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5 Cool Things To Do In Auckland This Week

By Sarah Downs - 27 Feb 2017

Ben And Jerry's Openair Cinemas Southbank

Shake out those feelings of missing your summer holiday! With the evenings still nice and warm its time to embrace mid-week plans—don't wait for the weekend. Whether you try out a new yoga class, share a glass of rosé after work or drop it low at a hip-hop concert on a Wednesday—check out this list for the week! 

Stretch It Out

On a Monday night you wont want to be doing anything too crazy, but how about something that leaves your feeling oh- so- good about yourself?. Head to Ponsonby Central for a one-hour free yoga class, held every Monday in the upstairs Sapphire Room. Grab a couple of friends, BYO water and mats and leave feeling virtuous and stretched out for the week ahead.

What: Free Yoga

When: Monday 6-7pm

Where: Ponsonby Central, Sapphire Room

Starry Night

Ice-cream, beanbags and a movie under the stars—this is definitely the inside scoop on where to be Tuesday night! Making the most of summer, the hugely popular Ben and Jerry’s open-air cinema has returned, setting up site in the picturesque Western Springs Park. This Tuesday, be enchanted with the highly anticipated Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Ponsonby favourite Farina will be serving up their epic wood fired pizzas and of course Ben and Jerry’s will be scooping out the goods in all its gooey, chunky glory!.

What : Ben and Jerry Open-air Cinema

When: Tuesday 28th February

Where: Western Springs Park

Drop it Low

A huge hip-hop double act is taking over Logan Campbell Center this Wednesday. Check out UK rapper Tinie Tempeh belting out beats from his latest album, Youth, along with the effortless rhythm of Los Angeles MC and producer Kid Ink. You’re in for one hell of a show that will bring the best of American and British hip- hop together under one roof.

What: Tinie Tempah and Kid Ink

When: Wednesday 1st March

Where: Logan Campbell Centre, Get tickets here

Coming Up Roses

Transport a mid-week evening into a world of flowers, rosé and polo at Ostro’s new sparkling pink pop-up. If you missed out on the excitement of this year’s Polo, the bubbles are not over yet. Veuve Clicquot has transformed the upstairs deck into its very own rose inspired garden bar. Enjoy a flute of the very finest Veuve Clicquot Rosé, nibble from the delicious rosé inspired canapés and finishthe night off with a few rounds of mini mallet-putt. This is a frivolous festivity not to be missed.

What: Ostro’s Veuve Clicquot Rosé Garden Pop up

When: 22nd February to March 12th

Where: Ostro, CBD

Throw Out Your Toaster

If there’s one thing the Auckland’s brunch scene takes seriously it’s toast. But sadly, one of our favorites, Were Bros is in its final weeks of being open, so it’s your last chance to get your fix. If you haven’t been yet, this much- loved Grey Lynn Cafe serves baker, Carter Were’s, signature seeded sourdough and sprouted buckwheat loaf, all baked on site. There’s an abundance of toppings from smashed peas with salty sheep feta, creamy buffalo curd with plum jam or Fix and Fogg peanut butter with sprouts. Grab one of the chewy chocolate cookies as a great post-toast snack and stock up on the homemade pickles, chutneys and fermented chili sauce to take a taste of Were Bros home with you.

What: Were Bros

When: Last day of toast is March 5th 

Where: Grey Lynn

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