Forget those Monday Blues, because here at The Urban List we’ve found five things to do in Auckland to spice up your week. From spontaneous dancing and film festivals to a pasta pop-up and cross-culture culinary fusion, your dreary weekdays are in for an absolute treat!
Monday 15th May
No Lights No Lycra | Grey Lynn Library
Kick off your week with a night of spontaneous dancing hosted by No Lights No Lycra, a globally inclusive and non-judgmental dance community, bringing people together under a dimly-lit space to dance as free as they do in their living rooms. A great way to shake off all your stresses, loose yourself in the music and dance to your heart’s content – head along to Grey Lynn Library this Monday and get in the grrooove! Click here for more info.
Tuesday 16th May
Cotto Pasta Pop-up | Six Nine K'Road
If we had you at pasta, you’ll be more than ecstatic to hear that Titirangi’s ‘Bistro in the Bush’ has expanded its horizons! The owners of The Refreshment Room, John Poutney and Jayden Phiskie, will be bringing their incredible mastery in rustic Italian cuisine to a 12-week handmade pasta pop-up at K’Road’s Six Nine. Set to change regularly, the menu features the likes of beef cheek ragu maltagliati, gnocchi with kumura, gorgonzola, walnut and watercress, lamb ribs and fermented chips with feta and oregano. No doubt warranting several scrumptious visits–did we mention dishes priced from $5 - $20? More info here.
Wednesday 17th May
Resene Architecture & Design Festival | Rialto Newmarket
The sixth annual Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is here at Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket! Jam-packed with 19 of the best and most influential films, in the world of architecture and design, this year’s lineup is a goody! Grouped into themes for audiences to easily source films of interest, from 20th-Century Visionaries to Designing Happiness and Urban Futures–there’s something for all, so head on over and have a geez! More deets here.
Thursday 18th May
Judge Bao vs Lovebucket | Lovebucket Bar K'Road
Your favourite contemporary Asian street food vendor, Judge Bao, has parked up at Love Bucket for its second week of cross-culture culinary fusion! The two kitchens have teamed up to serve you a collaboration of comfort foods, inspired by a twist on delectable Asian flavours you know and love. Plus, married with speciality drinks to match–yeesssss, please! The evening promises a menu pushing boundaries, featuring takes on Hawaiian raw fish salad–poké, mac ‘n’ cheese, and Chinese classics such as congee (rice porridge), be sure to mark this as one not to miss! We promise your taste buds will be thanking you later! Find out more here
Ponsonby Live Local Lunch | Ponsonby Fire Station
When it comes to wining and dining, Ponsonby has got it goin’ on! And, thanks to American Express, all your fave restaurants are coming together for Ponsonby Live Local Lunch this weekend. Brace yourself for a whooole lot of deliciousness as the one-day event showcases dishes from SPQR, Cocoro, Prego and Saan. Held at the Ponsonby fire station, you’ll enjoy live entertainment as you work your way through five courses—each matched with a wine. Sound like a bit of you? Click here to secure your ticket.
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Image Credit: Judge Bao