If you've waded your way through all the serious urban planning and transport stuff I've written this week, you'll be ready for some relaxation and looking forward to the weekend. You may have already read the fair Martha's listing of fairs, carnivals and festivals that are on the way, and this weekend is especially busy, since on Saturday you'll have to choose between the Big Bang at the freshly renovated Dowse and the Fricnic at Frank Kitts Park. I never thought I'd say this, but I think the Hutt wins out on this one: sorry Fricnic, but you don't have a brand-new Athfields building to perve at.
Tonight's pretty busy too, with at least three gigs that the Texture people are drooling over. But the big one will be tomorrow night, with a Mai-Tai-tastic Tiki party down at Imbibe. The new owners there have already been tending towards tikiness, but this will take it to the next level, with music, decor and drinks (in pineapples!) all conspiring to transport you to a tropical island paradise. And if you pop over to the Wellingtonista and let the chief Tiki-fiend Hadyn know, he may be able to get you on the Extra Special Cocktail List. It's not a permanent tiki bar yet, but it's a step (or at least a drunken stagger) in the right direction.