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13 Totally Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

By Tayla Mitchell
8th Sep 2016

13 Totally Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

We seriously cannot believe we’re into the second weekend in September, the day’s just seem to be flying by! Fill up your planners with plenty of events to head to this weekend, including food markets, burlesque shows (no kids allowed for this one), concerts and light shows. Get amongst it. 

All Weekend 

Boys Will Be Boys | Q Theatre

Set within a world of designer suits and ruthless deals, this ferocious satire sees an all-female cast clawing their way to the top of the cut-throat finance industry. Boys Will Be Boys follows Astrid who at the peak of her career takes a hungry new female intern under her wing and attempts to mold her in her own image. Only she ends up creating something far worse than the men she’s had to compete with—a woman who can beat her at her own game. For all your girl boss feels head to Q Theatre

Shaolin Warriors | ASB Theatre

More than a Kung-Fu show, Shaolin Warriors is a traditional strength-through-adversity story. Featuring 22 Kung Fu Masters this breathtaking, fully choreographed show vividly illustrates the agility and miraculous physical endurance these warriors achieve through vigourous martial arts training. The show follows the journey from a young child’s initiation into the monastery, to achieving fully-fledged warrior status through diligent training and study. This awe-inspiring show will be one not to miss. 

Auckland Home Show | ASB Showgrounds

The iconic Auckland Home Show returns this weekend. Showcasing the latest in products, services and trends there are more than 500 exhibitors, ranging from suppliers to products, interior design, landscaping to renovation.  Prepare to get some serious inspo and style advice. Head along to one of the free seminars and allow your creative juices to flow into your home. 

Affinity | Aotea Square

Step within the intricate web of interconnected orbs at Affinity this weekend. The interactive light sculptures depict the dazzling complexity and connectivity of the human brain and explores the effects of Alzheimer's. The orbs set up a striking display of light and sound when touched, representing the rapid-fire transmission of messages between neurons. Best viewed from dusk, this exhibit merges the destruction of Alzheimer's with the beauty of light and sound. 

In Flagrante | Q Theatre 

Round up your girlfriends and head to In Flagrante for a night of outrageous fun. This show has a unique take on the burlesque genre and features a new work that pays homage to Botticelli’s Venus On The Half Shell while deconstructing it to Nick Cave’s driven and deeply sexual track Water’s Edge. 

Chasing Great | Various Cinemas

Follow Richie McCaw through his final season as he and the All Blacks attempt to become the first team to win back-to-back Rugby World Cups. Woven throughout that final season, the film tells the story of Richie’s life and how he went from shy farm boy to one of the greatest rugby players of all time. Chasing Great takes fans inside Richie’s world which before now has been kept rather private. Get inside the mind of a champion and see Chasing Great this weekend. 

The Little Gallery | Victoria Park 

Opening last week one of the most popular art galleries in the Coromandel has made it’s way up to Auckland. The Little Gallery stocks paintings, pottery, prints, sculptures, jewellery and glass artworks from some of the Corormandel’s best artists. Head to The Little Gallery for your fix of local art.  

Thursday 8th September 

Pro Night | The Classic Comedy Club

 If you need a laugh to help get you through the end of the week, then you're in luck because the laughs will be in full force at Pro Night at the Classic. Featuring Ben Hurley, Jamaine Ross, Inosi C, Jarred Fell, Luke Callaghan there should be just enough funny to get you through your Friday. 

Friday 9th September 

Foodspace | A4 Downtown 

Food Space is bringing street food to Downtown this Friday. Featuring some of Auckland’s top food trucks, tents, caravans and carts, there will be something to satisfy all of your foodie cravings from lunchtime right through til 9pm. 

Saturday 10th September 

Pentatonix | Vector Arena 

Visiting New Zealand for the first time ever, and for one show only, vocal sensations Pentatonix arrive in Auckland this weekend. Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Pentatonix have taken instrument-free music to a whole new level. Touring with their fourth self-titled album, expect to hear new singles including ‘If I Ever Fall In Love’ as well as some of their most popular covers. 

Clap Clap Riot & Racing Tour | Auckland Old Folks Association

Two of the country’s most electric live acts are hitting the road this September for a co-headline tour starting right here in Auckland. Alternative rock band Clap Clap Riot join forces with fellow Auckland band, Racing. With both bands recently releasing new singles, expect to hear some new material in tandem with their frenetic stage presence. You can be sure these shows are high energy. 

Sunday 11th September

General Collective Kids’ Market | Ellerslie

General Collective Kids’ Market has collaborated with the Ellerslie Spring Fairy Festival to bring together a fabulous family-friendly market. Enjoy the Fairy Festival with stage shows in the Hall, fairies, pirates, free face painting, fairy & pirate hair dos and story time plus the General Collective Kids’ Market.

Mitre 10 Cup: Auckland V Waikato | Eden Park 

It’s the battle of the Bombay’s as the Mooloos make the trek up the motorway to take on Auckland at their home ground, Eden Park. Get behind the boys in blue and white and support your local team. 

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