Good morning Auckland, what’s on the agenda this week you ask? We’re glad you did because we have compiled a list of must-attend events and activities to fill your week with. You’re spoilt for choice with this line-up and whether you're a theatre buff, comedy fanatic or beer expert there's something for everyone.
Here are the best things to do in Auckland this week.
Monday 24, June
Auckland Beer Week
Auckland Beer Week is here and with it, an array of exciting events celebrating one of life’s finest creations. With beer specials too good to pass up, knowledgeable craftsmen sharing their secrets and entertaining demonstrations you’ll be well-catered for. This Monday head along to the Tiny Rebel Welsh Beer Tasting featuring limited release beers and exciting collaborations. If you're feeling cheap and cheerful, head along to Pint and Slice at Andrew Andrew between 4-7pm and grab a slice and a pint for just $10.
Tuesday 25, June
A Fine Balance
The Auckland Theatre Company and Prayas Theatre present the monumental saga, A Fine Balance. Showing at Q Theatre, the production tells the moving story of ordinary people going through extraordinary change. Spanning India’s tumultuous state of emergency, the play sees history come to life and is full of breathtaking moments of human compassion, spirit and heroism. Grab your tickets here so you don’t miss out.
Wednesday 26, June
After Hours at the Museum
Shake off those winter blues, get your glad rags on and head along to After Hours at the Museum. The spectacular Grand Foyer comes alive in the evening and the galleries will be beautifully lit for your perusal, while the smooth voice of Chris Melville fills the air. Between the music and art, Mistress Viv from Bitchin’ Bingo will be calling numbers for a host of fun prizes up for grabs. Winter themed food and drink will be available throughout the cosy evening and it is definitely one you do not want to miss.
The Elephant Wrestler Comedy Lounge
There's nothing like a good comedy show to kick the hump day slump away. This Wednesday cosy up at Takapuna’s local favourite as it transforms into the ultimate Comedy Lounge. The Elephant Wrestler is hosting a range of New Zealand’s finest comedians, including 7 Days and The Project regulars. Gather your squad and head along for dinner and drinks with a side of belly laughing, all kicking off at 7pm.
Thursday 27, June
Once Live Theatre Show
The little musical with a big heart, Once comes to Auckland’s ASB Arena this June for a few weeks of beautiful and uplifting theatre, premiering this Thursday. The show opened on Broadway to universal acclaim and became one of the most awarded musicals in history. Set in modern-day Dublin, the performance captures the spirit of a gritty yet homely Irish pub. The Tony, Grammy and Oscar-winning music will have you tapping your feet and the originality and unashamed theatricality of the whole performance will blow you away.
Image Credit: Auckland Museum
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