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Your high five for the weekend of Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

Head to the market, experience Korean culture, find out about chocolate making, swap art supplies, and reduce plastic at events this weekend.

At the Wellington Underground Market at Jervois Quay under Frank Kitts Park from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday shoppers can spend money at a weekly community-focussed hub for all things creative and inspirational.

Traditional Korean dance meets hip-hop and contemporary performances at the 2018 K-Culture Festival on on Saturday from 12:30pm to 6:00pm at the Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street. All ages can enjoy spectacular B-Boy performances, and live music from Korea including a K-Pop contest, taste Korean cuisine and experience Korean culture.

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Learn about the world of chocolate making on a tour of the Wellington Chocolate Factory today (Saturday) from 11:00am to midday at 5 Eva Street. For just $16:00, at Aotearoa’s first open to the public ‘bean-to-bar’ chocolate factory, you’ll learn the full process from start to finish, bean to bar. After you are shown around the factory, your guide will gather everyone around the centre table for a tasting of some of our bars side by side so you can you can put what you’ve just learned into practice. After the tasting, a cup of our delicious single origin drinking chocolate will be made up for each tour attendee to enjoy (milk alternatives available), with questions welcomed at this time.

On Sunday 29 July at Mt Vic Hub, 24e Elizabeth Street, you can learn how to make things to reduce plastic packaging. From 10:00am to 12:00pm you can find out about deodorant making, wax wrap making, produce bag sewing and more. There is a small charge to cover the costs of coffee and home baking. Get involved with [email protected]

For just $5:00 on Sunday, artists and crafters and makers of things can join the The Art Supplies Swap. It takes place at the Newtown Cultural Community Centre, corner Rintoul and Colombo Streets from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Bring lightly-used things that you aren’t in need of but can’t bring yourself to throw away, and swap them for new (or new-to-you) supplies. Swappers who have dropped off materials receive a ticket, which gives them first access to the loot at 2:00pm, and an hour later the doors open to all. Those that want to shop but have nothing to swap can pay $5:00.