Top five things to do this weekend

STACEY OLIVER
Last updated 13:11 30/05/2014
Harness Jewels
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GIDDY UP: Race-goers will flock to the Harness Jewels event a Cambridge Raceway this Saturday.

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Hallelujah, its a long weekend. I can't be the only person watching the clock today, counting down the hours until weekend freedom can commence. If you're sticking around this weekend here is what you can look forward to:

HARNESS JEWELS

It's a big day in the world of racing this Saturday - Harness Jewels at Cambridge Raceway.  The best age group pacers and trotters will compete in nine 1609-metre events for total stakes of $1.2 million. This year, 12 of the best horses in Australia were invited to battle it out against their New Zealand counterparts. General admission is a tenner and the gates open at 10am.

THE BLACKLISTT

What better way to get the long weekend than with a bit of Blacklistt? The band, made up of four original Blindspott musos, is playing at Altitude Bar tonight. The gig starts at 8pm with performances from Black Rvier Drive, Silence the City and Setting Fire To Stacey.

ROMAN NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

Take the littelies to the Waikato Museum this Saturday night, 5pm-8pm, to see Roman legionaries, Roman machines, a Roman market, and storyteller Marcus Penniless. Adults are $15, kids are $11 each, small family $29 and a large family $58. 

FESTIVAL OF ARTS

Te Aroha's Festival of Arts is a four day extravaganza of music and workshops. There's a fair bit packed into the four days like Waiata Maori, music mix, folk under the mountain and many more. Click here to find out more

KIA MAGIC VS. QLD FIREBIRDS

Magic will go up against the Queensland Firebirds at Claudelands Arena on Monday night. Its the final regular season game before the playoffs, and whoever wins will probably get a home advantage.

ONE MORE THING

There are a couple markets on this weekend - the Glenview Country Market as well as Scallywags and Munchkins market.  

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- Waikato Times

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