We hope you had a chilled weekend as you're not going to want to miss out on this week's epic line-up of events.
Check out summer in the square, get your bend on and release your inner zen, catch a laugh with British Comedian Russell Howard, explore a garden oasis in the CBD and get your creative juices flowing with a spot of life drawing.
It's a gooden, so get amongst the fun this week!
Catch A Laugh With Russell Howard
We’re all in need of a good laugh, we’re talking about the belly chuckle kind, after all, we all know how good it feels to have a good laugh and what better way to get that much-desired jaw-aching laughter than going to a comedy show. If you’re after a crack-up time then listen up! British comedian Russell Howard is in New Zealand this month, in fact, he’s the first comic to perform in NZ since COVID, and that’s certainly something worth celebrating. He's kicking off his tour with a warm-up gig at The Classic Comedy Club this Tuesday and Thursday, so get amongst it!
Get Lost Amongst A Floral Extravaganza
It’s not often you get to see a garden oasis in the middle of a city, so if you’re in the CBD be sure to check out SkyCity’s Summer Garden, a floral extravaganza where you can walk through the magical gardens, take some snaps in a themed gazebo, have a look at what’s growing in the greenhouse or even make a wish in the pixiu pond to bring luck and positivity into the new year. Surround yourself with lush flowers, over 1000 to be exact, beautiful florals and stunning plants, this kaleidoscope of colour is certainly a sight not to be missed.
Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
For all you budding artists out there, listen up! Pencils at the ready as a life drawing club is coming to Queens Wharf this month. Get your creative juices flowing every Thursday as you put pen to paper in a relaxed sea-front setting. There will be models, still life backdrops and music to give you some inspiration, oh and it’s completely free! All you’ve got to do is BYO drawing materials and a creative mindset and you’re good to go. Don’t worry, you don't have to be Van Gogh to join in the fun, in fact, no previous drawing experience is necessary.
Hit Up A Free Festival
Summer is well and truly here, which means more outside-based events like Summer in the Square. Auckland Live’s free festival is back, bringing Aotea Square to life with heaps of fun live music events, film screenings of your fave movies, karaoke, pride celebrations, digital experiences and America's Cup screenings. Music lovers can enjoy a spread of live performances from local acts, while movie buffs can get their daily film fix. So, pull up a pew, or should we say a deck chair and embrace those summer vibes.
Get Bendy Up High
If you want to take your yoga experience to the next level, then get your bend on and release your inner zen with a yoga class with a difference. We’ve all experienced yoga in studios, on the beach, home yoga but what about in the sky? How we hear you ask? Well, SkyCity’s yoga in the sky takes your yoga experience to a whole new level, to the observation deck of the Sky Tower—186 meters above the CBD, to be precise. Soar above the clouds as you slide into cobra pose and relax while taking in the 360-degree views of the city. Sun salutation has never felt better, than against the backdrop of Auckland’s sunrise.
A bit of a planner? See what's on in Auckland for the whole month of January.
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