How old-time muso Scotty Pearson spends his weekends
Hit the stage Thursday, 7pm My weekend often starts early with a gig at The Elephant Wrestler. My covers cohort (myself and Lee Gray) play anything from The Beatles to Beyoncé, and will perform weddings, parties, anything you like! Come boogie. 138 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna
Catch-ups Friday, 5pm Friday is an end of the week catch-up with construction mates at The Horse and Trap (great old school pub fare) or The Corner Store in Mount Eden. 3 Enfield St; 25 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden
Oysters Friday, 6.30pm Orphans Kitchen has $3 oysters, and my friend’s band Orlando Julius plays, too. They do these awesome jazz compositions on the back terrace. 118 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
Fan fare Friday, 9pm If I’m not wiped out, I’ll hit Golden Dawn or The Thirsty Dog. Model Train Wreck often plays the Dog and I’m a huge wrecky! 134 Ponsonby Rd; 469 K’ Rd
Brunch Saturday, 8am If I’m not working, I have brunch at Crave cafe. Its new fit-out is great and the Benediction is perfect on a seedy morning. 6 Morningside Drv, Morningside
Collecting Saturday, 1pm Afternoons are great times to binge-watch Netflix or Youtube. I also love a bit of Trade Me surfing to add to my vintage drum kit collection. I already have 18 sets, which is lowkey out of control.
Indie bands Saturday, 9pm Saturday night (or any night) is great at The Wine Cellar. They have an awesome indie line-up. 183 K’ Rd, central city
Slow Sundays Sunday, 10am I might catch up with friends at the Twisted Tomato or have a slow-cooked (read: boozy) Sunday at Siostra. 149 Pt Chevalier Rd, Pt Chevalier; 472 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn
Art from top right ‘ Stilt Fishermen’ by Steve Mccurry; ‘Bleeding Heart’ by Rebecca Swan from The Exquisite Wound; ‘Wax Eye Coming into Land’ from The Halo Project by Paul Forrest.