A new week is here, can we get a whoop whoop?! The dawn of a new week means the chance to get out there and make the most of what this city has to offer. Get #socultured with a spot of theatre, explore the city's many cool and quirky nooks and crannies, discover a decadent new favourite dish—o,r if you're feeling a wee bit adventurous and spontanious, why not all three?! Be a go-getter!
If you need a little inspo as to what to do, watch, devour and what to do with yourself this week—we've got you covered! Enjoy, Aucklanders!
Mon 21 August
Treat Your Tastebuds
Auckland Fish Market
The best way to start your week is with a stuffed belly, that’s a fact. When it comes to choosing where to accomplish this ever-important task, things can get a little overwhelming given that our city is full to the brim with amazing eateries. Cue, The Auckland Tastebud Tour: the—you guessed it—expedition around some of the city’s coolest eats guided by passionate foodies. Happening this Monday, the tour will fill you up with all the goodness you could ever need to tackle the week ahead!
Tuesday 22 August
Non Flower Elements
The Basement Theatre
Tuesday at the theatre?! We think yes! Head to Auckland’s most hip and happening theatre, The Basement, tonight and catch the premier of Non Flower Elements. This home-grown play tackles some of the hefty matters in today’s local society like mental health as well as what makes us, us! On until the end of the week and located in the most convenient location for all us Aucklanders, there’s no excuse under the sun not to make it to this gig.
Wednesday 23 August
Rocky Road Waffles
Orleans have done it again. They’ve pulled yet another winning creation out of their box of tricks. This Wednesday, they’re putting a spin on their classic waffles that we all know and love, by giving it a rocky-road spin. Our sweet teeth are tingling with excitement! That’s right, their trademark waffles are being adorned with lashings of strawberry syrup, sprinkles of choccy chips and bikkies, coconut and last but not least (wait for it) decadent toasted marshmallows! Just the thought of this gooey, fluffy, chocolatey and crunchy creation is giving us a serious case of the drools.
Thursday 24 August
Wine and Dine
For those who say it’s not about the destination, but rather the journey, think again. This Thursday’s Winemakers Dinner all the way out in Bombay at Bracu is aaaaall about the destination. And boy oh boy it is a goodie! For this special meet-the-makers event, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with winemaker Toby Buck from Te Mata Estate. You’ll indulge in a four-course meal created by Bracu’s very own head chef, while sipping on of some of Te Mata’s finest drops which have been perfectly paired to your meal. We’re detecting notes of delicious.
Matilda The Musical
Being an adult is tiring AF—we feel you on that one. But with none other than Matilda The Musical taking centre stage at The Civic this week, reliving your old school memories is just a theatre trip away! Leave your taxes, cleaning and work woes behind and prepare to be whacked over the head with all the childhood nostalgia feels as you watch legendary characters come to life. With shows on every night from Tuesda, seeing Miss Honey, Trunchbull, the Wormwoods and our favourite child genius Matilda treading the boards is a must and there’s no excuse to sit this one out.
Image credit: Bracu Winemakers Dinner, supplied