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Your high five* events for Thursday 9 August

More free or under-$20 events that you could spend extra money at today. Or go wild and see how far you can get on a Snapper transfer. Or hang out at a bus hub and chill the whines.

The Enjoy Art Book Fair returned yesterday for a fourth year running and continues today, tomorrow and Friday from 11:00 until 6:00pm, and to 4:00pm on Saturday at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 147 Cuba Street. Featuring a select range of publications from artists, galleries and independent publishers, the book fair celebrates small print runs and well-crafted publications from some of the best arts and arts-related publishers in New Zealand. Prices usually range from $5:00 to $30:00; cash sales only.

Don’t heed Simon Morris At the Movies. Mission: Impossible – Fallout has everything you want from an action film; see it at the biggest screen possible all day today for less than $15:00. When undersnobbing NZIFF “film buffs” (a term only ever used by MSM at this time of year, you can cite the credentials of Usual Suspects creator Christopher McQuarrie who was the unprecedented director of two M:I films, (and writer of three) and actor Ving Rhames, who recently had to deal with armed police invading his home after a neighbour reported “a large black man was breaking into the house”.

You may have read about visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute Philippe Legrain on the App yesterday, and it’s possibly too late now to attend his $25:00 Parliamentary Breakfast talk today from 7:15am. But you can catch his free lunchtime session today from 12:30pm to 1:30pm: How our open world is under threat – and why it matters, at Lecture Theatre 2, Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington campus, on Buckle Street.

If you’ve been living under a Film Festival rock, remember that Visa Wellington on a Plate kicks off tomorrow, as does Beervana, which runs 10 to 11 August at Westpac Stadium. A number of  opportunistic Road to Beervana preloading sessions have sprung up across the country; in Wellington today you can participate here, here, here, here,  here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Wind down tonight between 7:00pm and 9:00pm at On the Mend. Bring your much loved clothing for some hand and machine stitched redemption to the Mt Vic Hub, 24e Elizabeth Street, Mount Victoria. A quick talk will be reinforced by advice from experts and participants. Drinks and nibbles provided.

*Actually 15 events; many Beervanas.