Support NZ musicians and see some local gigs with Dbldbl and Miss June, amble down to the markets (of which there are many) to score interesting finds at Hopetoun Alpha and the Glasshouse, or be an audience member at a weird American comedian's show.
“Simultaneously the baddest and cutest in Tamaki Makaurau.” Unwaged pre-sales, $5; waged pre-sales $10; door $15.
Friday 6 December | The Wine Cellar
An all-ages show from Miss June, who are flying home after their overseas adventures, with Church & AP and Blu Fish.
Saturday 7 December | The Tuning Fork
24 hours of cinema, new and old, playing on the screen. "The Mt Freaking Everest of movie-viewing experiences." Expect some retro titles and new sneak NZ premieres.
Saturday 7 December | Hollywood Avondale
Metro Top 50 Cafes Supreme Winner Williams Eatery are playing host to clothing brands Parlour Vintage, Checks Downtown and Platform Store this weekend. Expect some food and drink specials featuring Black Estate & Valmont pet nat, Sawmill beers, and a much-loved burger from the brothers’ previous eatery, Ceremony.
Saturday 7 December | Williams Eatery
Some pieces will go for up to 70% off, featuring brands Wynn Hamlyn, Mina, Twenty Seven Names and Harman Grubisa. Bring sanitary products as a koha, donated to Go With the Flow.
Saturday 7-8 December | 90 Anzac Ave, central city
“Christmas gift-buying at its finest.”
Sunday 8 December | Morningside Glasshouse
Yet another Christmas market, this time set in the very pretty Hopetoun Alpha and laneway and offering an array of local designers, up-cycled and vintage, music and food trucks. Buy direct from the makers.
Sunday 8 December | Hopetoun Alpha
Presented by Show Me Shorts, settle down for a family-friendly evening of Aotearoa’s short films. Nine films will screen over 84 minutes, a collection which includes musical animals, robot love, an eco-warrior and a family camping trip.
Thursday 12 December | Aotea Square
If you’re suffering from a bout of summertime sadness, plug “The Eric Andre Show” into YouTube. Mileage may vary. Andre’s promo imagery for this Legalise Everything Tour is a photo of his face superimposed onto Earth, with hands cradling the globe like a crystal ball, so let that serve as a warning for what’s to come: surrealist, bizarre.
Friday 13 December | SkyCity Auckland