Happy official summer! There's lots of opportunities to take in the sun this week, including First Thursdays at Karangahape Rd, a mish-mash of cool, creative happenings, and some opportunities to stay out of the rays, including Catacombs, deep down in the depths of The Civic.
Christmas in the form of a space adventure sounds like our kind of Christmas. Written by comedy trio Frickin Dangerous Bro, the show takes you on a journey through freeze-dried pav, hidden agendas and (possibly) becoming the saviours of mankind. Metro digital editor Tess Nichol was there on the opening night and can confirm it is very fun, silly and full of Spacemas cheer.
Now till Friday 20 December | Basement Theatre
Back for their second year, Friendly Potential’s underground (literally) electronic music festival Catacombs returns to “regal subterranean dance hall” the Wintergarden at the Civic. P.S. We voted anything put on by Friendly Potential as the best place to dance in Auckland in our latest issue, so you know you’re in for a good time.
Friday 29 November | Wintergarden Theatre
Back, back again – Auckland’s biggest record fair.
Saturday 30 November | 52 Hepburn St, Freemans Bay
Morningside is shutting down McDonald Street to pesky vehicles for a neighbourhood party, open to anyone living or associated with the area. Along with free food and drink, there will be an attempt to build a large gingerbread house to life for a communal dessert. So if you live in the hood, here’s an opportunity for some free family holiday fun.
Sunday 1 December | Crave
Hosted by Auckland Studio Potters, The Big Clay Out is their biggest fundraiser of the year, where over 50 potters will be selling their works, plus some live music and good food.
Sunday 1 December | 96 Captain Springs Rd, Onehunga
First Thursdays, summer edition. Expect all that good stuff: art, music, dance, installations, markets and more. George Court Markets, acts at Flying Out, a poetry showcase. And now that summer’s kicked it’s way in, we’ll be doing all of it in the sun. Dream.
Thursday 5 December | Karangahape Rd
We can firmly attest to the deliciousness available at Cazador at dinner time – the only time they usually open – especially in the form of their signature charcuterie platter, which features slivers of boar salami and cracking terrine. But what about at breakfast? Breakfast is late, from 10am to noon. Tickets are $55+fees.
Menu: Welcome cocktail; Cardamom coffee; Shole zard sweet saffron rice; Pickled egg, olives, Cazador ham; Flat bread, za’atar, labneh, livers; Cucumber water, parsley, mint
Saturday 7 December | Cazador