What’s on

Grow your own mushrooms at home workshop – Saturday 25 November 11am-4pm
Our Terroir are bringing Bart Acres up from Dunedin again! Bart is a self-taught mushroom growing expert, keen urban gardener and beer micro brewing.
Bart will start with an introduction to mushroom biology, covering the necessary theory, but in a practical and interesting manner accessible to non-biologists. The majority of the day will be practical and hands-on, learning how to grow oyster mushrooms. Bart is bringing spawn with him, so every participant will be able to take home their own oyster mushroom grow bag and log. Whilst the focus will be on oyster mushrooms for this workshop, the methods we learn will be applicable to growing other types of mushrooms too, in particular shiitake.
Tickets are $40 for unwaged or students and $60 for waged – you can book by emailing matt@ourterroir.nz. Please also include your phone number in your email. You can also check the facebook event.

Toil & Trouble folk concert feat. Hex Crystals – Sunday 26 November 3-5pm
You’re invited to a laid back musical afternoon featuring Toil & Trouble (it’s their last chance to play as a group for a while) with a guest spot from the (fabulous) Hex Crystals. They’ll play tunes and songs with lovely vocal harmonies, flute, fiddle and guitar.
Music will be from about 3.15 and finish around 5 pm with a break to socialise and do some nibbling.
Koha entry, and bring a contribution to nibbles if you can.

End of year gathering – Saturday 9 December 3-11pm
Once you’ve visited the last Brooklyn Community Market of the year (9.30am-1pm at Harrison Street), head up the hill to enjoy a marimba performance by local kids learning with Julian Raphael, the Toi Taniwha kids’ performance, and a shared dinner/bbq from late afternoon. The fun doesn’t end there: you’ll even get to mingle with candidates for the City Council Southern Ward seat!

North Indian vegetarian cooking classes
Learn to cook dishes authentically and enjoy the fruits of your labour in our welcoming kitchen setting. You’ll learn lots of great tips at these classes, which are held periodically on a weekend evening and weekdays at lunchtime. Visit the facebook page for upcoming classes. For bookings please email indiancooking@xtra.co.nz or text 02102697038.

Omāroro Kitchen Cafe – Fridays 0845-1600 and Saturdays 1030-1600
The friendly and delicious Omāroro Kitchen Cafe operates in the kitchen/mezzanine two days a week. There is a range of savoury food and delicious baking available. Kids can play with the toys or run around on the gated green and play on the trampoline. The cafe can also provide catering for events. You can contact them via their facebook page.

Koha yoga with Ming Janssen
Ming is running her classes on Tuesdays 9.15-10.30am across the green at the Vogelmorn Hall, entry from Vennell Street.

Ming’s classes are a combination of stretches, flowing movements with breath and strength development. They are open to all levels of experience and you’re welcome to bring your children along. Some yoga mats and bolsters are available. Suggested koha $5-10. You can contact Ming via facebook or email.

Butoh practice Tuesdays 6-8pm
Darrell Haddon is running at Butoh practice session with a small group and invites people to join in on Tuesday evenings between 6 and 8pm. The first hour is physical exercises and the second hour is Butoh-specific exercises and practice. This is open to anyone interested. The practice is limited to about four people and cost is $5 to pay for venue hire. Anyone interested can contact Darrell Haddon at deehaddon@gmail.com or 022 399 8219.