The sun is out, the water is sparkling and it’s time to welcome (almost officially) the summer months. Woot! And, along with the warmer weather comes so many things things to do in the City of Sails.
Get out those diaries and plan to start your summer with a bang!
Briefs | Q Theatre
The much-anticipated male cabaret, Briefs, hits Auckland this weekend. For three weeks only, expect high-flying circus acts in this acrobatic and musical performance. With theatrical pizzazz, this is one show you don’t want to miss.
Vernon God Little | Basement Theatre
A black comedy, Vernon God Little, is adapted from the Man Booker prize-winning novel, The Actor’s Program and Last Tapes Productions. Perceptive and insightful, it will be at Basement Theatre this weekend.
Thursday 24th November
The Shakespeare Revue | The Gleeson
Historical pub The Albion is hosting a comedic take on Shakespeare’s works, The Shakespeare Revue. Whimsical and funny, it has received rave reviews from around the world.
Friday 25th November
The George FM Yearbook Album Release Party | Tom Tom Bar and Eatery
The party kicks of at 5pm this Friday at Tom Tom Bar and Eatery with George FM’s Yearbook Album Release Party. Featuring KJ Snake, RÜFÜS, High Contrast and more, expect a raging night.
Improv Bandits | TAPAC
Popular theatresports troupe, the Improv Bandits celebrate their 19th birthday this weekend with two shows at TAPAC. On Friday night the team will have tears of laughter streaming down your face with their show Coconut Mojitos, and on Saturday night the team will perform again, unscripted.
Saturday 26th November
Double ‘V’ Vegetarian and Vegan Street Food | Green Bay
It’s baackkkkk….yep, West Auckland’s most popular night out—the Double 'V' Vegetarian and Vegan Street Food, is back this weekend! With vegetarian and vegan faves like Wise Boy Burgers, Double Dutch Fries, Hungry For Raw serving up their delicious fare to a back drop of live music.
GC X Parlour Sunset Market | Goodness Gracious
If you love vintage as much as we do, make a beeline for Goodness Gracious this Saturday, for their Sunset Market. Teaming up with High Street’s Parlour Store for a vintage market like none other. Shop for ‘80s and ‘90s clothing, while chomping down on mini burger bagels and sipping Sawmill Pilsners.
Orewa Surf Sounds Concert and Fireworks | Orewa Surf Club
It’s all go at the North Shore’s Orewa Beach this Saturday with the Orewa Surf Sounds Concert and Fireworks. Santa will be there with bells on, and, as day turns to night, have a picnic on a blanket and enjoy the concert and then a fireworks display from 9pm.
Walking Stars | Auckland Domain
Bringing together people to raise funds for the work of the Cancer Society, Walking Stars is a night-time walking half marathon. Power walk, slow walk or stroll, just make sure you don’t run! As the sun goes down, you’ll walk past some of Auckland’s finest landmarks, all while helping to raise funds for ground-breaking cancer research and support services for cancer patients and their families.
TLC | Vector Arena
It’s time to chase waterfalls this weekend, as TLC hits Vector Arena! This five-time Grammy Award-winning band, which has sold 65 million records worldwide, this is one female hip-hop and R&B acts that will have you rocking outta your seats. Get your TLC tickets here.
The ABBA Show | Bruce Mason Theatre
Expect a full-scale theatrical production as The ABBA Show hits the Bruce Mason Theatre on Saturday. With two hours of live music and replica costumes, you’ll be dancing the night away.
Grangers Fourth Birthday | Grangers Bar & Kitchen
Head to Half Moon Bay's Grangers this Saturday as Mr. and Mrs. Haines perform from 8pm until late, to celebrate this popular spot's fourth birthday. The bar will be serving up Asahi and Squealing Pig frozé all night, as well as complimentary nibbles.
Sunday 27th November
Famers Santa Parade | Queen Street
The event of the festive season is back this Sunday with the annual Farmers Santa Parade. Head along to Queen Street for a culturally diverse show that will leave children from 0-100 beaming all day long.