Do it in a snap
Beck Eleven looks at the weekend's events and beyond.
New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography
Budding photographers and those who appreciate the art will enjoy an open day from the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. See the best prints plus find information on all the new products and services. Today, 9am to 5pm. Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Ave. Free.
Body Mind Spirit festival
The Body, Mind, Spirit festival is back for the weekend. Crystals, palm reading, numerology, aura photographs, reiki, tarot cards and gnostic anthropology (whatever that is). Workshops include tips on Indian head massage and past- life regression. Plus food from The Lotus Heart and Hare Krishnas. Today and tomorrow, 10am-6pm, Addington Raceway. Adults $10, weekend pass $15, under-14s, free.
Have a Go Craft Day
With experts on hand to share their knowledge and skill, this craft day is designed for children and adults to have a go at weaving, crochet, needle felting, spindle spinning, making flax flowers and dorset buttons. Or simply bring your half-finished project and chat with others. Fibre, yarn and crafts for sale. Plus bring your oldest knitted item (that you still wear) to enter a competition. Entry is $2 and includes raffle ticket entry. Today, 10am to 3pm. Hei Hei Community Centre, Wycola Ave, Hornby.
New Age Wine and Cheese Tasting
Melton Estate pairs its new release wines with cheeses from Gruff Junction. Today, 2pm to 5pm, tickets, $15.
Restaurant ph: 03 347 4968.
The gallops continue at Riccarton with the first race starting at 12.10pm.
Body Festival of Dance and Physical Theatre kicks off with three weeks of film, performance, community events, demonstrations and workshops this weekend. Check out burlesque with Milly Wonka and The Burlesque Factory tonight; Demonstrations of capoeira, tap dancing, lindy hop, flamenco and hippy hippy shake at Eastgate Mall from 10.30am to 3.30pm today; Dance classes in a shipping container in the Re:Start Mall. Plus performances and a film at Alice's Cinematheque.
For detailed times and bookings for special performances, visit the website.
IceFest continues with artists, writers, Antarctic enthusiasts plus fun for the kids with ice skating in Hagley Park. See writers Bill Manhire and Bernadette Hall in the GeoDome at 1pm today (free), and photographer Anne Noble tomorrow at the same time, same place (also free). More detailed information can be found online.