Woah, it’s March already, how did that happen!? Lucky for us, Auckland is showing no sign of slowing down, with plenty of great things going on. Forget that midweek slump—wake up early for a dance rave, treat yo self to dinner created by a top chef, or explore your creative side with a free outdoor drawing class. Hit this list up and make the most of the week!
Rise and Shine
Start your morning with a sweaty groove at Whammy Bar’s early morning dance rave. It’s packed with workers and students all keen for a hit of music at the crack of dawn. This has all the best bits of dancing in the club minus the long lines and hefty drinks tab—proving you don't need no drugs or alcohol to feel alive while getting down for a boogie. Instead there’s coffee and fresh fruit included in the $15 door charge. If you’re on your way into the city, this is an ideal pit stop if you want to feel crazy energized all day long.
What: Morning People with Dick Johnson
Where: Whammy Back Room, 183 K’Rd (entrance off St Kevin’s Arcade)
When: Monday 8 March, 6.30am—8.00am
Is it Tuesday yet? The start of the week just got a whole lot better now we can dine at the Chefs Table at inner city haven, Oaken. Stop struggling with ideas for dinner and become inspired as you watch Head Chef Andy create a special two-course meal including an amuse-bouche and a glass of crisp Prosecco just for you. Held every Tuesday this hot ticket is filling up fast.
What: Chefs Table
Where: Oaken, CBD
When: Every Tuesday 6—8pm, $50pp
Pencil It In
Sharpen your pencils and head down to Queens Wharf for a free outdoor drawing club, held once a month all summer long. Spend the evening winding down in the sunshine, mingling with other arty types and creating your own works of art. Live models, still life backdrops and music is supplied—all you need to do is BYO drawing supplies and let your creativity fly.
What: Free Drawing Club
Where: Queens Wharf
When: Wednesday 8 March, 5.30—7.30pm
You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you watch acrobats and contortionists fly across the stage in this modern circus coming to Auckland this week. Cirque Éloize has wowed audiences in more than 500 cities around the world and now it’s our turn to get caught up in the boundless energy of the amazing tricks. It will leave you transfixed, if not feeling a tad inflexible.
What: Cirque Éloize
Where: The Civic
When: 8—12 March
When darkness falls, enter the magical world of Power Plant—a captivating nocturnal bush walk that is transforming the Auckland domain this month! Wander around as glittering colours and otherworldly sound installations light up the trees and pathways, created by five internationally acclaimed artists and New Zealand artist’s sonicsfromscratch. The atmosphere will be intoxicating—it’s an enchanting evening you simply can’t miss.
What: Power Plant
Where: Auckland Domain
When: 8—19 March
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Image credit: Matt Grace at Power Plant New Zealand Festival 2014, Wellington Botanical Gardens.