Calendar looking a lil empty this week? Already binged everything worth watching on Netflix? Never fear, team, we’re here to give you the low-down on the highlights of everything Auckland has to offer this week. It’s time to get out and about, whether you are into Waiheke wine time, a touch of charity or something a little darker...we’ve got you covered.
Monday 16th October
So, it turns out you don’t have to wait ‘till the end of the week to have a decent meal out. That’s right, you can start the week off with a little spring in your step aka a really delish dinner date at one of our faves and yes, they are open on Monday—hallelujah! Get your degustation on at The Grove or devourer some killer sashimi at Masu. And who doesn’t love a little steamed bun from The Blue Breeze Inn? Mouth watering yet? Check out allll of the delish restaurants that are open for your Monday night dining pleasure.
Tuesday 17th October
Waiheke Island Of Wine Expo
Waiheke and wine go hand in hand and, the Waiheke Island of Wine Expo 2017 is showing us what they’re made of! If you haven’t quite made it to a Waiheke winery yet this year, don’t worry—they’re coming to us! Sixteen of Waiheke Island’s top wineries showcase more than 90 artisan wines all under one roof in Auckland. All handcrafted just across the water, this Island of Wine means business. The winemakers and owners themselves will also be there to chat with visitors and offer the exclusive chance to be amongst the very first to sample the lastest releases. Wineries include Cable Bay, Goldie Wines, Peacock Sky, Poderi Crisci, Man O’ War, Te Motu and more!
Wednesday 18th October
Ponsonby’s New Darkside
Ponsonby’s most seductive cocktail bar, Win-Win has had a total makeover to bring you the darker side of Las Vegas with events, celebrities and moments that have made their mark on American history—a total experience you don’t want to miss out on. Head on over to 212 Ponsonby Rd for the exclusive preview to get involved. Enjoy complementary drinks and canapés on arrival while you vibe out to DJ Dan Sing—we’ll see you there.
What’s My Type
Are you the type to save a life? Learn what your blood type is with the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) and find out if you are eligible to donate this Wednesday. Believe it or not, half of New Zealander’s don’t know their very own blood type—what?! If you are one of these guys then this is your opportunity to find out once and for all. It’s super easy—just find out whether you meet the donor eligibility criteria over on www.nzblood.co.nz or on the NZBS app and then head down to get your blood tested. Don’t worry, there’s no massive needles involved, just a little finger prick, easy peasy!
Thursday 19th October
If you haven’t gotten aboard the Pleasuredome bandwagon, tonight’s the night! This isn’t just any musical, it’s a total sensory experience and one that you certainly won’t forget anytime soon. Get ready to be transported through time and space to the streets of New York City, circa 1980. You’ll be surrounded by hot dog stands, fully functional bars and NYPD cars while you have the chance to explore before heading into Pleasuredome the nightclub, where an evening to remember awaits.
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