There’s never a dull moment in Auckland, and this week is no exception! Turn off the Netflix, crawl out of bed, wriggle out of your pj's and head on out to some of the hip-and-happenin’ things going on in our big city. Trust us when we say that you'll most definitley come down with a serious case of FOMO if you don't get amongst this week's activites. Here are our picks of the best things to do in Auckland this week.
Monday 3rd July
The Mexican Cafe's 34th Birthday Fiesta
Holy Guacamole, The Mexican Café is turning 34! For a milestone like this, it’s only fitting to have an epic, week-long fiesta to celebrate. That’s right, the team are celebrating by putting on a whole week’s worth of events! Join in the first of the festivities and come along to Maragarita Monday where you can indulge in, you guessed it, $10 Maragarita’s all day and night long.
Tuesday 4th July
Fourth of July at Orleans
There’s no better way to celebrate Fourth of July than at our absolute fave American joint, Orleans! To celebrate the occasion, they’ve put together a finger-licking tasty set menu that oozes Americana. For $40 a pop, you can enjoy a colossal meal featuring all kinds of southern foods like filled cobb loaf, hot wings and ranch dogs and duck-fat smashed potatoes.
Wednesday 5th July
Big Wednesday At The Classic
If you’re in need of a bit of a chuckle to get you through the week, then head on over to NZ’s home of comedy, The Classic, for Big Wednesday! Laugh along with (or at) a mix of 10 or more of NZ’s seasoned and emerging comedians in this jam-packed two hour show. Grab a ticket for $15 that won’t leave a big dent in your wallet but will leave you well and truly LOL-ed out!
Thursday 6th July
First Thursdays: The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
A whooole lot of crazy cool shenanigans are going down today on K' Road this week as part of First Thursdays’ (free!) event. As the name suggests, here you can expect an epic Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at St Kevin’s Arcade (complete with a Drag Queen of Hearts, of course) as well as live music, art installations and oh-so-much more! There’ll also be fabulous markets like Twice as Nice and the underground Cross Street Market to pick up unique knick-knacks from.
The Whisky Masterclass
Calling all cocktail lovers! Head to The Whisky Lounge this Thursday and learn how to stir and shake up all kinds of Whisky cocktails with Chivas Regal ath The Whisky Masterclass! Here you’ll get the inside intel on how whip up all kinds of delicious cocktails from all eras from the 1820’s to the 1920’s through to today!
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Image credit: Orleans