Liam Jacobsen hunts out theatre and classic dancefloor jams.
Neologisms Friday, 6pm After a long day at uni pretending to be productive, I’ll head down to The Wine Cellar to catch up with some friends. Over a drink or five, we’ll hang out, stringing together lots of words that end with ‘ism’ to sound smarter than we really are. After that, we’ll head to Q or Basement Theatre to catch a show. 183 Karangahape Rd; 305 Queen St; Lower Greys Ave, central city
On the ˉ d-floor Friday, 10pm O In the mood for bad dancing and even worse singing, we’ll go to Danny Doolans for some classic jams. 204 Quay St, Viaduct
Going up Saturday, 12pm If the weather’s nice, I’ll head up Mount Eden with a coffee and a good book – currently Dominic Hoey’s Iceland. One of the friendly local cats (@acatcalledkevin), will probably be around to hang out with me and enjoy Maungawhau’s stunning tranquility.
Rummage Saturday, 2pm With whatever money I have leftover from the night before, I’ll head out to check out some of the best local op-shops. I’ll start on K Road and work my way outward, often ending at Glen Innes.
Oldie but a goodie Saturday, 8pm If my friends and I haven’t finessed our way into a party that we’re definitely not cool enough for, we’ll stumble into New Flavour with some bottles of cheap wine. Lumping together the last of our ‘course-related costs’, we’ll manage to construct a pretty impressive tower of dumplings and spring onion pancakes. 537 Dominion Rd, Balmoral
Weekend notes Sunday, 10am The morning starts with a coffee at Bestie Cafe to shake off dusty recollections from the last couple of nights. The notebook and pen will come out and I’ll start scribbling poems, lists and terrible drawings over the coffee-stained pages. 183 Karangahape Rd