In Auckland, having fun isn’t just for the weekend. Luckily for all of us, there are more than a few reasons to get yourself out and about at the start of the week—and we’ve found five of them.
From a solid laughing session, to movie night, and dining out, you’ll forget you’re even missing the weekend.
Here are the best things to do in Auckland this week
Show Me Shorts
New Zealand’s largest short film festival has hit Auckland once again and this year’s line-up is better than ever. Show Me Shorts has spoilt us for choice with a variety of different short films. You’ll find all sorts of genres—from animations, horror, comedy and even a Korean focus night. Click here for more information on session times and deets.
Glou Glou: A Natural Wine Pop-Up
The weekend isn’t the only time to enjoy a cheeky glass of vino. Head to the Garage Project in Kingsland for Auckland’s first natural wine pop-up. Wine Diamonds and Garage Project are showcasing their collection of premium quality, organic and natural wine and it is set to be a wine connoisseur’s dream. No event is complete without some food and thankfully the event also includes tasting platters to elevate the flavours of the wine.
Rhys Darby: Mystic Time Bird
Mystic Time Bird hit 23 New Zealand towns and cities in 2017 and the comedy legend, Rhys Darby has decided to bring it back to Auckland. This was the comedians most successful tour to date and tickets are selling out fast. In this digital age of technology, Darby turns to the world of mysticism to find the solutions and answers to the world’s problems and discovers he was a bird in his previous life. Opening night is on Tuesday at the The Classic. Click here to buy your tickets.
Huia Food & Wine Matching Dinner
There really is no better way to get over hump day than a session of wining and dining. Join Huia Vineyard at The Wine Cave in Newmarket and indulge in a beautiful three course dinner paired with certified organic wines. Huia Vineyard will provide the wine, with seven different types to try. There’s only up to 25 seats available so don’t wait too long to secure your spot.
A Star Is Born Movie Night At Captiol Cinema
The boutique movie theatre located on Dominion Road, Capitol Cinema is holding a private screening for the highly anticipated film, A Star Is Born. This stunning film sees Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as you’ve never seen them before. A movie of love, fame and loss it’s an absolute must.