesEmily EdrosaHeavy and DROOR, the new project from former Sneaks drummer Daniel Ward. Find your free ticket in this week's issue. 

LYC Big Gay Out: A centrepiece to the Auckland Pride Festival, which runs February 7 - March 1, the LYC Big Gay Out is back this Sunday at Point Chevalier's Coyle Park. If you're looking for transportation to the event, buses depart outside Family Bar on K' Road every 20 minutes from 11.30am with returning buses bringing people back until 8pm. Fares are $2 each way and you can find the lineup for the event here.

Big Gay Out 2015 map

CJ Ramone: It's a full on weekend of shows and adding to that list is CJ Ramone who plays in Auckland this Saturday at the Kings Arms. Expect to hear tracks from his solo albums Reconquista and Last Chance To Dance as well as a few Ramones "fan favourites" - he played with the band from 1989 until they disbanded in 1996 - and grab tickets, $40 from Under The Radar, if you haven't already.

Off The Radar: Taking place 90km north of Auckland at Te Arai, Off The Radar festival kicks off today and runs until Sunday. Tickets are still available and are priced at $155 or $175 if you buy them on the day, and you can check out the full lineup here. Will it be Die! Die! Die!'s last show?

Anthonie Tonnon's 'Water Underground': Local songwriter and frequent Radio NZ contributor, Anthonie Tonnon, is releasing his new album Successors this March and has just dropped the first single from it, 'Water Underground'. Take a listen.

Lawrence Arabia at City Gallery: James Milne plays a solo set tonight as part of Open Late at Wellington's City Gallery. Entry is 'koha' and he'll be onstage at 8.30pm. Head to the CG website to see the timetable of events.

Sevens: Despite reports of low ticket sales, with one third of the 35,000 seats expected not to be filled, the Sevens are back in Wellington this Friday and Saturday for the fourth tournament of the 2015 series. Scoop up tickets over at Ticketek.

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